Originally Posted by ExposedWang
Well I believe I deserve them as I have had a troubled life. I never really knew my parents, they abandoned me when I was young leaving me at a facility with other unwanted people. This facility was nice and clean, although it tended to be hazardous for anyone who either worked or lived there. It required a lot of willpower to want to continue on while within the confines of the walls of this place. The walls were pure white and it seemed like every time I went into one of the rooms it changed. Like somehow the walls were reconfigured just to confuse you and make it so you never got bearings as to where you were or even what time of day it was. For all I knew I could have been miles under the ground with no living soul between me and the outside of this building.
This all went on for who knows how long. I was an adult now, at least, I thought I was. I grew and passed any test that was thrown at me. The older I got the more testing I had to do. Almost all day everyday. Test test test test test. The testing got more malicious, more dangerous, more lethal around every turn. After a day of testing I would go back to my prison like chambers and rest for what felt like years. My brain seemed to not be able to grasp at any one memory for long. It was all testing, no learning other skills or stimulating my mind other than surviving. I couldn't take much more!
Then finally, a ray of hope in a black hole. One strand of light peering through the vacuum of darkness. My last set of tests! I was promised that it would all be over soon. I was adept at learning the new test chambers, quickly passing them all with ease. So close to finally getting out of here! But then suddenly things didn't look so hopeful any more. On the final test I was making good time. The course was hard, it utilized all skills that I had learned thus far, but I could handle it. On the last part though, that is where everything changed. I was literally being sent to my death powerless to stop it. There was only one small hope for survival, escape!
I made my way off of the course, going through back doors and the sewage system; avoiding all main corridors as much as I could. It seemed like a lost cause though. The further I made my way through, the less likely it seemed I could escape. I was constantly being taunted and harassed into making my way back into the test chambers. But I knew better, it would only mean death for me. I had to keep going. I had to make it out of this facility alive.
It seemed though, that there was someone else who had tried to escape before. They managed to mark the way to escape along the route I was taking. Maybe they were waiting for me at the end of this. Maybe they made it out and came back to help others in this situation. Who knows. Couldn't worry about it then. I had to escape. See the light of day again. Just get out of that damned place.
I made it to a small office in one of the upper floors, I had no direction to go but one. I didn't know at the time though, this path I was burning was straight for the person who had been antagonizing me throughout this whole facility, forever scolding me with her monotone voice and distinct lack of personality.
But anyways, you don't need to hear how I destroyed the facility and the woman who went by the name GLaDOS. I think that was enough to tell you my story and hopefully win a couple indie games that I missed when I forgot about the last bundle.