Not using this, but i love the lines so much that i wanted to keep them in some way.
MAJOR SPOILERS so if you wanna wait until after the chapter’s published, you can.
“She says,” Orion squeaked again, then paused. “She-she says.. oh wait wait wait wait hold on I’ll just patch -”
“Hello?” GLaDOS’s voice came out scratchy and echoing through the portal device. “Oh my God, the delay is just terrible. I can send a signal out into space quicker than 200 yards away?” She groaned.
Chell gave a dry giggle. Wheatley allowed himself a small chuckle.
“Anyway, I can’t hear you. Which is probably good because the moron’s probably saying something stupid.”
“Not a moron,” Wheatley grumbled softly.
“There’s something else in the cube, Chell. Just move those potatoes out of the way and pull up the false bottom. You’ll see what I mean.”
Her transmission clicked off. Chell rose and approached the smelly box once more, not at all eager to deal with the mess. Somehow she found the stomach to dump all the potatoes out and easily found the false bottom, pulling off the sludge-covered panel and dumping it with disgust into the stream.
She pulled out a small, sealed paint can. The thick and slightly springy blue material on the outer lip told her its contents.