“Oh? Science proves the possibility of the laws which exist within the "known universe”. But systematically with the use of Science, this is not ever used to disprove the use of Science in which Science cannot prove? Is this not the premise of a Scientific Law, to prove and justify what is and is not possible? Including that Science has and is (based on the laws of its own understanding) completely encapable of its totality?
Whereas that knowledge of being unable and to answer of what would then be forced to entail all dimensions beyond the comprehensive experience of how we perceive the momentary existence of the way(s) we think in life, and that… (at its opposite) of which we do not yet know of death? How [who], (if anyone) can there be a possibility to conceive such a thought? One that would question the very confines of both those “laws” and “facts” that are somehow “contained” within the universal walls of our “only” [this] creation?
IF those very same answers were to lead and to be of any other world inside, (or beyond) any given reality? If this this a composure of dividing one species from another, and the competition and debate of basic rights, made by politic, or controversy of races by pigmented color, or “working class” occupations influenced by a currency, or demands for an education that teaches us that “intellect is knowledge”… are these instead, just a limited sense of personal identity and made with implying our remedial and immature temperament?
IF so, to what beginning is there a solution, if any? IF not, to what extent are the lies that have been taught and conditioned to the public’s, accepted with responsibility and not just simply lacking the full disclosure that isn’t offered to them and especially not involving their best interests? Have too many lines been drawn to become honest? Is the natural sources of our water truly that utterly deep and dirty to become cleaned and pure again? Does this create a singular or multiple act(s) of heroism? Or is this just another unfinished start of where one justice starts and another injustice begins?“
Blinks get longer and slower as the world dims, blurring at the edges. The ringing in their ears begins to fade out to white noise. Their mouth tastes like copper, sharp and vivid.
They force their eyes open - to meet a curious expression on a familiar face.
No, is their last thought before the darkness surges up.
One month later and this wreckage is still here
free for all, wood and sheet metal, and I know if there were another hurricane coming management would have no involvement with cleaning anything up first because it was already mostly like this before hurricane zeta
[ HLBCV Epilogue Part 5: DONE. Part 6 will take place within the week! ]
I’ll explain as much as I can, Dr. Freeman, as soon as we get you two to a safe place. I wouldn’t want you two to be arrested on sight for trespassing, after all!
[ Right. Thank you for your help Doctor. ]
Think nothing of it! I’m always willing to help out my baby bro, regardless of universe, not to mention that your situation fascinates me! Oh, and don’t worry, Adrien wouldn’t tell a soul. He may be one of the best security guards here, but he doesn’t hold much loyalty to Black Mesa as a company or an authority.
[ I can’t deny that I’d likely do the same in your place. ]
[ We’ll take our leave here. We’re getting closer to the more populated hallways, and we can’t sneak by if we’re answering questions. See you soon. ]
Yeah, I’m just glad no one got hurt.
They can try and distract all they want, but there’s no stopping that sweet, sweet gravity when they collapse :)
Whoops, I’m intercepting this. Regardless of how Harmony feels about the amnesia, which mostly seems to be denial, accusing him of doubting you all is only going to make him believe you less, and based on how all of you are acting, not only has he lost a lot, but this also isn’t any type of regular amnesia. There are too many uncertain gaps, and you all listed a number of people that he doesn’t remember, including you all.
It seems he’s still got vague feelings and intuition to work off of, but his most concrete memories appear to be his most recent ones, and even they’re spotty. I’m no expert on amnesia, but that definitely doesn’t seem like normal amnesia, especially with the fact that he has no external injuries, and his memory loss has only been a thing from the moment he got here.
Go about this carefully and strategically. He’s working off of instinct and intuition right now, but he doesn’t fully trust it. If you all give him a single reason to doubt you all, it’s likely he’ll become incredibly unresponsive. Even the tiniest thing could fracture the small amount of trust he holds for you. Tread carefully, and try to remind him in less direct ways.
Not sure what most of that means, but thank you?
I’m sorry I’ve never heard of them. Also, isn’t one of those just my last name?
Let’s step of the amnesia talk for now, y’all. Can’t make a man remember with just questions. For now, we’ve gotta get you two somewhere hidden, alright?
( Lauren steps away, nodding her head to follow, and Adrian moves to pick up Freeman, HEV and all. Harmony follows after, looking around the halls he should know. )
Uh…I was…Wasn’t I at Black…no that feels so far away, so…on the.. in the…void? Yeah, I was in the void with Freeman and Alyx. Right?
Of course I remember ya! Well, I think I do, anyways!
Everything alright there, Barnes?
Yeah, Lauren, just a bit of a headache, y’know?