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Full Life: A Half-Life fanficFULL LIFE
a Half-Life fanfic by BondiBlue
with thanks to squirrelking, Osaka420 and TacticalF41L
Some things never change, John Freeman reflected.
For instance, even though mankind had been subjugated and enslaved by a sprawling interdimensional alien empire 20 years ago, here he was, in an office, typing on a computer.
Well, some things did change. For instance, John was, like several other Resistance generals, undercover as a Civil Protection officer on the Ground Crew, responding to calls of 'malcompliance' and 'social endangerment' to the Combine, in their capital of City 17. And what he was typing might also have surprised his past self; the forms that would disavow any involvement in the deaths of 3 other officers, which he would fill out with outright lies thanks to his murder of the officers in question. You didn't survive long in City 17 if you had any aversion to murder or high deceit.
John's drudgery was interrupted by a chime on his CP communicator. Not
Blood BrothersBrookie always holds my hand when we cross the street. She's never given a reason for it, she just does it. It's become this unspoken rule with us that whenever we cross the street together, she slips her hand in mine and I lace my fingers through hers and we walk hand-in-hand until we reach the other side and she drops her hand and we both wipe our palms on our jeans. Brookie's a little scared of crossing the street. Her poppa died in a car crash when we were six. He was a pedestrian. She's never gotten over it.
Brookie is my best friend going on sixteen years now, which is pretty impressive considering we're both sixteen. We don't have some cute little story about how we were born in the same hospital on the same day or about how our mothers were best friends long before they were pregnant with us and somehow passed on that bond while we were still in utero. No, Brookie and I met the same way ever
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