Real life never felt so cold, as when I was without my Companion Cube.
Was it really so inanimate? It sang and spoke to me, but so do all manner of mechanized things. Yet GlaDOS gave the clue herself. She told me that it 'probably' didn't feel pain. It was a prop, a tool, a toy. It was wrong to assign sentience and a personality to such a thing.
Then why 'probably'? If there was a possibility that it might feel pain, then the Companion Cube is alive. It was still alive, despite all that we went through.
GlaDOS lies on the subject of Companion Cubes. She changes her story. She does not respect them. Test Chamber 7 will haunt me forever. The cake was a lie. Or did I go mad out there? Do sane people invest so much feeling and trust in a simple box?
I did. I do. I want my Weighted Companion Cube with me. I want to take it home. All of us safe and sound. I want it with me always.