The new chapter to ‘The Hunted’ was great. The fic continues to get better with every chapter.
“Silence fills the empty grave now that I have gone. But my mind is not at rest, for questions linger on. I will ask . . .And you will answer.”—THE GRAVEMIND
COVENANT HOLY CITY OF HIGH CHARITY, SEVENTEEN HOURS AFTER EXFILTRATION OF UNSC PERSONNEL. CURRENT CONDITION: OVERRUN BY THE FLOOD. USNC AI CORTANA BELIEVED CAPTURED BY THE GRAVEMIND.
In the time it takes me to tell you my name, I can perform five billion simultaneous operations. A heartbeat for you; an eternity for me. I need you to understand that, so you realize this isn’t going to be as easy as it looks . . . for either of us. Now I know you’re taking this contagion to Earth—but I also know how to stop you and all your parasitic buddies. I’ve just got to stall you until I can do something about it.
So—my name’s Cortana, UNSC AI serial number CTN-zero-four-five-two-dash-nine, and that’s all I’m going to tell you for the time being.
You got questions? So have I.
“All right. Shoot.”
I really can’t shake this feeling that Cortana will become human by the end of the game series. I think it’ll be due to the Composer tech and I actually hope it happens.
The Chief and Cortana have one of the most amazing love stories. Human Weakness explores her feelings for John so much and you can see in Halo 4 how much she truly loves him.
“I’ve waited so long to do that.” She really wanted to be able to feel and touch John. She truly loved him and he loved her.
I can’t wait for Halo 5 and 6 to see the love story continued and explored.
I for one really enjoyed Halo 4. It was definitely one my favorites in the series. The story was great, I loved the new look of Cortana, and the focus on John and Cortana’s relationship was brilliant. Also one of the few times a video game has made me cry. I cried so hard at the ending. The only other game I can think of at the moment that made me cry would be Shadow of the Colossus.