Chell turned when she heard the voice addressing her. She looked up at the young man, and put a small smile on her face. She had yet to come across anything to help her communicate so she was left with just a wave in greeting and her small smile.
(yeah it’s great!)
A wheat field? That didn’t make much sense, considering that there were almost no wheat fields even remotely near Iwatodai. It was quite industrialized for miles, and even then, she didn’t look Japanese, although, from his perspective, she seemed to maybe have a bit of Japanese in her heritage. Was she visiting relatives or something?
But falling asleep in a wheat field? Why would that be? What was she doing in a wheat field at all, unless she worked there? He tapped his forehead for a second. She seemed very intelligent, very savvy, like she was good at solving problems. Did she work somewhere near here? In fact, how old was she? She seemed older than Minato, definitely. She seemed to be around working age.
"…I’m sorry if this intrudes, but what were you doing before the wheat field? Was this even in Japan at al?"
Now that she thought about it, considering that he used “san”, it kind of rang some bells. She had learned something about it, or maybe it was knowledge from before the facility, either way it was familiar. It wasn’t English, and the boy definitely didn’t seem American, nor did he sound like Wheatley, and she was sure that accent had been British. But Minato did seem to know English. So what was he…figuring that out would certainly help in figuring out where she was.
Chell had a thoughtful look on just as he did, trying to figure out the solution to a problem that she definitely didn’t have all the pieces to. But she’s worked with harder. Then he said it, Japan! Yes that was familiar!
Her writing became faster as she answered his question, Japan! Oh that’s so familiar, and Asian country, right? No, no the field is not in Japan. The field is in America.I had ended up out there after I was released from the facility…
It wasn’t exactly intruding but talking abut the facility did make her a bit uneasy. The energy from before kind of drained out of her after she mentioned it, and she even went so far as to look uncomfortable in the jumpsuit and tank top she was wearing. She hated the bright orange and the fact Aperture Science was still spayed across her chest. The only thing she did like was her long fall boots.
Chell started to look uncomfortable, and Minato knew how to take cues. She looked at her clothes almost with a shameful or scared face and he managed to make out the words ‘Aperture Laboratories’. It wasn’t a word Minato was aware of, even though it seemed to be English. He decided he wouldn’t question further about this facility, but what he did recognize was that she said she was in an American wheat field. A country half way across the planet from here. Which meant from the time she fell asleep to the time she woke up, she might have been drugged.
"…Were you kidnapped, Chell-san? Do you have any enemies?"