"Please...don't leave me..." Alyx Vance mourned over her father, Eli Vance's, lifeless body. Combine Advisors were not even a minute ago about to give the same fate to Gordon Freeman and Alyx as Eli, but Dog came to the rescue, causing the Advisors to flee in fear
since they would rather take flight than stay to fight. Gordon got up from where he was laying and crouched next to Alyx and put his hand on her shoulder, looking down at the lifeless body of Alyx's father.
"Alyx..." Gordon spoke up. Alyx sniffed and turned to Gordon. Her eyes were crimson with a deluge of tears pouring down her cheeks.
"Gordon...he's...he's gone..." Alyx wept then looked back down at her father. Dog, who was still nearby, made a sad whine sound.
"Alyx, people die. That's the cycle of life. I know it can be heartbreaking, especially if it's a loved one, but look at me; I've seen death many times, but I move on. That's all I do. I just move on." Gordon said trying to make Alyx feel better. Alyx looked back up at Gordon. She wiped her eyes dry and replied with "I guess your right...Thanks, Gordon." Alyx showed a weak smile and Gordon smiled back. Suddenly, they heard the hangar doors that they entered through a few minutes ago bang open. Two figures ran to Gordon and Alyx. The two figures turned out to be Isaac Kleiner and Arne Magnusson; the two scientists responsible for the rocket launch that closed the Combine super portal.
"Gordon! Alyx! Are you both alright?!" Isaac exclaimed.
"We heard loud bangs coming from the hangar." Arne stated.
"We're fine now, but..." Gordon said as he looked over to Eli's body. Alyx stiffened, but remained strong.
"No...it can't be..." Isaac and Arne said in synchronization. Isaac fell to his knees and cupped his hands on his face. Arne bowed his head in sorrow.
"Eli's...Eli's...gone." Isaac said silently, filled with sorrow like Arne.
"Dr. Vance..." Arne muttered. All of them felt the sorrow of the scientist's death overcome them, but they quickly shaked it off. They couldn't give up just yet. They were almost done with the salvation of Earth. Suddenly, Gordon had an idea.
"Can't the Vorigaunts heal him like they did with Alyx?" Gordon asked thinking there was a ray of hope.
"I'm sorry, Gordon and Alyx, but his wounds are incapable of being healed." Arne shook his head. Gordon and Alyx looked down in sadness that the plan couldn't work.
"If that's the case, what are we gonna do for a burial ceremony?" Alyx asked. She wanted to make sure that her father would sleep peacefully if he could be healed.
"I'm sure the Vortigaunts can perform a ceremonial ritual. Me and Arne will take Eli to the Vortigaunts and see what they'll do. You two need to fire up that helicopter and get to the Borealis. I wish there was more we could do, but there isn't." Isaac explained. Gordon and Alyx slowly nodded their heads and stood up. They both walked up to the helicopter and got into their seats. Alyx was piloting and Gordon was riding shotgun. Before Alyx started up the engines, Isaac told them something. "Don't worry about Combine soldiers, dropships or gunships. They probably relocated back to City 17 and taken shelter in the remains of the Citadel." Isaac finished up. Alyx nodded and started up the helicopter. Then Isaac spoke up again. "Alyx...you and Gordon be careful, alright?" Isaac finished up.
"Alright." Alyx replied as she shut the cockpit door. Gordon shut his and the blades were now at full speed. Alyx and Gordon waved goodbye to Dog before the robot walked off with
the two scientists that were walking out the hangar doors. Before Alyx gained altitude. She saw her father being carried off out of the hangar. She thought to herself "Dad, thanks for everything." She smiled and lifted off the ground to and started their flight to their destination: The Borealis.