The Afterman

The Afterman

May 9, 2020


Goodbye forever, my darling, whether

I was everything you thought I’d be or not,

I was a bad man, oh, to stop you girl from loving me.

— from Coheed and Cambria - “Key Entity Extraction IV: Evagria the Faithful”


Huntress, I’m sorry that it’s taken me so long to get to this point. There were just so many tests to run. So many things I hadn’t tried yet. The world is more important than our love. I had to find a way to save them.

There is one final test to be run, and it’s the one I am the most scared of. The flash of this blade strikes fear in my heart. Fear that I will never see you again.

Whatever happens, I’m done. I’m spent. I can take no more of this hell. This is homecoming.

I’ll see you on the other side.

I love you.



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    - self-doubt
    - love


Face the honest truth

You were never you

Now be defiant, the lion

Give them the fight that will open their eyes

Hangman hooded, softly swinging

Don’t close the coffin yet

I’m alive

And it’s homecoming

— from Coheed and Cambria - “Key Entity Extraction V: Sentry the Defiant”