Monday, January 23, 2012

Going In

Yeah, it's a bad idea. Yeah, I should leave. But I can't just leave this girl to die when I know I can do something to help. Not with the knowledge she has on Slender Man. She can help, if not me, then someone else who has a better shot.

Wren's not going to take her far. He probably hasn't even left town. He's holding her, keeping her alive, just waiting for me or Slender Man to show up. It's what I would do. Wait for the other party to show up, then either cut a deal or cut the bait and run. If it was Slender Man, he'd do the latter. With me, I have a better shot at the former.

I'm not going to lie. I'm terrified that this is my last hurrah. But Dad's right; I gotta let that fear go. For better or for worse, I have to do the right thing. This girl saved Lizzie's life as a child, and that's not a failure. It gave her a shot at life. And that's something I owe her for, whether she knows it or not.

I'm going to go in and get her out. If I make it, I make it. If I don't...well, at least I tried. At most, I can get Mary out. That's what matters.


I'm not going to give a speech, not like last time. I either make it out of this or I don't. And even if I survive this, one of these days I'll get mine. Nothing lasts forever. All I can do, all ANY of us can do, is do what we can with what we're given.

So remember that. I don't care how you try to live. Just be sure you do, for however long you can.

Good luck to you all. Keep fighting. Stay safe. Don't let me down.

This is Ezekiel Strahm, signing off for now. Hopefully not forever.


  1. The fact that you signed as Ezekiel is worrying.

    Godspeed, I guess.

  2. You're the one who needs luck. But of course you aren't going to read this until it's done, if ever. My prediction: Slendy shows up and kills Mary, then Wren to show he's wrong, then Zeke barely escapes, horribly wounded. But in his nearly helpless state, he is immediately caught by Fisk.

  3. I literally just finish catching up on all the crap you and Celeste went through (I guess you don't really want/need a hug from a random teenager, but here's one anyway) and now I find you might not come back?

    Good luck. I hope you come out of it okay.

    ...You're an inspiration to us; you know that, right?

  4. Good luck, Strahm, you'll need it. For what it's worth, Wren is wrong, what he has planned won't stop Him.

    See you around

  5. Ezekiel, we thank you for everything you have done for us: both in gathering information which you spread to us, and fighting as hard as you could. As Taisen said, you are an inspiration to so many out there. Even if you don't survive, your story will continue in the hearts of those that deal with our common enemy. I will see to it that your story is not forgotten. Good luck and God speed to you.

    Cartaphilus, The Count St. Germaine

  6. Good luck you crazy bastard. Go out with a bang if you gotta.

  7. Zeke... thank you for everything you've done. You've given me faith in the Runners. Good luck. I'm sure you're gonna be okay; after facing down Slender Man twice now, some dumbass ex-SWAT isn't gonna be an issue.
    God speed, friend.

  8. Make the fucker work for His food. And save as many as you can.

  9. Good luck, Ezekiel. Here's hoping you come out alive again.
    Thank you for everything you've done. If this ends up being the end, your story will live on. People die twice. Once when they leave the earth, and again when their name is spoken for the last time. You won't really be gone, you won't ever be gone. Because I will make sure that all the runners I meet know your name. On the off chance I get to raise a kid, you'll be one of the heroes of their bed-time stories.

    Godspeed to you.


  10. Good luck you glorious fucking nutcase.

  11. I would wish you luck, but I think Wren is gonna need it more, with you on his case. I have faith in you.

  12. Sounds like you found yourself again in the end. Good. I won't wish you luck then, you don't need it.

  13. I won't make this sound like a goodbye. I hope you come back, Zeke. You better. Come back soon.

    Good luck. Stay strong.

  14. Look at you, being a giant badass and making the rest of us look bad. You better come back, asshole. Nobody likes a cliffhanger.

  15. Good luck Zeke. I'm not wishing luck to the hero people see you as. I'm wishing luck to another human being.

    Please come back to us.

  16. If anyone has a chance at freeing us from that lanky bastard, it's you, Mr. Strahm.

    Kick some ass and take some names. We'll be waiting for you when you get back.

  17. 4 days after a post like this... its not the longest gap, but still.

    Come back Zeke. We can't lose another.