Goren's body began regaining motion. One might call it coming back to life, but one who knew the "man" would know immediately that term was inadequate at best. Bones crunched and popped back into place as he returned to a standing position, back to his partymates.
His voice then returned, coming out low and raspy, as if he hadn't slaked a thirst in days. Once again, this was an inadequate term, but less so. Goren's well-known "thirsts" were known to his friends, and to anyone watching... he looked like he had gone without for some time. "Hey guys... been too long... I've been ACHING to see you again. Haven't seen you since... when was it? Oh, yes...
"With those kids..." He chuckled slightly at remembering this. "Right, right... send off the lifesucking monster with the walking combo meals on legs... SUCH a good idea. Don't worry, I didn't get all of them... some of them scurried off, probably to hide behind some tree, hoping the Big Bad Hatchet Man didn't come and get them... ooh, I can almost predict their nightmares... like icing on a cake..."
Looking over his shoulder to his "old friends", beady red eye penetrating their very soul, he continued, "Oh, you should have seen the looks on their face... just ... priceless! SNKKKKKK" At that, he started laughing, but it wasn't a laugh of a dark murderous man who recently slew a group of innocent children. It was a boisterous laugh, like that of a prankster who could no longer hold up a humourous facade.
Sighing and pulling an apple out of his pocket, he smiled and said, "Ah, just shitting you guys. Hoo... shoulda seen your looks. I miss anything?"