don't fret, though, because he's wearing an enormous grin. he pushes the goggles up.]
Hello! Did you miss me? Anyone? All of you? Well.
[preens a bit]
Dropped off the map a bit there, didn't I? Perfectly good explanation, though, which is -- I forgot about you. Or, not you, any one of you specifically, I just... got a bit busy, you know, doing things. Which I do. The first thing on my list of priorities wasn't exactly, "ooh, that's right, I've got a Network device, I should probably take a break from this -- important business and socialize".
But I'm back now! And I have something to report to you, City:
It's a bad idea to touch the clock.
[long pause. too long -- his grin takes on that odd frozen quality of someone who's had to pose for a photo for an uncomfortable length of time. then, more quietly:]
I don't suppose the Master's turned up again?
[the feed cuts off.]