"Did ya miss me?"
Perhaps what he had needed was time. Aleph Banton was initially unable to find that spark in his mind that set him off, that let loose the delusional, wannabe hero. He was incapable of letting his mind run wild with preposterous ideas that might get him into trouble. He simply could not be Aleph Banton, THE Hero. But that began to change a few days into their trip. The transformation from worthless waste of flesh into irresponsibly-arrogant and delusional was about as subtle as a honey badger tearing a cobra apart. Whereas he was quiet the first few days, Aleph became much more responsive in the later half of the trip, until he had returned even better than ever, much to perhaps everybody's dismay.
It no longer mattered what had happened to him. He was sure all those negative thoughts were merely a slump he had gotten over and never had to look back on. Fear of death? A hero? Ha! Even if he died, he would not stay dead because a Hero does not stop until his job is finished. And right now? Henry Ford is out there somewhere, causing problems for the innocent!
Thankfully, it did not seem as though he had to twiddle his thumbs and wait for action, as but mere moments after they had arrived in the village, they were under attack. Aleph did have to admit he was not expecting rabbits with a taste for flesh, but then again, who did? To make matters worse, they were easily hidden in the tall grass that filled the surrounding area. As much as it might pain anybody to admit, the fight with these rabbits wasn't going to be the easiest thing in the world.
Good thing they had The Hero on their side.
"Fwahaha! I, Aleph Banton, descend!" he declared heroically as he hopped out of wagon and into the fray.
Brandishing his weapon, Aleph, like the rest of the people who had come with him, began to fight the rabbits as best he could while spreading out just a bit away from Firebelly and his immediate company were. Beside him was Alexander, a man he had initially met while he was with Olly. It was not a pleasant first impression either of them left on each other, but no particular bad blood seemed to remain between them so Aleph was willing to pretend like nothing happened in the first place. More importantly, this particular man seemed to be relatively accurate in his attempts at cutting down these rabbits. Was there some kind of magic or trick he was using?
As he was wondering this, he was snapped out of thought by Duncan doing something that was either really ingenious, or really pointless. Either way, it would have to wait as Aleph found there were a fair amount of these rabbits attacking him and Alexander. Aleph had to wait until they attempted to attack him before he could reliably get his own hits in, what with them darting around the place.