"Here's your Keycards gentlemen" said the perky attendant as she passed two blue and gold keycards, one with a bit of paper wrapped around it, to the stern looking suited man with the cute friend "Let me be the first to welcome you to beautiful Blackstone on behalf of Kings Rest Hotels, Mr. Shelley" she recited with practiced ease and faux sincerity. "Indeed..." the stern looking man mumbled looking out the plate glass front into the beginning snow.
"We do so hope you enjoy your stay with us" she finished, her turning to the computer screen the indication the conversation was over. glancing down at the top card the sternman read the number 1886, "Eighth floor" he told the man with him who had been making no secret of keeping his eyes on the desk clerk. "All righty" responded the cute one and they both set off for the elevators. "It also appears the desk clerk noticed you ogling her" the stern one commented passing the card and paper to his companion. the cute one read the note and smiled attempting to suppress laughter as they entered the elevators. "It says employee parking lot, 11:30" he said chuckling as he balled up the note and dropped it on the elevator floor.
The elevator opened up to their floor and the two men walked to their room quickly, almost in lockstep. arriving at the door the stern one dropped to one knee and proceeded touse a small set of tools to open the card scanner and began altering it before promptly closing it back up and swiping his card which was promptly accepted and both men entered.
"Why must you do that every time we get a room" the cute one said setting his suitcase and leather bag onto the bed. "Ever since we pulled the same trick to kill that surgeon it's a necessary precaution" the stern one said as he bolted the manual lock on the door and placed his luggage on the opposite side of the bed. "Well then my paranoid partner what's the plan" the cute on said as he wandered the room idly checking drawers and flicking on all the lights. "we stay here for a while and let the scene calm down, maybe pick a few odd jobs in the local theatre to keep cash flow we're already running low" the stern one said opening the smallest of the suitcases to unveil it being about half stuffed with cash. "Damn that Russian bastard and his double crossing friends" the stern one finished, clenching his fists. the cute one noticed and placed a gentle hand on his partner's shoulder "Calm down Will after what you did to him he won't be cheating anyone soon".
These words appeared to have a calming affect on William and he relaxed "you're right" he agreed "I'm going to change and see if the gym is worthwhile " he said openinganother slightly larger suitcase filled with clothing and selecting a few articles before heading to the bathroom. "You don't have to do that" the cute on called after him a smirk on his face "I've seen you in less". William turned to face the cute one in the door way of the bathroom "Don't tease Zachary it's annoying" he said before shutting the door. Then why did you smile Zachary thought as he began unpacking their things.