The guest rooms Candie prepares for them are very nice; they have feather beds, attractive decorations and are well kept.
They share a washroom with lovely polished fixtures and a claw footed tub. It’s lavish compared to their usual accommodations.
King lets his hosts know he plans a brief wash before his company arrives, and he should not be interrupted within the hour.
Once left by himself, he strips his jacket and immediately heads to the washroom to clean his face.
Next door, he hears Steven grudgingly showing Django his room, and the two exchange unpleasantries for a minute before the door is sharply closed. He hears Django slide the lock in place.
The next moment, he’s in the washroom, too.
King glances up from where he’s bent over the counter, face dripping. He splashes himself once more before straightening up and reaching for a towel.
“She’ll be comin soon?” Django whispers. His voice is shaking. King smiles at him over his towel.
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