He takes a drag from his own stick before he continues, “I am gonna back up now, I have some heat in hand but that’s ‘cause I don’t get many visitors here. I’ll put the safety on and raise my hand up as I move back from the door. Don’t get all Butcher of the Bay with me, please. I just had the carpets cleaned.”
With that he uses his foot to push the door open more and makes a show of putting the safety on the pistol, which manifests as a small click. He smiles and says, “I’d show you around but this ain’t your first time here. I’ve just cleaned too so try not to ‘toss’ anything.”
He continues, “Shut that behind you please.“ Without waiting for a reply, Key walks over, turns and leans back against his workbench.
“I’m listening. What ya got?”