Beau snapped the gunmetal pocket watch shut and took a swig of his remaining brandy before slamming the glass down and calling for the barkeep. He'd arrived at The Hog's Head precisely ten minutes ago to wait for a certain Professor Dresden Faust and, quite frankly, hadn't looked yet to see if the man was here. While he was certain the lovely blonde IA director had put the fear of God in Faust, Beau did not underestimate the human affinity for tardiness or, at the very least, cutting things close. Besides, he could always use another brandy. It was the least he deserved for coming in on a Saturday evening for a last-minute meeting with some would-be spy. What were they thinking, sending a civilian to do an Department job? It was downright bizarre. Beau was quite used to being a handler, but he much preferred the idea of handling a proper agent, which Dresden Faust hardly qualified as. At least the Department had notified him of this small little non sequitur arrangement. They didn't always let one in on such deviations. "Expect the unexpected" was certainly the unofficial slogan.
As the barkeep slid him the caramel liquid in a rather grungy-looking glass, Beau took it in hand and rose it too his lips as he leaned against the wall and looked out for any sign of the other man. He spotted Faust on the other side of the bar, strong drink in hand. Quite ordinary looking, if not a bit grungy. But he supposed Faust looked the part of a patron at The Hog's Head. So did he, Beau reckoned. It was expected, and so he had dressed the part. As though he'd spotted a friend, Beau rose from his seat and walked over toward Faust with a casual gait, sliding into the chair across from him. "You'll want to be a bit more clear-headed on the job, mate," he commented, a grin on his face. Naturally, he didn't expect Faust to pick up on the fact he was only speaking in jest, but he brought up a hand as though to give an informal, friendly handshake before settling back in a casual way, arm over the back of his chair as he used the wall as a back instead. C'mon, play the part.