Usually, the idea of having a five star meal for free in the restaurant of a five star hotel was out of the question for Robert. The idea was laughable really, because Robert was a redneck and a rude fuck of a man and those sorts were never welcome in 'polite' places. But at the Milton? At the Milton Robert was a beloved step-kid or something, someone who was welcome even though he didn't fit in. Steren was a beloved 'child' to the woman Ptolemy who ran the place and that apparently meant Robert was able to get a hefty discount here; Steren had said it would make him happier and Ptolemy had readily agreed.
And when it came to giant, five star steaks, Robert was pretty damn happy.
The steak in front of Robert was roughly 16 ounces of t-bone, just a shade under medium rare and still sizzling hot. Most of the time Robert was forced to eat frozen burgers, fast food and greasy bar fair when he needed something to eat but tonight he was treating himself; the tequila was the 'frosting' on top.
"Jesus fuckin' Christ," Robert mumbled to himself and turned a grin on the waitress who had just asked if he needed steak sauce. She in turn quirked a little smile, showing that she was 'his' sort of people - good enough to work here but never to eat here. "Naw, darlin'. Don't need nothin' but maybe some sour cream fer my potato?" With a nod the girl wandered off, stopping at a couple of her other tables to check in, leaving Robert to bask in the glory of his cooked meat.
When the waitress - Cheryl - came back Robert had already dug in, was chewing a big bite when he thanked her, noticed the man coming in and heading toward the board; luckily Robert was close enough he didn't have to yell...that would have caused issue here. "Hey Caspian, ya bastard. How ya doin'?" Swallowing, Robert took a swig of water from a glass to his left and grinned at the man. "C'mon and sit down, buddy." Robert pointed to the chair across from him.
Robert didn't believe in devils or anything, but he was about to dine with someone who might as well have been. It was times like this that being a bit thick in the head didn't help things.