I made a reservation for a room with two double beds. Alice got the key from the desk. We took the elevator. Our room was large, but crammed with ten double beds. Alice and I were assigned one of the beds.
A middle-aged blond and a barely-grown man sat close together on the last bed in the row. I walked up and spoke to them. I wanted to be friendly, to make the best of an uncomfortable situation.
They turned and glared at me.
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