He had heard someone approaching, but thought nothing of it until the man spoke to him. This was a space port, after all, and ships arrived at all hours. He'd even thought it might be someone official, telling him to move along or to get back to the Atomica or whatever it was people who worked in ports did.
It was the introduction that made him turn around. A subtle glance to either side confirmed that the man, Clover, was indeed talking to him. "I'm not opposed to company, no," he replied, "and I'm Miguel. Have you done any climbing here before? I don't really want to be shot by any over-excited guards, for getting too close to the palace or something like that." Perhaps he wouldn't need to do stealthy climbing after all. Wouldn't that be a new concept?