Gaining xp when henchmen are away

How do the loot/xp share rules work when the henchman isnt there for some reason when you return to civilization? Say you sent them off ahead to try and warn the populace of an approaching army or something. Do you have to carry around their percentage of the loot or can you handwave it and say you sold it and held on to their share which you give them next time they see you?

Unless you enjoy accounting for accounting’s sake, I would hand-wave it.

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