[Cain holds her hand a little tighter. He wants to tell her that he loves her as a friend. Even though it hasn't been long. And even though she hasn't seen all the sides to him, she's seen more than most. But he feels like saying his feelings now will dirty them. He is almost under order to act normal and say normal things.
But he has no reference for any of it. He chokes on his own spit while considering if he should say something in spite of it and stops midstep to cough.]
[strained] I'm okay
[If he chewed gum he would most certainly die if he tried to walk and think with it at the same time.]