"Healthy? That's the most important thing," Paul said, sloshing the tea around in his glass. "I'm glad to hear that things are on the up and up for them." And he didn't press it any more - he was good at that, not badgering people. That's what made him an easy person to talk to, or so he hoped.
The marriage inquiry nearly made him choke. Now it was his turn! "Um!" He coughed, turning bright red. "No, I'm not married." The thought almost made him laugh and he would have if he wasn't coughing. Then he got ahold of himself to ask another question. "Why would you think I'd be the first?"