"Thank you, love," he raised the mug in a toast to her and then downed some of it. Exhaling from the refreshment, he gave Ann a smile at her observation that he liked to drink and fight. "Yes, well, even boxers need a day off, right? At any rate, I heard word that there was this new tavern that was tops and I thought I should visit. Low and behold, a familiar face!" He rubbed his lips together.