"No, your ex-wife won't, I guess. unless you still love her but it's pretty obvious you don't." this was going o head to a sophisticated discussion of sorts. Marcus wasn#t dumb but it wasn't the kind of conversation ha favoured. "That means I have to be careful how I speak because you are going to brutally analyze it and draw conclusions?" He sipped his beer. "Then maybe I should stop drinking and attempt to keep a clear head." For all it was worth, he wasn't going to do it. Even when he was totally wasted Marcus knew what things to keep to himself; he had learned that along with occlumency from his father.
"Wow, that must have been hard to figure out..." he rolled his eyes and laughed. "I do know something about it though, even if it's not related to my profession." And now, disregarding his earlier words, he ordered another scotch and looked at Eric. "So, what do you wanna talk about in particular, since we'll obviously talk about politics."
He would have prefereed to talk about something a tad more casual. Politics were way away from ebing a safe topic these days. Eric had been right, it was a time of war and politics could ruin a nice evening. But if the guy insisted, who was Marcus to turn him down? As long as he got to finish his pint.