And he certainly did not have feelings for his ex-girlfriend, not after the way she treated him in the end: accusing him of cheating on her, then she ends up pregnant. Assuming it was Eric (and while Eric was in complete denial), she insisted the baby belonged to him. Loads of paperwork and a paternity test later, Eric was far more disappointed that she had been cheating. Even so, he was not mature enough to raise a child (but who was, anymore?).
Eric snorted a bit, wondering how anyone could not think clearly even after a few beers or shots. The few times Eric got himself to the point of a drunken stupor (which he thought irresponsible and rarely let himself go that far), he still thought clearly enough to have a conversation regarding the rights and laws surrounding magical beasts and creatures.
Smirking, Eric slowed as he drank his second beer. He was interested in dragging out his time in the pub. This stranger was not as interesting as others he met, but the fact that he was someone Eric had never talked to before was enough to stick around. "My relationship with my ex is inconsequential," he replied. Eric did not spend too much time on personal subjects, yet he still brought them up. "Your profession, however, seems very relevant. I'm Eric Munch, by the way. I'm a Watchwizard at the Ministry." Suffice it to say, Eric was about to be surprised if this stranger actually told him the truth. Eric had limited knowledge regarding what Marcus did for a living, but he heard the name enough to associate it with a roll of his eyes, albeit slightly jealous (not that he would admit that) considering Eric's overinflated ego and thinking himself smarter and more worthwhile than someone like a professional Quidditch player.