His smile suddenly became very stiff at her question. What did he tell her? The truth? He didn't want to worry her...but he didn't really want to lie to her either. He could lie to just about anyone - his activities of the past few years required him to be a fabulous actor - but Arai was different. Finally, after several seconds had elapsed and he took a look around the room and could stall no longer, he gave a light toss of his shoulders.
"I just had to pick up some medicine." he said lightly, dismissively - hoping that the minimal inflection in his voice would allow her to dismiss the meaning of the words, too. He nodded a thank-you to the barkeep as the two jumas appeared in front of them. Taking the glass, he lifted it to his lips and took a sip before looking back to her. "What about you?"