"Maybe because I know how much work I can manage and he doesn't because he's not me?" Martin replied quickly. "I mean, I guess that practically crying after work one day last week kind of made it look like it was too much, but I've felt much better since then. And besides, a law career is supposed to be hard at first, isn't it?"
Martin caught the gum with a startled expression on his face, and muttered "Thanks" as he took out a piece and cautiously put it in his mouth.