His mind went to several places all at once: Did Nikita just say what he thought he said? Had he heard correctly? Was Nika implying what Reiner thought he was implying? Had Nikita been seeing a man? Was he gay? Was he into men? Was he into Reiner?
Reiner tried to inhale and ended up bringing some noodles in with his air, leaving him coughing and nearly spilling the remains of his dinner into his lap. Setting it aside to prevent any spillage, Reiner looked up at his friend and tried to see if he was, in fact, saying what Reiner thought he was saying. No dice. For once, Nikita was a frozen wall - as icy as his home country in the middle of winter.
"Not woman?" he clarified in a rasp, his throat still sore from the inadvertent breath of noodles and vegetables.