Pansy gave him a pleased smile. 'I knew you were a smart man,' she told him warmly. 'And he's my friend,' she added. 'And I love him. I always have, and he knows it, too, the cheeky prat! Not in the settling down kind of way, of course,' she hurried to assure Percy. She giggled. 'Polly makes him nervous, and from the moment she was born, I've known I wouldn't settle for anyone that didn't love her like his own....'