"It isn't your fault," Penny said quickly, not wanting him to feel responsible for her actions, though she knew that if her mother had known what had happened between her and Matt that she would have never let her out of her sight again, despite how innocent it had been. At least, Penny thought so. Truly Matt couldn't mean anything by it!
Penny bit her lip when Matt suggested that her mother was "letting" her out. "Well, I am not sure I would say that, exactly," she confessed hesitantly. "But I am here now. I wanted to come see you but I was afraid you wouldn't want to see me." The words tumbled out before she could stop them and her cheeks flushed hot and pink once she realized she had said them aloud.