Penny blushed again at Matt's question. "Oh, no! I didn't mean to say... that is I'm very glad she's happy and I do like Julius very much!" she insisted quickly. "It's just what Gen would have wanted and who am I to deny my sister her greatest wish? I only meant to say that my mother most definitely does not approve and... Would I? Well, I don't suppose I'll be given the opportunity to make such a choice. I'm not so bold as Gen, you see." Penny spoke the words with absolute conviction and yet, there was something like wistful longing in her eyes. It was subtle but one who knew Penny could see the hesitation, the slight doubt that perhaps, perhaps she had the wrong of it.
"I don't blame you, I hope you don't think I am upset with you! It was an honest mistake and Julius and my sister were egging you on. You can't... I mean, what is it?" she floundered slightly at his words, knowing it would be better for them both if she didn't encourage this line of thought but she was so incurably curious sometimes. Still, the thought that the kiss might have been an accident was surprisingly disappointing, even if it shouldn't be. Penny shook her head, mentally berating herself for even thinking something such as that.