"I've finished them," Matt replied, his voice soft and a little more unsteady than he'd meant for it to be. "I'll send them with Julius, unless you'd prefer to pick them up sometimes. I don't- no, perhaps it would be best if I didn't accept any more. If your parents find out, I- no. Thank you."
He took another step back, then drew himself up to his full height. "I apologize again, Penny. I won't trouble you any longer."