Conrad greeted them with the proper shakes and formalities. It stilled his nervousness for a bit when Stephen broke the ice with a little joke. "It's true Natalie, normally your taste in men is quite atrocious." He teased settling an arm around her middle. "I've known you for eight years now?" He looked to her father with a little ease in his eyes. "Friends for the longest time until my good charms finally won her over."