At the comment about her taste in men, Stephan looked at her with a raise eyebrow of question and interest and she just shrugged at him a little, her expression easy going. Inside, however, she prayed to every single god there was that Con wouldn't say anything more about previous boyfriends. A discussion about her taste in men running to the violent and bastardly was not what Natalie thought her parents needed to know. She had been very careful to keep any of that from getting back to them. They'd had enough reasons to worry about her when she'd moved so far away from them.
At Con's comment on his charms, Natalie made a sound of derision and and elbowed him gently. "Dream on, soldier. Just for that," Natalie teased him, "you get to stay here and make small talk, while I check dinner." She give Conrad a beaming smile as she left him.
Elaine smiled at the young man in front of her and said, "Conrad, you're a pilot like Natalie?"