Percy was so surprised that she'd joined him he nearly dropped the hideous robes in his hands. For a moment, he waited for her to add, 'Like a wedding?', but she didn't. Hoping to force the blush creeping up from the collars of his robes, he looked up, meeting her eyes.
He could do this. She didn't know him, and hadn't known him before she started seeing Bill. Everything she did know of him was based on what his family said, and though it was no doubt unkind, he wasn't going to give her a reason to think unkindly of him, too. That is, if not attending her wedding hadn't already accomplished that.
"No, actually," he replied, equally nonchalant. "I've recently had a pair ruined."