"And go home without my birthday kiss? I don't think so," Roger said, smiling right back at her. It was hardly surprising that he would forget about that little part of their birthday present exchanges. He still thought it was a fair exchange. Quidditch tickets for a kiss? Yes, certainly fair. Roger didn't think he could say a lot of positive things about Percy after everything he had heard about him, but he had definitely had great taste in women.
Why no one else saw Penelope for all the intelligence she possessed and beauty under that shy exterior? He couldn't be certain. Maybe a lot of people couldn't get past the quiet demeanor or couldn't be bothered, but that was their loss.
"I'm having a great time," he answered a second later, leaning back against the bar comfortably as he watched some of his teammates start a chant of 'Drink, drink, drink!' as two of the party goers tried to outdrink one another. "Not as great as those guys, apparently," he said, gesturing out toward them. "Want to have a go at it?"