And as he had planned, Roger politely turned his head and let her get him on the cheek. He had no idea what went on Penny's pretty little head, but he thought that she might have appreciated not having to snog his drunken self that night. She was that conservative type, older, and much more mature than him. He honestly thought she was just humouring him out of politeness and not because she wanted to, so he did what he thought was the best thing for a gentleman-type to do.
"A lovely birthday present," he said when he felt her soft lips leave the stubble of his face, before taking a swig of the drink in his hand. His smile was almost blinding. "I think the best one of the night." Angelina Johnson would beat it later that night, though he didn't realize that now.
Reaching into his back pocket, he brandished the promised tickets to her, leaning over to give her a little peck on the cheek. "Happy Birthday Penelope. I was going to wrap them up, but I lost the fight with the Spello-tape."