"Jenna Coleman, how could you possibly accuse me of anything untoward? I’m shocked you would think such a thing, shocked I tell you!” It didn’t help his case when Mark chose that moment to walk past them with hands folded as if in prayer and the most angelic expression he could muster. “Cheeky bugger,” Matt chuckled. “Love, just relax. Can’t a fellow give the woman he loves a surprise now and again?”
A surprise, he thought, that would either get him throttled with her bare hands or a lifetime with the most wonderful woman alive.
She just rolled her eyes, biting back a giggle when Mark passed behind Matt’s chair. “Well, if the surprise is a party, then I’m enjoying it so far. Having everyone here is really cheering me up, so thank you.”
Of course she knew there had to be more than just this. When Matt arranged surprises, they were always as over-the-top as he could manage.
Idle chit chat, this and that, all of it passed and it was only after Neve, Catrin and Dan arrived that Mark left the room and returned with.. a priest collar on? At that point, Matt got a truly wolfish grin and went to stand with Steven on one side and Dan on the other.
Dan, in his best Strax voice, said “Rise, boy, and take your rightful place at the side of this disgusting primitive.” Mark, the cheeky bugger, muttered “Penny in the air..”