In which young Penelope, in a labyrinthine effort to mask her true intentions, offers Parker a ray of hope only to dash it upon the harsh unreality of her declared motive.

(I know, I know. *sigh* Penny really should have said, ‘I just couldn’t afford to do the messages this week.’ I had to change it due to all the blank stares from my fellow Yanks. 🙂 )