Okay, so this is set sometime after Leonard and Penny have gotten back together, whenever that finally happens. I'm still working on The Infatuation Ingredients, but this popped into my head, so I figured I'd write it. Annnnnd, I don't own anything.

Penny exited the bathroom just in time to see Leonard flop down onto her bed and bury himself under the covers.

"Tired?" Penny asked, smiling as the she got into bed next to him.

Leonard nodded. "I had to drive Sheldon everywhere today. Work, comic book store, Pottery Barn, comic book store-

"You already said you went to the comic book store."

"He needed to make a return trip. And then I drove him home." Leonard finished, keeping his eyes closed the entire time.

Penny smiled sympathetically and removed his glasses-which he'd been too tired to remove- and placed them on her bedside table.

"Thanks," Leonard mumbled, burying his face in his pillow.

Penny frowned. Maybe tonight wasn't a good night to tell him. He was practically asleep already and he was frustrated with Sheldon. However, she'd run out of days to put this off, always coming up with another excuse, so she might as well get it over with now. Plus, maybe he'd be too exhausted to get upset.

"Hey, Leonard?"


"You love me, right?" Penny asked, twisting her sheets in her hands uneasily.

"Uh huh."

"And you'd still love me even if I did something without telling you that you probably wouldn't like and then didn't tell you about it until the last second?"

"Uh huh."

Penny sighed. Well, so far so good, but she wasn't sure how long that would last.

"Okay," Penny said hesitantly, unsure of how to proceed. "Because...I sort of invited my dad to come here...for a few days...to meet you...and he's coming tomorrow."

Penny waited for Leonard's reaction, preparing for him to freak out.

"That's amazing," Leonard mumbled.

Penny stared at him incredulously. Out of all the things she'd thought he'd say, this wasn't one of them.

"It is?" she asked suspiciously.

"That's so great."

Penny rolled her eyes. "Ugh, you aren't even listening!"

"That's awesome."

Penny, narrowing her eyes at her sleeping boyfriend, grabbed her pillow and smacked him over the head with it.

"Hey!" cried Leonard, sitting up. "What was that for?"

"Oh, never mind, just go to sleep!" Penny sighed in frustration.

Penny turned away from Leonard-who was giving her a very confused look-and closed her eyes.

She really wanted her dad to like and approve of Leonard, but considering who her dad was, that didn't seem likely. Her dad had wanted her to be a boy, a boy who liked sports and weight-lifting. Since that hadn't worked out, he seemed dead-set on her ending up with a guy who was like that...and Leonard wasn't that kind of guy. But, none of the guys her father would have loved her to be with just weren't the guy she loved; they weren't Leonard. And her father would just have to deal with that. Hopefully he could deal with that.