"Not at all," Clotho said, beckoning him up the stairs to their apartment. Atropos turned the sign on the door around to 'Closed', and they all headed upstairs.
"Lachesis!" she called up the stairs. "We have a guest, this is Thomas. I invited him for tea."
Lachesis stuck her head out of the kitchen and smiled at him. "Hello, Thomas. Please, have a seat. Gracious, you're skinny. Let me see if we have any of those biscotti left." Clotho facepalmed as she disappeared back into the kitchen.
"Before you ask, yes. She's always like that," she told Thomas. "And going back to Sappho for a moment, if you see her again, tell she'd be welcome t come by for a visit. We like company."
Lachesis reappeared with a large plate of biscotti and said, "Eat up everyone, there's plenty. The tea needs a few more moments."