That made all of them smile, and the tension between them vanished almost as soon as it had arrived. "You'll have to pardon us, we're sisters and we bicker, and we've been doing it for millenia," Lachesis said. "But we're very pleased to have met you, too."
"She's not wrong," Atropos said, chuckling. "On either count." She poured a cup of tea for Thomas and passed it to him, before pouring one for herself. "Sometimes we bicker almost as easily as we breathe. But we almost never mean it."