Charlotte sat beside Maddy, her hand in her sister's. She actually did remember Peter, though she hadn't seen him since they were children. She had known he was in hospital but she hadn't expected this.
"I'm sorry we didn't come sooner-" Emma started, but Peter flapped his hands around.
"No, no, it's alright," he chuckled. "Who wants to waste time visiting the crazy cousin, right? Do you want tea or coffee?"
Ignoring his hospitality entirely, Charlotte leaned forward and shook her head, "Peter, that's not- We don't think you're crazy."
"Hah!" Peter grinned and poured himself some tea since no one else was partaking. "Well that'd be a first. How's William," he asked Emma, who immediately looked crestfallen.
"He's very sick, but that's not why we came here. We- We came to see how you were."
Peter shrugged and leaned back with his tea. "Getting on."