Katherine was taken aback a bit by Sif's reaction. She felt like a horse on display at a market place which character and looks were carefully assessed by the potential buyer. "Hello to you too," she muttered barely audible. Nervousness had always made her touchy and sarcastic. She refrained from rolling her eyes though as she did not deem it profitable in a situation that was far too important.
She forced the friendliness back onto her face. "So, welcome to this hellhole, Lady Sif," she said and meant it. All the places she had seen, all the stories she had heard so far - this place couldn't compare.