"her melodramatic children" just makes me wonder how Nyma is going to react to the rather excitable and positive trio that's had years to get used to one another. I'm expecting at least a bit of a feeling of exclusion on that front if they reminisce about times when "Tia Lena" babysat Lance and Val, especially since we've already seen that Nyma doesn't really see herself as worthy of being a paladin, compared to three people that she probably looks at and goes "how can someone this kind EXIST?"
lol Yeah, Nyma is not at all used to this kind of exuberance (though in all honesty, it does kind of remind her of her sisters) or this level of selfless heroism that she sees in the others. The dynamic between the blues is one of my favorite, especially because they all, to some extent, feel like they don’t deserve to be there. (Lance has mostly dealt with his own insecurities by now, but we’ve seen how he felt like he wasn’t good enough for Blue; Nyma thinks she’s not a good enough person; Val has no experience in combat whatsoever and wonders how the hell she’s supposed to fight a war; and Meri convinced herself that the best thing for the universe was that she step down from her position–and that’s not something she’s going to just get over. She legitimately believes her bond with Blue was flawed, and that’s… that’s not something she knows how to fix.)
The one up side to all this, of course, is that Blue picks people who care, so they’ve all already got a built-in support system. They just need to settle into it.