The wolf glared back at him, making it a point to one up him now. As he tried to make his way past, Fflam sped up and even stepped out in front of him. “An hour at most. Didn’t think to look at the time considering that she’s IN LABOR…” He huffed and walked into the room, immediately going to his mate’s side.
Aaron would have snarled, had he not heard Ellie’s next contraction in the other room. He was all but at Fflam’s heels to be at the Alpha’s side, and he would have tried fighting the other wolf back, were the situation not dire. “It would help to know those sorts of things. Do you even know how dilated she is?”
"Neither do you, honey," Ellie huffed, managing a smile as she patted her beta’s head. "Stop acting like my midwife. You know I’ve got Sherice for that."
As if on cue, the rest of the pack gathered in in their own fashion, the youngest wolves carrying armfuls of towels and blankets. Sherice took her place at Ellie’s legs, helping her to keep her breath steady while she check the dilation, and Jared remained at the edge of the pack, a quiet sort of pillar of protection for the circle.
"Howdy~ And who might you be?"
"The name’s Sherlock Holmes, and I would ask you the same thing," He told her, a light smirk pulling at the corner of his lips as he looked her over. He resisted the urge to ask if he had a case, at least for now. There had to be some sort of murder, somewhere, that he could solve. It wasn’t possible for all crime in the whole of the world to just stop.
"Sherlock Holmes," she echoed, tipping her head slightly with a smile, as if she were rolling the name around in her head. "That’s a fun name~" she finally chirped, smile growing as she extended a clawed hand in greeting. "I’m Ellie, Ellie Lestrade. Pleasure to meet you, Sherlock~"
Sherlock raised a curious brow at her. “I suppose my name is ‘fun’ in a sense, you can thank my parents for that later,” He said, narrowing his eyes slightly as he gingerly and a tad cautiously reached out to shake her hand. “Lestrade… by chance are you related to detective inspector Lestrade, of the Yard?”
She could easily sense the hesitation he had in shaking her hand, only because she had expected it, and though it only served as a reminder of her beastly nature, she retained her smile, remaining sweet and casual, as always. She gave a shake of her head at his inquiry, after giving it a bit of thought. “I don’t think so… I don’t think we ever had any police in my family. Though I could certainly ask my dad, whenever I get the chance.”“I do suppose many people have the same name, and you don’t have any characteristics that would signal that you share any lineage with the Detective Inspector, forgive me,” he said, grasping her hand a bit tighter before letting it go. He smiled at her a bit, glancing around, “You said your name was Ellie, correct? What exacly are you doing down here?” He questioned, glancing around at their surroundings. It certainly didn’t seem like a place for her to be, not at the time of day.
She all but grinned, chuckling lightly as she chimed, “Hey, now, don’t be so sure. You never know, I could be undercover right now.” She, too, looked about at her own surroundings, as if she hadn’t been there the whole time, and she mused, “I’m actually not too sure. Guess I just… wandered in. Didn’t really expect to be here, but it’s not too bad…” She looked back up at Sherlock, tipping her head slightly as she asked, “What are you doing here?”
Dean grinned, starting the engine and turning down the rock music that immediately began to play. the drive was quiet, and somewhat awkward, particularly as the hunter wasn’t too skilled at making small talk. fortunately it wasn’t a long drive, and he hummed softly to the music as they arrived in the city.
Ellie relaxed into the seat as they drove, watching the night scene go by as she quietly muttered along with the music he had playing. It seemed like a nice enough night… even nicer with company, she guessed.
"So," she mused as she turned her head to look at her driver, smiling lightly, "are you a permanent addition to our little town? Or should I expect to see you off sometime?”
"nah, i’m just here, uh, working," Dean replied. "i’ll hit the road tomorrow."
he glanced sideways at her. “what about you? how long you lived here?”
She nodded lightly at his plans to leave tomorrow, wondering absently if she’d actually get to see him off or not… She looked up as she was questioned, and with a smile, she easily replied, “About a year or two ago. It’s a pretty nice settlin’ place. Got a nice ‘rural town’ edge to it, y’know?”
"uh, I guess," Dean replied. "i’ve only seen the wolves, really. and most of em weren’t awesome."
She chuckled lightly, resting her cheek on her hand as she looked to her driver. "Most of ‘em, hm? Any exceptions?”
"eh, maybe one, but you don’t know her," Dean replied, smiling slightly.
She smiled back in amusement, though feigned innocent ignorance. “Oh, okay. Well, whoever she is, she must be pretty cool, to be an exception to the ‘bad wolf’ rule.”
"Oh, wow. Such a pretty name~" Ellie chirped sweetly, clasping her hands behind her back once their polite exchange was finished. "Pleasure to meet you, as well, Irene. How are you today?" It seemed like the next best polite thing to say to a stranger.
Irene’s smile grew wider, if only just slightly, and her own hands dropped to that she would toy with the many rings on her right hand. It was a habit by now. “Rather well. I was just going shopping, to be honest, but meeting someone is always much more entertaining.” The woman paused, tucking a strand of hair behind her ear. “How about you, love?”
Ellie’s smile brightened slightly, and with a sweet chuckle, she mused, “Well, I’ll do my best to be just as entertaining as the next guy, if nothin’ else.” Naturally, her curious eyes fell briefly to the glittering jewels that adorned the fingers of her right hand, and when she was addressed again, she blinked back up to Irene’s eyes with a smile. “Same here, doin’ pretty well,” she replied easily. “Just out and about for a walk, hangin’ around, nothing too exciting… Where were you plannin’ to shop, if I may ask?”