The odd feeling continued to nag him, making his heart beats awfully loud as Xela calmly purred and leaned on him. The Herdier stood stock still, not entirely registering how close they were until it seemed as if her scent radiated all around him. ...!
Delta gently sidestepped away from the Delcatty as he noticed the Pokemon rising up from behind the ledge. I'm sorry, Xela... I just can't.
Blinking in apology (though he wasn't sure she saw it), the Loyal Dog Pokemon twitched his nose in discomfort as he looked on at the Drifloon and Eevee.
"I really hope you guys aren't evil or anything, 'cause if ya are, I'm kinda screwed." The Drifloon spoke amicably, the Eevee agreeing right on the spot. Delta didn't quite know what the ghost meant by 'screwed' - as far as he remembered, screwing meant... Appropriate gents only think appropriate things, Delta.
He reprimanded himself as he pawed the ground. Dragging his thoughts away from such a rancid topic, the Herdier padded closer to the two new Pokemon, looking at them critically. It was obvious that they meant no harm if they weren't looking for it, and the two seemed friendly enough; Acceptable.
He told himself with finality.
He couldn't really be too careful these days, and when he took his protecting-the-princess job seriously, Delta had to be wary of one and all. Even those with innocent faces could turn out to be treacherous foes if not faced correctly. Gladly enough, the epidemic seemed to have scared the deceitful into hiding, allowing the pure of heart to be seen much more easily. Flicking his tail as he finished his inspection of the two, the Herdier brought himself back to the present, listening to Xela explain that they found them when help was no longer needed. That Eevee must have blamed us for not helping.
"Please hear us out, Ms. Eevee." He said genuinely, bowing his head momentarily. Noticing that he was surrounded by females, Delta raised his head once more with a noble deed in mind. As a gentleman, it was his duty to protect all from danger, but most certainly and foremost he had to protect the females from harm. A gentleman never leaves a lady to tend to her own needs.
Although some he found himself drawing near towards (he discreetly glanced towards Xela sheepishly), he would treat them as a lady should be treated - with utmost respect. "As Xela kindly put," he said with a friendly flick of his ears towards the Delcatty. "I am Delta, and it's a pleasure to meet you."