“Well, I'm sure you'll think of a fine name if it comes out male. But Ellie is a pretty name... I'm sure Lily would be proud, no matter what happens.”
Vincent smiled softly at the phantom’s response, his attention drifting between the pokémon around him and his own feet. He felt like a kid – Maro had spoken to him with such kindness and reassurance that he wondered how much she had figured out from his expressions alone. The luxray had always been an extremely emotive individual – Lily had once teased him for his sensitivity, but he was never aware of how apparent his body language was. Straightening himself up, he watched as the female excused herself, approaching the other group of the fearow and blue otters.
"You will need an experienced hand to get you to the next stage. I can offer my Flame Body to help heat the egg-ling, to speed up the hatching."
Vince’s body gave a slight shudder despite himself. Speed up the hatching?! That couldn’t happen, not yet at least. He wasn’t ready, there was no way in hell he’d ever be ready to see the shell break away to reveal a tiny new life, his responsibility. Looking down at the egg, he placed a paw protectively beside it; although fully aware he had nothing to fear. It was natural a process, and it was going to have to happen sooner or later. But it was just... scary. If anything he was lucky he’d stumbled across these pokémon in time; the larvesta especially knew what he was talking about. Although, the lion was a little confused at the mention of a flame body – surely something like that would damage the egg. Shaking away his concern, Vince smiled down at the bug; he seemed like a professional in the field.
“O-Okay, sure,” He smiled, poorly disguising the apprehension in his expression. Clearly his throat, he wanted to check out his suspicions of Kegan’s background before hanging off his every word. “Y-You know a lot about this sort of thing, don’t you? Are you a father?” It was the only explanation for such knowledge Vince could think of, but regardless of the bug’s background, if he was willing to help, the lion would most gladly accept it.