Besides his secondary source of income he had been waiting for the right time to approach the woman he watched from a distance. He had no issue approaching her, he wasn't some shy boy who stammered incoherently the moment a pretty face looked his way. The reason Inggharudube held off this long was because Sterling had two new wherlets to raise and train and that took plenty of time out of even an experienced Handler's day. There was also the fact what he wanted to give her took longer to prepare than he expected.
Tonight however was her free day and he arranged with a message sent by Goad, his bronze starlizard to meet Sterling in the Wherhandler common area. He was also interested in meeting her new Whers who would be nearly full grown by now. Inggharusk accompanied him, also eager to meet the wherlets though he saw them plenty in the past. He didn't officially meet them so as far as the Bronze was concerned this was a special meeting for him too.
His surprise for Sterling was carefully wrapped and currently secured to Inggharusk's harness, keeping it a surprise for as long as possible. Leaning against the cavern wall he waited for Sterling to come join him. After giving her his gift he hoped she would be interested in spending some time together. He remembered the rules of Wherlinghood so knew he would have to restrain himself but it wouldn't be that long before Sterling was a full Wherhandler once more.
"What do you think, Inggharusk, will she be on time or late?" He asked his bronze, more to kill time than thinking Sterling would be late to show up at the arranged time.
<She be here,> the bronze Wher replied. His Handler grunted for a response. Inggharusk chortled in amusement. He could tell his Handler was eager to see Sterling, eager to see her reaction to his gift even if he'll never admit it.