I do not speak Latin. If anyone would like to take a stab at proofreading this section, it would be mightily appreciated.
“Good.” I stood up. “Ascanio, I need you to get on the phone. Start with hospitals and clinics near her work route and give them her general description. Let’s make sure that she isn’t unconscious somewhere in a hospital bed. And when Derek comes in, please tell him to stay put.”
Ascanio snapped into a precision salute. “Auribus teneo lupum, Mea Regina!”
Why me? “Auribus tenebo lupum. You will hold the wolf by his ears. You do not presently hold him. And stop calling me queen.”
Ascanio grinned at me. “Yes, alpha.”