The compassionate doctor with a special condition.
Ellie des Chaton
Another Traumatic Night at the Hospital
~1.80 meters. [5’11”]
~80 kg [176 lbs]
Friday, 11th May 1973
•Favorite set of clothes:
Ellie’s wardrobe is jam-packed with expensive dresses, shoes and blouses. She saves them all for events and conferences, at home she prefers loose fitting casual clothing since she’s such a softie.
You’ll most likely see her at the hospital in her health service uniform.
A barrette decorated with a black ribbon.
Its main purpose is to keep her hair in check, but it also has some cuteness factor.
A light blue tunic.
An ID and tag with her role and specialty are attached to the front. Various tools might end up in the pockets.
Has a pocket on the right leg, otherwise no special features.
A pair of long white socks with black heels, toes and lips.
Stops just below her knees. Pretty ordinary socks.
A pair of purple working sandals.
Easy to move around in.
A little white piece of cloth tied to her tail.
It has the hospital’s emblem on it, signaling what profession she is in and where she works.
A black sports bra.
Quite large. Keeps her breasts in check. Decorated with a small white ribbon.
Nothing all too spectacular. Also decorated with a white ribbon on the front.
Her areolas are large and puffy.
She lives in the upper-class area of Granköping city in a modern villa.
Doctor. She has her own little office in the city's public hospital and takes in people who are hurt or need basic counseling services. Due to her ACRD, she's often called along to assist in emergency cases.
Ellie is generally a nice woman. She can get strict and serious when working or talking about healthcare, though. She's usually pretty calm and does not get worked up easily, which is good in emergencies where someone needs to take control and sort everything out. If she realizes somebody has been hurt, she's always one of the first to take action.
However, Ellie can be rather absent-minded at times, at least when it comes to things that aren't work related. When deep in thought or focused on a task she quickly becomes oblivious to her surroundings. If she's put on the spot or is suddenly pulled out of her little world, it'll take a moment before she realizes what's going on around her. She’s easily pre-occupied and distracting her causes her to make silly mistakes and struggle with basic logic for a moment whilst she figures out what is going on.
She'll probably be the last person in a group to understand a joke. Her own humor is a little awkward and she'll often be the only one laughing at her sometimes rather weird and inept jokes.
Due to being disrespected a lot by men in her youth, she's very distrusting and sensitive when it comes to forming romantic relationships. There are not a lot of men that she's given the chance to come close to her, even though she'd love nothing else. Love, as portrayed in romantic books and films, is something she believes is real and therefore strives to find. Since that is rarely how things work in real life, she's acquired a very high standard and is constantly rejecting anybody who tries to date her. Unsurprisingly, this has lead to Ellie feeling very lonely. She attempts to fill the empty gap in her heart with luxury gadgets, trinkets and of course, reading more romantic novels.
She will not think twice about interfering in a fight if she happens to come across one. Hectic arguing and people getting violent is something she wants to avoid, even if she's not involved personally. Since she's got a rather strong body, she's not afraid of jumping in to break up a physical altercation.
It is very rare to see Ellie get angry. It would require a lot of work to irritate her to the point her emotions spill over. An act of extreme stupidity or impulsiveness will greatly annoy her, as she does not understand how people can be so impulsive. She is very prone to lecturing individuals she catches flaunting health and safety rules or not taking their health seriously.
Ellie likes to paint, using easel and canvas. Lots of practice has resulted in a high understanding of the medium and she can paint both portraits and scenery skillfully. Sometimes she takes trips to different parts of the country to try to find a beautiful scene she can depict. If asked, she'll gladly paint your portrait. However, it isn't free. Material costs money!
Gardening has become a thing that Ellie likes to do in her spare time. Wandering in a beautiful and flourishing garden has been a dream of Ellie's since she was young. So when she moved into her own villa, she began to plant flowers, berry bushes and fruit trees around her yard. It's quite a sight during the summer. She finds the act of tending her garden to be very cathartic.
Staying fit is important for Ellie. Since her healing ability has the drawback of greatly boosting her metabolism, she needs to consume more food than the average person, as a result, she has to work out regularly to keep her weight and muscle in check. She has become very familiar with how her body works and would like to avoid rapid weight gain.
Ellie likes to be respected and expects polite and respectful behavior, exactly as she treats people she meets. A mutual feeling of compassion and a will to help people in need in the community is what Ellie wants and strives for. Therefore, she tries to be understanding, tolerant and gentle. She hopes to get something similar in return.
She donates money to organisations or people in need when she can. She is always happy to help out those less fortunate than her. What she wants to see is a better world, and she always tries to focus on the main problem instead of getting caught up in micromanagement or sidetracks.
She likes to read books and watch movies about love and romance, no matter how cheesy or sappy they might be. Ellie is a sucker for happy endings and people meeting their soulmate, and it's easy for her to self-insert as the woman main character.
Buying new, modern things that make her household chores more easy to do and efficient. She spends money on things that she thinks look comfortable or enjoyable, or simply look beautiful.
Her most recent purchase, a robot vacuum cleaner, is proving to be a bit of trouble to get used to. She still isn’t expecting it to be there and has tripped on it a few times.
Ellie also likes to be able to enjoy things that make her body feel good, like massages, hot baths and soft pillows. She's a bit spoiled that way, but she can't help it.
Ellie is a stickler for rules and regulations and enforces them when she can. Therefore she hates when people don’t follow or actively flaunt them. If for example, somebody is smoking in no smoke zone, she'll promptly smack the cigarette to the ground and put it out for them and scold them. She'll speak up whenever somebody is doing something to disturb or subject other people to harm.
Ellie dislikes being objectified or being seen as a bimbo. Unfortunately, due to her physical build, she fits the typical “bimbo” stereotype. People either distance themselves from her or just see her as a challenge to get into bed. The times where she's been interrupted during her daily life by random people who want to get to know her better or throw witty remarks her way are too many to count.
Ellie is a bit of a gluttonous gourmet, but she's not an experienced cook herself. She loves sweets and desserts, so she often eats at restaurants. But she ends up cooking basic dishes if she has to cook on her own. The recent boom in takeaways offering online ordering in her area has been a godsend for her to get in various new and exciting foods and flavours to try.
Cat. She has a white Persian cat named Kitty. It's very a fluffy breed of cat, so it sheds a lot.
It amuses her when Kitty rides the robot vacuum cleaner, often leaving a trail of shed fur in its wake.
Ellie likes classical and calm, soothing music.
Beautiful arrangements from orchestras, like ballads, dance bands but also a few pieces of smooth jazz and classic rock.
Often uses the phrases "Oh dear", "Oh my" and "Oh my stars".
Says bad words in french to make herself sound less crass, like for example “butt.”
Her Smart ForTwo.
It has only two seats and is environmentally friendly, well, as friendly as possible at least. She doesn't use it a lot, she rather bikes or walks unless she's going far. She dreams of one day owning a fully electric car, but Granköping doesn’t have any charging stations yet.
Queen sized bed.
A bed meant for two, but Ellie sleeps in it alone. She can really spread out on it, free from all space limitations. Very luxurious and comfy, with extra curtains around it so that she can cover up all sides if she wishes to. It’s her little sanctuary. A classical CD on, the curtains closed and a good romance novel are, together, her idea of peacefulness.
Placed in her en-suite bathroom, this jacuzzi is something Ellie loves to use. She, Zu and Zara have had a lot of fun in it.
An outdoor pool.
It's designed like a small oasis, complete with fake palm trees. She and her friends often swim in it during hot summer days. It is located in her backyard surrounded by high hedges to prevent peeping Toms.
Often used during weekends with friends or late nights when she has bought a new movie. Its main purpose is for Ellie to watch sappy romantic movies alone. Sixten once remarked about connecting his games consoles to it, but she quickly shot him down.
Brushes and canvases of very high quality.
Ellie is kind of spoiled when it comes to art equipment. She wants her paintings to look as good as possible, so only the best is good enough for her.
•Goal in life:
Ellie wants to help as many people as she can and make the world a better place.
She has a silly dream to become a famous romance movie star.
As a doctor, Ellie's greatest fear is to make a fatal mistake when treating a patient. It is horrifying to lose a gravely injured patient and she grieves deeply when that happens, but at least she can find comfort in that she did everything that she could to help them.
Ellie has a bunch of colleagues and friends at the hospital, but next to none in her neighbourhood. She barely has any male friends.
She has many relatives in France, but none that she has any particularly close relationship with.
Ellie is the legal caretaker of Zu, as she adopted her. Yet, Zu still sees Zara more as her mother. Ellie is the one who helped Zu learn to read, talk and write as well as helping her grasp basic social rules, behaviours and other systems, such as the rules and laws that today's society uses. Mostly through her contacts in the health service, but she did a lot of work helping Zu herself. Ellie was initially quite strict with Zu as Zu was very curious, easily distracted and wouldn't focus on the lessons much. While it was necessary at the time, Ellie now feels that Zu is worried that she won't live up to her standards. Therefore she tries to spoil Zu whenever she can, with hugs and presents. Ellie is still interested in educating Zu further to try to raise her intelligence by playing games that require thinking and logic, like chess, Scrabble, Monopoly or card games. She has not had much luck so far, but she won't give up.
Zara is Ellie’s best friend, and they often socialise with each other. Whilst Ellie is the calmer of the two, she’s usually the one that gets pulled along whenever Zara has a crazy new idea. She is also often the one that reigns Zara in if she feels an idea or plan is a bit too wild. Ellie thinks Zara is wasting her talents with her current lifestyle and often tries to encourage her to go to classes or help groups that could help. Meanwhile, Zara tries to make Ellie not see masturbation as so much of a taboo. She has lent out a couple of movies that she thinks Ellie would "enjoy", but Ellie feels somewhat reluctant to watch them. Zara can be difficult to deal with sometimes due to how headstrong she can be.
Sofi is another child that Ellie helped out of major trouble. Brought into the hospital, unconscious and sick, Ellie nursed her back to health. It quickly transpired that this girl had a dark past, and a lot of problems integrating into society. As stubborn as the girl was, Ellie wouldn’t let the girl ignore her help. Ellie eventually succeeded in getting her to accept help, and Sofi seems to be grateful even after their rocky start. Sofi is never rude to Ellie and seems to have put enough trust in her to approach her if she has any problems. Because of Sofi’s apparent problems with social situations Ellie likes to invite her to dinners and other occasions to help her get along better others. It seems to be working slowly, she’s never heard Sofi complain about the events. Ellie would also like Sofi to stop stealing things as well, but right now she’s satisfied enough that Sofi has not been stealing from her.
In Ellie's eyes, Sixten is a laid back guy who seems to be able to take care of himself. She thinks he's a good match for Zu and believes he may be able to help her calm down in the long term. They kind of level each other out, Ellie likes to say. While he jokes around a bit and is rather talkative, he will usually quieten down whenever Ellie’s around. She figures he's a bit afraid of her status and tries to act more casually to help him get rid of that feeling. He's a good listener, so Ellie finds herself talking about various subjects with him to wind down if he's around. They get along well and she's willing to help him out if he ever finds himself in trouble, she feels like he would do the same for her.
While Hampus is often very direct, and perhaps a bit rude sometimes, he doesn't mean any harm. He's alert, sharp and a bit of a joker, which makes him great with crowds. If he's around, Ellie always suggests they play a game, because he's a good sportsman, team player and opponent. She likes seeing that kind of spirit in a young man, and she cannot help but get pulled along. Sometimes she wonders how he and Sixten can be so different when they're brothers.
Ellie's mother is named Estelle des Chaton, and her father's name is Adam des Chaton.
Ellie's parents are very rich, and she still has contact with them. They live in a big mansion a few blocks away from Ellie. They're proud of what Ellie has become, but doesn't like the people she hangs out with. Except for Zu, who they think was very noble of Ellie to take care of. But they've not let Ellie know this.
They have a good relationship.
Ellie has a systemic disorder called “Accelerated Cellular Replication Disorder”, ACRD for short. It's a genetic trait that only manifests rarely within catpeople. It is poorly studied due to it being a rarity within a rarity, but Ellie has helped research in the field come on in leaps and bounds.
Ellie's bodily fluids work as a catalyst, increasing the speed at which cells in the body multiply. It accelerates Cell Replication therefore accelerating metabolism as well. This means wounds will heal up faster but at a cost of more rapid use of the body's resources. This also affects infections and viruses in the same way. Ellie’s excreted fluids, in particular, saliva, can be applied to third parties to a similar effect, so caution must be used when applying them. When her fluids are applied to another person, they are not quite as potent but will speed up local cell replication approximately twofold.
Due to the accelerating effect of Ellie's ACRD and its inability to distinguish between normal body cells and bacteria in an infection, it could worsen an infection if it is applied directly to an infected area.
Ellie would be sick for longer, but as her immune system is also affected by the ACRD it has strengthened significantly over the years. As a result, it responds much more rapidly and with more ferocity to infections and disease. Her fevers are higher than that of a normal person, but she has the potential to clear up quicker.
She loses a lot of weight when enduring a virus, infection or when recovering from an injury as her metabolism ramps up to feed her accelerated immune system. She keeps a high energy diet and has a rigorous exercise regime just in case she encounters anything. If her fluids are applied to an injured individual it is important that they also have the energy to spare.
Her reproductive system is also affected by the ACRD resulting in her periods occurring twice a month instead of once a month. However, they only last a few days as her system is so efficient. It’s not fully known how ACRD affects pregnancy but it is expected that her gestation period would be shortened to around three months. Likewise, a male with ACRD would be expected to have a vastly higher sperm count than an unaffected male.
As ACRD is suspected to be a genetic mutation that occurs just after conception during cell division or as the result of a mutated gamete prior to conception it may have affected Ellie’s development in the womb. It is presumed that she may carry up to triple the egg cells an unaffected female carries, however, due to her accelerated periods, she will still reach menopause at a similar time to an unaffected female.
An interesting prediction based on our current knowledge of ACRD is that a female child of an ACRD mother will still carry triple the egg cells, but if the ACRD mutation is not passed down then she will have normal periods, and as a result will reach menopause up to three times later than an unaffected female.
If Ellie were to conceive and carry a pregnancy to term it is most likely that the child would not inherit it’s mother's ACRD. However, during its early years, it would most likely carry residual effects of the mother’s ACRD, resulting in increased metabolism and susceptibility to early childhood illness.
Due to the rapid replication of her cells, it’s expected that Ellie will be capable of reaching quite an advanced age whilst retaining her youthful appearance longer than most. However, she will need to take special care of herself including the continuous monitoring of her diet so that she can continue to live healthily into her advanced years.
Ellie has been found to be less susceptible to the effects of drugs, both prescription and narcotic. This includes, but is not limited to; painkillers (both NSAID and Opiate), anaesthesia (general and local), Alcohol, Caffeine and THC. Ellie is reluctant to test anything more powerful, even in a controlled environment. It has been found that the effects of all medications come on faster as her body metabolises it, but wears off quicker as her body expels it.
Medication must be carefully controlled and managed so she does not experience unexpected overdose or not benefit from its effects for the correct duration.
•If You Could Have Three Wishes?:
Wish 1: "I wish for world peace and equality."
Wish 2: "I wish there was a solution to stop pollution."
Wish 3: "I wish crimes, corruption and evil ceased to exist."
•Random & Miscellaneous Facts:
1. In early Ellie art, characters were drawn much shorter. Since Ellie is so wide, she looked fat. Calling her "Fat Boy Ellie" has become sort of an in-joke.
2. Ellie's healing abilities have changed a lot during her character development. Originally, she could heal any injury or sickness.
3. Ellie is a polyglot, and can fluently speak French, English and Swedish.
4. Due to her ACRD, her hair growth is accelerated as well.
Ellie was born to Adam and Estelle des Chaton, a wealthy married couple who moved to Sweden in their youth. She was conceived because they wanted to have a child who could inherit their wealth. Never did they expect their child to be born a catgirl who, after a quick sample check, had the rare feature of rapid cell multiplication, known as ACRD. Only found within catpeople, a minority within a minority.
Growing up, Ellie was kept inside and isolated a lot since she was much more susceptible to diseases in early life. She was quite a lonely kid even though she had all the toys she could wish for. Taught from a young age to stay fresh and keep clean to avoid catching unnecessary diseases, her parents were so wary of Ellie's health that they home schooled her.
But after a few years of that, Ellie became sick of not being able to meet other kids. She demanded to be allowed to start going to public school. Ellie had never been the demanding type, so Adam and Estelle re-evaluated the situation. Feeling they perhaps were being overprotective. The decision made was that Ellie would have to wait until she turned 13 to start public school since she'd have an easier time blending in when classes were scrambled as 7th grade began.
Only a few weeks of public school made Ellie realise just how different she was from other kids her age. The ACRD resisting any change, resulted in her puberty beginning much later than normal, so while the other girls in her class were growing, she was getting no attention from the boys. Not that she sought any, but it strengthened the feeling that she was getting left out. Ellie lacking social skills and being considered somewhat weird did not help her case. She was teased a lot for the amount of food she ate, and for a period of time, she attempted to cut back to fit in better.
After speaking about it with a counselor, she was reassured that she shouldn't try to do something like that since her disorder needs a lot of energy, it's perfectly normal for somebody with ACRD to eat so much. The exchange with the counselor left a big imprint on Ellie. She'd also like to be able to help people like that. With her unique disorder she could become a great doctor, she thought.
Even though she was a little awkward she never gave up trying to socialise with the other people in her class. Although she didn't succeed in the majority of her attempts, she managed to get along with the less popular girls. Her newfound positive and sympathetic attitude spread amongst the group, raising the mood during their school attendance significantly.
In 9th grade, Ellie’s body started going through puberty. At this point, the ACRD could not hold back the hormones piling on over the years. Her body rapidly grew in size and she got a figure that no boy could take his eyes off. Suddenly, she had become really popular. Her little group of friends were constantly bothered by boys who wanted to start dating her. The attention was not lost on Ellie. In fact, she quite enjoyed it. She decided to hook up with the boy she fancied the most.
But the love didn’t last for long if one could even call it that. The boy was not interested in her, he was only interested in her body. It was painfully obvious when her body received a lot of attention through groping and oral activities but her feelings were largely ignored. Though she broke up with him and gave another boy a chance, the same thing happened again. This, in turn, made Ellie very sceptical of the attention she was getting. It was not difficult for Ellie to discern the true purposes behind the countless attempts to win her over. They wanted her good looks, not her. If they could get her, they’d make everybody else jealous.
Therefore, Ellie turned cold towards men. While it felt good to pass up any boy who tried to make a move on her, she was also saddened, because she wanted to have a boyfriend. Just one that actually cared for her. As her graduation came closer, she hoped that she could meet new, more mature men at upper secondary school.
But such luck would not fall upon her. Because of Ellie’s interests, she had chosen to study towards health care and psychology, aiming for a PhD. Her new classmates judged her because of her physical appearance, and during the first time at the school, she’d hear people call her a bimbo behind her back. Some of them would ogle or hit on her, but make little effort to actually get to know her, mostly the guys with an inflated ego. Some of her female classmates felt jealous or insecure near her presence, making up lies about how she’d used her looks to gain various advantages. Once again, the lack of respect from certain classmates was severe, while she was scaring away the rest with her looks.
If it wasn’t for the understanding teachers, she probably would have dropped out of school due to depression. With some assistance and guidance, Ellie was able to establish that she was more than a stereotype and that she was being serious about her studies. While she still had trouble forgiving her classmates for treating her like they did, she was content with that she was now at least being respected.
On the side of her studying, Ellie wanted to find out if she somehow could donate blood or other fluids to help people out. Because of her ACRD, it could be very useful in certain situations, she thought. However, even though her efforts were appreciated, the rules for blood donations stated that you need to be at least 18 to give blood. Ellie argued that her disorder could perhaps have an exception, but this was not the case. The rules around blood donation are very strict, and people with ACRD actually have to wait after puberty, when their hormone production normalised, as during puberty they produce so many hormones that giving such hormone-rich blood to another person would be almost like hormone therapy.
Somewhat disappointed, but still accepting, Ellie decided to wait. When her parents were notified about this, they immediately looked into the subject, wanting to help their daughter. After some research, they found out about international companies that were selling fluids from people with ACRD at a high price to hospitals and private consumers who could afford it. One of the most prominent companies was called Moel&Esther. Seeing as there are only a few hundred people with the disorder in the world, they were on a constant lookout for new possible partners. Anybody who’s willing to become a partner would get paid well, as long as they deliver the expected amount at the end of each month. They would then run tests on the fluids to make sure they’re valid and repackage them as “Bastet Solution” and sell them on.
Ellie was sceptical of this, but her parents were very persistent. It would help her a lot financially during her lengthy college education. All she’d have to do was to spit in a jar a few times a day, they so elegantly put it. Since Ellie trusted her parents to know what they were talking about, she agreed to sign a contract with Moel&Esther. Some weeks later, a box full of 10 ml bottles arrived and she was set. Her initial quota for the month was about 250 ml of saliva, but the quantity requested was increased as the partnership continued. An important notice when supplying saliva is that a neutral pH value of the mouth was required, as well as no food with lingering odours to be consumed beforehand. It was also advised to drink plenty of water in order to stay hydrated. Females with ACRD had an additional opportunity to supply their milk during pregnancy. Since milk is a much more rare thing to acquire, it sold for much higher prices. It’s considered a luxury since many feel reluctant about putting someone else’s saliva or urine in their mouth or wounds, no matter how processed or sterilised the product was.
The products are then sold under the following names:
Bastet Sialo Solution, which is based on saliva.
Bastet Hemo Solution, which is based on blood.
Bastet Urea Solution, which is based on urine.
Bastet Lacta Solution, which is based on milk.
Her parents’ inquiry around the subject had left some traces, though, some of which had been snapped up by journalists. Requests for interviews with Ellie soon came flooding in. Since she was not the best at saying no, she accepted the requests, and soon the fact that Ellie had ACRD was public knowledge. It turned her into a somewhat local celebrity. The attention brought both negatives and positives, but the interest in her faded off rather quickly since she was only a student, and the media moved on to their next big story.
But during the climb to her goal, the journalists came back from time to time to update the masses on her progress. Over the course of a decade, Ellie moved away from home, bought her own villa, began and finished the lengthy education procedure to reach a doctorate. When she finally could call herself a licensed physician, alternatively titled doctor in popular speech, she was still single.
She was now working at the Granköping hospital as a doctor, doing her best to help each and every individual who was in need of help. It could be a stressful job at times, but it was nothing she couldn’t handle. However, she felt that her ACRD was being underutilised like this, and wanted to start further education towards a medical specialist within the ACRD area.
But before she could begin, the whole incident with Zu happened. She fought to keep the poor child in her safe hands, rather than having her put in an institution or in a foster home. The girl was frail and easily influenced at this stage, and she felt that Zu felt safe with her and Zara. It was incredibly difficult to convince the authorities to let her keep her since she was single. With a lot of strings pulled by the help of Ellie’s parents, she managed to win, but with the requirement that she’d be assisted by a personal assistant and necessary specialists during the adaptation phase.
A lot of her time and effort went into nursing Zu into a healthy citizen. Unfortunately, she seemed to have some kind of brain damage or learning difficulties, since she had a lot of trouble with pattern and symbol recognition, simple math, problem-solving and logic exercises. But under no circumstances did Ellie ever regret taking Zu under her wing and teaching her about life. The amount of happiness and gratitude that the girl radiated was invaluable.
Only two years later, a small unidentified catgirl was sent to the emergency ward, where Ellie was working at the time. She had been found lying unconscious in the street and a fellow human had found her and called the emergency services. It turned out that the girl had pneumonia and was very malnourished. The girl was so thin and feeble that it looked like she could fade away at any moment. But Ellie was firmly determined that she was going to survive.
When the girl finally awoke, she was shocked and wary of her surroundings. She wouldn’t tell Ellie anything about herself except her name, Zoo, and that she wanted to leave. But Ellie explained that they could not just let a child leave unsupervised without their parents. After a period of struggling between the two catgirls, the smaller one gave in and started to tell Ellie bits about herself. What she heard was another soul in desperate need of help, even though it was confined within a hard outer shell.
Ellie forced the girl to accept her help by making demanding compromises to what they both wanted. It was difficult, but she managed to get the girl to trust her. She managed to put the girl in a home and in school. It was a few more expenses on her part, but she again was willing to put out a sum of money to help this troubled child. She even managed to make her befriend her adopted daughter, which she became really happy about.
With both her charges becoming more independent with each day that passed, Ellie could finally start her education towards becoming an ACRD specialist. About five years of specialist education, which she put her all into. She can now proudly shine with her new title, as well as utilise her ACRD exceptionally.
Dr Ellie des Chaton, Specialist M.D
As stressful as Ellie’s job is, it’s nothing she can’t handle. She’s so used to the hectic pace at the hospital, keeping her own health and fitness up to standard and balancing her sleep at this point, it’s second nature to her. Though her schedule can be rather inconsistent at times and unplanned late night shifts are common, she still pulls through. That just means less socializing with friends for a few days so she can catch up on sleep. She’s quite satisfied with her current situation.
And that's Ellie. A proud but somewhat whimsical person would be a good summary. If you need to know anything else about her, don't be afraid to ask.