The alpha of the local werewolf pack is an autistic teenager who does not speak, and only signs sporadically. It makes business dealings more difficult- the witch may speak all xe likes, but responses are sparse and often not clear.
Still, the witch isn’t rude enough to turn to the alpha’s second- alpha is alpha and who is xe to protest who the pack elects as their head, even if it would be easier to do business with someone who is easier to communicate with?
Business is business, but respect is another thing. So xe always speaks to the alpha.