I was playing Skyrim today and went to turn a bounty in to Avenicci and Irileth immediately began attacking me once I got within her detection range. I reloaded, several times, and she attacked me every single time. Eventually I ran past, leaving Lidia to distract the PMSing dark elf and the guards while I went, found the steward, and turned in my bounty. After that it took several more minutes of hiding and then finally an attack on Irileth to disable her that let me get Lidia away from her but now I'm afraid to even enter Whiterun because Irileth is in the middle of the town and still very, very hostile.
Is there any way to fix this or am I just going to go ahead with my tentative plan to be an Altmer Stormcloak (the irony tickles)?