The only way to save the Queen's daughter was to turn her into a wolf. This of course was part of the curse layed on the Queen, that her first and only child would kill herself, as well as the child. So the castle witch had to turn the child into an animal, a wolf. The powerful wolf though could be human for twenty minutes a night, not long enough to have friends, though long enough to talk to her only family. Aala grew steadily, as any wolf would. The only thing that she doesn't know is that she can be human for the rest of her life if she falls in love with some one, the saying 'true loves fixes all' coming into play.