He should still be alpha, still have his longevity, and still have his pack. But life finally decided to deal Kine Royal a much-deserved blow. He lost his alpha longevity and strength to Tanner, the new top wolf of his former ancient pack after a fight that should have left him dead. Thankfully, he had managed to retain just enough of his drained abilities to keep his life, leaving him to crawl from a shallow, snow-covered grave and slink away soaked in blood with a score of broken bones. Once he left his territory Kine found himself completely alone for the first time in his selfish, murderous life. He struggled to remain alive throughout a harsh winter, wishing for relief, if not from the itchiness his numbing injuries caused, then from his permanently rumbling stomach. Fortunately for him, karma decides to step in and send him some much needed help. Unfortunately, that help is in the form of a frustratingly annoying and overly affectionate black jaguar.