Embry Owens was the runt of his pack. He was beaten by pack mates his age for years. His mate, future Alpha Darren Lunarwoods rejected him and allowed him to be beaten the day after knotting Embry the day before. Embry managed to gather his courage and leave the pack. Now 4 years later Embry is a somewhat famous artist in NYC, living with his new best friend Katerina and his and Darren's 3 year old son Joey with Embry's human boyfriend living across the hall. But, when Embry's parents calls after years of searching for their youngest pup begging him to come visit. Embry hesitates but agrees to come back to Oregon, he doesn't tell his parents he's bringing his boyfriend, roommate, and his son. What he doesn't expect his old packs reaction to his homecoming and he certainly doesn't expect to get almost attacked on his first day back. But he's not the same runt he was 4 years ago.