§ Adelaide didn't care much for people, the cause of being a Wanderer. She had left her pack as soon as she was allowed, feeling neglected and ignored there her entire life. She's living as a human now, wanting nothing to do with packs in general. Derek cared too much for people, the consequence of being an Alpha. His compassion and want to help everyone he could often interfere with his duty to protect his pack. His pack is still healing in the aftermath of a massacre. Accidentally caught by his younger sister without a scent masker, she ends up in a meeting with him. Their eyes lock. And then the mate bond does.