Elenora Thorn a submissive leopard in DarkRiver fights her growing affection for the dominate male she has known her whole life. Her need for him threatens to destroy her dream of one day becoming the pack healer. Sage Smith won't be ignored, he knows what he wants. His dominances jeopardizes the ever changing bond built up over a lifetime as he fights the urge to mark his childhood friend. As Sage and a few others are captured and tortured by the ever rising Purists who want the world to return to what it was. Can he rein his possessive nature and not suffocate his submissive mate?