After a twist of events Troy has lost the battle with his other self. Velvet believes she can wait it out. Months go by and Takeru has taken over every aspect of Troy's life. He has fooled the city and the the Brotherhood. He has also terrorized the pack into silent submission. Velvet decides she must step back into pack business. She begins to wonder if she is being finessed by Takeru.After getting repeated glimpses of Troy behind Takeru's eyes Velvet feels her lover is trying hard to come back to her. Takeru means to shut that all down and claim Velvet for himself.