In a future, planetary world, a former Varan lover who was misjudged and sent away as a criminal abducts the beautiful Doella from the man she agreed to marry. Thus begins the odyssey of two fleeing, passionate lovers who are pursued by her jilted bond-mate and eventually by Varan authorities. No Varan ever changed his or her bond mate. Marriage was for life. Doella's hair was like a pale gold waterfall, and her eyes were the color of deep green emeralds.