"Love is for mothers, sisters and daughters. Males come and go, we always remain."
Mauja spent most of her life looking forward to her first litter. When the day comes, however, instead of warm, sweet faces she is greeted by cold, lifeless bodies. Distraught, when she stumbles upon a cheetah cub orphaned by the pride's guard, she cannot resist taking in the innocent child. The cub repeats that he "is not alone" so many times that she dubs him thus: Sigumba. But her happiness cannot last forever. When she is discovered, she is forced to leave her home and pride behind. With nowhere else to go, she heads toward a place she remembered from cubhood stories. She is unsure if it exists, but it at least lends the illusion of direction to her now-nomadic life. Will she be able to raise her son to survive on his own?