Gareth has always been known as "The Gray" in the Cold Moon Pack for his ability to seeming disappear in a forest mist only to reappear at his enemy's throat. Mack called him an old soul from the moment they met on a battlefield when Gareth's life's blood was flowing out of him and the Alpha asked if he wanted a chance to continue to live.
Gareth never thought to take over the Cold Moon Pack, though many saw in him Alpha potential from the beginning, but he believed and was content at the thought that Mack would lead them forever. Yet when tragedy struck and Mack went rogue, it was Gareth's strength that kept the pack from self-destructing. He was named the pack's Alpha unanimously, nominated by the pack's Beta Nina. He is one of the youngest Alphas ever.
When asked why she didn't take over the pack herself as she was more than respected and worthy to do so, Nina gave him a cool-eyed glance and said, "My skills go to keeping things running smoothly. Yours are to get out front and lead us in this new world, Gareth."
Now with the responsibility and burden of the pack on his shoulders, Gareth believes that he must at all costs avoid the same trap that Mack fell into: loving someone more than life itself.