Like, a really extreme marriage. When the glands are stimulated their scent becomes more potent and sticks to whatever or whoever is closest. Hello again! I think that was pretty much everything. Sorry for the long post! Wow its been…a while.
I mean.. This is a question that depends on the situation, what happens if an alpha's mate gets hurts, what would be his first reaction? Would he attack everyone around no matter who it is? It depends on the Alpha's personality and the writer. Personally i think his first response would be to check if his mate is alright depending on the situation.
So I got an ask about knotting, specifically, and that can tie into bonding which is convenient because I can combine two asks in this answer so prepare yourselves; this lecture is on knotting and bonding. But I can cover the basics of knotting and bonding here. First of all: knotting is an alpha-specific trait. I am advising you not to Google it. Telling you that you probably want to give this particular bout of curiosity a miss.
Stories in the genre are premised on societies wherein humans are divided into a dominance hierarchy of dominant "alphas", neutral "betas", and submissive "omegas". These terms are derived from those used in ethology to describe social hierarchies in animals. Omegaverse fiction typically focuses on wolf or other canid -like behavior in humans, especially as it pertains to sexual intercourse.