After the event of "The Once and Future Thing Part Two: Time, Warped". While having knowledge of himself and Shayera being together in the future and having a son. John refused to be destiny's puppet and decided to stay with Vixen.
John and Mari have been dating for a couple of years now and he nervously wants to ask her hand in marriage with a special dinner. They get interrupted by Shadow-Thief who seeks revenge against John.