From the introduction:
Imagine a man who finds you perfect in every way.
You are a deity, normally above mortals, but the depths of his passion demand a response. You find yourself deeply ambivalent about his desire. You decide to put him through some painful trials.
Although Beholden was published as "A solo RPG", essentially it requires the Beloved rules to play. It is a variant game using those rules, but they are not fully included in the document.