It was a peaceful day in the Pridelands.
Kion and Kiara were spending time together at the Meadow.
They were settled down underneath the baobab tree.
“How was the hunt?” Kion asked.
“It was fine.” Kiara answered.
Kion pressed himself against Kiara’s pelt.
“I love you, Kiara.” Kion said.
Kiara’s expression softened.
“I love you too, my darling.” Kiara said.
She rubbed a paw against Kion’s cheek.
“Janna and Rani are coming today.” Kiara said.
“Really?” Kion asked.
“Let’s go home.” Kion said quickly.
Kiara stood up, and nudged Kion to his paws.
They began to head to Pride Rock.
When they arrived, they entered the den.
Simba, Nala, Kovu, Zazu, Ullu, Janna, and Rani were settled down amongst the moss.
Simba glanced up.
“I’m glad you’re home.” Simba said.
“We’re glad too, Daddy.” Kiara said.
Kion’s expression softened as he caught sight of Mari sleeping in Simba’s nest.
He and Kiara moved forward, and settled down beside Simba.
Janna’s expression softened.
“I’m very glad to see you both.” Janna said.
“We’re glad to see you too.” Kiara said.
She nudged Kion pointedly.
“Hi Rani.” Kion said.
Rani cleared her throat.
“Hi Kion.” Rani said.
Simba cleared his throat.
“I, King Simba of the Pridelands herby renew the treaty of peace with Queen Janna of the Tree of Life.” Simba said.
“I agree to the renewal.” Janna said.
Kion leaned his head against Simba’s foreleg.
“I love you, Dad.” Kion said quietly.
Simba’s expression softened.
“I love you too.” Simba said.
Meanwhile, Nita had met up with Rafiki at his tree.
She was helping him count juniper berries.
“How is Mari?” Rafiki asked.
“She’s fine.” Nita answered.
Rafiki pressed a palm against Nita’s cheek.
“Did you have a nice time with Makini and Mosi?” Rafiki asked.
“They’re really amazing.” Nita said.
Rafiki’s expression softened.
“They certainly are, my darling.” Rafiki said.
Nita moved closer, and nestled against him.
“I love you.” Nita said.
“I love you too.” Rafiki answered.