It was a peaceful day in the Pridelands.

The Lion Guard was patrolling Ukuni Woods.

"How's Ameba?" Kion asked.

"She's fine." Fuli answered.

Kion glanced at Ono.

Ono nodded, and took to the sky.

He returned a moment later, and settled down on Beshte's back.

"It's all clear." Ono said.

"Thanks, Ono." Fuli said. 

Kion cleared his throat.

“I need to go. Zuri wants to see me.” Kion said.

Fuli’s expression softened.

“Have a good time.” Fuli said.

Kion turned, and bounded off.

When he reached Pride Rock, he saw Zuri settled down outside the den. 

Kion padded forward, and stretched to nuzzle Zuri’s cheek.

“Hi Zuri.” Kion said.

Zuri’s expression softened.

“Hi Kion.” Zuri said.

Kion crawled into Zuri’s paws, and nestled against her.

“Did you have a good patrol?” Zuri asked.

Kion nodded.

“How are you feeling?” Kion asked.

Zuri sighed.

“It’s really hard.” Zuri said.

Kion’s expression softened.

“I know, I miss him too.” Kion said gently.

He pressed himself against Zuri’s pelt.

“I love you, Zuri.” Kion said.

Zuri rubbed a paw against Kion’s cheek.

“I love you too.” Zuri said.

Meanwhile, Nita had met up with Rafiki at his tree.

She was helping him count juniper berries.

“How is your family?” Rafiki asked.

“Everyone’s fine.” Nita answered.

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