It was an absolutely beautiful day in the Pridelands.
The Pridelanders were heading towards Mizimu Grove to celebrate Kupatana.
Kion was walking beside Kiara.
"Are you nervous?" He asked.
Kiara shook her head.
"I'm singing a song because I'm proud of you and I love you." She said.
"I love you too" Kion said,
When they reached Mizimu Grove, Kion and his family settled on the ledge above the plain.
The Pridelanders and the animals of the kingdom arranged themselves below them.
Kion's eyes darted around as he searched for his team amongst the gathered animals.
Simba stepped forward.
His gaze swept over the gathered animals.
"Before we begin I'd like to welcome someone to the Circle of Life" Simba said.
His gaze softened as it rested on Mari.
"My grandniece, Marigold." Simba said loudly.
Vitani gently nudged Mari forward to stand beside Simba.
As Kion watched the animals cheer, he felt a surge of love ripple through his body.
Simba gestured for silence and turned to Kiara.
"As her royal contribution, my daughter will now perform a song honoring the Lion Guard" Simba said.
He and Mari shrank back as Kiara moved forward.
She smiled shakily down at the animals.
"I'd like to sing this song for my brother, Kion" Kiara said.
She cleared her throat
There's a time in life when you may get a great callin
And it seems so big at times, you feel like you may be fallin
If you believe in who you are, there's no need to go runnin
You found your place, and with your friends, the adventures keep on coming.
They're looking after the Pridelands.
They're staying strong and united
No matter where we stand, They'll never be divided.
Roar of the lions in the sky, always keeping a watchful eye
Look out, here comes the Lion Guard!"
When Kiara finished the song, Kion stretched his neck to nuzzle her cheek.
"Thank you, Kiara" Kion said..
"You're welcome, I love you" Kiara answered.
Suddenly, Rafiki spoke up from his spot beside Simba.
"Everyone, It is time" Rafiki said brightly.
The Pridelanders and the animals watched the baobab blossoms bloom.
"Happy Kupatana, Kiara" Kion said warmly.
"Happy Kupatana, my love" Kiara answered.