It was a peaceful day in the Pridelands.
The Lion Guard was patrolling the Flood Plains.
"How's Ameba, Fuli?" Kion asked.
"She's fine, how's Mari?" Fuli answered.
Kion's expression softened.
"She misses you" he answered.
He 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" he said.
"I need to go, Kiara and Ayla want to spend time with me at the Meadow" Kion said.
He brushed his muzzle against Fuli's cheek.
"I love you, I'll give Mari your love if you'd like" he said.
Kion bade goodbye to his friends, and bounded off.
When Kion reached the Meadow, he found Kiara and Ayla waiting for him underneath the baobab tree.
Kion padded up to them.
He stretched his neck to nuzzle Ayla's cheek.
"Hi Ayla, how are you?" He asked.
"I'm fine. I'm glad to see you" Ayla replied.
Kiara cleared her throat.
"Hi Kion" she said.
She rubbed a paw against Kion's cheek.
"Hi Kiara" Kion answered.
He crawled into Ayla's paws, and nestled against her.
"I love you both" he said.
Ayla and Kiara exchanged a glance.
"I love you" Ayla said.
Kiara nodded in agreement.
Ayla's expression softened as she watched Kiara press her muzzle against Kion's.
"I'm so proud of both of you." She said softly.
"Thanks Ayla" Kiara said.