It was a peaceful day in The Pridelands.
The Lion Guard was patrolling The Pridelands.
Kion glanced up.
"I have to go back to Pride Rock, Kovu wants to spend time with me." He said.
Fuli brushed her muzzle against Kion's cheek.
"Ok." She said softly.
Kion bade goodbye to the others and scampered off.
When Kion reached Pride Rock, He found Kovu waiting outside the den.
"Hi Kovu." Kion said brightly.
"Hi Kion, Are you ready to go?" Kovu asked.
He padded forward and rubbed his head against Kovu's foreleg.
"Come, We're going to someplace important." Kovu said.
He led Kion towards Broken Rock.
"What're we doing here?" Kion asked.
"I want to show you something." Kovu explained.
"What?" Kion asked.
Kovu indicated a branch.
"This was the site of an ambush set by Zira to kill your father. Nuka and Vitani had set fire to the grasslands a few days before and this area was still suffering. Simba had brought me here to explain Scar's backstory and Zira surprised us. This event broke Simba's trust in me, I think Kiara's already told the story to you hasn't she?" Kovu explained.
"Kovu, I've always heard the stories about how Scar destroyed the Circle of Life and murdered Grandpa Mufasa. I've never understood why he chose to follow that path instead of accepting his destiny. I don't want to end up like him." Kion said.
Kovu's eyes shone with compassion as he gazed at Kion.
"Scar couldn't let go of his hate, and in the end, it destroyed him. He led his own selfish wishes get in the way of everything and he was willing to frame and murder the only family members he had left to get what he wanted." Kovu explained.
"Wow. I've never heard the story of Scar that way... he truly was a killer." Kion said.
"Fire is a killer. Sometimes what's left behind can grow back better than the generation before." Kovu explained.
"Kovu, I'm not going to end up like Scar. I'm going to do my best to live up to my destiny and be worthy of my position." Kion said.
"You're going to make us all proud." Kovu said brightly. Meanwhile, Kia and Belee had met up with Nita at Rafiki's Tree.
They were watching Rafiki and Nita sort herbs.
"I don't see why Grandpa Mufasa won't send Rafiki a sign so he can make Nita his apprentice." Belee said.
"Maybe Grandpa's waiting for the right moment" Kia suggested.
Belee nodded thoughtfully.
"Rafiki, Can you tell us about Yeh-Yeh?" Kia asked.
Rafiki nodded and gestured for them to gather around him.
"Ahadi's reign was considered to be peaceful and prosperous. He was a fair and noble ruler and he never overstepped his boundaries." Rafiki began.
"Grandma Uru was the one that found a water source during a drought wasn't she?" Nita asked.
"What did Yeh-Yeh do?" Kia asked.
"Ahadi stayed behind to watch over the Pridelands and take care of Mufasa and Scar." Rafiki answered.
Kia and Belee exchanged a glance.
"Isn't that when Boma gave Scar his scar?" Belee asked.
"Yes Belee" he answered.
"I've heard all the stories about Mom's family Rafiki, I wish I could know more about Dad's family." Belee said wistfully.
"Aunt Kiara told you about Nuka didn't she?" Nita asked.
"Do I need to gather more herbs, Nita?" He asked.
Nita shook her head.
Rafiki nodded and began sorting through the borage leaves.
Meanwhile, Simba and Nala had met up at Pride Rock.
"Simba, I'm worried about Nita" Nala said.
"What's wrong?" Simba asked.
"I feel Nita's overworking herself at Rafiki's, Mufasa hasn't even sent a sign. What if this isn't Nita's destiny?" Nala confessed.
Simba brushed his muzzle against Nala's cheek.
"I'm sure everything will work out, Nita has an amazing gift that must be encouraged." Simba assured.
"She's so precious, I don't want this to overwhelm her" Nala said.
"She'll be fine." Simba said gently.
"Kora and Vitani have been blessed with a wonderful child." She said.
"We've been blessed with three wonderful children, four grandchildren and a grandniece that's about to become a big sister" Simba said.
Nala leaned her head against Simba's shoulder.
"Kovu took Kion to Broken Rock today" she said.
"I know, he wanted to show him the site of Zira's ambush" Simba answered.
Nala shivered and pressed closer to Simba.
Simba rasped his tongue over her ear.
"Kiara's informed me that she wants to sing a song to honor Kion and The Lion Guard at Kupatana." He said brightly.
Meanwhile, Kiara had joined Sarafina in The Meadow.
"Nona, did you get along with Ayla when you were younger?" She asked.
"Ayla and I have had our disagreements but we've always been very close. I knew I could go to my sister when I needed help or advice." She explained.
Kiara pressed her muzzle against Sarafina's shoulder.
"Nona, I hope that when I become Queen I'll have as much wisdom and knowledge as you and Nai Nai have. I want to make everyone I love proud of me, Mom and Daddy trust me and I don't want to let them down" Kiara confessed.
Sarafina moved closer and Kiara felt the warmth of her grandmother's breath against her cheek.
"Darling, I love you and I'm extremely proud of everything you've accomplished" Sarafina said soothingly.
"Thanks Nona" Kiara said.