It was a beautiful day in the Pridelands.
Kion and his friends were doing a patrol in Ukuni Woods.
"How's Mari?" Fuli asked warmly.
"She's fine. She wants you to visit her" Kion said.
Fuli's expression softened.
"I'll come to Pride Rock with you after we finish the patrol" she purred.
"That's fine by me" he said warmly.
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" Ono reported.
"Thanks Ono." Kion said.
He glanced at Fuli.
"Are you ready to go, Fuli?" He asked.
She and Kion bade goodbye to their friends, and headed for Pride Roxk.
When they reached Pride Rock, Mari rushed out to greet them.
"Hi!" She said excitingly.
Fuli rubbed a paw against Mari's cheek affectionally.
"Hi Mari" she said warmly.
Kion bent his head, and nuzzled Mari's cheek.
"How are you?" He asked.
"I'm fine" Mari said.
She grasped Fuli's paw, and began dragging her into the den.
"Come on Kion" she said.
Kion bounded after them.
They entered the den, and settled down amongst the moss.
"I love you, Mari" Fuli said.
"I love you" Mari answered.
Meanwhile, Kenai and Kia had met up with Bemba at the Meadow.
They were settled down underneath the baobab tree.
"How was the hunt?" Kenai asked.
"It was fine. Belee and I came along" Kia said.
"Did you catch anything?" Kenai asked.
Kia nodded excitingly.
"Yes, Belee caught a rabbit and I caught a vole" Kia said.