It was a beautiful day in the Pridelands.
The Lion Guard was patrolling Urembo Meadows.
"Tell us about Mari" Fuli said brightly.
"Dad's letting her join his patrols" Kion said.
"Does she like it?" Beshte asked.
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 said.
"Thanks Ono" Kion said warmly.
Meanwhile, Kora and Mari had met up with Nita at the Meadow.
They were settled down underneath the baobab tree.
"How was your patrol, Daddy?" Nita asked.
"It was fine" Kora answered.
"I came along" Mari said excitingly.
"Did you have a good time?" Nita asked.
Mari nodded, and nestled against Kora's pelt.
"I love you Daddy"' she said sleepily.
"I love you both very much" Kora answered.
Meanwhile, Kenai and Kia had met up with Bemba inside the den.
"When will Belee and I be allowed to join the hunting party everyday?" Kia asked.
"Not for a while. You have to have your first solo hunts" Bemba explained gently.
"Like Aunt Kiara?" Kia asked.
"It's a very important part of growing up within the pride" she said.
"I'm glad Belee and I are learning about hunting. I wish Nita liked it" Kia said.
"Nita's skills are required elsewhere" Kenai said.
Meanwhile, Simba and Nala had met up at the Meadow.
They were settled down amongst the moss.
"Does Mari like patrolling with you?" Nala asked.
"Kora won't let her out of his sight" he said.
"Kiara told me he's acting on Vitani's instruction" she said.
She leaned over, and nuzzled Simba's cheek.
"Darling, I love you" she said.
"I love you too. I'm so glad to have you by my side" Simba said.
"You always have, and you always will" Nala said.