It was a peaceful day in the Pridelands.

The Lion Guard was doing a patrol in Hapuna Valley.

"How's Mari?" Fuli asked.

Kion's expression brightened at the mention of his beloved niece.

"She's fine" 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.

"Everything's all clear" Ono said.

"Thanks, Ono." Bunga said.

Kion and Fuli exchanged a glance.

"I love you" Kion said quietly.

"I love you too, can I visit Mari?" Fuli said.

Kion nodded.

They bade goodbye to their friends, and headed back to Pride Rock.

When they reached Pride Rock, Mari rushedt to greet them.

"Hi Kion" Marigold said.

Her expression brightened as she caught sight of Fuli.

Kion chuckled as Mari rushed forward, and bowled Fuli over.

"I think someone's happy to see you" Kion said.

"What was your first guess?" Fuli asked.

Fuli's expression softened as she stood up..

"What're you doing here, Fuli?" Mari asked.

"I wanted to see you" Fuli explained.

She watched Mari grasp her paw.

"I love you, Mari" Fuli said warmly.

"I love you, too" Mari answered.

Kion cleared his throat.

"What about me?" He asked amusingly.

"I love you, Kion" Mari said.

"I know, I love you too" Kion said.

Mari yawned, and curled up against Fuli's flank.

"I'm tired" she mewled.

"Want to come inside and sleep?" Fuli asked.

Mari nodded.

Kion and Fuli exchanged a glance.

Kion nodded, and Fuli stood up.

She bent to grasp Mari's scruff.

"Let's go into Tani's cave" Kion suggested.

He led them towards Kora and Vitani's cave.

They entered the cave, and settled down amongst the moss.

"Where's Mom and Daddy?" Mari asked.

"I don't know" Kion said regretfully.

"We'll take care of you" Fuli added.

Marigold whimpered.

"Where's Nita?" She asked.

"She's at Rafiki's" Fuli said soothingly.

"Go to sleep, Mari. It'll be okay" Kion said.

Marigold nestled closer to Fuli's flank.

Fuli and Kion exchanged a glance.

"She's such a precious darling" Fuli said.

"I know" Kion said.

Fuli bent her head, and rasped her tongue over Mari's ear.