It was a peaceful day in the Pridelands.
The Lion Guard was spending time together at the Meadow.
"How's Mari?" Fuli asked.
"She's fine" Kion answered.
He glanced at Ono.
Ono nodded and to the sky.
He returned a moment later, and settled down on Beshte's back.
"All clear" Ono said.
"Thanks, Ono." Fuli said.
Meanwhile, Nita and Rafiki were preparing to bring Mari to visit Midnight.
"Are you excited, Mari?" Nita asked.
"I can't wait to see her" she said.
He led them down the slope, and they exited the tree.
When they reached Midnight's Cave, Midnight bounded out to greet them.
"Hi Midnight" Nita said.
She moved forward, and nuzzled Midnight's shoulder.
"Hello Nita. I've been looking forward to this visit." Midnight answered.
Rafiki bent to lift Mari, and settled her against his shoulder.
"I'm too old for this, Rafiki" Mari grumbled.
He moved to stand beside Nita, and set Mari down.
Midnight's expression softened, and she bent to touch muzzles with Mari.
"Hello, little one. How are you?" She asked.
"I'm fine" Mari answered.
"Can we go inside, Midnight?" Nita asked.
Midnight nodded, and led the way inside.
They settled down amongst the moss and bracken.
"Mari, tell Midnight what Papa's started letting you do" Nita suggested.
"Papa's letting me join his patrols" Mari said.
"Do you enjoy it?" Midnight asked.
She nestled against Midnight's flank.
"I love you, little one" Midnight said warmly.
She pressed her muzzle to Mari's forehead.
"I love you too" Mari said sleepily,
Nita nodded in agreement.
Meanwhile, Simba and Nala had met up inside the den.
"How was your patrol?" Nala asked.
"It was fine. I'm glad to be here with you now" Simba said.
Nala purred, and nuzzled Simba's cheek.
"I love you" she murmured.
Simba pressed his muzzle against hers.