It was a peaceful day in the Pridelands.
Kion and his friends were doing a patrol in Ndefu Grove.
"How's Mari?" Fuli asked.
"She's been keeping Zuri company" Kion said.
He glanced at Ono.
Ono nodded and took to the sky.
He returned a moment later, and settled down on Beshte's back.
"All clear, Kion" he said.
"Thanks Ono" Kion said.
He and Fuli exchanged a glance.
"Tell Mari I love her" Fuli said.
"I will" Kion said.
Meanwhile, Nita had met up with Zuri inside Pride Rock.
They were settled down amongst the moss.
"Do you want some fresh-kill?" Nita asked.
Zuri shook her head.
"I'm fine" she said quietly.
Nita reached up, and nuzzled Zuri's cheek.
"Are you sure?" She asked gently.
"I miss him so much." She said.
Nita's expression softened.
"I know. I miss him too" she said.
Zuri rubbed a paw against Nita's cheek.
"I love you" she said.
"I love you too" Nita said.