It was a peaceful day in the Pridelands.
Kion and his friends were doing a patrol in Ukuni Woods.
"How's Zuri feeling?" Beshte asked gently.
"She and her parents have moved back into our den. Now, Zuri hardly leaves it." He said.
Fuli's expression softened.
"Poor Zuri" she murmured.
Kion nodded in agreement.
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" he said.
"Thanks, Ono." Fuli said.
Meanwhile, Kiara and Zuri had met up inside the den.
They were settled down amongst the moss.
"Kiara?" Zuri said suddenly.
"What is it?" Kiara asked softly.
"I miss him so much. He was so young" Zuri said tearfully.
Kiara moved closer, and pressed her muzzle against Zuri's cheek.
"Zuri, I promise it'll get better." She said.
"I hope you're right. It's so hard." Zuri said.
"I know" Kiara said gently.
Meanwhile, Nita had met up with Rafiki at his tree.
"Kula wants to know if I could bring home a poppy seed for Zuri." Nita said.
Rafiki glanced up.
"She's still upset about poor Koda?" He asked.
"Kia told me she's started having nightmares" she said.
"You may take a poppy seed. Tell Zuri to come see me whenever she wants" Rafiki said.
Meanwhile, Kenai and Kia had met up with Bemba at the Meadow.
They were settled down underneath the baobab tree.
"Grandma, why didn't Zuri join the hunt this morning?" Kia asked.
"She's still grieving." She explained.
"Will she be okay?" Kenai asked.
"She just needs some time" she said.
"I'll bring her some fresh-kill later" Kia offered.
"That's a lovely idea." Bemba praised.
"I'll fetch feathers for her nest" Kenai added.
Bemba leaned over, and nuzzled his cheek.