“It's time.” Kovu walked over to his mate, smiling down at the cub in her embrace. “Rise and shine, little girl, everyone's waiting to see you.”
Kiara picked up the cub by the scruff and followed her Prince Consort out to the ledge. Her heart swelled with pride as her subjects cheered, then bowed to their future Queen. She stepped aside to allow her brother and his mate to join them.
Kion looked positively terrified, something no one would have expected of the Pride Lands' Fiercest. But as his eldest currently dangled from his teeth, it was understandable. His mate held their youngest.
Below her brother's fellow Guard members cheered with the crowd, Ono flying past them, having taken on Zazu's job when the stuffy bird finally admitted he was too old for it.
Kiara sat her daughter down by her feet, motioning for her brother and sister-in-law to do the same. As one they roared, a reminder that they were a pride united. “It's over,” whispered the Queen. “It's finally over.” The scars – she snickered – of the past had healed at last. Gone was the bad blood, the jealousy of past generations. Her daughter and nieces were proof of that, born of once warring prides. As her mate leaned in and nuzzled her face, all she could do was smile.
My entry for Devinital-TLK's contest. This is how I see the Pride Lands "ending". The end of the circle of hate... As to if this is canon for The Lion King and the Jungle Emperor... I'm not saying. I will say that Kiara is hell to draw on model. I ref'd a total of 4 screenshots to pull this off, nothing was traced.
The Lion King, The Lion Guard and all canon characters © Disney
Jungle Emperor Leo and all canon characters © Tezuka
I like the twist you took with the theme, the end of an era rather the literal end everything. Its a nice touch.
I'll add it to the list.
Also, really good job on capturing the characters, I can speak from experience that Kiara is an absolute pain to get right.
Yeah I am not great writing horror, and in way this IS horror to some people... because of Kion being there, and his mate (who most won't guess, it's my version of Kimba's daughter). *snickers* Too much fun.
Thanks for that too. Kiara was the worst of the four really, and she's actually my favorite.
I had a feeling that was Kimba's daughter.
Lukio, aka "Key-Oh" who calls Kiara "AR-AH" in my fanfics. *Spoilers* Vitani ends up with her brother, thus far in my plans.