Vitalini sighed as she looked out at the pridelands. She hadn't slept well what with all the commotion from the night before. Her grandfather, Simba, had been wounded in a battle with a rouge lion. Tani couldn't figure out why her grandpa had went out on his own in the first place. He was getting up in age and really had no business going anywhere by himself.
The injuries seemed harmless enough but Tani could see the concern in her mothers eyes. Queen Kiara was so close to her father that Tani worried what would happen when the day came for the sun to set on Simbas time with the pride. She feared the day would come all too soon.
Tani lay her head down on her paws and closed her eyes.
Enuthu continued running, the wind tussling his mane as he ran. He didn't dare stop, still filled with fear of his father and past. A solitary tear fell down his charcoal face as he shook his head. He was heading towards the Pridelands, but he didn't care, he hopped they wouldn't kill him or even find him, he would only pass through, he didn't think he would ever be able to stop running. One paw infront of the other was all he could think, his legs numb with the distance he had run, but he didn't feel anything but the deep pain in his heart.
Tani was almost asleep. Her eyes were growing heavy. The warmth of the sun was so glorious as it warmed her fur. Her eyes were closing but just before she drifted off her ears perked up. She opened her eyes quickly. Her ears alert, her fur standing on end. She sprang into a pounce position.
"Who's there? I know someone's there! Show yourself!"
Enuthu came crashing up Pride rock, forgetting that this was where almost all the Pridelanders slept and stayed. She thundered up the rock, his neon green eyes filled with panic. He saw the lioness all to late and his body thumped into hers, he quickly stepped back, helping her regain her balance, he apologised swiftly and with quick words.
Enuthu gave a quick scan of his surroundings and says rushed to the lioness "Who I am is unimportant, I need to be going." he looks into her eyes and they grab a hold of him, he cocks his head to the side, feeling something that confused him in the bottom of his stomach.
'Our' he thought for a brief moment, then he saw her head lift and he though 'oohhh' he lowered his front half before her in a bow and said "I am Enuthu, a rogue, at your service."he said with a smile.
Tani was surprised at the way his plea to leave stirred her stomach but she pushed it aside sure that it was just her ever present curiosity getting the best of her.
"You don't have to go. You can sta-" "Vitalini!"
Tani turned to see her father coming up behind her, "Yes Father?" "Who are you speaking to?" King Kovu asked as his eyes moved from his daughter to the newcomer.
"This is Enuthu, Father. He is just passing through." Her voice seemed almost saddened. Kovu did not notice the influx in his daughters voice but turned to the young lion and smiled, "Welcome to the Pridelands son. I am Kovu, the leader of the Pride."
Tani almost laughed. Her father still had a hard time saying the word "king." He still saw himself as someone less, or maybe someone equal to everyone else.
Kiara gave a light giggle and said "Well Enuhtu, are you hungry?"her expression was easy and light, but there was a slight hesitation in the way she moved. *This could be the rogue* she thought, but dismissed it as best she could.
Enuthu said graciously "I really must be getting on my way.." he gave a hesitant look behind him.
Kovu smiled and nuzzled his mate, "He's not. Your mother and Vitani took care of him." Kovu responded and he laughed softly thinking of his sister and mother in law, "I don't think he knew what hit him."
"Youre hungry." Tani said matter of factly, "You should eat." She smiled playfully, "Thats an order."
Kovu laughed and nodded in agreement as the King and Queen made their way back to Pride Rock.
Tani smiled at Enuthu, her eyes locked on his for a brief moment once more before a rustling caught her attention. Her ears laid back and she crouched. A very large antelope stood a few yards away. Tani's eyes shifted quickly from the antelope to Enuthu and back. She was confused. Where was the rest of the herd? No matter. She smirked to herself and lunged forward.
The antelope began to run but Vitalini was right behind it. She could almost taste the meat she was so hungry. She was inches from the animal when a blur of fur took her by surprise and she was thrown to the ground. A large lioness pinned her to the ground. Her form was staggered and nearly, one ear was cropped as if it had been bit into long ago. A dark stripe of fur ran from her hear to her shoulders. Her deep red eyes smoldered in anger. Her claws dug into Tanis shoulders.
"Hello, Princess." The lioness sneered. Tani could hardly breathe. She tried to say something but couldn't. "What?" The older lioness laughed, "Is that any way to greet your grandmother?"
Enuthu crouched beside Tani and gave her a soft smile. He zoned out and stared at the antelope and as it and Tani took off he went slowly and followed close behind. As the lioness springs upon Tani Enuthu pivots on his heals and a growl emits from her chest. He leaps upon the stranger and pulls her from Tani's back and a strong growl followed him as he pins her adult body down "Get away..."
He wasn't sure as to why she would attack tani if she was her grandmother but he didn't much care. He wouldn't let anyone attack Tani not that day nor any other day.
((I am sorry it took so long my mum shut my laptop down till I did allllll my homework... ))
This Land: Jenna - I'm currently in an online lesson, ill reply in about an hour ^^
Jan 19, 2021 19:48:37 GMT
Jenna: No rush! I have just had this open at work for when I have down time xD
Jan 19, 2021 20:10:41 GMT
This Land: haha, like your thinking xD
Jan 19, 2021 21:17:06 GMT
mrcrazypants: @tl that Doctor Who soundtrack you shared is great!
Jan 20, 2021 9:09:15 GMT
This Land: I know right? Im very tempted to get my keyboard out and learn how to play it too xD
Jan 20, 2021 9:16:04 GMT
mrcrazypants: Oh that would be so cool!!!
Jan 20, 2021 14:26:11 GMT
mrcrazypants: I have a guitarr back home (stuck at parents house atm due to apartment being renovated). Imagine if I learned it on the guitar too, then we'd have a doctor who band haha
Jan 20, 2021 14:27:58 GMT
This Land: You on Guitar, girlfriend on bass, and me on the keyboard, Anyone know drums ? xD
Jan 20, 2021 14:31:06 GMT
mrcrazypants: 👏😂 hahaha! Oh and we'd need a singer too for future lyrics based songs
Jan 20, 2021 14:32:29 GMT