Kiara half sighs half giggles "mmm I would have to force him to stay if he tried." she said with a smile
Enuthu gave her a small smirk "Yes well, I am sure that they wont be too pleased..." he looks distant and remembers how dark his pelt is and what his dark background has scared him and branded an incorrect name upon his forehead
OOC: I am very sorry but I have to go to sleep... I might be able to reply later tonight, but for now it is good night
Kovu smiled and gently licked his mate's forehead.
As Pride Rock came into view Vitalini's smile widened. Because the Pride's numbers had grown so much there was not enough room for everyone to sleep inside. Many of the lionesses were curled up on the rocks, some in the tall grasses. Some lionesses were golden and pale, others were dark. Some had no visible scars while others had chunks of their ears or shoulders removed. Tani looked from Enuthu to her family, "See? Some of them have been scarred way more than you." She smiled, "Some are dark, some are light."
Enuthu saw the variety of lionesses and sighed, he wanted to cry or laugh, maybe he did belong here.. He looked into Tani's eyes and licked her cheek. He saw how they all co existed and how none of them were behaving strangely. He smiled and continued walking towards Pride Rock, his eyes continuously moving from lioness to lioness.
Tani looked at him and smiled, "It's a story. A true story." She watched his face curiously before she began, "There was a king who rule these lands long ago. He had two sons. The older son found a mate, became king, and hada son. The younger brother became jealous and killed his older brother. He wanted his nephew dead too and ordordered that he be killed by hyenas. The hyenas told their new master that his nephew was dead and so the younger brother took the role of king. He found a mate and chose an heir from her litter of cubs. Unbeknownst to the new king, his nephew was still alive. He grew up and eventually came back to take back his kingdom. His uncle died at the mercy of his own henchmen but the False kings mate blamed the rightful king and took vengeance on his family by killing his son and heir. The false kings mate and her followers were excited. Another cub was born to the king and queen: a daughter. Meanwhile the false kings mate used her heir and raised him to hate the true king. He was supposed to pretend to fall for the true kings daughter and then kill the king and take over his kingdom but he fell in love for real. The two realized they could not run away from their families and allow them to be divided forever so they stood against their father and mother and fought for their prides." Tani paused and looked Enuthu in the eyes, "Those two lions were my parents."
Enuthu listened, the story was dark, but believable. He didn't say anything, just watched Tani carefully, e wanted to do something but all he could do is run her words over again and again in her head. He now guessed that the lioness they had encountered truly was her grandmother and he saw how she could be hurt and why King Kovu was also hurt.
"When they tried to stop their parents... my mom and my.... grandmother... got into it. My mom tried to save her but my grandmother fell from a cliff into a river. Everyone assumed she was dead. I guess they were wrong." Tani shivered. "Five lives were lost throughout the story: my great grandfather Mufasa, his younger brother - the false king - Scar, Scar's mate Zira... or well... so we thought, my mothers brother Kopa... he's the one Zira killed for revenge on my grandfather Simba - and my fathers brother Nuka. Scar convinced Simba it was his fault his father had died. Zira blames my father for Nukas death." Tani looked sad, "I think my father blames himself too."
Enuthu sighed, there was so much guilt. Back at his birth pride his father was a greedy and jealous lion, a lot like the false king. He knew what it was like to be blamed for a death, only he did kill someone and that felt worse. A small tear came to his neon green eye and he slumped to the ground taking a rattling breath in.
Tani looked up at him, not sure what to think. She had heard her father say these same words many times, although her mother would always correct him. Tani wondered if he really had or if he just blamed himself for it. She shivered, the look on his face - he had.
Enuthu's heart ached at the vast amounts of affection Tani was giving him. Never in his life had he experienced so much attension and affection, these feelings were almost alien to him, but he somehow knew what to do. He placed his head atop hers and smiled softly.
"I wish you hadn't had to go through all of that. " Tani sighed as she looked up at him, "But youre still welcome to stay as long as you want." She looked around at the lionesses once more, "we understand killing out of self defense more than you know"
Enuhtu sighed and stood once more, nuzzling Tani and beginning to walk towards Pride Rock once more. He felt as if he could truly fit in here and remain for the rest of his life. He looked up at the now close to dark sky and smiled, there was something vaguely comforting about the night sky.
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