Post by abalancedbreakfast on Oct 31, 2016 23:01:36 GMT
As the path winds, the faint smell of gazelle blood can be detected. The parting grass got wider to accommodate for this, making the appearance of a successful kill, as if the kill was being dragged. Yet the trail still kept going south, despite the appearance of a successful kill.
Post by abalancedbreakfast on Nov 1, 2016 0:07:34 GMT
Suddenly, a whole host of new paths, about thirteen, converge on the path Wapo had made. The scent of multiple lions and lionesses, and more horrifying, a gazelle carcass and a bundle of large, yellow flowers are left lying there in a crushed mess, clearly indicating a struggle. However, no blood. The path widens drastically in the direction of the river, which can now faintly be spotted through the grass.
"Wapo?" Kela asks, becoming more worried and follows the trail some more, ignoring the carcass and heading towards the river. "If this is a joke, it ain't funny!" She says, feeling scared for the first time in a long time.
Post by abalancedbreakfast on Nov 1, 2016 0:19:54 GMT
By the time the last of the grass is pushed back, it becomes clear what happened. Wapo, surrounded by thirteen lions and lionesses, was being held back by three, and beaten in his stomach by another whenever he tried to talk back.
The male directly in front of him spoke. "Wapotofu-"
"Go to hell!" He exclaimed, earning him another punch to the gut.
"You are under arrest for the murder of thirteen lions, including but not limited to King Shaka, Prince Ilari, and Prince Razu, most recently. In addition, you are under arrest for the kidnapping of Princess Kela."
Post by abalancedbreakfast on Nov 1, 2016 0:59:40 GMT
"Hmm... your protector, huh?"
The head lion violently pushed Kela out of his way to walk directly up to Wapo and punch him in his gut, forcing him to speak. "Ach! Kela, go, run, now! Leave me! I ain't worth it!"
Suddenly, the head lion turned to Kela. "As for you, we have no proof that you're who you say you are. Arrest her!" he said, forcing three more lionesses onto Kela to hold her back. "When the ambassador from your supposed former pride arrives here tomorrow, he will verify your identity and you will be returned home. As for your so-called 'Guardian', the murderer, he will be put to death when the ambassador arrives."
Post by abalancedbreakfast on Nov 1, 2016 3:34:32 GMT
"What you doin'!" Wapo yelled before getting kicked in the gut.
"Quick, general, we need to take them to the caves! They have backup!" one of the lionesses said.
"Do it. Quickly, before sunset!"
With that, the two found themselves dragged across the river at a remarkable speed, Wapo kicking and screaming a whole host of obscenities, unwilling to die. One of the males delivered a knockout blow to the side of his head, knocking him out the rest of the way to the caves.
"I'm sorry." She apologizes as soon as she hears his voice. "The only reason you're stuck here is because they were looking for me. Now they plan to kill you." Kela sniffles and looks at him struggle to reach her. "You should be resenting me right now."
Post by abalancedbreakfast on Nov 1, 2016 4:05:07 GMT
Wapo simply pulled her in tight to him, trying to comfort her in any way he knew how.
"Kela.... you can still make it outta' 'ere alive... and free..." he said nuzzling her more, trying to dry her tears. "You can make a dash.... I can cause a distraction when they got me on the chopping block...."
Post by abalancedbreakfast on Nov 1, 2016 4:17:57 GMT
Wapo sighed and pulled her into a tight hug. "Kela... I been waitin' fo' this day a long time..." He grabbed her paw, moving it up to his right shoulder. "Feel them scars... They's is lions i had ta' kill ta' stay alive...
He moved her paw back down. "I ain't no good person... I just a criminal. A thug who don't walk right, talk right, o' live right... Was only a matta' of time befo' it all caught up to me. I lucky I even got this far...."
"The point be, Kela.... you ain't gonna be leavin' me to die. I left myself to that a long time ago..."
"So you're just going to leave me?" She asks. "After I just found out I might have feelings for you, you're just going to leave me?" Kela looks at him. "Why must you give up? You have to have something worth living for."
Kela shakes her head. "Ma sees you as her very own son. You must've known that. She told me the story about how she lost her unborn child and mate. Do you want to break her heart again?"
Post by abalancedbreakfast on Nov 1, 2016 4:43:35 GMT
Wapo licked her cheek back, a new warmth that he'd never felt before growing inside his chest. "Kela.... I'd love to run away with you... start a new life... I heard if you go far enough west, there be oceans and beautiful beaches... Maybe even some islands... I heard it from a bird" he said, pressing himself closer to Kela.
Post by abalancedbreakfast on Nov 1, 2016 11:38:39 GMT
The question was an important one, but he still wasn't able to answer it fully himself. "Maybe... If you attack that ambassador when he comes and gets you, they might be distracted and we can both run for it" he mused, petting her fur softly.