Post by abalancedbreakfast on Nov 1, 2016 23:57:05 GMT
"Kela..." He said, pressing his nose against Kela's cheek. "I want to be wherever you are. I feel like I'm somewhere I belong whenever you with me... And if you don't want to join a pride, nether do I."
Post by abalancedbreakfast on Nov 2, 2016 1:25:31 GMT
With that, Wapo rested his eyes and slept, surprisingly peacefully, knowing he was spending possibly the last night of his life with someone who he had finally found his peace with.
The next morning, the boulder blocking the small cave was bust open. The sunlight that poured in revealed the two young lions, wrapped in each other's arms, to both the guards and one lion, who hadn't been seen the previous night.
"What on earth is going on here! Didn't I tell you to separate them?"
Post by abalancedbreakfast on Nov 2, 2016 1:49:39 GMT
Wapo stood up, moving in front of Kela protectively. "So, what you up to, huh? You gonna force her back home, a home she ain't even wanna be in, an' then you gonna kill me? That how this gonna work?"
Three guards immediately descended down onto Wapo, beating him senseless, before the new lion stepped into the cave, pulling her chin up to look him in the eye. "Listen, Kela, you are delusional. I don't know why you think that running off to elope with this... this filth, was a good idea, and for you to be okay with the fact that he killed Razu, the one you were going to marry? Something has gotten into you, girl, but you will be sent back home and learn how to be a respectful queen like a royal lioness should be!"
Wapo, sensing a beatdown was about to happen, quickly turned his head to look Kela in the eye, with a glare that only said don't do it yet.
Post by abalancedbreakfast on Nov 2, 2016 1:58:44 GMT
"Girl, you can have riches! Power! Anything in the world you want, in your paws! That is what your father has been providing you your whole life. Do you really want to throw it all away on some worthless criminal?"
"He isn't worthless. He's worth more to me than all of that. Besides, Father has literally beaten the role of a warrior in me. If he thinks I'm going to go down as a royal babymaker, then he's going to highly regret training me." Kela glares, extending her claws and ready to claw the ambassador's throat out if need be.
Post by abalancedbreakfast on Nov 2, 2016 3:09:08 GMT
"Enough of this. Pull Kela out of there and kill this pest!" The ambassador ordered, stepping back to allow the guards access into the tunnel, dragging the princess out and pushing Wapo away from her, the expression on his face screaming DO IT NOW!
Post by abalancedbreakfast on Nov 2, 2016 3:59:23 GMT
With the guards distracted by the gruesome sight, Wapo lunges at the three guards formerly holding him back with three well placed swipes to throats, starting a battle with the other ten lions and lionesses who were left by this point.
Suddenly, a roar could be heard from about a hundred feet away, as Mlezi, backed by any rogue male and lioness fighter she could muster back at the cave had begun to charge in, each one singling out one of the cave guards, each one letting out their long pent up hatred for authority.
Post by abalancedbreakfast on Nov 2, 2016 4:18:53 GMT
"Kela!" he called out, running towards the lioness covered in red stripes from the battle, his white fur stained with vibrant patterns as he lept toward her and hugged her close. "I was worried I almost lost you!"
Post by abalancedbreakfast on Nov 2, 2016 4:30:28 GMT
"I know I do-" he said, showing off a bit. "Tha's why they call me the red zebra."
Mlezi immediately pounced Wapo to the floor, hugging him close. "My boy, wat's wrong wit' ya? Ya' didn't have ta' go breakin' Mama's 'art by gettin ya'self arrested! Ya' had no idea how worried I was about ya', boy! Why didn't ya' roar o' do somethin' ta' tell Mama sooner? And why ya' so close ta' Kela now, hm?"
Post by abalancedbreakfast on Nov 3, 2016 1:43:52 GMT
"Oh, the west, hm? Ya' 'eard about ta' beaches? I 'ere they lovely in t'a dry season. An' lot's of rivers ta' catch fish in, too. S'not often a lion can get a delicacy like t'at, but i's a normal meal o'va there."
She turned to Wapo, nuzzling under his chin. "My boy... you make me so proud... Ya' 'ave no idea how much it means ta' me to 'ave ya a happy lion. I'm happy ya' found ya' peace wit' Kela. I hope you two have a wonderful life togetha'" she said, starting to tear up. "Ya' got me all emotional now, boy, ya'd betta' come see me at least once a year!"
"Okay, ma, I will! Wouldn't miss it fo' the world."
"There's a good lad" she said, nudging his shoulder.