The Lion King War of ideals

Re: The Lion King War of ideals

Postby Hatari05 » October 18th, 2018, 3:51 am

: Finale 10:

The coming battle

Umoja woke up to find Uhuru nuzzled up to him it reminded him of a memory many years back then he would of found her proximity uncomfortable now there was nothing he found more welcoming. He leaned down and gently nuzzled her which caused her to stir she then opened her eyes.

"You're not very subtle with romance are you?" Uhuru asked him while yawning.

"Did I wake you sorry?" Umoja said.

"I'll get you back for it later so what do we do now?" Uhuru asked.

Umoja pondered the question they were finally together but now what do they do with it what kind of life did they build?

"I suppose we just go back" Umoja asked.

"Then what, are the pride lands even still around after what Hatari did?" Uhuru questioned.

"I don't know but we have to at least go back to our families" Umoja said.

"You're family, mines gone" Uhuru said sadly.

"What but your mother" Umoja began to say.

"My mother's dead!" Uhuru spat.

Umoja had not anticipated this he thought his near death had bought them enough time to escape.

"What but I thought I bought you enough time" Umoja said shocked.

"It didn't my mother held them back she died for all of us" Uhuru said sorrowfully.

Umoja felt bad he didn't mean to bring up something so painful, "Uhuru I didn't know I didn't mean" he began to say before Uhuru held up her paw.

"I know you don't have to apologize" Uhuru told him.

Uhuru pushed the painful thought of her mother's death out of her head she didn't want to think of it right now.

"So we find your parents your pride then what, how?" Uhuru asked.

"I don't know they obviously fled the pride lands maybe they're at Kilbali's pride" Umoja said.

"They were but not anymore Hatari tracked them there" Uhuru replied.

"Darn it then where would they go" Umoja wondered.

"Is there anywhere special to your family somewhere that would be easy to hide maybe even find some allies?" Uhuru asked.

The answer hit Umoja like a brick there wasn't any guarantee they were there but it was surely a possibility.

"The jungle in the outlands my grandfather lived their in exile after his fathers death it became a common vacation spot for our family" Umoja said.

"Is it easy to hide there?" Uhuru asked.

"You can't find anything without searching the entire jungle unless of course you know your way around" Umoja stated smiling at the last statement.

"It's better than nothing let's give it a shot" Uhuru said.

Umoja nodded while Uhuru looked down uncertain, "what's wrong Uhuru?" Umoja asked.

"What are we going to say?" Uhuru asked.

"What?" Umoja replied.

"How are we going to justify us it's never happened not successfully anyway." Uhuru said.

"There's nothing to justify Uhuru I believe you and I were simply meant to be" Umoja replied.

"In more ways than one I suppose" Uhuru said.

"What do you mean Uhuru?" Umoja asked.

"Nothing let's go find your family" Uhuru stated.

"Sure" Umoja said though there was a hint of concern about what Uhuru said something was bothering her and he would have to ask her about it and he would as soon they reached the jungle regardless if anyone was their or not.

Uhuru meanwhile was deep in thought over Umoja's words they matched her own it also counteracted her belief of life Uhuru never believed in destiny being an anarchist she had changed so much once she despised royalty now she was in love with one, how much more would things change more and more she found herself going further from her original ideals and if she truly intended to marry Umoja she would have to go even further the problem was Uhuru was almost certain she wasn't fit for that role but there was no choice Umoja would be king and so long as they remained together she would be his queen. Uhuru could barely comprehend the thought of her becoming royalty she didn't even remotely understand their way of life and could never be an even descent queen it didn't help that she didn't want to be.

Taka was waiting in a dark abandoned cave when the wind spoke to him he recognized the voice his most devoted follower she was also much more.

"You bring news of the kings" Taka told her.

"They are becoming worried about Simba" Zira told him.

"I knew he still lived Mufasa has not persuaded him yet?" Taka asked.

"Simba is trusting the visions he is receiving but they have already betrayed him" Zira said.

"How?" Taka asked blankly.

"Hatari exploited them and now he has located Simba's hiding place" Zira stated.

"Let me guess the kings knew all along and are only now telling me" Taka said not bothering to hide his irritation.

"This is your mess, if only I had been their before I would've never let you do it" Zira said in near disgust.

"It probably would've killed our relationship on the spot" Taka said with regret.

"I wouldn't go that far my love you thought that with the gorge as well" Zira said while gently cupping his cheek.

"It was wrong I condemned that cub to so much never mind the blood spilled to insure Sarabi believed him dead" Taka said in self loathing it really was his most appalling crime.

He had always anticipated the possibility that Sarabi and Mufasa would just have another cub this was one of the factors that led to his final decision to kill him but the second cub that would be tricky. First he tracked down a lion with a similar appearance to Mufasa and then found a lioness in the pride who looked similar to Sarabi he then had his rogue impregnate her only a day after Mufasa and Sarabi's romantic night he monitored them consistently in order to better prepare himself the rest was easy after the stampede Sarabi stopped taking proper care of herself slowing her cubs development much like he anticipated he also used a few remedies to accelerate the other one and soon the cubs births were only hours apart he drugged Sarabi unknowingly during the cubs birth and took it he then switched it with the other cub to make Sarabi think he was a stillborn he then removed the lion and the lioness from the equation and left the cub to a slave trade he would've removed him more permanently but decided it was too risky to directly spill his blood it didn't matter he certainly wouldn't ever come back, still he recognized the cub for the threat he was and gave him a name that represented that perfectly Hatari AKA threat or danger.

The crime still disgusted him to this very day he murdered a new born cub it was disgusting it was one of the reasons he still hadn't accepted his place among the kings he didn't deserve it.

"I never deserved any of the beautiful life I was given and I never deserved your forgiveness or love" Taka said in self loathing.

"That wasn't your choice I stood by you then as I do now" Zira told him.

Taka would always wonder how two wonderful and beautiful lionesses ever loved a monster like him but for now he would have to ignore it he had a mission.

"Where is Simba?" Taka asked.

"He is hiding in the jungle the very same one he hid in the first time" Zira told him.

"How original" Taka said sarcastically.

"I'll protect him the best I can" he finished.

"Your mission is to deal with Kecila and Hatari and you will need Simba for it but his protection is not why you were sent" Zira stated.

"I have to save him after all I put him through after all I put everyone through I have to save all of them I have to!" Taka said in desperation.

Zira smiled warmly at him placing both of her paws on his cheeks, "it is time for you to let go of your self loathing Taka forgive my love" she told him before kissing him passionately.

Taka couldn't move he couldn't respond he could swear he could hear his heart despite not having a heart beat. Zira released him and then an instant later she was gone. Taka took a moment to relish the feeling, the feeling of her love he always wondered how on earth he could've ever chosen between the two of them he was the luckiest lion imaginable for even having the choice at all. Taka turned his attention away from his emotions and began forming his next plan hopefully this one wouldn't hurt anyone Taka had done enough of that, more than enough.

Kovu, Nala, Kurongu, Kilbali, Yatima and Vitani were all gathered in a cave wondering what there next action would be, Kovu was still sulking in sorrow over his loss and in truth didn't really care what their next action was. Nala was sharpening her claws on a rock preparing for when the next battle came she seemed impatient wanting nothing more than to tear her way through the battlefield and feel whole again, the other two lions were waiting for the arrival of Taka who would certainly have some information.

Vitani watched the lions wondering, "we can't just stay here we have to take some kind of action" she said.

"I agree enough hiding let's take our army and bring this fight to them" Nala said.

"Army as that what you see our clan as your personal soldiers?" Yatima asked in anger.

"They're not an army Nala few of them even know how to fight" Vitani said.

"You are a warrior Vitani how can you not even be bothered to train them" Nala asked.

"They're not soldiers we were tasked with protecting them keeping them safe not sending them out to the battlefield!" Yatima shouted.

Vitani wasn't sure Yatima was right they were meant to protect the hyenas but that task would be easier if the hyenas could protect themselves.

"You seriously think we shouldn't show them at least how to defend themselves?" Vitani asked Yatima.

"They don't need it they're safe, they're secluded" Yatima replied.

"So you raise them to be cowards!" Nala growled.

"Nala this is my clan I'll handle this" Vitani told her.

"They are not your clan you are not one of us you are just a protector" Yatima told her.

"Do you know how many have come to me for help already I'm not a hyena but I am a part of them" Vitani stated.

Yatima took in Vitani's words and there was a truth to them she had helped quite a lot already.

"Maybe I was out of line there but there is no need to train them" Yatima told her.

"They can't stay here forever they've been given a second chance and now we can redeem their name and give them a place in the great circle" Vitani reasoned.

"No we can never be accepted we were wiped out for the actions of but a few we reveal ourselves it will happen again" Yatima said.

"They're staying here where I can keep them safe" he concluded before leaving the cave his decision was final.

Vitani was disappointed with his choice and did not believe it she too wanted to keep them safe but not like this.

"He fears escalation" Kilbali said.

"What" Nala asked, "the escalation of violence so long as they don't know violence they can't fall back into it" Kilbali explained.

"I understand that" Vitani said.

"That's absurd violence is basic instinct even if you try to cut them off from it they will learn it anyway the hyenas have never been anything but violence for over a century what makes you think that will change abandon you're idealistic hope" Kurongu spat.

"I was a killer once I changed anyone can you once believed that" Vitani told him.

"I'm not a fool anymore" Kurongu said.

Vitani turned away from her father she believed the hyenas could be more than they were before and she would prove it to everyone who thought they were filth.

Nala, Kilbali and Kovu were the only one's remaining in the cave, "we need them regardless what Vitani thinks" Nala said.

"You see everything physically now not everything can be resolved with strength" Kilbali told her.

"He's right Nala we've seen Kecila's power there's no way we'll defeat her with force" Kovu finally spoke up.

"Then how do we?" Nala asked.

"I don't know what but maybe you are right about us needing the hyenas" Kovu said.

"You see an alternative way they can aid us?" Kilbali said.

"They were Kecila's army maybe by using her own kind against her we could break her resolve" Kovu said.

"That won't work Kecila doesn't care about her kind" Kilbali stated.

"Then it's all up to Taka then" Kovu said.

"What can he do?" Nala asked.

"I don't know but I think there's more going on Kurongu said without the aid of gods we couldn't win and I think that's exactly what Taka can provide" Kovu said.

"Use his link to the kings that might just work" Nala replied.

"Taka's link to the kings if properly used could perhaps seal her again and he's probably counting on that" Kilbali said.

As the three of them continued piecing together their plan Taka appeared before them.

"I see we think alike so now that you know what to do and that all the pieces are in place it's time to put our plan in action" Taka said.

"We would have to surprise them" Kovu said.

"Yes I know where they are going listen carefully" Taka said he then told them the mission he had received.

Kiara dumped another basket of water into Simba's mouth keeping him hydrated. He hadn't said anything in over a day and barely responded to anything either. Kiara was beginning to worry she dumped a thing of water on his forehead he wasn't getting better Kiara was beginning to wonder how much longer he was going to make it.

"Pumba bring me those remedies" Kiara ordered.

"Got it" Pumba said while carrying some plants he squeezed the flower extracting the liquid which he placed in the water along with some dust he then dumped it in Simba's mouth.

"He's not getting better" Kiara said worried.

"He received a lot of injuries we've done all we can" Pumba told her.

"Are you telling me my father's going to die!" Kiara said in panic.

"Kiara it's up to him now" Pumba told her.

Kiara struggled not to cry this couldn't happen not after how desperately she tried to save him.

Simba opened his eyes and saw Kiara and Pumba looking down on him Kiara looked on the verge of tears while Pumba looked depressed he tried to move only to find he didn't have the strength.

"I've been in more comfortable positions" Simba told them jokingly.

"We tried to find the best cave I know this one well I stayed in it for a few days" Pumba replied.

"Really all day well if that's the case the air might be the reason for my delayed recovery" Simba joked.

"The air is perfectly clean, outside however" Pumba replied smiling.

"Right stay in here forever" Simba responded.

"Not the best form of leadership dad" Kiara said fighting her sorrow.

"I think I'll be retiring soon" Simba told her.

"Dad you can't who would?" Kiara asked.

"I think we both know the answer to that there is a strong leader right in front of me" Simba said while staring up at his daughter.

"Dad no I'm not ready Kovu's not ready" Kiara reasoned.

Simba chuckled while reaching up for Kiara ignoring the pain it was starting to become a little painful to breath.

"I can see it, the strong and wise leader, she has always been here, when she united the two prides when she set out to unite the world when she chose mercy instead of revenge" Simba told her his voice was beginning to sound weak.

"You brought me back, don't, don't you s see" Kiara began to cry.

"I can't do this w without y ou" she said tears forming in her eyes.

Simba smiled warmly at her forcing himself to move again placing his paw beneath chin he then wiped one of her tears away.

"You never needed me, I needed you it was you Kiara you inspired me you helped me become who I was" Simba told her.

"Was" Kiara said in fear and sorrow.

"n, no y ou can't" she sobbed.

"Hatari knows I'm here he wants me you need to leave take Pumba and go find everyone else" Simba said.

"I'm not gonna leave you" Kiara cried quietly.

"You never did, but this is my fight Hatari even said if I wasn't here he would destroy the whole jungle no one else should die for me enough have already" Simba said before coughing from the pain.

"So you die to atone I won't allow that I won't l et you die" Kiara sobbed.

"This isn't about me there is too much at stake you must lead them now Kovu must rise the world needs someone to guide them someone pure and kind and compassionate, Kiara it needs you" Simba told her while smiling warmly.

He then forced himself to move again reaching up and hugging his daughter which Kiara returned.

"You have made me so proud Kiara" Simba told her tears beginning to fill his eyes.

"I love you Kiara" Simba said while hugging her tighter as if he would never see her again which was becoming increasingly more likely.

"I love you too dad" Kiara said in tears.

Simba felt his whole body weakening he released her and collapsed to the ground darkness consuming his vision.

"Dad!" Kiara cried while running over trying to lift him up.

"Get up!" Kiara screamed.

"Come on dad wake up!" Kiara cried while trying to move him.

"G o Ki ar a" Simba choked out.

"I'm not leaving you" Kiara said in a broken whisper.

"This isn't how the story's going to end!" Kiara said determined she then using all her might lifted Simba up.

"Pumba help me!" Kiara commanded.

Pumba immediately rushed to her and supported Simba, "I've got him"Pumba told her.

"Are you prepared to sacrifice this place for him?" Kiara asked.

"For a friend always" Pumba said without doubt they then began moving through the jungle dragging Simba along.

Taka finished his report to Kovu, Nala, and Kilbali.

"Simba's alive and Hatari knows where he is!" Nala shouted.

"Kiara's alive too" Kovu said in shock.

"Apparently they are hiding in the jungle I have little doubt Hatari and Kecila will be their soon" Taka told them.

"Then we have to go now!" Nala cried.

"I'll rally Vitani and anyone else" Kovu said before running down.

"I'll aid him Kilbali come with us" Nala demanded.

"You sound like a queen" Kilbali told her.

Nala growled at him, "I am a leader and a warrior I lead this army now fall in line!" Nala commanded.

"We're not some dictatorship Nala and you cannot be leader so long as you deny you are queen" Kilbali stated.

"What am I queen of my kingdom is gone my right to lead was a sham I am a military commander that is who I am" Nala told him.

"If that is what you believe lead the way" Kilbali said disappointed.

"I cannot be seen here when you have everyone meet me at the jungle" Taka told them before vanishing.

Vitani listened to Kovu's story and was shocked to hear the truth.

"They're both alive!" she said in shock.

"Yes but we don't have much time if Kecila and Hatari get there before we do they won't stand a chance" Kovu told her.

"Understood" Vitani stated.

Kurongu overheard their conversation and decided he might as well join them what did he care if he died what did anyone.

"I'll join you as well" Kurongu said.

"Why would you do that father?" Vitani asked.

"This is our only chance to stop this, death is worth the risk" Kurongu stated.

"The risk is it even a risk to you?" Vitani asked.

"What does it matter?" Kurongu said.

"Are you truly that lost how can life not matter" she asked.

"Vitani we need him" Kovu said.

"Alright I'm ready when you are" Vitani said.

They were preparing to leave when multiple hyenas ran up to Vitani, "where are you going" a teenage male asked.

"I have to help my family with something" Vitani answered.

"When will you be back?" a little girl asked.

"I don't know" Vitani answered.

"What do you mean will you be back" a small boy asked.

"I don't know" Vitani said not wanting to lie.

The young hyenas all grabbed onto her desperately.

"Don't go please" one said.

"Stay here with us" another said.

"I can't what I'm doing I'm doing to protect all of you" Vitani said.

"But what if you die?" the teenage male asked.

"She won't be gone just feel the elements around you and what's inside" the hyena pup Vitani comforted said.

"She'll always be their like everyone who didn't come back" he told them.

"She lives in us" he finished.

Vitani smiled at him and turned to the rest "it's true" Vitani told them.

"Where are you going?" Yatima asked having arrived.

"She might not come back convince her to stay" the little boy said.

"What your duty is to protect this pack" Yatima said.

"I am what Hatari does threatens us all we can't keep hiding here what happens when someone discovers us we can't keep them protected this way" Vitani told him.

"It's worked up to this point" Yatima said.

"No I'm going if I have to risk my life so be it" Vitani said.

A large group of hyenas stepped in front of her, "if you're going we're going with you" the one furthest in the front said.

"You are not ready for this I won't endanger you" Vitani told them.

"we can fight and we're not letting you leave alone" the back one said.

"Fine I won't control your fates" Vitani said.

Yatima was furious, "no they are not ready for this I forbid anyone to leave!" he roared.

"You can't control their lifes if things are to change they must unite with the world not hide from it" Vitani stated.

"You're going to undo everything I've done no one is leaving!" Yatima shouted.

"You can't force them to stay if she were here would Shauku be trapped here as well?" Vitani asked.

"Don't you dare bring up my sister she died for you I stood up for you and it resulted in her death!" Yatima roared.

"She made her choice as I did I as did everyone" Vitani said.

Don't do this Vitani I don't want you to" Yatima begged.

"We must protect them but we must also let them forge their own path" Vitani stated.

"You really are serious about this" Kovu said.

"That was an inspiring Vitani you would've made a strong queen" Nala told her, Vitani said nothing.

"We must hurry there is no time" Kovu said.

The five lions and couple dozen hyenas departed the hidden sanctuary.

Kilbali approached Nala from behind who had a look of determination on her face, "I have a question for you Nala you are so certain a warrior is who you are so what will your answer be if that fails" Kilbali asked her.

Nala didn't have an answer to that because there literally wasn't one to it.

Yatima watched them depart Vitani's words burned into his mind he turned to a memorial he made, "is she right sister would you have felt like a prisoner here?" he asked.

"I was really hoping you would be here you were always better with people than I was the truth is I know Vitani has a point but I can't risk it happening again" Yatima said.

He turned to his clan who were waiting for him to say something, she was right he hated to admit but she was right and a couple dozen of their brethren were out there.

"Wait here I'm going after them do not leave until one of us returns" he ordered before leaving the hidden jungle and following their trail he was tasked with protecting them and he would, all of them hyena and lion.

Well that chapter was mostly set up for what is to come but I'm guessing it did rile a few feathers so to speak. Can Kiara save Simba, will the plan against Kecila work, what of Umoja and Uhuru where will they figure. What awaits our heroes in the battle ahead these answers will come, well actually now didn't think i would leave you hanging after that absence, get ready the next chapter is insane.
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Re: The Lion King War of ideals

Postby Hatari05 » October 18th, 2018, 3:52 am

: Finale 11:

Well it's been quite a long build up but you're finally here everything Last Sunset has been building to up to this point. As you no doubt notice the chapter literally doesn't have a name. This is due to the massive nature of the chapter (And make no mistake this chapter is a game changer) i really didn't know what kind of name would actually fit. So for anyone thinking Last Sunset has been too slow fear no longer as this is probably one of the single most intense battle scenes I have ever done in this saga. Hope it leaves you on the edge of your seat.

Hatari and Kecila were nearing the jungle both eager for the battle that was coming.

"Are you certain this won't be too easy?" Kecila asked.

"Trust me mother when I was talking with Simba I sensed the kings watching they have already taken action against us I believe they will send the fight you desire" Hatari told her.

"Good because I will be most disappointed in you if this does not satisfy" Kecila said.

"I won't fail you mother you've never failed me" Hatari told her softly.

Kecila took in his words and found them pathetic but she appreciated his loyalty and devotion but now for the fun part.

"I believe we should make our presence known" Kecila said while smiling sadistically, she then reverted into her demon form and unleashed a massive inferno of fire that began burning down the jungle in front of them.

Hatari smile, "now you have no where to hide" he said satisfied he and Kecila then entered the jungle both relishing the carnage around them.

Umoja and Uhuru raced to the jungle only to already find it in flames.

"They must already be here" Uhuru cried.

"With an army from the looks of it" Umoja replied.

"They don't have an army Kecila did all that herself" Uhuru told him.

"No way there's no way" Umoja said in shock.

"She's not human anymore" Uhuru stated.

"We need to hurry if those two are here then it must mean the others are" Uhuru told him.

"Right let's go" Umoja told her.

He turned to her and could tell she was scared he was scared too, he gently took her paw in his own he then released it and let his tail intertwine with her much shorter one they then took off running into the jungle they had to find everyone before Kecila and Hatari did.

Kiara and Pumba dragged Simba through the jungle desperately trying to keep both him as well as themselves upright they could see smoke rising in the distance they were here and they were no doubt near the entrance.

"Is there another way out?" Kiara asked frantically.

"The river we could use it to guide us out" Pumba told her.

"We need something to float on" Kiara replied.

Pumba turned to a massive log he then looked up there was an even bigger log above he remembered the endless times Simba made Timone walk over it.

"I have an idea you keep moving towards that log above I'll direct them above it" Pumba told her.

"They'll kill you!" Kiara cried.

"I'm not facing them just luring them to it trust me Kiara now get moving!" Pumba commanded.

Kiara gave one final look to Pumba she hoped it wouldn't be the last time she saw him, she then used all her strength to move Simba through the jungle as the made their way towards the giant log.

The pack from the hyena colony arrived right outside the jungle it was already burning.

"It's already started!" Nala said frantically.

"Then we have to hurry move!" Kovu ordered.

Vitani stared at the hyenas with her, "you can turn back" she told them, they all held their ground.

Kilbali and Kurongu entered behind Nala the former keeping his attention on her Vitani and the hyenas followed behind them.

Not far from the jungle Yatima watched them enter he could see Vitani and the hyenas they would all return home alive he swore it, with that he charged toward the jungle.

Pumba ran through the jungle tracking the fire he saw Hatari and Kecila in the distance this was it he would pretend he didn't notice them.

"Keep moving Kiara" he said quietly but he knew Kecila would hear it which she did.

"I think I may have detected one of them" Kecila told Hatari.

"Then perhaps we should make them regret that choice" Hatari replied.

"Don't be a fool it's clearly a distraction but I came here for a challenge so I'll take this opening act keep following the trail the river's their best bet out of here" Kecila told him.

She then turned her attention to Pumba perfect she noticed now it was time to run if she caught him he was dead.

Kiara continued dragging Simba through the burning jungle until she arrived barely under a massive log it was suspended right above the river her father and Timone both told her stories about it what was Pumba doing.

"A clever ploy Kiara but it didn't work" Hatari said emerging from the jungle in front of her.

Kiara put Simba down and placed herself in front of him, "you want him you go through me" Kiara told him.

"This is but a small part of what I want the day of the eclipse will be when everything falls into place" Hatari told her.

"You destroyed my home" Kiara told him in pain.

"I never had a home so welcome to my world" Hatari told her.

"I understand you are in pain but what will this destruction solve?" Kiara asked him.

"More than you can ever imagine it will all become clear then you will all understand only then can my brother and I fulfill our purpose" Hatari told her.

"I won't just stand aside I don't want to hurt you but I will" Kiara warned.

"I admire your strength I see it in you even more than you do" Hatari told her.

"Everyone apparently does" Kiara stated.

"If you wish this battle now so be it" Hatari responded extracting his claws while Kiara did the same.

Pumba ran through the jungle Kecila hot in his heels, "run all you want it only makes the chase more thrilling" she told him.

"I'm not prepared to die yet!" Pumba shouted back to her.

"Well that sucks because you're going to" Kecila told him.

"Then come and get me!" Pumba challenged.

"Such a brave spirit I will end you quickly however I will eat your corpse when this is over" Kecila stated.

Pumba ignored her threats and kept running it was close he saw it and stopped in front of the log and saw Kecila coming at him.

"Well that was stupid maybe I'll eat you while you're still breathing after all" Kecila said while baring her fangs.

Pumba threw himself from the log and grabbed onto the bottom of it.

"What's your plan now?!" Pumba shouted.

"A barbecue" Kecila answered while smiling she then threw a fire blast at him, holy crud he had no idea she could do that.

Pumba clung to the log through the holes on the bottom of it jumping from hole to hole it was still working her fire was burning it off the ledge.

"Great distraction I must say but really what was your plan exactly, well I guess you can tell me before I cook you" Kecila said with a twisted grin before throwing another fire blast at him.

Kiara dodged a swipe from Hatari's claws before swinging at his upper eye which he knocked away she thrust at his chest which he sidestepped before striking her in the chest Kiara stumbled and gasped for breath before being struck in the left cheek she then stepped to the side dodging his swipe to her lower eye allowing he swing her paw up into his jaw knocking him to the ground she then dived for him her jumping on top of him grabbing at his face Hatari sliced her around the rib before kicking her off of him.

"You have determination and even some skill but you lack the killing edge" Hatari told her.

Kiara charged him forcing him up against the wall only for Hatari to spin her around and slam her into it she hoped Pumba was ready soon because it was becoming less likely she could win this fight.

Nala and Kovu led the lions and the clan through the jungle looking for a sign of Simba they then turned to a massive log in the distance where a large fire was growing.

"Well that's likely where Kecila is" Kovu said.

"Yes it's going to take a large force to take her Kilbali Vitani and myself will go Kurongu you and Kovu keep watch on us while we distract Kecila you get Simba and Kiara out of here" Nala ordered.

"While you do that we'll summon our great king who will seal her" Kovu said.

"This is it let's go!" Nala commanded the lions headed of the group of hyenas following them while Kovu and Kurongu went in the opposite direction near the river Kovu could smell her scent his mate he then detected another no that couldn't be.

Pumba hung from the log while Kecila threw another fire blast at him the log was moments from falling he needed one more.

"That all you got your stories overrated you!" Pumba told her.

Kecila chuckled at his insult she jumped on the log tore her paw right through it grabbed Pumba and yanked him right through it a moment later he was staring her in the face he had a strong feeling he was also staring death in the face. Kecila was amused by his struggle but this just wasn't fun anymore.

"You never had a chance I let the game go on until I got bored" Kecila told him.

"You could've done that at any moment" Pumba said shocked.

Kecila smiled licking his head, "you really are amusing not as tasty but oh well" she said.

"One more thing" she said before blasting the area surrounding the log sending it crashing into the ocean.

Pumba didn't understand she did his job for him, "that should make this a lot more fun" she said.

"Time to die are you going to beg me to make it quick" Kecila mocked.

"Make it however slow and painful you want I won't beg it would shame my friend both now and the one who died strong long ago" Pumba said with pride.

"You would actually be slowly eaten alive to insure your friends escape you have proven yourself a warrior and earned an honorable end" Kecila told him respectfully while preparing to thrust her claws into his heart.

Kiara found herself pinned to the ground by Hatari who wrapped his paw around her neck when suddenly they were both knocked of their feet by a massive rumbling sound they were then hit by huge splash of water as the log crashed into the river. Kiara pulled herself up and turned to log she rushed to her father's unconscious form and threw him on the massive log she then jumped on it and forced into the current taking them away from Hatari and down the river.

Hatari watched as they sailed away he ran through the jungle following them, "mother! They're escaping through the river!" Hatari shouted to her.

Kecila turned her attention to him, "really well let us add a few twists to this development" Kecila said before creating a massive flame and sending it into the river she then increased the heat of it which began to boil the water.

"Best stay on the log if you don't want to experience first hand what it feels like for your flesh to boil" she said sadistically.

Kecila turned her attention back to Pumba and prepared to drive her claws right through him, "what is your name" she asked him.

"Pumba" he said with strength.

"Very well I will surely honor you Pumba" she said and thrust her claws forward Pumba closed his eyes this was it he died just as Timone did protecting Simba.

Kecila was knocked aside by Nala before being backhanded by Kilbali while Pumba crashed to the ground unconscious.

She picked herself up and growled angrily, "yet again you rob a warrior of their honorable end I will be certain to grant you an agonizing undignified end" Kecila told her.

Vitani watched as the two lions circled her, "stay here do not interfere unless I tell you too" Vitani demanded them.

"If you're about to die we will save you" a hyena told her.

"Fine but wait until then" Vitani responded she then emerged from the jungle staring down Kecila as well.

"Three on one I've had better I'll give you two minutes before I slaughter you all" Kecila said while extracting her claws.

"Bring it on" Kecila challenged.

Nala, Kilbali and Vitani charged at Kecila coming at her from all sides she jumped above them grabbing all three of them and slammed their heads together before throwing them down, Nala was the first one up swinging vigorously at her Kecila dodged the attacks before grabbing Nala and casually tossing her aside.

"You can feel your bones aching can't you" Kecila said.

Nala ignored her screaming body it was only pain she was above that so long as she was above that she would be the lioness she once was. Kilbali plowed into the Kecila attempting to push her off the ledge into her own boiling river she stopped herself and gave him a playful smirk before elbowing him in the neck before kneeing him in the chin Vitani soared through the air at her resulting in Kecila catching her and throwing her over the ledge. Vitani latched her claws onto the side narrowly preventing herself from falling into the boiling river. Kilbali struck Kecila right in the chin while Nala slid under her and kicked out her legs sending her to the ground, Kecila caught herself and grabbed Nala's leg dragging her across the ground Kilbali swung at her head which she parried away not realizing that it was a distraction Kilbali had already struck her arm releasing Nala, Kecila threw her paw at Kilbali's face he sidestepped it effortlessly before avoiding her real attack which was aimed at his chest he then parried away two more while Nala jumped on Kecila and kicked her in the spine before pulling her downwards and throwing her Vitani meanwhile had pulled herself up and grabbed the hurdling Kecila throwing her over her shoulder and over the edge. Vitani, Nala and Kilbali all pulled themselves up.

"Don't think it's over you've just convinced me to fight harder" Kecila said throwing herself up spinning around and knocking all three down with swift kicks one hitting the jaw another the forehead the final the chest she then landed as a gracefully as a ballerina.

"Half my strength that should suffice" She said while staring down at her opponents this fight wasn't going to last much longer.

Kovu and Kurongu rushed through the jungle watching as Kiara and Simba traveled down the river while Kovu continued following the scent he detected.

"Where is it?" Kovu asked.

"Dad" Umoja said emerging from a bush Uhuru with him.

"Umoja" Kovu said shocked.

"You're alive" Kovu said before embracing his son.

"Yeah I'm fine what's going on?" Umoja asked.

"We're getting Simba out of here what are you doing here?" Kovu asked.

"We assumed you would be here" Uhuru answered.

"So you two found each other" Kurongu said.

"Found each other?" Kovu said before understanding.

"Umoja you and Uhuru need to get your mother to safety Kurongu we need to help the others take down Kecila give Taka the signal" Kovu said.

"Taka?" Umoja asked.

"There's no time Umoja go" Kovu said.

Umoja and Uhuru complied while Kurongu let out a roar while releasing a strange dust.

"We are ready" Taka said appearing in front of them.

"Yes channel the kings and seal Kecila now I don't think we can hold out much longer" Kurongu said.

Taka began to focus lightning crackled in the sky the energy began to form around him this was it the final hope.

Kiara struggled to keep the log afloat in the boiling water while Hatari pursued them Kiara directed them further she could see they were nearing the end of the river.

Simba began to stir regaining his consciousness, "Kiara what's going on?" Simba asked.

"Just hold on dad we're almost out of this" Kiara told him.

"I told you to leave!" Simba said angered.

"And I told you it wasn't happening!" Kiara replied.

Hatari could see they would soon escape, "mother they are nearing the end of the river they will soon escape!" Hatari shouted.

"Then leave them an attempt to reach them would be nearly suicidal" Kecila told him while turning to her enemies.

Hatari refused to just leave them his mother valued strength and he wouldn't just cower while their enemy escaped. Hatari leapt over the river and landed on the log.

"You will not leave yet brother there is much more yet to come" Hatari said.

Kecila dodged three attacks at the same time without even moving from her spot before striking them each with attacks so quick you could barely keep track of them. The three of them pulled themselves up but before they could even attack Kecila was spinning and moving all around them slicing Nala in the cheek Vitani in the ribs and Stabbing Kilbali in the side before slicing his chest they all fell at the same time. Kecila watched as they tried to pick themselves up.

"Pitiful" she said.

She then noticed Hatari on the log with Kiara and Simba what was he doing there she told him to forget it, "Hatari" she said a little surprised.

"You idiot" she said.

She then noticed her three opponents were up she threw herself in the middle of them slashing them all across the body with lightning fast strikes. Nala collapsed from the half a dozen newly acquired wounds what on earth had happened, she noticed Vitani collapsing as well bleeding from all over her body Kilbali fell to the ground as well but unlike them he looked like he was barely breathing. They couldn't get up this time.

Kecila was disappointed it was over already she noticed Hatari was still on the log, "get off you idiot" she said.

She then ignored it if he wanted to get boiled fine she then felt a strange energy all around her it was wrapped around her and tightening.

"This is over Kecila" Taka told her appearing in front of her.

"So you were Kurongu's Mungu you were the one who freed Sarafina from my grip" Kecila said.

"Now I have you and this ends here" Taka said.

"Don't bet on it" Kecila growled while struggling against him.

Nala and Vitani struggled to pull them up Vitani stared up to find Yatima looking down on her.

"Get up whatever's going on it's working we have to hold her off until it's done" Yatima said lifting Vitani up.

"How did you?" she asked.

"I followed your scent as well as theirs" Yatima said.

The hyenas revealed themselves, "you came for us" one said.

"I came for all of you but the truth is Vitani is right we're going to need you to help us so we can stop this" Yatima said the hyenas stared at both Yatima and Vitani before bowing respectfully.

"You have protected us now we will you" another said.

Nala, Vitani and Yatima along with the other hyenas stared down at Kecila who was struggling against Taka.

"Now!" Yatima screamed they all charged at Kecila and slashed at her body ravaging her entire form.

"Arrggh! I didn't expect this but I won't go down that easily" Kecila said a smirk appearing she then began filling the entire area with flames closing them on everyone.

"This is it keep the pressure finish her off" Nala shouted while they all unleashed a barrage of blows on her Kecila screamed in pain while laughing at the same time.

"This is more of a fight than I imagined I'll remember this for years to come!" Kecila laughed while drawing the flames closer, Kecila felt a new pain she turned to see Kilbali slicing away at her.

"This is for Uru!" he cried.

Kecila felt herself weakening was this actually happening was she about to give it her all and still lose regardless.

Hatari swung his claws at Kiara who dodged them while also reaching for Simba who moved out of the way but was still having trouble standing he managed to strike Hatari in the jaw before being knocked on his back, Kiara charged him pushing him towards the edge Hatari struggled and kicked her away before she fell of he caught her and placed her to the side Simba swung at him again which he dodged.

"Why did you safe her" Simba asked.

"I hold no ill will to her" Hatari answered he then swung at Simba he narrowly avoided it before grabbing his paw and pushing against him Hatari began to push Simba back pushing his body back and his forcing his head near the boiling water, when the log was suddenly shaken by a sudden impact with a wall sending Hatari tumbling off and desperately clinging to the log.

Kecila struggled against Taka's energies but it was no use she didn't have anything left there was nothing to complain about she fought well and it was one of the most exciting battles she ever had.

"I guess that's it good fight" Kecila said while smiling at all of them.

"We've done it we have her" Yatima said.

"Just a few more moments and it will be done" Taka said.

Kecila continued struggling it wouldn't do any good but she had to give it her all she then caught sight of the log, Hatari was dangling from it what did the moron do.

"Why didn't you listen to me you fool" Kecila said silently.

She then watched as Hatari was about to slip into the boiling waters, just let him go just like she let Ed go she didn't like it but it was necessary for her to be what she truly was but then again why were those feeling still there just like Ahadi.

"Forget it they'll go away just ignore them" she said quietly.

She watched as Hatari's grip began to loosen she then saw Ed sitting beside her planning their future he really did remind her of Ed, the son she was forced to sacrifice for her nature she did it once she could do it again. Hatari briefly touched the water and screamed in pain and in that instant something changed.

"Hatari!" Kecila cried out in fear.

Taka was stunned by her reaction did he just hear that.

Kecila with a single burst blasted Taka back with strength she didn't know she had she then turned to Hatari and began draining the heat from the river when Vitani tried to subdue her Taka also resumed his attack.

Yatima watched as Vitani tried to hold her back but he also noticed Kecila's arm ripping free he charged towards Vitani the last reminder of his sister the true hope of the hyena species they couldn't lose her.

"Get off of me!" Kecila screamed in rage she tore her arm free and thrust it at Vitani only for Yatima to knock it away.

"Yatima get out of here!" Vitani told him.

Kecila snarled and grabbed Yatima's paw she then knocked Vitani back she then tightened her grip around his neck.

"I didn't think I would be attacked by my own kind but it won't save you" Kecila growled.

"It doesn't matter I protected my clan I'm willing to die for that" Yatima said pride fully.

Kecila snapped his neck and tossed him aside, "go ahead and die then!" Kecila spat not paying him any heed she immediately rushed to Hatari's location.

Vitani approached Yatima's body this wasn't supposed to happen they were all supposed to go back together forge a new life for the hyenas instead he came for her despite her always standing against him even bringing up his sister.

"No, no, no" Vitani said while looking at him.

"You can't die we need you" Vitani sobbed the other hyenas joined her around his body.

"You were the one who protected them in the end" Vitani said sorrowfully.

The other hyenas picked up his body turning to Vitani, "what are we going to do?" Vitani asked.

"We have to leave get back home" one of them told her.

"You're right we have to go" Vitani said regretfully.

"You're just leaving the battle isn't won yet" Nala told her.

"Look around you it's not going to be that was our only chance it didn't work!" Vitani shouted.

"I won't leave no matter" Nala said.

"Then you'll die" Vitani told her before departing with the other hyenas as she left with them she glanced at Yatima's body again.

"I'm so sorry Shauku" she cried.

Hatari was about to lose his grip while Simba reached for him.

"Brother!" he called out to him.

Hatari was confused why on earth would he offer him his paw was it some trick, Kiara was reaching for him as well.

"Hatari!" she called out to him but it was too late he slipped and expected to feel the burning agony of the water instead it only felt warm and an instant later he was pulled out he looked up and saw mother holding him it felt comforting she then placed him on the ground. He looked up at her she seemed worried it was the most emotion he had ever seen her show.

"I told you to stay away" she said angered.

"Mother I didn't want to look like a coward" Hatari reasoned.

"You would've been dead" Kecila said her voice filled with real fear.

"Mother I'm sorry" Hatari told her.

Kecila looked at him she embraced him tightly and then threw him aside in disgust, "what am I doing" she said while looking at Simba and Kiara in rage.

She then looked at everyone still on the ledge fury in her eyes, "what did I just do" she said seething.

"What did you just make me do!" she screamed to the heavens blasting the log to splinters sending Simba and Kiara bouncing off of the grass.

She then blasted the ledge literally sending it toppling down Nala nearly slid off but a jolt from the wind caused a vine to catch her the ledge crashed into the river knocking everyone on it unconscious, she turned to Kiara grabbing her by the neck and throwing her into a tree.

"You, you have done something I will never forgive" Kecila spat.

"You have made me feel!" Kecila roared before punting Kiara aside.

Taka was dumbfounded what the heck just happened Kecila snapped he didn't think she was capable of snapping they had to escape quickly before she killed everyone.

Vitani was rushing to escape the jungle with the hyenas when some force blasted a tree to pieces several meters from her stood Kecila looking furious.

"This moment will never be repeated you're all going to die!" Kecila screamed before unleashing what could only be described as the fires of hell towards them.

Vitani and the hyenas tried to avoid it but it was to big to escape Vitani pushed the hyenas out of the way only to tackled out of it's path.

"Thanks I didn't think we could" Vitani said before looking up to see her father Scar standing over her.

"What?" Vitani said.

"Stay hidden don't let her see you" he told her.

Vitani still couldn't believe it that couldn't have been him her father was telling her father was telling the truth, she turned to her hyenas who looked equally shocked.

"Listen to him keep Yatima's body safe that is one of our top priorities" Vitani told them.

Simba watched as the completely psychotic Kecila burned everything in her path this wasn't expected he never would've believed this possible. Kecila roared to the heavens and unleashed a flame that was slowly consuming everything in the jungle everyone was completely incapacitated she was going to kill everyone Simba forced himself up and charged towards her before she could react he wrenched her paw back.

"What do you think you're going to accomplish?" Kecila seethed.

"A lot you were in my head once something tells me the link can work the other way I won't let you hurt anyone else" Simba roared.

He then used the energy Hatari shared with him to access Hatari's link to her.

"No that's mine how dare you use my bond with mother!" Hatari said in rage.

Simba ignored him and began focusing enforcing his will on her Kecila struggled against him the fire began to collapse in on itself while Kecila tried to force it to enlarge but Simba's will kept holding her at bay. Simba could feel Kecila's energy it was similar to when he made contact with his father but darker he pushed against her resulting in her sinking her claws into his shoulder he could feel both the sharp and burning pain the flame now completely surrounded them.

Nala painfully pulled herself from the ledge Kecila tore from the earth she saw Kilbali who could barely stand she then turned her attention to the center of the jungle Kiara was sprawled out on the ground unconscious Pumba was out as well and a few feet away there was massive swirling inferno and in the middle of it Simba and Kecila what was he doing ignoring the pain she felt she lifted Kilbali up resting him on the ground before running towards Simba.

Umoja and Uhuru found Kiara broken on the ground.

"Mom!" Umoja said while lifting her up.

"Is she alright?" Uhuru asked.

"Mom wake up" Umoja said.

Kiara recognized the voice was she dead, "Umoja" she said staring up at him he was standing with Uhuru wait Uhuru wasn't dead.

"Umoja! You're alive" she cried hugging her son tightly.

"I can't believe you're alive" Kiara said shedding tears of joy.

"Mom what's going on?" Umoja asked.

Kiara turned her attention the inferno forming around Simba and Kecila, "dad" Kiara said in shock.

Kovu and Kurongu were fighting their way through the ruins of the jungle when the caught sight of a massive fiery.

"What in the world is that?" Kurongu asked.

"I don't know but Simba's scent is there we have to hurry!" Kovu cried.

"What's going on Kovu" Kurongu asked him.

"No time Simba's in trouble" Kovu said while racing towards the inferno.

Kilbali pulled himself up and gazed at the rising fire where he saw Simba struggling with Kecila what was he doing, "Simba get out of there!" he cried.

Vitani and the hyenas watched as the fire continued to shrink around it Vitani caught sight of Kiara, Nala as well as Umoja and Uhuru they were alive too no one was moving only staring in complete awe at the spectacle before them it wasn't like they could do anything anyway.

Simba continued to force the flame to shrink until it completely encompassed them concealing them from everyone else.

"You are persistent and I grow tired of this!" Kecila growled the fire around them completely dissipated leaving only the burning heat around them.

Simba plunged his claws into Kecila who only growled in anger she then drove her claws into his chest.

"You die then everyone else" Kecila hissed.

"No, nobody else" Simba told her he then grabbed her paw and held it in place before focusing again gathering all the fire he and Kecila were fighting for.

He could feel it his mind was beginning to slip soon Kecila would force him out and unleash the inferno upon everyone he had to use all of her energy before she could and he knew how. Simba could feel his body temperature rising, the burning heat of it slowly consuming him, his whole body began to emit a burning smoke which rose out of every inch of him he let out a scream of agony but pushed on enduring the pain for the sake of everyone he loved. Simba's body literally erupted into flames his screams turning into a mighty roar.

As the climatic struggle between Simba and Kecila neared its end Kovu and Kurongu arrived on the scene Kovu turned to the battle and his eyes went wide with terror Simba was beginning to be consumed by fire. Everyone watched in horror as Simba's body was consumed by flames this wasn't happening it wouldn't end like this it couldn't end like this. Simba turned his gaze to them they meant the world to him he would risk everything for them he always wondered what his father felt when diving into that stampede did he have any regrets now he knew, Simba regretted nothing so long as they lived he turned to Kiara and somehow found the strength to speak.

"It's all in your paws now I believe in you" Simba told his daughter.

With a final burst of strength Simba unleashed an inferno meant to destroy an entire kingdom and focused all of it directly into himself, Kiara and Nala both cried out in anguish.

"Dad!" Kiara screamed.

"Simba!" Nala cried out.

Simba let out one final powerful roar before his entire body erupted into a massive inferno of fire and burned to ash.

The inferno was completely gone and the jungle still standing everyone stared in complete shock and denial at what happened even Hatari was surprised, Kecila looked down at the ashes that was once the great king Simba.

"I cannot deny this you proved me wrong well done warrior Simba you are among the greatest" Kecila said before bowing respectfully.

She then attempted to summon her power only to realize Simba drained most of it.

"Hatari we are leaving" Kecila said.

"As you wish mother" Hatari said he departed with Kecila but not before briefly looking back at Kiara.

Kiara, Nala, Kovu, Umoja and Uhuru all gathered around Simba's remains staring down at them in anguish.

"No, no, dad no, dad" Kiara struggled to say something else but she couldn't she collapsed onto the ground sobbing while aggressively rubbing her head against the ground letting her tears fall to the scorched ground Kovu approached her lifting her chin he allowed her to bury her face in his mane he could feel her tears as well his own which he didn't bother fighting. Nala watched them weep while struggling to fight her own tears.

"There's nothing wrong with showing tears over this I did" Vitani told her while tears streamed down her cheeks.

"I can't give in I have to be strong" Nala said while struggling not to choke on her words she looked at the remains of her mate her broken sobbing daughter her grandson lowering his head in sorrow while Uhuru struggled to keep him up, they were all breaking their pain and grief consuming them, she couldn't she had to be strong she was the only one who could.

"I have to be strong" Nala sobbed a single tear falling from each eye.
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Re: The Lion King War of ideals

Postby Hatari05 » October 18th, 2018, 3:54 am

: Finale 12:

In remembrance

So what are your thoughts on what just happened i know i usually have a comment after large chapters but i really wanted to keep that under wraps, which was a central reason the chapter didn't have a title i felt it was spoilerish now let us go into the aftermath of that devastating battle. If you review this story refrain from mentioning the end of the last chapter or even a large chunk of it, I do not want it spoiled for others.

At the center of the hyena jungle a massive gathering was taking place a gathering was taking place between both lions and hyenas all had arrived for this day to remember one being of true greatness a being who in a way was connected to all of them, today they would forever remember Simba the last king of the Pride Lands. They all sat gathered around a single grave that was formed.

"In life we face hardship we all endure pain and loss this applies to all" Kilbali said.

"We are then left with a choice give into it or rise above it" he said, while everyone looked on at the grave many started to sob.

"Simba showed us this, he lost more than any person ever should he struggled he stumbled and at times he would fall but he would always rise again he faced a never ending battle with his pain and his hate" Kilbali stated while beginning to spread a thing of dirt on the grave.

"But in the end he chose to be the best of himself a hero we can all be proud of, an ideal we strive for, in his memory we must all now live on and ensure the dream the world he hoped for is made a reality" Kilbali finished.

Kiara listened to Kilbali's speech while Kovu gazed at her sadly she knew what Kilbali meant Simba entrusted her with it.

"Now would anyone like to say anything" Kilbali asked.

Nala stepped forward approaching her mates grave, "Simba was a unique lion I knew him for my entire life" Nala said struggling to remain composed.

"He was my best friend and though I never admitted it I deep down always wanted to be his queen I didn't realize this until I lost him" Nala said desperately fighting her tears.

"When I found him words couldn't describe my, I knew we were meant to be" Nala continued.

Uhuru acknowledged Nala's words and still struggled with them were really anyone meant to be.

"The birth of our son, our daughter we always endured everything together we defined each other completed each other" Nala said as tears forced themselves from her eyes despite her efforts.

"We were meant to spend our lives together" Nala sobbed.

"We were, we, I, I lo ved" Nala struggled before collapsing and sobbing into the dirt she beat her paw into the ground while screaming in anguish.

Kovu and Kiara approached Nala and helped her up her cheeks stained with tears.

"It's alright Nala I'll handle this" Kovu told her.

Nala shuffled past him not even bothering to hide her sobs.

Kovu turned to Kiara, "I can't not now" Kiara choked out.

"I understand" Kovu said he then approached Simba's grave.

"We all have a purpose in this world something we were meant to do rarely can we discover this for ourselves Simba helped me find mine and I ironically helped him find his" Kovu said.

"We both built each other up we both betrayed and hurt each other but none of that matters because no matter what in the end he was, no he still is my friend because I know he is here among us now I know what he has entrusted to me and all of us and it is in his memory that I will see it fulfilled for Simba" Kovu said while bowing respectfully.

"You wanted to be worthy of your father's legacy you were, my friend, you were" Kovu said while bowing the rest of the crowd bowed as well honoring the memory of Simba he would remain with them forever.

Kovu approached Kiara who was also with Uhuru and Umoja, "you honored him Kovu" Kiara told him.

"Yeah dad you did well" Umoja replied.

"Thank you where's Vitani?" Kovu asked.

"Saying a final prayer for Yatima" Uhuru said.

"Right I almost forgot they both happened in the same day" Kovu replied with sorrow.

"I was going to actually pay my final respects to him" Uhuru said.

"I'll go with you" Umoja said.

"No I need to do this alone" Uhuru said before leaving them.

Umoja watched her leave, "go with her son" Kiara told him.

"She didn't want me to" Umoja said.

"She doesn't want to admit her pain I already saw this once" Kovu told him.

"Always stand by the one you love" Kiara said.

"Mom" Umoja said.

"You have an important role to play Umoja you have no idea how important you and Uhuru will be" Kovu told him.

Umoja looked at his father and mother, "go she needs you" Kiara said.

Umoja turned and followed Uhuru.

Kiara turned to her mate, "so what do we do now?" Kiara asked him.

"We forge on you and I both knew we would have to face this moment some day" Kovu told her.

"I know I just don't think I was ever properly prepared for it" Kiara stated.

"Neither was I but my friend is counting me I can't fail him" Kovu said.

"What do we do against Kecila Taka's plan didn't work" Kiara said.

"She's not invincible with enough aid and will we can beat her" Kovu said.

"I'll have to deal with Hatari then" Kiara said.

"Kiara revenge won't help" Kovu told her.

"I'm not after it he's my uncle he's family and I felt something inside him the tears he's shown I believe we can reach him" Kiara said.

"Kiara that's ridiculous he wants to destroy the world" Kovu stated.

"Why what kind of life would drive someone to hate this world so much?" Kiara asked.

"I can't kill him I can't kill anyone not ever again that's not who I am" Kiara said.

"Then let me I'll stop him" Kovu said.

"No Kovu we stopped the crusade without having to kill anyone Uhuru and Umoja stopped the chaos we don't have to kill him" Kiara told him.

"How can you be certain" Kovu asked.

"Why did Scar do what he did why did Zira don't you see how did we stop Zira we understood her pain and we felt for her if I'm truly going to build a new world I will not have it build on bloodshed" Kiara stated.

Kovu tried to respond to what she said but couldn't it was a hopeful thought but not a realistic one.

"Kiara that's a noble ideal but it's not realistic" Kovu told her.

"But it's what I truly believe and I'll fight for it till I have nothing left" Kiara said softly.

"He killed your father you don't want me to" Kovu tried to say.

"It won't bring them back instead another member of my family will be dead someone I may have been able to help" Kiara said.

"Okay I'll trust you on this one" Kovu told her. The two of them nuzzled each other the future was in their paws now and they would fight to preserve it.

Vitani was silently praying in memory of Yatima when she detected a presence.

"There's no need to hide we both probably have much to say" Vitani said.

Uhuru stepped forward standing in front of Yatima's grave, "did he die for nothing?" Uhuru asked.

"No nobody does he sacrificed himself to ensure we survived and so long as a single life is preserved it will never be in vain" Vitani told her.

"You really have embraced it haven't you?" Uhuru said surprised.

Vitani turned to her, "I embraced something that gave me a hope I desperately needed you are stronger than that" Vitani told her.

"He was my uncle" Uhuru said.

"I heard him call my mother his sister" she stated.

"He was and he dedicated himself to protecting you" Vitani told her she then detected another scent.

"We are not alone case of advice stalking isn't romantic Umoja" she said with a smirk.

"Umoja I told you to stay away!" Uhuru told him.

"With boys sometimes you have to say the opposite though that doesn't always work" Vitani joked.

"Uhuru you don't have to deal with this pain alone I want to be besides through it all" Umoja told her.

Vitani was intrigued by the turn things were taking she knew they were close but apparently they had fallen in love.

"Kopa really is right love is above anything even a century of hatred" Vitani told them.

"How can it work?" Uhuru asked.

"What we love each other Uhuru" Umoja told her.

"No one will accept us what happens if we marry what do I become" Uhuru asked him.

"My queen" Umoja answered.

"I'm a hyena I can't be queen I hate royalty how could I become one?" Uhuru questioned.

She turned to Vitani, "how" she asked.

"You have to find that answer yourself you both have an important role to play now" Vitani told her.

"No can't we just love each other?" Umoja demanded.

"You forfeited that chance the moment a lion loved a hyena just as I did the moment Kopa and I were the first cubs to fall in love" Vitani stated.

"So I just accept it I become queen I'm not fit for that" Uhuru said.

"Uhuru you can be a leader hyena or not" Umoja told her.

"No I'm an anarchist should someone who doesn't believe in leadership at all really become a ruler?" Uhuru asked.

"I just want to spend my life with you that's all" Umoja said.

"Thank you" Uhuru said Umoja embraced her.

"Will you two join us in Yatima's memory" Vitani asked.

They all gathered around a massive group of hyenas joining her.

"Thank you all for coming we are here to pay our final respect to Yatima one of the last survivor of the original hyena clan, he wanted nothing more than to protect us all and that is what he lived for and ultimately in the end the survival of this clan this family meant more to him than his own life he was noble more so than many I have known he was strong yet detached I hope you can hear us Yatima as we pay our last respect" Vitani said.

One hyena placed a carved stone in the grave, "thank you for protecting us all" he said.

Another placed a strange shell in, "you have guided us this far and we will never forget your sacrifice" she said.

The Pup then came and placed a flower in, "you will always be here within us" he said Vitani smiled and nodded.

Uhuru approached, "I wish I could of known you I have nothing to give all I can I say I'm happy I at least met you I love you uncle" she said before bowing.

Vitani then approached it, "may I have a moment in private this is just between me and him" she said.

They all gathered out but Umoja moved back in what was she doing this funeral was different than the one he just witnessed yet similar.

"He may be a hyena but he is no less noble and heroic Mufasa, Simba, Kopa help him find his way" she said.

she then placed her paw on her chest and closed her eyes, "Yatima has passed on I ask that when the kings deliver him you welcome him into your paradise let him find peace, amen" Vitani said before opening her eyes.

Vitani sat in silence while Umoja watched that was Kurongu's faith and the great kings coexisting he knew it he knew he was right deep down they could all coexist.

Vitani felt the air around her someone was here, "I never would have imagined you would achieve such a balance not after how broken you were" Taka told her.

"So I did see you what they told me was true" Vitani said.

"Yes I thought I could stop her but I couldn't it seems the only time my plans work are when they're hurting others" Taka said.

"I hurt others too, why do you still let this consume you dad?" Vitani told him.

"I'm not your father I stole you from him and let your real mother descend into madness" Taka said with regret.

"Kurongu is my father but so are you, you both were there for me when I needed you and when one could no longer the other would I love you both, my fathers" Vitani said.

"Kopa I'll always thank him for getting you off the dark path I set you" Taka said.

"Father why are you so in pain?" Vitani asked him.

"I shouldn't be trusted you have no idea what I've done what I am still doing" Taka told her.

"You are here for a reason otherwise you would either be among the stars or the inferno" Vitani said.

"I'm trying to prove I am worthy" Taka said.

"Just like him where is he I couldn't find him anywhere?" Vitani asked.

"Kurongu's disappeared no one knows where" Taka said.

"Whatever you're doing it has to be for more than just atonement it has to be not out of pain but I desire to help others" Vitani told him.

"I am proud of you and Kovu, and Nuka all of you" Taka said.

"You deserved to have a father" Taka said sorrowfully.

"We did we had a wonderful father remember those moments as well as the bad" Vitani told him while leaving.

"I love you dad" Vitani said smiling at him.

Taka smiled at her before fading.

Umoja was seeing it all the same belief he embraced perhaps he and Uhuru could lead them but still maintain what they belief after all Vitani believes both and even acknowledges having two fathers she is both pride lander and hyena leader, she was lion and hyena wait that was it. He turned away and left the chamber where he saw Uhuru waiting for him.

"What did you see?" Uhuru asked him.

"The seeds of change" Umoja said.

He then stared at the hyenas as well as the pride landers he looked at Yatima's memorial and Simba's they were all coexisting now and he knew the truth about what his parents meant he and Uhuru were vital in building the new world because they were the only ones who could bring the hyenas into the new world because they were both, just like Vitani, lion and hyena.
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Re: The Lion King War of ideals

Postby Hatari05 » October 18th, 2018, 3:57 am

: Finale 13:

The Answer

Hatari returned to the jungle where he saw his mother sitting by the river this was the second time he found her here what happened that had shaken her so much.

"Are you alright mother?" Hatari asked.

"Don't call me that!" Kecila growled.

"It's how I see you" Hatari said.

"You are not my son!" Kecila shouted.

"I don't have a family I never had a family!" Kecila yelled.

Hatari tried not to cry and turned away he was expecting this moment, when all of sudden Kecila grabbed him and hugged him tightly, she then growled and pushed him aside.

"Get away from me" she hissed.

What was going on she was borderline schizophrenic, "what is wrong with you?" Hatari asked.

"You, I can't be around you at the moment, now get out of my sight" she demanded.

"I need you I can't accomplish this without you" Hatari told her.

"Fine come here" Kecila said irritated.

He stepped forward and Kecila placed her paw on his head channeling a bunch of her energy into him. Hatari stumbled from the transfer.

"I gave you some of my demonic energy now go burn whatever you want just stay away from me" Kecila spat.

Hatari felt his heart breaking they were suppose to do this together, "I love you mother" he told her before turning away.

Kecila heard his words echoing in her mind she felt that same pain she experienced at the battle as well as with Ahadi.

"Do not speak to me, leave or I swear I'll tear out your guts!" she screamed.

Hatari bolted away from her crying what was going on she had always loved him and if she didn't why bother saving him, why didn't she just let him die so long ago.

Over twenty five years ago, Hatari just wanted to die he had no reason to live everyday was just an exercise in suffering and torture physical emotional, psychological it never ended he would work until his body couldn't move anymore and then he would be tortured for not having infinite strength he got used to that it was his other service he couldn't stand anymore. Hatari watched as yet another lioness left his designated cave, she turned to him disappointed.

"I was told better it wasn't worth the investment" she told him.

"Apologies I'm not at my best" he told her.

"Yeah a lot of others think that too" she said bluntly.

"Well I apologies to them too" Hatari said lifelessly.

"Be silent I came for you to entertain not talk" she said knocking him down to the ground before clawing his back.

He didn't cry out in pain his back had been split open a hundred times.

"Clearly the products broken" she said before storming out of the cave.

The truth was Hatari agreed, he was broken how couldn't he be he was forced to do all this since he was a cub. Maasi entered and saw the lifeless look on Hatari's face.

"It lost another one why did I buy this product again" he asked softly.

"Should we tinker" a lion asked.

"No that only left him unable to perform for days, the products broken" Maasi said calmly.

"Should we try to fix it" the lion asked.

"No I thinks it's broken for good, dispose of it" Maasi said as if he were talking about a simple clean up.

Hatari found himself lifted off the ground, "what are you doing I'm doing what you tell me to" he said in a dead voice.

Maasi stabbed him right in the chest causing Hatari to gag and choke, he could taste his blood.

"Cut it up" Maasi said uncaring.

The lions sliced him across the ribs and back they then sliced his cheeks letting his blood drip on the floor.

"Cauterize the wounds then tie it to a tree leave it until it expires then ship it back to it's original owner tell him it was defective" Maasi said.

Hatari hung from a tree his body was covered with burns he could barely move as the sun bared down on him.

"I thought it would've surely expired after four days" Maasi said blankly.

"I'm getting hungry we still got food" the second said.

"Just take bits of the product shipping it back anyway" Maasi told him.

Hatari didn't understand why were they so cruel to him why was the world so cruel to him what did he do to deserve it he heard stories of others where the lioness that laid beside them loved them, where your family enjoyed your company and cared about your pain, where was his why did he live if this was all he would get there was no point anymore he should just let himself die.

"Where was my happiness, my love, why wasn't I given a life worth living" he choked while letting his tears fall, he looked up at his tormentors.

"I don't care what you do I'm tired of this hell that is my life just do one descent thing in your life and kill me I don't want this I never did" Hatari sobbed.

"Then you are pathetic" a smooth almost soothing yet teasing voice told him.

He looked up and saw a thing a creature standing in front of him it had a hunched over back and hands with long claws half a foot long and spikes coming out of it's shoulder talon like legs and horns that protruding from it's forehead before twisting around it's head and running downward into it's spine and around it's skeleton.

Hatari stared at it in shock, "what are you?' he asked in fear.

"No doubt I startle you but I assure you there is nothing to fear well not yet anyway" The Demon said.

"Are you here to claim my soul?" Hatari asked.

"Actually yes, I came here to take another broken soul and well the kings can do whatever they want with you but I don't like the idea of being a errand girl" The Demon said casually as if this was a normal conversation.

"Just take me" Hatari told her.

"Really I have an alternative you hate them don't you?" The Demon asked him.

"Yes" Hatari answered.

"Then kill them rip yourself free of that tree and spill their blood you've endured worse than this if you sit back and let them kill you then you deserve to die" The Demon said coldly.

"I'm not important" Hatari said.

"Then make yourself important I see a strong lion in front of me will you prove me wrong Hatari" The Demon said.

Hatari took in her words she saw something in him she spoke his name she knew it she didn't see him as just a product this thing saw him as more of a living being than the world did he had to see more of her be alongside her.

Hatari thrashed against the tree tearing at the vines screaming not just at the pain he was feeling but the freedom he was taking his scream turned into a feral roar and he ripped himself free even as lion and Maasi were attempting to hold him in place he knocked them aside and pulled himself down. They all looked at him in fear.

"What's the matter I thought I was a useless product" he said in rage while pinning them down.

"Tell me my name" he demanded.

"Hatari, you're Hatari" the lion cried while Maasi looked at him in surprise.

"It means threat you really should've taken that into consideration" he growled he listened to his whimpering begs in satisfaction he then drove his claws through the lion's heart he then turned to Maasi.

Hatari grabbed Maasi by the neck and lifted him off the ground.

"Put me down you rat!" Maasi demanded.

"So you can show emotion, does that include fear?" Hatari said sadistically before pinning him down and baring his fangs.

"Okay you win you can have your freedom I'll give you my business you can have anything you want" Maasi begged while Hatari grinned.

"What do you want?!" Maasi said.

"Hm the product seems broken lets fix it" Hatari told him while grinning.

"Please let me go it was all business!" Maasi pleaded Hatari placed his paw over his mouth.

"It's defective well I guess we'll just have to break it down" Hatari said cruelly before allowing him to speak again.

"Please don't do this no, no!" Maasi begged.

Hatari stared into Maasi fearful eyes he then let him beg some more when his pathetic pleas no longer satisfied him he ripped him to shreds.

Hatari stood over the corpses he felt free for the first time it was his choice all thanks to her he would dead if she didn't inspire him.

"I can feel you where are you?" he asked.

"I'm afraid I can't fully show myself dear" The Demon told him.

"Who are you?" he asked.

"I was once the butcher known as Kecila" she told him expecting him to cower and run.

"A beautiful name I owe you my life you have shown me a feeling no one has" Hatari told her.

"what you didn't have a mother" Kecila said.

"No but I've been born anew thanks to you will you accept the title of my mother?" he asked.

Her spirit towered over him she reached down and stroked his cheek.

"I think we can both help each other my dear Hatari" she told him affectionately.

"Thank you mother" Hatari said for the first time in his life smiling.

Hatari remembered it clearly it wasn't long after he took retribution on his first adoptive family his hatred was all consuming even more so after watching Simba and his family it was through mother that he discovered the truth about himself he could not imagine finishing this without her but he had to the fated moment with his brother awaited.

Kovu was pacing around the area pondering their next course of action he knew while Kiara was deep in thought

"It's a good thing you stay on one place otherwise I would've never found you" Taka said appearing before them.

"Scar" Kiara said.

"I expected more of a surprise" Taka said.

"Kovu already told me" Kiara told him.

"Good I was hoping I wouldn't have to explain everything again I need you both to come with me" Taka told them.

"Why?" Kovu asked.

"The situation has changed Hatari mentioned something to Simba before the attack something I think the rest of you must know find Vitani as well as Uhuru and Umoja" Taka said.

"my mother and Kilbali as well?" Kiara asked.

"Yes if we are to succeed everyone must know" Taka said.

"Gather them all" he said.

Kurongu was sitting at the edge of the gorge staring at the bottom once more just like he did long ago would he do it this time there wasn't any reason not to they were all dead it didn't matter. He had nothing they had nothing whatever they still had would dead soon enough, he lost his mate his god, his faith, the final hope failed his friend died it was all over he couldn't endure any longer because he knew the next thing he would have to endure is Kovu and Vitani's deaths and he wouldn't watch that he would rather die so he would.

Nala was sitting alone in a shallow pond lying on her back the wind was comforting but it was not enough to lift her spirits she had failed in the end she was right she was worthless Nala the warrior had as little purpose as the rest, why was she even here she couldn't help any of them she was supposed to be strong but couldn't be all the skill in the world didn't matter all the determination useless, because it still didn't change the fact that she didn't know who she was and she was beginning to think there wasn't an answer the wind brushed against her more gently.

"You can't help Kopa" she said sorrowfully.

A voice spoke to her but it wasn't Kopa, "you never wanted my help" he told her.

Nala looked up in shock it couldn't be she looked down at the water and saw him staring at her in the water the wind swirled around the reflection and he appeared in front of her.

"I've missed you Nala" Huzuni told her.

Kurongu prepared to jump from the gorge this was it finally he would be reunited with his beloved Hasara only for the wind to begin pushing him back what was going on.

"Stop fighting and let me go" Kurongu growled.

The wind blew him away from the gorge and he hit the ground, "sorry for the roughness but you would be dead if I didn't" a voice told him.

Kurongu looked up and saw a cub with gold fur and a brown tuft he knew him everyone did.

"Prince Kopa" Kurongu said.

"Just Kopa please" Kopa replied.

"I don't know what you want from me and I don't care I'm done fighting a futile battle" Kurongu stated.

"You've been through a tough time mind if I sit here?" Kopa said politely.

"Couldn't you just float?" Kurongu asked mockingly.

"Actually yes I could but that would kind of be showing off" Kopa replied.

"What do you want I thought you only concern yourself with your pride" Kurongu said.

"That's true and everyone is a part of it" Kopa told him.

"Including you" he said softly.

"What do I have to live for?" Kurongu demanded.

"You know the answer to that" Kopa told him.

"It's hopeless we're done" Kurongu tried to reason.

"It's never hopeless so long as you are willing to believe and have faith" Kopa told him.

"Vitani persuaded you" Kurongu said.

"No but I have faith regardless in her in my father my mother and my sister along with everyone else you had faith too" Kopa said compassionately.

"Until it was proven a lie" Kurongu said pained.

"How?" Kopa asked.

Nala couldn't believe it he was really here after all these years, "Huzuni, how are you?" Nala asked.

"I've been here for a long time the moment you began to lose your sense of self" Huzuni told her.

"Have you been watching over me the whole time" Nala asked him her voice cracking with emotion.

"No I wish I could say yes but I couldn't watch you and Simba it would be too painful I'm sorry" Huzuni told her.

"I know I should just endure it my pain doesn't matter compared to you two" Huzuni told her.

"No, that was always your problem you're not just a hyena and I wasn't faking" Nala told him.

"I did care about you but it was too late I won't say I regret it I loved Simba but in the end I think I" Nala began to say.

"I don't know" Nala said while placing her paws on her head.

"I hate seeing you like this I've tried to protect you the best I could" Huzuni told her quietly.

"You put my fur out you put out the fire that surrounded us you slowed our fall on the ledge in the jungle" Nala said in realization.

"I could never watch you die the truth is Nala I was in what could only be called paradise when I sensed your pain I willingly tore myself from it because I couldn't be at peace while you weren't" Huzuni told her.

Nala felt tears filling her eyes again as she stared at the hyena who loved her with everything in his heart.

Kurongu heard Kopa's question and found it absurd, "The Mungu was Scar the lion who pretty much destroyed my life and now he's done it twice, it was all him none of it was ever real!" Kurongu roared.

"How could've he sent Hasara what was that Kurongu?" Kopa asked him.

"What was it, an angel my beloved became an angel it was absurd I was a fool for believing it!" Kurongu spat trying not to cry.

"You're not a fool you're just in pain but why is it so difficult to believe she was doesn't that give you comfort doesn't that make you happy" Kopa asked him.

"Why be happy for something that isn't real?" Kurongu asked sorrowfully.

"There was a time when people thought the great kings weren't real some still believe it some will always believe it, are they wrong for that no because what they believe gives them something to live for to believe" Kopa told him compassionately.

"But they're almost all wrong" Kurongu said.

"Are they there are so many beliefs people have some different others very similar but they can all coexist alongside one another because the universe is infinite" Kopa said.

Kurongu listened to Kopa's words closely where was he going with this?

Nala gazed at Huzuni who returned it Nala then regretfully turned away from him.

"You can't help me not this time because there is no answer" Nala said in pain.

"I am nothing" she said lifelessly.

Huzuni had heard enough for two long Nala had ignored the truth now he would show her it.

"You're wrong I know who you are and I can tell you it if you answer one question" Huzuni told her.

"Anything" Nala asked desperately.

"Why do I love you?" Huzuni asked.

"What?" Nala said confused.

"Why did I fall in love in with you Nala?" Huzuni asked her.

"What does that have to do with anything?" Nala asked.

"Just answer it for me" Huzuni asked politely.

Nala pondered his question what did he love about her she literally gave him no reason to, "I don't know you shouldn't of" Nala answered.

Huzuni was saddened that Nala couldn't see it but st the same time happy that he could finally tell her everything he loved about her.

"You're courageous, strong, determined, selfless, responsible, kind, compassionate, supporting, loving, caring, wise, humble, respectful" Huzuni told her.

"Okay how does that answer my question who am I?" Nala asked.

"Those traits are you not a throne or a husband or even a mother but those traits that's what defines you because even if you were not queen you still would've been raised the same way you still would've been you." Huzuni told her.

"The answer is simple all those qualities all which add up to one simple and definitive answer you are Nala" Huzuni said.

"You can lose your mate, your family, your home, even your purpose but you can never lose your identity because no matter what it will always be who you are" Huzuni said compassionately.

Nala's eyes widened in realization, "if Simba wasn't king I still would've married him we would've still had Kiara and Kopa and I would've raised them the same my royal heritage does not define me" Nala said in shock.

"I know who I am" Nala said.

She turned to Huzuni, "thank you I've been blind but now I can see" Nala told him.

"That is all I wanted" Huzuni said happily.

"There's something you need to know as well I love Simba with everything in my heart but I also love you with everything in my heart never forget these words, I love you Huzuni" Nala told him compassionately while cupping his cheek.

Huzuni let the tears fall from his eyes he had longed to hear that all his life and even after, "thank you Nala" Huzuni sobbed.

"Return to your paradise you deserve it" Nala told him she then nuzzled him she could feel him fading.

"I love you Nala" Huzuni told her softly.

"I love you too Huzuni" she said sweetly.

"Who are you?" Huzuni asked before fading.

Nala stared down at her reflection she knew, "I am Nala" she said with more strength confidence and certainty then she ever had finally she was at peace with herself.

Kurongu turned to Kopa, "even if they all can coexist how do we discover the truth?" Kurongu asked.

"I have a question as well are we meant to?" Kopa asked.

"What do you mean?" Kurongu asked.

"We all wonder where we came from why we are here we all seek the answer but with how mysterious it is how no one to this very day has found out the answer simply is this we are not meant to know" Kopa said.

"But our purpose" Kurongu said.

"If you knew what you're exact purpose was in life would you even bother living it? Kopa asked.

"If we all knew why we were here we would live life only for that moment and let everything else pass by if we knew we would never be able to see how truly beautiful life is" Kopa said softly.

Kurongu couldn't believe what he heard he was everything Vitani said he was and he was right.

"For years I lived my life solely to save the world I was convinced that was my purpose yet it was meeting Hasara the birth of Vitani and Kovu the things I didn't expect that made my life special" Kurongu said while remembering it all.

"I was like that as well so certain of my purpose to protect my kingdom I never expected to fall in love with Vitani but it was absolutely the best moment of my life" Kopa said wiping away a tear.

"Are you an angel" Kurongu asked in awe.

Kopa smiled, "maybe I am even I don't know" Kopa told him.

"And it's better that way" Kurongu told him, Kopa smiled.

"Thank you" Kurongu told him.

"No this was you, you chose to listen and for that I thank you" Kopa told him while beginning to fade.

"My daughter wasn't exaggerating it was an honor meeting you" Kurongu said.

"The honor was mine never stop believing Kurongu so long as you always have faith you're dream will never die so long as we all believe our dreams will live on" Kopa said before fading away.

Kurongu sat at the gorge staring down at it here he was again and yet again a saint called him back.

"I understand" Kurongu said he then closed his eyes and placed his paw on his chest.

"I understand now I am sorry for straying thank you I am sorry my beloved Hasara but I have not earned my paradise with you but I will one day, I thank you all, amen" Kurongu said.

He had seen all the proof he would ever need and those who didn't believe he was certain so long as they lived noble lives they would be accepted there was nothing to forgive after all they were all just seeking the truth Kurongu would no longer seek the truth he already knew the answer, it didn't matter there was a beautiful life waiting for you.

So that wraps up two rather long ongoing plot points of the War of Ideals trilogy, Nala's identity crisis and the religion and faith arc. First as stated the religion faith arc is over, and it was a very hard ending to write since I had to support both sides i know it will not be to everyones liking but how do you feel about how it was resolved. What of the shocking guest appearance to Nala's wrap up were you expecting that. What's your view regarding this chapter did you like how these long running stories were wrapped up?
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Re: The Lion King War of ideals

Postby Hatari05 » October 18th, 2018, 3:59 am

: Finale 14:

The king rises

Taka led Kovu, Kiara, Vitani, Uhuru and Umoja into a cave, "why have you brought us here" Umoja asked.

"How are you here why are you still here!" Uhuru growled at him.

"I understand you will have a certain opinion about me" Taka told her.

"You betrayed my people!" Uhuru shouted.

"I'm aware of my crimes I'm trying to atone for them" Taka said.

"Uhuru calm down we don't have time for this now" Kovu said firmly.

Taka turned to them, "what I am about to tell you goes against my mission" Taka stated.

"You're mission so you were sent by something higher" Kilbali said while entering the cave.

"You shouldn't be up Kilbali you need to heal" Kiara told him.

Kilbali coughed painfully, "I don't think that will matter not much longer" he said.

"Don't say that you'll be fine" Uhuru said worried.

Kilbali looked at her and smiled he pulled himself forward many of his wounds were not even sealed yet.

"We must focus on other things what was your mission Taka" Kilbali asked.

Taka sighed he knew what he was doing could cost him an incomprehensible price but they had to know, they had to know why this conflict was happening.

Simba opened his eyes the middle of a void filled with images and memories it was the same one he had entered in his dreams. Simba looked around was he asleep.

"What's going on how did I get here?" he asked.

Simba looked at the images he could see memories of Scar, Mufasa, Kopa, and numerous others including himself.

"These are the great kings, who have passed on" Simba said.

"Wait I remember now I died, I'm one of them now" he realized he turned to the void the first images were calling him again.

"It doesn't matter anymore whatever Hatari wanted with me it's over why bring me here?" Simba asked.

He turned to the void which continued to draw him in there was something important within, he walked towards it.

"Simba stay away it has already blinded you enough" Mufasa told him.

"No there's something imported in there" Simba said.

"It's the past we must focus on the present and confront that which seeks to end our era" Mufasa said.

"No that's not what's at stake, we've already failed to prevent this" Simba said.

"Simba listen to me" Mufasa implored him.

"We're not the solution to this and the answer that is it's in there" Simba said.

"Blast it all Simba listen to me!" Mufasa thundered.

"No I won't there is something you don't want me to know but I have to, I cannot follow you not this time" Simba told him before entering the memory.

"Simba no stop!" Mufasa shouted.

Taka stared at the group of animals in front of him this was it after this he would be permanently severed from the kings.

"When I died I was lost Mufasa guided me to the afterlife. Sometime after the kings detected Kecila's spirit on earth but more importantly they detected Hatari and they knew he would pose a threat to our very reign so I was sent back to gather others to stand against it, that was the purpose of Kurongu's apocalypse to preserve the rule of the lions that is also why the truth was always hidden" Taka said.

They were all fascinated what was hidden what the society revealed.

"The society already revealed it" Kiara told him.

"No that is not what I am about to tell you this conflict began a thousand years ago when our era begun that time is now repeating itself" Taka stated.

"You mean like destiny" Uhuru asked.

"Not like it is" Taka answered he reached out his paws.

"To understand the nature of the conflict they shared this truth with me, take my paw each of you what you're about to find out no one alive save for Hatari knows" Taka told them.

They all reached out and took Taka's paw feeling the memories flowing into them.

Far away in the jungle Hatari sensed a surge of energy but could not track it's location but he sensed it the presence of his counterpart he immediately focused on it traveling into the memory as well.

Usawa stood on top of the gorge that would one day take the lifes of so many he watched as his forces clashed against a massive horde of different animals from all across the kingdom they were forcing there way towards the rock. Usawa watched as they approached he could not be bothered by them where was Machafuko? Machafuko led his anarchist forces towards the gorge it was empty without true life it symbolized what the people had been robbed off Machafuko would correct it.

"This place is rightfully yours reclaim it!" Machafuko stated.

His forces rushed into the gorge his brother's forces countered them, "you stand strong brother but you are misguided soon I will show you that only the people can bring true change" Machafuko said.

The two forces tore into each other spreading out across the lands they slammed each other into the stone walls and attempted to drive the others skull through the floor while others sliced viciously at their opponents attempting to cut into the others neck while others bit into each others shoulder brutally trying to rip out there opponents throat.

Usawa could tell things were escalating neither side had any intention of showing mercy he turned his attention to Machafuko who was also looking at his army in disappointment. Usawa climbed down the gorge charging into the battlefield he smashed through two animals a zebra and a wart hog sending them crashing to the ground, he then grabbed an antelope and threw it aside his actions actually saving it's life from what certainly would've been a fatal attack from one of his soldiers he knocked another one out this one being a panther once again saving it from a killing strike he then turned his attention to the rest he knocked two of his soldiers out of the way and slammed his paw into a cheetahs jaw before backhanding a leopard to the ground.

Machafuko watched his brothers desperate attempt to save as many of Machafuko's followers as possible he was happy to know that even though he is blinded by his ambition he still protects all life. Machafuko entered the battlefield as well grabbing a lion and smashing him into a wall he then grabbed another one lifting him off the ground and slamming him down before smashing his paw into another's temple one of his soldiers was about to impale a lion through the heart only for Machafuko to knock the lion down he turned to the follower and gave him a look of disappointment. Machafuko moved through the battle incapacitating any of Usawa soldiers that got in his way saving there lives in the process he saw Usawa standing across from him.

"Why do you spare my followers?" Machafuko asked.

"This battle is to determine the future and I will not have it built on a mountain of corpses" Usawa stated.

"Nor would I brother I seek only freedom" Machafuko told him.

"You're freedom will only lead to chaos and destruction" Usawa told him.

"You're peace will only lead to tyranny and oppression" Machafuko countered.

The two prepared to battle but found themselves hesitating, they had to fight but they didn't want to.

"I see you have claimed the rock as you're stronghold" Machafuko said.

"It is meant to defend us all" Usawa countered.

"You have no right to it, it belongs to the people as does the land" Machafuko said before attempting to swing at his brother only to hesitate again.

Usawa swung his paw but stopped mid motion, "they could never control everything by themselves" Usawa said.

"nothing and no one needs to be controlled" Machafuko stated swinging at his left cheek it deliberately missed.

It was futile neither brother could attack the other, not yet anyway. A massive roar came from above the gorge revealing an army of lions who had surrounded the gorge. Machafuko's followers turned their attention to them they were completely surrounded but still seemed ready to fight.

"Enough" Machafuko said.

"We are outnumbered this battle is over well played brother was the entire battle merely a diversion to surround us we will have trouble advancing now" Machafuko said respectfully.

"Fall back" Machafuko said.

"No I can't let you walk away" Usawa said his forces closing in on the followers.

"Very well brother unfortunately I can't allow us to be captured" Machafuko said, "there's a herd of wildebeest near this gorge I give a signal they will stampede in here you allow us to walk out of this gorge I will ask them to stand down" Machafuko stated.

"You would sacrifice your followers" Usawa said.

"No they all agreed to this before just in case we were about to be captured" Machafuko said.

"You'd be dead what difference would it matter!" Usawa shouted.

"Nothing is more important than freedom it is better to die than live in chains" Machafuko said firmly.

"Let them go we will not needlessly kill everyone in this gorge" Usawa said.

Machafuko and his followers departed the gorge the two brothers stared intensely at each other soon or later they would have to accept their battle they couldn't run from it forever.

The memory faded out showing another one this one showed Machafuko leading an attack on what would be known as Pride Rock with a massive army of animals he claimed it naming it in that very instant, Simba remembered this he dreamt about it shortly before the society arrived, he then found himself pulled into another memory.

Machafuko watched as his followers fought and struggled over resources why were they doing this.

"This cave is mine stay out of it!" A tiger growled.

"Not anymore I'm taking it" a leopard said.

"Enough it belongs to all of you there is more than enough of this land for you all" Machafuko reasoned hoping they would listen but they mostly ignored him and began trying to drag each other out.

Machafuko grabbed them both and attempting to hold them back.

"Hey let me go!" the tiger demanded.

"No you are resorting to violence against your fellow brother" Machafuko told them.

"We can do whatever we want" the leopard said.

"Yes but why fight there are other places surely one of you can compromise" Machafuko asked them.

"It's mine if he doesn't leave I'll force him" the tiger said.

"If he doesn't give it to me than I'll just take it" the leopard said.

Machafuko had enough he turned to the cave before looking at an elephant he signaled the elephant to collapse it which it agreed caving in the entire cave.

"Because you couldn't compromise now neither will get it" Machafuko said disappointed finally letting them go.

"You, this is your fault you ruined everything" the tiger roared before slicing the leopards neck.

"What are you doing?!" Machafuko shouted in terror he watched the leopard collapsed to the floor and its breathing ceased.

Machafuko was appalled he grabbed the tiger and forced him against the wall.

"You killed over a comfortable bed!" Machafuko shouted he then dragged him over to the edge of Pride Rock and threw him off watching him plunge to his death.

Machafuko sat against the wall that was awful he killed him so pointlessly and Machafuko in his anger did the same this was surely just a one time thing certainly things would get better the people were just coming to understand their newly gained freedom.

Usawa was hiding out near the borders he was appalled at what the citizens were doing to the kingdom, they had no sense of right and wrong at all there were no limits to what they did sometimes they would steal from each other sometimes they would break into others homes murder them steal their food it was disgusting.

"What's the status of the kingdom?" Usawa asked.

"It's getting worse one lion murdered an entire family others broke an antelopes leg so the pond was of no use to him when he wouldn't leave they drowned him" his soldier told him.

"Where is this lion?" Usawa asked.

"He was brought back to Pride Rock Machafuko is trying to deal with it, so much for his ideal" the soldier said.

"His ideal is not the problem and was never why I rejected it if everyone was like Machafuko this world would be a paradise but they're not this is exactly what I thought would happen how are our forces?" Usawa said.

"They're containing as much violence as possible and waiting for our next attack why haven't we attacked sir?" the lion asked.

"I wanted to give Machafuko a chance maybe he could control them but as I expected he can't not while maintaining his ideals, keep focusing on protection I don't want to attack unless we have to" Usawa stated.

The lion bowed respectfully before departing, Usawa didn't want this he desperately wanted Machafuko to be right and it broke his heart knowing that Machafuko was watching his dreams go up in flames.

Machafuko was exhausted how could so many people be so selfish he didn't understand it he was disgusted at the horrifically high number of murders he was also sick of hearing their justification at first the idea was anyone who abused another's freedom would be removed from the family but no one cared about the family it really brought him great sorrow knowing this.

"I was hungry so I took it because I can" a lion said.

"And what of the family?" Machafuko asked appalled.

"I didn't want to share it" the lion said.

Machafuko was moments away from killing him, "get him out of my sight get them all out of my sight" Machafuko said beginning to cry.

"It was their right" a zebra told him.

"Eeally would they feel the same if I slit their throat" Machafuko roared.

The animals were shocked by his reaction, "from here on you violate another's freedom I will take what you take from them" Machafuko said seething he then impaled the lion who dropped dead.

"The rest of you I give a choice I already know your crime so you can either learn to be happy with what you have or face severe consequences" Machafuko shouted.

"We didn't do anything wrong it's our choice" they all said.

"Lock them up" Machafuko seethed.

"Machafuko that goes against their rights" the zebra said.

"It's my right to make sure they don't kill anyone else lock them up" Machafuko commanded.

"Or what you'll kill me?" the zebra asked.

"No you are a good soul they'll kill you" Machafuko stated.

The zebra turned to the animals that volunteered as protectors, "if you care about protecting the innocent lock them up" she asked.

The guards looked uncertain but then complied. Machafuko watched as the animals shouted from their cage it tore him up inside why did they make him do it.

"You were right brother I was an idealistic fool" Machafuko said with sorrow but he then had an idea.

"Maybe I can make this right" he said.

He knew how to restore order and peace it defied his beliefs but there was something he cared about more than his beliefs.

Usawa was surprised things were changing in the kingdom the crimes and murder went down but now Usawa was barely seeing any animals at all anymore what was going on the lion rushed to him looking shocked.

"What's going on I was getting ready for us to strike but in the past few days there's been no need to where did the population go?" Usawa asked.

"Don't kill the messenger, they're all be rounded up people all over the kingdom are being captured and thrown in prisons" the lion said.

"Prisons Machafuko would never do that" Usawa said appalled at the mere idea.

"He has, maybe while trying to control this, maybe he resorted to tyranny to keep everyone alive" the lion said.

"That's not him there's something wrong gather our forces and meet me at Pride Rock we're going to liberate those prisons" Usawa commanded.

This was a tragedy Machafuko was so desperate to save lives he was violating his own soul.

Usawa arrived at Pride Rock there were an uncountable amount of animals locked away in cages.

"I want you to know many of you deserve this now you see the consequences of your actions" Usawa told them.

The rest of his army arrived surrounding the cages, "release them" Usawa commanded.

An army of growls surrounded them Machafuko emerged from Pride Rock being followed by an army of his own.

"If you release them they will go back to killing I am only trying to save as many lives as I can" Machafuko said desperately.

"You betrayed everything you stood for" Usawa said disappointed.

"I value life above all else" Machafuko said quietly.

"You always valued freedom more" Usawa said.

"Until I watched it destroy this place and murder countless" Machafuko said.

"It doesn't matter I'm freeing all of them" Usawa said.

"No they deserve that for wasting their freedom on such brutality they will remain in there as long as it remains necessary" Machafuko said his forces preparing to attack.

Usawa could see the sides were very evenly matched and Machafuko didn't have the same morals if a battle erupted countless would die.

"Then let us alone determine it I challenge you to a trial by combat if I win everyone will be released and you're forces will surrender if you win I will do the same" Usawa said.

"I accept I don't want to see anymore needless bloodshed" Machafuko said.

The two lions walked into the center of the area surrounding Pride Rock Machafuko looked at the sun he could see a strange occurrence happening the moon was slowly eclipsing it.

"Machafuko do we have to do this" the Zebra asked.

"There is no other choice this will be over soon" Machafuko said.

The two lions began circling each other as the sky began to darken, "will you be willing to fight me brother" Machafuko asked.

"I have to" Usawa replied.

"As must I you will understand soon" Machafuko said softly.

The two lions then charged at each meeting in battle. Machafuko swiped his paw at Usawa's head which he ducked under before swinging at his brothers left cheek which Machafuko parried away before striking him in the chin he then swung and hit him above the eye before knocking him to the ground. Machafuko leaped at his brother landing on top of him he reached his paw for his neck which Usawa grabbed before using the momentum to roll over Machafuko grabbed him pulling him down with him. The two of them thrashed on the ground biting and clawing at one another Usawa kicked Machafuko in the face knocking him away from him Usawa then struck him above the eye Machafuko growled in anger while Usawa swung again this time for his right cheek Machafuko sidestepped the attack and kicked him in the chest knocking him to the ground Machafuko then wrapped his arm around his neck attempting to cut off his air. Usawa struggled against his grip while desperately trying to claw and gouge at him, just when he thought he wouldn't get free Machafuko slightly weakened he elbowed him in the ribs causing Machafuko's grip to loosen Usawa grabbed his paw and threw him over his shoulder he then attempted to pin him down only for Machafuko to kick his legs out from under him causing to topple over Machafuko then climbed on top of him extracted his claws and thrust them at his chest the attack was slower than expected allowing Usawa to dodge it he then placed his leg underneath Machafuko and flipped him causing him to bounce off the ground before sliding to a stop.

The animals watched as the two brothers continued to battle the sky darkened and the moon eclipsed the sun turning the sky almost red what was happening here did it mean something. Usawa was confused two times Machafuko could've won both times failed it was as if Machafuko was still holding back he was still unwilling to fully fight him Usawa could use that he ran at Machafuko who swung for the top of his head which he parried away before striking him in the face Machafuko stumbled back why that attack shouldn't have stunned him he was definitely holding back time to end this. Usawa kicked out Machafuko's legs from beneath him sending him crashing to the ground he then climbed on top of him and began beating his head back and forth before extracting his claws he placed them to his throat.

"It's done you have lost brother" Usawa said, he turned to his forces.

"Free the prisoners" Usawa commanded.

Machafuko could hear his followers protesting they still believed in him there was one more thing to do.

He sliced Usawa on the back of the neck narrowly missing his throat his followers were shocked.

"The battle is over there is no need for bloodshed" they said.

Machafuko ignored them stabbing Usawa in the side Usawa plunged his own claws toward him but stopped mid motion only for Machafuko to grab them.

"What are you doing brother?" Usawa asked him.

"I told you for this to end one of us must be the villain" Machafuko whispered his voice sounding much more like it used to, he then drove Usawa's claws through his heart.

Usawa stared down at Machafuko in shock no he didn't just do that he looked at the crowd who showed no reaction.

"Why did you?" Usawa asked choking on the words.

"You had to win" Machafuko said weakly.

"I had to alienate my followers" he said quietly before coughing.

"You planned this why?" Usawa sobbed.

"My dream failed yours will succeed but it couldn't so long as my followers battled you" Machafuko told him.

"If you were to be the hero I wou ld ha ve to be the vil lain" Machafuko choked.

"No you were a hero you always were" Usawa said tears streaming down his cheek.

Machafuko gestured the zebra to come toward him she slowly approached him as did a select few.

"Never allow the truth to be revealed" Machafuko told them.

"We will honor your memory and insure you're final wish be fulfilled" the zebra told him.

Machafuko smiled looking up at his brother, "don't tell them this is my final request" he pleaded.

"You we're the he ro I was the vil lain" he choked out before his body slumped and the life left him.

Usawa sobbed into his brother shoulder he couldn't believe he would do that sacrifice his ideal his very image just to ensure everyone survived.

"I'll honor you for now but I don't think I could live with myself if you were only remembered as the villain no in the end you will be known for the hero you were" Usawa said.

He then turned to the animals and with a single slice of his claws set the prisoners free and as Machafuko predicted they all flocked to him praising him asking him to guide them.

"We have been through much and I feel there is more to come but I will protect you all if you seek my leadership my guidance than I will not deny it" Usawa said pained.

He then turned to Pride Rock he slowly began ascending it while the animals cheered him as he reached the top the eclipse was ending the sun began to shine down on him it was almost majestic.

"From this day forth our world is united but I will not lead it alone no such burden should extend to one individual no one person should have absolute power I will remain the guardian and I will protect you alongside the rest each pride a part of a single kingdom driven by the will of the people preserved by the lions this is our new world now let us forge it in the name of those we lost together" Usawa said triumphantly before roaring to the sky.

The rest of the animals joined him this was the beginning of a new era one that wouldn't last long and Usawa's message would eventually be forgotten.

Simba didn't understand Usawa wasn't the first king he flat out denied it meaning the lions weren't ever meant to rule only protect all these centuries Usawa's vision wasn't being preserved it was being mocked.

Simba found himself in another memory but this time it appeared to be from his perspective, or more importantly Usawa's so it was true Simba was Usawa reincarnated and Hatari was Machafuko it was the truth all along. Simba's revelation was proven wrong pretty quickly the perspective panned up to show Simba gazing down at Usawa's descendent. Wait it wasn't him then who he turned and saw Nala, was it Kopa? The memory changed perspective now Simba was seeing it through his own and Usawa was revealed he was staring down at a small baby cub with gold fur and eyes that matched his own. Of course Usawa said they would be guardians Simba had heard that before the true first guardian stared up at him. Everything changed now he wasn't the one meant to defeat Hatari at all he wasn't meant to unite the world he wasn't the original lion king no he was gazing down at her this very instant, Kiara.

Well that wraps up yet another story arc however it also reveals a truly massive revelation. The true nature of the original Lion King and who his spiritual counterpart is really turns the trilogy on it's head especially everything Hatari said and did regarding his brother. However there were hints Hatari never called Simba brother he just called him Simba. Still this reveal does paint the trilogy in a new light mainly that the protagonist was not who we thought. Beyond that what was your opinion to how the story between Usawa and Machafuko end. What is your opinion of this new revelation feel free to review and tell me your thoughts. Unfortunately I'm going to have to stop here but I hope these chapters were rewarding to you and that you are enjoying this grand finale to the saga. I will make certain your next wait isn't as long, til then see ya around.
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Re: The Lion King War of ideals

Postby Hatari05 » November 18th, 2018, 4:12 am

Hello everyone it's been awhile I apologize for the very long wait I should've updated sooner but I'm ready now to post the new chapters our last chapter yielded quite the revelation the true identity of the reincarnation of the original lion King Usawa, and it was not who people likely expected however the signs were there but what exactly does this mean for Kiara and just what is Hatari's final end goal those answers await you.

: Finale 15:

Destiny or choice

Taka ended the vision which left everyone staring in shock they turned to Kiara who seemed unresponsive, "what is wrong with her" Vitani asked.

"Leave her for now she has much to take in" Taka responded.

"Kiara, Usawa how does this connect" Kovu asked.

"Think if Kiara is Usawa than whose Machafuko?" Taka asked.

"Hatari" Vitani said in realization.

"But wait that would mean all this was for her it was never about Simba" Uhuru said confused.

"I don't know what Hatari actually seeks all I know is he is driven by the conflict between the two brothers" Taka said.

"He's driven by destiny to an extent" Umoja stated.

Uhuru wanted to groan at the mention of that word it was still their choice right?

"There is no destiny or predetermined fate we decide our own paths" Uhuru said.

"Look around you girl the battle between the two began during an eclipse and Usawa's ascension happened right when it ended that same eclipse is tomorrow, how could this not be fate?" Taka asked he?

"It does seem like it was inevitable" Kilbali said before coughing again and doubling over.

"We face our moment of truth the moment we were all born for it's written all around you, Kovu Simba is dead you must take his place, Vitani you have rediscovered the hyenas and brought them back into the world, Uhuru Umoja you two hold the key to building a future where lions and hyenas live side by side and in the end I have little doubt you will lead them" Taka explained.

"This is why we exist" Taka said.

Taka noticed he was beginning to fade, "as expected, I have defied the kings they are now pulling me back" Taka said.

"What do they want?" Kovu asked.

"To preserve their era despite the fact that it was never meant to exist, it all depends on you now" Taka told them.

"Build the world so many failed to" Taka stated and then he was gone.

"We will I promise. Kiara we will do this together" Kovu said only for Kiara to not respond she was staring out silently.

"Kiara I know this is shocking but say something, Kiara!" Kovu called out to her.

Kiara opened her eyes in the middle of a strange void it was filled with memories all memories of the past kings.

"I knew you would be here, at long last you reveal yourself brother" Hatari said pleased.

"I am not your brother you let your brother die" Kiara said harshly.

"Simba was but blood you and I share a bond much deeper within our very souls we are family on a spiritual level" Hatari told her.

"You're my uncle, but that is all" Kiara stated.

"You deny it there is no denying it brother a thousand years ago you built a dream one that was tarnished now a millennium later at long last it can be fulfilled" Hatari said.

"My vision of what?" Kiara asked firmly.

"A united world that's the point of all this the destruction of the pride lands the near burning of the jungle the capturing of Kilbali and Kurongu's pride can you imagine the state of fear the world is in?" Hatari asked her.

"I can do more than imagine, the world was uniting what purpose does this destruction serve?" Kiara demanded.

"The world can never truly unite not without a single vision a single being to guide them, you Kiara" Hatari stated.

"Don't you see long ago the world needed a hero to believe in to follow and forge a future and now it needs one once again, however no hero can rise without a villain" Hatari told her.

"You" Kiara said.

"Yes everything this apocalypse the destruction the manipulation it was all for you, to put the world in such a state only you could save it then the world would race behind you once more I would be the villain so you could be the hero" Hatari explained.

Kiara was surprised by the final truth all along Hatari was trying to save the world or more importantly have her save the world he was building a messiah but he was still so wrong.

"Like long ago do you not see you are merely a puppet to what you perceive is fate" Kiara asked him.

"The eclipse darkened the sky then light returned when you triumphant, it returns tomorrow" Hatari justified.

"No that eclipse was a coincidence the only reason it is important is because you and everyone else has made it important destiny only happens when we allow it too!" Kiara argued.

"This is our fate tomorrow we will battle for the fate of an entire generation I will unleash the end upon us I will forever be remembered in history as the foe the great Kiara defeated ushering in a golden age once I fall you will rise brother" Hatari said.

Kiara wasn't buying any of this and she certainly wasn't going to play Hatari's tune.

"No I will not allow you to write my future and in doing so I will show you the past has no influence on us anymore" Kiara stated.

"You will, you have no choice there is but one path for you either you defeat me and lead this world or you watch it be consumed by chaos" Hatari stated.

Kiara growled in anger he was right she didn't have much of an option, "I will defeat you but only because I must" Kiara said with strength.

"Yes you see there is no escaping this is why we exist" Hatari told her.

"Tomorrow I will show you that only we determine our fates" Kiara told him.

"Tomorrow I will plunge this world into it's darkest hour and they will watch the arrival of it's savior, you" Hatari said the two of them began drifting apart.

"I will not surrender to destiny!" Kiara shouted.

"It has already been determined I await our moment of truth brother" Hatari called back.

Kiara watched as he faded before being pulled from the void.

Kiara opened her eyes to hear Kovu calling her, "Kiara can you hear me?!" he said worried.

"I'm fine Kovu" she told him sweetly.

Kovu looked at her confused what had just happened, "Kiara what was that?" Kovu asked.

"Hatari he was witnessing the memory as well I was his true target all along." Kiara stated.

"We know" Kilbali said sounding more weak as he held his wounds and struggled to not collapse.

"Then it's true you two are the reincarnation of Usawa and Machafuko" Umoja said.

"It means nothing but he clings to it to him it's his very identity" Kiara said.

"So all of this is because of something that happened a millennium ago" Uhuru said.

"Then maybe it's true maybe my life wasn't ever in my hands" she said.

"Uhuru we have determined everything that has happened until now and we will continue to" Kiara said.

"How by leading the new world just like I was just told I was going to" Uhuru asked.

"Uhuru you know we have to what we discovered we have to show it to everyone else" Umoja told her.

"He is right you cannot deny that I may protect the hyenas but I can't lead them into the new world you must do that" Vitani told them.

"Not just that you also are the only ones who have an understanding of all the different ideals surrounding the world" Kilbali told them while doubling over pain.

"I didn't want to be a leader" Uhuru said.

"Those who do not wish for leadership are always the best ones for it" Kiara told her.

"You are open minded and you understand so much Uhuru you can be more than a good queen you can be an unforgettable one" Umoja told his love.

"Love can unite an entire world Kiara and I did the truth is you chose this Uhuru" Kovu said.

"How did I choose this I didn't ask to be a hyena savior how was this my choice?!" Uhuru demanded.

"Did anyone force you to love Umoja" Kiara asked her.

Uhuru wanted desperately to argue but couldn't she chose to love Umoja and by doing that she established herself in history.

"No I chose that all my own" Uhuru admitted.

"A love between a lion and hyena the moment you decided to be a part of it there was only one place you could end up" Vitani said.

"I know" Uhuru conceded.

"When we admit the truth we are able to make peace with our doubts" Kilbali said before coughing and finally collapsing.

Everyone rushed towards him, "are you alright" Kovu cried.

"We need to get you help right away!" Kiara said.

"No nothing would help my time is ending it was near anyway all I ask now is that you take me outside to treasure the elements and when this is over return me home" Kilbali asked unworried.

They all took him outside resting him on the ground where all the hyenas looked down at him concerned.

"I appreciate the concern even from a stranger I am pleased to see that you have found a different path beyond violence" Kilbali told the hyenas.

Everyone gathered around him, "so many kind faces but we have unexpected and welcomed guest" Kilbali said happily.

Nala revealed herself and beside her was Kurongu both looked better than they had in days.

"Father" Vitani said happily.

"Mom" Kiara said in happiness.

"Hello Kiara I'm here I'm really here" Nala said softly.

Kiara smiled she could see it the confidence in which she carried herself the certainty the true Nala had finally returned.

"I can see it you really are back" Kiara said smiling.

"I should've known you would triumphant in the end just as I know we all will" Kurongu said his voice filled with hope.

"How do you know?" Vitani asked smiling.

"I believe Vitani" Kurongu answered.

"I see our friends have found their way yes you know who you are it brings me great joy to know this" Kilbali told them.

Nala and Kurongu joined the rest around Kilbali they all looked sad.

"Do not mourn I lived a long and happy life and surely my wife will be waiting this is not a moment of sadness it is celebration of the beautiful life I lived, smile in remembrance" Kilbali told them.

The others smiled down at the old lion, "it was an honor to know everyone of you" Kilbali said.

"To see the beginnings of a beautiful new era where ideals and species can come together in harmony I know this can come to be I see it in front of us and all throughout my pride" Kilbali told them.

He turned his gaze to Uhuru and Umoja, "I always believed my ideal could not exist in the outside world but you have shown me otherwise come forth please" Kilbali asked them.

Uhuru and Umoja kneeled down before him, he reached his claw out, "I apologize for the coming pain but this is the only way to finalize it" he told them.

He then carved a mark into their paws they let out sounds of pain before as he finished the mark, "In my final moments I hereby declare you to be the protectors and guide to the anarchist pride" Kilbali said he then forced himself to his feet.

"It will be the first of a new ideal and I embrace it" he said he then placed his paw on his chest and over his heart he then bowed respectfully.

"Make a better world" Kilbali said to them.

Uhuru and Umoja stared in shock as Kilbali bowed respectfully they turned to Kiara who smiled at them she then placed her paw over her heart and bowed as well, Kovu than did the same, Nala then followed. Kurongu watched as all this happened he gazed at the lion and hyena in awe, they had overcome the odds.

"I follow only one. But I know you will honor his will more than I ever could" Kurongu said before placing his paw over his heart and bowing.

Vitani smiled at her father she turned to the other hyenas and without hesitation immediately followed her fathers lead shortly afterward the entire hyena clan began following Vitani's. Uhuru and Umoja could not believe their eyes everyone in the pride had accepted them to lead wanted them to, Uhuru reached for Umoja's paw which he gently took before placing their paws over their hearts and standing firmly.

Kilbali raised himself up as did the rest, "you have been chosen by all" Kilbali said he then coughed and rested himself on the ground.

Everyone looked down on him his breathing was slowing down, "so nice to have so many friends" Kilbali said weakly.

"It is time I greet death as one" he said.

Umoja and Uhuru both grasped his paw while everyone else got closer.

"So comforting this is the new era all of us together as a family what a lovely ideal to strive for" Kilbali said before gently closing eyes.

"what a perfect moment" he whispered before his breathing ceased and his heart stopped peacefully and without pain Kilbali passed away.

The entire pride stared down at Kilbali's body he looked as if he was sleeping peacefully which in truth he was Kilbali had no regrets his life was wonderful and if he would not grieve but remember his life in happiness so would everyone else.

"He lived in happiness and died in peace" Umoja said.

"Let us roar in memory of Kilbali not of his loss but of the fulfilling life he lived" Uhuru finished.

The entire pride both lion and hyena stood together side by side and let out a powerful roar that echoed across the entire pride and could be heard for miles on end, it sounded like peace, acceptance, happiness, and kindness, in short it sounded like Kilbali.
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Re: The Lion King War of ideals

Postby Hatari05 » November 18th, 2018, 4:19 am

: Finale 16:

Duel of the kings

Simba had left the void and now stood among a massive gathering of stars they seemed to surround him as if watching him which knowing the legends they probably were Simba paid them no heed he now knew the truth and it was time to set right everything they had done wrong.

"Welcome Simba" Taka said who appeared in front of him.

"Scar" Simba said firmly.

"Don't call me that horrid name I am Taka" Taka responded.

"What is this uncle" Simba asked.

"It is time for you to join the kings Simba" Zira told him.

"We are not kings" Simba stated.

"Simba you weren't supposed to discover what you did" Sarabi told him.

"So it is true every king has willingly after death kept this truth hidden that our reign is not the world Machafuko died for and Usawa hoped to build" Simba said.

"We are simply continuing the legacy we established" Taka told him.

"By lying and deceiving and manipulating Kiara and I believed the world was separated due to time but no it was separated so we could maintain our power" Simba said disgusted with the ideal he used to believe in.

"We have brought an age of prosperity we have made a peaceful world Simba" Mufasa told him.

"You can't believe this condemning an entire ideal manipulating the entire world all for power" Simba asked his father.

"No I don't, I didn't agree when I found out either" Mufasa said.

"Then why continue it?!" Simba demanded.

"Simple too much time has passed if our era ends now the world may very well end with it, the truth is too dangerous" Mufasa reasoned.

"We can trust them our descendents our families they can build a new world one that doesn't have to be separated one where all species can coexist like we were meant to!" Simba thundered.

The stars glowed a red light and the sky seemed to shake, "enough! Either embrace the secret and join us among the stars or be cast out into the void forever!" The kings told him.

"We really are nothing but tyrants" Simba said in disgust.

"No I led because I wanted to preserve our home I never wanted power nor did you will you really ignore everything we've done for this world?" Mufasa asked him.

"Of course not you did great things father but the kingdom has slowly turned away from us our reign cannot exist anymore the lions must step down" Simba said.

"Are out of your mind the world would fall into chaos think Simba how can you not realize this?!" Mufasa thundered.

"Because I believe in my family I believe in what Vitani is doing and Umoja and Uhuru I believe we have gone as far as we can" Simba answered.

The sky thundered and the ground began to open, "then you are not one of us!" the kings said.

"No allow him to fight for his belief give him a trial by combat!" Mufasa pleaded.

"Mufasa you know what this means son" Ahadi said showing himself from the sky.

"I can't let my son be exiled to the void" Mufasa said.

"Brother if this trial is accepted you will be the one fighting it" Taka warned.

"He is right my son" Ahadi told him.

"I accept the terms just let me fight for my son" Mufasa requested.

"Simba do you accept" The kings asked.

"Yes" Simba said.

The ground closed up and the sky calmed the area had turned into a field under the stars.

Simba turned to see Mufasa in front of him, "just agree to join them if you don't there is nothing more I can do you will wander the mortal world forever" Mufasa pleaded.

"No I will fight for this I'm sorry father" Simba said with regret.

"Mufasa try to reason with them!" Sarabi asked him.

"No this is Simba's only chance" Mufasa said stepping forward.

"If you win you will ascend into the stars regardless if you lose you will wander the mortal world do you acknowledge" Mufasa asked with regret.

"I do" Simba replied.

"I was trying to save you" Mufasa said.

"You can't protect me anymore" Simba said.

"I can, at least one more time" Mufasa replied.

Simba and Mufasa ran across the field leaping at one another and colliding in mid air Mufasa pushed Simba down with his superior strength slamming him onto the grass Simba slammed his paw into his fathers face resulting in Mufasa throwing Simba across the field Simba pulled himself up only to find Mufasa jumping right at him moments away from bringing his paw down Simba moved out of the way and grabbing Mufasa and falling backwards throwing him across the field Mufasa tumbled on the grass and pulled himself up Simba struck him above the eye, Mufasa growled and struck Simba right in the left cheek with such force that it knocked him right off his feet sending him crashing to the ground Mufasa pinned Simba down and raised his paw preparing to bring it down, Simba intercepted it and rolled over using his leverage to pin his father down he smacked his paw across his face which Mufasa ignored grabbing his paw before kneeing him in the ribs Simba doubled over in pain allowing Mufasa to strike him in the chin he then kicked him off sending Simba crashing into a rock created from the environment.

Simba pulled himself up this wasn't working his father was way stronger than him he would have to try something else but what from what he could tell Mufasa was faster than him too he had both speed and raw force maybe if he combined both he could use it against him. Simba saw Mufasa running towards him he waited until the last second and attempted to move to the side but Mufasa already changed his direction spearing Simba mid motion and smashing him to the ground. Mufasa grabbed Simba by the neck and slammed his head on the ground causing his vision to blur Simba struck Mufasa in the chin he didn't seem to pay it any heed either, that was it his father was so strong, fast and even durable that he probably barely regarded damage because he so rarely received it he didn't seem to care too much about defense except from crippling blows which he always expected but what about painful but unharmful blows, Simba swung for his upper eye only to instead strike the noise. Mufasa roared and rolled off of Simba thrashing in pain he wasn't expecting it Simba then thrust his paw at his throat Mufasa countered it but instead Simba slammed his other paw into his ear Mufasa roared and grabbed it Simba then struck the other one. Mufasa was thrashing in pain from the attack on his senses Simba then roared loudly further hurting his ears he couldn't concentrate Simba then struck him in the eye it was only a paw but it still left him in considerable pain. This was it Mufasa couldn't hear, smell or even fully see anything now was the chance to go for the win.

Taka watched as Mufasa and Simba battled this was wrong neither wanted it they were just fighting for what they believed and yet the kings were forcing them to duel neither should have to forsake their place here and both Mufasa and Simba were missing the point a point Taka had realized, his mind was made up he would not allow Simba and Mufasa to destroy their bond any longer.

Simba watched Mufasa thrash and jumped at him preparing to strike him in the throat while his other paw would strike his temple if both blows landed Simba would be to finish this almost immediately after he prepared to bring them down only for Mufasa to react like lightning grabbing his paw and slamming him to the ground attempting to pin him down, he was faking some of the injuries to lure him into a false sense of security but Simba could tell he was still not completely recovered from it if he could reach his throat this battle would be over, clearly Mufasa had the same idea as he was trying the same thing. Both struggled to as their paws reached for their throat Mufasa's reached it first pushing down on Simba's neck, feeling his consciousness slipping Simba struck Mufasa in the throat causing him to double over but not release his grip Simba then begun striking his chin repeatedly while Mufasa pressed down even harder in the end Mufasa collapsed from the blows tumbling away from Simba while Simba's paw dropped they were both exhausted they struggled to reach for each other again when Taka jumped in front of them.

"Enough" he said.

"What are you doing Taka" Uru asked emerging from her star.

"This is wrong we are wrong" Taka said. "

I understand that but don't you realize what you're doing step away before it's too late" Uru cried.

"No mother I will not watch even more needless violence and intolerance" Taka stated.

Mufasa and Simba could both hear the words of Taka and Uru and both understood what Taka was risking.

"No brother stop before you forsake your place forever!" Mufasa shouted.

"Scar why are you doing this?" Simba asked.

"I don't deserve a place among them I never did" Taka said.

"Taka you have proven yourself please stop" Uru pleaded.

"Let him make his choice Uru he has always cared for others over himself" Ahadi said.

"Are you saying you wish to take Simba's punishment" The kings asked.

"He deserves a place here rather he agrees with you or not he was a great king I'm the one who deserves to wander the void" Taka said with self loathing.

"Taka you can't leave me again!" Zira said.

"We have a chance finally you love me don't you?" Zira asked in sadness.

"Always, I don't know how I met such a wonderful lioness two in fact, but Simba just deserves his place far more than I do I'm sorry Zira" Taka said.

"No Taka please!" Zira cried.

"Let him go Zira" a calm compassionate and sweet voice said she then appeared in front of them Sarafina.

"This is his choice we must let him do what he thinks is right" Sarafina said.

"She's right we can't control the choices of others" Sarabi said.

"That's why, don't you see we don't have to step down but there's no need to preserve the secret anymore to influence the world our time is done it's time to allow the next generation to find their way if you seek to make everything right than just let it go just as I am willing to" Taka told them.

"Taka you have defied the will of the kings but you have also shown how much you have changed and matured we will spare you the void and give into your request for Simba but you will remain in exile" the kings said.

"I understand." Taka stated.

"I was wrong about you" Simba said.

"No you weren't" Taka said.

Taka approached Simba reaching his paw out to him.

"It's over Simba, you don't have to continue." Take told him.

Simba pushed his paw away, "No, I can't just walk away." Simba said defiantly.

Take was stunned why would Simba want to continue this battle, he had nothing to prove, he had already proved himself a great King.

"Simba, what are you talking about?" Taka asked him. Mufasa was confused by his son's response, what did he feel he had to prove.

"I have to fight on, I have to finish this no matter what." Simba stated.

"Simba why, you have done more than enough." Mufasa replied there was a hint of desperation in his voice.

Simba didn't agree he knew exactly what he had to prove, to the world and himself.

"No father, I said I can no longer be in your shadow, I have to do this, I have to prove that I can be your equal." Simba said with strength.

Mufasa understood now, Simba always felt like he was in his shadow, now he had to rise out of it, just as he rose out of his father's. Mufasa knew it Simba couldn't turn away, this was the moment everything had been leading Simba to, his final trial, and Mufasa would help his son see it through.

"Can you, are you prepared for this, you believe there is nothing more for me to teach you?" Mufasa challenged.

"I am ready to face whatever lies ahead of me." Simba said with certainty.

Very well Simba, it is time for your final lesson." Mufasa declared.

Taka along with Ahadi, Uru, Zira and Sarabi all watched as Simba and Mufasa stared each other down. Taka understood Simba's reasons, he knew what it was like living in another's shadow which worried him, he had to hope Simba was doing this for the right reason. Either way now Simba would know once and for all if he could truly equal his father.

"Good luck, Simba." Taka said quietly.

Simba stared intensely at his father, he knew he wouldn't hold back neither would Simba.

"Let us finish this father." Simba said, Mufasa nodded in agreement.

Mufasa and Simba charged at each other one final time; they collide in the air and fall to the ground. Simba pushes Mufasa down pinning him he reaches for his throat, Mufasa grabs him and with the strength of a mountain lifts him off him; he then bulrushed Simba slamming him into a rock. Simba felt his spine smash into the rock and collapsed to the ground. Mufasa grabbed him around the neck and pinned him against the rock, Simba frantically struggled in his grip resulting in Mufasa tightening his grip on Simba's throat. Simba grabbed Mufasa's paw and tried to free himself but his father was too strong, Simba could feel his vision beginning to blur, soon Simba would black out and it would be over.

Simba studied his father looking for a weakness, nothing any attack he would intercept unless, an idea formed, it was desperate but it was his only option and also the one thing his father wouldn't see coming.

Mufasa could see it, Simba didn't have anything left, it was over, but his son had nothing to regret, he couldn't of made him more proud.

"You fought well" Mufasa said proud.

"Yes, but not good enough." Simba said weakly.

"Not yet" Simba choked out in a near whisper.

Simba tried to remove Mufasa's paw one final time he then threw his left paw at his head; Mufasa caught it and held it back. Simba removed his paw from Mufasa's allowing him to tighten his grip, however before he could Simba thrust his paw at Mufasa's solar plexus; normally Mufasa would've stopped it but one paw was around Simba's throat the other holding back his other one, completely vulnerable, Simba's blow connected perfectly knocking the wind out of Mufasa; stunned by the blow Mufasa let Simba go, taking advantage of the moment Simba then struck him in the throat. Mufasa collapsed falling to his knees in front of Simba.

"You have taught me well father." Simba told Mufasa.

Mufasa looked up at Simba a sense of pride filling him.

"I would've never become the Lion I was without you." Simba continued.

Mufasa smiled at his son.

"But now I must find my own place among the kings, just as Kiara and the kingdoms must find theirs." Simba declared to not just Mufasa but the kings as well, he then thrust his paw at Mufasa's chest before stopping and pushing him down. Simba then stood over the fallen form of Mufasa, cementing his victory.

"It is done, well done Simba." The kings stated.

Taka could not believe it, Simba actually did it, he beat him, he beat Mufasa. Simba had once again proven why he was King. He watched as Simba reached his paw out to Mufasa and helped him up.

"Thank you father" Simba told him.

You were never in my shadow Simba, I was in yours." Mufasa stated.

"No, you inspired me, we build each other." Simba replies.

"I had to stand by what I believed even if it was against you, but we'll always need each other." Simba stared.

"You are ready, I can see that now." Mufasa said with pride.

"As can I" Taka said.

"You've made me proud Simba." Taka told him.

"Taka are you ready to leave this place?" The kings asked.

Zira, Sarabi, Ahadi, and Uru all arrived to witness what would be Tara's exile.

"Wait, I won Taka no longer has to take my place, he can join the kings." Simba reasoned.

"No Simba, this is what I want, I choose this." Taka stated there was a hint of self loathing in his voice.

"I forgive you Scar I forgive you" Simba told him before standing alongside the kings and queens who than departed leaving only Taka, Zira and Sarafina.

Taka gazed at the lionesses he loved, "after all this we're pulled apart again" Zira said.

"What will you do" she asked.

"Help Kiara, help everyone take down Kecila and I guess I'll just be their whenever they need me" Taka answered.

"Let me come with you" Zira pleaded.

"And let you forsake paradise I would never allow that" Taka said while smiling at her.

"I love you" Zira said.

"I love you too" Taka said back.

She then kissed him quickly but deeply before turning away and leaving him with Sarafina, "he has longed to see you make this everything he wishes for" Zira told her.

Taka and Sarafina were standing alone, "you are as beautiful as I always remembered" Taka said.

"And you're as sweet and selfless" Sarafina told him.

"I still love you" Taka began to say.

"I heard you I heard everything I still love you too" Sarafina told him.

"Do you regret it?" Taka asked.

"Do you?" Sarafina replied.

"I regret losing you but I gained so much later Zira Vitani, Kovu, Nuka" Taka said.

"Then it wasn't a loss really, to see Zira so happy" Sarafina said.

"I'll always wonder though what it would've been" Taka said.

"We know through the cub we named, and I believe we will found out in our next life" Sarafina said.

"What?" Taka said.

"I will find you, and I know you will find me this exile will not last forever and when it ends you will be Zira's but when the time comes to move on once more know that I will be waiting and then after literally a life time then we can I have our life together" Sarafina told him she then turned away.

"Sarafina" Taka called out.

"I know what you want but I will give that when we are together wait for it Taka and wait for me" Sarafina said before she faded her beautiful smile shining down on him.

Taka watched her depart as well as Zira he hoped Sarafina was right about both for now however all he could do was atone for what he had done by helping Kiara build a better world.

And so the ongoing journey of Simba has at long last reached it's climax, while he will still play a role of sorts make no mistake this is Simba's climax this is the resolution of his character arc. I always knew Simba's final opponent would be Mufasa it made sense. Scar and Zira were his enemies but his biggest obstacle was always Mufasa's own legacy so it was only poetic that in the end he would have to face his father to stand by what he believes is right. Simba winning the fight is probably a divisive choice at best but I felt Simba winning was for the best and made the resolution of his long character arc all the more satisfying as did him finally forgiving Scar. So now that Simba has completed his journey what ending will await Kiara, Kovu, Vitani, Nala, Kurongu, Umoja and Uhuru? What was your opinion of this critically important chapter were you satisfied with the how Simba's arc concluded?
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Re: The Lion King War of ideals

Postby Hatari05 » November 18th, 2018, 4:44 am

: Finale 17:

Our final moment

Kecila was walking through the wasteland of the pride lands she didn't know where she was going something was just compelling her she hated it, not being in full control, why was this happening after nearly a century of holding it all back it was all pouring out now why?! She gazed up to see where her emotions had led her she gazed down it was a graveyard only a few miles from pride rock. Kecila stared down at the grave she didn't need to see whose it was, why on earth did her emotions lead her here this was long dead it didn't matter anymore.

"Why am I here?" Kecila asked confused.

She stared at his grave, "did you bring me here still denying the truth huh" Kecila said her voice trembling.

She could feel the wind around her she could feel him, "you just don't get the message do you, you were weak so I killed you, you mean nothing to me anymore" Kecila seethed.

She tried to turn away only to realize her body wouldn't let her, she growled and unleashed an inferno of fire at the grave but at the last second it dissipated.

"You think you have any control over me?!" Kecila roared.

"You don't I killed you without batting an eye and I would burn your corpse to ashes just as easily!" She screamed she then reverted to her demon form only to be immediately forced back into her hyena form.

"What is happening, what have you done to me, what have they, he done to me?" Kecila asked in fear.

She couldn't look away she wouldn't look at the name, "I turned away from this all of this willingly I don't have a conscious" she said laughing.

The wind blew across the grave and finally she caved wiping away the ash she saw the name beneath it and the words engraved on it.

"Rest in peace Ahadi king of the pride lands wise leader beloved father and mate"

Kecila was trembling she turned to the back and again her body betrayed her carving her own words on the back.

"He fought against me, rested beside me, and to the end loved me, as did I sleep peacefully my love" Kecila spoke the words out loud before growling and slicing the grave stone in half.

It did no good she could still see him she could see all of them, she watched them fight against one another only for it to slowly turn into a dance, they battled and collapsed to the ground they pulled themselves forward before passing out into each others arms, she saw Ed sitting beside her Shenzi hunting with her and she remembered a feeling buried so deep she barely registered it.

Kecila forced the memories from her head they were irrelevant pathetic traits of weakness he didn't matter to her none of them not even Hatari she saved him because?

"Why did I save him I should've let him die then I wouldn't experiencing this now" Kecila growled.

She began to giggle as the wind surrounding her.

"You think I care about him that I actually see myself as his mother why would I because I rendered my son brain dead he was in the way I didn't hate him I didn't want to do it but it was necessary, hahah oh you think I'm replacing him that's it isn't it well you're wrong I would kill Hatari without batting an eye I would" Kecila said deranged and in complete denial.

Kecila stood motionless feeling the wind around her she closed her eyes trying to ignore it all she then felt something wet on her cheek was it raining she opened her eyes and all of sudden felt another she reached her paw and wiped it away glancing down at it, it was, no it couldn't be she struggled to force herself to transform again but failed she gazed down at her paw on it was a single tear.

"Aaaaahhhhh!" Kecila screamed in pain and fear throwing it to the ground slashing her claws at everything in sight she continued to scream as her body thrashed around.

"Die die diiieeee!" Kecila screamed slashing at the wind.

"Just diiiiieeee!" Kecila roared her claws tearing the rocks in front of her to pieces she could still feel it.

Kecila placed her paws on her head and began thrashing about on the ground.

"Aaaaahhhh! Stoooopppp! Gahhhhh!" Kecila screamed she began smashing her head into the ground before scraping it across it she pulled herself up blood dripping from her head.

"Get out of me!" Kecila shouted extracting her claws and stabbing them into her chest before yanking them out she could still feel it.

"Get out, leave, be gone, get ouuutttt!" she screamed in desperation while frantically clawing at herself.

She wasn't healing as fast as she used to she felt her body succumbing she let out a defiant roar her face contorted into agony as her body became warped and twisted with a final scream she forced herself into her demon form she felt the emotions dying down she stared at the reflection of her monstrous form.

"This is what I am what I was always meant to be anything else is a lie, it's all a lie" Kecila told herself fighting to keep her own humanity at bay she was a demon she was not human she never was.

Kiara, Kovu, Vitani, Nala and Kurongu were all standing alongside the hyena clan who had just finished laying Kilbali to rest Uhuru and Umoja gave him a final bow of respect before turning away.

"Well done you both did well" Kiara told them.

"Thanks I guess this is the beginning for us right of, our era?" Uhuru said uncertain.

"I suppose it is" Kiara answered.

"What do we do now?" Umoja asked.

"Do we do anything Kiara you're the one who Taka said" Vitani began to say.

"No we are not pawns to be maneuvered into a single position I will face Hatari but only because he left me no choice" Kiara said.

"Then let us help you with all us together" Kovu said.

"No I have to do this he wants me this battle must be mine alone" Kiara replied.

"Then what do we do?" Umoja asked.

"We follow Kiara's wishes" Nala said.

"She can handle Hatari she is ready" Kurongu said.

"Couldn't we help her?" Uhuru asked.

Kovu knew the answer to this he wanted to help his mate as well but they had their own task to complete "no we have to take down Kecila or at least hold her off long enough for Kiara to stop Hatari" Kovu said.

"How can we possibly defeat Kecila directly?" Nala asked.

"We overwhelm her she's powerful but she's not unstoppable we flank her from all sides she'll eventually reach her limits" Kovu stated.

"We'll reach ours first" Kurongu said.

"No you saw it didn't you she's struggling if Kiara takes Hatari that will distract her giving us the edge one kill blow is all we'll need" Kovu explained.

"We don't all come back from this you know that right" Nala said.

"If we do nothing the world doesn't come back from this, Hatari and Kecila will burn it to the ground" Kurongu said.

"No Hatari will only destroy one or two more prides but the fear and panic from the rest of the world after three prides had been destroyed within a week the panic will turn the world upside down" Kiara explained.

"Plunging it into chaos" Vitani concluded.

"Then we're all that's left we lost Simba, we lost Sarafina, Shauku, Yatima and Kilbali if we fail then they died for nothing I'm not gonna let that happen" Kovu said with determination.

"Simba told me one day I would be ready and I know I am he trusted me with all of you and I won't fail him, we can win this" Kovu told them while standing proudly.

The hyenas could hear the conversation going on they wondered what they were about to do they got a bit closer so they could better hear it.

"I will follow you my son" Kurongu said bowing.

"As will I" Nala said bowing as well.

"I've stood with you this far and I always will" Vitani said bowing.

"So now you all accept your place in the great circle" Taka said before appearing before them.

"Scar, are the kings themselves standing with us" Nala asked him.

"They are...uncertain they are unprepared for the era approaching but events have removed the control they have so now they must play their part in it." Taka answered still rather surprised by the turn of events that have recently unfolded, yet they were also the change Taka himself once wanted now it was here and everyone was playing their part.

"What part would that be?" Kovu asked him.

"We know how to defeat Kecila" Taka told them.

"How" Kovu asked strongly.

"Her demon form something is changing in her my father can feel it before we couldn't make contact with her soul now we can but her demonic energy cuts us off from it" Taka explained.

"I get it force her out of her demon form" Kovu said.

"And the kings will track her soul and pull her back into the afterlife just like they did so with me" Taka stated.

"What will you do?" Vitani asked.

"I will use what spiritual strength I have to block her demonic energy I will not be able to block all of it but she should be significantly weakened" Taka said.

"You can do that?" Nala said.

"Only because she is unraveling before her mind was too strong but now" Taka explained.

"Then that's our plan, Vitani, Nala, Kurongu and myself will hold off Kecila while Kiara confronts Hatari, Taka you cut Kecila off from her demonic energy we'll take that opening to injure her enough to the point where she can't maintain her demon form then the kings will force her out of this world whatever link Hatari has will be severed as well forcing him to stand down" Kovu said.

They were ready now this was it their final chance if they failed then everything would end.

Vitani was looking around her cave taking in the sight she saw Uhuru and Umoja and approached them, "treasuring life's precious moments" Vitani asked.

"I suppose it's just overwhelming what's about to happen" Umoja said.

"Change always is" Vitani told them.

"What are we going to do in this battle?" Uhuru asked.

"You won't be a part of it" Vitani said.

"What you can't just leave us" Uhuru said.

"Listen to me I was just meant to protect the hyenas not lead them that was your purpose and I have but you too must protect them here in my place you must not just keep them safe but lead them and give them a place in the future world" Vitani told them.

"But Vitani" Umoja tried to say.

"Only you can show the world that they do have a place in it" Vitani stated.

"I know you will" she finished

"We understand right Umoja" Uhuru asked Umoja just nodded.

Vitani was pleased the hyenas future was secured, "thank you keep them safe" Vitani told them.

"Why can't we just do that" a female hyena told her.

"You were just going to leave without telling us" she said.

"If I had you would've tried to stop me" Vitani replied.

"Yes because we don't want you to just risk your life we care about you" the hyena told her.

"We're not letting you leave alone" a male hyena said.

"We want to fight beside you" another said.

"No I won't let you risk your lives I'm going alone that's final" Vitani told them.

"You can't make that choice for us" the female hyena said.

"I don't want you involved in violence" Vitani told her.

"What if they weren't?" Uhuru asked.

"What if they protected the surrounding animals and stopped the fire Hatari set" Uhuru asked.

"No it's too dangerous" Vitani replied.

"We aren't your children" the male hyena said.

Vitani didn't know what else to say to them, "Vitani you want them to have a place in the world if they save it that may be all they need to finally be welcomed in it" Uhuru told her.

"I just don't want them to get hurt" Vitani said.

"Vitani let them make their own choice it's time to let them go" Umoja told her.

Vitani knew he was right and finally relented, "alright stop the fire and protect anyone you find, and stay safe" Vitani told them the last two words were in an incredibly soft and caring voice.

"You've done so much for us these past few weeks we owe so much to you" the female hyena said.

"You owe me nothing" Vitani said.

"You didn't have to do any of this for us" she replied.

"Yes I did" Vitani said.

Vitani and the hyenas left the cave and made their way to Kovu and the rest as she moved through the pride Vitani hugged as many hyena pups as she could embracing many of the teenagers as well as some adults she couldn't explain it but she loved them all.

Uhuru and Umoja were alone in the cave, "you don't expect me to stay here while everyone else goes right?" Uhuru asked.

"No way but I need to ask you something first, Uhuru I love you and I think I always did ever since I've known you and I want to spend my life with you will you be my mate, I don't care if you're a hyena will you" Umoja asked before being cut off.

"My answer is yes" Uhuru told him.

"But not now at this moment, we are coming back and I long to walk down that aisle and embrace you as my mate in front of the world" Uhuru told him before nuzzling him she then kissed him gently before gazing into his eyes.

"I love you Umoja" Uhuru said smiling gently.

"I love you Uhuru" Umoja replied.

They gazed at each other and walked out of the cave side by side it wasn't official yet but as they were concerned they were already mates.

Nala was visiting Pumba in the medical bay, "I'm coming with you" Pumba said.

"No normally I would allow it but you can barely stand you wouldn't last" Nala told him.

"But I have to for Simba and Timone he would fight" Pumba said.

"Not if his presence would only distract his friends you're all that is left of them Pumba live for them" Nala told him.

"I want to help" Pumba said.

"And you can by being here by giving whichever of us comes back something to come home to" Nala reasoned.

"Live for Simba Pumba and if things go wrong when you are ready get the hyena children and the women here out of this place and take them somewhere far somewhere safe" Nala asked.

"I will I promise" Pumba said.

"I know you will I hope to see you again my friend" Nala told him.

"Come home Nala all of you" Pumba told her Nala nodded and smiled before leaving the cave.

Hatari returned to Pride Rock where he saw Kecila waiting for him in her demon form.

"Mother you're back" he said happily.

"Spare me the welcome is this the day or not?" Kecila said impatient.

"It is, our moment mother" Hatari answered.

"Then deal with it" Kecila said harshly.

Hatari turned to the Pride Lands where many animals still remained the animals from not just this kingdom but the anarchist and faith one as well they would do the job perfectly, he created a thing of fire thanks to the energy his mother gave him forcing them towards pride rock.

"Hear me tomorrow everything will change tomorrow a great battle will be fought and a new world will rise after it and you will be the witnesses if you wish to survive you will witness this battle and when it is over you will seek out all prides and tell them of this battle spare no details let them know their era is over and usher in a new one you will tell this tale or you will die" Hatari told them.

Perfect now Kiara had witnesses her ascension was assured, Hatari stared up at the moon he could almost see it the eclipse the wheels of destiny.

"We are ready mother" Hatari said.

"Good deal with Kiara I will kill the rest" Kecila said coldly she wasn't interested in a fight right now she just wanted them all to die.

Kiara and the rest had gathered outside the hyena pride preparing to depart alongside Vitani and the hyena clan when Uhuru and Umoja emerged as well.

"What are you doing?" Kiara asked.

"This is our fight too" Umoja said.

"No you're too vital to the future" Kiara said.

"If we are to lead this clan we must stand alongside them in our darkest days" Uhuru told her.

"Let them come Kiara they're right it's their fight too" Kovu said.

Umoja and Uhuru joined Vitani beside the hyena clan they all marched towards the destroyed pride lands. Kiara stood in front of them and gazed at the moon the eclipse was near this would be it would Kiara prove that everything was solely determined by choice or in the end would she surrender to destiny.

Taka stood alongside Mufasa, Uru and Ahadi.

"Are you certain the kings can do this?" Taka asked.

"Yes and we won't fail this time" Mufasa answered.

"She is weakening I can feel it within her we can do this" Ahadi said.

"Can you Ahadi I know how you feel about her" Uru asked.

"I can Uru" Ahadi said.

"Then be in position this is our last chance" Taka said.

"Brother this will not come without sacrifice" Mufasa told him.

"I'll risk everything I am" Taka said.

"We can't fail" he whispered.

"we won't" Mufasa replied.

This was it there was going back now the die had been cast it was do or die on this day either a new world of peace and acceptance would rise united or the world would remain trapped in the same mistakes of the past doomed to repeat them for another lifetime until the day would come where the world would simply end consumed by the chaos and sins of it's own making. Either way this would be it, their swansong.

I'm afraid we're going to have to stop here for now. All the pieces have fallen into place and each character has accepted their place now all that remains is what their fates will be. While mostly set up for the coming final showdown there was still one massive event in this chapter Kecila's mental meltdown, it was this particular story arc that made reading first sunrise so critical as the climax of Kecila's arc is driven by it, it also is important to the hyena story in general. So at long last here we are the grand finale, who will live? Who will die? Can Kiara overcome destiny? Can the hyenas find their place in the world and what will the final fate of all our beloved characters be?

Get ready for the end coming soon Finale 18 SWANSONG.
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