Heart of the Pride: Father IssuesSummary: "Heart of the Pride" is a series of in-between stories that gives the lionesses' perspective on what happened during TLK and leading to Simba's Pride. In "Father Issues" Simba begins to notice Scar's closeness to Nala. This causes him to become confused about his friend's origin.
The pride was impressed the first time that Simba went to visit Scar. Words cannot describe how they felt when the toddler kept his vow to visit his troubled uncle every day. It made each lion look inward: Some began to question how many promises they had kept, while others began to wonder if they could be more compassionate like their young prince. Sarafina, however; was filled with joy. Perhaps, this was a sign that Prince Simba would become a great king and a caring lion who always kept his word! Perhaps…She was so happy that Nala would be Simba’s queen.
Nala was such a smart cub too! Sarafina sat watching her toddler follow a l
Heart of the Pride: Near WaterIt was midday, and Mufasa stood out on the peak keeping watch for intruders. Then, something snuck up on him! He was prepared to swipe but then he realized it was a group of lionesses: Princess Zenobia and two others from her hunting party, Akili and Haraka.
“Forgive me, my liege.” Zenobia bowed.
Her lionesses followed.
“What are you doing here?” He asked.
“King Mufasa, my hunting party and I spotted a rogue coalition east of the water hole,” she explained.
“A large group?” he ventured.
“Nine!” she barked, “Their leader appears to be around Scar’s age.”
Mufasa was silent for a moment and then he replied, “I’ll have Zazu and the flocks check them out. In the meantime, everyone is to avoid that area.”
Meanwhile, Sarafina and Doa were at the water hole with their cubs.
“You know, Sanaa is going to stay with her husband’s pride for a while,” Doa hinted.
Winds Over The Savanna Winds Over The Savanna
Sarafina enjoyed change.
The ways in which the shifting seasons and the weather transformed the land from one day to the next were fascinating to her. The way the whole world seemed to blossom after the dry season passed and the rain came to give new, green life to a dead, withered landscape was something she'd never tire of seeing, no matter where her life led her.
She recalled her first dry season perfectly. She had been born in the heart of the long rainy season and had been three months old when the temperatures rose and the sun began to shine more brightly than ever before. And with that the earth began to dry out and crack, while food became less abundant and her mother and the few other lionesses in their pride had had to go ou
Heart of the Pride: Troubles BeginSummary: "Heart of the Pride" is a series of in-between stories that gives the lionesses' perspective on what happened during TLK and leading to Simba's Pride. In "Troubles Begin" Simba learns more about his Uncle Scar and, Sarafina realizes that the betrothal may cause problems.
A cool breeze blew past the back end of Pride Rock as Sarafina walked down to join her pride sisters in the grass. Nearby, six cubs leapt around in the sunshine. There were five lionesses watching them: Sarabi’s sisters, Sauti and Sanaa; their striped niece, Zenobia; slender Bahari; and brown beauty marked Doa.
“Sarafina!” Sauti cried.
“Congratulations!” they said collectively.
“Thank you.” Sarafina blushed.
Suddenly, she noticed the other lionesses’ expressions morph into annoyance. There was a lion standing behind her and she recognized h