Fast paw prints approaching, we zoom into the savanna to see two lions racing thru. One is dark brown with a darker brown mane. The other is a bright golden brown with an auburn mane.
"You run like a turtle!" yelled the dark brown lion
"Hey, Kovu, how'd you like your face carved on a wall?" yelled the golden brown lion
"Someday, yes" the dark brown lion yelled back
"How about now?" shouted the golden brown lion as he sped up and almost knocked Kovu into a huge boulder
Kovu ditches the hit just in time and yells "You almost killed me!"
"Oh, come on. Where's your sense of fun?" Yelled Kovu as she sped up and jumped over his brother which almost made the golden brown lion trip
The brothers laugh
"Come on, Simba. Admit it. You've always looked up to me." Shouts Kovu
"Yes, but it's not much of a view." The golden brown lion shouts back
The brothers continue on racing and laughing thru the savanna. The lions stop on a huge sand pile, as they stud there laughing they didn't know that the sand was sinking in. Until the last moment.
"Jump" yelled Kovu
The brothers jumped and slide down with the falling sand.
After they caught there breathes, Kovu looked around and saw they most of the kingdom was covered in sand.
"You don't think we'll get in trouble for this, do you?" Asked Kovu
"No, not a chance" replied Simba
"Why do the gods torment me... with such reckless, destructive, blasphemous sons?" sneered a reddish brown lion with a black mane and a scar over his left eye
"Father, hear what I…" Kovu tried
"Be still! The King speaks. I seek to build an empire, and your only thought is to amuse yourselves... by tearing it down. Have I taught you nothing?" roared the reddish brown lion
"You mustn't be so hard on yourself, Your Majesty. You're an excellent teacher. It's not your fault your sons learned nothing." said a hyena as he glared at the princes
"Father, the fault is mine. I goaded Kovu on, and so I am responsible" said Simba
"Hmm. Responsible. Do you know the meaning of that word, Kovu?" the reddish brown lion sneered
"I understand, Father" said Kovu with his head hung low
"And do you understand the task for which your birth has destined you? The ancient traditions. When I pass into the next world, then you will be the morning and evening star." The reddish brown lion said
"One damaged sand pile does not destroy centuries of tradition" yelled Kovu
"But one weak link can break the chain... of a mighty dynasty!" roars the reddish brown lion
"You have my leave to go." Said the reddish brown lion as he sat next to his queen
Kovu ran off
"Father, you know it was really my fault. Must you be so hard on him?" asked Simba
"Simba, you will never have to carry a burden... Like the crown I will pass to Kovu. He must not allow himself to be led astray, not even by you, my son" the reddish brown lion said
"I know he will live up to your expectations. He only needs the opportunity." said Simba
"Maybe. Maybe so. Go now. I shall see you both tonight" said the reddish brown lion
Simba bowed his head and ran off
Zira put a paw on her king's paw and said "Scar, Simba's right. You should give Kovu a chance"
The reddish brown lion looked at his queen and nodded.
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