A/N: This is the final chapter of the story. I'd like to thank The Emerald Dawn, SunRise19 and Demo the Bounding Jackelope for helping me make this story a reality.
An hour had passed, Denzel, Chen, and the pride members waited outside a medical tent. Chen held Rosa in his arms and kept saying to himself, "Please, please be alright." Rosa just cried into his chest.
Just then, Captain walked out of the tent with a smile on his face. "You may see them now," he said with a sigh of relief.
Denzel and Chen walked into the tent, followed by Simba. There they saw Nala laying on a hammock with white casts on both of her legs, she smiled when she saw Simba. Simba's eyes became teary. "I'm so glad you're alright, Nala," he said as he snuggled her neck.
"What about Josh?" asked Denzel.
Rafiki appeared, chuckling a bit. "Don't worry," he said. "He'll recover in no time." Then he pulled open a curtain to reveal Josh laying on a bed with bandages wrapped around his mid section.
Rosa jumped out of Chen's arms and onto Josh's bed. "Hi Josh," she said. "That wound looks big."
Josh smiled and raised an eyebrow. "What, this?" Josh asked indicating the wound. "I've had worse wounds than this. Can't think of any right now but, yeah." Then he got out of bed, grabbed his coat and hat, and picked up the sword he used to kill Burton. He walked up in front of Simba, kneeled and presented the sword to him. Simba nodded and gestured for him to come outside. Josh did so.
Chen and Denzel followed them up to the edge of the ledge. The sky was dark and cloudy as thunder was heard throughout the clouds. "What's going on?" asked Chen.
A special ceremony for Josh," answered Simba. "He's a hero now."
"No I'm not," said Josh. Then he pointed to Chen and Denzel. "We are."
"Of course. You are very noble, Josh."
Josh nodded. Just then, Captain Rogers ran up shouting, "Wait, wait! This letter was given to Burton today, and it doesn't look good for you."
Josh grabbed the letter from Queen Victoria and read it. "Great, that's all we need."
"No need to worry," said suddenly a voice.
Josh turned around to see a familiar African man standing behind him with a few others behind him. "L…L… Lebo?" asked Josh surprisingly. Lebo nodded in response. Josh was so overwhelmed that he ran over and hugged him "You're alive!" Then he backed up. "But… how?"
"Some of us were able to escape into the jungles when the white men came into our village. I saw what you and Rogers did. For that, I'm willing to forgive these men."
Josh nodded. "Thank you."
Lebo then walked over to Simba. "Simba, do not worry. When these people come, every single Zulu tribe in Africa will be ready. They will not enter the pride lands, for this will be our Great Zulu War."
Simba nodded, turned to his subjects, and let out a mighty roar.
The next day, All the animals in the area were all assembled at Pride Rock Josh and the others were preparing to leave. Simba and the entire pride were watching them. "We will remember you, always," said Simba with a smile
Josh smiled and said, "And we'll remember you, too."
He and the others were about to bow when Simba interrupted. "Why are you bowing?" then he smiled. "When we should bow to you." then he bowed, then Kiara, then Nala, then Kovu, along with every single animal in the Pridelands.
Josh and the others were speechless at what was going on. Then Rosa ran up to them wearing the Buda necklace Chen gave her. "Goodbye, guys," she said. "And keep safe and... think of me, when you can."
"Of course," said Josh. Soon he and the others were all packed up and ready to leave. And as they walked, the lioness's bowed them a path.
Kiara stepped up to them, along with Nala. "We cannot tell you how grateful we are," said Nala.
"It was our great pleasure for you to stay with us and we enjoyed your company very much," said Kiara.
Then Denzel bent down and hugged Kiara. "Your welcome," he said.
Then Josh bent down and kissed Nala's paw. "Goodbye m'lady," he said. Then he and Denzel got to their feet.
They mounted their horses and waved goodbye. Then they spotted Timon and Pumbaa three feet next to them. "Good luck...g-guys," said Timon. Then he and Pumbaa started blubbering like babies.
"Don't worry, fellas," said Josh. "We'll come back someday. But now… we ride!" with a loud hyah, Josh's horse reared up and took off like lightning. Chen and Denzel's horses whinnied and followed Josh out into the sunset.
Meanwhile at his Tree, Rafiki was painting a portrait on the bark. It was pictures of Josh, Chen and Denzel. Then Rafiki chuckled. "All is at peace, Mufasa," he said. "They've made me proud."