"The Murky Future"
A Fan-Fic By:
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"This fan-fic contains names that are
copyright to Disney for the years
of 1994 and 1997 coinciding with the releases of the Original Lion King
and Simba's Pride. The name's thus mentioned are copyright to me.
This List is a complete list of
Characters, ones flanked by an "*" are
copyright to me, V. Tarsus.
Son of Kovu & Kiara(Name means
Daughter of Kovu and Kiara(Name means
Son of Vitani & Askari(Name means
LIONS & LIONESSES
Outsider King, mate to Queen Umla*
Outsider Queen, mate to Xan*
Only son of Xan & Umla, heir to
Only daughter of Xan & Umla,
successor to Searak's rule
King of the Pridelands and mate to
Queen of the Pridelands and mate to
Lead hunting lioness, daughter of
Scar and Zira
Princess of the Pridelands, mate to
Kovu, daughter of Simba
Prince of the Pridelands, mate to
Kiara, son of Zira & ???
Former outlander lioness
Rogue Lion from the outlands(Name
Simba's personal assistant Major Domo
A witty Meerkat always around with
his warthog buddy, Pumba
A rather gaseous warthog with a
veracious appetite for grubs
A Cheetah who causes mistchife in the
The evening had already begun to cast its shadows upon Pride Rock when
Simba returned with a few of the pride's lionesses close behind. Their
hunting party had been sucessful to say the least. Their bellies showed
their approval of their hunt. Simba was leading the hunting party back
to Pride Rock when Zazu landed infront of him. Simba studied Zazu's
face, but already knew it was bad or at least somewhat good news.
"Sire, I have come to report that Princess Kiara has now given birth to
her first litter of cubs. She named the male cub Mbele and her daughter
Zuri." Zazu reported with a bit of pride.
"Thank you, Zazu. Come on every one, lets get back to Pride Rock!"
Simba enthusiasticlly said as he ran in the direction of Pride Rock.
it was now revealed that Nala, Desein & Vitani were the three
lionesses with Simba. Vitani was a bit of a quite reserved lioness. She
had no intention to be any ones mate, but refused to mate with Simba a
few times in the past. She very well knew that it was not healthy to
refuse to mate, but she was not ready for that commitment to a lion
yet. She new her heat was soon to occur, but Vitani usually put it out
of her mind until she was in that position to leave for a few days and
walk off her seasonal heat.
As the hunting party of Pridelanders made their way back to Pride Rock,
Simba's attention was caught off guard by Vitani's expressionless face.
He then slowed to a halt kicking up sand and dirt as he stopped. He
turned to see the face of his mate, Nala looking at him questioningly.
"What is it, dear?" she asked, a bit flustered.
"Nala, Desein? Go on ahead, I need to talk to Vitani alone for a
moment." Simba said as he sighed a bit and panted as he caught his
As soon as the two lionesses were gone, Simba confronted Vitani. He was
neither mad nor happy.
"Vitani? I know you have refused to mate with me in the past, but i can
see where you are coming from." Simba said slowly, letting his words
sink into Vitani's willing mind.
"What do you mean?" Vitani said quickly as she sat down in a well
mannered fashion, obviously a trait picked up when she was an outlander
in Zira's pride.
"Well, you are an awesome hunter. I have not seen any of the others,
including Nala hunt as well as you hunt. I believe you are putting
service to the pride before your personal needs and wants." Simba said
sitting down in front of Vitani.
"Thank you, Simba. I guess I do serve the pride more than tending to my
self, but I only wish to do this for now. I am not ready to have cubs
yet." Vitani said as she relaxed the way she was sitting.
"I'll honour your wish to remain cubless, Vitani. You have served the
Pride with a never ending will to excel, but someday you'll find a lion
in whom you'll entrust your love." Simba got up and started to walk off
in the direction of Pride Rock again. Vitani followed suite, she now
was a bit happier that she was even now praised by Simba him self for
her service in the name of the Pride.
Later that evening, Vitani got her first look at her half
brothers cubs. They were just like their parents, but reversed.
Mbele's fur was just like Kiara's and Zuri was more like her father
Kovu. She was amazed that these cubs were Kovu's. Kiara was cuddling
both of her cubs on her folded front paws.
Vitani was about to leave, when Kiara spoke, "Please, come look at my
children, Vitani. Their so special....don't you think?" Kiara said,
sobbing for joy a bit.
Vitani ventured closer to the new cubs. She laid down infront of Kiara
and smiled. The scent of her sort of nephew and niece were a little bit
of joy for Vitani.Kiara;s eyes were tired and heavy, but she had enough
strength to smile and shed some tears of joy for her special cubs.
Vitani, fell asleep there as well, as Kiara. Kovu and Simba saw the two
lionesses sleeping from just outside of the main entrance of
Pride Rock. Simba was still a bit worried, but was a little bit more at
peace after having spoken with Vitani. Simba turned to his son-in-law
and spoke to him casually.
"I sense, that your half sister is very unhappy, Kovu." Simba said as
he looked to the stars.
"Yes, she feels alone." Kovu said slowly and sadly.
"Alone? How is she alone?" asked Simba as he looked about the jutting
rock formation of Pride Rock, for some of the other lionesses were
enjoying some restful napping and quite conversation.
"Yes, she told me that she feels alone for the fact that you have Nala
and I have Kiara. You above all else, have the right to mate with all
the lionesses and you do that to a degree, but my sister wishes she had
a mate of her own." Kovu said as he swished his tail around.
"Hmmm, well she won't let me mate her for that reason?" asked Simba as
he looked to Kovu.
"Yes and no. She likes you a lot, but has no real relationship like
love to give you. She waits for some one new." Kovu said slowly.
At that same moment, a couple hundred kilometres into the outlands, a
fight was unfolding between the outlander pride and a rogue lion who
was in the wrong place at the wrong time. The rogue's name was Askari.
A well seasoned fighter, but now he was out numbered by Xan &
Umla's pride. He had already taken the life of one of the younger
lion's who had mistaken his opportunity, for it had cost him a fatal
wound to his neck. Askari surveyed the situation and made the decision
to go on the offensive. He knew that there might be a
chance that he could get out of this fight alive, but he knew he was
out numbered 7 to 1.
Askari, began to pace around the fallen body of the young lion who had
feebly attacked him. Blood stained the dry dirt cracked land of the
outlands. This somber thick liquid was most likely thing the land would
see in a long time. The land fed off of death through out its vast void
Askari was slowly backed up into a termite hive. Umla the queen of the
pride of outlanders, was about to attack. Askari already sensed the
tension in her mind and body. He always had a knack for that kind of
thing, thus was the meaning of his name, a soldier. Askari, pushed
harder onto the hive behind him. It gave way and he fell through
backwards. Askari landed a few metres below on his back, however it did
not injure him. He looked up and noticed that he had judged correctly,
for Umla was now tumbling after him. Askari was already on his feet and
darting off into one of the other caves.
By the time, Askari was hidden from view, Umla struggled to her feet.
"Get down here, you gutless idiots!" She roared up at the opening
Askari had just made. Outside of the newly made hole, Xan pushed two of
the others down the hole. One of them was another lion and an
adolescent lioness. the lion land with his chest into a pile of smaller
termite mounds and the lionesses fall was broken by his back. The trio
was now on its feet. Askari laughed as he back away from his hiding
spot deeper into the termite cave.
"Your going to die for invading our land!" scream Umla.
"You call this desolate waste, land? Ha! Your vision is clouded by your
ignorance, Umla!" Askari mocked from the shadows of the caves he passed
"I was born here therefore it is my LAND!" Umla snapped back with
deeper guttural growling.
"Spare me the sympathy you have for this termite infested hole, it does
not suite a lioness to say this is her home!" Askari padded softly
along a darkened ledge as he watched the three outlanders below. He was
not trying to make his presence know, but it was all to tempting to
mess with Umla's fragile mental state. However, he calmed his mood
down. He was now ready to exit from this nightmare. He spoke one last
time before heading into a small cave with light from shining through.
"This bores me, I think I have had enough of mingling with you termite
eating lions, good bye and say hello to the bugs for me!" Askari said
as he headed into the cave.
"Damn...Damn you Pridelander!" Umla roared after him, but her threats
did not take any effect.
Askari emerged from the mound on the other side. Every one else was on
the other side of the mound waiting, so Askari left even more quitter
than he had arrived. Askari knew that he had made enemies this day, but
he had no intention of letting a few undersized lions in a ragtag
outland pride boss him around.
A few hours later, Askari lowered his pace to regain his pace from
running. It was dark and cold that night, but Askari had no fear of the
cold. He continued to walk. In the pale moon light, it was revealed
that he was an impressively muscular lion. Askari's fur was a decent
shade of yellow, much like Vitani's fur. His mane was darker shade of
yellow which was more like bordering on being yellowish orange. His
eyes were red and seemed to burn with an inner fire. His tail tufted
swished from side to side, it too was the colour of his mane.
Askari continued to walk through out the night and into early morning.
He was now at the border of Simba's Pride territory. He knew that the
new pride he was about to encounter was stronger and heartier than the
outlanders he had ran into around dusk of the following night.
Askari found a small stream of cool water and drank slowly from the
cool refreshing waters. Just as Zazu had done for years in the service
of the pride, he was doing his morning report when he came across a
rogue lion drinking water from the stream that headed south of the
prideland. Zazu turned about and headed back to Pride Rock with fright
on his face.
Askari looked up and noticed that a bird was frantically headed away
"So much for passing through unnoticed. Damn, I do not need to fight
every pride I run into. I need to ask someone about my missing
family...Perhaps this pride and its royal family might be lenient with
me for passing by." Askari thought to himself.
It was not long till half the pride was there at the stream. Lead by
Simba, the pride was more than ready for a fight. Askari looked up from
the water where he had been resting. There he saw Simba growling. It
was all the same to him, strange pride lions growling at him. he then
spoke slowly before Simba could speak.
"Deus ex." He said slowly.
"What? What did you say?" Simba asked with a confused look on his face.
"It means "god from with in", if you did not know it, then you are to
tell me where I might find the pride of Zira." Askari ordered as he sat
down on the bank of the stream.
"She was defeated in battle, but most of her former pride members are
now in my pride. You seek for her in vane." Simba replied a bit
"Good, my vengeance was never completed, yet I feel that I might have
not had the ability to control myself from killing her shaming my
family." Askari felt a weight lift from his shoulders.
"Your family? Who were they?"
A Pride that was destroyed by Scar as he continued to press the borders
of this land into the north. My family was killed, I was never even
going to naturally see an active rule of the kingdom, but what is left
to rule has been destroyed by Xan & Umla's outlander pride."
Askari held his head low and began to cry. He didn't notice that the
Pridelanders were watching him in this moment.
He then began to speak, to him self, "Mother, I have not received the
revenge I sought for, but know now that Zira is dead. I can now get on
with my life."