The Lion King 2

Okay hereís the deal. I know itís a little unorthodox to do The Lion King 2 especially since The Lion King 2 has already been made, but I had a moment of inspiration there and had to do something so Iím not just some loser on the Guest Book. So I wrote something else.

I am a weird person. Scar is my favorite character in The Lion King. Iím going to jump ahead to where Simba confronts Scar.

And I promise you Lion King 3 is being worked on as you read this. Unless of course itís already up. In which case I have no idea what Iím working on. Also Hakuna Matta is too much of a fun song to kill soÖ

 

Act 1

A Plan Unfolding

Characters:

Simba

Scar

Rafiki

Nala

Nuka

Timon

Pumbaa

Zira

Outlander Lioness

Dicamu

 

(Okay hereís how it goes. Right now Simba has caught up with Scar.)

Scar: ††††††††††† What are you going to do? You wouldn't kill your old
††† ††††††††††††††††††† Uncle...?

Simba:††††††††††††† No, Scar. Iím not like you.

Scar:††††††††††††††† (Greatly relived.) Oh Simba, thank you. You are truly noble. Iíll make it up to you, I promise. How can I, ah, prove my self to you? Tell me; I mean anything.

Simba:††††††††††††† (Gravely, with deep anger.) Run. Run away Scar. And never return.

(We all know that much but hereís how I think it shouldíve happened.)

Scar:††††††††††††††† Yes. Of course as you wish, (bows to the new king,) your majesty. (Pads away without attacking Simba.)

(Simba retakes the kingdom Happy Ending no dead Scar but when Tanabi is born, Scar is hidden somewhere so he can see the new prince. He sneaks up with Nuka, to Pride Rock just as the 1st movie ends. And now my fan fic, The Lion King 2.

Rafiki:†††††††††††††† It is a boy, what will you name him your majesty.

Simba & Nala:Tanabi.

Scar:††††††††††††††† Tanabi? (He asks Nala. Rafiki takes the cub in side so Simba can talk to him without worrying about his son,) I only came to congratulate Nala on the birth of her new son.

Simba:††††††††††††† (Angrily) I said never to return.

Scar:††††††††††††††† I only came to congratulate her birth of the first son, (Turns to Nala,) and introduce my first son. Congratulation Nala.

Nala:††††††††††††††† (Growls.) If you expect me to forgive you then you are a bigger fool than I thought.

Scar:††††††††††††††† (Shrugs) I donít expect to be forgiven at all, but Nuka introduce yourself.

Nuka:†††††††††††††† (Shakily as Timon and Pumbaa come up.) Hello.

Timon:††††††††††††† Please thatís no cub. Thatís a fuzzy maraca. (Laughs at his own joke.) I have to use that one later.

Pumbaa:†††††††††† (Laughs to.) Yeah but heís Scarís cub. Shouldnít we be worried about that Simba?

Simba:††††††††††††† (Shakes his head.) You are banished Scar. (Looks down at little Nuka. A smile creases on his face.) Your cubs are the only ones aloud to cross over. (Scar nods and he and Nuka walk off.)

Nala:††††††††††††††† SimbaÖ he could tell one of them to kill Tanabi.

Simba:††††††††††††† Iím not too worried anymore.

Nala:††††††††††††††† Why?

Simba:††††††††††††† That day on the rock when I spared himÖ he really seemed willing to try to make it up to me.

Nala:††††††††††††††† SimbaÖ that couldíve been him trying to make it up to you because he didnít want to you to kill him.

Simba:††††††††††††† Maybe.

(Scene cuts to the Out Lands. Zira is pacing back and forth three other lionesses are with her.)

Zira:†††††††††††††††† (Worriedly.) Where is he?

Outlander:††††††† (Worried for her leader.) Zira you are going to drive yourself insane doing that.

Zira:†††††††††††††††† Dicamu fell into labor hours ago.

(A final push is heard. A screech is heard then the nursing of two cubs.)

Zira:†††††††††††††††† (Walks into the cave where it came from,) DicamuÖ there are two there.

Dicamu:††††††††††† Neither one of them are mine. (Zira spies a female dark cub.)

Zira:†††††††††††††††† Then give me that one. (Noses towards the darker one.)

Dicamu:††††††††††† (Disgusted) Sheís all yours.

(Scar can be heard.)

Zira:†††††††††††††††† Dicamu had two children, Scar! Iíve decided to name the one she gave to me Vitani. (Scar walks in.)

Scar:††††††††††††††† The other one looks a lot like Simbaís new cub, Tanabi. (Suddenly having an idea.) I have a plan.

Zira:†††††††††††††††† (Already knows where he is going.) You could create a distraction then one of us could sneak in replace the cubs kill the other one and raise Simbaís.

Scar:††††††††††††††† Correct, you will sneak in though. Now what kind of distraction?

Dicamu:††††††††††† Stampede?

Scar:††††††††††††††† NoÖ thatís what I used to try to kill Simba and Mufasa. WaitÖ a rouge lion entering his lands and he told me he was going to kill his son if it ended him.

Dicamu:††††††††††† Where are we going to find a rouge lion?

Scar:††††††††††††††† Your husband.

Dicamu:††††††††††† (Smiles happily,) Sounds good.

Act 2

A Plan Taking Place

Characters:

Scar

Simba

Zazu

Army Leader

Soldier

Timon

Pumbaa

Zira

Lioness

Kovu

Tanabi

 

 

(Scar is running towards the Pride Rock. When he makes it there,)

Scar:††††††††††††††† (Urgency in voice) Simba quick, Rouge lion army saying they want Pride Rock.

Simba:††††††††††††† Zazu rally the lionesses.

Zazu:††††††††††††††† Sir, Scar may be lying to you.

Simba:††††††††††††† Listen to me Zazu even Scar wouldnít lie about something like that.

Scar:††††††††††††††† (Thinking) Fool.

(Scar and Simba run out together. Zazu carries out his orders. The entire lionesses walk out of the cave. Including Nala, leaving only Timon and Pumbaa to guard Tanabi.)

Army Leader:††††††††††† I want the Pride Lands.

Soldier: Weíre tired of walking around in circles. We want the Pride Lands.

Simba:††††††††††††† Why donít you just ask to join the Pride Landers?

Army Leader:†† I didnít say I wanted to join. I just want the Pride Lands. (A stupid argument takes place. Meanwhile back at Pride Rock.)

Timon:††††††††††††† Pumbaa keep your eyes open.

Pumbaa:†††††††††† Oh Timon. Iím starving.

Timon:††††††††††††† Okay you go get food I watch the kid. (Pumbaa walks out.)

Zira:†††††††††††††††† (Thinking from behind the rock where Kovu would sleep later.) This is going to be easy.

Timon:††††††††††††† (Yawns and falls asleep.)

Zira:†††††††††††††††† This is going to be easier. Sorry kid. (Slashes the cubís throat. Then carries the limp body over Timon and takes Tanabi with her as she drops the body on the ground. And pads out towards the Out Lands careful not to alert the stupid warthog.)

Pumbaa:†††††††††† (Walks into the cave sensing something is wrong.) TANABI IS DEAD! (Wakes up Timon and pulls him up onto his tusks and runs toward the skirmish.)

Simba:††††††††††††† (Has just taken down the army leader.)

Pumbaa:†††††††††† TANABI IS DEAD!!

Simba:††††††††††††† What? ScarÖ (Turns to Scar whoís finishing off another soldier.)

Scar:††††††††††††††† What is it?

Simba:††††††††††††† (Crazed by anger.) You killed Tanabi!

Scar:††††††††††††††† How? When? Iíve been here the whole time.

Lioness:††††††††††† Heís right he has.

Scar:††††††††††††††† It mustíve been a soldier who came in from another direction.

Simba:††††††††††††† And leave Timon and Pumbaa.

Pumbaa:†††††††††† (Confesses.) I was out getting food while Timon fell asleep on duty! (Cries.)

Scar:††††††††††††††† (Looks promisingly sad.) I mourn for your loss. I only came to warn you about this army and now I will leave you to your grief. (Simba roars in sorrow Simba slashes once at Scars throat killing him. Nala cries her eyes out and her gorgeous green eyes turn blue out of sorrow.)

Nala:††††††††††††††† (To sky.) Mufasa! Whyíd you claim him now? Couldnít you let him live with us for longer than a few hours?

Simba:††††††††††††† I guessÖ I guessÖ I was like him.

(Scene cuts to the Out Lands.)

Zira:†††††††††††††††† In ideas on where Scar went?

Dicamu:††††††††††† (runs from outside.) Scar is dead. Simba killed Scar.

Zira:†††††††††††††††† (Looks at her in disbelief. Then accepting that her husband is dead she looks away sadly.) He chose Kovu, to follow in his paw prints. Tanabi will be his advisor. And Vitani will become queen!

(The cubs grow a little bit. Zira, Kovu and Tanabi are all waiting for something. While Kovu play hunts a butterfly. Tanabi is asleep on Ziraís paw.)

Kovu:†††††††††††††† Gotcha! (Pins the butterfly.)

Zira:†††††††††††††††† Good now kill it.

Kovu:†††††††††††††† Ah but I donít want to hurt it.

Zira:†††††††††††††††† Youíll never make it anywhere unless you harm something. Understand?

Kovu:†††††††††††††† Yes maíam.

(Vitani and Nuka come bounding up. They talk over each other so itís hard to tell what they are saying.)

Zira:†††††††††††††††† HushÖ Vitani you go first.

Vitani:†††††††††††††† Simbaís new cub is born.

Nuka:†††††††††††††† Itís a girl!

Zira:†††††††††††††††† Good, as long as no one tells Tanabi it should be easier to take over.

(The young cubs grow up more. Nuka to his adolescence and the other to cubs. Nuka is alone with Tanabi and Vitani. Kovu is no where to be seen.)

Nuka:†††††††††††††† Kovu, Kovu, Kovu, Scar wasnít even his father he just took him in. (Tanabi and Vitani are pulling on a root to share.) Oh hey Tani, whereís the little termite Kovu, The Chosen One. (Cuts the root in half. Both cubs fly backwards as Nuka laughs.)

Vitani:†††††††††††††† Nuka! Whereís Kovu?

Tanabi:†††††††††††† Did you leave him out there on his own again?

Nuka:†††††††††††††† (Holding root.) Hey itís every lion for himself out here, that little termiteís gotta learn to be on his own.

Vitani:†††††††††††††† Motherís going to be mad.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† She told you to watch him!

Nuka:†††††††††††††† Oh who cares, I shouldíve been the chosen one. Iím the oldest Iím the strongest, Iím the smartest, (Scratching himself,) oh these termites, (gnaws at himself and rolls around. Dragging butt on ground.) I could be a leader if sheíd just give me a chance.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† Please you couldnít lead yourself out of a termite mound without help.

Nuka:†††††††††††††† (mumbling) that only happened once.

Vitani:†††††††††††††† (Not hearing Nukaís words and responds to what he said earlier.) Yeah right, why donít you tell that to her.

Nuka:†††††††††††††† Oh yeah donít think I wont.

Vitani:†††††††††††††† Oh yeah (giggles) hereís your chance.

Nuka:†††††††††††††† What? Oh, mother, mother! Hi! (Giggles like an idiot.) Mother I caught some field mice for your dinner I left them by the umÖ okay. (Zira plops Kovu next to the other two cubs.)

Zira:†††††††††††††††† (angrily at Nuka.) You were supposed to be watching him!

Kovu:†† ††††††††††† Itís not his fault I went off on my own.

Zira:†††††††††††††††† What were you doing?

Kovu:†††††††††††††† Nothing.

Zira:†††††††††††††††† Who has made us Out Landers?

Kovu:†††††††††††††† Simba.

Zira:†††††††††††††††† Who killed Scar?

Kovu:†††††††††††††† Simba.

Zira:†††††††††††††††† What have I told you about them? (By this time Tanabi and Vitani are huddled around Nuka.)

Kovu:†††††††††††††† Iím sorry mother. Sh-she didnít seem so bad why I thought we could beÖ

Zira:†††††††††††††††† (Finishes.) Friends, (Kovu gasps.) You thought youíd get to the daughter and Simba would welcome you with open arms. (Sarcastically) What an idea? (Seriously, and crazed,) What an idea! You brilliant child. You have the same conniving soul that made Scar so powerful.

Nuka:†††††††††††††† Yuck! (Zira roars at him. And he laughs. She lifts Kovu and walks inside. Tanabi and Vitani follow.) Chosen One.

(Inside)

Zira:†††††††††††††††† I now see the path to our glorious return to power.

Kovu:†††††††††††††† But I donít wantÖ

Zira:†††††††††††††††† Hush, (Do I really need to do the whole song? I didnít think so. At end of the song.) Tanabi you and Vitani need to get some sleep. Nuka I want to talk to you about responsibility.

 

Act 3

The Hunt

Characters:

Rafiki

Mufasa

Zira

Kovu

Lioness

Sarafina

Kiara

Simba

Nuka

Vitani

Tanabi

Lion

 

Rafiki:†††††††††††††† Oh Mufasa, everyday Kiara grows more beautiful into a queen that will someday makes us all very proud. But this cub Kovu grows stronger and Zira fills his heart with hate. Iím very worried Mufasa things are not going well. No.

(Mufasaís form touches the tree and a faint image of him can be seen.)

Mufasa:††††††††††† I have a plan.

Rafiki:†††††††††††††† What? (Mufasa waves a paw and a melon breaks. Rafiki picks it up.) Kovu, Kiara together? This is the plan? (Yells) Are you crazy! This will never work oh Mufasa youíve been up there to long your head is in the clouds.

Mufasa:††††††††††† Trust me. (Wind blows hard)

Rafiki:†††††††††††††† Okay, okay all right OKAY! I donít think this is going to work but I trust you I just hope you know what you are doing!

Zira:†††††††††††††††† You are ready. NiceÖ very nice. What is your destiny?

Kovu:†††††††††††††† I will avenge Scar. Take his place in the Pride Lands.

Zira:†††††††††††††††† What have I taught you?

Kovu:†††††††††††††† Simba is the enemy.

Zira:†††††††††††††††† (Excited) And what must you do?

Kovu:†††††††††††††† I must kill him!

(Angry growls. Cut to Pride Lands. Kiara is walking out of cave.)

Rafiki:†††††††††††††† Kiara.

Lionesses:†††††††† You can do it.

A new Lioness: Itís your day.

Sarafina:†††††††††† My how youíve grown.

(Nala loves up on her. Simba looks down.)

Kiara:†††††††††††††† Daddy you have to let me do this on my own. Promise?

Nala:††††††††††††††† (Looks over to Simba, understanding that finally Scar is dead.)

Simba:††††††††††††† All right. I promise. (Timon and Pumbaa start crying.)

Kiara:†††††††††††††† (Leaves.)

Simba:††††††††††††† (To Timon and Pumbaa.) Make sure she doesnít get hurt. (Timon and Pumbaa slip away.)

(Cut to the Elephant Graveyard. Nuka, Tanabi and Vitani are all there. Tanabi and Vitani are carrying sticks.)

Nuka:†††††††††††††† This place is even creepier since the hyenas ran off.

Vitani:†††††††††††††† (Mumbles) Oh jeez.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† (Rolls his eyes.)

Nuka:†††††††††††††† Iím not scared okay? (One of the geysers goes off and he leaps down scared.) I just donít understand why we have to be here thatís all. If Kovuís so special why dose he need us?I never even had a chance. (Geyser goes off and Nuka gets his butt burned. Vitani and Tanabi have already dropped the sticks to one of the geysers. Both of them roll their eyes. Small geyser goes off and the sticks light.)

Tanabi:†††††††††††† Thatís it. (Grabs a burning stick)

Vitani:†††††††††††††† Címon, (Grabs a stick.) Kiara has started her hunt. We have to move quickly.

Nuka:†††††††††††††† (Grabs one and looks into the geysers entrance. The geyser goes off.) Oh fire! (Laughs. As the three lions walk out.)

(The whole Kiara hunting trip goes exactly the way it does in Simbaís Pride. She tries she fails. Then she gets to where the outlanders are waiting.)

Nuka:†††††††††††††† Letís light fire! (Laughs.)

Vitani:†††††††††††††† (Laughs as she runs along burning some of the grass.)

Tanabi:†††††††††††† (Flicks his head and it burns all of one area. He laughs and goes over to Vitani.)

Nuka:†††††††††††††† Whoa! (Burns in a circle.) Roasty toasty princess roasty toasty princess! Hey is it hot in here or is that just me? (Realizes.) Fire. (Jumps and screams. Then laughs as he gets outside. Vitani and Tanabi drag him off. Meanwhile on a cliff high above Kovu and Zira stand watching the fire.)

Zira:†††††††††††††††† The plan is in motion. Go! (Kovu leaps off and you know the rest. So, Iím just going to talk about what Tanabi, Nuka, and Vitani are doing during the fire.)

Tanabi:†††††††††††† Mission success.

Vitani:†††††††††††††† All right. Motherís going to be happy!

Nuka:†††††††††††††† I still think I should be the one to save Kiara.

(Vitani rolls her eyes.)

Tanabi:†††††††††††† You guys go ahead, (giggles) Iím going to stay here a moment.

Vitani:†††††††††††††† All right but try to catch up soon. (Tanabi nods. Vitani and Nuka walk ahead to go home. Tanabi rests on a rock a moment.)

Tanabi:†††††††††††† I donít like doing this sort of thing, especially since I know I donít belong here. Why am I the only light colored lion there? Am I talking to myself?

Rafiki:†††††††††††††† (Laughs and appears right in front of Tanabi. Tanabi panics and falls off the rock.) I can answer those questions, and so many more. Go on ask any questions.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† (Excited to get answers to some of his most precious questions.) Who am I? Why donít I belong with the outlanders?

Rafiki:†††††††††††††† Youíre Simbaís son.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† Excuse me? (Rafiki waves and runs off.) Wait! (Follows Rafiki, just like the Rafiki Chase in The Lion King 1 in 1994.)

Rafiki:†††††††††††††† Stop! There are your answers. (Points to a pool of water. Tanabi walks forward, totally confused.)

Tanabi:†††††††††††† Itís only a reflection, not my answers. (Tanabi starts to leave and Rafiki stops him.)

Rafiki:†††††††††††††† Look harder.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† (Does as heís told and he sees itÖ) Simba?

Rafiki:†††††††††††††† Wrong again! (Laughs. Tanabi looks up at the sky and a cloud forms in the sky.)

Tanabi:†††††††††††† Who are you!? (The sky forms a head of a lionÖ a well built out lion forms beneath the head. It sits politely and looks down upon Tanabi. And it isnít Mufasa like everyone would think.) Simba? I thought you were alive!

Lion:†††††††††††††††† Tanabi, you must remember!

Tanabi:†††††††††††† Remember what?

Lion:†††††††††††††††† Who you areÖ

Tanabi:†††††††††††† I am Tanabi son of Dicamu.

Lion:†††††††††††††††† That is wrong, Tanabi.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† The monkey says, Iím Tanabi son of Simba.

Lion:†††††††††††††††† Thatís wrong as well Tanabi.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† But the monkeyÖ

Lion:†††††††††††††††† Enough about the MONKEY! (Tanabi backs down.) There is no need to fear me, Tanabi. You may think Dicamu is your mother that is terribly wrong. Simba is your father that is correct. But just because some strange monkey tells you that he is donít mean that you go about believing it. You are who you choose to be, Tanabi. And donít you forget it.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† (Looks down still unsure.)

Lion:†††††††††††††††† You are who you choose to be. (Disappears into the night sky repeating it over and over.)

Tanabi:†††††††††††† I am who I choose to be. WHAT KIND OF CRYPTIC RIDDLE IS THAT! (Rafiki comeís from nowhere.)

Rafiki:†††††††††††††† Some weather. Itís very weird.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† Youíre good with riddles, what does ďyou are who you choose to beĒ mean?

Rafiki:†††††††††††††† It is what it is. (Tanabi slaps his paw to his face.) Oh you want to learn the way Simba, and Mufasa did, huh? (Uses his staff Tanabi.)

Tanabi:†††††††††††† Let me guess the past can hurt? And I can either run from it or learn from it, right? Well, you know what thereís nothing in my past that hurts and already learn from my past so thereís nothing that that couldíve done to help me.

Rafiki:†††††††††††††† (Nods in approval.) Now where did you learn that?

Tanabi:†††††††††††† You know, I donít knowÖ

Rafiki:†††††††††††††† So what are you going to do?

Tanabi:†††††††††††† (Looks at the ground.) Iím going back to where I was raised so I can try to figure it out without being hit in the head. (Leaves the monkey.)

Rafiki:†††††††††††††† I tried Kitoto. (The lion reappears in the sky.)

Kitoto:††††††††††††† You did what you were asked of Rafiki. And thatís all that I asked.

 

Act 4

Where Loyalties Lie

Characters:

Kiara

Kovu

Simba

Nuka

Zira

Lion

Nala

Timon

Pumbaa

Vitani

Zira

 

Kiara:†††††††††††††† (Back at Pride Rock after the fire.) Uh, hey.

Kovu:†††††††††††††† What kind of hunter are you anyway, Princess. You almost got yourself killed out there.

Kiara:†††††††††††††† What?

Kovu:†††††††††††††† You wouldnít last three days on your own.

Kiara:†††††††††††††† Oh and I suppose you could teach me?

Kovu:†††††††††††††† Well, yeah.

Simba:††††††††††††† (Calling from cave entrance.) Kiara!

Kiara:†††††††††††††† Coming! All right, impress me we start at dawn. (Walks inside.)

Kovu:†††††††††††††† I look forward to it. (Lies down.)

Nuka:†††††††††††††† (From branch.) Did you see that! He let her go! If that were meÖ

Zira:†††††††††††††††† HushÖ the fire rescue worked perfectly and Simba fell for it. Now the closer he gets to the daughter the closer he gets to Simba and once he has Simba alone, (Slashes tree.)

(The next day very early morningÖ before Simba wakes up.)

Lion:†††††††††††††††† Hey, wake up. (Is shaking Kiara.)

Kiara:†††††††††††††† Who are you?

Lion:†††††††††††††††† Just another Pride Lander.

Kiara:†††††††††††††† OhÖ what do you want?

Lion:†††††††††††††††† You should surprise Kovu, you know for laughs.

Kiara:†††††††††††††† Good idea. (She leaves.)

Lion:†††††††††††††††† I thought soÖ (Exhales for the first time since he was here.)

Simba:††††††††††††† NO! (Wakes up screaming. The lion lies down and attempts to blend in.)

Lion:†††††††††††††††† (Thinking.) I hope you were right lion in the sky.

Nala:††††††††††††††† (Wakes up and starts to comfort Simba.) Whatís wrong?

Simba:††††††††††††† Bad dream.

Nala:††††††††††††††† Was itÖ?

Simba:††††††††††††† No, this time it was about Kovu killing me the way Scar killed Mufasa.

Nala:††††††††††††††† (Sadly) Thatís because today is the dayÖ whenÖ (Starts to cry) Damn that Scar. Why did he have someone kill Tanabi?

Simba:††††††††††††† He was a dark lionÖ it was what he would doÖ I mean he wanted to kill his own nephew, and his brother, and his well what would he be to Tanabi?

Nala:††††††††††††††† I donít know, and frankly I donít care.

Simba:††††††††††††† I miss him too, Nala.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† (Thinking.) I should do it nowÖ noÖ not yet. Iíll wait untilÖ I donít knowÖ Kovuís going to try to kill him.

Nala:††††††††††††††† You should go get some water. (Simba nods and walks out of the cave. Tanabi thinks about getting up but thinks better of it and lies back down. He didnít realize it until it happened but he fell asleep.)

Tanabi:†††††††††††† [Dream sequence.] (He appears on a stone in the cave of Pride Rock. A familiar smell fills his nostrils. He looks up and there is Zira over his head with a cub limp in her mouth that looks a lot like him. He cocks his head confused then Zira plops the cub next to Tanabi.)

Zira:†††††††††††††††† Sorry kid, but I have to do this. For Scar, (she lifts Tanabi and slinks out. He feels something prod his stomach and he wakes up. A warthog and a meerkat are standing in front of him. He looks around and sees heís in a desert.

Meerkat:††††††††† Second lion we saved in one lifetime. Pretty cool aye Pumbaa?

Tanabi:†††††††††††† What? (Recognizes the meerkat and warthog as Timon and Pumbaa. The animals that were guarding him in his dream.)

Pumbaa:†††††††††† This one looks like a younger Simba, maybe an adolescent lion.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† Back off warthog.

Pumbaa:†††††††††† Sorry, kid.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† (Stands up.) Howíd I get out here?

Timon:††††††††††††† It looked like you were sleep walking.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† (Thinks) OkayÖ I wonít ask questions. (Says) OkayÖ who are you? (Thinks) Damn.

Timon:††††††††††††† Iím Timon.

Pumbaa:†††††††††† Pumbaa!

Tanabi:†††††††††††† No really.

Timon:††††††††††††† Thatís what I said.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† OkayÖ my name isÖ (Thinks) Theyíd recognize Tanabi to quickly. (Says) Kitoto.

Timon:††††††††††††† OhÖ really?

Tanabi:†††††††††††† Yes. (Thinks) Iím an idiot!

Timon:††††††††††††† OkayÖ címon Iíll show you somewhere where you can some food.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† (Snaps.) Who said I wanted your help?

Pumbaa:†††††††††† Well, when someone asks your name normally that means that they want to be friend.

T&T:††††††††††††††† (Look up at Pumbaa confused.)

Timon:††††††††††††† Since when?

Pumbaa:†††††††††† It just makes since.

(Tanabiís stomach growls.)

Timon:††††††††††††† See? You are hungry!

Tanabi:†††††††††††† (Giggles) Well, I could go for a little meat. (Leans down and starts a mock pounce.)

T&P:††††††††††††††† (Scream)

Tanabi:†††††††††††† HaÖ just kidding.

Pumbaa:†††††††††† Okay good.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† (Licks his chops.) Actually the best thing Iíve ever tasted was a group of termites.

Timon:††††††††††††† (Laughs.) Kid, youíve come to the right place. (Timon and Pumbaa lead Tanabi to ďtheĒ jungle.)

Tanabi:†††††††††††† Itís beautiful.

Timon:††††††††††††† Hakuna Matta.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† What?

Timon:††††††††††††† (Whispers) Shut up kid Iím working. (Sings) What a wonderful phrase.

Pumbaa:†††††††††† Hakuna Matta, aint no passing craze.

Timon:††††††††††††† It means no worries for the rest of your days.

T&P:††††††††††††††† Itís our problem free philosophy.

Timon:††††††††††††† Hakuna Matta.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† OkayÖ (They do the song normally only when it comes to Simbaís part Tanabi just sits there.) I wonít ask why you broke into song. Now where do we find the food you were talking about?

Timon:††††††††††††† Happens a lot when youíre with us.

Tanabi: ††††††††††† (Jokingly) Bye.

Timon:††††††††††††† Wait! Where you going?

Tanabi:†††††††††††† To find food.

Pumbaa:†††††††††† (Walks over to a log, and he pushes the log away. Timon walks over with a large leaf and piles it with bugs.)

Tanabi:†††††††††††† Oh good Iím starving. (Smashes his face into the leaf and starts eating.)

Timon:††††††††††††† Iíll bet youíre a chip off the old block.

Pumbaa:†††††††††† You eat bugs like Simba.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† (Spits some of the bugs out.) Excuse me?

Pumbaa:†††††††††† You eat bugs like Simba.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† (Coughs) Sorry just starving is all.

Timon:††††††††††††† (Smiles) Kid, I have a pretty good idea about who you really are.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† (Coughs again. And looks shocked.)

Timon:††††††††††††† Donít think too much of it. Rafiki told us.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† Stupid monkey.

Pumbaa:†††††††††† Oh, boy! Simbaís going to be so happy!

Tanabi:†††††††††††† NoÖ Iím not going back to Pride Rock. Iím happy in the outlands and I donít want you to tell him. Or trust me, the outlanders will feast upon your carcasses. (Timon and Pumbaa gulp.) Just kidding, still I donít want you to tell Simba. I want that honor.

Timon:††††††††††††† But weíll finally be forgiven.

Pumbaa:†††††††††† Tanabi, if thatís what you want, Iím behind you. (Pumbaa smiles and Tanabi nods.)

Timon:††††††††††††† Please, kid! Tell him soon.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† Whatís that sound? (The end of Upendi is heard. Tanabi, Timon, and Pumbaa follow the sounds. Thatís when Tanabi sneers and walks away from the sight.) (Thinks) Damn it Kovu. You arenít suppose to get that close! Iíll confront him tonight.

(That night. [P.S: I basically killed the whole Timon and Pumbaa helping Kovu find his fun side. As much as I donít like Kiara, she can handle it herself thank you very much for accepting this fact. If you didnít you can drop me a drop-dead note at upyours@unwantedemail.J Just kidding. That account does not exist. Well it may butÖ I donít want you dropping drop-dead notes to a complete stranger. Well youíd be dropping one anyway if you did it to meÖ Iím rambling arenít I?])

Kiara:†††††††††††††† Good night.

Kovu:†††††††††††††† Good night.

Simba:††††††††††††† Itís kinda chilly tonight címon in.

(Tree branch.)

Vitani:†††††††††††††† Alright Kovu, get him. Kovu what are you waiting for get him? (Kovu goes inside finally. Vitani runs back. Outlands)

Zira:†††††††††††††††† Youíre sure?

Vitani:†††††††††††††† Affirmative. I saw it with my own eyes.

Zira:†††††††††††††††† (Bitterly) What about Tanabi?

Vitani:†††††††††††††† I havenít seen him in a long time.

Zira:†††††††††††††††† They cannot betray us.

(Pride Lands same night.)

Tanabi:†††††††††††† KovuÖ Kovu!

Kovu:†††††††††††††† (Wakes up.) ShhÖ we donít want to wake anyone up.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† (Whispers) Get out here. I have something to tell you.

Kovu:†††††††††††††† (Walks out side. Whispers.) What is it?

Tanabi:†††††††††††† Iím Simbaís son.

Kovu:†††††††††††††† Yeah right.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† No Iím serious.

Kovu:†††††††††††††† Oh yeah who told you.

(Timon & Pumbaa come up.)

T&P:††††††††††††††† We did.

Kovu:†††††††††††††† Youíre sure?

Tanabi:†††††††††††† Affirmative.

Kovu:†††††††††††††† You should tell Simba.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† Negative. I want to tell him later.

Kovu:†††††††††††††† Okay Tanabi. Youíre choiceÖ was there something else.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† I wanted to check where your loyalties lie. ButÖ I know nowÖ and Iím behind you 110%.

(Tanabi walks off with Timon and Pumbaa. Kovu walks back inside. Tanabi makes a final mournful look at the outlands. And disappears into the blackness of the night.)

 

Act 5

Exile!

Simba

Kovu

Zira

Tanabi

(R) = Random. Animals

Nala

Rafiki

Zazu

(The next morning Kovu goes on his trip with Simba. So Iím going to skip ahead to the Zira scene.)

Simba:††††††††††††† Scar couldnít let go of his hate and in the end it destroyed him.

Kovu:†††††††††††††† I never heard the story of Scar this way. He truly was a killer.

Simba:††††††††††††† Fire is a killer; sometimes whatís left behind can grow better than the generation before. If given the chance. (Zira, and outlanders come into view.)

Zira:†††††††††††††††† Why Simba, what are you doing out here and so alone? (Simba growls.) Well-done Kovu just like we always planed. Oh and Simba you may recognize one of these. Tanabi! (Tanabi is dragged out by two other outlanders and plopped down in front of Simba.)

Tanabi:†††††††††††† (Very weakly.) I wanted to tell yÖ (Falls unconscious.)

Simba:††††††††††††† (Turns to Kovu angrily.) You.

Kovu:†††††††††††††† No I didnít have anything to do with this. (Zira laughs.)

Zira:†††††††††††††††† Attack.

Kovu:†††††††††††††† No! (Helps Simba. But is knocked out. The fight scene goes regularly. Only Simba is slightly slower because he found out that his ďsonĒ is still alive. Somewhat. And Nuka kicks butt so do I have to tell you about how he dies? I didnít think so. Anyway. Simba limps back to the Pridelands. Without Tanabi.)

Zira:†††††††††††††††† Scar, watch over my poor Nuka. (Turns around and slashes Kovu. Kovu turns back and scowls showing his new scar.) What have you done?

Kovu:†††††††††††††† ItÖ I didnítÖ I did nothing!

Zira:†††††††††††††††† Exactly. And in doing so you betrayed your pride. Betrayed Scar!

Kovu:†††††††††††††† I want nothing more to do with him!

Zira:†††††††††††††††† Youíve killed your own brother!

Kovu:†††††††††††††† NoÖ (Runs off towards Tanabi.)

Zira:†††††††††††††††† Let him go. Simbaís hurt me for the last time. Listen to me. Simba is injured and weak, now is the time to attack! Weíll storm the Pridelands. (Lions roar excitedly. She laughs and it goes to Kovu.)

Kovu:†††††††††††††† Tanabi, Iím so sorry.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† (Weakly.) ForÖ forÖ for wut? (You heard meÖ wut not what, wut. I did it on purpose.)

Kovu:†††††††††††††† Nuka is dead.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† I know you didnít want to kill himÖ if you didÖ (Falls unconscious again.)

Kovu:†††††††††††††† Oh noÖ you aint dieing on me too. (Gets Tanabi on his back like he did Kiara. And runs towards the Pridelands. MeanwhileÖ)

Kiara:†††††††††††††† Daddy it canít be true.

(Animals whispering the stuff about Kovu and commenting on Tanabi.)

Simba:††††††††††††† Why have you come back?

Kovu:†††††††††††††† Simba, I had nothing to do withÖ

Simba:††††††††††††† You donít belong here.

Kovu:†††††††††††††† (Gently sets down Tanabi.) PleaseÖ I ask your forgiveness.

Kiara:†††††††††††††† Daddy, please listen to him.

Simba:††††††††††††† Silence! When you first came here you asked for judgment.

(R) Animals:†††† Give him what he deserves.

Simba:††††††††††††† Öand I pass it now.

(R) Animals:†††† Kick him out! Thatís right judgment day is here!

Simba:††††††††††††† Exile! (The song begins and ends normally. I just love that scene donít you? Anyway.)

Kiara:†††††††††††††† Father, please reconsider.

Simba:††††††††††††† Nala find out about that lion. Thereís no way it could be Tanabi. (To Kiara.) You will not go anywhere without an escort from now on.

Kiara:†††††††††††††† No! Thatís notÖ

Simba:††††††††††††† He used you to get to me!

Kiara:†††††††††††††† No! He loves meÖ for me!

Simba:††††††††††††† Because youíre my daughter. You will not leave Pride Rock. You will stay where I can keep an eye on you... away from him.

Kiara:†††††††††††††† You donít know him!

Simba:††††††††††††† I know he's following in Scar's pawprints... and I must follow in my father's.

Kiara:†††††††††††††† You will never be Mufasa!

(Simba is stung, but silenced. Kiara breaks down and runs back to her den to lie down, sobbing. She sees a stream of light shining through a hole in the wall. She pushes her way through the wall, and then runs down away from Pride Rock, searching for Kovu. She tracks the same path Kovu took while fleeing Pride Rock, but cannot find him. Back at Pride Rock.)

Nala:††††††††††††††† Simba, youíre wrong!

Simba:††††††††††††† What? Why?

Nala:††††††††††††††† It is Tanabi! Go get Rafiki, NOW! (Simba is done as he is told.)

Tanabi:†††††††††††† (Weakly.) Iím sorry.

Nala:††††††††††††††† ShhÖ weíre getting help.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† (Weakly.) I didnít find out untilÖ (For lack of a better word, faints.)

Rafiki:†††††††††††††† Welcome back Tanabi.
Asante sana
Squash banana
We we nugu
Mi mi apana. (Tanabiís wounds start to heal a little faster but not as fast as you might expect. Heís still unconscious. Rain starts coming down.)

Simba:††††††††††††† Get him inside. (Nala and Rafiki lift Tanabi and drop him off inside. Neither one of them see that Kiara is missing.)

Timon:††††††††††††† I canít believe we lost her again this is the eight thousandth time! I thought you were gonna watch her. (Must I continue this pointless conversation?)

Simba:††††††††††††† What are you guys doing?

Timon:††††††††††††† Good question let me ask you one. Thereís this guyÖ

Pumbaa:†††††††††† But heís not a lion.

Timon:††††††††††††† Definitely not a lion. And his daughter say vanished.

Simba:††††††††††††† Kiaraís gone?

Zazu:††††††††††††††† Sire the outlanders are on the move heading this way. Itís war!

Simba:††††††††††††† Zazu, find Kiara. Rally the lionesses.

(Tanabi wakes up. Completely recovered.)

Tanabi:†††††††††††† I can fight to.

Simba:††††††††††††† NoÖ I will not stick you into danger.

Tanabi:†††††††††††† You know what, either Iím on your side or I fight for the outlanders.

Simba:††††††††††††† Fine. Come with me. (Tanabi, Simba, Timon and Pumbaa all leave to rally the lionesses.)

 

Act 6

The Battle, and Epilogue

Iím not going to bother with characters anymore.

 

(Zira and the lionesses do what they did in the movie. Kovu and Kiara race to save the day. The Pride Landers are there first. Zira does her thingÖ must I tell you the ending! You all know what happens. Zira falls off the cliff and dies. Simba forgives and forgets. We are one. Movies over! I really donít want to go into details. So thereís an epilogue on the third one that Iím wrighting as we speak. If you liked it good if you didnít then you just wasted a lot of time didnít you?)

J I look forward to reading all of your fan fics.

Remember, You Are Who You Choose to Be.

 

Malkai.

P.S:††††† If you didnít understand why it wasnít Mufasa that reached out and talked to Tanabi. Thatíll be explained in The Lion King 3. If you have any other questions Iím sure theyíll all be explained in The Lion King 3. And if not The Lion King 4. Of course by then Tanabi and Simba will both be deadÖ oops. Gave away too much. All wellÖ

 

Thereís a reason I didnít give you my e-mail address though. I donít want a million e-mailís from people Iíve never even heard of. So enjoy the sequel to The Lion King 2 Tanabiís Return/ Simbaís Pride.