Yeah, I had a bad month.. My computer "exploded" and all that. But anyway, here's the next page. This will be the last page until I can update the Patreon more
And it turns out it was indeed Akina who was being called.
And the wildebeest they were hunting, whether it is the stray one at the end of the stampede that killed Mufasa or not, did manage to escape becoming lunch for other lions. This time, at least.
But of course, there are bigger concerns at stake here... and now Akina and the other lionesses with her know that something is very wrong indeed. I can't imagine how she will feel when she learns the full truth, but I still shudder to think what will happen once she learns the full truth. And, judging from their faces, so do Sarabi, Diku and Dwala.
That said, as much as this page starts to bring yet another potential dose of darkness, it's yet another great page as far as art is concerned! All the characters look great, and so do the environments, and I absolutely love their expressions! In particular, I'd have to pick Akina's ending one as my favorite - despite the gasp, there's just something about her expression which seems to suggest the shock is big enough she's struggling to let it in, which is a really great touch.
But again, as I said, the page is great overall.
It's likely by chapter 4, Sarafina is convinced that things are getting worst and sneaks Nala to get help without getting caught. While Nala is away, Zira has a chance to kill Sarafina and Mheetu without Scar's presence. Scar is probably with either Sarabi or Uru. When he sees Sarafina and Mheetu dead, Zira lies about it.
That seems likely, very interesting points, I can see Zira snapping by the loss of Endesha that she blames Akina for goading her to leave AND Nala's family because they're getting more attention and love than hers ever did (Scar broke Naandas heart while he's infatuated with Sarafina, that's gotta sting when you think about it, your father left your mother before you were born and goes for the old teenage crush?) and convinces herself that Nala's family ruined hers and starts plotting Mheetu and Sarafina's death, probably involving the gorge Mufasa died in, and later on Zira will probably meet Mnyama and get pregnant with Kovu and Vitani, adding to her madness, and Scar forces her to raise the cubs and uphold Kovu as the heir to replace Mheetu, I could see her fighting back at him and being disgusted by the idea of 'loving' Mnyama's son, that it's not until Scar dies and Simba returns that she buys into the idea that Kovu will be the king and 'avenge' Scar. This also would explain and put more weight on why she was so 'enraged' when Kovu wanted a better life with Kiara, not only is she jealous that her son wants the happiness she was deprived of, she literally sees Kovu as only being good for serving Scar's legacy, the same going for Vitani. And she makes a deadly move in Simba's Reign, killing Sarabi to hurt Simba and weaken his leadership, thus, the divide between the Outsiders and Pridelanders begins.