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Hearts of three: Part 1 by Irete Hearts of three: Part 1 by Irete
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Time for some backstory for characters I recently decided to include :dummy:

Zuri didn't have very high thoughts about Kion when they where younger, but her feelings towards him started to change as they grew up.
Sure, he wasn't going to be the future king. But still, being the mate of The lion guard's leader wasn't too bad either. On top of that, he was growing into quite a handsome lion... . So she starts to associate with him more and he don't seem to mind the attention. After a while, Zuri feels confident enough and confesses her feelings for him.

But to her surprise, he rejects her. Saying that he is flattered that she likes him so much, but that he already loves someone else.
Zuri, shocked and heartbroken wonders who this lioness may be.

What Zuri didn't know was that her best friend, Tiifu, also had feelings for Kion, but for different reasons. To her, he was one of the most selfless and noble lions she knew and admired him for his hard work to keep the pride lands safe. But when she found out Zuri liked him too, she decided to keep her feelings for him to herself. Besides why would Kion want her when he had a pretty lioness like Zuri at hand?

Which is why she is surprised when Zuri comes to her seeking comfort after being rejected by him.
But the biggest shock comes to Tiifu when Kion comes up to her a few days later and confess his love for her.

Tiifu knows what would be the more noble thing of her to do, but she just can't bring herself to turn him down. Kion is overjoyed that she feels the same for him, but they agree to keep their relationship a secret for the time being to give Zuri some time to get over her broken heart.

Little did they know that Zuri had followed them, wanting to talk to Tiifu and ended up seeing the whole conversation.
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I'm not too sure about the way I wrote this story, but I hope it makes sense x).
Either way, this takes place after the events of TLK 2 so the relationship between the character aren't quite the same as in TLG.

I'm not sure about the perspective in this one :/ Zuri looks a little too close to go unoticed by them. But the rocks are suposed to hide her :XD:.
Making this also gave me an opportunity to try a new medium for the continuation of the story.

I was working on the last page for MotP yesterday as well. But it's very detailed and I can't reuse or slightly edit previous background like I have through most of the epilogue pages. 
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:iconnguvuthelioness:
Nguvuthelioness Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Thats an oofer for Zuri
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:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2019
Indeed :(
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Nguvuthelioness Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
:(
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Starmoon121 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 4, 2018
I seriously love this story!
you’re so creative! Clap 
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:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018
Thank you! :D I'm glad you like it. :)
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AmeliaStars2308 Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Student Filmographer
Poor Zuri
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:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner May 19, 2018
Yeah :( 
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AmeliaStars2308 Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Student Filmographer
:(
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JibberJams Featured By Owner Edited May 10, 2018
And now, some incidental music for what is depicted in the picture itself (not necessarily all story content in the description):

Music Note Bullet (Blue) - F2U Undertale - Oh! One True LoveMusic Note Bullet (Blue) - F2U 
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Severusiana Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Awww Kion look his father Simba!
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:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018
Indeed :D
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derfischer3713 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice
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:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
Thanks :D
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Sanluris Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww! I'm so glad Kion liked Tiifu too! I was getting ready to be sad, hahaha. But wuh oh! I hope Zuri and Tiifu will still be able to get along after this! Yikes!
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:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017
Heheh, well it's a sad situation for Zuri ;P.
They will probably patch things up... eventually. ^^
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017
Very fitting song for this part indeed. :D
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart:
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aliciamartin851 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017
Love kion and tiifu together,great pic,poor zuri though:hug:well done
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:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017
Thank you! :D I'm glad you like it.
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aliciamartin851 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017
Your very welcome:hug:
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slenderdude214 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017
Interesting story! Would you like to talk about who we think Kion's mate could be in the future?
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:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner Edited Sep 2, 2017
Thank you! :D
No thanks, I don't think it's much of a point with that since we'll probably never see Kion grow old enough for a mate in the show anyway.
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Suopert Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  Hobbyist
oh, you make stories this way? Not bad idea and interesting. I like to read this and part two too. Do you keep going with that? :)
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:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017
Yes, part 2 is already uploaded.
This story will continue like this at least.
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frostgirl2001 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2017
Poor thing
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:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017
:(
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frostgirl2001 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017
Yea
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KingGigabyte Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Professional General Artist
OH MAN the drama. Omg. 
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:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017
Indeed :o
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Altraion100 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017
Tiifu looks only older in your version, but I think it would be kind if
- Zuri is a pretty girl when she is yound and still pretty when she becomes adult
- Tiifu is kinda like the inconspicous, sweet girl , not really with a retainer/brace, but as young girl always in the shadow of her friend Zuri
and when she grows up, she will be a lot prettier than she was before.

Would still fit to your "Besides why would Kion want her when he had a pretty lioness like Zuri at hand?".
She only thinks Zuris appearance is still prettier, because a long time is was this way.

While Zuris appearance (pretty) and self (selfish, arrogant) didn't change, Tiffus appearance changed to pretty and I think her self is the same than before (only older) (kind hearted, maybe sometimes a bit crazy)
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pussipiru Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017
I feel really excited about this story, since I love to pairing Kion with Tiifu myself. I love your style too. In my world, Tiifu will become Kion's mate and head huntress and they have two cubs. And Zuri have mate from some handsome rogue, but he turns out to be quite jerk.
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Irete Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017
I see. Tiifu and Kion only have one cub in my story.
Lol, that's actually not too far of from what I have in mind for Zuri ;).
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HydraCarina Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017
Ouch! Poor Zuri. Even though she didn't love Kion like Tiifu did. But still, that must have hurt. :(
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:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017
Yeah :( Tiifu isn't proud of it. But there was no way around it really, someone would have been hurt either way. 
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Truth-lover3712 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
BOOM BAM BANG that is one neat story! :w00t: (In my humble opinion, this would make TLG better than its current stage :greetings:)

Well thought of! ;) And well written too!
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Irete Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017
Thank you! :D
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Krazyokami Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017
I don't see it as Betrayal if Zuri was giving her attention to Kion thinking 'well the mate of the lion Guard is better than nothing' Seems like Zuri saw him as his status first, and a friend second. So honestly, doesn't seem like she should hate Tiifu (Not saying she does but just in case), when is seems Tiifu had more honest feelings for him.
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Irete Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017
Well, true. Zuri don't love Kion the same way Tiifu do.
I imagine what sparked her interest for him in the first place would have been the thought of status and his looks.
But that she would (in her own way) come to care for him as they spend time together. Which is why she felt hurt when she got rejected and now sees this.
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Lil-Cheetah Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017
Oh! The betrayal must sting.
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:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017
Indeed :o. It's a hard situation for all of them. 
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Madness-Made-Fresh Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Very interesting. 
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:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017
Thank you :D.
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Jasiwoo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017
oops 
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:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017
Indeed :o
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Claire-Cooper Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017
This is something I can get behind lol
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:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017
Thanks!
I feel kinda bad for them though. :XD:
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Claire-Cooper Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017
Yeah I guess I can understand if you feel bad for Zuri to an extent given her feelings we're kinda dashed and Tiifu feeling kinda stuck in the middle of it all with her own feelings and not wanting to hurt Zuri.

In the end though when you think about it someone is gonna get hurt.
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:iconirete:
Irete Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017
Indeed, there was no way around this :(
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Claire-Cooper Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017
Yup either one is hurt or they all are. 
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