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Hearts of three: Part 1

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Published: August 19, 2017
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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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Nguvuthelioness's avatar
NguvuthelionessHobbyist Artist
Thats an oofer for Zuri
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Starmoon121Student Digital Artist
I seriously love this story!
you’re so creative! Clap 
Irete's avatar
Thank you! :D I'm glad you like it. :)
AmeliaStars2308's avatar
AmeliaStars2308Student Filmographer
Poor Zuri
JibberJams's avatar
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 
Severusiana's avatar
SeverusianaHobbyist Artist
Awww Kion look his father Simba!
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derfischer3713Hobbyist General Artist
Nice
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SanlurisHobbyist 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!
Irete's avatar
Heheh, well it's a sad situation for Zuri ;P.
They will probably patch things up... eventually. ^^
Irete's avatar
Very fitting song for this part indeed. :D
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ScarabsCornerHobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart:
aliciamartin851's avatar
Love kion and tiifu together,great pic,poor zuri though:hug:well done
Irete's avatar
Thank you! :D I'm glad you like it.
slenderdude214's avatar
Interesting story! Would you like to talk about who we think Kion's mate could be in the future?
Irete's avatar
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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SuopertHobbyist
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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