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I Miss You, Mama

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By Nala15   |   
Published: February 11, 2019
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Before the hyena invasion that took his home and his family, Noka shares a cuddle with his mama Pule. He would never imagine that he and his baba Ali would need to flee for their lives to the Pridelands, hoping they would find sanctuary. Pule would stay behind to fend off hyenas from catching up to her husband and her son, and she is presumed missing at best. Dead at worst.
More of this story is in my Lion King comic, "Brothers".

Pule was designed by Wolf-Chalk who won my character design contest a while back. :heart:
Art and characters © Nala15. Pule originally designed by Wolf-Chalk.
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XSamuraiEdgeXHobbyist Digital Artist
now she's nothing more than bathroom rug Cry forever i mean i may not have known her but this is such a terrible fate Cry run what if her family saw her in her state!!!!
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Probably for the best that they aren't in the Pridelands right now. :ohnoes:
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otherwise, they'll be in for a nasty surprise
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Nasty would be an understatement. :depressed:
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this picture is super cute! I love the perspective <3 
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Thanks so much! :D
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waaaw!!!!!! OMG!!! ii love it!!! so cute!! I am a dummy! I am a dummy! I am a dummy! I am a dummy! I am a dummy! I am a dummy! :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Clap Clap Clap La la la la La la la la       
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Thanks so much! :hug:
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Ana-WolfHobbyist Traditional Artist
Should we start crying now? That's too sad!!! Why are you doing this to us???? TwT
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I'm sorry! :crying:
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y'know that's really rude after that last comic page :///
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^^; But the emotional impact would have been lessened, yes?
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D': how dare u break my heart..and with my favorite boy...
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I'm sorry! :crying:
(And Noka's your favorite? :aww:)
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YOU SHOULD BE SO SORRY
(yus I luv that sassy lil demon)
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Oh nuu! :ohnoes:

(:giggle: I'm sure he loves having fans! :XD:)
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D: 
(probaly he's a cocky boi, I thought that his momma's death would've affected him more, guess not)
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(Kids, and people in general, do weird things to cope with trauma. Maybe being "tough" or over-confident is how he ignores/hides his pain?)
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(I see, I see...I wonder how a sweet piece o butter like sarafina is possibly attracted to him even with his big boi teen attitude XD)
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(Maybe she feels sorry for him and/or he shows a soft side to her. We'll see. :aww:)
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Omg so cute. ;;  Their eyes are super gorgeous, and what adorable posing. :')
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Thanks so much, Miss Twitter! :D
And yes, that's one thing that I love about Pule's design. She and Noka have the same eye color. It looks so cool with their coat colors.
The pose was inspired by a couple of real photos and I thought it was perfect for showing off Pule's light "tick"/spot marks on her back.
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I have to agree- perfect pose for showing off those beautiful markings. :aww:
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Oh my god she is gorgeous 
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