UPDATE: I've got a clean .png file and a .psd file of Uru and Rehema from here on my Patreon (no BG because it's not mine) for anyone subscribed to the Backstage Badger Badge tier ($3/mo) and up. Enjoy!
"...by the time the king comes to the spot, they are already gone. He chases after their scents, of his Uru and the rogue who he thinks abducted her but they have moved too quickly. They are out into the desert, with the wind taking their scent and tracks away well before the racing king can catch a final glimpse of his queen. Ahadi goes back to get Khalfani but little does he know the rogue knows the desert pretty well too and finds clever ways to prevent being followed."
This is a kinda-collab between Devinital (aka Devinital-TLK). I say "kinda" because she did the background a couple months ago, and I was inspired, and she was kind enough to let me download a full size version after I asked her.
However, my original idea evolved into the one you see thanks to an AMAZING Betrothed AU she wrote and illustrated the other day. The story snippet in italics above is from there.
You can find the whole story here:
I implore you to read it! It's amazing and I loved every moment in it. It was written so true to the characters and my own little TLK universe. Tons of little details are included or alluded to - and I love how Taka's life turned out in this AU, too. Just amazing! As a thank you for all your hard work on that, Dev, please accept this as my gift to you. Since I felt this would more adequately explain my feelings than a comment alone would.
Also Betrothed is 10 years old this year!
I guess time really does fly when you're having fun. I know I mentioned before that Betrothed is turning 10 (and will officially turn 10 in September this year), but I still find it hard to believe. In light of that, I wanted to draw Rehema and Uru together again. I haven't done so for a SUPER long time and it feels good to do so. (Yes, I still low-key ship them. Bite me.)
In light of Betrothed's 10th Anniversary... I've added a goal to my Patreon that would help me create a remastered version of Betrothed, or perhaps add some scenes (perferably both). If I reach this goal, I'll be able to dedicate the same amount of time to it as I do Brothers, or at least come darn close. A remastered SOMETHING will be coming this year to celebrate in any case. But if you haven't had a look at the Patreon Pride perks yet, maybe now would be a good time to do so. Thanks so much for all your support, by the way - whether you're here on DA, on Patreon, or both. I've been writing and drawing comics for almost 10 years thanks to you guys! And that's something I'll never forget!
And with Mufasa, I can see the revelation making him go mad since his mother and father were forced to marry and have him, making him think he was an obligation and his mother left him after fulfilling her duty with the pressures of being king. His half siblings were born from love while he was born to just rule, and as sad as it is for him to die, it was probably for the best or he would have killed Uru and Sarabi and unborn Simba but if Simba lived Mufasa would be abusive to him due to the madness.
It also fits into your story nicely as well, like when Uru talks to her father and Ahadi's father in the stars and Rehema always comes to her when she asks for their help, they must have realized the marriage between Uru and Ahadi was a mistake and were trying to help her leave and be with Rehema. They knew their family would end in tragedy.
This was too fun and glad to see your contribution. Also didn't know that the Bethrothed anniversary was coming up. Nice coincidence I made this up. :3
Beautiful darling, beautiful! I absolutely love your series, Brothers and Betrothed, I am going to have to go through and re-read them I'm just going to come out and say it: You inspire me so much and you are one of the reasons I joined DA I read your series originally before I had an account because I found one of your comics on pintrest. I look forward to any new deviation you upload and it makes me more and more want to become better at art.
I like to think that since I am in my VERY pre-teens I will soon be a fraction of how amazing you are.