August 17th, 2011, 10:09 pm
Post subject: Re: Animal Adventure
Jenna woke up the next day to find that she was still lying on the cliff where she had fallen asleep last night. Still feeling a bit tired, she rolled over onto her back and stretched her legs in the air. Sensing someone's gaze on her, she looked up to see Scar looked down at her intently. Embarrassed, she rolled back onto her stomach and said, "Um...good morning?"
"And the same to you," Scar replied, a smile flitting around his mouth. "You slept for quite a while."
Before Jenna could say anything, a ball of yellow fuzz came whizzing towards them. Scar groaned and whispered, "Oh dear, it's the little bastard."
"Hey Uncle Scar! Guess what!" Simba, the young lion, exclaimed.
Wrinkling his nose ever so slightly, Scar replied, "I despise guessing games."
"I'm going to be king of Pride Rock," Simba said in a taunting voice.
Scar rolled his eyes in Jenna's direction and said, "Oh goody."
"My dad just showed me the whole kingdom; and I'm going to rule it all. Heh heh," Simba chuckled as he looked over the ledge of the rock and over the pride lands. Jenna smirked, finding it funny that Simba hadn't even noticed her.
"Yes. Well... forgive me for not leaping for joy. Bad back, you know," Scar said, flopping down onto his side.
"Hey, Uncle Scar? When I'm king, what's make you?" Simba asked curiously.
Scar tried not to make a face and said, "A monkey's uncle."
"Heh heh. You're so weird," Simba laughed.
"You have NO idea," Scar said before pausing and adding, "...So, your father showed you the whole kingdom, did he?"
"Everything," Simba said proudly.
Jenna made a face behind his back, causing Scar to smirk before he asked, "He didn't show you what's beyond that rise at the northern border?"
Simba's face fell and he said in a disappointed voice, "Well, no... he said I can't go there."
"And he's absolutely right. It's far too dangerous. Only the bravest lions go there," Scar said with a firm nod.
"Well, I'm brave!" Simba pointed out, looking indignant, "What's out th-"
Scar interrupted and broke in, "No, I'm sorry, Simba, I just can't tell you."
"Why not?" Simba asked.
"Simba, Simba, I'm only looking out for the well-being of my favorite nephew," Scar said, patting Simba on the head.
Simba snorted and replied, "Yeah, right, I'm your only nephew."
"All the more reason to be protective. An elephant graveyard is no place for a young prince..." Scar faked surprise and added, "Oops!"
"An elephant what?Whoa," Simba exclaimed enthusiastically.
"Oh dear, I've said too much...well, I suppose you'd have found sooner or later, you being SO clever and all," Scar said, pulling Simba close as he added, "Oh, just do me one favor - promise me you'll never visit that dreadful place."
After thinking for a minute, Simba said, "No problem."
"There's a good lad. You run along now and have fun. And remember... it's our little secret," Scar reminded Simba.
Simba started to leave, but then saw Jenna and turned around to stare at her in confusion. Looking between her and Scar, he asked, "Who's that? Is she my aunt?"
"Simba, Simba, Simba..." Scar chastised. "How many times must I tell you that you don't have an aunt?"
"Oh, right," Simba answered before hesitating and asking, "Um, who is she then?"
"I'm Jenna," Jenna explained. "I'm new around here."
"Oh," Simba said with a nod. "Well, why are you hanging out with Scar? Why don't you come with me and I'll show you-"
"I'm afraid she already has plans for this afternoon," Scar said, shooting Jenna a look that told her not to interrupt. "Now go run along."
Simba nodded and scampered off of the rock. Jenna and Scar watched him leave before Jenna raised an eyebrow and asked curiously, "Um, what exactly am I doing this afternoon?"
"Just a little favor for me," Scar said, glancing at her out of the corner of his eye. "Go to the elephant graveyard and alert your hyena friends that a little hairball will be visiting them very soon."
"Simba?" Jenna asked.
Scar nodded and smirked before turning and whipping around the ledge.
Alicia woke up bright and early the next morning to a loud chorus of "I Just Can't Wait to be King". She hummed along and wondered how long it would take for Timon and Pumbaa to wake up. It took about two minutes.
"Uhh. Unhh," Timon snuffled as he blinked and woke up. Very annoyed, he leapt out of the bed, grabbed a stick, and started pounding on the ceiling and yelling, "Hey, keep it down up there!"
Pumbaa woke up and said, "We have neighbors? We should go say hello."
Wanting to go sing along, Alicia joined the group of animals outside and started singing.
"Noisy neighbors. There go the property values," Timon moaned as he and Pumbaa emerged and looked up at the pyramid of animals with Simba and Nala on top. Timon spotted Alicia and said, "Oh no, what is she doing?"
They watched the finale of the song with wide eyes.
Let every creature go for broke and sing
Let's hear it in the herd and on the wing
It's gonna be king Simba's finest fling
Oh, I just can't wait to be king!
Oh, I just can't wait to be king!
"Oh, perfect. We moved to the theater district! Get a load of these guys," Timon muttered. He whacked the elephant nearest him with a stick and said, "Knock it off!"
The elephant's eyes popped open and he lost his balance, causing the whole pyramid of animals to loose their balance.
"Timon, look out!" Pumbaa said, pulling Timon out of the way of impending danger.
Timon pulled Alicia out of the way and yelled, "Aah!"
All the animals collapsed and Pumbaa and Timon ended up squished. Timon sighed and shook his head, muttering, "Oy. Phew. Show people."
Meanwhile, Jenna had gone to the elephant graveyard and had found Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed sleeping. Unsure what to do, she tapped Shenzi on the shoulder and said, "Uh, Shenzi? Scar has a message for you..."
"Huh? Wha-" Shenzi started out, opening her eyes. "Oh, it's you. Did you just say Scar has a message for us?"
"Mm hm," Jenna replied, "He told me to tell you that Simba is coming."
"Simba!" Shenzi chuckled before elbowing Banzai, "Hey, did you hear that boys? Simba is coming! Get up, get up! We have to watch for him!"
Banzai and Ed got up with much complaining. The foursome went to sit inside a skull and waited...and waited...and waited. Finally, a few hours later, a ball of fluff came scampering into view with another ball of fluff behind him as well as the annoying dodo bird. Simba came running into the skull, took one look at the hyenas, and went running right back out.
"I'll stay inside here and watch," Jenna whispered to Shenzi, who nodded.
Shenzi giggled as she stepped out of the skull and said, "Well, well, well, Banzai. What have we got here?"
Banzai and Shenzi started circling the group while Banzai said, "Hmm. I don't know, Shenzi. Uh... what do you think, Ed?"
Ed burst into maniacal laughter as Banzai said, "Yeah, just what I was thinking. A trio of trespassers!"
"And quite by accident, let me assure you. A simple navigational error. Eh heh heh..." Zazu said, laughing. Jenna was so annoyed that she wished she could swipe at him.
"Whoa, whoa, wait wait wait... I know you. You're Mufasa's little stooge," Shenzi sneered.
"I,madam, am the king's majordomo," Zazu said, trying to look important.
"And that would make you...?" Banzai asked Simba.
"The future king," Simba said proudly.
Shenzi's eyes lit up and she hissed, "Do you know what we do to kings who step out of their kingdom?"
"Puh, you can't do anything to me," Simba said as if he was invulnerable.
"Uhh... technically, they can. We are on their land," Zazu admitted.
"But Zazu, you told me they're nothing but slobbering mangy stupid poachers," Simba said innocently.
Zazu tried to whisper to Simba, "Ix-nay on the oopid-stay..."
The hyenas exchanged disgusted looks before Banzai frowned, "Who you callin' 'oopid stay'?"
Looking a bit alarmed, Zazu tried to motion the cubs away, saying, "My, my, my. Look at the sun. It's time to go!"
Shenzi leaped in front of them, blocking their way out as she asked, "What's the hurry? We'd looove you to stick around for dinner."
"Yeaaaah! We could have whatever's... 'lion' around!" Banzai said, looking around at his group and adding, "Get it? Lion around!"
A peal of laughter broke out as Shenzi held up her hand in excitement and said, "Oh wait, wait, wait. I got one, I got one. Make mine a 'cub' sandwich. Whatcha think?"
She broke out into ridiculous laughter while Ed started jabbering.
"What? Ed? What is it?" Shenzi asked, annoyed at Ed for ruining her joke.
"Hey, did we order this dinner to go?" Banzai asked.
"No, why?" Shenzi asked.
"'Cause there it goes!" Banzai yelled as Simba, Nala, and Zazu ran off.
C'est le sentiment solitaire dans le monde - de vous trouver debout quand tout le monde est assis.
Pour avoir tout le monde vous regarde et dire «ce qui est de la question avec elle?" Je sais ce qu'on ressent.
Marcher dans une rue vide, écoutant le bruit de vos propres pas. Volets fermés, rideaux tirés, portes verrouillées contre vous.
Et vous ne savez pas si vous êtes à marcher vers quelque chose, ou si vous êtes juste de s'éloigner.