At the Last Second is a comic inspired by The Lion King.
At the start of the comic, Simba is playing by himself in the forest, chasing a brightly-colored butterfly. In the midst of the chase, he notices a tunnel of dirt approaching him and stops to watch it in fascination. A moment later, a mole pops out of the earth, introducing itself as Malo Mole.
Simba comments that digging must be exhausting, but Malo retorts by plunging into the dirt and digging frantically. The end product of Malo's hard work is an elephant face made out of the mole's dirt trails. Simba is impressed and requests a giant hole to be dug. Malo digs it promptly and then goes on to see how far he can dig in a straight line. So focused is he on his task that he fails to realize that he is heading straight for a river.
As Malo plunges into the water, yelling for help, Simba runs alongside him and jumps in, braving the rough waters to rescue the mole from the current. When he has Malo grasped firmly by the scruff, the cub swims to shore, deposits his burden on the sand, and then checks to make sure that Malo is alright. The mole wastes no time in thanking Simba for saving his life and then comments that one day he hopes to do the same for the cub.
At sunset, Simba leaves his friend to return home to Pride Rock. Along the way, he trips over a stone and sprains his paw. No sooner has he hurt himself when a great thundering is heard, and the cub looks up to see a stampede of zebras heading straight toward him. With nowhere to turn, Simba is completely helpless, but just in the nick of time, Malo calls to his friend from a hole in the earth, and the cub joins him inside, safe from the pounding hooves.
When the stampede is over, Simba thanks Malo, who teasingly remarks that it's Simba's turn next. When the exhausted cub finally reaches home, he collapses in a heap on the grass and falls into a deep sleep. Meanwhile, his parents watch him fondly, afraid that his day had been rather boring for him to have fallen asleep so fast.
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