What's up, guys? Tigerfan45 here, and I'm back again. Ever since Betep Stone and I did "Mulan and Friends meet The Lion King", we have been contemplating doing one for Lion King 2. I probably won't be doing a "Mulan and Friends meet The Lion King 1 1/2" because that would be too hard. Once again, this is a work in progress. Enjoy!
(As the following song plays, the animals of the Pride Lands Journey to Pride Rock as the sun rises. There is much to celebrate at Pride Rock. The evil Scar is gone. The Pride lands are at peace. The spirit of King Mufasa looks down upon the happy kingdom as Rafiki, the baboon, presents Kiara, the newborn cub of King Simba and Queen Nala to the gathered animals bellow. Also at the ceremony include Captain Fa Mulan, the cheetah and her family, and Shang, a young lion who, despite being a rogue, is Simba's General)
Background singers: Ingonyama Nengw'namabala (repeat 3x)
Lead Singer: Night,
And the Spirit of life,
There's no mountain too great.
Hear the words and have faith.
Background Singers: Hela, Hey, Mamela (repeat)
Lead singer: He Lives in You.
He Lives in Me.
He watches over,
Everything we see.
Into the water,
Into the truth.
In your reflection,
He lives in You. (repeat) (just after Kiara is presented, Simba's other friends, Timon the Meerkat, Pumbaa the Warthog, Yao the Rhinoceros, Ling the Crocodile, and Chien-Po the Elephant look on, excited about the fun they are going to have with the new cub)
Timon: (sighs) Fellas, look at that little guy. A chip off the old block. And you gotta know who's gonna raise him.
Pumbaa: His parents?
Timon: Ok, sure, get technical. But, who's gonna teach him the really important stuff? Like how to belch (belches) or dig for grubs?
Yao: Or get fruit?
Timon: I'm telling you, fellas, it's gonna be like old times. You guys, me, and the little guy.
Rafiki: (chuckles) It is a girl.
Timon and Pumbaa: GIRL!? Oy! (They both faint. We then cut to the Outlands, where a young lion cub named Kovu is stalking a termite. He pounces, but then decides to let it fly away. His mother, Zira, is infuriated at this)
Zira: Kovu! Don't Let it Go! (Squishes the insect herself, and lunges over to Kovu) What's the matter with you?
Kovu: But, mother, he wasn't hurting anyone.
Zira: There is no room for weakness here, my son. (gently) remember, Scar took you in and accepted you as his own son.
Kovu: But, he wasn't my father.
Zira: No, but he chose you to become the next king. When you rule, we shall no longer be forced to live in these dry, barren, disgusting, pathetic (in her rage, she breaks off part of a termite mound) TERMITE-INFESTED OUTLANDS!!! (Zira's other two cubs, her eldest son, Nuka, and her daughter, Vitani, as well as a young leopard named Frank, who was the son of Shan-Yu, come rushing back from trespassing into the Pridelands with Urgent new for Zira)
Nuka, Vitani, and Frank: We saw Simba's cub!
Zira: What? Vitani, what did you see?
Vitani: Simba's new cub is a girl!
Zira: a girl! (cackles, and looks toward the heavens) Scar, my beloved, did you hear that? This couldn't be more perfect.
Nuka: Who's she talking to?
Vitani: Shh. Scar.
Nuka: (gasps, and looks around, excitedly) Where? Where? Where?
Vitani: (scoffs) Scar's dead, genius.
Zira: Yes, because of Simba! If not for him, Scar would still be king, and I, Zira, his loving, devoted, queen.
Nuka: You know, speaking of kings, I was thinking, since I am the oldest, maybe I should be king, huh?
Zira: Don't be a fool, Nuka!
Nuka: (chuckles nervously) Just a thought.
Zira: Kovu is the chosen one. We must fulfill Scar's wishes and train Kovu to become king.
Nuka: Uh, yeah, yeah. I can do that. (We cut back to Pride Rock, where we see that Kiara has grown into a healthy, playful, young cub, much like how her father was when he was her age. She begins to run off to explore the Pride Lands, when Simba picks her up and gently places her back on Pride Rock and smiles)
Simba: Whoa, where do you think you're going in such a hurry?
Kiara: Out there! (She points her nose towards the savanna.) I promised myself I'd catch a bug today!
Simba: Ok, but stay away from the Outlands. (Zazu flies in)
Zazu: There's nothing there but a bunch of backstabbing, murderous outsiders.
Simba: Zazu's right. You can't turn your back on them. (Kiara gives Simba a "I don't understand" look) You'll understand someday. Just run along. (Kiara nuzzles her father and runs off into the Pride Lands, Simba calls after her) And, stay on the path I've marked for you!
Kiara: Daddy, you don't always have to tell me where to go. Let me explore a little. Like you and mom did as cubs. (She looks at Zazu.) Didn't they, Zazu?
Zazu: Oh, indeed they did. Sometimes into places I would prefer them not to. (to Simba) You know, Sire, Kiara does have a bit of a point. Besides, she has grown. (He gives Simba a "she'll be fine" look and flies off, while Kiara runs off to explore. Once Kiara and Zazu are out of earshot, Simba turns his head to Timon and Pumbaa)
Simba: Hey, Timon, Pumbaa! Come here.
Timon: (he and Pumbaa step forward) Good morning, mon capitan!
Simba: I want you two to keep a close watch on Kiara. You know she's bound to run off.
Timon: Don't worry, Simba. We're on her like stink on a warthog!
Timon: It's the hard truth, Pumbaa. Live with it.
Simba: Guys, I'm counting on you. Danger could be lurking behind every Rock. (The duo saunter off into the Pride Lands. We then cut to Kiara chasing a butterfly, and then she comes t a small rock that offers a view of the Pride Lands border of the Outlands, and she looks out with amazement)
Kiara: Whoa! (She smiles, looks around behind her, and then shoots forward. Pretty soon, she had wandered into the territory of other lions. As she finishes crossing the bridge, she trips and bumps into another lion cub. It is Kovu. Just when Kovu gets up, he brushes himself off, and snarls at Kiara)
Kovu: Who are you, Pride lander? (He approaches Kiara, growling. Kiara, taking her father's advice literally, tries to avoid Kovu without turning her back on him. She tries jumping left and right, trying to maneuver a way around him. Kovu is baffled by this ) What are you doing?
Kiara: My daddy said never to turn your back on a stranger.
Kovu: (teasing) Oh, so you always do what daddy says?
Kiara: No! I- I'm independant! Now stay back!
Kovu: I bet you do! I bet you're daddy's little-(he sees a crocodile lunging for Kiara) LOOK OUT!! (He knocks Kiara out of the way into the boundary of the Pride. Lands, and the crocodile misses her by a hair. Kiara is grateful that this cub saved her life. Kovu says this next line after Kiara thanks him, all the while, Zira is listening and snarling) No problem, that's the way it is in the Outlands. You don't survive if you 're not strong enough. You know, what? I think you should come to the Outlands more often. I like you. My name's Kovu.
Kiara: I'm Kiara. (Zira growls as she watches Kiara and Kovu play fight. meanwhile, Mulan is out practicing her fighting skills on a small shrub, when she sees Shang coming from the Outlands)
Mulan: Hey, why such a rush?
Shang: I just saw Kiara with Kovu.
Mulan: ? (She shrugs and follows Shang to Pride Rock, when they deliver their message to Simba, he runs toward the Outlands. Nala, Shang, Mulan, Sarabi, Timon, and Pumbaa, and the gang of three follow. Kiara and Kovu are in another round of their play fight. Kovu is about to make his move when Simba lunges in front of Kiara and roars angrily at Kovu. Zira lunges from the tall grass and roars, facing Simba)
Zira: Simba. (She is about to attack, when Nala and the others come to. Simba's side. Mulan hisses at Zira) Ah, and I see you've brought your little army, even you're captain, (looks at. Mulan with disdain) who is a cheetah.(sarcastically) How quaint.
Mulan: Yeah, fear me! (She growls again. Shang nudges her.)
Shang: That's Zira, and she's being sarcastic. (Mulan frowns and lunges towards her.) Mulan! (Mulan and Zira tussle a little, until Zira claws Mulan, leaving a scratch on her side)
Zira: Hmmm, impressive, for a cheetah.
Timon: He also has an elephant, a rhino, a crocodile, a meerkat, and a warthog. Great. Now that we all know what kind of animals we are, GET OUTTA OUR PRIDELAND!!
Zira: Your Pridelands? (Roars at Timon. Timon hides behind Yao) These lands belonged to Scar!
Simba: I banished you from the Pride Lands. Now, You and your young cub, Get Out!
Zira: Oh, haven't you met my son, Kovu? He was hand-chosen by Scar to follow in his paw prints and become a king. (Simba growls at Kovu. Kovu shakes with fear.)
Timon: pfft. That's not a king. That's a fuzzy maraca.
Zira: Kovu was the last born before you exiled us to the Outlands, where we have little food, less water.
Simba: You know the penalty for returning to the Pride Lands.
Zira: But, the child does not! However, if you need your pound of flesh, here.(pushes Kovu towards Simba. Kovu is scared. Zira waits to see if Simba will kill a cub. He doesn't.)
Simba: Take him and get out. We're finished here. (He picks up Kiara)
Zira: Oh, no, Simba. We have barely begun. (Laughs evilly, and Kiara looks at her with a frightened look. Zira picks up Kovu and walks away. The gang of 3 head back to their homes, and Timon and Pumbaa go with Simba's pride back to Pride Rock. Simba stops at one spot to talk with Kiara alone)
Simba: Kiara, what did you think you were doing? You could have been killed today!
Kiara: I think I met a new friend! (She notices Simba's disappointment.)I didn't think a crocodile would come out of nowhere.
Simba: I'm telling you this because I love you. I don't want to lose you. If something happened to you, I don't know what I'd do. One day, I won't be here. And I need you to carry on in my place. You are part of the great-
Kiara: Circle of Life. I know.
Simba: Exactly. And you need to be careful, as future queen.
Kiara: What if I don't want to be queen? It's no fun.
Simba: That's like saying you don't want to be a lion. It's in your blood, as I am. We are part of each other. (He nuzzles Kiara, and, as they walk back to Pride Rock, they see different families of animals interacting with each other happily)
As you go through life, you'll see
There is so much that we
And the only thing we know
is things don't always go
The way we planned.
But, you'll see everyday
That will never turn away,
When it seems all your dreams come undone.
We will stand by your side,
Filled with hope and filled with pride.
We are more than we are,
We are one.
If there's so much I must be,
Can I still just be me
The way I am?
Can I trust in my own heart,
Or am I just one part
Of some big plan?
Even those who are gone
Are with us as we go on.
Your journey has only begun.
Tears of pain, tears of joy,
One thing nothing can destroy,
Is our pride, deep inside,
We are one.
We are one,
You and I,
We are like the earth and sky.
One family under the sun.
All the wisdom to lead,
All the courage that you'll need,
You will find, when you see
We are one.
Simba: (spoken) As long as you live here, it's who you are. (Licks Kiara) You'll understand someday. (He heads to the royal den, while Kiara sits out on the promontory of Pride Rock and looks at the sunset. We then cut to the Outlands, where Nuka is walking and muttering to himself.)
Nuka: Kovu, Kovu, Kovu. Scar wasn't even his father. He just took him in. (He sees Vitani, and Frank, the young leopard who is the son of Shan-Yu, playing tug-of-war with a branch) Oh, hey, guys. Where's little termite Kovu? You know, the "Chosen One" (he snaps the branch in 2 with his claw, sending both cats flying backwards as if they were flying as though they've been flung out of a slingshot. Nuka guffaws at this.)
Frank: What was that for, Nuka! Do you want me to rip you apart? (He growls.)
Vitani: Where's Kovu? Did you leave him out there on his own again?
Nuka: Guys, it's every lion for himself out here. That little Termite has gotta learn to be on his own.
Vitani: Mother's gonna be mad. She told you to watch him.
Nuka: (scratching intensely) Oh, who cares? I should have been the chosen one. I'm the oldest. I'm the strongest, I'm the smartest... OOH!! THESE TERMITES!! (Scratches even harder. Frank laughs at this) I could be a leader if she'd just give me a chance!
Vitani: Pfft. Yeah right. Why don't you tell that to her?
Nuka: Oh, yeah? Don't think I won't!
Vitani: Oh yeah? (Chuckles) Here's your chance.
Nuka: What? (Looks behind him. Zira approaches, carrying Kovu in her mouth. She drops Kovu and turns her attention to Nuka) Oh, mother! Mother, hi! Mother, I caught some field mice for your dinner. I left them by the-
Zira: You were supposed to be WATCHING HIM!!!
Kovu: It's not his fault. I went off on my own.
Zira: (to Kovu) What were you doing?
Zira: Who has made us outsiders?
Zira: Who killed Scar?
Zira: What have I told you about THEM!?
Kovu: I'm sorry, mother. She didn't seem so bad. I thought we could be-
Zira: Friends!? You thought you'd get to the daughter and. Simba would welcome you with open arms? What an Idea! (realizes) What an idea! You brilliant child! I'm so proud of you! You have the same conniving mind that made Scar so powerful.
Nuka: yuegh. (Zira snarls at him. Nuka chuckles nervously. Zira carries Kovu to the den and puts him in his sleeping spot)
Zira: I now see the path to our glorious return to power!
Kovu: But, I don't want-
Zira: (Harshly) Hush! (Gently) Hush, my little one. You must be exhausted. (singing)
Sleep, my little Kovu.
Let your dreams take wing.
One day, when you're big and strong,
You will be a king. (Kovu falls asleep. As the song continues, Zira goes through the den, explaining things to her pride.)
I've been exiled, persecuted.
Left alone with no defense.
When I think of what that brute did,
I get a little tense.
But, I dream a dream so pretty,
That I don't feel so depressed.
'Cause it soothes my inner kitty,
And it helps me get some rest.
The sound of Simba's dying gasp,
His daughter squealing in my grasp,
His lionesses ' mournful cry,
That's my lullaby.
Now, the past, I've tried forgetting,
And my foes I could forgive.
Trouble is, I know it's petty,
But, I hate to let them live.
Nuka: (singing) So, you found yourself somebody
Who 'd chase Simba up a tree?
Oh, the battle may be bloody,
But that kinda works for me.
The melody of angry growls,
A counterpoint of painful howls,
A symphony of death,
That's my lullaby.
Scar is gone,
But Zira's still around
To love this little lad,
'Till he learns to be a killer,
With a lust for being bad!
Nuka: (to. Kovu, while Kovu is sleeping)
Sleep, you little termite. (Frank bares his claws at Nuka)
Oh, I mean, precious little thing.
Vitani: One day, when you're big and strong...
You will be a king!
The pounding of the drums of war!
The thrill of Kovu 's mighty roar!
Nuka: The joy of vengeance!
Zira: I can hear the cheering!
Nuka, Vitani, and Frank: Kovu, what a guy!
Payback time is nearing,
And, then, our flag will fly
Against a blood-red sky.
That's my lullaby! (Cackles. Meanwhile, Mulan and Shang were on a hunt.)
Mulan: I prefer hunting in the swamp.
Shang: I plan on taking down that wildebeest over there.
Mulan: I dare you. He looks cranky.
Shang: He's cranky because he's weak. Watch. (Mulan shakes her head in disbelief. As Shang leaves, she hears Mushu laughing.)
Mulan: What's funny? That he thinks he can do that? (Shang stalks closer towards the Wildebeest. He is just about to pounce, when Mushu tries to tie Shang's tail to a sapling. Shang pounces successfully before Mushu can tie the knot. The wildebeest tries to gore Shang with its horns, but Shang dodges just in time to make the final blow. He successfully manages to bring the wildebeest down, and he and Mulan settle down to enjoy their dinner. Mushu, who had been trying to break them up, is beyond frustrated. Unknown to any of them, Zira was watching and is impressed)
Zira: hmm. Impressive. I could use lions like him.
(The next morning, Shang goes to the river near the Outlands for a morning drink. Zira approaches him)
Zira: Good morning, General Shang. (Shang snarls at her, his claws bared) Oh, no need for the hostile greeting. I have not come to fight you, I have come to make a proposition for you.
Shang: I don't have time for your nonsense Zira (He turns and walks a few feet away. Zira follows and steps in front of him)
Zira: Shang, please, just hear me out. It has occured to me that you are a rogue. It must be awful, wandering the plains on your own, much more difficulty to get food, no pride to call your own. I can fix that. I've come to ask if you'd care to join my pride. We shall be glad to have you, and you will be treated very well, very well indeed.
Shang: You don't understand. I work best as a rogue. Otherwise, don't you think I would've joined Simba's pride?
Zira: (growls) All right, fine. But, Mark my words, Rogue, one way or another, you will be mine. (She storms back into the Outlands, frustrated. Seeing this, Mushu gets an idea.)
Mushu: (Aside) Hmm, get them together and Mulan will be JEALOUS. (The years fly by like leaves in the wind. One night, at. Rafiki's tree, the council of the elders, made up of Rafiki, Fa Zhou, Grandmother Fa, and Sarabi, are communicating with the spirit of Mufasa)
Rafiki: Oh, Mufasa, everyday, Kiara grows more beautiful, into a queen that will someday make us all very proud. But, this cub, Kovu grows stronger. And Zira fills his heart with hate.
Grandma Fa: i think he's a good looking lion.
Fa Zhou: Mother- please.
Grandma Fa: Oh, alright.
Fa Zhou: How can we be sure that these prides do not fall to war?
Grandma Fa: Ask Mulan, she's captain.
Fa Zhou: Mother, I speak to Mufasa.
Grandma Fa: Yes, of course. Hello Mufasa! Glad to see you again! (Fa Zhou rolls his eyes.)
Sarabi: We are very worried, Mufasa. Things are not going well. (The wind blows, Rafiki understands this)
Rafiki: You have a plan? (The wind knocks one of Rafiki's gourds to the ground, and it breaks in two.) What? Kovu and Kiara together? This is the plan? ARE YOU CRAZY?! This will never work! Oh, Mufasa, you've been up there too long. Your head is in the clouds! (The wind blows even harder) Ok, ok, ok, alright! I don't think this is going to work, but, I trust you. I just hope you know what you are doing! (We cut to the Outlands, where we see Zira circling a fully grown Kovu)
Zira: You are ready! Nice, very nice. You have the same blackness in your soul that Scar had. What is your destiny?
Kovu: I will avenge Scar, take his place in the Pride Lands.
Zira: Yes. What have I taught you?
Kovu: Simba is the enemy.
Zira: And, what must you do?
Kovu: I must kill him! (We then cut to Pride Rock, where we see Simba, Nala, and Sarabi seeing Kiara, who is also grown up, off on her first hunt.)
Sarabi: Can you believe it, Simba? It's Kiara's First hunt! (Sees Kiara coming) Look, there she is!
Nala: My little cub is all grown up.
Kiara: I'm ready for a takedown! (Looks at Simba, with a "please promise to let me do this on my own" look on her face)
Simba: Alright. I promise you can do this on your own. (Kiara nuzzles her father, and takes off after a herd of Topi in the distance. Once she is out of earshot, Simba whispers to Timon and Pumbaa.) Make sure she doesn't get hurt. (Timon and Pumbaa follow Kiara, who has just reached the herd. She steps on a twig, which alerts the herd. They run off. Meanwhile, Nuka, Vitani, and Frank are in the elephant graveyard to get fire from the geysers)
Nuka: Eugh. This place is even creepier since the hyenas ran off. (Vitani and. Frank roll their eyes. Nuka scoffs as Vitani places three twigs on a geyser ) I'm not scared, Ok? I just don't know why we have to be here, that's all. If Kovu is so special, why does he need us? I never even had a chance! (A geyser erupts behind Nuka, who screams and hides behind Vitani and covers his eyes. Vitani, again, rolls her eyes. A geyser erupts, setting all three sticks on fire.)
Vitani: That's it! Well, come on! Kiara has started her hunt. We have to move quickly. (They head for the Pride Lands. Kiara, who has caught up with the herd, stalks again, but stumbles over a Rock. The herd, once again, alerted, runs off, and Kiara gives chase. THE herd stampedes towards Timon and Pumbaa.)
Timon: (he and Pumbaa scream) This must be where the deer and the antelope play!(after the herd passes them, Kiara runs into them. She is not pleased to see them)
Kiara: What are you guys doing here? Are you spying on me? (No answer.) Did- Did my dad put you up to this? He said I could do it alone! (She runs off to do her hunt on her own. Timon and Pumbaa try to keep up)
Timon: Hey, wait! Come back! Kiara, come back! Oh! She's gone again! Somebody's gotta get a beeper for this chick! (As Kiara looks for the herd, Nuka, Vitani, and Frank seize the opportunity and set the Pride Lands ablaze with their branches)
Nuka: Let's light fire! Roasty-Toasty Princess! Roasty-Toasty Princess! (Kiara catches up with the herd, and notices the growing fire, she makes a run for it, as does the herd. Zira and Kovu are watching from a distance.)
Zira: (seeing. Kiara trapped in the fire) the plan is in motion. Go! (Kovu sprints into the fire. We cut back to Pride Rock, where Simba is pacing anxiously)
Zazu: Don't worry, Sire. She'll be fine. What could happen? (Simba notices the smoke in the distance and gasps)
Simba: No, no! Kiara! (Bolts out into the Pride Lands with Nala, Shang, and. Mulan at his side) Zazu, Fly ahead! Find her! (Meanwhile, Kiara, who was trapped in the fire, manages to get to safety, but immediately passes out. Kovu approaches her and thrusts her onto his back. He gets her across a river to a part of the. Pride Lands left untouched by the fire. Zazu, who is flying overhead, sees this)
Zazu: (gasps) I must tell Simba! (He flys off to find Simba. Kovu drags Kiara onto the shore, where she wakes up, wondering where she is)
Kovu: You're safe in the Pride Lands.
Kiara: The Pridelands? (She gets up and looks around.) What happened? How did I get here? Who are- you look familiar!
Kovu: I would think that I would seem familiar to you, since this is the second time that I saved your life. Remember me, Kiara? (She stares at him a bit.)
Kovu: The one and only.
Simba: Kiara! (He bounds up to Kiara with Nala, Mulan, and Shang at his side. Nala is relieved that Kiara is alright, but. Kiara couldn't be angrier with her father)
Kiara: Dad! What are you doing! Why don't you trust me? (She growls.)
Nala: Kiara dear, don't talk to-
Kiara: What He disrespects me! You said I could come alone!
Simba: Well, it's a good thing I broke that promise. I almost lost you. NO More hunts for you, not ever!
Kiara: But, I was doing just fine! Even before Kovu-
Simba: Kovu!? (He and Kovu roar at each other until Rafiki comes up from behind)
Rafiki: Hey, you! How dare you save the king's daughter?
Simba: You saved her? Why?
Kovu: I humbly ask to join your pride.
Simba: No! You were banished with the other outsiders.
Kovu: I have left the Outsiders. I am a rogue, like your general. Judge me now for who I am, or am I to be blamed for a crime I didn't commit? (Zazu flies in)
Zazu: Hmmm, yes, Sire, clearly we are in his debt. And royal protocol demands that all debts be paid.
Simba: My father's law will prevail. For now, I reserve judgement. We'll see who you realy are. (He, Nala, Kiara, Zazu, and Kovu head back to Pride Rock. As Mulan and Shang head back to their respective territories, Mulan turns her head to ask Shang something)
Mulan: Do you think Kovu is telling the truth?
Shang: I have no reason to believe him.
Mulan: True. But do we have a reason to not believe him?
Mulan: I think we should give him a chance, but not like a real chance, you know.
Mulan: Pretend to be naive and let him in, but keep a close eye.
Shang: It's not up to us. It's up to Simba.
Mulan: I think Simba needs help if he's going to make the right decision.
Shang: Maybe, but until he asks, I'm keeping my mouth shut and you should too.
Mulan: Maybe. I need to see what Kiara thinks about this. (She heads off. Meanwhile, Simba, Nala, Zazu, Kiara, and Kovu reach Pride Rock. Simba sees Kovu following the pride into the den, and snarls at him. Kovu moves towards a small rock and lays down to sleep. Kiara talks to Kovu.)
Kiara: Did you really leave your pride? Why?
Kovu: Pfft. Of course I really left my pride. I just got sick of the Outlands, that's all. Anywho, what kind of Hunter are you, anyway, Princess? You almost got yourself killed out there. (Kiara snarls.)
Kiara: Hey, I'm on your side. Don't put down your chance for help.
Kovu: All right then. I'm on your side to. I'll teach you to be a better hunter. We start at Dawn. Got it? (Kiara nods in agreement and heads into the den. Nuka, Zira, and Frank are watching this from a distance. Nuka cannot believe what he just saw)
Nuka: Oh! Oh! Did-Did you see that!? He let her go!! If that were me-
Zira: Hush! The fire rescue worked perfectly and Simba fell for it. Now, the closer Kovu gets to the daughter, the closer he gets to Simba. And once he has Simba alone... (She swipes a tree branch with her paw. Breaking it. Simba is beginning to have a nightmare. He is at the top of a cliff, where he sees his father dangling from the cliff above the wildebeest stampede)
Mufasa: Simba! Simba! Help me!
Simba: Father! (Simba hears some evil laughter behind him, and sees that it's Scar) No! Dad! (Streches his paw out to help his father. Mufasa reaches for his son's paw) Just a little farther.... (Just as Mufasa is about to grab Simba's paw, scar digs his claws into Simba's paw)
Scar: Gotcha! Trust me.
Mufasa: Simba! (He falls into the stampede)
Simba: NOOOOOO!!!! Scar! (Scar morphed into Kovu) Kovu? (Kovu releases. Simba, who to, falls into the stampede) NOOOOOO!! (Simba wakes up, frightened. The next morning, Mulan is about to run up to Kiara's den but finds she is gone. She runs to tell Simba.)
Mulan: Did you know Kiara is gone?
Simba: What? Kiara's gone? (He and Mulan run into the Pride Lands to find Kiara. They see Kovu lying calmly near a patch of tall grass.) Kovu! Where is she?
Kovu: (hears. Kiara making noise in the grass.) Don't get your fur in a bunch, Your Majesty. She'll show up in tee minus three, two, one... (Kiara pounces at Kovu)
Kiara: Gotcha! (Kovu ducks, and Kiara misses)Ugh! You moved (She looks a little mad and then laughs. She paws him plawfully.) Come on Kovu, I'm ready for a lesson!
Kovu: You're still breathing too hard. Relax. Try to feel the earth under your paws, so it doesn't shift and make noise. (He rakes the earth with his claws. Kiara does the same. Kovu Sees birds take to the sky) Sh. Watch the master and learn. (Kovu stalks to the hilltop, and pounces. He runs into Timon, who screams)
Timon: Don't eat me, please! (Simba, Kiara, and Mulan catch up to Kovu)
Timon: Simba! Thank goodness! (To Kiara) Kiara, believe me, for once, we're not following you! This just happens to be the best smorgasbord in the Pride Lands! (Points to a patch of dirt with some fruit tree, and a flock of birds are there) Bugs and fruit everywhere!
Simba: Well, then, let's eat.
Timon: Well, the thing is, Simba, if you don't call for a reservation, then, yeesh! (trying to shoo the birds away) GET OUTTA HERE, YA SCAVENGERS! GO ON! Shoo, shoo! (One of the birds pecks Timon on the nose) Ow! (Pumbaa, Yao, and Chien-Po try charging at the birds, and Ling tries snapping at them. Nothing is working.)
Pumbaa: Oh, Timon, I'm getting tired.
Chien-Po: Yes. I need to lose some pounds.
Yao: Yeah, and nothing seems to be working. (Notices Kovu) Hey! Maybe he could help!
Timon: (sarcastically) Oh, Yeah, there's an idea! Let the vicious outsider help! (Realizes) Wait! I have an idea! What if he helps? (To Kovu) Hey, buddy, you want to lend a voice? Huh? Grrr. Grr. Roar! Work with me! (Kovu has no idea what Timon is talking about)
Simba: Like this. (He roars, causing some of the birds to fly away)
Timon: Woohoo! (Hops onto Pumbaa) Come on! Do it again! Do it again! (Kovu gets the message and roars. Simba, Timon, Pumbaa, Mulan, Kiara, Kovu Yao, Ling, and Chien-Po decide to chase the birds. Everyone seems to be enjoying this, except Kovu, who has no clue what is going on)
Kovu: Why are we doing this? What is the point of this training?
Kiara: It's to have fun.
Mulan: Nothing stimulates the mind of a cub better than play. And sometimes, we adults just have to relax to. Games are really good lessons sometimes.
Kiara: Yeah! You should join us!
Kovu: (Runs after them) Fun?
Timon: Sheesh! You gotta get out more often. Fun! WOOHOO! YEHAW!
Kovu: YEHAW. (Loosening up, Meaning it now) YEEHAW!!! (The group chases the birds for a while. Kovu is really enjoying himself. They keep going until they reach a herd of buffalo. The lead buffalo bellows)
Simba: Run! (The group runs, with the herd hot on their heels. They manage to evade the buffalo bu hiding in a cave. After the herd thunders past, everyone bursts out laughing)
Kovu: What a blast!
Timon: You're ok, kid. You're ok. (Gives Kovu a friendly noogie. The group then exits the cave. We then cut to that night, where Kiara and Kovu are out gazing at the stars)
Kovu: Hey! Those ones look like a couple of lions killing each other over a scrap of meat! (Laughs) I've never done this before.
Kiara: Really? My father and I used to do this all the time. He says that all the Great Kings of the Past are up there.
Kovu: Do you think Scar is up there? He wasn't my father, but he's still a part of me.
Kiara: Scar? Well- he was my great-uncle. My father told me there was a darkness in Scar that he couldn't escape.
Kovu: Maybe there's a darkness in me, too. (Kiara and Kovu nuzzle. Simba, while knowing he had fun with Kovu today, he feels conflicted about trusting him. He looks up to the heavens, to seek counsel from his father, Mufasa)
Simba: Father, I am lost. Kovu is one of them. Scar's heir. How can I accept him? (Nala approaches from behind Simba)
Nala: Simba? What's wrong?
Simba: Hmm? Oh. I was just seeking counsel from the great kings. Nala, I'm not sure about Kovu. I mean, granted, he did save our daughter's life, and I did have fun today, but, he's still Scar's heir.
Nala: The great kings live within you, Simba. You're the son of Mufasa. You know the answer, you just got to find it. (She pauses.) I think Kovu is just as confused as you are.
Simba: What? How do you know what-
Nala: (chuckles) I can see them down there just as easily as you can. Get to know him and see. (She and Simba head back to Pride Rock. Kiara notices Kovu is upset.)
Kovu: it's just that my whole life, I've been trained to- oh, never mind. I gotta go. (He turns to leave. Suddenly, Rafiki appears from the tall grass)
Rafiki: And where are you going?
Rafiki: That's what you think. (Disappears into the tall grass)
Kovu: Who was that?
Kiara: Rafiki. He's very wise. Maybe he could help you.
Rafiki: (tugs at Kovu's tail) Come on, you follow old Rafiki. He knows the way. (Laughs)
Kovu: The way to where?
Rafiki: You follow, you see. (He leads Kiara and Kovu to a waterfall. They are accompanied on the way by Mulan and Shang)
Kovu: Where's he taking us?
Rafiki: Oh, to a special place in your heart called Upendi. (What follows is a montage of Kiara and. Kovu, as well as Shang and Mulan, interacting romantically, while Rafiki serenades them. Mushu also tries to break them up in the process. He tries disguising himself as a mouse to scare a group of elephants into a stampede, but the lead elephant only stomps him. He tries to throw a beehive onto Shang, only for the bees to fly out of the hive and sting him)
There's a place where the crazy moon makes
The monkeys sing and the baboons swoon.
And the salty scent of the lotus bloom will carry you away.
Where the hippos swing from the jungle vines,
and the rhino rhumba in conga line.
All the pink flamingoes are intertwined as
The stars come out to play.
Where the passion fruit grows sweet,
And it's so divine that you lose your mind
As it sweeps you off your feet.
Without a worry or a care.
It just takes two to make it true,
Your heart will lead you there.
You better watch your step,
Cause the path is steep,
Better hold your breath,
Cause the water's deep,
It's a long way down off
The lover's leap,
But falling's half the fun!
Where the passion fruit grows sweet,
And it's so divine that you lose your mind
As it sweeps you off your feet.
Without a worry or a care.
It just takes two to make it true,
Your heart will lead you there.
You can leap the bush like there's no tommorrow,
From Tanganyika to Kilimanjaro.
But, you'll find Upendi
Wherever you are or underneath the sun.
Where the passion fruit grows sweet,
And it's so divine that you lose your mind
As it sweeps you off your feet.
Without a worry or a care.
It just takes two to make it true,
Your heart will lead you there.
(Kovu, Kiara, Mulan, and Shang head back to their territories, humming the song. Mushu is battered and bruised. Once they reach Pride Rock, Kiara and Kovu, very much in love with each other, bid each other good night, and Kovu goes to his spot to sleep. Simba, thinking about what Nala had said, walks up to Kovu, who, is at first cautious)
Simba: It's kinda cold tonight, huh? Come on in. (Kovu smiles and follows Simba into the den. Vitani and Frank are watching from a distance)
Vitani: (whispering excitedly) Get him! (Sees Kovu is not attacking. Simba) What are you waiting for? Kovu, get him! (Kovu still doesn't attack. Vitani growls in frustration, and she and Frank head back to the Outlands to report what they saw to Zira)
Frank: Zira! You won't believe it! It's Kovu!
Vitani: He had an opportunity to kill Simba, and he didn't! (Zira roars in anger)
Zira: You're sure?
Vitani: Affirmative. We saw it with our own eyes.
Zira: No. Kovu cannot betray us. (The next day, Mulan sees Kovu pacing anxiously at the top of Pride Rock)
Mulan: Um- sorry to interrupt but- are you doing okay there?
Kovu: Oh, Mulan, it's you. Look I have to tell Kiara the truth and I have to tell her today. I was thinking along the lines of "Kiara, Zira had a plot and, I was part of it, but, I don't want to be because I love you". Oh. She'll never believe me. But I gotta try.
Mulan: Kovu, if Kiara doesn't believe you, that is her loss. As long as you are honest and don't lie, everything will work out.
Kovu: (sighs) You're right, Mulan. Well, here it goes. (Goes into the den to talk to Kiara) Kiara, I need to talk to you. (Simba comes in)
Simba: (sternly) Kiara! I don't want you talking to him. (dropping the act) I want to talk with him. (Kiara smiles, as Simba winks, and becons to Kovu to join him for a walk. Meanwhile, a battered, bruised, frustrated Mushu wanders into the Outlands. Suddenly, a paw slams down on him and lifts him up. It is Zira)
Zira: Why, Vitani, isn't this a cute little appetizer. I've never tried chameleon before, but, I'd like too.
Mushu: Unhand me little kitty cat! (Zira bares her teeth. Mushu gulps.)I mean, big kitty cat. Very big. Anyone ever told you you had perfect teeth? Especially for linving out in the savana where there's no tooth-
Zira: Spare me your flattery. It won't save you. That Shang would have had a piece of you if he had just agreed to join my pride.
Mushu: Whoa, whoa, whoa, you mean Shang join you? Like, Mulan's Shang Shang? (He thinks a bit. He gets a sneaky idea to get Mulan to think Shang is on Zira's side in order to break them up.) You know, that could actually work. I can make that work. Give me a chance. I've just thought up an eighteen phase master plan!
Zira: Very well, then. I'll make you a deal. If your (makes quotations with her claws) "master plan" works, I'll let you go. Now, do we have a deal, or not? (Mushu nods. Zira laughs sinisterly) Good. Now, tell me what I must do.
Mushu: First of all, you gotta act all lovey dovey with Shang. Right in front of Mulan. Make it look like you guys are- you know, together. Once Mulan gets jealous, the two are bound to fight, and then where do you think that'll leave them? Not ma- I mean- allies, that's for sure.
Zira: Excellent plan. You will be responsible for bringing the cheetah to the scene. Now go. (Zira finds Shang on patrol) Why, Shang, you look very handsome today. Unfortunately, I have some sad news. My daughter, Vitani, tells me that wretched cheetah has been making fun of you behind your back. When she speaks of you to her family, she calls you "stupid, hard-headed hyena". That, as well as "fat, slow, simple-minded bush kitten". I, on the other hand, think otherwise. In you, I see a potential king. I never fail to be intrigued by your regal bearing. Don't listen to that running fool. She's simply jealous of your position as General. You have stolen my heart. Whenever I am near you, it's like Scar is back. And, once Kovu is King, you shall be his heir. That 'll show her. (nuzzles Shang. Shang jumps back nervously and then regains composure.)
Shang: Did- did Mulan really say that? (Zira nods sadly. He seems insecure, than angry.) I don't like being called stupid, hard-heade, fat, simple minded, and slow, nor compared to Scar. (He walks off. It is at this moment that Mushu walks in with Mulan.)
Mushu: Mulan, it's your time to take your post, right?
Mulan: Um- I guess. You know I lose track of time. (She sees Shang with Zira. Zira snarls)
Zira: You! I demand that you take back all of those slanderous comments about my Shang! (Mulan has no clue what Zira is talking about. Zira says the next line to. Shang) Shang, tell her exactly what she said! Make her eat those words.
Shang:(To Mulan) Stupid Hard headed hyena? Fat, slow, simple minded bush kitten?
Shang: Don't play coy, Zira told me all about it.
Mulan: All about what?
Zira: (To Mulan) So typical of your kind to twist the truth and then act like you did nothing at all.those things that Shang just said were all the names you call him when you dare to mock him. Are you not content with being captain? Is that why you must pick on Shang behind his back, all because he is General and you aren't? It disgusts me.
Mulan: I'm confused. I said nothing of the sort. (She looks at Shang.) She must be manipulating you. I never said those things, and I am pleased with my status as captain. Trust me, a higher position would leave me going cuckoo.
Shang: It seems as if you are already. (He walks off.)
Mulan: Come back here! You can't listen to her! She's the enemy!
Zira': Save it, cheetah. Just let him go. Don't even bother trying to fight me. I have other things to attend to. You and Shang were just a minor bump in my way. Now, I'm going to take care of Simba. (She walks away a to rally her pride. She sees Mushu once Mulan is out of earshot) Mushu, a deal is a deal. Now, go, before I change my mind. (Mushu skitters off. We cut to Simba and Kovu still on their walk. As they reach a part of the Pride Lands, as Simba explains to Kovu the truth about Scar)
Simba: Scar couldn't let go of his hate, and, in the end, it destroyed him.
Kovu': I've never heard the story of Scar that way. He truly was a killer. (Simba looks around the burnt forest and sees a little green sprout)
Simba: Fire is a killer. Sometimes, what's left behind can grow better than the generation before, if given the chance. (Suddenly, Simba and Kovu are surrounded by a band of snarling lions, lead by Zira)
Zira: Why, Simba, what are you doing out here and so, ... Alone? (Laughs) Well done, Kovu. Just like we always planned.
Simba: (to Kovu) You!
Kovu: No! I didn't have anything to do with this!
Zira: Attack! (' the outsiders attack Simba. Kovu tries to fight them off, but gets knocked out. The attack causes Simba to fall into a ravine) Yes, we've got him! (The outsiders lunge for Simba again. Simba tries to climb up a wall of logs. Kovu is at the top of a cliff. Zira sees him) Get him , Kovu! Get him! Do it, now! (Kovu does nothing. Nuka bounds up the wall after Simba)
Nuka: I'll do it for you, Mother! Mother, are you watching? I'm doing it for you, and I'm doing it for me. (Before Nuka can reach Simba, the logs beneath him give way. He falls and is crushed by the logs. Kovu comes down and tries to dig Nuka free. Zira pushes him out of the way and digs frantically for Nuka. When she finally reaches him, he is dying)
Zira: (distraught) Nuka!
Nuka: (dying) I'm sorry, mother. I tried.
Zira: (gently) ssh. (Nuka dies. Vitani hangs her head in sorrow. Meanwhile, Kiara and Zazu, as well as Timon and Pumbaa, see Simba limping back towards Pride Rock)
Kiara: Daddy! Are you alright? What happened?
Simba: (coughs) Kovu... Ambush... (Collapses. Pumbaa picks him up)
Timon: It's all right, buddy. We're here for you. (They carry Simba back to Pride Rock. Meanwhile, Zira is mourning Nuka's death)
Zira: Scar, watch over my poor Nuka. (She turns her rage on Kovu) You! (She slashes him across the eye, giving him a mark identical to that of Scar's) What have you done!?
Kovu: I didn't mean to- it wasn't my fault, I- I did nothing!
Zira: Exactly! And, in doing so, you betrayed your pride! Betrayed Scar!
Kovu: I want nothing more to do with him!
Zira: You cannot escape it. Nuka is dead because of you! You've killed your own brother! (Kovu runs toward the Pride lands, the outsiders roar at him as he runs) Let him go. (Frank turns to Zira)
Frank: Wasn't that a little harsh?
Zira: Never mind that. Simba has hurt me for the last time! Now he has corrupted Kovu! Listen to me, all of you, Simba is injured and weak. Now is the time to attack! We will take his entire kingdom by force! (Her pride roars in agreement. Meanwhile, Kovu reaches Pride Rock. Kiara, happy to see him tries to run to him, but Simba blocks her and snarls)
Simba: Why have you come back?
Kovu: Simba, I had nothing to do with-
Simba: You don't belong here!
Kovu: please, I beg your forgiveness.
Kiara: Dad! Please! Kovu didn't do anything on purpose. I know! Let him in! Listen to Kovu. He's telling the truth.
Simba: Silence! (To Kovu) When you first came here, you asked for judgement. And I pass it now: Exile! (As the following song plays, animals push Kovu away from Pride Rock. Kiara tries to reach Kovu, but some lionesses block her)
Evil as plain as the scar on his face.
Deception, an outrage!
Disgrace, for shame!
He asked for trouble the moment he came. (repeat verse)
Born in grief, raised in hate.
Helpless to defy his fate.
Let him run,
Let him live,
But do not forget what we cannot forgive.
And, he is not one of us.
He has never been one of us.
He is not part of us.
Not our kind.
Someone once lied to us,
Now, we're not so blind.
For we knew that he'd do what he's done,
And we know that he'll never be one of us.
He is not one of us.
Deception. (Once Kovu is away from Pride Rock, he runs for the border. Meanwhile, Kiara is trying to get Simba to reconsider)
Kiara: Father, please. Kovu would never try to to decieve us. It must have been a misunderstanding. Don't you remember how he saved my life?
Simba: He was using you to get to me! Don't you see? He's following in Scar's paw prints. And I must follow in my father's.
Kiara: No he didn't! (She takes a deep breath.) And I will refuse to follow in yours! (She runs off, crying. She then waits until no one is looking. She then heads out to look for Kovu. Meanwhile, Timon and Pumbaa are out hunting for bugs, and they pass Mulan's den. She is just laying there, forlorn)
Timon: Pumbaa, I think our captain is down in the dumps. (He and Pumbaa enter Mulan's den. This next line is spoken to her) Hey, Mulan. What's wrong?
Mulan: It's Zira. She made Shang hate me and now she's going to do something to Simba. I don't know what to do now. Should I warn Shang even if he won't believe me?
Timon: Well, it is a little too late to warn Shang about Simba, because he's hurt.
Pumbaa: But, you can try to make up with Shang. Tell him that what Zira told him isn't true, and tell him how you really feel.
Mulan: We can try, but I bet we'll fail.
Timon: Trust me, sister, with "Hakuna Matata" you can't fail. Now, come on! (The three of them head off into the Pride Lands. Meanwhile, Kiara is still looking for Kovu, but can't find him. For the following song, the female singer represents Kiara's thoughts, while the male singer represents Kovu)
In a perfect world,
One we've never known,
We would never need to face the world alone.
They can have the world.
We'll create our own.
I may not be brave, or strong, or smart,
But, somewhere in my secret heart,
Love will find a way.
Anywhere I go,
If you are there beside me,
Turning into day,
Somehow we'll come through,
Now that I've found you,
Love will find a way. (Kiara sits, discouraged. Kovu wanders to the scene, depressed. Then, he sees Kiara and lights up. Kiara catches his scent, and turns around, and is overjoyed to see him)
I was so afraid,
Now I realize,
Love is never wrong,
And so, it never dies.
There's a perfect world,
Shining in your eyes. (Kiara and Kovu run up to each other and embrace. Kiara then licks Kovu on the cheek. They then walk together)
And, if only they could feel it too,
The happiness I feel with you,
Love will find a way.
Anywhere we go, we're home.
If we are there together,
Like dark turning into day.
Somehow, we'll come through,
Now that I've found you.
Love will find a way.
I know love will find a way. (The two lions stop by a pond, where they see their reflections merged into one.)
Kovu: Hey, look! We are one! (Kiara suddenly remembers these words from when her father told her them when she was a cub. She finally understands them) come on, let's get outta here. We'll run away together. Start a pride all our own.
Kiara: Of our own? (she looks shocked.) Kovu! No, I can't- we can't. (she shakes her head.) I won't leave your side, but I know now what we must do. (Kovu looks at her confused)
Kovu: What are you talking about?
Kiara: We need to unite our prides. My father's and Ziras. It's the only way we can truly be a family and have peace. What do you say?
Kovu: (Looks unsure at first, them smiles) Okay. Come on. Let's go. (They head towards Pride Rock. Meanwhile, Zazu sees Zira, Frank, and the outsides heading towards Pride Rock, poised to attack)
Zazu: (gasps) I must tell Simba! (flies back towards Pride Rock. We then cut back to Mulan, Timon, and Pumbaa searching for Shang)
Timon: Seriously, how hard can a rogue lion be to find?
Mulan: Nightfall is coming. He'll be over at the bush that looks like a rock. (Timon and Pumbaa think she's crazy.) You'll see what I mean, come on. (Eventually they find Shang where Mulan expected.) Shang! I just came to say that I- (Timon interrupts, he's holding Mushu)
Timon: Just a minute! Before you two get all lovey-dovey, I think we found the culprit who is responsible for your little spat. (to Mushu) What did you do to them? (Mushu clams up) Not talking, huh? Mulan, Shang, you might want to stand downwind. Things are gonna get gassy. (Gets ready to pull Pumbaa's tail.)
Mushu: No! No! Not without my gas mask you don't!
Mulan: Culprit? Mushu? What did he do.
Mushu: I did nothing girl. These guys just have more natural gas than they can afford.
Timon: (mocking tone of voice) I did nothing, girl.
Pumbaa:you know, Timon, if I remember correctly, I saw him in the Outlands, talking to Zira. Weren't they making some kind of deal? (Mulan is getting angry. Mushu gulps, knowing that he's out of luck)
Mushu: Alright, fine! Here it goes. You see, one day I woke up bright and early. The morning dew was-
Mulan: Get to the point!
Mushu: The point? Yeah, okay. So- so Zira wanted to ask me a favor in oprder for her to like- not eat me. And I said yeah, sure! Mushu to the rescue! And she said that all I had to do was to um- get you upset. Split you and Shang up you know? So uh, I asked her to act all lovey dovey with Shang and get you jealous. That way, you'd leave him alone and he'd be more vulnurable.
Shang: Vulnurable? Me? Why does Zira want me vulnurable? (Mushu nervously chuckles. Zazu flies in and sees them)
Zazu: Oh, I'm glad I found you! Quick, there's no time to lose! The outsiders are on the attack! We must tell Simba! (They all head for Pride Rock. Meanwhile, Simba is looking for Kiara)
Simba: Nala, have you seen Kiara? (Zazu flies in, with Mulan, Shang, Timon, and Pumbaaa following)
Zazu: Sire, the outsiders are on the attack! They're headed this way! It's war!
Simba': Zazu, find Kiara! The rest of you, come with me. We'll assemble the lionesses. Move, now! (Simba, his pride, Nala, Timon, Pumbaa, Yao, Ling, Chien-Po, Mulan, and Shang face the outsiders, led by Zira)
Zira: It's over, Simba! I have dreamed of nothing else for years!
Timon: Boy, does she need a hobby.
Simba: Last chance, Zira. Go home.
Zira: I am home. Attack! (The two armies charge at each other. They fight viciously. Mulan takes on Frank. Mushu, trying to make up for his actions, tries to help her, but Frank easily swats him off. In the midst of the chaos, the prides suddenly stop. Zira and Simba face each other off. They are about to start fighting, when Kiara and Kovu leap in between them)
Zira: Kovu! Move. (Kovu doesn't move an inch)
Simba: Stand aside.
Kiara: Daddy, this has to stop.
Zira: (to Kovu) You're even weaker than I thought. GET OUT OF THE WAY!
Kovu: You'll never hurt Kiara. Or Simba. Not while I'm here.
Simba: (to Kiara) Stay out of this!
Kiara: No. Father, look. All of us. We are all one. We can be one pride and live in unity. Isn't that better than war? (The outsiders, especially Vitani and. Frank, are moved by this. Simba understands his daughter's wisdom, and they reconcile as they nuzzle.)
Zira: Vitani, now!
Vitani: No, mother. Kiara's right. (crosses over to Simba's side) enough.
Zira: Frank! Attack! (Frank also crosses over to Simba's side) If you two will not fight, then you will die as well. (The other outsiders, disgusted by this, cross over to Simba's side) Where are you going!? Get back here!
Simba: Let it go, Zira. It's time to put the past behind us.
Zira: I'll never let it go! This is for you, Scar. (Lunges at Simba. Kiara, Mulan, and Shang lunge in her path. They all tumble down a cliff above a river. Kiara is the first to get to safety. Zira is just dangling below her.
Kiara: (' extending her paw to Zira) Zira, give me your paw. (Zira swipes at her paw, and slips further.) Zira, come on. I'll help you. (Too late. Zira falls into the river, and is swept away by the current. Meanwhile, Mulan and Shang are dangling from another part of the cliff. A rock breaks off and Mulan catches on to Shang with her tail.)
Mulan: Shang, hang on.
Shang: It won't hold us both.
Mulan: It will. It will Shang. (He looks down and then back at Mulan.)
Shang: I'm sorry Mulan. (He lets go. Mulan screams for him and chirps her calls. Nothing. Kiara then reaches her and hoists her up. Mushu looks sad.
Mulan: Losing Shang will not be meaningless. (Simba then reaches the. Both and hoists Kiara and Mulan up. Once they reach the top of the cliff, Kiara nuzzles Kovu)
Simba: Kovu, I was wrong. You belong here. Let's go home. (Looks at all the former outsiders) All of us. (Later, all of the animals of the pride lands, Simba's pride, and all the former outsiders gather to honor the marriage of Kiara and Kovu. Rafiki shakes his stick over the couple, unifying them. Kiara looks over at Mulan, who winks at her. She and Kovu then nuzzle. Timon and Pumbaa, as well as Mushu, as in tears)
Pumbaa: I love moments like this.
Timon: Yeah, me too.
Mushu: (looks at Mulan) You have a tissue? (As all three of them sob, Mulan shakes her head and smiles. Simba, Nala, Kiara, and Kovu then head to the promontory of Pride Rock. All four of them roar, and the pride, as well as Frank, roar in response. The animals then cheer. The voice of the spirit of Mufasa is heard from the heavens)
Mufasa: (to Simba) Well done, my son. We are one.