Elsa, Simba and Nala continued on their race through the jungle. Zipping through the land of trees, leaping and jumping over and down steep paths. The young lion cub was in the lead. But Elsa was catching up to him. With the speed of her two legs she soon passed by Simba.
"Hey!" he said seeing Elsa run past him.
Elsa just chuckled, continuing on to the river. The three cubs then past by a family of four tigers, one of them was two years older than them. was laying next to a tree. The tiger raised her head looking to them. She smiled getting a great idea in her head. She then got up and chased after them.
Shara, the tigress looked to her departing daughter.
"Zarya, where are you going?!" She called to her as he stood up.
"I'll be back later dad!" she said back to him.
Elsa, Simba and Nala continued on racing to the river. Zarya chasing them had caught up to Nala and was passing by her and Simba. She came to Elsa's side. Elsa looked to her just as she passed by her.
"Better keep up!" she said getting ahead of them.
"Hey, Zarya!" said Elsa to the orange, black striped tigress.
The four then came into a clearing from the forest. There was a rushing stream of water separating the side from other. Zarya came into the clearing first. She stopped and slid a bit. She then looked to the jungle and saw Elsa, Simba and Nala come out from the shadows of the forest.
"Ha, beat ya!" she said laughing.
"No fair!" said Simba knowing that Zarya wasn't part of the race.
"Don't be a cry baby, Simba." said the young tigress.
"I was just having some fun."
Zarya was kind of friends of the three. She was the older daughter of Shara. She always like to get the jump on her friends. She and Elsa were good friends. They would play together allot. She was kind of like a big sister to her. A big, sometimes annoying, sister.
Zarya then walked closer to them.
"Where are you three going?" She asked curiously.
"We were just heading here to the river." said Elsa.
"Oh really." said Zarya knowing that these three are always looking for adventure in many places.
"Nothing in particular." said Nala.
"Yeah." said Elsa agreeing with Nala.
"Really?" asked Zarya giving a look of disbelief.
She didn't believe them for a second. She knew that they were all off to some place cool.
"Yeah." answered Elsa.
"You thinking of going on the other side of the river?" asked Zarya looking to the other side of the river.
"No, we're not allowed to cross the river." Elsa said knowing they weren't allowed that way.
The other side of the river was said to be dangerous. Any young cub who wandered alone in that place would be hunted by other predators or get caught in traps, set by humans. Diata was always weary of that place. She told Elsa to never go across the river to the other side. Elsa never planned to disobey her adopted mother.
"Come on, it'll be fun." insisted the young tigress as she turned to the other side.
"And where might you be off to?"
The young tigress stopped in her tracks. The four looked up to the trees and saw a familiar black leopard looking back at them. Begheera, the panther. He was a friend of the pride. He would teach the cubs the law and customs of living in the jungle. Begheera was also a friend and protector to Elsa. The panther leaped down from the tree and landed on his four paws.
"Uh... no where." answered Elsa.
"You better not be thinking of going to the other side of the river." Bagheera said walking up to them.
"It's dangerous for you four."
"What's the big deal about that place?" asked Simba curious about why it was such a big deal not to go over there.
"Yeah?" asked Nala.
"There are those would live in that part of the jungle." Begheera said knowing that predators of any sort would surely kill any cub that's alone.
"They will surely kill you if they find you."
"But my dads the king." said Simba seeing that they would surely not kill the cub of the king of the jungle.
"It does not matter." said Begheera knowing that they wouldn't care as long as they got food out of it.
"They will kill you either way. They don't care if you're the son of Mufassa."
Simba glared. He thought it was stupid that they couldn't cross the river just because people would hurt them.
"We weren't going to cross the river, Bagheera." said Elsa.
"You four shouldn't be here." said Begheera.
"Go back into the jungle, this is no place for any of you."
The four walked back into the jungle. Begheera watched as they went back into the woods. He gave a brief sigh.
"Kids." he said shaking his head.
(That's all for now, I'll do the next chapter and have it up by Tomorrow. Till then, please comment and review)