Never Really the End
Author's note: I know you thought I wouldn't add another chapter, but my Nala buddy, Scuta5 gave me a really good idea! Thanks a ton!! Well for real this is the last chapter…enjoy!
Chapter Summary: Nala finds out something…she is worried about it.
Two months after…
The hot bright rays of the great sun came into the den and awoke Nala, with a very sick stomach. She had been feeling sick for a really long time. She thought and hoped it was just a sickness, but it had been happening constantly. Nala sat up and she slowly walked to the waterhole. She began to drink the water.
"Ugh, why do I feel so sick?" She asked herself out loud. Right after she asked herself that, her stomach did an uneasy turn and she began to vomit. She didn't remember eating anything that she shouldn't have eaten, so why was she so sick? Why was she vomiting?
When Nala finally stopped throwing up, she looked up and she saw Timon and Pumbaa right before her eyes. She nearly died of shock when she saw them watching her be sick. They looked so panicked and afraid too. Nala straightened herself and she looked at them nervously.
"Good morning Timon and Pumbaa…how are you this morning?" Nala asked, trying to act casual and normal. But Timon could see right through that.
"Darling, cut the fake perkiness! You were just vomiting!" Nala's fake smile fell from her face and she frowned.
"I know I was…I don't know why I was. This has been happening for a really long time. I don't know what's wrong with me." Nala's eyes looked so sad and lost. Pumbaa looked at her sympathetically.
"Does Simba know about this?" Nala looked at him, not knowing how to answer that question.
She hadn't told Simba about her vomiting and morning sickness recently. She figured it would go away soon and they had nothing to worry about. But she had been wrong on many levels. The vomiting didn't go away. It just kept getting worse and worse.
"I haven't told him recently about it." Timon and Pumbaa had a sudden look of worry. Timon jumped off of Pumbaa's head and ran to the lioness and looked her straight in the eye.
"Now you listen here young lady! You are twenty almost twenty one years old and you should take responsibility and tell your mate about this!" Nala sighed sadly and nodded.
"I know but I don't know what to say to him." Pumbaa came beside Timon and had a very cheery look in his eyes.
"Just tell Simba that you are feeling sick and that you don't know what to do about it." Nala nodded her head in agreement.
"Yeah that could work. I'll tell Simba when I get back."
"What are you going to tell me?" Nala, Timon and Pumbaa whirled around and saw Simba right behind them.
"Simba?! Simba what are you doing here?" Nala asked, a little bit of panic in her voice. Simba raised an eyebrow.
"Uh, this is the waterhole. I come here to drink everyday…you knew that." Nala nodded, trying to hide her panic.
"Oh yeah, how can I forget?" She forced out a laugh and Simba looked at her strangely. He had never seen her act so strangely.
"Nala are you okay?" Nala looked into his eyes and then she looked back at Timon and Pumbaa. They nodded their heads.
"It's okay Nala…just tell him." Timon said encouragingly. Nala sighed and looked back at Simba, worried.
"I've been having a lot of morning illnesses lately. I've been throwing up and getting sick almost every morning. I didn't tell you because I thought it was just the flu but now it's getting worse." Simba blinked his eyes. Could she actually be…?
"We have to get you to Rafiki." Nala looked at him confused.
"Why?" Simba just began to walk and she tagged along.
"Just come with me…we need to do something." Nala didn't know what he was doing, but she walked with him to Rafiki's tree.
They were both silent the whole way there. Nala's heart was pounding the whole way there. What if Simba was bringing her there to un-mate her? Most males brought there former mates to Rafiki to break up and not be mates anymore. Finally they were there at the tree, where Rafiki watched them from a branch.
"Simba, Nala what are you doing here?" Rafiki asked from the tree. Simba looked at Nala with blank eyes and then he walked ahead and whispered something into Rafiki's ear. Simba backed away from Rafiki's ear and Rafiki nodded with a sly grin. Simba smiled and he went up to Nala and cuddled her gently.
"Go talk to Rafiki Nala." Nala looked at him panicked and afraid.
"Why? Why do I have to talk to him?" Simba smiled recklessly and nuzzled her once more.
"Just go Nala. I'll wait for you out here." Nala nodded and she walked to the tree at a snail's pace. She was trying to cherish every moment she had of being Simba's mate. Finally she was in Rafiki's tree and he looked at her with a smile.
"Good day Nala…be a good lioness and lay down on that huge pile of leaves." He motioned for her to lie down and she lay down nervously. He walked towards her, with herbs of some sort and he began to rub it on her stomach. Nala looked at him awkwardly. What is he doing to me?
Rafiki then got a bottle of water and he poured it on her stomach and he put his hands on her stomach and started to hum to himself. He did this for about five or ten minutes. There was a weird kind of feeling to this water. It didn't feel like normal water. It felt heavy kind of. It felt like there was oil or some kind of other liquid in the water. But Nala said nothing. She was too scared to say anything. Suddenly, Rafiki's eyes shot open and he began to laugh loudly. Nala became worried and afraid.
"What is it? Why are you laughing?" Rafiki's jolly laughs died down and he looked at her with a huge smile on his face.
"My dearest Nala…you are pregnant." Nala's eyes widened. What?!
"I'm what?!" Rafiki smiled and put a hand on her shoulder.
"You are pregnant with a girl. Simba is the father of your daughter." Nala looked down at her stomach. Everything made sense to her now: the morning sickness, the vomiting, why Simba brought her here…it all made sense.
"Thank you Rafiki…I'll be sure to tell Simba." Nala stood up and Rafiki hugged her tightly.
"Congratulations my dear. I wish you and your cub forever happiness." Nala nodded and she walked out of the tree slowly. She saw Simba sitting outside waiting for her. He ran to her and had a curious look in his eyes.
"Love, what did Rafiki say?" Nala looked at him for a few seconds and then she let out a big breath.
"Simba…I'm pregnant…with a girl." Simba smiled a huge smile and he cuddled her. He was so happy, he couldn't even explain.
"Oh Nala I'm so happy! We're going to be parents!" Nala was silently crying. Simba felt a teardrop fall on his shoulder and he looked at her concerned and worried.
"Nala, my love what's wrong?" Nala continued to let tears fall and she looked into his eyes, as more tears fell.
"Simba, I'm not ready." Simba looked at her confused.
"What aren't you ready for?" Nala let more tears fall from her eyes and she looked into his eyes, pleading.
"I'm not ready to be a mother. What if I'm not a good mother? I don't know what I should do. I don't know if I will raise her properly." She continued to whimper and cry as she lowered her head. She really did have a lot of doubt. Simba moved in closer to her and he licked her cheek.
"Nala, darling you'll be a fantastic mother. I've seen you, you care so much about the others. And also, because your mother is so caring, I know that you'll be just like her. Please don't doubt yourself. You'll be an amazing mother." Nala continued to cuddle her mate and she eased down on the tears. Simba really did love and care for her.
"You're right…I'm going to be fine. I'm going to be a good mother. I guess I'm just worried because I've never been a mother before. I love you Simba." Nala nuzzled him gently as he nuzzled her back.
"I love you too Nala…let's get back to Pride rock so we can tell everyone our great news." Nala smiled as she nodded in agreement.
"Yeah let's go tell them. I wonder how our mothers' are going to take the news." Simba nodded as they began to walk back.
"No, you shouldn't worry about them. It's Timon and Pumbaa you've got to worry about; they'll flip out." Nala chuckled as the two walked up the side of Pride rock, only to see everyone in the den, worried and afraid. Nala put on a cheery smile.
"Hi everyone!" No one replied back; they continued to look at them panicked. Simba raised an eyebrow and looked at Timon and Pumbaa.
"Guys what are you doing? Why does everyone look so panicked?" Timon and Pumbaa continued to quiver and shake. Sarabi stepped forward, looking scared and worried.
"Is it true? What Timon and Pumbaa are telling us about Nala? Is it true?" Nala and Simba looked at each other, confused. Nala looked at them, looking just as scared as they did.
"What did Timon and Pumbaa tell you?" Sarafina stepped towards her daughter, looking afraid and self-conscious to be near her daughter.
"Timon and Pumbaa tell us that…you have a strange and rare disease! And it can kill us all!" Nala and Simba both blinked in surprise. What?! Simba laughed recklessly.
"No, she has no rare disease!" Pumbaa looked at him.
"Then how would you explain the vomiting that Nala has been having?" Nala smiled brightly and she looked at the entire pride. They could have sworn they saw her eyes glitter.
"Everyone, Simba and I have an announcement to make…I'm pregnant, with a girl!" Everyone gasped and everyone came and cuddled her softly. Sarafina smiled proudly at her daughter.
"Oh Nala, I'm so proud of you! I'm going to be a grandmother." Nala smiled joyously and she nuzzled her mother.
"Yes you sure will be mom." Sarabi looked at Simba and Nala and smiled.
"What are you two going to name your cub?" Nala and Simba looked at each other. They didn't know what they were going to name her.
"Well, mom I don't know what we're going to name her yet." Nala thought for a moment. What was a perfect name? Suddenly, Nala could've sworn she heard her father's voice in the den.
"Kiara…" Nala heard his voice say. Nala actually liked that name. It sounded perfect.
"How about Kiara?" Nala asked innocently. Everyone looked at her. Nala looked at Simba.
"That is, if you want that name." Simba smiled and he nuzzled her again.
"That sounds like the perfect name, Nala." Nala looked at her mom, who smiled knowingly.
"Why are you smiling like that mom?" Nala asked curiously. Sarafina smiled at her daughter.
"I just realized that your father's mother's name was Kiara." Nala smiled knowingly as well. That was why she heard her father say that name. She looked at everyone and nodded with a smile.
"Kiara it is then." Simba cuddled her and smiled.
"It's the perfect name Nala." Nala smiled and cuddled her mate. Everything was perfect now.
Five years later…
Nala and Simba were taking their five year old cub, Kiara for a walk around the pride lands. Nala loved Kiara just as much as she loved Simba. She looked almost identical to her but she had the exact personality of Simba. She acted, played and even ate like Simba! She was indeed a handful at five.
"Mommy, Daddy, can I go swim in the shallow end of the waterhole?" Kiara asked sweetly and innocently. Simba chuckled to himself and nodded.
"Yes you can Kiara. But I don't want you going in the deep end."
"Yes dad." Kiara cuddled both her parents and she ran into the waterhole and began to splash around. Nala smiled to herself.
"She is quite a cub eh Simba?" Simba laughed and he nodded.
"Yeah she is. I wouldn't trade her for the world." Nala smiled and she cuddled him.
"Thank you." Simba looked at her confused.
"For what?" Nala smiled sweetly.
"For everything. For coming back to the Pride lands, for defeating Scar and for being the father of our beautiful daughter. Thank you, I don't know what I would do if you never came back. This is the perfect way to end a perfect story." Simba smiled and he licked her cheek.
"No Nala…it's never really the end. Stories have no end." Nala smiled and she licked his cheek.
"You're right." They cuddled each other and they looked at the waterhole, and saw Kiara running back to her parents.
"Mommy, Daddy, can I ask you something?" Simba nodded.
"Of course you can darling." Kiara looked at them both, curiously.
"Well, Grandma Sarafina and Grandma Sarabi told me that you both had an interesting story that happened before I was born. There was something about my great uncles and about you two." Nala and Simba nodded knowingly. They both knew what she was talking about. Nala smiled.
"Yes, we know what they were talking about." Kiara sat between them both and looked up at them.
"Well, I don't…can you tell me?" Simba and Nala looked at each other, not knowing what to say. Simba put a paw on his daughter's shoulder.
"Kiara, you're mother and I were in two completely different places when all of this happened. You're mother and I have two different points of view." Kiara shrugged her shoulders.
"I don't care…tell me both of your stories. I want to hear them both." Nala and Simba looked at each other and raised both their eyebrows. Maybe she was a little bit too much of a handful. Nala smiled and she sat down beside her daughter, as Simba did the same.
"Fine Kiara…we'll tell you our stories." Simba winked at Nala and looked at Kiara.
"We promise not to leave anything out." Nala nodded with a smile on her face.
"Starting with Simba." Simba looked at her, confused.
"What?" Nala looked at him, and shrugged her shoulders. She didn't know why Simba was so confused over this.
"You're going to tell your view of the story first." Simba shook his head, looking at her straight in the eye.
"I don't know why Kiara doesn't know, but everyone here at Pride rock knows my side of the story…they hardly even know yours. Heck, I don't even know yours, except for the fact that my uncle hit on you." Nala laughed in disgust. Did I tell him to never mention that again?
"Please don't remind me!" Nala and Simba both laughed and Simba placed his paw over her paw.
"But Nala, I'm being serious here. I want you to tell her first. You're story is the kind of story that can't be kept secret for long. Please, will you tell us?" Nala looked into his eyes and saw how dead serious he was. Nala sighed loudly.
"You promise that you will tell your story right after mine?" Simba nodded with a smile.
"I promise." Nala nodded with a knowing smile and she looked down at her cub.
"You want to know what was happening in the Pride lands while this huge 'war' was happening, Kiara?" Kiara nodded looking excited.
"Yes! Tell me." Nala smiled and she looked into Simba's chocolate brown eyes. Simba nodded, encouraging her to go on. Nala smiled again.
"Well, this is what happened while Simba was gone…"
Well folks, there is the last and final chapter of my story! I think I may actually cry!! I'm not even kidding! But I guess I really shouldn't…I have another lion king story coming out called 'what if Scar lived' and it's mostly a Nala story…you'll see when I start it! Thank you all SO much again for this! I would like to thank the following people for reviewing my story:
Scuta5 (my Nala buddy)
Fan Boy 101
King Simba II
If I forgot ANYONE please tell me and I will add you to the list…this story is for all of you guys! I hope you all will enjoy my next Lion King story…bye thanks a ton!!