Monsters are not born
What makes someone monster. There fur, body or species. The answer none of these. Is it the act or the reason behind it. Maybe that what make a monster. My story start here in the pride lands. I was wet, quiet, not making a sound. Just a few hours old. One day i would know where i come from. Just not now.
Cadira was the one who found me. she was getting a drink of water one night and saw me at some rocks. She quickly walk over to me and sniff me. She then lick me and i started to cry. "Mew! Mew! Mew!" I cried moving my body. Cadira smile happy that i was alive. "Mew! Mew! Mew! Mew!"
"Ohthnk goodness. I dont know how long you have been out here but i have to get you to my daughter now!" Cadira pick me up by the body and made her way to her daughter nursing cave. most lioness would nurse a cub that needed but Cadira daughter was diffrent.
to put it short we would never get along. it can even go as far as hate. but i did not hate her. "No way mother I'm almost done nursing my own cubs." Johari spoke in an upset tone. "besides i have my own cubs to take care of i dont need a forth."
"Johari your the only one who is nursing and you wont be the one to raise her. the pride can take care of that." Cadira spoke trying to reason with her daughter. "be reasonable Johari!"
Kat, Ye and Ada still had there cub spots. Both Kat and Ada stay away from me. But Ye had walk over to me and was pushing me with her paw. "Ba...babby..big ... me." Ye spoke happily with wobbly legs. "Babby.....ma....ba..."
"Mother i dont care! look at her! She's younger then my cubs and she as big as them." Johari spoke with disgust. "I want no part in this freak!"
"That quite enough Johari." A firm voice spoke. Both johari and Cadira look to see who it was. King Ahadi of the pride lands. they both bow there heads. "Johari there is a starving cub in front of you. We help those in need no mater how they look like."
"With all due respect sir. my milk is for my cubs and there almost done." Johari spoke with respectful tone. "It's not for outside cubs sir."
Ahadi did his best not to growl. "Johari." He said a low tone his claws out for a moment. it then went back in one he saw the fear in her eyes. he felt bad and hated Mjeuri for it. But he kept his tone. "You will nurse the cub johari. good night." before Ahadi could leave he turn to Cadira. "What is the name of our new pride member?"
"Hhmm... i like the name Waka." Cadira poke with a smile.
"Waka it is then." Ahadi said and walk out. "Good night."
Time went by quickly after that. Johari nurse me which made her up set. thanks to my suckling more milk was produce. once i no longer needed her milk she was quick to hand me over to her mother. i grew quite big for a female and was bigger then Kat, Ye and Ada.that was not the only thing that made me stand out i was very fluffy and had a a little black mane and Still i was the youngist. i was quite a lonely cub.
we were the only four cubs in the pridelands. each sister had there own way of interacting with me. Ada did not interact with me at all. she would be around me when she had to but beyound that she just didn't. to be honest it hurted a lot. i did not know why she did not want to be my friend. i just did not know what was wrong with me.
Kat was somewhat the same. but she at least know my presence. she would have short conversations with me but other then that she would be by her self. it hurted but it made it some what better.
Ye was very different from both of her sisters. ye would play with me every now and then. we weren't best friends but i guess i made her curious about what i was. but because she was always around Ada we could not become close. no we were not friends just associates.
i had Cadira who treated me normal so i like her a lot. we would talk for hours and play with one another. I wanted to be stronger so i ask her to teach me how to hunt. she teach me how to hunt small animals such as mice, rabbits and hares. i was good at what i do but i still had the mind of a cub.
Kirum was also nice he would give me small fighting lesson's and i woud do sneek attacks on him all day. when he was guarding the king i was alone again. there was also the kings son Mufasa was kind to everyone even me. He teach me many lesson's on how to be treated and how to treat others. Still i found my self alone.
the only one left was. him. Taka. he was diffrent. i did not hate him still i found my self watching my back around him. Now that is everyone in the pride and then some. I bet your ready to get down to work. well here we go. But it is a dark one. nothing nice at all.
I was watching the three of them. my ears went back as i lay down on a rock. i dare not approuch them. If i did they would just move away. Johari was there to but she seem to be thinking. “ARRRGGHH!!! GET OFF!” Kat scream trying to get Ye off her. I was not so far off from them so i could hear everything.
“What’s the magic word?” Ye teased with a smile.
“I’m warning you!” Kat scream with her claws out.
“Nope! You Lose.” Ye said playfully.
“You’ll lose your head if you don’t get off right now!” Kat scream trying to get ye off her.
“Pfft… you didn’t even say ‘please’…” ye said.
“I shouldn’t HAVE to say ‘please’! just get Off!!!” Kat scream.
“Ada,sort your sisters out will you? I have more important things to do…” the very up tight lioness spoke.
“Yes Mommy.” Ada said.
Annoyed at Johari attitude I turn my attention to Ada , Kat and Ye. Jeeze what a bitch.
“OW! Kat, Let Go!” Ye scream at Kat.
“Not until you say sorry!” Kat growl.
“SAY IT!” Kat demands.
“NEVER!” Ye scream in denial. “MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!”
I can see Ada loosing patients. “KNOCK IT OFF!!!”
“Ye started it!” Kat scream.
Ye acting like she’s in shock try’s to deny it. “*gasp* I did NOT!”
Ada not caring try’s to squash it. “Who care? I’m finishing it!”
“Why? Who put you in charge, anyway?” Kat demands not backing down.
“Mother did actually, so and behave. She’s busy.” Ada said.
“She’s always busy…” she said.
“Yeah… and I know why…” Kat declare.
“Yeah? Why then?” Ye asks wanting to know. “Well come with me and I can show you…” Kat said.
“*gasp* you want to spy on MOTHER?” Ada screams.
“Um…yes.” Kat said.
“Are you mad?! She’ll flip!” Ada said.
“Who cares what she’s busy with anyway? It’ll be boring adult stuff! Hunting or something! We can’t go get in her way! And SPYING on her, KAT? No! You’ll get into trouble!” Ada scream at her.
“So? What’s she gonna do? Get you to yell at me again? HA!” Kat said with an evil smile. “You can stay here all alone like a good girl if you’re too scared, Ada…But us two are going to find out if what I’ve been thinking is true. Come on, Ye- let’s go.”
“You too Waka. ” Kat said and i lift up my head in surprise. "Oh man.. you knew i was here!"
"Everyone knew you were here. your were hiding behind very short grass." Kat spoke as Ada and Ye roll there eyes. "Now sense you wanna spy on us you can come along with me to."
It was the first time anyone had invited me to anywhere. so i walk over to kat ready to go. "Um ok. and for the record i knew you could see me." I buff.
"Yeah sure you did." Kat spoke with a roll of her eyes.
“Nah…Ada’s right… it’s best to stay put.” Ye said looking away.
“Pfft…whatever, then. But Ada’s not the boss of me!” Kat said. “Catch you later, I Guess.”
“Well you know what they say, don’t you?” Ada said. “’curiosity killed the cat’…” this made Kat moe then mad. she storm off and i follow behind her. Even if i was bigger then Kat she was older then me. so following behind her made me feel happy.
I did not know what i would find with kat but nothing could prepare me for it. It was like a lone mouse in a hunt. I had to give Kat props. she was a way better tracker then me. it made me jelous. I mean i was a good hunter but she was alble to track down a grown up.
But then out of no where i saw him. his blue eyes were like cold and icy. the dark patches on his eyes only add to it. he had a dark demenar about him. a cold chill went up my spine. he was one scary lion.
“So that’s WHY I didn’t come last night, Mjeuri –the king stopped me. I wanted to come! I was on my way, but I didn’t have a choice! I would have been caught otherwise…” johari explain herself. Mjeuri was just not impress.
“Well, you’re here now… that’s what matters. Have you thought about what I said.” the lion said. Not once smiling being happy to see johari. it was more like it was a busness.
“Of course I have! It’s all I ever think about! But I don’t think it’s possible, Mjeuri! You know how strict my parents are… they’ll never let me leave the pride, and even if I did, they’d only follow me. And it’d make your life harder… is it really worth it?” johari tried to reason with Mjeuri obviously not wanting to leave the pride. I look to Kat who was just confuse about the whole thing.
“So, you’re just going to let them control your life forever, are you? What about what WE want, johari? If you don’t stand up to your parents we’ll never be together!” Mjeuri said trying to convince johari and of course she was weakening.
“Think about it! You’ve got too many eyes on you while you’re here, johari. Last night proves that – if Ahadi really did stop you like you said. We could have a life of our own, you and me. Our own pride…nobody to order you around or keep us apart! And then of course there are our children! Do you know how much it pains me that I’m not allowed to meet them, all because your stupid parents? They’ll ruin our lives johari. So I wish you’d just come away with me so we can be together…..” he said with a sad expression. He was so good I believe him. I honestly felt bad for him. Maybe he need another chance. But still i had that cold chill on my spine.
“All I want is to be with you! but that’s only possible if we run away, you know? I’m not sure if I can leave my family like that and never see them again. They’re a pain, but I do love them.” johari said. That might have been the most non bitchy thing I heard her ever say. Maybe i did not need to hate her maybe i could attualy like her.
Mjeuri then look upset. “Well you better decide who you love more- them, or me- because you can’t have both!” he said. this made me a bit upset. she would not turn her back on her family would she. “Unless, of course….Taka’s the reason you don’t want to leave…”
“NO!!! I’ve told you before not to be jealous of that little rat! I can’t stand him and I love YOU! And if running away with you is what it takes to prove it, then I’ll do it! I promise!” She promises. This was not good all i had for company was kat and her sisters. if they left i would be all alone. She would not leave for this jerk would she?
“Good. Then you’d better tell me more about our children.” Kat face went into shock when she heard that. my ears went back as i got as low as i could in the grass.
“There’s not much to say than what you already know. Ada the smart one. She’s a good kid. Ye is loud and hyper, and Kat… well, Kat is the runt.” The nightmare that is our life said. Kat had an angry expression on her face.
“I AM NOT A RUNT!” Kat scream running out. i stay in the tall grass. Mjeuri was terrifying. I wanted to be brave but i just could not be. Both Johari and Mjeuri both had an angry look on their faces.
"I dont wanna die! I dont wanna die! I dont wanna die! I dont wanna die! I dont wanna die! I dont wanna die! I dont wanna die! I dont wanna die!" I think in my head in fear. "NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo!"
“So this is Waka." Mjeuri spoke with curiosity as he walk over to me in the tall grass. "I never seen such a huge cub. You say she younger then my own?"
"She just a freak Mjeuri." Johari spoke looking at me. I just look down sadly. "I just glare at her. “And your daughter friends with her! Which reminds me. Pfft. Meet your daughter, Mjeuri.”
Mjeuri walk away from me and I walk next to kat.“This is Kat? Sneaky little thing isn’t she? And she has a big voice for one so small…” Mjeuri said.
“Yes she’s a pain in the ass. Her attitude stinks and she’s always in a bad mood.” Johari said.
“Just like her mother, then.” Mjeuri said binding down to get a better look at Kat. . “Looks like me, doesn’t she? And what about the other two? Who do they look like?”
“You’ll see for yourself soon enough. What are you doing here anyway, Kat?! You KNOW I don’t like you following me when I’m busy!” johari screams and she turn to me. "And you little freak! You know i dont like you around my cubs or me so stop following us around."
I wanted to say something mean to her but i just could not. I just didnt have the courage. Her words were like a knife. it cut me deep but what i would do is glare at her. “Relax, Johari. There are other ways to deal with cubs other than yelling at them.She can’t be THAT much trouble. After all, she’s so……TINY…” Mjeuri said angrily. I dont know what snap inside of me i just growl. my ears went up and my claws were out.
"Leave her alone!" I snarl and ran forward. I bite his paws and he did his best to ignore the pain. "Get your dam paws off her!"
“And the other one I gotta say is a pain in the ASS!” Mjeuri spoke in annoyance. he then paw slap me and i land on my belly. he step on my back and keep me down. "Dam for a freak you sure are a fighter!"
“Uh…Mjeuri…” Johari said shock.
“Don’t worry, I’m not hurting her. Am I Kat?” he asks Kat. I look at Kat I could tell she was scared this just made me madder. I just kept clawing harder and kept trying to bit him.
“N-no, but-“She said scared.
But Mjeuri just cut her off.” Disobeying your mother is not on, Kat. You certainly won’t get away with bad behavior now I’m a part of your life. Do you understand?” he asks angrily. He then turn to me and i just kept biting. "Would you stop you little monster!"
“I'm going to tare you apart!” I scream angrily still clawing and trying to bite Mjeuri paw.
"JOHARI!!!" I heard a scream.
"Crap…" I saw Johari face went. She knew she was screwed. But she quickly recovers. "Oh no…what are YOU doing here?"
"I could ask you the same thing! And why is HE here?!" Sarafina yells at her. "Get your paws off Kat,Mjeuri!" I never saw sarafina so mad. she was baring her teeth. "And get your paws off waka!" Sarafina is someone i never cover is she. Well unlike other she do her best to take care of me but her pride duty also made me alone sometime.
"Relax, sarafina! I'm not doing any harm!" Mjeuri yell getting mad.
"I don't care! You shouldn't even BE here! WAIT until I tell Ahadi…" sarafina yells.
Mjeuri then remove his paw from me and kat and I gave his paw a bite. "*GROWL SNARL*" I went.
"OWE!" he swipe his paw at me and I dodge it.
"Leave Waka alone!" Sarafina growled. "I'm going to get the king."
"There's no need for that, sarafina! I was just leaving anyway." Mjeuri said angrily.
"Good! And you better not come back!" Sarafina growls still angrily baring her teeth.
"Believe me… I won't." Mjeuri said angrily walking off. We all watch him walk off until he disappears.
"Good! And you better not come back!" Sarafina yells at him as she watch him walk away. I was still growling and snarling lock in a rage. my claws dig into the dirt.
"Happy now?" Johari ask angrily at sarafina.
"Honestly, Johari, when will you learn?!" sarafina yield at johari angrily.
"When will YOU mind your own business? You can't stand to see me happy, can you?" johari yells at sarafina.
I and sarafina both just roll our eyes. "Ugh, HERE we go…" sarafina said.
"It's true, sarafina! You're jealous that I've got someone and nobody loves you… that's what this has always been about!" johari said. None of then notice the rage that i was lock in.
"Jealous?! Listen to yourself! The only thing I'm jealous about are those three beautiful cubs you've been blessed with! And you sure as hell don't deserve them.." sarafina retorted.
"You take that back! Who do you think you are?!" johari scream angrily.
"I'm your SISTER, that's who! Only you're too stupid to see that I care about you!" sarafina yells.
"Yeah? Well you might hate Mjeuri so much, but just remember these cubs wouldn't be here at all if it weren't for him! And I LOVE my cubs! All of them johari yells angrily.
"LOVE them?! Well, you have a funny way of-"sarafina yells then she stop and look at Kat. Kat was laying there looking at her. Sarafina then had a sad expression. "Now isn't the time, Johari we'll talk later-take your daughter home." He then walk over to me and lick my head. "Calm down Wayna. calm down."
"Why don't YOU take her home if you think I'm such a terrible Mother!" she screams at sarafina. "Or better still- take her off my paws completely!" she then ran off leaving me, Kat and sarafina.
"Johari!" sarafina scream at her. "You are so IMPOSSIBLE!" Sarafina licks me and pick me up. "Oh Wayna I never seen you like this."
"He hurt us! he hurt us!" I scream with a growl my claws going in diffrent directions. "Snarl!"
Latter on sarafina took me home. she spent the whole afternoon to turn me out of my rage lock. she then talk to me. "Waka don't breathe a word to mom and dad." She said.
“Why?! You should tell on her! Your sister is an idiot! If anything happen to them it will be her fault and her fault alone.” I said. Sarafina explain to me that I may have a point but still it would be better for everyone if she handle it. Just then Cadira walk to us. "Ok sarafina. You better handle it! Because if you dont were also to blame."
The next day I spy on Johari. She receives a message from Mjeuri to leave to night. after that kat seek me out. No one has ever done that before. seek me out. "Why?" She ask simply.
I knew what she meant by that. Why? "Because you ye and Ada are all i have." I spoke with my ears back. tears were staring to fall. "I know you think i'm a freak. that my mane make me strange or maybe it's my size. but you and ye acknowledge me. I know it's may not be something to you but it's nice not to be alone. It's nice to be accepted. there relief in it. But if you dont want me around you it's ok." I then stood up and began to walk away.
"Wait!" Kat spoke she look down sadly. I turn around to look at her. "I'm sorry. I was never good to you. I treated you like a freak. But your not a freak. Your just alone. That change now Waka would you like to be my friend... You don't have to alone anymore."
I smile and turn around and nuzzle her. "Good." I spoke
That night I followed johari. She had Kat in her mouth and Ada and ye behind her. Kat was a sleep. Then we all saw Mjeuri. They then began to run from the distance. Iran as fast as I could to keep up. As I ran to keep up I couldn't help but think about everyone at pride rock. We were all never deeply close but they care for me and love me. they made sure i lived. Tears were in my eyes I would keep Ada, Kat and ye safe!
"No looking back now! Keep on running!" I heard Mjeuri voice.
"Mommy slow down! We can't keep up!" Ada Yelled.
Kat then awoken from the noise."WAAAAAAH! YOU LIED! YOU BROKE YOUR PROMISE! PUT ME DOWN! I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE AUNTY! I WANT MY AUNTY! WAAAH!" she cried struggling to be free from her mother. I kept running I wouldn't let Kat be alone! I wouldn't let Ada be alone! I wouldn't let ye be alone! I wouldn't let anyone be alone!