Blood Rain and Broken old homes 1
Hannibal look at Malkoi with a straight face. His talking attitude never changing. “Tell me Malkoi. Do you know who your father is?” Hannibal ask him from the stone bed where he lay. “I have a theory and would like to confirm it.”
Malkoi look at him with a stone cold face. “That is a private thing don’t you think.” Malkoi said carefully. “I’m not so forth coming to lions I know so little about.” Malkoi eyes then focus on Hannibal. “One might even call it rude.”
This stuck a nerve with Hannibal. Still he would never show it. But he was irate at this Malkoi on the inside. Someone call him rude. Hannibal? The one who eat the rude. Hannibal simple smile. “Forgive me. I was rude.” Hannibal said softly as he sit up. His answer already confirm who he had in mind. “My name is Hannibal. Also I got your name from an old pride members of yours.”
“I see.” Malkoi said and look down at Wayna. ‘So this is the lion you fear….and love…a twisted love….’ He thinks in his head. He then look back up at Hannibal. Hannibal then made his way to the herbs. He knew they were using these herb mixes to heal the lioness. He turn his back on the herbs and sat in front of the herb mixture. He sat with the herbs behind him. His size benefit block them from view. He use his tail to get a mushroom hiding in his mane and drop it into the mix. He always carry a mushroom in his mane just in case. “To be honest Hannibal I don’t want to talk about something more personal.”
“I understand. I will not force such a thing from you. I believe I intrude on your home enough as it is.” Hannibal said and began to walk over to Firehart. He was then stop by Noma standing in front of him protectively over Firehart. She dare not growl but made it clear that she was not backing down. “You misunderstand my dear. I only wish to see her.”
“I know, still you can see her fine from where you are.” Noma smile intensely. Her face didn’t show it but her fur was on end. “Besides I’m sure your pride members are waiting for you.”
Hannibal smile at her and walk past her. “You are right. Perhaps we will speak later.” Hannibal said heading out of the cave. “We will have to trade herbs later. Also let Wayna know I said hi when she awake.”
Once Hannibal was gone Noma let out a sigh of relief. She then turn to Malkoi. “I’m glad he’s gone.” Noma said and lick the top of Firehart head. “Yet he did nothing to us. This conversation between one another was pointless.”
Malkoi look at her and lick the top of Wayna head. “No not pointless. I think he got more then what he needed.” Malkoi said lay his head on Wayna. “Were about to feel a lot of pain. I only hope we can recover.”
Akrak made his way to the river. It was a long walk to find the pride and he needed a drink. To think his daughter was hiding here. A secret paradise. To be honest the land is beautiful. Yet the fact his daughter was hiding out in this soft land enraged him to no end. Yet he would not show it outwardly. Why get mad when you could reprimand and fix the problem. She was his child after all. All children could be corrected.
As he bind down to drink he heard a snap of a twig. This did not made him stop drinking however from taking his drink. Whatever it was would wait till he was done. Once he was done taking his drink he stood look up and saw that one big brown male with a blond mane growling at him. Next to him was a female cheetah that was very slender. She reminded him of a cub. Right next to her was a blond male with no mane. He look quite unwell in the head.
“Talk! I know your one of the lions attacking our lands! If you think you can get away with it your wrong! We will fight and die for our pride! Now you are our hostage and will do as we say.” Pumzi said getting very low. While she talk Akrak didn’t even look at her. He was looking around like he was looking for something. Akrak just ignore her and began to walk away like he didn’t even see them. This caught them off guard. Well not Koho he was too busy grooming the love of his life. “Hey! You can’t just walk away! You’re outnumber!”
“Bye, bye strange lion.” Koho said waving to him goodbye. “Please come back and play with us some more. I and my mate Ballka would like to have you at the cave.”
“Chirp, Click, Chirp, Chirp, Click Chirp, Chirp, Click, Chirp, Chirp, Chirp!” Kimya said thru clicks. This perk Akrak he cork a brow at the big lion. “Chirp, Click, Chirp, Chirp, Click Chirp, Chirp, Click, Chirp, Chirp, Chirp!”
“I know Kimya! So maybe we have to do something drastic to save our friends. Don’t worry about me! We got this!” Pumzi said and rush forward. She remember what Ariabod said at sparing. No strength, use speed. She fake a charge and when Akrak was about to swipe at her throat. Pumzi did a quick turn to get behind him and jump on his back. She then try to bite on into his spine. This bother Akrak but because this was a cheetah he did very little to get her off his back. “Kimya now! Go for his throat. Don’t kill him just take him down.”
Kimya ran forward claws digging into the earth. He cork a brow at the chirping lion. This was someone worth worrying about. He got into position and decide to take the hit directly. Kimya slam into Akrak biting into his shoulder and digging his claws into his back. “Koho go for his under belly! We must get him pin down now!”
Koho the giggle and ran over to them. “Hahahahaha! I love games. Even if this is an unfair cub game.” Koho said and bite into Akrak side. He also dig his claws into the male.
Akrak would not be defeated by them. He would get what he came for. Yet not before he punish his daughter and them for even attempting such a fight. So Akrak claw slap Kimya to the ground and kick Koho off of him. “Kimya! Koho!” Pumzi yell with worry at her friends.
“There seem to be an annoying cub on my back.” Akrak said with a deadly gaze looking back a fear struck Pumzi. “That can’t be right. The battle field is no place for cubs.” He reach with his big paws and grab her by her neck scruff. He then slam her down on the grass. He then place his giant claw paws hard on her head. Pining her in the dirt. “I’m fearful that I might have to punish someone else cub.”
Kimya was not having that. No not one bit. A giant growl left his throat. Kimya charge forth but was stop by Akrak. “Now why would you attack me?” Akrak said lifting Pumzi head up with his claws. He put a claw on her throat. Kimya stop in his tracks with wise eyes. “That won’t be very nice.”
Kimya growl at Akrak and flick his tail in disgust. “What…do… you… want?” Kimya ask shaking under Akrak. “Who… are…you?”
“I’m Akrak and what I want is none of your concern.” Akrak said pushing her face back down. “Now. What to do with the three of you as punishment.” As he look them over Koho threw Ballka and Akrak just paw slap her away. Akrak was not amuse. “No.”
“Oh no attack plan failed.” Koho said sadly and hid Ballka behind him. “I will hide you my love.” He then gave Ballka a passionate kiss.
Akrak had a look of disgust. “He is excuses from the punishment.” Akrak said and did his best to ignore Koho and his ‘mate’. He then turn his attention to Kimya. “You will walk with me back to my lions.”
He then carry Pumzi by the neck. She got her fear under control. “Kimya what are you doing? Attack! Don’t worry about me. I’m tougher then I look. Ok. I will be fine.” Pumzi said franticly digging her claws into Akrak. “Don’t let him or his threats scare you! Koho please let your mate rest! Please!”
“Ballka you and I will have to pick this up later.” Koho said and there was a pause and Koho smile. “You little savanna cat. You’re so lovely!”
“KOHO!” Pumzi yell.
“Coming! Hahaha!” Koho laugh.
“Chirp, Click, Chirp, Chirp, Click Chirp, Chirp, Click, Chirp, Chirp, Chirp.” Kimya chirp to her. Akrak cork a brow at the clicking. He notice Kimya and Koho getting into position. They both circle him. “Chirp, Click, Chirp, Chirp, Click Chirp, Chirp, Click, Chirp, Chirp, Chirp!”
Oh no Akrak was not having this. He was going to put a stop to it now. “I understand you think you will over power Me.” he then tighten his grip on Pumzi neck making her cry out “Then it won’t be without sacrifice. Submit now and she may live for a little while longer for my amusement.”
Kimya stop in his tracks. His ears went back. He was at a lost. He had no doubt in his mind that he and Koho could kill Akrak. Yet with Pumzi in Akrak jaws as if she was a cub. No. he would not chance it. He had to submit and play it smart if he wanted to save Pumzi. Kimya then lower his head in submission.
Akrak said nothing and walk past him. As if he didn’t see him anymore with Pumzi still in his mouth. “Good boy. Now follow me. I seem to know what I want to do now.” He then smirk cruelly. “And it is entertaining!” Koho watch the whole thing with a turn of his head. He then turn to his love Ballka. Akrak turn his head back at Koho and roll his eyes. “Come on, you to and bring your…love’
Koho giggle and push Ballka along. “Hehe! Come Ballka were going on an adventure love.” Koho then had a dangerous look in his eyes. “For better or worse.”
They walk till they made their way back to the others. Ariabod was in the back with his claws out growling at the golden males. Sura was in the front of them. He was ignoring all of the golden male’s insults. Yet none would attack him seeing the deadly look in his eyes. Cloud was on top of a still very fearful Sana unyielding. He was the smallest of the pride yet he had a strong body build. The golden males only laugh and mock his small size.
“Aw look the little cub is protecting his girlfriend.” One golden male laugh. “He actually thinks he has a chance with her. Hahaha!”
“I bet his own kind reject him because he was such a runt. Hahaha.” Another golden male laugh.
“Does it make you feel good to pretend to be a lion with a freak pride like this?” Tease another male slapping the ground in laughter. “What use could that little punk have?”
One of the golden males greeted Akrak. When Sana saw her father was back she only tense up and hug cloud closer. “I see that you found more of their pathetic pride.” The golden male spoke respectfully. No one disrespect Hannibal or Akrak. Much less you end up on one dinner table and the other personal play thing. “Should I take the female from you?”
“No.” Akrak said and turn to Kimya and Koho. “Both of you go with the others of your pride.” Kimya glare at the male and did as he was told. Koho happily push Ballka to his friends. He then turn his head back to the golden male.
When Ariabod saw Pumzi he growl. “What the hell are you doing?” Ariabod yell at Akrak. Some of the golden males got in front of him. “Put her down now!”
“What do you want with Pumzi? She not a lion nor a threat to you on her own.” Sura ask Akrak with a cold tone of voice. “To keep her would be cruelty for the sake of cruelty.”
“He. That would be amusing. Yet no. I have something else in mind.” Akrak said with a smirk. “I only came back this way for my daughter.” He walk over to his daughter. Sana only burry herself deeper into cloud embrace. “As for the rest of them just keep them here.” His cold eyes then look into Sana. “I need to have a talk with my daughter.”
“Gasp!” Sana went and lower her head.
Akrak then reach out to grab her by the scruff of her neck with his sharp claws. He was then stop when Cloud try to bite him. “Not another step!” Cloud gritted thru bare teeth. Akrak didn’t even look upset or annoyed. “I won’t let you hurt her!”
“Cubs should be seen.” Akrak said and paw slap him to the ground and grab his daughter by the scruff. “Not herd.”
“Aaahh.” Cloud said with a bloody face. “No…no…no…LEAVE HER ALONE!” Cloud charge forward with his claws out digging into the earth. Akrak didn’t make a move. Not to defend or stop cloud. Cloud only got a few steps before of the golden lions pounce on him. Slamming him to the ground digging his face to the earth. “Aaahhaa!”
“Now where do you think you’re going little cub.” The golden male spoke with an evil smile. “It seem like your girl gonna have fun with the king friends.”
Akrak then look into his daughter’s eyes. With Pumzi still in his mouth. “Follow me my dear. It’s time you pay for betraying your family. Let’s have that father daughter time I always wanted.” He then walk past her and she follow. He didn’t need to look back to see if she was following. He knew she was. She was such a good girl that way. When he gone she might act out. Yet in his presence she was a good cub.
Hannibal past them both heading back to their captive. Hannibal smirk at Akrak. “I always enjoy cubs being with their fathers again. It is the right things for a family.” Hannibal said and Akrak smirk at him. Hannibal look at them all and spotted Mwindaji and Annakiya. The whole misfit glare at him and Hannibal ignore them. Hannibal then stop in front of Mwindaji and Annakiya. The misfit pride had been ignoring them and just been trying to be ready for an attack by the gold lions. “Tell me what you would give to kill endless buffalo.”
“Hehehehehe!” Mwindaji went and Annakiya nuzzle under him.