"Where were you all the time?!", Zira snarled. "I have looked for you everywhere! I thought you were badly injured or something like this, but therefor I find you here together with the hyenas! Are you kidding?! Why you didn`t come back. I thought we were a pride. Is it usual for pridelanders to run away immediately and leave the pride alone. Didn`t I share my food with you. I thought we could trust you..."
Taka just sat there and listened to Zira`s telling off. It seemed to be endless, but after a time she calmed down. Her angry face turned into a worried one: "Does your scar hurt?", she asked softly.
"No", Taka answered. "Not any more. Sometimes it itches but that`s all."
"I am glad to hear and now come on. You don`t need to live like that poor dogs. The pride is waiting for you."
"No, I won`t go back."
Zira was obviously shocked and stared at him, suddendly her face turned angry again and she began to shout at him:
"Are you insane?! What do you want with that dogs! You are a lion! How can you be so stupid. A lion needs a pride!"
"Yes, I know. That`s why I will go back to the Pridelands!"
"What?! I thought they treated you bad? Wasn`t that the reason you left because you felt like a lower person there and suddenly now you want to go back to them. Didn`t we treat you right. Wasn`t I always helpful. What do you expect from others?!" Zira eyes glared.
"Calm down, zira." Taka orbited the lioness without loosing the contact to her eyes. "I expect only one thing and only from you..."
"So?" She said peeved and raised her nose into the air. "And what does the young master expect from a lioness like me, hu?"
"Just to wait", he answered.
"You should wait here with your pride"
"Wait for what?"
"Wait until I am king!"