Sexual Orientation: Homosexual/Homoromantic
Love Interest: Kusai
Relation to TLK: Raised by Simba and the lioness of the pride
Personality: Often feeling unwanted and neglected due to the position of her pride, Heshima typically found herself lashing out and causing trouble as a cub. A lot of cubs and their mothers thought she was careless, but in reality she was just lonely.
Hoever, after having grown older and forced out of the pride, she began to mellow out, learning when and where to pick her fights. She grew hostile, but once she finally opened up to someone, anyone, she'd grow clingy and needful, desperate for their undivided attention and love. It's managed to drive away many loved ones from her life
Having had relations with a rogue unrelated to the pride, Heshima's mother was shunned out by the lioness of pride rock. Whispers and rumours spread throughout the pride, grudges forming, predjiduces boiling, growing to the point that she felt she could no longer take it, and had to leave. Knowing that her life as a lone lioness in search of a new pride would be difficult for both her and her daughter, she had no choice but to leave the cub in their care and leave, hoping that Simba would help to keep her out of harms way.
As she had hoped, Simba was alerted to this cub right away. He did not approve of the way her mother had acted either himself, but knew that this cub was not to blame for the way her mother acted and so had no choice but to raise the cub. The lioness of the pride helped care for her too, by Simba's request, in an attempt to reduce the stigma surrounding the cub and her mother: Sadly, it didn't help.
Heshima was harshly ignored by those that cared for her: sure, they did all that was neccesairy to care for a cub, but she was given second priority, and rarely ever given the same parenting or play that the other cubs got: Particularly after the birth of Kiara, who then became the priority of Simba instead of her. This neglect had a lasting impact on young, impressionable Heshima, who quickly learned that the only way to get attention would be to cause trouble.
Hesh's truancy bled into her adult life, and so did the pride's resentment. One day, her acting out went too far, and the pride made the collective decision that they have done their job, and that they will not stand for her ways any longer. Like her mother, Hesh was forced to leave the pride, and lived as a rogue. Though she was able to stay at various different prides for small amounts of time, she always ended up forced out or leaving on her own accord.
Her experiences as a lone lioness helped Hesh to mature, making it easier for her to make her way within a new pride, and finally begin to settle down for good.