Name: Kato ("tortoise" in swahili)
Species: African lion
Story: Kato was born with one older brother and one younger sister to Kovu and Kiara when they took over the Pride lands as new king and queen.Since he was the middle child, his destiny was never to become king, but his oldest brother, however the circle of life had different plans for the young lion. Ever since they were cubs, his brother Mosi was a very reckless and out of control cub who loved getting himself, and very often also Kato in trouble, he had a bigger interest in mischief than listening to their father's teachings on how be king. As they got older, Mosi's behavior got worse, and soon their parents came to realize that he couldn't possibly make a decent king. So, one day Kato was called over by Kovu, who told him they had made the decision of naming him the next heir to the throne instead of Mosi. Kato was surprised and completey overwhelmed, he couldn't have even dreamed of ever becoming king and was very nervous about the future title. Mosi, who happened to over hear everything, ran over to them absolutely furious and accused his father and brother of robbing him his rightful title. This sparked an argument between the 3 lions, and eventually Mosi roared "you'll regret this!" and stormed off. Kato ran after his brother, and after he caught him he tried to convince him that they weren't trying to deceive him, but their parents had no choice. Mosi refused to listen to any reason, and all of a sudden he seemed like a completely different lion. The two brothers ended up in a bad argument which escalated so badly, that Mosi took a swing at Kato, and the golden pelt lion fell to the ground bumping his head into a rock and three bleeding lashes on his cheek. The last thing he saw was Mosi walking away, then everything went black. When he opened his eyes, he saw his mother and sister by his side calling his name and asking what happened. They returned to Pride rock, and after Kato told everything that had happened, everyone grew extremely worried over Mosi and his mental state. Kato wanted to go look for his brother, but his parents told him not to, as it was unsure what Mosi might do if the two met so briefly after the incident. The newly named young prince hoped Mosi would return, and together with Asali tried to think of ways to help their estranged brother.
Relation to TLK: Kovu and Kiara's son, grandson of Simba and Nala.
|February 25, 2019|
|February 25, 2019|