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Simba came running down the hill across the lionesses that were sleeping in the hot African sun.  When he came down the hill he met up with his best friend, Nala, who was getting a bath from her mother.  The FT Squad was enjoying themselves in the sun.

"Hey Nala," said Simba.

"Hi Simba," replied Nala.

"Come on.  I've just heard about this great place," said Simba.

"Simba, I'm kind of in the middle of a bath," replied Nala with annoyance.

"And it's time for your's," said Sarabi.

Simba tried to get away but he was too late.  Sarabi picked him up and started licking his fur.  "MOM!" said Simba with frustration, "Mom, you're messing up my mane."

"You think that's messed up, look at my glasses," said Kyle.

"What happened to them," asked Nala.

"For some unknown reason, the lionesses gave me the same bath that you guys are going through," said Kyle, "it was embarrassing, especially with these guys watching."

"Oh come on," replied Rudy, "that was hilarious.  I could not stop laughing at your licking situation."

"Knock it off Rudy," said Kimmy, "the lionesses just respect Kyle more than they respect us."

"At least it's better than no bath at all," said Kaytlin.

"Well I took one just yesterday," replied Kyle, still embarrassed.

Eventually, Simba got off of Sarabi and said, "Ok, ok, I'm clean can we go now?"

"So where are we going," asked Nala, "it better not be any place dumb."

"No," replied Simba, "it's really cool."

But Sarabi was suspicious.  "So where is this really cool place," she asked.

Simba, not wanting to reveal the elephant graveyard, then turned to Sarabi and said, "by the water hole."

"THE WATER HOLE," Nala reacted, "what's so great about the water hole?"

"We'll show you when we get there," whispered Simba.

"Hmm," said Dennis, "Simba seems excited about something."

"Mom can I go with Simba," asked Nala to her mother, Sarafina.

"What do you think Sarabi," said Sarafina.

Sarabi was still suspicious, but after seeing Simba and Nala beg, she replied, "It's alright with me."

Simba and Nala then jumped around with excitement, but Sarabi had one more thing to say, "…as long as Zazu goes with you."

Simba and Nala stopped in their tracks and whined.  They didn't want Zazu going with them.  "Not Zazu," complained Simba.

"Is it alright if we go with Simba and Nala Queen Sarabi," asked Kyle, "Zazu might need backup."

"Why of course Kyle," answered Sarabi, "we can certainly trust you."

"This could be trouble," whispered Simba.

A few minutes later, Simba and Nala walked down the path with Zazu flying above them and the FT Squad walking in front of them.  "Step lively," instructed Zazu, "the sooner we get to the water hole, the sooner we can leave."

With Zazu and the squad both with their backs turned, Nala turned to her best friend, "so where are we really going," she asked.

"An elephant graveyard," whispered Simba.

"WOW!" exclaimed Nala.

"SSHH," replied Simba, "Zazu."

Nala then remembered that they had to get past the hornbill as well as Kyle.  "Right, so how are gonna ditch the dodo," she asked.

As the two lion cubs whispered their plan, Zazu came flying down, watching the two lion cubs walk together.  "Oh just look at you two," said Zazu as he landed on the ground, "little seeds of romance, blossoming in the savanna.  You're parents will be thrilled what with your being betrothed and all."

"Be what," asked Simba confused.

"Betrothed," answered Zazu, "intended, affianced."

Simba and Nala still didn't get it.  Even the FT Squad was confused at what Zazu was saying.  "Meaning," said Nala who was expecting an answer.

"One day you two are going to be married," said Zazu to Simba and Nala, who reacted with disgust.

"Married," said Rudy with surprise.

"Aren't they a little young to know about this marriage stuff," asked Cassidy.

"Yes, yes they are," answered Kimmy.

"Personally, I'm not into this love stuff," said Dennis.

"Well I am," replied Kaytlin, "I've know someone else who is."

Kyle knew that Kaytlin was referring to him.  He started blushing.  

"I see you two have something going on," said Zazu.

"Ok, can we please stop talking about this," begged Kyle.

"Kyle's right.  I can't marry her.  She's my friend," said Simba.

"Yeah," said Nala, "It'll be so weird."

"Well sorry to bust you're bubble, but you two turtledoves have no choice," replied Zazu, "It's a tradition going back generations."

"Well when I'm king," said Simba, "that'll be the first thing to go."

"Not so long as I'm around," replied Zazu.

"Well in that case, you're fired," said Simba.

But Zazu wasn't going down easy.  "Nice try," he said, "but only the king can do that."

"Well he's a future king," said Dennis.

"Yeah," answered Simba, "so YOU have to do what I tell you."

Zazu quickly became annoyed and said, "Not yet I don't, and with an attitude like that, I'm afraid you're shaping to be a pathetic king indeed."

"Not the way I see it," replied Simba.

Simba then leaped forward and everything around him transformed into a child like view of Africa as he engaged in song.

Simba: I'm gonna be a might king, so enemies beware.

Zazu: Well I've never seen a king of beasts with quite so little hair.

Simba: I'm gonna be the main event like no king was before.  I'm brushin' up on looking down.  I'm working on my ROAR!

Zazu then landed in a mud puddle.

Zazu: Thus far a rather uninspiring thing.

As Zazu got out of the puddle, he then washed his face mistakenly using an elephant's ear.  The elephant whacked the hornbill away with his trunk, sending the bird skipping down a pond like a skipping rock.


Zazu: You've rather a long way to go young master if you think.

Simba: No one said "do this."

Zazu: Now when I said that…

Nala: No one said "be there."

Zazu: What I meant was…

Simba: No one saying "stop that."

Zazu: What you don't realize…

Simba and Nala: No one saying "see here."


Before Zazu could explain, two ostriches ran past him, splashing him in the process.  Simba and Nala were on their backs as they ran off.

Simba: Free to run around all day.

Zazu: Well that's definetaly out.

Simba: Free to do it all my way.

Zazu flew as fast as he could, trying to catch up with the two energetic cubs.  After flying past a line of swaying trees, he flew in front of the ostriches and sang.

Zazu: I think it's time that you and I arranged a heart-to-heart.

Zazu, not looking where he was going, smashed into a rhino's butt.

Simba: Kings don't need advice from little hornbills for a start.

Zazu: If this is where the monarchy is heading COUNT ME OUT!  Out of service out of
Africa, I wouldn't hang about.  This child is getting wildly out of wing.


Simba and Nala then hopped around the stomping feet of a herd of elephants and other animals who were stomping to the beat of the music.  Zazu flew above them and then carefully flew beneath the huge animal's feet.

Simba: Everybody look left.

The herd of animals then came running to the left as Simba told.  In doing so, they trampled over the poor, helpless hornbill.

Simba: Everybody look right.

The herd went the other direction and trampled over Zazu again.

Simba: Everywhere you look I'm…STANDING SPOTLIGHT!

Zazu: NOT YET!

Animals: Let every creature go for broke and sing.  Let's hear it in the herd and on the wing.  It's gonna be king Simba's finest fling.

The animals then came together, forming an animal tower as they prepared to finish off the song.


The animal tower started to collapse.


Zazu found himself underneath the rhino that was holding up the animals and before he could do anything, the rhino sat down as the world went back to normal.  The animal's ran off as Zazu tried to get himself unstuck.  "I beg your pardon madam but GET OFF," muffled Zazu, "Simba, Nala!"

The FT Squad, who had managed to avoid getting hurt watched and laughed at what Zazu had said.  "So much for watching over the future king," said Cassidy.

"Oh yeah," said Kyle, "you guys catch up to Simba and Nala.  I'll support Zazu."

However, Simba and Nala were already far away from them.  With no one watching them, they headed towards their destination; the elephant graveyard.
This is part 3 of the story, "The FT Squad's Adventures in The Lion King." This was hard to work on, because of the song "I Just Can't Wait to Be King."
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