Chapter 22 A Dangerous Escape
The Zeppelin was making its way due east, back towards the Pride Lands. With Slayn on duty at the helm and Simba on night watch, the rest of the group had turned in for the night. They were expected to reach the Pride Lands by tomorrow morning, where the upcoming battle to save the Pride from tyranny awaited them.
Simba sat alone in the chartroom right above the wheel-house, looking out at the dark, desert horizon far below. Somewhere in the distance was his home, his family's land, his soon-to-be kingdom. He couldn't believe he was finally going back. After almost a whole cycle of seasons in exile with Harry and Nala, he was going home, to fight for his kingdom – and to avenge his father. He still found it hard to believe that his own uncle would betray him like this.
Although determined to take back what was rightfully his and follow in his father's pawprints like a dutiful son, part of him wasn't so sure about the great responsibility that now res