“Once upon a time, there was a lion, (also known as the king for the citizens, the husband for the wife, and Dad for the cubs). There was a lioness, (also known as queen for the citizens and Mom for the cubs and wife for the king) and two lion cubs.”
Once upon a time, there was a lion, (also known as the king for the citizens, the husband for the wife, and Dad for the cubs). There was a lioness, (also known as queen for the citizens and Mom for the cubs and wife for the king) and two lion cubs. One was named Alex, and one was named Sally. They were both twins, and their age was seven.
It was story time with the cubs and with their dad.
“Today, I am going to tell you a story that actually happened with me,” said the lion with his deep voice. Before he told the story, a pet dog named Sugar came and sat on the king’s lap. The lion started, “Once, when I was a little kid like you, I didn’t listen to my parents. Then I was very stubborn. I didn’t listen to anybody. I thought I already knew what I was doing. But one day, my mom and dad told me not to go to the dark forest. There are some scary creatures there, and they love eating children. But I thought too arrogant of myself and said to myself, ‘Why can’t I go there? Don’t Mom and Dad think I’m bold enough? Am I not going to be the future king?’ So I went inside, and there was a large cave, and in there it was pitch dark. So I went inside, and I saw a big tiger there looking at me and circling me. I was scared, then suddenly I realized why my mom and dad told me not to go there. They said it because it was to protect me. I felt really sad. Then somebody came and took a vine and was swinging towards me. He grabbed on to me and roared to the tiger. The cave shook, and the tiger went away scared.”
“Dinner time, kids!” called the mom.
“Not now, Mom, we want to hear more of Dad’s story!” they both whined.
“You better come now, otherwise no dessert,” called Mom.
Sugar the dog came right away and was sticking out his tongue ready for food.
“Go Alex, go Sally. I will tell you more about the story next time. I bet you don’t want to miss dinner. We got a surprise!!!” their dad said.
They ran down quickly to see Mom.
When they got to the large, colorful diamond room, then they both said, “What’s the surprise, Mom?”
“I won’t tell until you eat your food,” said Mom.
The next month, it was summer. There was no food, no puddles of water, and it was very, very hot. The savannah’s sand was very hot. Whenever somebody put their paw (foot) in the sand, it would burn. And in the morning, you could hear the birds chirping, and you could see everybody trying to get some shade. After the humid day and without a catch of food, a cheetah came up to the king. Sugar barked at the cheetah. The cheetah told the mutt to pipe down.
The cheetah said, “You and your family look really hungry, sooooo I’ll give you a life supply of meat.”
The lion thought he was seeing stuff, so he rubbed his eyes, but he still saw the cheetah. He roared, and fire came out of his mouth and said, “Where did you get this ‘life supply of meat’?”
The cheetah was scared and said, “I am only here for a reason, I’m here to make a trade. I got the meat from New England.”
The king was confused. He asked, “What trade do you want from me?”
“I want you to give up your home, and give me your house, and I’ll give you a life supply of meat,” the cheetah said.
The lion was discussing it with his family and said, “How do we know if this a hoax or not?”
All the lions were thinking, and Mom had an idea.
She said, “Let’s trick him, and see if he acts strange and runs away.”
Then the lion said, “How do I know if you’re not tricking me, why would I give up my home? Give me a good reason!!! And by the way, why do you want my home?”
“Ummm, because I need it for my family.”
“Where is your family anyway?” asked the lion. “And why don’t you get a home over there? If I don’t get an answer, soon things won’t be looking good for you.” The lion roared.
“I think I should be going now,” said the cheetah, smiling.
The cheetah ran as fast as he could, but the lion caught up to him and said, “Are you a criminal?”
“Why would I be a criminal? What makes you think of that?” the cheetah said, nervously.
“Yup, he is a criminal,” said the lion.
“How do you know, Dad?” asked Alex.
“Because he is running away,” said Dad.
“Oh,” said the lion.
“We’ll take him to the police station, and they will take it from there,” said the king.
So they took him to the police station, and the police station was run by animals who were all tigers which made them look tough. The king was a little scared.
He told the police, “Here is a criminal. He wants to steal our home.”
“Thank you very much, King. We were looking all over for him. He is an escaped criminal. Do you want a reward of money?”
“No thank you, police officer. I already have too much money.” He went back home to see their home not there.
The king was very mad. He was so mad that he breathed out fire and said, “WHO DID THIS!!!” He saw, with a glimpse of an eye, a towing truck with his house and told the driver to stop the truck. But the truck kept on going. The lion was so mad that he tried to breathe fire to burn the truck down, but the truck was going too fast. The driver stuck out his tongue and the king saw his face, and it was another cheetah!!! When the lion saw this, he ran 100 miles an hour and stopped the truck with his own bare paws. He said to the cheetah if he didn’t get out, he will eat him in one bite. So the cheetah came out and acted innocently. But when he came near the lion, he ran like the wind and tried to get away from the king. He knew that he can run fast but can’t run for long. He wasn’t looking in front of him, and he bumped into a pole. He was really dizzy. By then, the lion caught up to him and pulled him up his head and asked him, “Are you the brother of the cheetah, and what’s you and your brother’s name?”
The cheetah replied, “Yes, I am the brother of the cheetah in jail. My name is Razor, and my brother is called Fred.”
The lion said, “Why are you and your brother trying to steal my home?”
“Because both of our family doesn’t have a home. So we are stealing yours.”
“But why don’t you steal another house? And why does it have to be my house? And why don’t you have a home?”
But by the time he asked all those questions, the cheetah ran away and surrounded the lion with cacti, and he drove off with the truck. The king was so mad that he breathed fire, and all the cacti burned down. And he tried to chase the truck, but the cheetah put the metal to the pedal, so the king couldn’t catch up. But the king knew that if he kept on distracting him, he won’t be looking ahead, and there was a curve right ahead of him.
So when the lion waved to the cheetah, the cheetah was asking to himself, “Why is he waving to me?”
Then he saw in front of him that there was a big curve ahead of him. But it was too late. He dropped down, he clasped his hands together, and he was praying. When he finally touched the ground, he was very, very dizzy. Luckily, he didn’t get hurt. He only got a few bruises. There was the king out there waiting. He got tired, so he got him out himself, and the police were standing right near the truck. The Tiger police apprehended him.
The lion asked, “Why are you and your brother running away from me and stealing my home!”
The cheetah replied, “Because we want to steal homes, then sell them, and make a fortune!!!”
The lion said, “That’s just crazy!! All for this!!! Take him away, police officers.”
“NNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOO WWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTT!!! I WON’T EVER DO IT AGAIN!!!” the cheetah cried.
“I’ve heard him enough. Take him away,” said the king.
The king went back home and was murmuring back home, I hope there isn’t another brother!
So he went back home and saw his cubs running towards him and said, “Mother is lost! Mother is lost!! We can’t find mother!” They both yelled.
“Oh my gosh, why do bad things keep on happening to me? Where was she when you last saw her?” the lion said.
“We saw her last at the kitchen cooking lasagna… ”
“Mmm, that sounds yummy. But we have to stay on the topic on saving your mother. Have you seen the person who took your mother?”
“Yah, we think it’s the cheetah that we saw first.”
“WHAT!!! I thought he was in jail, or did he convince the police that he was innocent?”
“But that is impossible unless the police is on the cheetah’s side!! The police did seem really suspicious.”
“I think we should go to the police station and investigate. Maybe your mother is there.”
So they went to the police station and saw their mother behind the bars.
The king roared, “LET MY WIFE GO!!! ON WHOSE PERMISSION YOU ARE PUTTING YOUR QUEEN BEHIND BARS!!!
The police was jingling his keys and was laughing.
“Why wouldn’t we prison our so called ‘queen’? Our boss wants to rule this kingdom. He sounds like a way better king then you. You don’t take care of your citizens!! He said that if we put the ‘queen’ in jail, then he will treat us fairly.”
“Why are you doing this? He’s probably tricking you, so he can be king! Fine, I admit that I was a bad leader. Please forgive me, and I will treat everybody better. Also, you have to give me back my wife. Who is this ‘boss’ of yours?” said the lion.
“He, well I don’t really know. He just has a mask over his face,” said the police. “Wait, you are working for a boss who you don’t even know,” asked the lion.
“Well, yeah,” said the tiger.
“Come on, if we team together, we can live together equally,” said the lion.
“Okay, sounds like a plan to me,” said the tiger.
“So first, let my wife out of jail,” said the lion.
“Thanks for cooperating, police,” said Sally.
“Now we have to trick this boss of yours. But how?” said the king.
“I have an idea,” said the tiger.
So once the boss came, he said to the tiger, “l got a new plan to get rid of your king.”
“Okay, let’s hear it,” said the tiger.
“So let’s make a quick mmmooovvvve,” said the boss when he saw the lion appearing.
“Move, right, but what move?” said the lion, grinding.
“Oh no. What are you going to do with me?” said the boss.
“Well first, who are you?” said the lion.
“I am a snake,” said the boss snake.
“Okay, but why do you want to rule the kingdom,” said the police officer.
“Because I want to rule and become famous,” said the snake.
“Okay. So police officer, take him away,” said the lion.
“Well, I do deserve it,” said the snake.
After a long day, their dad played baseball with Sally and Alex and their mom, who was safely back home.