Zola was peacefully asleep in her den, snuggled into her mate Abasi's mane and having a pleasant dream about cubs, when she felt a pain. She had never felt a pain like it before, but instincts told her what it was. She woke up instantly and looked around the den. She felt the pain again and whined, waking her mate up. He knew what was going on and let her hold his paw. Zola felt the pain again and remembered her father was here somewhere to help. “DADDY!!! The cubs!” Zola shouted, looking around the den to see if he was asleep or if he was out exploring. She had never given birth before, and only knew what was happening on the outside.
Kazim was sleeping soundly, purring as he dreamed about the cubs to come and finally worry free as Kida and Rohoheri were safe and back home. A soft whine entered his ears causing him to flick the sound away and continue sleeping but when a pained call of his name came Kazim was wide eyed and bolting up. "I'm here I'm here it's ok Zozo just b