As an adult, Nala became more mature and responsible.
The cubs left the Elephant Graveyard and walked through the Pride Lands in silence.
Feeling abandoned and raised by his father he forgot about her over time.
Nala encourages Kion to trust himself.
Unbeknownst to the trio, they had been spied on by , who resolved to keep an eye on the doings of the Pride Landers.
When Simba and Nala returned home, Kiara asked how the tribute had gone, and Nala answered that everything had turned out fine.
Nala commented that it was beautiful, then asked why he had not returned home if he had been alive this whole time.
His mane was muddy and ratty, He looked dangerously underfed, He had cuts and scratches and burns all over his body.