Mufasa: You deliberately disobeyed me.

Young Simba: I know.

Mufasa: You could have been killed. And what's worse, you put Nala in danger. Do you understand what's at stake? You jeopardized the future of our pride.

Young Simba: [holding back tears] I just wanted to show you I could do it. That I could be brave like you.

Mufasa: I'm only brave when I have to be and leave no other choice.

Young Simba: But you're not scared of anything.

Mufasa: I was today.

Young Simba: [disbelieving] You were?

Mufasa: Yes...I thought I might lose you.

Young Simba: I guess even kings get scared, huh?

Mufasa: More than you could ever know.

Young Simba: But guess what?

Mufasa: What?

Young Simba: I think those hyenas were even scareder.

Mufasa: 'cause nobody messes with your dad. Come here.

[They nuzzle their heads, and tussle playfully for a brief while]

Young Simba: Dad?

Mufasa: Huh?

Young Simba: We're pals, right?

Mufasa: [gentle laugh] Right.

Young Simba: And we'll always be together, right?

Mufasa: Simba, let me tell you something my father told me...Look at the stars. The great kings of the past look down on us from those stars.

Young Simba: [awed] Really?

Mufasa: Yes...So whenever you feel alone, just remember that those kings will always be up there to guide you...and so will I.

Young Simba: But I can't see them, Dad.

Mufasa: Keep looking, son. Keep looking.”

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