Kiara returned to the others after failing to save Zira. She found her parents, Kovu, and Timon and Pumbaa waiting for her. Kovu approached her first and was about to say something, but Kiara beat him to it.
"Kovu, before you say anything, I'm sorry I couldn't save her," she began.
"It's all right; there wasn't much you could have done," Kovu said forgivingly. "Do you forgive me for the misunderstanding with your father and myself?"
"No need to apologize; I knew you were right and that you renounced the pride of Scar," Kiara told him.
They nuzzled each other. Simba and Nala could not have been prouder of their daughter. Timon and Pumbaa watched with tears of joy in their eyes.
"This is so sweet!" Timon said.
"I'm such a sentimental fool," added Pumbaa.
Kiara stopped nuzzling Kovu to look at the meerkat and the warthog behind them.
"All right, you too!" she called to them.
Eagerly, Timon and Pumbaa joined Kovu and Kiara. All four of them nuzzled each other and felt each other's love.