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Always - Kopa + Kovu by Lord-StarryFace Always - Kopa + Kovu by Lord-StarryFace
More Kopa fanart :dummy:
I must draw more :la:

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Anyways my theory is that Kopa and Kovu meet when they’re cubs (let’s face it, the Pridelands and the outlands are practically next door neighbours; they were bound to meet sometime) ;) And they stay friends though their childhood - meeting in secrecy muct to Simba’s discouragement. The relationship between Simba and Kopa becomes more and more strained as the Prince matures to the point where Kopa is spending more time with the Outlanders than the Pridelanders (Zira is more than happy to harbour a member of the royal family who is open-minded towards Scar and his rule and gladly accepts him as Kovu’s friend (this is just my opinion of course)). Simba scolds his son whenever he actually sees him for associating with them and soon enough Kopa leaves to join the Outsiders. When the betrayal of his Son become too much for Simba to bear he confronts Kopa and tells him that he refuses to fight against his own blood. This leads to Kopa leaving the Pridelands and Outlands all-together to become a rogue much to Kovu’s horror but Kopa promises that they will meet again (Zira wouldn’t let Kovu leave with him as he still has a lot more Simba-Killing-Training to master). Eventually Kopa returns to the Pridelands after hearing that the feud between Pridelanders and Outlanders has been resolved and receives an apology from his Father which is readily forgiven and reciprocated. And thus Kopa and Kovu are reunited and they all lived happily ever after!! :D

Here’s a short story to go with the picture (set when Kopa and Kovu are meeting secretly with Simba’s reprimands in between)

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Kopa flopped down in the shade of a nearby rock. The evening was chilly but something about being hidden under the overhang comforted him. Kovu followed, a concerned expression pulling at his face as he did so. He laid beside his friend in an attempt to both convey reassurance and also stave off the on-coming cold of night.
“What happened?” the darker lion asked quietly.
“He lectured me for disobeying him again. He’s so disappointed but I just can’t understand where he’s coming from... He said some pretty awful things about you... and your pride; I’m sick of this,” The Prince sighed, turning his face away.
Kovu frowned slightly but his brow soon creased with worry as opposed to anger as he took in his companion’s worn-down and dejected appearance.
“As much as it pains me to say so, Kopa, I would expect no less than insults from your Father. He is not a bad lion but he seems rather fond of holding his grudges despite knowing that he is upsetting his Son,” Kovu remarked softly.
Kopa nodded faintly before murmuring, “he keeps saying that he's just trying to protect me.”
Kovu snorted lightly, “I dunno, Kopa, he seems pretty hell bent on making you miserable.”
Kopa exhaled heavily and turned his weary face towards his friend who was illuminated on one side by moonlight, causing his emerald eyes to glitter. ‘Adia’s eyes,’ Kopa thought, ‘not Scar’s.’ He glowered somewhat, “How is it that my Father hates you so much when Scar is not even your Father?”
Kovu blinked then tipped his head to look up at the stars. “He was my Father’s, Father and I am his supposed heir,” he murmured after a short pause, blinking again before turning his eyes back towards Kopa, “your Father decided that any relation to Scar was an enemy to him. An opinion which he still stands by, even after all this time.”
Kopa’s head dipped and he closed his eyes slowly as he turned his face away, leaving Kovu with a view of his drained profile.
“You look exhausted,” Kovu mumbled, moving his head closer to his friend’s.
Kopa huffed faintly but the tiny smile that graced his lips for a split second didn’t go unnoticed by the elder of the two. The Prince turned his head to lock tired eyes with Kovu’s, “you’re not looking too great either,” he spoke with a genuine chuckle.
Kovu smiled and moved to give Kopa some space again. There was a companionable silence in the minutes that followed until Kopa spoke, his soft voice edged with an underlying note of seriousness, “will you promise me something?”
Kovu wondered if Kopa had even spoken at all, the words had been breathed within a quiet sigh – something his usually happy-go-lucky friend was not known for doing. “Anything,” he replied quietly, gazing out over the horizon which was littered with brightly burning stars.
“Swear that no matter what happens, we will always stay best friends,” Kopa said with an obvious waver in his hushed voice.
“Always,” Kovu murmured after a painfully strained heartbeat, “always.”

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Yeah so that’s it really :)

I worked out that the age gap between Kovu and Kopa is around 3 months (within my theory) with Kovu the eldest and then Kiara is a further 3 months or so younger than Kopa (yes I did look up lion facts to support this theory) :XD:

Kovu (c) Disney
Kopa (c) ‘6 New Adventures’
Art (c) :iconspyrofans09:
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:iconfancysallyacorn:
FancySallyAcorn Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful indeed! I love the story and picture keep up the good work! 
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Lord-StarryFace Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thankyou :)
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:iconfancysallyacorn:
FancySallyAcorn Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! ^^
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WolfeyLuver5544 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Very beautiful work! I just love Kopas eyes!
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:iconlord-starryface:
Lord-StarryFace Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thankyou c:
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TLKgirl2001 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this reminds me so much of my and my friend ^^ great work!
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:iconlord-starryface:
Lord-StarryFace Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks^^
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:iconnatalieolenska:
NatalieOlenska Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awww,they're pals,how cute!
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:iconburi288:
Buri288 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I regret to inform you that someone has stolen and recolored this image.
wolflover6m.deviantart.com/art…
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:iconlord-starryface:
Lord-StarryFace Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for letting me know buddy :)
I think the problem has been fixed, even without my interference ^^
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Silverheart2 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I didn't know lions knew what "hell bent" means. Haha! :D
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:iconlord-starryface:
Lord-StarryFace Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Haha, well yup, they do ;)
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:iconesteff12:
Esteff12 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Artist
I love Kovu!!!!!
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:iconlord-starryface:
Lord-StarryFace Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Me too :)
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:iconesteff12:
Esteff12 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Artist
yeaaaah!!! XD
I like your style, moreeee!!
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:iconlord-starryface:
Lord-StarryFace Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Naww, thanks :)
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HotIceHilda2011 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
i really wish that Kopa would have been in TLK:SP instead of Kiara. He seems like a much more interesting character.
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:iconlord-starryface:
Lord-StarryFace Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Me too :)
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:iconkiara249:
Kiara249 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this story!
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:iconlord-starryface:
Lord-StarryFace Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconkiara249:
Kiara249 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome :thumbsup:
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:iconukefiend:
Ukefiend Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like your story that goes with it.
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:iconlord-starryface:
Lord-StarryFace Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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:iconukefiend:
Ukefiend Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No problem.
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:iconkovuandvitani:
kovuandvitani Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
if kiara and kovu are the same age, then that means kopa and kiara are the same age
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:iconlord-starryface:
Lord-StarryFace Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yes, roughly.
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:iconkovuandvitani:
kovuandvitani Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
and thats not right but good pic
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:iconkara-kiwi:
Kara-Kiwi Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hows it not right? There is no proof against that.
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AutumnMiracles Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"even after all this time."
blah blah blah
"Always."

i sense a harry potter refference :iconspongebobrapefaceplz:
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:iconlord-starryface:
Lord-StarryFace Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Haha, oh yeah I didn't even notice lol :D
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AutumnMiracles Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol :XD: after i saw that first part, i was like "i see where this is going..." :XD:

and awesome job, by the way :3
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:iconlord-starryface:
Lord-StarryFace Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Haha, thanks :)
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:iconautumnmiracles:
AutumnMiracles Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome :D
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NicaRox2006 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Um.. I don't mean to be rude.. the picture is fabulous and all... but how would this even happen? Wouldn't Kopa be technically older than Kiara? I doubt him and Kovu wold be the same age...
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:iconlord-starryface:
Lord-StarryFace Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Female lions carry cubs for only 3 months so it is possible that Kopa is only 4 months or so older than Kiara.
This would only be possible though if the cub (Kopa) was taken from the mother (Nala): if the mother raised the cub till it was old enough to fend for itself she wouldn't have another cub for 2 years. If the cub was taken the mother would come into season within the next four weeks (and thus we get Kiara).
Seeing as Kovu isn't related directly to Simba or Nala his age can fall anywhere between the birth of Kopa and Kiara.
This of course is only my opinion but I did at least back it up with science haha.
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thebigwolflion Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well i love this piture but there's someone using it here->[link] scroll over and see it!
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:iconlord-starryface:
Lord-StarryFace Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for letting me know :)
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thebigwolflion Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem;) i hate people who just "stole" the art and didn't give the credits
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:iconlord-starryface:
Lord-StarryFace Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, some people just don't think sometimes
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:iconthebigwolflion:
thebigwolflion Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, and i hate that people
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VexPhantom Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute picture, but I gotta ask, is this a shipping of Kovu and Kopa or just supporting the idea that they would have been good friends? ;
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:iconlord-starryface:
Lord-StarryFace Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :)
I originally drew the picture and wrote the story with a strong friendship in mind but the more I think about it the more it seems as if they're together xD
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oKaiba Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Oh my god, thank to you I am totally shipping them now. Wonderful pic! xD :heart:
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:iconlord-starryface:
Lord-StarryFace Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Haha, me too :D
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charla316 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
does kopa have blue eyes ?
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:iconlord-starryface:
Lord-StarryFace Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
My version of him does :)
But I think the official colour from the books is red like Simba's ;)
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Foamy91 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
'm pretty sure this is the greatest! I really love when Kopa is included in the story lines and such. Ahh! :love:
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:iconlord-starryface:
Lord-StarryFace Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thankyou :)
I do too ;)
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KingSimba Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks really nice, I really like the theory you put behind it too. It works really well =)
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:iconlord-starryface:
Lord-StarryFace Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thankyou :) :D
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