Suke could hear Tol's rambling behind him, but he didn't care for anything he said. He knew what was right, and Tol would soon find that out. When Tol jumped ahead of him, Suke growled but let him, knowing the whole pride could see what Tol had just done. Suke sat, waiting for Tol to be finished with his speech. The pride was shaken, but he hoped to console them later. When Tol finished and began walking back, Suke walked to the tip and sat calmly waiting for a few seconds.
"Family." Suke said. "We are a family, in the sense that we are to all be treated with a special loyalty or intimacy." he continued. "The words that come from Tol's mouth are not entirely false. However, many of his ideas about myself and our pride are not true either. My parents, Kiara and Kovu have led this pride for decades. The peace and happiness from it all continued to the time that myself and my litter mates were born. As first born to the immediate throne, I was chosen by birth to rule after my parents. I underwent the training and learning process, being taught by my mother and father. I rule just as I would see them ruling. I ask my pride what they want. I ask my friends, and my family to help with decision-making because I want a pride where everyone has a say in what is right. That is why I have my dear friend Kii and my litter mates rule beside me. I cannot help the jealousy of some, and I cannot sway your opinion on what Tol calls a 'case'. I do not see it as a case, but rather a single arrogant lion having a jealousy attack, and blaming our pride for it. You disagree with how I choose to rule, then please talk to me. If after you decide you would rather leave the Pridelands, than I cannot stop you. But do not let the jealousy and anger of one lion pick for you. Do not be lured into the tall tales he tells of the monarchy blaming it's subjects of problems. My job is to protect you, and I will risk my life to do so. I look at all of you with the eyes of a father, or brother. It is for this same reason that I will not banish Tol. He is angry, confused, and mislead. As a family, I ask that you help right his confusion and anger. We can work together to resolve our issues. Togetherness is what I say to you today. Together we can overcome our issues, overcome our hatred, jealousy, anger. Together we will continue to work as a pride and together we will continue the long legacy our family has created." Suke finished calmly. He had kept a calm manner through his whole speech, and he turned to go back to the meeting cave, with Akiba, Jude, Asa, and Kii flanking him. He was confident in his speech, and he wanted to meet with his fellow rulers to go out into the community and really establish what he meant to work together.
He sat inside the cave, waiting for the others to sit around him as well.
"The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience."