Lyon's Ark - PrologueIt was a typical slow day at the LionKingHeart Fantasy Films studio. Leo Lionheart was in the kitchen of the main building. He was getting a bottle of Vanilla-flavored Koola-Cola from the refrigerator. When he came into the living room with his beverage, Leo saw his son Danny and the other cubs looking bored and fed up.Lyon's Ark - Prologue by BennytheBeast
“Hey, kids,” said Leo. “Why the long faces?”
“We’re board, dad,” Danny replied.
“There’s nothing else to do around here,” added L.S.
“How about a game of Shoots and Ladders?” asked Leo.
“We played that already,” said Alexis.
“We also played Clue, Monopoly, Operation and every card game under the sun,” added Mackenzie.
“I even did a crossword puzzle,” said Ruby. “I don’t even like crossword puzzles.”
“What about your video games?” asked Leo.
“We beaten them all,” said Tig.
“Even the newer ones,
Lyon's Ark - Chapter 1 : Lyon's FamilyThere was a time with the Earth was still young and full of life, from the tallest tree on the highest mountain to the smallest insect living beneath the sands. The land was dominated by hundreds of humans, who did as they pleased without regards for each other. Those that were strong would often mistreat those that were weak by comparison. They would steal from and relentlessly harm each other without even the slightest remorse.Lyon's Ark - Chapter 1 : Lyon's Family by BennytheBeast
The wickedness of humans grew more and more with each passing day until corruption and violence was everywhere. The almighty God was very sad to see that his people had forgotten him in their hearts, and thus decided it was time to put an end to it all. Humanity had condemned itself to extinction. Only one family in all the land remained virtuous and continued to follow the Lord’s way.
In an secluded area far away from the city, a elderly farmer named Lyon Noah lived with his wife, Elna Emzara, their three sons, Joey
Lyon's Ark - Chapter 2 : Lyon Talks with Shao-HaoThe next morning while Elna and Joey went to the city to trade potatoes for lumber to repair the broken fence, everyone else went out to tend to their morning chores. Terra would feed the animals on the farm their breakfast while Tavin cleaned out their stables. Stefano, Rae and Lyon went into the forest to collect berries. To ensure that they didn’t get lost among the massive trees, they stayed along a path that Lyon had laid out years ago for his family.Lyon's Ark - Chapter 2 : Lyon Talks with Shao-Hao by BennytheBeast
“Now remember, my young ones, we need blueberries and raspberries,” said Lyon.
“Right, father,” Rae replied. “They are right for picking this time of year.”
“And more importantly, we must not stray too far from the path.”
“We don’t want to get lost in the woods, especially when it gets-a dark. I’m-a scared of the dark.”
Lyon and Rae chuckled with a warm smile. While they were picking berries, Lyon saw a cloaked figure wat
Lyon's Ark - Chapter 3 : Life in the Big CityThe Next day, Elna, Joey and Terra went to the city to purchase and collect supplies that they needed to build the Ark. They brought with them large bags of freshly grown crops ready to be exchanged. Upon entering the city, they saw what they would see with each visit: The rich taunting and mistreating the poor, the greedy trying to swindle a costumer, gamblers betting fortunes and cheating at dice games, bigger people physically beating little people and all in the name of the city’s ruler and self-appointed savior, Governor Garrosh.Lyon's Ark - Chapter 3 : Life in the Big City by BennytheBeast
The family usually paid no mind to the many acts of wickedness happening all around them. No one would listen to reason, no matter how much they might plead for them to remember the Lord’s way. No one really paid much attention to Elna, for they thought of her as odd. Regardless, her beautiful appearance attracted the sight of Captain of the Guards, Gaston.
Despite Elna being happily married to Lyon and having a f
Lyon's Ark - Chapter 4 : Building the ArkElna, Joey and Terra left the city with the supplies that they purchased and walked for hours to the grassy plains where Lyon, Tavin, Rae, Stefano and Ling had already begun construction. Trees from the forest had been cut down and carved into planks. Pitch was mixed from plant resin and used to caulk the seam of the planks. The skeleton of the ark was slowly but surely taking shape.Lyon's Ark - Chapter 4 : Building the Ark by BennytheBeast
As everyone continued work on the ark, no one noticed that Gaston and Lefou had followed them all the way from the city.
“Gaston, look!” Lefou shouted as he pointed to the Ark.
“Shh!” Gaston said as he covered Lefou’s mouth. “That old fool and his family don’t know we’re here.”
“Wait till Garrosh gets a look at this.”
“I say we sabotage this ark before we show him anything.”
“But Gaston, Garrosh said…”
“First, I want show up that old liger. Add a little injury before the big
Lyon's Ark - Chapter 5 : The Great FloodWith the Ark now completed, the family began their next task of filling it with animals. It was a task that seemed harder to accomplish than constructing a large, wooden vessel. In what remained of the forest, Lyon prayed for guidance. Shao-Hao the Almighty God heard Lyon’s prayer and appeared before him once again in a ray of sunlight.Lyon's Ark - Chapter 5 : The Great Flood by BennytheBeast
“Lyon, the time is almost come,” Shao-Hao spoke. “Seven days from now I will send rain on the Earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe away from the face of the earth every living creature that I have made. Go into the ark you and your family have made. Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate. Also take with you seven pairs of every kind of birth, male and female, and keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth.”
“How will I guide all of these animals
Lyon's Ark - Chapter 6 : A Whole New WorldA break from the story back at LKHFF studios, a crack of thunder was heard from outside. Leo and the children looked outside the windows to see rain fall.Lyon's Ark - Chapter 6 : A Whole New World by BennytheBeast
“Wow! It’s really coming down out there,” said Leo. “Kids?” He looked around the room and say the kids huddled together on the sofa. “Kids, what’s wrong?”
“Grandpa, what if a flood comes while the storm is going on outside?” asked Chang, Leo’s Pandarian grandson.
“Not to worry, Chang. God won’t allow it.”
“But dad, people are still doing bad things in this day and age,” said Danny. “How can we be sure?”
“Yeah!?!” the other cubs added in unison.
“Well, let’s continue the story and you’ll see,” Leo replied. He sat down on t
Lyon's Ark - Epilogue“Wow, that was a great story, Uncle Leo,” L.S. said.Lyon's Ark - Epilogue by BennytheBeast
“Thank you, L.S.” Leo replied.
“There’s still one question,” said Ruby. “We know life began after the flood, but what happened after all that?”
“I believe I can answer that,” said a familiar voice. Everyone turned toward the doorway and saw Leo’s biological mother, Queen Jaina.
“Grandma Jaina!” Danny shouted happily. “What are you doing here?”
“I came for a visit when I heard Leo telling you the story of ‘Noah’s Ark’ in a new way. Leo, will it be alright if I explain to the children about the different people who God used to fulfill his plans leading up to the birth of Jesus and his death to his resurrection?”
“By all means, mum,” Leo replied with a warm smile as he handed her the book. “By all means.”