None of this mattered to Sokoro as he gave the rhino a fanged smile. "Come in, my love," he said, beckoning the rhino into the lion's quarters with a paw.
Kihiga did as requested, his lumbering, heavy tread kicking up the dust from the ground. The room, like all of the quarters, were not warded to dull the footsteps of the fighters, and so the rhino's tread could be felt from far away. "The teeth are smiling, but is the heart?" the rhino asked.
Sokoro nodded, understanding the meaning behind the rhino's question while to anyone unaccustomed to Kihiga's condition would suffer confusion.
"If the heart is sad, tears will flow," Kihiga said, insistent as he placed his arms around the lion's waist, drawing him close.
"My hearrt is joyful at the sight of my love," Sokoro said, his ears folding back slightly at the sound of his speech impediment, but Kihiga paid it no mind. The rhino would gladly slur every word he could utter for the ability to speak plainly again.
Kihiga gave the lion's cheek a lick, then nuzzled the feline's neck. Sokoro tilted his head to the side, giving the rhino easier access to his throat, which Kihiga willingly took, one hand moving down to the lion's crotch, and the sheathe, already starting to swell from the appearance of the large rhino, started to fill out under Kihiga's palm.
"Life is a shadow and a mist; it passes quickly by, and is no more."
Sokoro nodded again in agreement, and slowly eased his bulk onto the small sleeping mat that covered a corner of his room, slipping away from the rhino's embrace. Stretching out, he cupped his crotch, purring with pleasure at how good it would feel to have his lover touching him instead. The lion didn't have to wait long, as the rhino moved to cover Sokoro with his own bulk; the rough feel of his skin causing the lion's swollen sheathe to reveal what was previously hidden. Kihiga glanced down at the emerging member, then dipped his head down to lick the tip of Sokoro's penis, prompting the lion to emit a throaty rumble as he titled his maned head back in pleasure.