She really loved her mate, Mopani (the father of the cub). <3 When he died of an illness, she became pretty wild with grief ... which slowly melted into bitterness that he'd left her so son. Unfortunately, her son was the spitting image of his father, and Safihi (the mother) just couldn't cope with that, so she ended up rejecting him.
It has a happy(ish) ending. The cub grew up, married into royalty, and became the next king of the Kivuli pride. x) Safihi sort of made up with him in her old age, and was on better terms with her grandchildren.
I shall try to down the road! He's one of my favorites, even if he is an older character of mine for an RP that no longer exists. I have a lot of stuff on my to do list right now, but I will get to drawing him again sometime. <3