Moana Fanfiction: Watching The Movie: Moana - 22. Te Fiti
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Moana makes her way to the edge of the lava rock. She calmly looks at the water.
MOANA:Let her come to me.
With that simple command, the ocean parts, forming a path for Moana to Te Ka. The two look at each other, and Moana bravely makes her way down, with Te Ka raging forward.
As Moana walks, the camera follows. Every shot of her making her way to Te Ka is perhaps the most beautiful thing. The wall of ocean on either side, with her hair flowing behind her.
“Where I come from, we call that a powerwalk.” Isabel comments with a smile.
MOANA:I have crossed the horizon to find you.
The background music is just of the moment Moana was chosen as a toddler.
A closeup of Moana walked.
Everyone’s in a certain state of shock watching this play out. Moana saw there was no fear in her eyes, only courage. Keoni takes her hand in his.
I know your name.
Moana makes her way up a rock, so that she is on a pedestal.
MOANA:They have stolen the heart from inside you.
Te Ka comes closer and closer, sending a cloud of fire and heat at the young woman.
MOANA:But this does not define you.
Moana and Te Ka both look at each other again, Moana giving her a sympathetic expression.
Everyone wonders what Moana is about to do, but Keoni knows, he’s made the connection too, and he cannot wait to see how it’s handled.
This is not who you are…
Te Ka lowers herself for Moana, significantly calmer. The red glow inside dimming down.
MOANA:You know… who you are.
In a breathtaking action, Moana shares hongi with Te Ka, who closes her eyes, tamed.
MOANA:Who you truly are.
With those final words, Moana delicately places the heart inside of the spiral, and immediately, green comes forth. Moana steps back and watches as Te Fiti rises once again.
Jaws drop at this. No one can believe it, except for Moana, Keoni, and Tala. Tala smiles at her granddaughter.
“You are a true hero, Moana. You’ve saved us all.”
The lava crumbles away, revealing the lush green of the goddess of life below. Te Fiti opens her brilliant green eyes for the first time in 1000 years, and smiles at Moana.
Moana is speechless as she watches Te Fiti regain herself and make her way to her resting place. The ocean picks up Moana to show her the beauty of Te Fiti.
Te Fiti runs her hand through the lava, calling forth life back to her island once again.
It’s perhaps the most beautiful thing anyone had ever seen. Tui hides the tears of shock that threaten to fall.
The darkened skies are blue again, nothing but clear skies for miles. Moana is gently placed upon the grass while Maui is dumped, and Hei Hei is spit out.
MAUI:The chicken lives!
MOANA:I’m… sorry about your hook.
MAUI:Well, hook or no hook, I’m Maui.
The ground shakes beneath them, and they’re brought face to face with Te Fiti. Humbled, Moana falls to her knees, and gestures for Maui to do the same. Te Fiti moves her hand to get a look at Maui, who notices and… it’s awkward.
MAUI:*gasp* Te Fiti! Ehhee, hey, how you been?
Te Fiti is not amused.
MAUI:Look, what I did was, wrong. I have no excuse, I’m sorry.
Te Fiti accepts his apology, and in her other hand, reveals his hook, repaired and whole. Maui gasps excitedly but tries to contain himself.
MOANA:Y’know, it’d be rude to refuse a gift from a goddess.
Maui grins and picks up his hook, cheering before Moana hits him.
MAUI:CHEEEHOO- Thank you, your kind gesture is deeply appreciated. Cheehoo!
With that, he flies away in his beetle form, and Moana shares hongi with Te Fiti. The goddess then places Moana back on shore, and with a cloud of flowers and leaves, reveals Moana’s canoe repaired. Moana beams, and she and Maui watch as Te Fiti rightfully rests back on her island. Eternally grateful.
Maui then helps Moana pack for the journey back home. Hei Hei naturally falls in.
MAUI:Gonna miss you, drumstick.
MOANA:You could come with us you know, my people are going to need a master wayfinder.
Maui smiles at her, lifting up his necklace as his tattoos warp.
MAUI:They already have one.
Maui’s tattoos warp and change, forming a Mini Moana.
Everyone gasps at this, then some awwww.
“That’s so sweet!”
On the verge of tears, Moana gives Maui a huge hug. Mini Maui waves, and Moana waves back.
MOANA:See you out there, Maui.
MAUI:See you out there, Moana.
With a cheer, Maui takes to the skies, the ocean forming a dazzling display as they say goodbye.
With that, Moana makes her way home.
Everyone cheers and congratulates Moana that her hard work paid off. Tui and Sina hug her tightly.
“We’re so proud of you!” Sina exclaims.
“I’m proud of me, too.” Moana chuckles. She looks over at Keoni, who just gives her a smile. She knows he doesn’t need to say anything to know that he is thanking her.