Moana Fanfiction: Watching The Movie: Moana - 23. We Know The Way
The first shot of Motunui is of once dead flowers blooming. Every single plant was coming back to life.
Tui and Sina inspect a plant when Sina turns to the ocean, gasps and starts running. Tui notices as well and follows. In the distance, the sail of Moana’s canoe can be seen approaching the reef.
Moana is home. She beams seeing her parents first and leaps off the canoe and into her parents arms.
The three of them share a huge family hug.
MOANA:I may have gone a little ways past the reef.
TUI:It suits you.
Villagers start coming to shore to greet their heir.
VILLAGER 1:She’s back!
Pua is ahead of the village and runs into Moana’s arms, licking her face.
The village surrounds her, Pania giving her cousin the biggest hug
VILLAGER 2:Welcome home!
Hei Hei waddles around and towards the ocean, who picks him up by the head and nudges him towards the reunion, which is shown in an overhead view.
Moana’s closest friends and family members welcome her home with the biggest smiles.
The camera cuts to Moana and her parents and the villagers pulling out their ancestors boats out of the cave for the first time. Villagers cheer as the chiefs boat is pulled out first.
As Tui and Sina walk away to join their village, Moana hangs around, smiling with pride. She suddenly looks down and the very shell from when she was a toddler, the ocean gives to her.
She smiles and picks it up, looking out to sea. That’s when she knows, it’s time.
A cut to the shell, placed atop the chiefs stones on the mountain. Panning forward, revealing the villagers of Motunui becoming voyagers once again. Shots of the boats on the water, and Moana, in voyager regalia, now as a young chief, stepping up on deck, admiring the story painted on the sails.
We set a course to find
A brand new island everywhere we roam
Moana stand with her father, pointing ahead, and then she joins her mother, showing her how to tie the ropes.
We keep our island in our mind
And when it’s time to find home
We know the way
Moana swings around to the side of the boat, skimming the surface of the ocean with her fingers as a manta ray with Tala’s tattoos swims ahead. Moana smiles at this.
We are explorers reading every sign
We tell the stories of our elders in a never ending chain.
Moana climbs to the top of the mast as Maui flies around them, screeching at her. She is then seen at the forefront, grinning with pride.
Te fenua, te malie
Na heko hakilia
We know the way!
With Moana’s name appearing on the screen, everyone bursts into a huge cheer. They got their happy ending! Moana couldn’t be happier, but then she thought back to her grandmother’s words.
“Gramma, what did you mean when you said this was only part of my destiny?” Tala chuckled and shared a look with Isabel.
“You have a lot more going for you, and for Keoni as well.”
“Can you tell us?” Keoni asked. Smiling, Isabel made a gesture with her finger, signifying two people becoming one, and looking at them.
“Wait, you mean she and I- What?!”
“Your family has a lot ahead. But we can’t really tell you otherwise it won’t happen. Time is a funny thing in that sense.”
“Well, we can worry about that when the time comes. But we can all now rest knowing we’re going to be alright.” Tui says.
“Couldn’t agree more.” Isabel said with a smile. And in a flash of light, she sent everyone back to their respective homes.
I just wanna say I hope everyone has enjoyed reading my first Watching The Movie fic, it’s been a bit slow, but I hope it was worth it for everyone in the end! Thank all of you!