Moana Fanfiction: Watching The Movie: Moana - 9. We Have A Problem
I would like to apologize for the temporary hiatus. While the hurricane didn’t even end up being a problem, a whole bunch of other things kinda happened at once and I had to deal with it. But anyway! Here’s the new chapter!
The scene cuts to the meeting fale, the council and a group of villagers have come together to discuss the situation.
VILLAGER 1:The crops are turning black!
What about the fish?
VILLAGER 3:This is happening all over the island!
Tui inspects the decayed plants and crops brought before him.
TUI:Please please, settle down.
What are you going to do?
We will dig new fields. We will find a way to-
Moana comes rushing into the fale eagerly, feeling confident.
We can stop the darkness! Save our island!
All eyes turn to her. She holds up the Heart before her father and the council. Tui and Sina share looks of confusion and surprise.
MOANA:There’s a cavern of boats!HUGE canoes, we can take them, find Maui, make him restore the heart.
All in the fale are confused as well. They have no idea what Moana is talking about. She’s talking nonsense for all they know.
MOANA:We were voyagers! We can voyage again!
Secretly, Tui is aware Moana has the solution, and he hopes his future self will listen to her.
Tui’s face warps into that of fury.
The camera cuts to Tui walking out of the fale with Moana following right behind him, beginning to beg him to listen to her.
MOANA:You told me to help our people,this, is how we help our people.
Her words fall on deaf ears. Tui grabs a torch and begins walking away from her.
Dad? What’re you doing?
TUI:I should’ve burned those boats a long time ago!
MOANA:No! Don’t! We have to find Maui! We have to restore the heart!
Moana pulls Tui by the arm, forcing him to look at her. She holds the heart up to his face, making him look at it. He acknowledges it, then grabs it from her and throws it into the brush.
A few gasp at their chief’s reaction to Moana showing him Te Fiti’s heart.
TUI:There is no heart! This, this is just a rock!
,then grabs it from her and throws it into the brush.
She rushes forward, scrambling to find the heart, luckily she does, but as she holds it close, she spies something else. Tala’s cane.
Moana feels her blood run cold. That was not good. She glances over at her father who gives her an apologetic expression, and she nods before turning back to the screen, now desperate to know what’s become of her grandmother.
Moana picks up Tala’s cane, and as Tui comes to inspect, a horn is sounded off in the distance and a man wielding a torch comes over the hill.
VILLAGER:Chief! It’s your mother!
Tui and Moana gasp. The camera cuts to Moana sprinting towards the fale Tala is in, parts back the tapa and almost chokes on her breath seeing her grandmother dying in front of her. Sina is already there by Tala’s side and looks up solemnly at her husband and daughter. Tui comes up from behind.
Moana gasps and she feels her eyes begin to water up. No! She can’t be dying! Not now! Moana rushes to her grandmother’s side, hugging her tightly.
Tala’s breathing is shaky, and her eyes are closed. Moana looks over at her parents, both of whom are teary-eyed and silent. They both stand to speak to the healers.
*softly* What can be done?
Tala reaches to touch Moana’s hand, getting her attention. Tala mumbles something that Moana can’t make out.
She leans forward.
MOANA:Not now… I can’t.
You must! The ocean chose you! Follow the fish hook!
TALA:And when you find Maui… you grab him by the ear. You say, “I am Moana of Motunui. You will board my boat, sail across the sea, to restore the heart of Te Fiti”
Despite losing her strength, Tala undoes the clasp of her necklace and places it in Moana’s hands and places Te Fiti’s heart inside.
MOANA:*voice breaking* I-I can’t leave you…
TALA:There is nowhere you could go that I won’t be with you.
As a single tear runs down Moana’s cheek,Tala and Moana share hongi for the final time. Moana pulls away, the healers, Tui and Sina come back to Tala’s side.
Moana glances at Tala once more.
The camera pans to the tapa of Maui and his various forms, a symbol of what was to come. Moana fights back her tears, puts on her grandmother’s necklace and runs.
Even though it hasn’t happened, Moana feels the crushing reality of her grandmother dying the night she sails to find Maui, and she doesn’t like it.
Keoni keeps his distance, and when he turns to his sister, he sees her with a similar expression of heavy sadness. Huihana wipes away tears that haven’t fallen.
“I- I, don’t want to tell you right now…” Poor Keoni is simply left to wait and see.