when te fiti has her heart, it’s assumed she can gift life to anything, right? well imagine this:
te fiti is really greatful after maui apologizes. she knows from past personal experience how stubborn he can be, so she does a little bit more for him than just fixing his fish hook for him
after he leaves moana to sail herself home he’s flying around when a small island he doesn’t recognize from the sky catches his attention.
curious, he lands on it and looks around at this beautiful lush green island just blooming with plant life. it confuses him that he’s never seen this island before because he knows for sure he would’ve remembered pulling up something so beautiful until he stumbles upon this large boulder with famaliar looking carvings on it and it just hits him all at once
this was his island.
Te Fiti took what used to be a pile of boulders and wiltering plants and restored it to the most beautiful thing he’s ever seen.
she didn’t just fix what he valued most
she took this place he was trapped on for a thousand years, this place he thought he hated, and she used it to give him a home.
Something he’s never really had before.