Night had fallen over the sky, ever since the earthquake struck the Earth. A heavy rain began to pour over what remained of what was once a single continent. A pair of figures seach around this desolate landscape in search of something or someone. It was Littlefoot and Ali, who had been stuck on the divide away from their parents. Littlefoot calls out into the night for his mother, his yell spreads around the area.
Littlefoot: Mother! (looks around) Mother!
Ali: Where are you?
All at once, they hear a soft moan from somewhere in the valley. Littlefoot and Ali turn to see Littlefoot's mother, laid on her side with the heavy wounds visible on her back. Relieved and concernd all at the same time, Littlefoot rushed to his mother's side whilst Ali followed close behind.
Littlefoot: (runs over) Mom!
As the thunder rumbles in the sky, Littlefoot and Ali finally get close enough to Littlefoot's mother. Though judging how she appears up close, the mother was very weak and the damage was really taking its toll on her. But the moment she saw her son, she ignored her pain and a smile forms on her face, now knowing her son still lived.
Ali: Can you get up?
Littlefoot's mother: (tries to move) I'm...Not sure I can.
Littlefoot: Try, mom. Please try.
The mother tries to stand, but it was clear that the damage was far worse than either Littlefoot or Ali could possibly imagine. She barely stands for more than a few seconds, before she collapses back onto the ground again. When Ali realized just what was happening to Littlefoot's mother, a painful memory stabbed into her mind like a dagger. In her mind, there was a quick flash of a similar event that had happened many years before and immediately...She knew.
Ali: (softly) Not again.
The thunder continues to rumble in the sky, as the Apatosaurs stand beside the mother. She looks up toward her son, they look at each other eye-to-eye as she prepares to speak.
Littlefoot's mother: Dear, sweet Littlefoot... Do you remember... The way to the Great Valley?
Littlefoot: (sniffles) I think so...
Ali: (shakes her head) No... No. You have to be with us. We're not going to leave you here. What'll we tell his grandparents? What'll we tell his father? You've got to come with us!
Littlefoot's mother: (faintly smiles) I'll be with you... Even if you can't see me. (turns to Littlefoot) Littlefoot... Let your heart guide you. It whispers... So listen closely...
Then, the mother's eyes close shut and she lets out one last breath of air, the very last breath of life. The thunder rumbles and lightning illuminates an outline of the mother's figure. But the mother herself will never open her eyes to see the sky lit up. She will never open her eyes to see her child or his friend, ever again.
Littlefoot: Mom? No. MOTHER!!
Littlefoot's shout echoes everywhere, crying out for no one else to hear except the only dinosaur beside him. Ali stands there helplessly as tears fall down her face like tiny waterfalls. Littlefoot continues to shout all through the night, crying, praying, and waiting for a miracle... That would never come. It goes on through the night and the rain slowly dies down, just as his mother did... Died.
The very next morning, an old Scolosaurus walks across the valley having spent many days travelling alone. This dinosaur was known simply as Rooter. As he continues his lonely trek, he spots something just in front of him. He sees two Apatosaurs, Littlefoot and Ali, huddled together on the ground, where they had since spent the night. Curious, he walks over to check them out.
Rooter: Hey. (sniffs) What's goin' on here?
Littlefoot and Ali awake after hearing his gruff tone, turning to face the Scolosaurus. They looked as though they were expecting another dinosaur, as a look of fright could be seen on their faces. But even more than fright, their faces appeared dry and red particularly more on Littlefoot, as if they had spent the night crying and sleeping all at the same time. Of course, Rooter doesn't even seem moved by such emotions.
Rooter: What's your problem? You're not hurt.
Littlefoot: (sniffles) It's my fault... I should've known better... About Red Claw... It's
all my fault.
Rooter: What for?
Ali: (sniffles) Littlefoot just lost his mom to that monster, Red Claw. He lost her, just as I lost my dad. And he's been blaming himself for it ever since.
Rooter: (understanding) Oh... I see. I see.
Littlefoot: Why'd I take us so far from home? (sniffles) If it weren't for me, she'd still be alive...
Rooter: Oh, it's not your fault. Now... You pay attention to ol' Rooter. It is nobody's fault. The great circle of life has begun... But you see, not all of us arrive together in the end.
Littlefoot: What am I going to do? I miss her so much.
Rooter: And you'll always miss her, but she'll always be with you, as long as you remember the things she taught you. In a way, you'll never be apart... For you are still a part of each other.
Littlefoot: My stomach hurts.
Rooter: Well...(sighes) That too will go in time, young fella... Only in time.
With that said, Rooter leaves Littlefoot and Ali so the two of them could take the time to think things through. Rooter moves on to continue his own journey, not taking a moment to look back. Whether he knew it or not, Littlefoot and Ali would follow the old dinosaur as far as they possibly could even with the sadness still lingering in their hearts. But after a while, Rooter's form would slowly fade in the distance and only then would they know that the chances of ever seeing him again... Are very unlikely.
Sometime later, the young Apatosaurs had settled down to rest after a long day's walk. Ali had since searched the grounds hoping to find some food or water, at least to keep their strength up before they would continue. At first, everything around where Ali searched appeared the same as everywhere else... Empty. But finally, Ali does manage to find something... But what she discovers, a horrifying sight met her eyes.
Ali: (gasps) Oh... My... Gosh!
Directly in front of her, two dead bodies, leftover carcasses of dinosaurs, were laid out on the ground in disarray. It was difficult for Ali to tell which species they were, their bones were crushed, thrown in different places, or else simply unrecognizable due to the damage. Even worse, there was a pile of broken eggs laid out where there was once a nest, now nothing but a pile of broken branches. Whatever occured in this area, whatever struggle took place, Ali knew for sure it did not end well for this family.
Ali: I don't believe it. Whoever got these two even got their eggs. (looks and sees a lone egg) Oh, my gosh.
Indeed, in the midst of the carnage, the entire herd only had one surviving egg. An egg that was fortunate enough to survive, but would never allow what was inside to meet it's parents or siblings. Ali felt sorry for the egg and couldn't bear to just leave it alone. Gently, Ali picks up the egg by the front end of her jaws and lightly positions the egg on her back so it wouldn't fall. While keeping check of the egg, Ali walks back towards Littlefoot, who had since been sitting by himself.
Ali: Littlefoot, I found this lone egg all by itself. (pause) Littlefoot?
Narrator: At first, Littlefoot could only think about his mother. He hardly noticed his hunger, and forgot about the Great Valley, and that he and Ali must somehow reach it.
It was as if Littlefoot blocked everything out of his mind, even the voice of the only friend he has left. Littlefoot simply stares down toward the horizon just watching the sun slowly come down over the horizon. Not a single expression can be seen on his face, except for a tear that fell loosely from his one eye. Littlefoot closes his eyes for a moment, allowing the darkness to wrap around and to occupy himself with his own thoughts. Suddenly, Littlefoot starts hearing a voice in his head... A female voice... It was the voice of his mother.
Littlefoot's mother: (voice) Littlefoot...
When Littlefoot opens his eyes again, he stands up from where he crouched. Looking around for a trace of where it came from, a light in the sky illuminates over Littlefoot's body. He slowly looks up toward the sky, as if his mother was speaking to him through the heavens.
Littlefoot's mother: (voice) Dear Littlefoot... Do you remember the way to the Great Valley?
Littlefoot shakes his head, as if he was telling her "no".
Littlefoot's mother: (voice) Follow the sun past the great rock that looks like a Sauropod, and past the volcanoes.
It was as if a great change had come over Littlefoot, as an expression dawns over his face. A look of determination and the will to move on, something Littlefoot hadn't felt in a long time. Realizing what he must now do, Littlefoot nods.
Littlefoot's mother: (voice) I'll be in your heart, Littlefoot. Let your heart guide you.
Just as suddenly, the light fades away from Littlefoot and then he hears another voice, a voice that tried to break through the barrier that blocked his entire surroundings. This voice, this one voice that had been trying to reach out to Littlefoot, was finally coming through to him.
Ali: Littlefoot? A-are you okay?
Littlefoot: (shakes his head in surprise) W-what?
Ali: You looked like you in another world. Is something wrong?
Littlefoot: (pause) I heard my mother.
Ali: You did?
Littlefoot: I can't explain how, but I did. And she said we should keep going... Towards the Great Valley.
Ali: But Littlefoot, are you sure we can do it? Can we really make this journey by ourselves?
Littlefoot: (pause) We know that's where all the herds are going. I don't know how, but I'm going to honor my mother's last wish, and get us to the Great Valley... No matter how difficult the journey may be.
It was a side of Littlefoot that Ali had not seen before. For the longest time, Ali saw in Littlefoot a kind of youthful innocene of a happy-go-lucky dinosaur. But now, seeing such determination and wisdom, Ali could only stare in amazement and for a while had no response to such words. Finally, she walks up to Littlefoot's side.
Ali: Then I'll go with you, Littlefoot... No matter where you go. (nuzzles Littlefoot)
Littlefoot: (notices egg on Ali's back) And we may as well take this egg with us. And if it hatches, we'll raise it and teach it stuff, like its parents would have.
Ali: (smiles) I would love that very much.
With that in mind, Littlefoot and Ali left the area from where they stood. They started this journey together, and that's how they would continue it as they walked towards the setting sun.
Narrator: Then Littlefoot knew for certain that he wasn't alone. But he also knew the Great Valley was far away... And the journey there was perilous. So they would have to find their way... Or the chain of life could be broken.
And so, once more, Littlefoot and Ali continue their trek following the edge of the cliff. At some point, a figure appears from just ahead and Littlefoot recognized it as a Triceratops. Except, this Triceratops looked familiar to Littlefoot, it reminded him of... Cera. As a matter of fact, it was Cera, only now had sprouted a pair of horns along her head. Of course, Cera was too busy examining the cliff that she hardly paid attention to what was in front of her. That is until Littlefoot decides to approach her.
Littlefoot: (to Cera) Say, I remember you. You're Cera, aren't you?
Cera: (recognizing him) You! You're that Apatosaurus from before. What did they call you - Litefoot?
Littlefoot: Er, Littlefoot, actually.
Cera: Whatever. What do you want?
Littlefoot: (slowly) Nothing.
Ali: Where are you going?
Cera: I'm going to find my own kind. They're on the other side.
Ali: Um, Littlefoot and I have walked all over here. Ya can't climb up the other side.
Cera: Maybe you can't.
Cera then steps down towards the edge of the cliff.
Littlefoot: Hold on! Ali and I are going to the Great Valley. Maybe we could, uh...
Cera: (slips) Ah!
Littlefoot: ... Help each other. That way we can all get to our kind together. We'll make an adventure out of it.
Littlefoot: Yeah, that's what Ali and I are doing... Adventuring...
(sings) We're goin' to go adventuring
Ali: (sings) Adventuring
Littlefoot: (sings) We're goin' to go adventuring
Ali joins in: (sings) And who knows what we'll find
Littlefoot: (sings) We're goin' to see the great beyond
Ali: (sings) Across the mud
Littlefoot: (sings) Beyond the pond
Littlefoot/Ali: (sings) We're going to see the great beyond
Cera: (sings) I'd rather stay behind! (scoffs) Charming sing-along. But a Triceratops... (grunts) Does not need help from an Apatosaurus.
Cera kicks up some dirt in their faces, only to lose her grup on the ground and slide down into the abyss below. Cera wasn't hurt, which was the good news, but now she was in the bottom of the gorge as Littlefoot and Ali look down toward the seemingly down Triceratops.
Ali: W-well... At least you wouldn't be alone!
Cera: (gets up) Well... When I find my father, I won't be alone! So go away! (walks on) Triceratops can be very dangerous. And they only talk with other Ceratopsians, and they only travel with other Ceratopsians!
Ali: (calls out) Well, excuse us for living!
Ali's shout echoed around the gorge.
Littlefoot: Let it go, Ali. She's not worth it.
Seeing how useless it was to argue, Littlefoot and Ali decide to journey off on their own path and continued to follow the sun towards the Great Valley. The hour of night would not be far from now and though they were all ready exhausted, they knew they still had a long way to go. Who knows what lay ahead of them just beyond the sun? Only time would tell.