Disclaimer: I do not own Brother Bear 1 & 2 (other than on DVD). This is the final part so enjoy! Thanks for reading!
Part 3: Day 4, Day 5, & Epilogue
The next morning, I woke up to find everyone was gone.
"Um, guys?" I asked.
"Just look at all of this food!" I heard Koda exclaimed.
"Hey, guys!" I said.
"Oh, you're awake," Kenai said. "Do you want some too?"
"No, but I have my plan," I said. "You guys wait here and I'll go into the village."
"What? Why?" Kenai asked.
"I'm gonna rent a kayak so we can get to the mountains without going into the village," I said.
"But the river runs through town," Nita said.
"You guys are gonna have to hide in the ends of the kayak," I said. "I plan to get a large one so don't worry."
"Better than nothing," Kenai said.
"Yeah! This will make Score 3 if this works out," Koda said.
I ran to the bottom of the hill and into town. Everyone was busy working. I walked over to the kayak rentals hut, noticing 50 coins was all I needed to get a kayak.
"I'd like to rent a large kayak," I said, putting down the money.
The lady looked up at me.
"You need 70 to get the large kayak," she said.
"Oh, sorry," I said, taking the money back.
"If you want to get the rest, go to the pawn shop," she said.
"Thanks," I said.
"What's taking Wrosco so long?" Kenai asked.
"Just be patient," Nita said. "He probably didn't have enough money."
"It's not the boat I'm worried about; it's him," Kenai said. "What if the villagers suspect something of him?"
"All we can do is sit here and wait," Nita said.
"Besides, if Wrosco got in any kind of trouble, he could surely get out of it," Koda said.
"I suppose you're right," Kenai said.
"You're willing to sell this blanket?"
"Yes, sir," I said. "All I ask is 20 coins."
"Well, all right, but you're the one losing out on this deal."
"Thank you," I said.
I returned to the rentals hut and put the 70 coins on the table.
"I'll take the kayak now," I said.
"All righty, then," the woman said.
I ran out the hut and back up to where the others were.
"I got the kayak. I brought it up here with me," I said.
Kenai fit in the back end and Nita in the front.
"There's not enough room for Koda," I said.
I then thought of my empty supply bag.
"I got it!" I said.
I put the bag over Koda's head. Only his legs were sticking out.
"Hide your legs underneath my seat," I told him.
With that, all it looked like was me with a supply bag.
"Perfect," I said.
I started rowing the kayak, though it was a little tough.
"You fine?" Kenai asked.
"Yeah, I'll be fine," I said.
I reached the dock up against the mountainside. We all got out the kayak.
"This is it," I said. "Old Ridge Mountains."
"Look! It's those hunters!" Koda said.
"Gazoot! Talka! Listen to me!" I yelled. "I need to get the Casca plant from the highest peak of these mountains! It's the only way to save my sister!"
"What should we do, boss?" Gazoot asked.
"We'll let you pass if you give us the bears," Talka said.
"Good one, boss," Gazoot said.
"No! They're my friends!" I yelled.
"Friends? Ha! I thought you were going to hunt them when you said you saw them first," Talka said. "But I figured it out after time that you were trying to be friends with them."
"I'm not trying; I am their friend!" I said back.
"You're confused in the head! You can't be friends with bears! Bears are killers!" Talka said.
"Bears are not killers! I even think someone I know has learned that," I said. "And I learned it from him."
"You're wrong! Bears are what killed my mother, my father, and others around me!" Talka yelled. "That's why I hunt bears for a living!"
"You're cruel! It wasn't the bears; it was your parents that killed your parents!" I told him back. "I've learned a lot about bears in these few days I've been journeying. Bears only attack humans if humans harm the bear first!"
"Idiot! Why would my parents themselves? Obviously because they didn't! It was bears that killed them!" Talka shouted back.
"You didn't even hear a word I-," I was saying.
"Wrosco, look out!" Nita shouted.
"Huh?" I asked.
Talka was leaping at me with his spear in position. I jumped out of the way in time.
"Lucky," Talka said.
"That's what else I should've rented," I said. "A spear."
I ran behind me and pulled the oar out of the boat.
"What do you plan to do with that?" Talka asked.
"Defend myself," I said. "You guys take care of the big guy. I'll get this puny shrimp."
"Who are you calling a shrimp?" he asked.
"Obviously you," I said.
"I see," Talka said. "Then how about I change that?"
He thrust his spear at me. I pushed it down using the oar and did a flip, landing on his shoulders. From there, I wrapped my legs around his head and flipped him over the edge and into the lake below.
"That'll teach you to mess with me," I said.
He resurfaced, spitting out a bunch of water.
"I'll get you!" Talka said.
He swam back to the dock and ran right back up the mountain.
"Not much you can accomplish without your spear," I said, holding up the spear.
I looked up to see Koda ram into Gazoot's head.
"Nice one!" I said.
"You idiot! Don't get beat by the likes of them!" Talka said.
"You're right, boss," Gazoot said.
"Oh, no," I said.
I ran up to help the others, dropping the spear.
"Wrosco, behind you!" Nita shouted.
"You let your guard down," Talka said.
His spear dug into my arm. I yelled.
"Wrosco!" Kenai yelled.
"I'm fine!" I said.
Talka pulled the spear out of my arm.
"Next will be your heart!" Talka yelled.
"No!" Kenai yelled.
He pushed Gazoot off the cliff and ran towards Talka. I couldn't watch.
When I opened my eyes, Kenai had a hold of the spear in his mouth.
"Kenai!" I said.
"Get that plant!" Kenai muffled.
"Right!" I said.
I started climbing the mountainside. Nita and Koda moved down to help Kenai. I clutched my arm.
"This isn't going to work," I said.
I stopped at a small landing. I ripped off my hood and made a strip that I tied around my arm using my other hand and my teeth. I kept on climbing after I bandaged it up. I almost reached the top when the rock gave in.
"I guess... I'm meant to be alone," I said. "Siera, I failed you."
I started falling down. Nita looked up and noticed me falling.
"Kenai!" Nita yelled.
Kenai noticed me as well. He snapped the spear in half and ran over to the edge.
"I'll just catch Wrosco by the hood like usual," Kenai said.
I got to their level. Kenai went to catch me but just missed.
"His hood is gone!" Kenai said.
The water below made a huge "SPLASH!" as I hit the water.
"Wrosco!" Kenai yelled.
"Heh! Just shows that if he had just given you up, his sister would be fine and I would be rich," Talka said.
Kenai got mad and pushed Talka off the cliff as well.
"I'll go get the plant," Koda said.
I resurfaced along with Talka.
"So we meet again," Talka said.
"You want me to help, boss?" Gazoot asked from the dock.
"Yes," Talka said. "Once we take care of this creep, we'll be able to move on to the real target."
"Good thinking, boss," Gazoot said.
Gazoot dived into the water and started swimming towards Talka and me.
"Wrosco!" Kenai yelled. "We have to help him."
"This isn't the right peak!" Koda said, coming down.
"He said it was the highest peak," Nita said.
She looked at the other mountains and spotted only one taller than the current mountain they were on.
"That's got to be it!" Nita said. "Huh? Kenai!"
Kenai jumped off the cliff and splashed into the water below. The giant splash made a small wave pushing us away from the mountain.
"C'mon, Koda," Nita said. "Let's get that plant."
"What about Kenai and Wrosco?" Koda asked.
"I'm sure they'll be fine," Nita said. "So let's go."
The two headed over to the other mountain.
"Gazoot still has his spear," I said. "If I or Kenai get hit with that, this won't end up good."
Gazoot swung his spear at Kenai, but I gripped it with my hand.
"I won't let you hurt my friend," I told him.
"Back to this again, eh?" Talka asked.
"That's right. I'd rather die first than see any of my friends die," I said.
"How touching," Talka said. "But you don't listen to me when I say bears and humans cannot be friends."
I had been keeping my eye on Gazoot the whole time that I never noticed Talka behind me.
"Wrosco!" Kenai shouted.
Kenai swam up behind me and pushed Talka down into the water. He resurfaced not long after.
"You wanna play with me, bear? Because I can show you how to play my way," Talka said. "And when we play my way, I never lose."
"That's what you want want to believe," I said. "But you have to trust me when I say that believing in something that does harm only backfires on you."
"Something that does harm?" Talka asked. "I'm doing something good! With doing whit; I avenge my family, I put food on my table, I make money to help my village grow! And you're trying to keep that away from me?"
"Killing bears won't bring your family back! It's as I said before; you're family must've agitated the bears in order for them to attack!" I exclaimed.
"Just shut your mouth!" Talka yelled.
He grabbed a large rock and threw it.
"Wrosco, look out!" Kenai yelled.
I ducked my head in time and the rock hit Gazoot in the head.
"What did you do that for, boss?" Gazoot asked.
"It was supposed to hit the kid," Talka said.
"No, you knew I would've ducked, no problem," I said. "He's trying to get rid of you so he can get all the money and food for himself."
"No, I am the boss," Talka said. "Hurry up and take out that kid before I hear him talking on again."
"He says he's the boss, so he says he has control over your life," I said. "He's just using you to get all the riches."
"I've had enough with your mouth!" Talka yelled.
He grabbed another rock and threw it. Once again, I dodged it and it hit Gazoot.
"So you are trying to get me?" Gazoot asked.
"No, I'm not," Talka said.
"Then why do you keep throwing rocks at me?" Gazoot asked.
They kept on fighting as Kenai and I got back to the dock.
"We got the plant!" Nita said.
I pulled the plant out of Koda's mouth. It was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen in my life. A bright blue flower as blue as the sky.
"Let's get back in the kayak and get out," I said.
We started rowing away.
"AHH!" we could hear Talka scream.
The four of us started laughing. We reached the other side of town.
"That was fun! Let's do it again!" Koda exclaimed.
"Yeah," I said in a depressed way.
"What's the matter, Wrosco?" Kenai asked. "We got the plant so now you can save your sister."
"Yeah, but now that my journey is over, well, I-," I said.
"Wait!" I could hear Gazoot yell.
"We got to go!" Nita said.
"Kid, take this!" Gazoot yelled.
I stopped to let Gazoot catch up. He handed me back the necklace.
"This is-," I said.
"Take it. I'll let you guys go this time," Gazoot said.
"Thanks," I said.
"Wait, don't let them go!" Talka yelled.
"Shut up! I'm the boss now, got it?" Gazoot asked.
"But they're-," Talka said.
"I said got it?" Gazoot asked.
"Fine," Talka said. "But just today. The next time you're back, you'll be sorry."
"I'll remember that," I said. "Let's keep going."
"Right," the other three said.
We started backtracking all the way to Willow Lake.
"I have the feeling the fruits power lasts from two to three days," I said. "Tomorrow should be the last day that I can talk to you guys."
"Does that mean we're not going to brothers anymore?" Koda asked.
"No, Koda. We'll always be brothers; even if we can't communicate to each other," I assured him.
"I guess this is good-bye then," Kenai said.
"I guess so," I said.
Kenai held up his paw. I connected my hand to it in a high five.
"I'm really going to miss you guys," I said. "I think I want to just sleep underneath the tree with you guys. Is that all right?"
"Whatever you want, buddy," Kenai said.
"This adventure has been fun while it lasted," Nita said.
"I agree," Kenai said.
"It was wild!" Koda said.
"I'm just glad I got to see you guys again. As well as meet Koda," I said.
I grouped them all around me and hugged them.
"I'm going to miss you so much," I said.
"We'll miss you too," Nita said.
The four of us fell asleep. Once again, I had another nightmare.
It was now the next morning and I woke up early. Before I could wake the others and have them see the tears in my eyes, I headed back to my village.
"Tanana, I'm back. I brought the plant," I said.
"You're too late, Wrosco. Siera has left this world last night," Tanana said.
"So my nightmares were telling the truth," I said. "That I was going to be late."
I fell to the ground.
"This is horrible!" I yelled. "I knew I was destined to be alone."
"Siera had one final wish before she passed on," Tanana said. "She tole me 'Tell Wrosco to go to the top of the mountain where the lights touch the earth'."
"The mountain where the lights touch the earth," I said.
I ran back into the woods straight to Willow Lake. When I arrived, the others were gone.
"Kenai? Nita? Koda?" I asked. "They're all gone."
I went over to the edge of the lake and stood there. Something budged me in the back and I feel in lake.
"You totally fell for it!" Koda laughed.
The others came out of the bushes laughing as well. I resurfaced and I started laughing.
"How's your sister doing?" Nita asked.
I looked down in grief.
"She's gone," I finally said.
"Sorry to hear that," Kenai said.
"She said for me to go to the mountain where the lights touch the earth," I said.
"Let's go then!" Koda said. "We just backtrack to the Salmon Run and then go to the mountain!"
"Um, let's try to pass the Salmon Run," Nita said.
"Good idea," Kenai said.
I followed them to the woods just outside the Salmon Run.
"Right up there is the mountain," Nita said.
"Well, let's go then!" Koda said.
"Koda, no," Kenai said. "This should be a quiet conversation just between Wrosco and his sister."
"Kenai, I want you guys to come with me," I said.
"You do?" Kenai asked.
"Yeah, because, well, this is... the last time I'll get to see you guys," I said.
"Trust me, it won't be the last time you see us," Kenai said.
"Go to Willow Lake on a regular basis," Nita said. "Even though we won't be able to talk, we can still at least see each other."
"Sounds good," I said.
"What are we waiting for? There must be a big surprise waiting for us at the top of the mountain," Koda said.
We started running for the mountain. I tripped and started rolling down the hill. The others started laughing and so did I. Then they rolled at me and collided with me. We started laughing again.
"I haven't had this much fun since when we were kids," I said.
We then started climbing up the mountain. Kenai brushed some snow from a ledge that landed on my face.
"Gotcha!" Kenai said.
"Oh yeah?" I asked.
I reached up and pushed Kenai so his grip loosened and he fell on me and the others as well so we all landed in the snow below. We kept on laughing.
We continued climbing and got up to the top.
"We're finally here," I said. "I'm here, Siera. What am I supposed to do next?"
The lights turned orange. I looked away until my eyes could adjust to it. Once I looked back, I saw Siera along with my parents.
"What's going on?" I asked.
"I saw it," Siera said. "I was able to see your entire journey. I could hear you talking with Kenai, Nita, and Koda. I saw you fight off Gazoot and Talka."
"What? Is that possible?" I asked.
Siera waved to the bears. They waved back.
"It was through mom and dad I was able to," she said.
"You did?" I asked my parents.
They both nodded.
"You are... more happier with them than in the village, aren't you?" Siera asked.
I looked down all depressed. I then looked up.
"Yes, I am," I said.
"So be it," Siera said.
She held out her hand. I gripped her hand with mine. Then, another bright light occured around my neck. When it disappeared, I looked to my neck and saw the totem of the bear of love. I smiled and showed it to the bears. I looked back at Siera.
"Do you wish to be with them?" Siera asked.
I smiled and so did the bears.
"More than anything in the world," I said.
"Then so be it," Siera said.
I was raised up into the air and started spinning around. The spirits then change me into a bear. I floated down to the ground. Siera and my parents disappeared.
"Wrosco!" Koda exclaimed.
Koda pounced on me. I tossed him up into the air and he landed on Kenai's back.
"Welcome back, Wrosco," Nita said.
"C'mon, let's go to the Salmon Run," Kenai said. "We'll introduce you to Tug."
"I have something to take care of first," I said. "You might know what it is, Kenai."
"Your manhood ceremony, huh?" Kenai asked.
"Yep," I responded.
I headed back to the village and found Tanana.
"Are you ready, Wrosco?" she asked.
I nodded my head.
And with that, I was starting the manhood ceremony over again, but this time things were going to be a bit different. Because I had gone under a change where I had a new reason for becoming a man, and I would get to be the second paw print up on the wall, right beside Kenai's. Tanana dipped my paw in the red paint and placed my mark on the wall beside Kenai's. I looked at it in excitement. Kenai nudged my side and we all cheered.
So this ends the long journey I was sent on. I learned so much from Kenai, Koda, and Nita. Through them, I learned that everyone has a little animal inside of them, even you. Because if you didn't have a little animal inside of you, well, you'd be hearing only growls from me.
That's the end. Please review.