- Some time had passed since Littlefoot hatched from his egg. Not much has changed except Littlefoot was slightly bigger than when he was hatched. Along with his Mother and Grandparents, they stopped at a row of dead trees looking for food. All they could find to eat was the dry bark. The Mother wanders ahead to search for any leaves as Littlefoot struggles to eat*
Littlefoot: Mother, is this all there is to eat?
Mother: I'm sorry, my dear. The land has been changing. That is why we must walk as far as we can each day until we reach the Great Valley.
- Littlefoot tries to hard to chew on the bark, the little creature unable to even consume it. Suddenly, Littlefoot's mom spots something*
Mother: Littlefoot, quickly, come here.
- Curious, Littlefoot wanders towards his Mom, who stands under a tree looking at something from above*
Mother: Look, up there. *motions to a star-like leaf hanging by the branches* A tree star. It is very special.
- Littlefoot's Mom grips the leaf gently with her flat teeth, carefully lowering the leaf as some remaining water leftover on top. Littlefoot happily goes over to the leaf*
Littlefoot: A tree star.
Mother: It is very special. It'll help you grow strong. Where we are going, there are so many of these leaves.
- Littlefoot plays with the leaf for a bit, pushing it upward into the air and sometimes seeing it float down towards him. Finally, the leaf lands on him and Littlefoot blows it off the tree-star flowing gently into his arms. The grandparents are quite amused with Littlefoot's antics*
Mother: Come along.
- The herd moves onward with Littlefoot carrying the tree-star on his back, following closely behind his mother, followed by his Grandparents. As they walk toward the horizon, Littlefoot's mother explains the meaning of their journey*
Mother: The Great Valley is filled with many green food, more than you could ever eat, and more fresh cool water than you could ever drink. It's a wonderful, beautiful place, where we'll live happily with many more of our own kind.
Littlefoot: Gee, when will we get there?
Mother: The bright circle must pass over many times. We must follow it each day to where it touches the ground.
Littlefoot: Have you ever seen the Great Valley?
- Littlefoot's mom stops after that question, arching her long neck towards her son till they are eye-to-eye*
Mother: *softly replies* No.
Littlefoot: Well, how do you know it's really there?
Mother: *chuckles* Some things you see with your eyes, others you see with your heart.
Littlefoot: *sighs* I don't understand, Mother.
Mother: *raises his chin* You will, my son. You will.
- Hungry, Littlefoot decides to have one bite of his tree-star. Suddenly, he hears some giggling somewhere from the fields. Curiously, Littlefoot wanders from his herd to investigate where it's coming from*
Mother: Littlefoot, don't you wander too far.
- Littlefoot peers through the fields and is amazed at what he sees: Cera, fully-grown since she hatched, stalking a bug-like creature. She charges after the beast crashing through several rocks, crushing one with her horns. But the last rock she hits forces Cera to stop as the bug practically lands in front of her*
- Cera doesn't pay attention as she hungrily looks at the seemingly defenseless bug. She lunges to gobble the insect, only for it to spray some strange liquid into her face before buzzing off. Cera was surprised but tried to maintain her composure. She hears Littlefoot's laughter and finally turns to face him, but clearly she's not amused*
Cera: What are you laughing at?
- Littlefoot is startled at first but then he sees Cera's preparing to charge as if a sign of play. Littlefoot mimics Cera as well. Then both Dinosaurs charge toward each other just as Cera's father stomps in between the two Dinosaurs, halting the children in position. The father glares at the Apatosaurus, the little one intimidated not only by the father's size but by his expression. His mother calls out to him as the father scolds his daughter*
Cera's Father: Come, Cera. Three-horns never play with long-necks.
- Cera blows a raspberry at Littlefoot's face and one growl from the father has Littlefoot backing away. But Cera was not finished*
Cera: Three-horns never play with long-necks.
- Cera's dad grips his daughter by the tail, Littlefoot's mother doing the same. The two parents glance at each other for no more than a few seconds before they travel back towards their separate groups. Littlefoot was still confused about one thing*
Littlefoot: A long-neck? Hmm. *turns to his mother* Mother, what's a long neck?
Mother: Why, that's what we are, dear.
Littlefoot: Oh. Well, why can't I play with that three-horn? *chuckles* We were having fun.
Mother: Well, we all keep to our own kind -- The three-horns, the spike tails, the swimmers, the fliers. We never do anything together.
Mother: Well, because we're different. It's always been that way.
Littlefoot: Well, why?
Mother: *chuckles* Oh, don't worry so much. When we reach the Great Valley, there will be many long-necks for you to play with.
Littlefoot: *sighs* I wish we were there now.
Mother: It's a long way -- Past the rock that looks like a long-neck, the mountains that burn. Still a long way, but we'll get there.
- And so the family of Apatosaurus continues their travels towards the far reaches of the land. Traveling towards the setting sun unsure of where the journey ends but knowing that just beyond the horizon the Great Valley awaits them*
- Little do they know, what appears to be a falling star in the sky turns out to be Logan, falling straight towards the incoming ground. The force from the landing causes Logan to bounce around on several portions of the Earth, tumbling through the ground and landing on nearly every portion of his body. Finally, Logan stops tumbling and lands face-first onto the ground. For a few moments, Logan appears to be unconscious. But finally, he pushes himself off the ground, groaning in the process. A few rips and tears are shown on his clothes and his sunglasses slant revealing his eyes for a moment. Logan settles himself, moving his sunglasses back in position and takes a look around trying to gather his senses*
Logan: *breathes heavily* I'm alive… Max! *pushes a button on his gauntlet and speaks into it* Max, come in! Do you read me? Over.
- Unfortunately, all Logan is able to hear is static. The fall must've messed with his gauntlet; otherwise, Max is unable to respond. Logan starts to get worried*
Logan: *looks around again* Where am I? Or for that matter, "when"?
- Logan looks around at his surroundings. From what he can tell, there are no buildings or streets or any traces of human civilization in a hundred miles. All he can see apart from the solid ground he stood on is a dry desert with dead trees and some mountains in the far distance. A strange world for this bewildered visitor*
- Just then, a low howling sound could be heard in the distance. Logan turned to where the noise was coming from and could barely make out several large objects traveling through the desert just about a few miles away. He then pulled out a pair of binoculars and was shocked to see a herd of Apatosaurus wandering aimlessly towards the setting sun. Logan was not only amazed by what he thinks he's seeing but because of how big that such creatures were, nearly a thing of beauty for this human. Lowering the binoculars, Logan tries to find the words to describe his incredible discovery… And sudden realization*
Logan: Dinosaurs… Dinosaurs everywhere… I'm in the Mesozoic era! *pause* Which means, there are no people around to help me out! *sarcastically* Great! Just PERFECT! *kicks at the ground* Now what am I gonna do?!
- Logan ponders his current status. He's standing in the middle of a desert, his gauntlet is jammed, he barely has any supplies, and the only inhabitants on this planet are Dinosaurs. After pacing along the ground, Logan hears his stomach growling. Then he coughs, but groans as he feels his throat getting dry*
Logan: *breathes deeply* Come on, Logan… You've been in worse scrapes than this… The important thing now is to find food and water out here in this…wasteland. *looks back at the dinosaur herd* And I bet they know where to find some.
- Knowing what he must do, Logan cautiously follows the Apatosaurus herd hoping they'll stop at a nearby river. If not, Logan couldn't even imagine what will happen to him if he fails to get to Max. With determination on his face, Logan pushes through the desert and attempts to keep up with the much bigger creatures*
- By now, night has fallen along the land. The Apatosaurus herd have settled themselves in and decided to sleep together laying their necks along each other in comfort. A dragonfly flies over the herd when it's suddenly caught by a frog-like creature. Littlefoot is startled when he sees the frog in front of him, chewing the insect before hoping away. Littlefoot, curiously, follows*
Littlefoot: Hey, hopper, come back!
- The "hopper" looks at Littlefoot for a brief moment and hops away*
- Littlefoot attempts to follow the frog when suddenly…*
???: You again?
- Cera appears right in front of Littlefoot, the latter surprised to see her. Cera, on the other hand, was not pleased to see the "Long-Neck" again*
Cera: Go away! That's "my" hopper.
- Cera goes to follow the frog leaving Littlefoot standing there. However, he refuses to backdown and tries to stand up for himself*
Littlefoot: I--I saw him first.
Cera: Well, he's in "my" pond.
- Cera slides down a small hill into the pond and sees a whole group of frogs in the pond. Just as Cera was able to reach for one, Littlefoot stumbles on top of her and the frogs disappear. Annoyed at first, Cera turns back to the frogs and tries to catch a frog in a bubble. One of the bubbles pop in Littlefoot's face as the two dinosaurs tried to catch one. After a while, the children were actually seeing this as like a game as they laughed whenever they landed on a bubble*
Littlefoot: Over here.
Cera: Hey, this is fun.
- Having forgotten their argument, the two dinosaurs continue to play in the pond to catch some frogs. Meanwhile, Logan finally managed to catch up and struggles to catch his breath after that long walk he took. Logan leans on his knees at the edge of the pond, his face staring down at the strangely colored water. But from the look on Logan's face, the boy didn't care… As long as there was water*
Logan: Oh, thank god!
- Logan then cups his hands, dips it into the water then brings it tp hips lips to take a sip. But the moment he does, his eyes widened and he immediately spat it out, coughing a bit afterwards. It was the worst tasting water Logan had ever tasted. As he wiped the water off his lips, Logan saw the children playing in the pond. For a moment, he forgot about the awful taste in his mouth as he watched the children play*
Logan: *takes off his sunglasses* Well, at least they look like they're having fun… *cups his hands again, dips them into the water, then splashes the water onto his face* Ah!
- Just then, a slow rumble starts to form. Logan looks down and sees some ripples forming in the pond. Logan turns back to the children, who are still playing and are unaware of what's going on. But he sees something else, a giant shadow looming over the kids. Inching closer and closer and the rumbling getting louder and heavier*
Logan: *pause* That doesn't look good…
- Suddenly, the Dinosaurs hear the heavy footsteps and look from all around for the source of the rumbling. When they finally see where it came from, they gasp in a frightened shock: A hungry Tyrannosaurus Rex, the biggest dinosaur they have ever seen lunging towards the frightened children*
Cera: *gasps* Sharptooth!!
Logan: *eyes widen* OH CRUD!!!
- Logan puts his sunglasses back on and attempts to get away from the T-Rex, but the cries of the children cause him to turn around*
Littlefoot: Mother! Help!
- The two dinosaurs manage to avoid the Sharptooth's heavy foot and rushes away. Logan couldn't stand the thought of seeing those two children getting eaten by that hideous monster. But at the same time, Logan realized the T-Rex had the size advantage over him. But with a look of determination, Logan knew what he had to do. Quickly, he chased after the baby dinosaurs and followed them into a deep patch of giant thorns*
- Hiding in the bushes, Littlefoot and Cera back away as the T-Rex searches for the tiny Dinosaurs. It hungrily sniffs through the thorn patch, attempting to follow their scent. The two dinosaurs hide under one thorn as the T-Rex pushes against the stalk trying to uncover the Dinosaurs. Nearby, Logan sees the T-Rex, picks up a tiny rock and throws it over to a corner. Distracted, the hungry T-Rex goes over and the two spot Logan, who sticks a finger over his mouth and makes a 'Shh' sound, telling them to be quiet*
Logan: *points to one direction and whispers* Go! Go!
- The two dinosaurs crept away from where the T-Rex was and Logan meets up with them as they stands by two paths. Logan and Littlefoot go over to one path*
Logan: This way.
Cera: *shakes her head* Mm-mmm.
- Cera instead runs down another path as Logan & Littlefoot follow*
Littlefoot: Come back! You're going the wrong way!
- Logan & Littlefoot rush out through the bushes into another pile… Just as the Sharptooth lunged towards the two. Logan manages to roll out of the way, but Littlefoot is stuck by some thorns that caught onto Littlefoot's hide. He struggles to pull himself away, but the thorns drag him back towards the Sharptooth, it's head caught between several thorns. It opens it's jaws wide waiting for the Apatosaurus to come to it instead*
Logan: *sees Littlefoot in danger* Hang on, kid! I'm coming! *runs back to Littlefoot and summons his keyblade* ERG!!
- Logan lunges his arm forward and pierces his keyblade straight at the Sharptooth's eye, the beast rearing it back out of the thorns and growls with one of it's eyes now in a permanent squinty eye appearance. With one swipe, Logan slices the thorns off Littlefoot as they rush back to meet with Cera. Turning back towards the trio, the Sharptooth jumps towards them, the landing knocks the kids on their backs. Just as the T-Rex was about to gobble them up, a swoop of a tail knocks the Sharptooth straight toward a wall. Littlefoot's mother arrives in the nick of time as the three rush behind her and the T-Rex struggles to get up*
Mother: Run! Run!
- The Sharptooth confronts Littlefoot's Mother, who stands her ground and prepares to face the creature*
Logan: Look out!
- Logan pushes the kids out from under the Mother's feet and they rush away as the Mother fights the Sharptooth. For a moment, she easily overpowers the T-Rex with one swoop of her tail again. Just as she catches up with the kids to lead them away, the Sharptooth makes a great leap and lands directly on the Mother's back and starts gnawing at her exposed backside as the kids look on with horrified expressions on their face*
Logan: Oh my god!
- Not daring to take another look, Logan leads the kids away as Littlefoot's mother struggles away. A large bite wound on her back, but the mother holds on with the defense. The Sharptooth lunges several more times for another bite, but with all her strength Littlefoot's mother hurtles the beast away onto the ground. She limps along with the kids as they get away… Except a new problem has emerged from the ground*
- The ground starts to shake, cracks start forming along the surface floor. Logan stays with the kids and temporarily they are separated from Littlefoot's mother. The Sharptooth recovers to see the kids standing by and pursues them once again. Logan leads the children away, running as fast as they can away from the beast. But one step causes them to land on it's feet as the T-Rex stops… And a giant wiff of hot steam blows from the ground nearly knocking the T-Rex off balanced. The kids fall off and hang on to the edge of a cliff as the Sharptooth slides towards them. They latch onto the tail and find themselves dangling for life, hanging over the edge as the T-Rex struggles to grip the surface with it's scrawny arms*
Logan & the Kids: HELP!!!
Logan: Hurry kids, come on! We can make it!
- Logan tries to lead the kids toward the top, but flat surface causes them to slide back toward the Sharptooth, the creature barely holding on. It sees the three and attempts a desperate last meal before it's fall. One swoop of a tail sends the beast hurtling towards the seemingly bottomless crevice and Littlefoot's mother grips the three by her teeth*
Logan: It's an Earthquake! Everybody run!
- Cera runs back towards her father, while Littlefoot's mother follows Littlefoot, and Logan tries to get as far away from the Earthquake as possible*
- Cera calls out for her father, who calls back for his daughter. Littlefoot's grandparents search around for their grandson, only for the cliff to rise from underneath them. Several dinosaurs try to escape from the incoming tremor, the unlucky ones were caught and rolled around the ground in pain. Cera sees her father and attempts to reach him*
- Unfortunately, the service causes a rift between Cera and her father, the girl halting along the edge. Too scared to make the jump now, Cera runs back while other Dinosaurs found themselves trapped. Some of them falling to their deaths as the cliff breaks apart sending the dinosaurs down to the bottom*
- Meanwhile, Logan finds himself onto a rising portion of the divide. Logan holds on for dear life, looking down long enough to see the Dinosaurs falling toward the ground causing him to look away and toward the sky*
Logan: MAX!!! MAX, WHERE ARE YOU!!! MAX!!! PLEASE, HELP ME!!!!
Narrator: In this time of the clash of continents, a great earthquake split the land. Herds were divided, families were cut in two. Littlefoot was separated from his grandparents.
- As the Earthquake settled, the adult Dinosaurs were caught on the rising portion of the divide overlooking those who were unfortunate to make it towards their side. Among those there, Cera looks helplessly at her parents, who looked toward her from above*
Cera's Dad: Cera!
Cera: Mama! Daddy!
Narrator: Cera was on one side of the divide, her parents were on the other.
- Up on the raised portion, Logan couldn't help but feel bad for the two kids who were still trapped on the other side of the cliff. He turns toward the adults, seeing the same sad expressions on their faces. Logan could think back to that one time in his life when he felt that same feeling. Logan was not going to allow this to end this way*
Logan: *climbs up the side if the cliff, struggling all the way* Urg!! Come on, Logan, you can do it! Just…a few…more…feet!
- Suddenly, the rock gets loose from the side and Logan starts to fall. Logan summons his keyblade against and pierces the top of the downed portion of the divide, watching the other rock tumbling into the blackness. Quickly, he pushes himself atop the cliff just as that side starts to crumble. Breathing heavily, Logan lifts himself off his back and realizes where he's at*
Logan: And just when I thought this couldn't get any worse...
- Night has fallen ever since the Earthquake, the whole land has fallen apart with cracks and steep hills. But worst of all: It started to rain. Then a loud voice echoes through the land.
- Littlefoot has since been searching for his mother, whom he got separated from when they tried to get as far as they could from the Earthquake. The child is worried, but he continues his search for her*
Littlefoot: Mother! Mother? Where are you?
- Suddenly, Littlefoot hears a moan coming from a few steps away. He sees his mother, perched on a rocky hill, clearly suffering from the effects of that vicious wound. Littlefoot rushes down towards his mother*
Littlefoot: Mother! Mother?
- The mother groans as she looks up at her son. She is so happy to see that he is safe, even as he sees the confusion and sadness in Littlefoot's eyes. The thunder starts to pick up followed by lightning*
Littlefoot: Please get up.
Mother: I'm… Not sure I can, Littlefoot.
Littlefoot: Yes, you can. Get up.
- The Mother tries to get up, but the damage was already done. Just as she stands, Littlefoot's Mother plops back down onto the ground. Littlefoot bends over to his mother's face feeling so helpless while his mother lays dying. With whatever energy she has left, Littlefoot's mom turns her gaze towards his*
Mother: Dear, sweet Littlefoot, do you remember the way to the Great Valley?
Littlefoot: *sniffles* I guess so, but why do I have to know? You're going to be with me.
Mother: *faintly smiles* I'll be with you, even if you can't see me.
Littlefoot: What do you mean if I can't see you? I can always see you.
Mother: Littlefoot, let your heart guide you. It whispers… So listen closely…
- Then all is silent, the lightning outlining the Mother's body. But there is nothing left to be said, her body lays still, and slowly Littlefoot realizes… His mother…is dead*
Littlefoot: Mother? Mother?
- And all through that night, Littlefoot stays by his Mother's side, even as she lays dead. The rain carries on until it finally fades. One life passes and so does the weather*