Hestu knows that the Koroks took Hes things and left the forest. Hestu will spell it out for you right now.

Hestu

(i) lost Hes Maracas in the woods

(ii) was playing the maracas in the moonlight

(iii) the Koroks do not like that, AS HESTU ALREADY KNOWS

(iiii) has already mentioned in no uncertain terms that the music came to Hestu, Hestu did not look for the music

(iiiii) because Hestu feels the music as Hes fellow Koroks feel photosynthesis

(iiiiii) Hestu would never dare suggest Hes fellow Koroks should not process the sun and water into energy

(iiiiiii) Again back to the matter at hand, Hestu knows Hestu shouldn't have done it but did, and Hestu ended up dropping the Maracas on the forest floor

(iiiiiiii) Hestu has mapped out all the forest and knows each of the trees

(iiiiiiiii) would you like to see Hestu draw out all the trees?

(iiiiiiiiii) Hestu can do that, you know.

(iiiiiiiiiii) Hestu has looked around every single tree in the forest and did not see Hes Maracas around any of them

(iiiiiiiiiiii) Hestu knows no critter would have taken it to their den

(iiiiiiiiiiiii) because none of the critters that use wood for their nests are strong enough to carry Hestu's Maracas

(iiiiiiiiiiiiii) and none of the critters in the woods would EAT wood

(iiiiiiiiiiiiiii) which is very good for Hestu and Hes friends, as they are all made of wood!

(iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii) nibble nibble

(iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii) The wind only ever blows toward the Great Tree

(iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii) so even if the wind took it away, it took it toward the Great Tree

(iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii) and the Great Tree did not see Hes Maracas

(iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii) So Hestu's Maracas are not in the forest anymore

(iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii) And no critters took them

(iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii) And no monsters can enter the forest

(iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii) So no monsters took them

(iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii) And no outsiders can enter the forest without the Great Tree's permission

(iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii) And the Great Tree did not allow any outsiders in

(iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii) So no outsiders took them

(iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii) And The Great Tree did not take them

(iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii) And Hestu does not have them

(iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii) And Hestu made the Koroks mad

(iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii) And Koroks know Hestu loves Hes Maracas

(iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii) And Hestu knows the Koroks do hurtful things when they are mad

(iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii) So the Koroks took Hestu's Maracas

(iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii) and left the forest

(iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii) because Hestu is afraid to leave

So Hestu hopes Hestu's conclusion is very clear now.

Hestu must leave the forest Hestu has grown up in and loves dearly to find Hestu's Maracas and their seeds.

Hestu will miss the forest very much.

And Hestu is leaving the forest now because Hestu needs the music.

A/N: This wasn't really a chapter. But it was therapeutic to write, in a way I don't think I totally understand.

Also, oof, brothers and sisters, I feel like I need to explain Chapter 2 just a little bit more. I thought to myself, 'hey, let's try something interesting and experimental.'

It worked, in one regard: it was VERY unique.

It didn't work, in another regard: it was terribly baffling and unreadable.

So here's the summary of what that chapter was supposed to be: Hestu is born and learns their name. The chapter was written frm the following restriction: explain all the sensations that Hestu was feeling in his first several minutes using only the mental and sensory perceptions that Hestu understood at the time. Does Hestu know what 'colors' are? Can Hestu explain what 'brightness' is? Can Hestu explain what it means to physically feel things? You have a very limited range of ways to describe things, and I was trying to live in that restriction to see if I could make something unique.

I did. And it was terrible! But that's okay! Because I had fun failing.