Ikala had seen Mahina many times and looked upon him with love but could not help but wonder why he left as she appeared from her slumber. Then one morning Ikala appeared and beheld Mahina directly in front of her, hiding the Earth from her view.
Quickly, Ikala asked Mahina, “Why is it every time we pass at dawn and dusk you leave with nothing but a sigh?”
Mahina basked in Ikala’s radiance and smiled, “Don’t you know that my love for you is eternal. When I leave it is only so that you may live and share your light with the world.”
Ikala watched as Mahina moved slowly away again but not before she heard him say “Our time is precious but it is a timeless love. Just as it is my place to light the weary traveler in the night, you must illuminate the day. Be patient Ikala, we shall see each other again when the time is right.”