Heffanutt finds his friend in the garden staring out in the air. He tries to talk to The ant king several times before he hears him. The ant king takes a deep breath and turns to Heffanutt. «I have to leave». Heffanutt wonders where he is going, but he doesn`t know. «You see, I know in which direction I`m heading, but I never know where it`s going to lead me». «If I stay too long in one place. it`s like I`m burning up inside».
Heffanutt doesn`t understand that someone can be so restless, he has his home where he has lived all his life, his garden. Heffanutt hates goodbyes even if he knows that he`s going to see his friend again. «I`ll come back before winter and stay with you at least until spring» The ant king promises.
An hour later Heffanutt follows The ant king with his eyes, seeing his friend walk further and further away. The ant king turns around one last time, waves and disappears into the dark woods.