My parents said I first saw daylight (more like ocean light) in an ocean
near the Arctic. Excuse me as I’m not very familiar with the ocean names,
you, humans call it. That’s all I ever heard them say but since then it
has been quite an adventure.
I am an Orca but I wouldn’t say a killer whale as I never really liked
killing. But, of course, I loved the meat! So, I usually would stay at the
back of my herd. Letting them to do the killing and I would do most of
the eating. After years of success this finally backfired.
One day when I was watching my buddies attacking a cephalopod,
suddenly a group of whale hunters (who were sneaking behind me) caught
me and later sold me to a water park. It was a pretty nice one but it
was much smaller than the ocean. Every day, children would come and
wave at me through the glass and I would try to do stunts. When
I was about 12 years old I began to wonder where my parents had gone,
even though it was time for me to be mature. I dreamed of finding
them one day. It was then that my life changing adventure began.
A science lab, in that city called San Diego, was desperate to study an
orca, and when they heard of me, they came and bought me for a huge
price. I have no clue what they actually did to me but I know what
they said they did to me. Yeah, so… according to them they did head
surgery on me and did a bunch of experiments on
my brain, I don’t even know how that is possible, but on the bright side
that made me smarter and of course, how could I forget? They gave
me a personal free jacuzzi! Altered to my size obviously.
They smartened me to such an extent that I could learn things as fast
as regular humans. Using this ability, I learnt to communicate in English
with humans, the one thing I always wanted to do. And once I could
understand humans I started making some money. It was initially just a
passion of mine to prevent whales and other sea creatures from being
tortured, to learn stunts without even knowing what they were supposed
to do, in a water zoo near the lab. So, I used to listen to the humans
then explain the instructions to other creatures. I continued with this
for another year and a half.
During the middle of the second year a familiar scientist came running
up to me and said that a herd of killer whales have been found near the
coast and so, to prevent them any harm, I must go and warn them about
By the next day all the preparations were ready, the boats to carry
me…. We set out to the whales. Within a few hours I could see them,
they were feeding on some animal. Therefore, I asked my mates to put
me into the water a little further from them so that they wouldn’t get
disturbed by the rumbling sound of the ships. As soon as they let me
free, obviously with a tracker attached to me, I went straight for the
meat. Hey! Don’t blame me for that, it’s been a long time since I’ve
eaten fresh meat from the ocean. By afternoon I told the herd that
they were too near the shore and asked them to go back towards the
ocean to be safe. But the herd somewhat felt familiar, like I had been
in it a long time ago.
My suspicions of the relation between the herd and me were true when
I found my long-lost friend coming towards me. In pure excitement I
told them everything that had happened to me and that I could talk
with humans and everything…
It occurred to me that the scientists would be waiting for me to
return, but I wanted to stay with my herd. My friend then suggested
that I could go and ask the humans if I could stay. And I did just that!
They seemed fine with it but requested me to attach a speaker like
thing so that whenever the humans needed some help I could come to
their service. With that I left and hunted peacefully with my herd,
fulfilling my once long-ago dream. Of course, until I heard a loud
“PING!!!!” sound from the speaker.