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 the dangers.
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.