Are you okay?
Nan walked to the ship’s balcony as she struggled to her feet.
The male humpback whale who had attempted to save her from the shark was there, calmly waiting. It seemed concerned as if it wanted to make sure Nan was okay before returning to sea.
When it realized Nan was secure, it released a single burst of water from its blowhole and sank back beneath the waters. Nan sank to the boat’s stern to watch her marine companion swim off into the distance as if the whale was attempting to keep her safe.
Then, like a great scientist, she began piecing together the events.