While swimming with whales, Nan is usually the one that approaches the animal to watch its behavior. But something was different this time. She recognized she wouldn’t be able to avoid the monster as it approached her, and as it drew closer, she wouldn’t be able to get out of its way.
She continued to picture the whale, focusing her optics on it as it approached head-on. She had no idea what it was up to, but she was unconcerned for the time being. That, however, would soon change.