All the dolphins were called near the gigantic rock. King Willy, the Royal King of the Dolphins, often called the dolphins there, to make an important announcement or to conduct a special ceremony. King Willy sat on his marvellous throne studded with gems, pearls and beautiful white seashells. The entire pod gathered there and were curious to know the announcement of their king.
Willy crowned Wawa, the twenty-three-year-old dashing and spectacular dolphin as the new KING. There was a big party, all the marine creatures were invited… It was the best party ever! There was singing and dancing, cake and a variety of fish like squid, shrimps and jelly fish, and fantastic fireworks. Willy said, “My dear son, I am proud to crown you the king, but always remember that you need to take good care of your pod and make them feel happy. Only then will you be considered as a worthy king.’’
Wawa was known and adored by everyone because of his unique features. He had a pink fin, blue twinkling eyes, a long nose and a naughty smile. Wawa was a playful and bubbly dolphin, always jumping in glee. He was friendly but did not share his feelings and secrets easily. He loved and cared for his friends. He also had a human friend named Jake, a deadly pirate. Wawa was the best gymnast, and his silly and funny dances were very popular amongst all the marine creatures. He was very generous and had a heart of gold. His only fear was getting entrapped in the slimy tentacles of an octopus.
Wawa lived with his pod very happily. One sunny morning Wawa went with his pod to play. They blew bubble rings with water, flipped in and out of the water and had a gala time.
Then suddenly, eleven octopuses came to attack the pod. All the dolphins swam as fast as they could, but one of the biggest and angriest octopus with his long tentacles entrapped Wawa. Wawa because of his fear, could not do much, but all the other dolphins together rescued their king. Wawa was very pleased with the dolphins and he swam as fast as lightning to save his life.
He reached a ship and was resting there. He thought that the ship would be a safe place to hide, but as soon as he entered the ship, it sailed fast, even before any of the other dolphins could keep track of the ship. In the ship, the SeaWorld crew came and were astonished to see a dolphin with a pink fin on board. One of them got a brilliant idea and said to the others, “We should keep him and take him to our shows, and we will earn tons of money.”
Wawa was feeling very lonely and petrified. The dolphin pod was very worried about their king and were frantically searching for him. Then King Willy told all the other dolphins, “Whoever finds my son shall get a huge reward.” Then all the other dolphins went to search for their king. After some time, they returned and said, “We are really sorry, our King Wawa seems to be lost. Then King Willy was shocked to hear this news and he died of a massive heart attack.
Everyone was in grief and mourning. But they did not waste time and had to first find their King Wawa. So, they all gathered near the gigantic rock to think of a plan. One of them thought very hard, and he remembered about Jake, their king’s friend.
Elsewhere, the ship docked at SeaWorld. Wawa was taken in a huge net into the SeaWorld premises and he was placed in a huge pool of ice-cold water.
A month passed by, but no one could trace Wawa or Jake. One afternoon Jake came to the Dolphin Kingdom to congratulate Wawa. Then he got the news of King Willy and he learnt that his friend was missing.
Meanwhile in SeaWorld they were training Wawa, but poor Wawa was only remembering his friends and family. At SeaWorld, everyone was impressed with Wawa’s gymnastic skills. He could jump the highest, he could do two flips at a time in mid-air and his belly dance would make everyone laugh. He was getting trained for his first show with a live audience.
But Wawa was sad as he was remembering the bubble rings he made with his friends. In a week’s time, Wawa was ready for his first show. Posters were put up all over the city and outside SeaWorld. The Pink Fin Dolphin show – first time in the history of SeaWorld, a unique dolphin will perform outstanding tricks.
The tickets to Wawa’s show were all sold out. Finally, the day arrived, Wawa was nervous and excited about his first show as he had never performed earlier. There was a huge queue, everyone rushed inside to grab the front seats. The show was spectacular. There were loud claps, cheering and children were shouting – ‘once more, once more’.
A few lucky children got to click photos with Wawa and his pink fin. Now seeing the excited kids, Wawa was feeling a little better, but still longed to go home and meet his friends and family.
In the Dolphin Kingdom, Jake and the dolphins were planning hard. Jake being a pirate had strong connections and contacts with everyone in and around the sea. Now it was high time, and everyone was worried about Wawa being lost for about two to three months.
At SeaWorld, there was a bigger show. Wawa was practicing very hard for it.
A week passed by. Jake found out through his sources that Wawa had been taken towards SeaWorld. He immediately joined the dots and knew what had happened. Jake gathered his gang, and just a night before the mega show he reached SeaWorld. He silently broke into SeaWorld while everyone was asleep and managed to find Wawa in his pool.
Wawa was thinking about his kingdom and all the dolphins while he was blowing small bubble rings. As soon as Jake came close, he was super excited and started flapping his fins. He understood that Jake was his true friend and had come to rescue him. Jake slowly went out with pin drop silence and called the gang. In a huge net they all held Wawa and took him to the ship. But Wawa was not pleased at sneaking out and wanted Jake to inform the SeaWorld authorities. Jake removed his map and, on the back of it, left a note for them.
He explained Wawa’s story and informed them about King Willy and that he was rescuing the King of the Dolphins, who was also his great friend Wawa – to be with his friends, family and the entire pod.
Wawa was excited to meet his family but had mixed feelings because he left SeaWorld without meeting his trainers. As soon as they reached the kingdom, Wawa dived out of the ship and jumped into the air and took two flips and marked his arrival into the kingdom. All the dolphins knew that Wawa had reached home safe, even without meeting him. They were so happy and identified Wawa’s flip as soon as they saw it. Wawa met everyone but was anxious to meet his father. He then learnt about his father’s death and was extremely sad. Then he remembered he was now the brave king and he must support and take care of the entire kingdom.
The people at SeaWorld also understood how they liked their family, in the same manner, even animals liked their family.
So, from then onwards SeaWorld only took abandoned and orphaned animals for their shows. The pod had a great celebration upon Wawa’s return. The pod performed a dance and made a big circle. In the centre was Jake. They all danced for Wawa while he was sitting on his marvellous throne. Then suddenly Wawa got up and did his funny belly dance. Everyone had a loud, hearty laugh.
Krisha Toshniwal, is 11 years old, resides in Chennai with her family and her cute pet beagle, Oreo. Deeply interested in music, she sings western classical songs. She is very sporty and takes coaching in tennis, which is her absolute favorite sport. She is a fast runner and is good in athletics. She is very interested in photography. She is a lover of all birds, animals, insects, trees and flowers. Science and Mathematics are the favorite subjects of the sixth grader. Krishna also knows how to solve the Rubik’s Cube pyramid, 3by3 and 4by4 cube. Her favorite colour is violet and teal. Last year she went to Singapore and there she went swimming with the dolphins. From this experience evolved her first story.