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- Chapter 52: Bonds -


  That nasty Neo Orca searching sound was not heard from a while ago. Cherokee, who has been swimming for many minutes at the highest speed of 15 knots, finally slowed down.
  As swimming, he was about to feel faint several times. When the pursuer's black dorsal fin ceased to appear, he laid himself quietly on the surface of the sea.
  Since he went on a trip with Claire, there was really nothing good for him. How many times have he got stuck with being chased by terrible enemies and running away? At last he was about to entered the stomach of a killer whale.
  Oh, it is frustrating to get shafted any longer. I want to return to my hometown sea of coral reefs. I want to go back to a peaceful world as if be said by everyone that you are a runt or a tone deafness; Cherokee thought.
"I wonder if I will die soon..."
  Cherokee had a dream with a blurred head. He did not know whether it was a dream or a scene of a flowing scenery like past visits flashing back during the death period.
  In that dream, he played with a single child whale. He was a son of a female he escorted last year, and he was a very naughtiness boy bothered him. Uncle Cherokee (he remind him many times that call me as brother) became a good toy for him. But he loved that boy, Cookie. Children do not look down on him, and whichever it is, he feels good when he plays with children. There is no stress accumulated. Time will soon pass too densely. The reason that the mother female allowed the escort to be young and petite Cherokee also because service-minded he let out the energy of her son beyond her capacities.
  After all, he had been dumped by her. However, he noticed now that the hole that opened to his heart was not caused by broken heart, rather it was influenced by parting with Cookie who entered "School" as weaning time.
  The scene Cookie, his mother and Cherokee himself playing went through Cherokee's head one after another; The mother tells him a story, he told the mother about the day's event with the fin swinging (Cookie was also a type that talks exaggeratedly like Cherokee. Or resembled him), to sing songs together (The duet with him was the best accomplishment over the song of courtship to his mother), to chase after (Cookie went easy for his mother, but he did not pardon when Cherokee was the opponent). When he look at such scene with eyes like fathers, mothers and friends makes him feel like he has going to heaven.
  Suddenly the image of Cookie became fuzzy, Cherokee watched the child who was no longer his same race humpback whale. He has a slim and smooth body, and a short pectoral fin with a gray patch. Everyone who is laughing cheerfully with a mother with her mother is no different in any race. The state that laughing naughty full of energy with her mother did not change in any race.
"Cookie! Joey! Sister!!"
  Cherokee got conscious back to reality. He had already escaped from the sea of white phosphorescence. He could not see the figure of the pursuer even if he looked backward.
"What am I gonna do? I can not turn back from now. But, Old Male also Sister have also got caught. I wonder what happened to Master. Did he fall into the enemy's fin? What will be, shall I escape alone as it is? I can do nothing in anyway... No, indeed! I have to help Sister and her son! I have to let her meet him! Joey, I have never met him, but what kind of child is him? He is a child of Sister, so I guess he will be more naughtiness than Cookie as he is Sister's son. What did Old Male say at the end? Let everyone know? Who are everyone? What will happen even if I informed them? There will be nothing I can do after all..."
  It was not the case to toy with the idea of what to do. Besides, the task of thinking has become increasingly bold.
  I can not do anything. But there is one thing I can do; he thought.
  Cherokee was driven to a slightly guilty feeling, but he threw it away.
  I'll do it. Skill is not a problem; he thought.
  He blew once calming down and lowered his head to near vertical in the water. It is a song attitude. This was above the deep sea with three miles unlike a shallow water depth of 100 feet which reflects sound well, but he ignored the acoustic effects of the studio. Cherokee closed the eyelids and got a stream of water to the body. The wound damaged by Neo Orcas made heat.
"This may be the last but I will dedicate it for you, Sister."
  Cherokee did not say anything more, he began to sing quietly like as sliding. Inexpressively, as he become as song or voice itself. Praying for the song itself.

      SOS! SOS! The bond between mother and child is about to be lost!

  Cherokee tried not to sing well, not to raise his voice, just kept singing the same phrase repeatedly leaving the water of the ocean to carry his feelings. The murderer killer whales may have heard this song, but he did not mind it either. He planned to keep singing even until he take Neo Orca's fangs.
  I can only sing, only such a little thing. But I will do! I will sing! So, please listen, everyone!!

      SOS! SOS! The bond between mother and child is about to be lost!

  The song spread as a wave with the Cherokee as the center. His song went through the water until it reached a distance of one thousand miles and decayed. Every whale within that range received the rescue signal he gave. The song was also heard by his three companions who fell into trouble.
"Youngster!?"
"Oh, Cherokee!"
"Someone is singing..."

      SOS! SOS! The bond between mother and child is about to be lost!

  And then---

      Sonny... Sonny... Sonny... Sonny...

  Answers came back.

      Sonny, come back home.

  Those who are singing were whales. All the whales who heard Cherokee's song sent the reply as a song.
  It was not just whales around the Ryukyu Islands, or "Whale-Eater Islands". Cherokee's song were relayed and singing continued beyond one thousand mile, and steadily spreading rapidly and steadily, from the Pacific Ocean to the other side of "Child of Meta-Ceti cross the equator". All the races, all the individuals; both "Clan of Front Side" and "Clan of Back Side", whales in "Fertile Sea" and "Foison Sea", humpback whales of Great Barrier Reef "Large District" and minke whales of Ross Sea "Large District", dolphins "Co-op" in the Equatorial waters and Gray whales "AHSWEP" in Baja California, Orcas pod in the Johnstone Strait; minke, pygmy right, Omura's, Eden's, Bride's, humpback, gray, sei, right, bowhead, fin and blue whale race; cachalot, bottlenose whale, orca, beluga, pilot, bottlenose dolphin, hourglass dolphin, Dall's porpoise, river dolphin and the other tooth whale races; listened to the song of a humpback whale, responded with the song. Songs from a distance place were mediated and amplified as well as Cherokee's own song. All the whales extended the fins to the four whales who have experienced the numerous adventures and faced the crisis right now.

      Sonny, come back home.

"Hum."
  The song reached the ear of Minke the Great, "The Highness of Whale Oil Barrel". He slowly raised his head.
"It's interesting. Meta-Ceti make the first move than me."
  The whale who worship Mono-Ceti showed his willingness to take on a challenge with the scornful laugh in full face.
"I will let you know my power. No much for me even if powerless whales become a bundle."
  He floated on the surface of the water and revealed like a reef, and then breathed a deep breath by raising blow which reached 48 feet.
"I'm the King!"
  Death emperor's voice which raged the waves, swayed the ocean floor and shook the atmosphere has drowned out ten millions of whale's voices in the whole world.
"I've got you there!"
  However---

      Sonny... Sonny... Sonny... Sonny...
      Sonny, come back home.

"Hmm!?"
  The whales soon regained harmony. Everyone is singing their songs without strain.
"Such impudent Meta-Ceti believers!"
  "The Highness of Whale Oil Barrel" groaned low and breathed a bigger breath again.
"I'm the King!!"
  The voice of "The Highness" pressed the ocean with greater energy than the sum of ten million whales singing voices. The wave height increased by several feet in all oceans, and storm surge was observed in various places on the "Whale-Eater Islands" coast. Huge amount of energy was converted to calorific value, bringing rise in seawater temperature. A tsunami took near him, and the white water was heated as boiling. However---

      Sonny... Sonny... Sonny...
      Sonny, come back home.

  This time the whales' chords recovered promptly. Because ten million lives are singing together in regard to the opponent is alone even though how loudly.
"Then, how about with this!"
  Finally "The Highness of Whale Oil Barrel" demonstrated his own psychic ability. It raised the sound absorption of liquid water and further raised the soundproofing effect of "Mono-Ceti's Garden" by a hundredfold. Though, with this, it should have been impossible to invade into "Garden" even the sound of the meteor falling down within a stone's throw.

      Sonny, come back home.

  The whales' song penetrated the wall of power easily. Everyone trying to deliver their feelings, but kept singing at their own pace.
"Mmm!?"
  The first impatient color appeared on the face of Minke the Great. It was unexpected that the mutant who received "Baptism" of "Spirit of Death", who is supposed to be a ruler dominates the living world, can not hold down ordinary whales who do not have anything superior to others.
"I'm the King!!!"
  "The Highness" got more angry and barked towards the horizon with an unspecified number of speakers to stop whispering songs of ordinary whales without supernatural.

      Sonny, come back home.

  However, the more giant whale gets to swagger, the more his breath is sucked into the harmony of singing voice perfectly in tune with each other.
"Saucy creatures!"
  Minke the Great, who lost his temper, turned blind eyes to Mono-Ceti which is sitting in the deep sea of three miles. I'll release the power of "Spirit of Death" and show you when this happens!; he thought.
  The mutant whale with ESP has exercised his power to make the "Spirit of Death" element in "Death Cylinder" held by "Sanken Rock" to exceed the criticality at once. However---

      Sonny, come back home.

  It did not explode.
"What!? That shouldn't happen!"
  For a moment, "The Highness" thought that he was exhausted from "Death Element" or because of the structural defect or failure of the "Death Cylinder" produced by "Furless Seal", but it certainly was supplying energy in the "Garden" until now. Hecklers were obviously whales. They broke the physical barriers due to super-ordinary power, and now they wrapped up the power of the King on the contrary.
  Minke the Great was furious.
"If this happens, I will unleash 'Spirit of Death' at once in 'Dead Cylinder' stacked in hundreds of 'Carrying Death Rock' scattered all over the ocean! Then, all the living things on the planet will be exterminated. I'll be the only existence!!"
  The mutant whale raised his physical adjustment power level to full power, released an arrow of power jumping over the space and heading for multiple target "Floating Rock", regardless of the compassionate guidelines for the "Death Kingdom" explained to Claire. However---

      Sonny, come back home.

  There was no exploded "Death Cylinder".
"Mmmm!?"
  Every whale was singing his/her own life with confidence. They just express their way of life obediently. There was neither fear nor frightening nor indignation.
  Those who participated in the harmony were not only the whales. Plankton, sea birds, squid, coral, shell, dugong, scavenger, fish, sea otter, krill, kelp, seal, everyone was singing. Not only them. Waves, winds, banks, clouds, icebergs, everything that surrounds the living creatures participated in harmony of singing voice.
  It was "Child of Meta-Ceti" who was singing the song now! She was singing! She was singing for the lonely whale trying to leave just alone from the connection of life; "Sonny, come back home."

      Sonny, come back home.

  What on earth are you going to say to me as a sonny!? I'm the king!; he thought.
"I'm the King!!"
  Screaming just tearing was gradually losing supernatural power.

      Sonny, come back home.

  Harmony has been finished beautifully and transparently more and more. It was already the sea sound itself. Everyone was full of confidence. Everyone was convinced of victory. Because there was no one who lose, even the ugly huge monster whale.
  Come on boy! Just one more effort!
  Fin in there, kid!
  You can do it!
  Singing voice flowed with no way to prevent into the head that was packed with plans and purpose, intention towards it, cold rationality to keep it. "The Highness of Whale Oil Barrel" crazily shook the giant head and made baleen and teeth creak.
  Sonny? Who is sonny! I was born out of "Spirit of Death", out of naught! But you call me sonny yet!? But, sonny... There is somewhat nostalgic sound. Come back home? Where am I going home!? I have never left this "Garden"! Where is the place to return for me!?; he thought.
"I... I..."
  The life trying to exceed a single life has become increasingly difficult to resist singing voice which trillions of life came together. He was converging to just one life. The world surrounding him has come up rapidly on his consciousness.
  At that time, the king felt the existence of one whale as his skin. Before him, there was a female of an ordinary minke whale became bloody and tattered, who has no power, no strength, no psychic abilities. The dying female converted her all vanishing life to love and offered it to him, a whale.
"My son."
"Oh!!"
  The white, muddy eyes of Minke the Great opened wide in astonishment.
"Oh!!"
  His blind eye that only had seen hatred had shone a line of light for the first time, and the figure of one who pours life to himself was reflected.
"You are my mother!!"
  The light which burn for a moment quickly disappeared, and there was a color of deeper sorrow than the bottom of the three mile sea.
The king whale drop down his head and said.
"It's my loss, Claire."
  Claire felt completely satisfied. It seemed as if the boundary between herself and the water disappeared, and it melted in one. It was a true happiness. Now she herself was Meta-Ceti. And she lost consciousness.

  When he noticed, Jansen was in a bright world where the sunlight shines.
"I have thought that hell is more dark, not like this place where the sun shine on waves but like a hole in the deep sea."
"You have not been to the other world yet, a lone wolffish."
  The voice was heard from the adjacent. There was a cachalot male who seems to be a master with a fine body same as Jansen himself. He would have lent his pectoral fin while he was stunned.
  Jansen immediately grasped the situation. He shook a square head a bit to freshen up it and asked the male.
"Where is the guy, white pale one?"
  The cachalot male jerked the lower jaw and pointing down. When he saw, accident had occurred in "Mono-Ceti's Garden". Since the energy pump of the "Spirit of Death" that makes the sea water shine seemed to go wrong, white phosphorescence was flashing intensely. From the bottom of the ocean, crying of many whales came to be heard.
  Jansen blew plenty and fills the lung with air, then dived into the deep sea of the battlefield again without having to worry about the pain of the fresh wounds scattered all over the body. Deep sea whale races such as cachalot, who have flocked since they heard Cherokee's song, were gathering on near the 2 mile depth.
"Are you going down a bit? I want to compete with the guy face to face only two."
  Jansen said so to the male of the same race who followed him, and he spoke to the enemy lieutenant who were barricading in "Temple".
"Hey, apparently your prediction and calculation seems to have gone wrong, white pale guy. Stop using cowardly fins and fight with me fair and square!"
"The party is over, Jansen. I've got no time to sit and talk with you!"
  Dick II brought out that terrifying pet from the roost of the trench. He understood that the army of the ally was struggling. As if she was glad as the herd of feast got together and come from themselves, the giant squid was undulating the tentacles of hundreds and was watching the gap to grab the fins of the prey. When whales were about to be rolled over and to be pulled by tentacles, fellows came to cheer immediately and pulled back. However, it did not hurt the squid very much. However, it was impossible to damage the squid for them.
  Jansen also was willing to join the front row of the battle, but he could barely oppose two or three tentacles. The whales volunteer army was just to defend against muscular tentacles with a prodigious strength which can't think so since they are using ammonium chloride for buoyancy adjustment, and suckers which are strong enough to bleed into circle marks when sucked. Besides, no matter how much they bit it, the tentacles of the monster squid quickly reproduce and attack.
"Kill, Susie! Show the power of the great new race to the foolish whales of the old creatures!!"
  The white cachalot whale ordered the invincible pet with a giggling laughter. The whales shift the other when they are exhausted, but the huge cold-blooded race was not exhausted at all and the number of injured whales has only increased.
"Damn it! This is a breach of contract. Hey, do something, ten tentacles!"
  Jansen was going to talk to himself in a low voice, but at that time someone's voice echoed in his head.
 "Certainly." 
  Jansen looked around, but no one was visible. Other whales also seemed to have heard the strange voice that like transpicuous jelly, and raised their faces as looking stupefied.
  Then, white water that filled the surroundings suddenly rustled. A lot of something came toward this area like a swell propagating along the surface of the deep sea. It crosses the boundary of light and dark, and it can be seen also in sight. It was a squid, the large armies of small races that narrows the circle of siege in the horizontal direction.
  Millions of squids were rushing into the battlefield of the monster squid and whales. It was a mixed army of various races like whales; small races as Northern pigmy squid, bobtail squid and firefly squid, middle-size races as spear squid, swordtip squid, flying squid and cuttlefish, big races as diamond squid, Robust clubhook squid to giant squid. The warm blooded races who are eating a squid were embarrassed at first, but the squids struck towards their same huge race without looking aside.
  The huge mutant squid grabbed the squids mostly less than 3 feet one and all and brought them to the black beak. But the squids rushed one after another and flocked to her. As soon as this happens, the monster squid was devoted to eating the same races without being match for whales. The silver-colored illumination that colors the fuselage of 120 feet was repeating irregular intense blinking.
"It's vexatious trifling races!"
  Dick II, who has turned squids into scraps without eating so far just because they hurt his beautiful skin, has been shooting sonar beams getting heated and tried to burn a myriad of squids.
  Then, one of the tentacles of Susie, who was covered the giant two eyeballs completely and who showed a movement that seemed to have an unnatural convulsion from the moment, extended to the caudal fin of her master.
"What!?"
  When her tentacles were tightly wrapped around the base of the fin, she pulls on the owner who tied her with the chain of the spirit and did not allow rebellion and freedom.
"Stop that, great fool! It's my tail!!"
  The huge squid brought Dick II's body worldly with indiscreet force. The spirit manipulation of his goodness was also losing its effect on the brains of huge soft body race who suffered in pain and anger.
"Don't you understand me, Susie!? What do you mean by turning on the owner as a pet! Let go of me!!"
  The white cachalot cut off the petite squid's tentacles one after another with ultrasonic beam, but the white strong tentacle stretched at a rate higher than that even if it had been cut off, and finally tightened up to his torso.
"Somebody help me!! Jansen! If you save me I will give you the same status as the king! I will give you everything what you want! I promise!"
  The prophet of "Kingdom of Death" which went down the road of downfall before the rise presented a false future honor as such and asked the ambiguous whale of the old race for salvation.
"You're twisting my pectoral fin. It's your pet, isn't it? Do it yourself."
  Jansen who just finished swinging the tentacle of squid caught himself answered incompatibly.
"Can someone get me help! You can get power and "Ecstasy of Death" as you want! I will give 10,000 females! No, 100,000 females!!"
  The scream of the white cachalot whale now became shriek. The huge black beak was approaching near his torso immovable.
"No!! I don't want to die! I don't want to die! Please help me!!"
  Jansen shook his head as unbearably pitiful.
"I said I did not believe in destiny, but apparently there seems to be destiny in the world. But you had it coming."
  The huge monster squid was buried in countless small, simple squids and stopped moving.
  While the whale races watched the breathtaking battle of white soft body races far away, when the greatest strongest opponent in history collapsed and turned into a mass of jelly, the surviving squids slowly buckwheat there and went away. A big giant squid who is the same size as Jansen, but not beyond common sense range, passed by him.
"Hey, was the voice earlier yours?"
  The squid remained silent, but the giant round eyes with intellectual light gazed at him gently.
  I wonder if it was an empty ear?; he thought.
  The giant squid swam away frankly while swirling the triangular wings.
"Well, either's fine. Thank you, ten tentacles."

  When she opened her eyelids, the dazzling sunlight entered in. Claire's bruised body was floating on the surface of the sea supported by someone. There was a wide back under her.
"Keep still."
  Claire closed her eyes again and pulled power, and entrusted herself to the inflamed back with ugly patches.
"Thank you, Sonny..."
  She did not feel pain of shredded body as she gave herself trusting the opponent.
"What is your real name?"
  Clare asked Minke the Great, "The Highness of Whale Oil Barrel" like telling the young child whale.
"I remember that I was probably called Justy."
"It's the perfect name for you. Surely your mother made a hard work on it."
"Could you listen to the story of my biography, Claire?"
"Yes, I will listen. Please speak to me."
  Claire accepted the understated hope of Justy pleasantly. He directed the white eyes to the blue sky above the waves, as if to follow the days that passed far.
"My mother was attacked by 'Floating Rock' (Perhaps it will be a lawless 'Whale-Eater Rock' with the nest of the west island which smuggled whale meat to 'Whale-Eater Islands') right after pairing with a male, and she ran away to this area with serious injury. It is about time that 'Sunken Rock' settled down in the trench. Paradoxically, my mother who deeply hurt both physically and mentally believed that she could grow a child without being threatened by anyone in this sea without the sign of life. And she settled there.
"However, this sea has become a hot spot of 'Spirit of Death'. 'Furless Seals' did not understand anything about the structure, physical and biological characteristics of the ocean. They thought that it would not be dangerous to themselves as in the deep sea, and they abandoned the situation that their folly invited. They assumed that there was no connection between deep-sea creatures and themselves.
"My mother stayed in this area where food was scarce and stayed off hunger by eating mainly deep-sea plankton and fish. Those food prey species were completely possessed by 'Spirit of Death'. She kept being eroded by 'Spirit of Death' all through pregnancy. I stayed in her womb for a year and a half and received "Baptism of Death". Shortly after giving birth to me, my mother left me abandoning as she could not raise me.
"However, now if I think about it, it was accountable. When I was born, my body length was nearly double the normal length. Sharp teeth were already growing. She hurt the birth canal for me, hurt the nipples, and so she could not have produced the next child any longer. No, surely she must have expired in a few days since she left me. Still, my mother gave me a name.
"I became alone and hated mother. I was hungry since I had left behind unless getting enough of feeding and learning how to catch the bait. I gained the skill to cultivate myself without taking food. But for that, I needed the power of 'Spirit of Death'. No longer I became indivisible with 'Sunken Rock'. I was taught nothing about the path of migration and the spread of the ocean, so I could never have had a swim from this area. So I gained the ability to spread the perception network in space without moving. Then I knew the world, I knew the existence of 'Furless Seal', I learned the origin of my own birth. I started working on what I should do.
"When I was young, I picked up an orphan cachalot whale. He was an unusual albino, though it was surely because he also received 'Baptism of Death'. I raised him with a circumstance similar to myself at this 'Mono-Ceti's Garden'. He loved other creatures very much when he was young. But the small races could not last until maturity in this 'Garden' even though they have a much shorter lifetime than us as usual. He faced of the death of ephemeral life, and he asked me in the childhood mind.
"'Father, why are the living things dead?'
"'It is because life is being. Life is quite fragile. It is thanks to the blessing of death that you can stay safe in this sea. Wherever, as long as there is life in this world, death certainly comes."
"I answered so. I infused him a falsehood just as I deceived myself. I did not tell him anything about living being handed over to the next life, about the connection of life. He began to hate life.
"'If I make such a sad and painful feeling, it would be better not to be born!'
"He never dealt with other whales except me until he was an adult, and he became to withdraw into the shell of the ego. He grew up without experiencing parental love or contact with his colleagues at all. Eventually he began to have the power to manipulate other creatures. As my adjutant, he compared to the main character of the tragedy appearing in the story by himself, naming "Doom Foreseer". Probably, he must have hated me at the bottom of his heart. He fought against your friend and lost. He was not inferior in force and workmanship. He lost because of lack of connection. I did something really awful to him."

  Claire could not help remembering deep compassion for the lifetime of the whale who bore the hatred to the world that created himself, built this "Mono-Ceti's Garden" to change it alone and began to call himself as the king had neither parent nor race.
"Justy, poor child. But your mother surely would have loved you. I will be your mother from today because you did not receive love. Let's get out of such a place and go to the world together. I will take you to 'Fertile Sea' and 'Embrace Sea' where I have lived. I will show you warm dark blue water near the equator and white icebergs that reflect the low sunlight. It's so beautiful. Also, the krill soup of 'Fertile Sea' is amazing. You ought to eat properly as a living thing. I will tell you how to eat bait using baleen. There is no problem in having teeth.
"Or, how about tracing the route that I have traveled with my companions until I come here? The hometown of Cherokee, my friend humpback whale is the emerald green sea surrounded by coral reefs, there are plenty of colorful creatures and it's breathtaking. You may visit 'Co-op' of dolphins in the tropical ocean. We helped them from 'Floating Rock'. Isn't that cool? How about having 'Furless Seals Watching' with gray whales? That runts are sure to petrified with fright seeing you. Let's also visit the orcas of 'Scale Faction' in the Johnston Strait. Sharon and Stella will warmly welcome you. Cherokee was hawthorn made fun of there by young orcas. That's a scream! Oh yeah, you should do rubbing. You will have a clear skin. That beach may be a bit too narrow for you... But I'm sure it's okay. And then---"
"That's enough, Claire. That's enough."
  Justy gently obstructed Claire who keeps chatting like a crazy.
"It is enough only your feelings."
  Justy continued to Claire, who looks at him with confused eyes.
"First of all, you have the real son who should serve as the mother than me."
  Claire who thought of Joey was tightened in her breast. And she felt guilty about having expressed such feelings in front of another son. But for such Claire, Justy smiled gently opening the huge mouth with teeth and baleen.
"He-he, don’t force yourself. Let's take you to Joey from now."
  The big minke whale gently lowered the small minke whale from his back, slowly dived followed by her. He again used extraordinary power to connect the sea floor three miles below and the sea level. Behind the debris of the broken "Rock" which was called Mono-Ceti, the dense phosphorescent haze which had been on a part of the steep slope of the trench was removed by his power.
  It was a huge seaweed with spotted patterns that appeared. And tufted things with large round grains were sticking to that tip part.
"That is eggs bred by the giant squid who my adopted Dick had made pet. She still had no reproductive ability. Those are unfertilized eggs shell only. Look careful."
  When Claire gazed at her eyes, she could see a streamlined body through the translucent shells of the two eggs located at the top of the bunch.
"I kept two young children in that egg, sent 'Spirit of Death' constantly and let them baptized. The two whales are now in a state of apparent death. I also adjust the time flow in the shell. It's not too late now as days they have exposed to 'Spirit of Death'."
  Then, Justy told Claire, looking at the spherical bed containing her son, with a rather steep tone.
"Mind you, Claire. From now on I will break that shell and restore time. Then they can not continue to live without breathing. You have to push one up to the water as soon as I release them, but you can not help two at the same time."
  Claire gazed at the shadow of a two calf whales sleeping as if dead. The shadow of the female has a small and delicate body. Joey had kept this girl forever; she thought.
"Here we go!"
  The egg shells broke and heavy water entered. Claire quickly jumped out and carried the weak female child instead of her son and pushed her up with her back though she did not know how she made such a choice.
  I'm sorry, Joey...
  But, she did not need to worry. Justy was supporting Joey next when she got on the water.
"I did not intend to test you. You are too kind whale."
  Two calf whale has not fully recovered consciousness yet, but autonomously started blowing. Claire gazed at the sleeping face of the son who actually faced for the first time in 10 months and compared it with the young baby in memory.
  My son, you got much stronger; she thought.
"Well, I returned the precious life I kept from you with this. I have to go."
  Claire, who was definitely going to escape from the dangerous death waters with him, surprisingly asked.
"Where are you going to go?"
  Justy silently looked down at the deep ocean. There was Mono-Ceti beyond his line of sight.
  Claire was amazed at the startle and shook her mouth to say no.
"Oh, it won't do! Don't go over there, Justy! Let's get out of here with me!"
"I have killed a lot of life unnecessarily. I must liquidate."
  Claire strongly shook her head and tried to admonish the big son who appeared suddenly.
"What's done is done. You shall live to that extent of their lives. You have to live! Because you are alive!"
"I must break down the source of disaster that threatens the world of life. There is only me on this planet who can bury it. My lifetime will not be completed unless I accomplish this."
  Claire swam beside Justy and hugged his big head like a rock covered with dead epiphytic animals and algae with pectoral fin. Justy narrowed his blinded eyes and gazed lovingly for the one day only mother.
"I will never regret this life met you. Live happily with your son. Good-bye, my mother."
  As he said, Minke the Great, "The Highness of Whale Oil Barrel", real name Justy departed from Claire, and descended to the ocean floor through the space connection path. "Sunken Rock" that was caught on the slope fell to the crack of the trench that continued further downward, shaking grassy as receiving the body hit of the giant whale of 100 feet. Claire, who was staring at his back behind the scenes, attracted attention to the dead body of "Furless Seal" who shook herself following the inclination of "Sunken Rock" at that time.
  "Seal"?
  The two depressed orbits of the skull of "Furless Seal" looked up at Claire through the transparent shell of "Rock".
  Why are you in such a place? Why are you dying alone in such a place? You ought to have a family. You ought to have a loved one. You ought to have friends communing with. I don't know the world that you lived in, but under the blue sky, while riding in the green, running along the earth with a intimate different race, you ought to have been days to sing a life. You ought to have your own life. Why had you come such a dark deep world where you should not be, you should not come?
  I also did not want to come; Claire felt like the small bone answered so.
  The scene started to fluctuate. Justy's supernatural power was about to disappear. Clare's visibility was blurred.
  At this time, a miracle happened. A drop of tears spilled into the sea from the eyes of Claire, a whale who should not shed tears. It quickly melted into the water of 300 million cubic miles of sea water and spread to the whole world. It was the tears which Meta-Ceti shed, a prayer devoted to two lives with the songs in which all the lives came together.
"Good-bye, 'Seal'. Good-bye, Justy. Good-bye, my sons."
  The attack aircraft A4E Skyhawk which had loaded on the aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga sank to the depths of the world of darkness and serenity without never threatening life again accompanying by a creature who was more horrible and more kind than the installed B43 type hydrogen bomb by which he was produced.

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