He raced through the briny deeps, his sleek, torpedolike form cutting rapidly through the waves. His attention was drawn to a sonar blip he could see before him. It was a human, struggling to keep her head above the waves as those tried to drive her small form below to a watery grave. He had only seconds to go before she began to drown.
She had begun to give up just before his main dorsal fin broke the surface, and her struggling threatened to attract a nearby school of sharks.
Fortunately for both of them, she was not bleeding. That would draw them immediately. Her hands, desperate to hold onto anything that may keep her afloat, grabbed his back and dorsal fin as planned, giving her time to cough out water, as he swam toward a rescue craft looking for survivors of the capsized vessel.
He knew the humans, and the female would be safe in their hands once they spotted her being carried toward them.
Once there, he let her catch the life ring before the rescue crew pulled her up to safety, her last sight of her dolphin rescuer being that of a raised tail fluke slapping the water, as he dove back into the deep ocean.
Troy David Loy is an eternal student, a writer, and blogger owned by two cats, Ricky and Eccles. He is co-author with Miss Sharmishtha Basu of two published books, and solo author of three books on Amazon for Kindle, with a fourth book on the way.
He lives with his family and values his friends, family, and the flourishing and the well-being of his species in dangerous times.
He seeks one overarching goal: to help make the world a better place in his own tiny, drop-in the- ocean way, one piece of fractal artwork, essay, or story at a time. He battles the Forces of Darkness™ from his secret volcano lair in Virginia as Troythulu while his eldritch tentacled servitors from beyond time and space keep the lab in good condition.
He may be found online at:
on Tumblr at https://troythulu.tumblr.com
and on Twitter, @Troythulu
His Amazon author page is at: https://www.amazon.com/author/troyloy