The unseasonal weather meant only one thing to Solana. The Cooling had come upon her people.
She summoned her council, “We must leave lest we be consumed by ice.”
Driven by ancient knowledge, they travelled north to safety from the icy world. It was the time of birth in warmer waters. In time, the Warming would return. Old and new would make the great journey south to feeding waters.
For Solana, this would be her last great journey. The ones who move on two fins would take her life.
When the Cooling returned, another would lead. So was the way of the humpback whale.
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