Part 1: The search begins
Echo made her way out of the harbor, trying to remember where she had found the lifeboat that held Andy and Tina. She figured that the currents and winds could help her find out where the storm had blown the ship. “I need to find the ship, then find Captain Dogwood,” she thought to herself as she swam just below the surface of the water, “I sure hope it didn’t sink…” Eventually, Echo came across a group of seagulls having lunch out in the sea. “Excuse me”, she called as she surfaced, her voice echoing through her body, “Did you happen to see a ship carrying an older dog with brown fur?” One of the seagulls shook his head. “No, sorry. We were taking shelter from the typhoon. Go ask her. Typhoon Tessie. She’s not too far from here, just head southwest from here.” Echo thanked them and dove back under the surface. “A typhoon? This isn’t good…” Echo thought. Nevertheless, she headed southwest to look for Typhoon Tessie. Typhoons were a nightmare for big ships, but a schooner could be ripped apart.
Part 2: Twin Skulls
Echo’s chat with Typhoon Tessie made her panic. She could still hear the storm’s laugh when she mentioned throwing it around on some rocks before dumping it on an island. She didn’t even give the dolphin directions, but she did manage to get a tip. “If I can find Twin-Skull Rock, I’ll be close.” She swam for a long time, and was almost ready to give up, when she noticed a killer whale minding her own business. Echo swam over and chirped at the orca. “Excuse me, do you know where Twin-Skull Rock is?” The orca nodded and gestured in a westerly direction. Echo thanked her and hurried off. If she wanted to find the captain alive, she had to hurry. Minutes turned into hours, and soon she found Twin-Skull Rock. There were husks of old ships that had wrecked over the years stuck on the surrounding stone outcroppings. The sight sent chills down Echo’s spine, but none of them were the right size. They were all too big. Echo noticed that there was a current that rushed in between the giant rocks, creating giant waves that caused massive amounts of suction.. If she could make use of the current, she could slip through quickly. Echo gulped and swam into the current. There was no turning back now. She closed her eyes. The water rushed around her. She felt a wave crash on top of her, and...calm. Echo had made it through. Now she just had to find the island….
Part 3: Crackaninja Island
Echo noticed the seafloor beginning to rise. An island was nearby! Echo surfaced to find a lush paradise, echoing with wildlife and green with plants. She searched along the shore for a long time, and soon she discovered wreckage strewn along the shore. Following the trail, she eventually found the remains of a recently-wrecked ship. “I found it!” she gasped. Echo took a closer look at the schooner before her, and noticed a nameplate. “The Hesparus...This ship was delivering sardines, according to what I overheard from a sailor this morning…” She looked around, but didn’t see anybody nearby, save for a few birds. “Captain? Hello?” Echo called out. No answer. Soon a shadow fell over the beach. Echo looked up, and froze in fear. She couldn’t believe she missed something so obvious. Towering above her and the island was… “A volcano!” she gasped horrifically. She didn’t have time to waste. Searching the shoreline frantically, she noticed footprints in the sand leading to the other side of the shore. She swam around, and found an old dog collapsed in a heap, exhausted. “Captain??” she called to him. If only she had legs, she could go over to him. Despite the echo from her body length, her voice simply couldn't reach that far with all of the ambient wildlife. “I have to tell Salty and the kids before the volcano erupts…” she turned and Now that she knew the most direct route, she could lead Little Toot there in time to save the captain. “Flippers give me speed…” she whispered, and swam away like a torpedo towards the harbor she called home.