009: The Kraken

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Toppo was born at the aquarium. Every day swam and crawled for the amusement of the humans. She did little tricks for the staff, and they fed her and kept her healthy. She had a comfortable existence. But every night, she dreamed.

She dreamed of The Ocean, and storms with towering waves. She dreamt of towering over wooden ships, splintering them with mighty arms. In Toppo's dreams, she was a kraken

She heard the guides say that all water flowed back to the sea. She wondered.

One day, she spotted a loose grate outside her tank. Toppo took her chance.

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