I recognize that my place would be -behind- the larger 'whale,' and I try reading from its mind, etiquette and other social 'norms' for the creature. I try follow the rules, struggling a little with the paddles, I manage to slow my body... though it takes time, being so large. 'Focus on the back fin.'
I apologize for my ignorance but think I kind of manage to pull it off without being too insulting.
Suddenly the larger creature changes into an even larger being, so big it is able to pluck me from the ocean with one hand. It looks like a huge person but with strange features.
Then, I'm sitting underneath an old tree. Leafless. The creature, looking more like a normal person now is standing at the edge of a decline, looking into the distance. I can only see its back.
Ahead, there is a valley with mountains on either side. Something explodes in the distance. Radiation slams into the hill-side and starts to burn the flesh off my face, but I can still see for some reason.
A large glowing cloud rises up in the distance. Terminator 2 flash-back type waking dream.