Rain's POV: It's been two weeks and I'm still in this darned container. I've seen my neighbors get purchased along with those horrid little betta containers that are displayed right next to us. Some of them look back at me while they're being carried away, and all I see is a look of horror in their eye. I shudder to think what my fate will be. A lady saw me a few days ago and picked me up. I thought that I was finally going to get out of here. Instead, she placed me at the very top of the display and left. Now nobody will notice me up here, might as well give up. Oh great...a new shipment's arrived. Look at them all, vibrant and active,but in a while they'll start to look like me: weak with faded colors. No way is anyone going to pick me over them.
Being in such a high place, I can pretty much see everything that's going on in the store. I see these two girls come into the store and go straight to the fish section. They walk past the betta display to go into one of the aisles. They then come over to the betta display. The long-haired girl is carrying a bag of rocks. She then places the bag of rocks on top of those horrid betta containers and begins to look at each betta intently, sometimes gently picking one up, and then putting it down. Seeing how gentle she is to the bettas, I wish she would take me home, but she can't see me. Gosh darned that lady who put me up here. The shorter-haired girl walks away to look at the birds and rodents, but the long-haired girl just keeps staring at the bettas. After a while, she's got a blue/orange/green doubletail HMPK in one hand and a salamander butterfly HM in another. She puts them on the betta containers and looks from one to another, as though deciding on which one she'll take. They're active and flaring at each other madly, trying to impress her. I sit at the bottom of my cup, feeling hopeless. The short-haired girl comes back, and they talk. The long-haired girls points to the two fish, and the short-haired girl nods, then walks away again. Suddenly, the long-haired girl looks up here! She's seen me, and her eyes widen. She goes on her tip-toes to gently get me down. She quickly walks over to her friend and shows me to her. Her friend says something, I'm not quite sure, and the long-haired girl walks back to the display and puts me next to the other two bettas. The two bettas are still trying to impress her, swimming around their cup frantically trying to get her attention. I'm too weak. I don't have the energy for it, so I sit on the bottom of my cup. She's probably not going to choose me anyway, so why waste my energy? The girl is looking very indecisive saying how she wishes she could take all of us back with her and maybe she shouldn't get a fish yet. She looks at the other two, and back at me, and back at the other two. Finally after staring at me for a good long while, she picks up the other two and puts them back. I can't believe it! Is this really happening? It is! She brings me to the cash register along with her gravel. I don't see her with a betta container, so I guess it's a good sign. It's winter over here, so when we got out of the store, it was freezing. I see the girl take off her scarf and use it to wrap it around my cup to try to keep me warm. I like this girl already.
After a bumpy ride, I'm in this room. The girl puts me down on her desk and tells me to wait for a bit. I look over and see this huge tank. Much bigger than this little cup I'm in. Is that for me? I see her working frantically to get the tank ready. Soon my cup is floating in the warm waters of the tank. I can't wait to get in my new home