I woke up to darkness, and realized I was in a Pet Store. It was also night time and there were other bettas around me of many different colors and shapes. My head started spinning from stress, and I instincevily clamped my fins. I didn't have the energy to flare, but the other males thought it was great fun to flare at me. They thought I cared, but I didn't. All I wanted was my old tank back. I only just noticed the water was COLD. I mean so cold you wanted to die cold. Shivering slightly, there was one food pellets dropped in. I ate it, even though it tasted horrible. My beautiful orange fins somehow got ripped on the way here. Sighing with horror, I finally noticed a beautiful blue female next to me. I still didn't have the energy to flare, so I only stared at her. After some time she looked over at me and smiled. I said to her, "Hi, I'm Runner. What's your name?" Still smiling, she said, "Midnight." I knew right then she would help me get out of this place.