PART 6: Living in a new place
Coal was only with me and Blood for a short time before a feeder moved her outside of the dark room. The rest of us followed and were put onto shelves in a big bright room full of feeders and very cold. Blood was on one side of me, but underneath me was Vanilla. On the other side of me a blue Betta was muttering to himself. "Hey Vanilla! This is Blood, I met him in the dark room." I called, swimming to the bottom of my cup to be as close to Vanilla as possible. "And this is Rainbow." Vanilla said, pointing with his nose at a Betta that was many colors.
I flared my fins in greeting at Rainbow and he flared back. "Blood, have you ever jumped?" I asked. "Whad'a ya mean?" Blood questioned. "You know..." I demonstrated with a little leap. The next few days life was okay in this place, but the cups were a bit small. The feeders gave us enough food and changed our water daily.
The one depressing thing that happened had to do with Blood. "Here comes some feeders!" A Betta called. I swam up to get a breath of air before going down to see if we would be getting food. These were different feeders, though. One of them grabbed Bloods cup, talking in a language impossible to understand. Blood was carried away crying for help, but there was nothing I could do. I could only send my best wishes to him. I hope you're happy wherever you're going.