"So the first order of business for the day is to decide on the things you guys will want to carry. A five person team has the benefit of requiring far less resources in order to get through the day, but there's also the limitation of how much can actually be carried. At any rate, we came up with two possible plans for getting some supplies to you guys in order for the five of you to make it far enough to this plan's final stage, where you should be able to resupply, and please no one ask me about the later stages yet, all in good time."
"So what are the two options we have?" said Ryan, speaking out for probably the first time. Daisy was surprised at how normal it sounded. Give his size she was expecting some kind of deep scary sounding voice, but it appeared that that wasn't the case here.
"Right, yes, so the first one of course is the obvious one, you take some with you. The things we have in the kitchen are usually meant to last a while and it'd be a matter of taking a couple of sacks worth of it. Its not that hard to carry a few days worth of food, which theoretically is enough, we have run some calculations, but considering all our maps are at minimum a century out of date, there's some doubt there."
Mrs. Kane paused to let them process that. Daisy's mind was reeling with the possibilities that brought up. In all her excitement about escaping, she'd never really considered that they were going to have to take a fair number of things with them in order to survive on the outside, not to mention, even with the drone, the outside was essentially an unknown area to them, one which for all they knew could be completely uninhabitable.
"The second one, and I think this will fit better with the idea that we're trying to give to the aliens, which is that the five of your pulled this off all on your own...
"Wait a minute, we're going to make this escape attempt look like it was doable by the five of us?" asked Harry, looking a bit startled. Daisy own thoughts echoed the same concerns. There was no way the aliens would by that this was done by five kids, would they?
"Yes, that's exactly what we're going to do. Otherwise, they're going to end up finding a way to punish us all for it and that's not going to be pleasant no matter what they come up with. A successful escape from their prison would be a complete failure for them and they will do their best to ensure that anyone who helped feels that displeasure, especially so because the main culprits will be out of their reach."
Daisy gulped as the implications hit her. Oh my God I completely forgot about that. Of course they're not going to go easy on everyone that's left behind. Even if it looks like we escaped without help there is no way that they are not going to target our parents. Oh no. Why do things have to keep getting more complicated?
She felt someone take her hand and give it a squeeze. She turned to see Harry who gave her a small smile. Her eyes widened. How on Earth did he appear next to me? Wasn't Aria the one next to me?
"Hey...I asked Aria to move to my chair so I could sit next to you. She had a massive smirk on her face but you looked like something was bothering you and I wanted to find out smirk or no smirk," he whispered. She couldn't help but give him a beaming smile in return.