The next five minutes were spent in a full round of ‘good luck' all round the board as the nine of them made their way to the exit.Ms. Johnson set off first, Kathryn and Mr. Summers tagging along with all three of them being from the same area. Ryan walked off alone a couple of minutes later, giving them all one last smile.
Jacob, Mrs. Kane and the others made their way back last, giving everyone else plenty of time to have put some good distance between them. At the door out into the main corridors of camp, everyone besides the Kane family went off in their separate ways.
Once they'd waited for a while yet again, they were headed back to their hall, where Daisy went off to her living quarters.
Mrs. Kane was soon off to her room to sleep, and then Harry proceeded to drag Aria into room.
"So are you at least now going to tell me what the plan is?" asked Harry, as soon as the door was closed.
"Umm...well, I might actually be having second thoughts about that now," said Aria," I mean I couldn't tell you earlier because mom would've been suspicious and now I think I'm too tired to be narrating that whole thing to you. Besides I'll have to tell it all over again to Daisy tomorrow. I'd rather only say it once."
"I can tell Daisy the plan," said Harry, puppy dog eyes deployed in full force," just tell me now."
"Umm...you should probably have paid attention. Yeah, you need a little bit of punishment," said Aria, shaking her head.
"But sis, come on. Pretty please," said Harry, putting on his best puppy dog eyes.
"If you tell me what you two were whispering about, I might consider it," said Aria, a plan forming in her head.
“Oh, it was nothing, I promise," said Harry.
"Look Harry, that face doesn't quite work anymore, especially if you are going to keep secrets," said Aria. Oh you're not getting off easy on this one Harry.
"Fine, fine. I can wait a few hours. Been waiting several years for some avenue of escape to open up. I can wait. Okay good night Aria," he said, turning to leave, shutting down suddenly. It looked suspiciously like he was a little mad at her.
"Harry, wait," said Aria.
"Yes?" said Harry, looking back.
"Are you mad at me?" asked Aria.
"A little," said Harry, frowning a little.
"Is it really that big of a secret Harry?" she asked, keeping her voice gentle. She hadn't imagined that it was that important of a topic. She'd assumed it was something silly about food.
"Not really. I mean I told you. It was nothing. Just you know a little thing about a random thing," he said waving his hands. Aria frowned. His sentences weren't really making sense there, which meant he was trying and failing to come up with a convincing excuse. Maybe Daisy told him not to tell anyone? I don't see why else he'd try so hard to lie to me.
"Then why can't you tell me?" Aria asked, hoping he'd say something.
"I don't know if Daisy would like it. It was a little umm...thing that she had and I told her it'll be fine," said Harry, looking down.
"Hmm...interesting. So you're not going to tell me?" she asked, pushing him a little bit further just to see if he was going to snap.
"Are you going to be mad at me?"
"Depends on the reason," said Aria, before moving to reassure him. She could understand where he was coming from." okay who am I kidding, no, of course not. I don't think that you would do anything that bad but then you know, secrets are not something I am a fan of."
"Some secrets need to be kept," said Harry, sounding a lot more serious than she'd ever heard him sound.
"I'll be the judge of that for this one," said Aria, making sure not to sound too lenient but secretly she was proud. It must have been something really important that they discussed and she was proud of him being strong enough to do that even in the face of a bargaining chip like part of the escape plan which she knew meant the world to him.
"Okay, guess we'll know tomorrow, won't we?" said Harry.
"Tomorrow will tell us a lot of things," said Aria, nodding.
"That it will," said Harry, suddenly running back and pulling her into a hug.
"Sleep well," she said, ruffling his hair.
"You too," he mumbled into her shoulder, before making his way out with a small wave.
Aria waved back and watched him make his way to his room. She quickly changed into her night clothes and lay down in her bed. She let out a long sigh as she tried to catch some sleep. So many things are happening these days. The things that can come from a simple spaceship crash. I guess we'll know how this all ends soon enough. Aria closed her eyes and she drifted off to sleep, her mind swimming with all sorts of scenarios about how the night's scouting would play out.