The five of them were hiding behind the last house on that particular row of houses. In front of them, stood a large hedge, covered in a bushy red plant they didn’t recognize from any of the trips in the forest. It was hopefully some kind of decorative plant and not some sort of actual security measure. There was a small back gate, which not surprisingly for the time of day, was locked. There was a sudden glare of lights from the road that led towards the gate.
Aria gestured rapidly towards the large hedge as she ran towards. Daisy exchanged a look with Harry. This could get really messy, really quickly if they didn’t manage to survive the next few minutes undetected. With a nod to each other, the two of them ran towards Aria. Daisy could hear Ryan and Kate coming up behind them. They all dived into the hedge just as the transport rode past them with a loud “Whoosh”. It rattled the gate a little, but thankfully it looked like the thing had gone right past them and straight into town. Why a transport was coming into town at that late an hour was definitely interesting. It didn’t seem like any of the residents of the town were awake.
Aria moved towards the gate and looked out across the road. Daisy didn’t dare to stand up to look along with her quite yet as they all stayed below the line of the hedge to avoid being spotted. Aria gestured for them to come towards her. Daisy began tiptoeing in that direction.
Aria pointed towards the house on the other side. It looked just like all the other houses on the row. A relatively small two storied structure, with a roof in the shape of a triangle, a few windows indicated the inside was quite dark. There was a small garden much like the one in this house, also surrounded by a large hedge and a locked door. The only difference was that this particular house was a lot closer to the road they had to be in. If Daisy remembered correctly, they’d have to pass that one and another row of houses before they had to sneak onto the road itself and then make their way to the warehouse. Aria made a “follow me” motion and then proceeded to suddenly climb on top of the hedge and over, charging across the street.
Daisy quickly exploded into action, copying Aria as she ran across and jumped into the garden of the other house. She heard someone land right beside here and assuming it was Harry stood up a bit to peek over the hedge to see the other two running in. Kate was just about at the hedge and Ryan was just making the jump.
Then there was another sound indicating the arrival of another transport.
Daisy’s heart skipped a beat as her blood ran cold. Kate quickly made it over but as the lights of the distant transport came into view, Ryan was in the middle of the road. Daisy watched with bated breath, knowing they were currently helpless to do anything to help Ryan as the lights started to wash across the nearest hedges.
Ryan was almost at the hedge.
The beam of light spread over to the hedge they were in. Daisy ducked down. She closed her eyes.
There was a loud thud.