Aria pointed towards a few bushes nearby and made her way towards that, the rest of them following suit. They were soon behind the bush, squeezed together just a little bit too tightly, but it was either be squashed or be safe.
“Okay, so, that’s another huge part out of the way,” said Aria, “we’re through the town, at least now anyone we meet is going to be trying to kill us, so it’s a little easier if we have to fight our way out with force.”
Daisy nodded. As grim as the statement was, it was true. This was technically a war, a war that humanity had lost a good century ago, but with them escaping and the mission they were setting out to complete, they had pretty much restarted it, or at least that was the plan if they managed to get through the final two hurdles in their path. They were now almost within touching distance of their escape.
“Okay, well, you guys know what we need to do, the cameras are all pointing towards the road, at least until we get to the warehouse itself, so let’s all stick to the trees, stay low just in case they have guards, there shouldn’t be at this time of night, but well, the drone was never flying in this area during an active escape attempt, they must have all been notified and while they don’t expect us to get this far, these guys are not known for making assumptions, they cover all the possible angles. So just keep your eyes peeled at all times, stay low and stay in the shadows of the trees,” said Aria.
With that, they all moved out, silently slipping into the trees one after another, Aria up ahead, followed by the others until it was Harry bringing up the rear, just behind Daisy. They quickly made their way across the road. As far as roads went, Daisy didn’t really have much to compare it to, but it certainly looked a lot better than the road leading to the jungle or the roads through town. This one had quite a few trees surrounding it, with quite a few trees looking to be ones made for decoration rather than wild ones. The road itself was a very smooth black strip, that didn’t seem to have a single imperfection. There was a long strip of purple grass mounted on a small metal platform running along the middle of the thing, and the lights were all attached to poles that were built on that small platform.
There were also several flowering plants scattered among the purple grass on the platform, and hanging from some of the light posts, there were even more flowers, some reaching to be ridiculously large sizes. In fact, a couple even looked to be from the carnivorous plants they’d run into during their trek through the forest, except of course this one was definitely a plucked one, and there weren’t any roots or stems in sight.
The cameras also appeared to be mounted on these light poles, carefully concealed among some of the flowers so that you would never know they existed if you weren’t already looking for them. Luckily the angles on the cameras meant they were all pointing towards the edge of the road and wouldn’t be capturing anything but the closest of the trees. They would be able to remain undetected for a little while longer.
They ran silently through the trees, like a brigade of some ancient ghosts of the past, creeping silently up on the brightly lit warehouse. It wasn’t exactly a hub of activity there, but there certainly were quite a few of the aliens wondering around, doing things here and there. There didn’t appear to be any transports going in, but hopefully they would find a few inside that were getting ready to leave. They couldn’t be certain but from the information they’d gathered, the transports did come and go every day.
As they got ever closer, Aria finally called them to a halt. They were maybe twenty feet out from the main edge of the road, where the circular land where the large warehouse was built stood. And twenty feet away, there stood two guards, large automatic weapons in their hands.
They all ducked behind a bush once more.
“Well, this is it, the final phase. It’s all about timing now. Either we pull it off perfectly and get out, or become grease stains on the floor.”