A few minutes later, Harry was dumping a load of branches onto a now sizeable looking pile right next to "The Fene". It was starting to get to a decent point now and it seemed like they'd be able to just about make the jump. This wall was after all, just a wall, and didn't have the fancy features the other one did to prevent climbing.
“Think that’s enough?’ he asked Aria, as he saw her come in with yet another load of branches.
“Umm, well I think we can do this for about five more minutes, then we’ll find out,” said Aria, giving him a smile. “Luckily nothing has attacked us yet.”
“And now you’ve gone and jinxed it,” said Harry, shaking his head.
“Oh please,” said Aria, rolling her eyes, “go on, and keep whacking those branches.”
“As you command,” said Harry, winking as he gave a quick bow and ran off.
Five minutes later, Aria called them all to a stop and they gathered around the pile of branches.
“Well, let’s hope this works,” said Aria, “if we can’t somehow get on top of that thing using this, well then we’re going to just have to blow up the tree. Luckily they don’t have a kill on sight thing on top of this fence.”
“Well, why don’t we uh…lob a stick over and double check that theory,” said Harry, “it’s possible they had a switch to turn it on and off or something, and the drone just never picked up on it.”
“Yeah, definitely better safe than sorry,” said Kate.
“Oh yes, I almost didn’t think of that. Well, who wants to lob the stick?” asked Aria.
“Lemme do it,” said Ryan, walking up to grab one of the smallest ones. Without wasting a moment, he launched it over the fence.
They all watched with bated breath as it sailed over, and landed on the other side safely with a gentle thud. Harry let out a big sigh of relief along with everyone else.
“Right, let’s get this over with,” said Harry.
“Yes, Kate, Ryan, help me with this, Harry, you and Daisy watch our backs, just in case something sneaks up on us somehow,” ordered Aria, already moving to pick up one of the larger sticks.
Harry and Daisy walked a few feet off.
“Soo, we’re soo close,” said Harry, smiling at her.
“Yes indeed, looks like we’re getting out then,” said Daisy, smiling back, “you were right after all. Well, you will be as soon as we cross that last hurdle.”
“Well, it’s the easiest part,” said Harry, “or so it seemed on that document at any rate.”
“Well, I guess we’ll all find out,” said Daisy.
“Yes we will,” agreed Harry.
The two of them turned as one to face the forest, keeping watch against its many creatures one last time.
“Alright, we’re done.” called Aria, a minute or so later, “let’s get this over as soon as possible.”
“Well, that was surprisingly quick,” said Harry.
“Yeah, well I’m not complaining,” said Daisy.
They turned around to see a propped up structure of branches, set against the wall, set up just high enough that they should be able to clamber over it. Hopefully the ten foot drop on the other side would be relatively manageable.
“I’m going first,” volunteered Harry, “I’m probably the lightest here.”
“Alright, good luck,” said Aria.
“See you guys on the other side,” said Harry. He handed his gun off to Daisy and cautiously set foot on the branches. It creaked dangerously but held his weight.
As quickly as possible, he clambered up the various handholds they’d created and arrived at the top. His hands just about reached the smooth top of the wall. Pulling himself up with all the strength he could muster, he managed to sit on top of the wall.
“Okay, just nice cushiony grass on this side, come on up, I’ll stay on top in case the branches break and I have to help anyone up,” said Harry.
“Alright, Kate you go next,” said Aria.
“Gladly,” said the girl, clambering up next. She was quickly lowered down to the other side. Daisy went next, followed by Ryan. Aria came last and soon she was sitting up on the wall right next to Harry.
“You go first,” said Aria.
Harry nodded and let himself be lowered down to ground. Aria then jumped down after him, doing a quick roll as she landed.
“Okay, well the forest has been conquered, let’s go visit that town then, shall we?” said Aria.
“Aye, Captain,” called Harry, except this time everyone else also chimed in. Harry smiled at all of them. They were starting to make a pretty good team. Together, they set off along the grass, moving as quickly as they could. If the document was correct, the nearest gate with guards would be too far off to spot the five of them running through the grass, but it was best to take as little risk as possible.