The light died down as suddenly as it had come over them, and she allowed herself to open her eyes. She let out a sigh of relief. The thud had been Ryan landing beside them. He’d somehow made it to the fence and vaulted over just in time. It looked like he’d landed flat on his back, but besides being a little shaken he looked okay. He gave them all a thumbs up and pointed in the direction they were supposed to be in. Aria nodded and turned towards the house. She began making her way around it, being careful to avoid running into anything and staying in the shadows.
There were thankfully no cameras in the residential area so they didn’t have to worry about that, but as soon as they got near the warehouse they were going to have to move quickly. There was no way for them to be able to hide from those cameras. From the analysis that had been done with the drone footage, the cameras near the warehouse had been positioned perfectly to make their blind spots negligibly small, or in most areas there just wasn’t a blind spot. They’d have to rely on being quick to sneak into something and getting far away before anyone could raise the alarm.
The next few minutes were tense as Aria led them over to the back of the house and they looked on the next road they would have to cross. That particular road was a dead end, and unless the two transports headed into town circled back towards here, there shouldn’t be anything else out on the road. That was the good part about that road. The bad part was that if the transports did end up coming there, it meant they were probably going to be stopping somewhere and potentially even coming into that very house. That would be very bad.
Aria peeked over the hedge again, looking for any signs of the transports heading this way. At the moment the road was looking empty, but it was quite a long one and there just wasn’t any way to tell if there might be a transport further down the road. She gestured for them to go towards trees near the road leading to the warehouse.
Aria leaned back to whisper in Kate’s ear. Daisy couldn’t make out what was being said, but she assumed Aria was telling Kate to go first because the girl quickly picked up her gun and jumped the hedge. They watched as she quickly ducked behind the nearest tree. Aria gestured towards Ryan, who quickly nodded and went next. A few seconds later he was also safely behind the tree. So far it didn’t look like there was anything headed their way.
Aria then turned pointedly to her and Daisy nodded. She turned to give Harry a quick smile and then she was off, the looked towards the side that the transports were supposed to come from as she ran. As far as she could make out, there wasn’t anything that looked like a moving transport visible in the distance. She crossed over into the grass on the other side and ran towards Kate and Ryan. It looked like that tree was only big enough to cover the two of them so she kept running till she found another tree and hid behind that one, before turning back to the house. She flashed Aria a quick thumbs and she could see Aria nodding from behind the hedge.
A few more seconds passed and then she saw Harry jump over the hedge, followed seconds later by Aria. The two siblings crossed the road together, both of them looking towards the town to watch for approaching transports. Soon, the two of them were behind the tree along with Daisy.