"They have..." he began, voicing cracking slightly.
"...fixed a new door," she finished for him, taking his hand and giving it a squeeze. "It's okay. They must have just kept that door temporarily until they had enough time to build a new one."
"But what if they were not planning to do that and this whole thing was because they saw that I was checking the door," said Harry, looking nearly on the verge of tears.
"Hey don't think like that. You really think that they would have kept us in captivity for so long by being sloppy like that. I’m a hundred percent sure that this was their plan the whole time."
"Oh well," he said," I think I just got far too excited for this. I should've seen this coming. They would never..." He trailed off, staring into the distance.
"That's totally normal Harry. I know how much you believe that someday we'll all be free again and that's such a wonderful thing. It will happen, even if its not today. Setbacks happen. Come on, look at me."
"How do you always know how to make me feel better?" he asked, turning back to face her, a small smile finally working its way to his lips.
She pulled him into a hug.
"Because we've known each other since we were babies, dinkus," she whispered in his ear.
"Okay you two lovebirds really need to cool it here," said Aria, who appeared to be trying very hard not to laugh.
The two of them gave a collective sigh as they separated.
"Two friends can hug too you know," Harry snapped.
"See that's what makes me suspicious," said Aria.
"What?" asked Daisy, frowning.
"You two are always so quick to defend yourselves and yell at me," she said," people do that when they have something to hide."
"Since when are you an expert in psychology?" said Harry, trying to sounds sarcastic but Daisy could see it was far from his normal tone.
Arai seemed to spot that too because her expression instantly changed to one of concern. “Anything happen?”
"You could say that," said Daisy.
"Wait why's that?" she asked.
"Well I think it's what you expected to happen but you were too polite to say it out loud and upset me," answered Harry.
"Okay can you two please stop beating around the bush and tell me already?" she said.
"Well, that thing I noticed yesterday," said Harry. She raised her eyebrows.
"It's replaced now."
Aria’s face took on a familiar look. The sort of grim resignation that she seemed to sometimes have permanently etched into her face.
"I’m sorry Harry. It's just how things are," she said, voice low. Harry just looked down at the grass.
"Well let's just try and get back to work," said Daisy jumping into the situation,“We can’t let this stop us and give the aliens an opening to make this day worse..”
"Right," said Aria and walked off to without a word. Harry on the other hand was still frozen in place.
"Hey aren't you getting back to work?" asked Daisy, giving him a small smile," we have to get our food you know."
"I suppose we do," he said, trying for a smile but failing.
"Come on then," she said, raising her voice," FOR FOOD!"
"For Food!" echoed Harry. It was half hearted but he smiled brightly at her before walking back to where he'd been working.