I See It. There at the End of the Tunnel. A Light.
Later that night, the trio stayed out watching the stars one more time. Unlike the day before, Harry wasn't quite as at peace with the idea, mostly because of the excitement that had taken him over at the news that was to be delivered today. His mother would certainly have the means to get an expert like Mr. Summers to look at it and confirm if it was indeed possible to use as an escape point.
With this going on in his mind, Harry barely noticed the many stars that littered the sky like white paint splattered across a black wall. He tried to immerse himself in the silence of the night. The entire compound went deathly quiet with the most of the humans being in their beds while the rest were tucked away deep inside the camp working on the few areas that humans were given permission to roam at night. It was just as eerie as it was calming.
After several minutes of restless waiting, the wait was finally over. Time to go give the good news. Oh this is so much better than what I had to say last night. Oh thank the fates we didn’t manage to say it yesterday. That would've been a very long explanation.
"Penny for your thoughts Harry," came Daisy's voice. Harry shook himself out of his thoughts.
"Sorry. Just thinking about stuff," said Harry, heading in after Daisy where Aria was already waiting, arms crossed and a frown on her face.
"And what exactly is stuff supposed to be?" asked Aria.
"Oh just the fact that we're lucky we didn't tell them the news yesterday," explained Harry," or they just wouldn't believe today's news."
"Oh yeah," said Daisy, “I ldidn't even think about that.”
"But we still do have to inform them of the fact that the door is brand new," said Aria.
"Oh we can do that. As long as there is a chance the door is damaged,” said Harry, smiling at Aria’s slightly worried face.
"Hmm...okay let's take about this in the hall where there's some light," said Daisy, looking a bit pale, "I don't like it when it gets dark in here."
"Okay time to go," said Aria, quickly shooing them in the direction of The Hub.
The three of them set off into the darkness for the second time in two days. Harry felt like everything was even darker than it had been the previous day. Like that's even possible. Stop thinking silly things Harry. Next thing you know you are going to see a dinosaur.
The walk to The Hub was silent as it always was, letting Harry think about exactly what he would have to tell his mom for the news to spread. I have to try and gloss over the door change I think...then they'll think the door was changed between when I last saw it and when they see it.... but then...No, the truth might be the only way. Why did this have to become so hard all of a sudden?