He only managed to drift in and out of sleep every hour or so. This continued until, after waking up for the fifth time, he decided it was time to get up and start the day. It was only a couple of hours until Wake Up and he knew subjecting himself to trying to get another hour of sleep would be pointless.
He decided the best way to start the day was probably to see if their mother had returned from her midnight excursion and grill her about any results that she'd managed to get from said excursion.
This thought firmly held in mind, Harry finished up his morning routine in record time. He checked the time. There was still still had an hour and forty-five minutes before he would have to go wake Aria. He set out towards his mother’s room hoping that she had some news. Oh please be awake. Please be awake.
He tiptoed towards the central living area. It was just a bare room that had no furniture or anything of any sort. There was just a single green noticeboard where the duty times for family members were written so that they knew when it occasionally overlapped enough for all of them to be together. He made his way past it towards the door leading to the place where his parents' rooms were. His father's room, as it nearly always was when Harry was free, was empty. In the past couple of years, it was a very rare occurrence to find him home at the same time as Harry. His mom's door was ajar. Yes. Yes. Yes. She must be awake or at least not asleep. She never goes to sleep without closing that door.
To err on the side of caution, he controlled his urge to barge into the room and made his way as silently as he could, painstakingly making his way across the hard concrete. It took him almost two minutes of tiptoeing but soon he was gently pushing the door open, trying his best to make sure the hinge did not creak too much.
Unfortunately, there was no one inside. Harry let out a disappointed sigh. Guess I have to wait till the end of the day to find out. If she's not here now, she's definitely not going to be getting back before its time for us to leave. Oh well. Might as well wake Aria up and see if we can get an early start provided Daisy shows up.
He tiptoed back, this time more to use up time rather than to be quiet. Before long, Aria was giving him the 'I told you so' look as she dragged herself out of bed and shooed him out to get ready for the day. Soon, the duo was heading out for the hall, Aria still bleary eyed and Harry excited for the day to begin.
Unlike their last early arrival, Daisy was not waiting for them. The two of them waited, Aria leaning against a wall and quietly observing the room while Harry prowled the entrances waiting for Daisy or his mom to show up.
Daisy finally appeared five minutes before the official time for them to leave. After a few greetings and some excited whispers promising more information about the conversation with Mrs. Kane the trio set off for the umpteenth time heading towards their designated area for yet another long day of work.
It was lunchtime, or brunchtime as Harry had recently taken to calling it, when they finally managed to find a safe enough location and time to inform Daisy of the developments of the previous night.
"Okay guys, the suspense will kill me soon. Spill it all now," ordered Daisy, as soon as the three of them had settled down complete with their servings of bland porridge. Daisy had spent the entire day looking she might explode at any moment.
"Umm not too much to say but to cut a long story short, mom took off immediately saying that she needed to talk to a few people. We haven't gotten a chance to find out what happened after that. We might have to wait till tonight before we can know for sure what exactly is going on," explained Aria quickly, while Harry nodded vigorously in the right places.
"Ohh...I was hoping for more," said Daisy, looking dissapointed. "You guys kept me in suspense for that."