Though he found Kitty's explanation less than convincing, Aaron decided not to force the subject any longer if she wasn't willing to talk about it. If it became an issue later on then they would cross that bridge when they came to it rather than spend more time on it now.
"Ok, if you say so. Let's get going."
Taking the initiative to get them moving, Aaron turned around and began walking back down the hallway that had led him here. He glanced over his shoulder once to make sure the others were following and then took it as a given that they were keeping pace behind him; he had no idea what time it was but he was anxious of their deadline and wanted to get moving as soon as possible.
As he stepped back outside he turned his gaze upwards, shielding his eyes from the unfiltered sunlight in a cloudless sky. He knew it was possible to roughly guess the time of day from the suns position in the sky but all he managed to do was put spots in his vision and little else.
Glancing behind him again, he noticed that the others had still not emerged. In his haste to leave he had apparently left them slightly behind. Letting out a sigh, he fished the map out of his pocket and quickly checked the attached compass to confirm which direction to go. When the others appears, he gestured for them to follow and then set off on a path that took him away from the burnt out husk of a building.
((Aaron Chalmers, continued in Say it with Firecrackers!