It had taken at least an hour of questioning and explaining to the staff at the office and thereabouts for Claire to obtain a visitor's pass. Next time I do something like this, I'm not doing it "by the book".
She heard a bell ring, though she couldn't be sure what it meant as she didn't have the time on her. But as all the young women and men jostling her in the corridor were heading in the same direction, she assumed it was a break.
It was only once they reached the lunch hall that the river of bodies broke and began to trickle, leaving Claire free to move and find a space to stand. She didn't know the names of Anna's friends, but she'd certainly know their faces... Right?