On further inquiry, we found out that the game ships today, and will be available tomorrow. And the lady agreed that it's unusual for games to come out on Wednesday, and she said they spent a lot of money to have it expedited, so we were fully convinced to reserve a copy there instead of searching all over town for a place that had it. She was very nice too, so I'm really hoping she doesn't think we're dumb. While we were there, someone else called, which on the one hand makes me feel better, but on the other hand makes me feel worse, because we could have called, thereby saving the effort of driving all the way out there.
Mom didn't seem to mind too much, though. On the way out, she told us she doesn't play video games anymore now that they don't make any new Zelda or Castlevania games. We tried to tell her that they do make more of those games, but she seemed to be ignoring us by that point. But she did agree to take us back to GameStop tomorrow. We apologized for making her drive all the way out for nothing; hopefully she's not too upset.
It's actually just as well that we couldn't buy Kingdom Hearts today, for two reasons. One, it's our older sister Aurora's birthday, and it would be lame of us to buy ourselves a present for it (Mom's going to see her tomorrow night, so we gave her the stuff we were going to give Aurora for Christmas to take with her; kind of lame, but it's how our family works a lot of the time). And two, we just got a new deadline, and now we have time to work on it before the total slacking begins. That being said, off to work!