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  • Sneakers crash on the ground over and over. The panting grows louder and louder. More labored.

    Whoo. Whoo. Whoo.

    Deep breathes. Ashley is running on a treadmill at the local gym. She turns up the speed and runs faster. Sweating, she flips through the channels on the TV. Stopping on a local new channel, she sees a breaking news bulletin.

    "And we bring you a breaking news story in progress. Two convicted felons have escaped from State Correctional Institution - Forest in Marienville, Pennsylvania. Their whereabouts are unknown as of now. They are not armed, but should be considered dangerous. If seen please do not approach, and call your local police department immediately. Mitch Caffrey is about 6"0' and 180lbs. Paul McConnel is 5"6' and 165lbs. Forest County police are offering a reward of $5000 for any information leading to the arrest of Mitch or Paul."

    Ashley nearly trips on the treadmill as she sees her husband's mugshot on the news. Quickly and in a panic, she pulls the emergency stop, eyes glued to the screen. The newscaster repeats, their description as she looks on in shock. Covering her eyes, she lets out some tears. Abandoning her workout, she grabs her towel and runs out of the gym. Surprised onlookers stare at each other confused.

    Busting into the locker room, her legs give out and she collapses on the floor near her locker. Ashley lets out cries of hysteria, leaning against the lockers. Trying to muffle herself, she puts the towel over her face. Underneath her eyes are pink, but the tears stop. Ashley takes off the towel, and takes a few deep breathes.
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