Hours later, the sun broke over the horizon, and the men broke off their pursuit. She figured the police would be hard pressed to ignore reports of armed men roaming the woods outside of hunting season. Even dirty cops need to play the game to avoid suspicion.
To play it safe, Julia waited an hour before skirting along the main road towards camp. After another hour of walking, she stumbled onto a bus stop. When she confirmed the route with the driver, she made the rest of the trip in style.
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