Ashley lifted her head off of Michael's shoulder and wiped her tears.
"I can't believe you're here, Mike. It's been so long." Ashley said, sniffling.
Michael chuckled. "It's only been a couple days, Ash." He said.
Ashley rubbed the back of her head. "I know, but it seemed like years."
Michael moved one of his hands to her cheek and caressed her cheek with his thumb. Ashley closed her eyes and started to smile. She thought she'd never smile again. Michael smiled when he saw Ashley's long lost smile. Suddenly, a knock on Ashley's door. Ashley's eyes shot open when she heard a key go into the doorknob.
"Oh no, the guards! Mike, you got to get back into your cell!" Ashley whispered, scared.
Michael turned to the door and turned back to Ashley. "I'll be back in once they leave."
Before Michael went back to his cell, he kissed Ashley's cheek. She blushed and quickly went to her bed, shaking it off. Michael went through the connecting door and got into his bed. He and Ashley both faked being asleep until the guards left. Once the guards left their cells, Michael unlocked the connecting cell door and walked over to Ashley, who was sitting up.
"Did you have to deal with this the past couple days?" Michael asked as he sat down next to Ashley.
Ashley nodded and put her head on his shoulder as he wrapped his arms around her. She then wrapped her arms around his waist. She didn't want to be alone that night, so she let Michael stay with her in her cell.