Her body was stiff from her father's blows, her blood racing.
He blocked it and the next two blows and then snatched a fist headed for his face, twisted her arm, and spun her.
Gotta call Dusty before he blows me up.
The horsemen were splendidly audacious in riding for long distances into the heart of a hostile country, without support, striking some terrific blows, and then returning rapidly beyond reach of pursuit.
His body adjusted to the physical blows while his magic absorbed the purple lightning.