She took deep breaths to keep from crying.
Her breaths came in short gasps, but she refused to back down.
She drew a few shaky breaths to calm herself and then touched his face.
Agonizing over how much time Rhyn had, she finally reached the water-soaked sand and sucked in ragged breaths as she knelt for a moment of rest.
Her breaths quickened, and her heart pounded.