He braced himself to tell her thanks for the night and farewell.
She braced herself for the resentful looks.
The door opened, and she braced herself.
She squinted through her fingers and braced herself against one wall to counter the effects the drugs had on her equilibrium as she moved down the long hallway.
With a deep breath, she stepped through and braced herself to fall.
Xander braced himself, waiting for the rejection he knew would come.
Taran braced himself and opened his eyes.
We braced our ladder against the wall and played a game of numbers to see who would the first to climb.
She braced herself for him to turn into Talon and hurt her.
She braced herself and reached out to him.
Dusty braced himself and turned to face the grandfatherly figure with a smile and emerald eyes standing in the corner.
She braced herself to face him nonetheless.
She closed her eyes and braced herself for another.
She braced herself, expecting to feel some sort of rush of energy, like she did when she touched Jule.
She braced herself and pulled his power into her, struggling to control it while panic rose.
She braced herself for a flood of his power, but it didn't come.
She braced herself for the answer.
He braced it for her, watching.
She ducked her head and braced herself as he reached for her again.
She braced herself and placed her palm against his.
She braced herself and touched him.
She turned to see his gaze on the ground, his body braced as if for a blow.
She braced herself against the memories running through his head and the confusion as he tried to figure out where he was.
Deidre braced herself for his violent reaction or words.
Deidre braced herself, hoping not to feel the warm energy of his magic.
He braced his arms on either side of her.
A familiar warmth stirred within her, and she braced herself before opening her eyes.
Deidre braced her hands against his chest, tunnel-vision forming.
She braced herself and opened her eyes.
She feared asking more and braced herself when it took one foot in its hand.
She braced herself for the blows before recalling he'd never struck her full force.
She pulled on her knit hat and braced her bag of weapons between her body and the window before lying down on her back.
She focused hard on the image of Bianca and braced herself for Jonny's fiery touch.
Rissa was braced in the saddle as if expecting attackers at any moment.
She braced herself against the door of the cage.
She leaned back to read his expression and his hand gently braced her back.
She braced herself, expecting pain when it reached her injury.
When Xander moved closer once more, she braced herself but stayed still.
Jessi braced herself against the counter, not certain she was able to stand on her own.
With a sigh, Jessi gripped his and braced herself.
She braced herself for the blow.
Jule focused first on the nearby wardrobe and braced himself against it.
"Yes, I want to know the terms," she whispered and braced herself for disappointment.
One arm looped around her and she braced herself against his chest, vaguely realizing that --by not refusing him the day before --he'd taken her response as a blank check.
Katie braced herself for a storage room full of military uniforms and was surprised to see what looked much like a women's department section.
He braced himself for more syrupy love sentiments when she awoke but was
He swiped at the flakes then braced himself to change into his jaguar shape.
Uncertain whether or not the battle still waged between demons and Immortals, she braced herself to be attacked as she flew past every doorway towards the back stairwell.
Kiera braced herself and exited behind Evelyn, whose quick step led them back to the main house and outside, where the floating tents were still in place.
Her eyes flew open and she braced herself against the side.
She braced herself for a refusal and a fight.
The seconds ticked as they braced for the worse.
He braced himself for the battle with his fangs and waited for the inevitable pain from fighting to keep them at bay.
He braced himself for the fear or disbelief that did not come.
He kissed her first, enjoying the feel of her blood coursing beneath his lips, then, as his fangs breached her skin, he braced for the burning that never came.
"Do you have access to the hospitals?" he asked and braced himself for more bad news.
The body heat of someone kneeling beside her made her blink, and she braced herself for the doc shooting her up again.
A few glanced her way, and Lana braced herself.
Lana braced herself as the two looked her over carefully.
Lana braced herself and hurried after Mike.
The smooth ride grew bumpy suddenly, and Brady braced himself against his seat.
The angel ignored her and dropped beside her, wringing his hands helplessly. The blond woman dangled over the widening chasm, clutching Katie's hand. She braced her feet against the side of the chasm and walked upward, until Toby could grab her belt. The angel pulled hard, and Katie pushed Deidre on top of the angel, who yelped.
She braced herself for their reaction.
Petya had heard in the army many stories of Dolokhov's extraordinary bravery and of his cruelty to the French, so from the moment he entered the hut Petya did not take his eyes from him, but braced himself up more and more and held his head high, that he might not be unworthy even of such company.