By the tension between the two, their alliance was brittle at best.
The book's ancient pages were so brittle, he feared they would crumble before he finished.
A cold gust of wind ripped brittle brown leaves from the limbs of old oak tree, tossing them carelessly in front of the headstone below.
"When I was in that room …" His grip on the railing tightened, and she stopped, afraid of pushing him through the brittle façade containing his emotions.
Initially fearing her to be brittle by her reaction to the world around her, A'Ran was more assured of her ability to withstand the changes in her life.
Darkness clung to the brittle pages, resisting even direct firelight.
Sirian and Rissa glared at each other with animosity that bespoke a brittle relationship.
He resisted the urge to burn them, in case the brittle papers held more secrets he needed.
She'd given up her own, and to invite hope when she needed to focus on stopping the demon for good…her resolve was too brittle to consider any other fate.