She met his gaze, her stomach tense as she steeled herself against the response to her next probing question.
He was tense enough to feel claustrophobic.
As he absorbed her words, his expression went from tense to relieved, and then on to something sweet and sad.
She counted the seconds in tense silence, waiting for the sound of an explosion, but the only sound was a car approaching from below.
She broke the tense silence.
There was a soft step behind her, and then his hands were on her waist, his thumbs nimbly working the tense muscles.
Lisa waited for his reply in tense silence, but his response filled her with equal anger and pain.
The moment was so tense that, when the telephone rang, they both jumped.
After weeks of tense waiting to see if she passed, she finally reached her goal.
They waited in tense silence as the horses slowly moved on.
For the first three weeks she became tense as it approached 8:00 pm each Friday.
Has it been this tense the entire time?
Toni asked, breaking their tense silence.
The Grey God's hoarse, broken voice made Dusty tense as he turned to face him.
She turned, her body tense and her large green eyes swimming with fear and dread.
She curled up in a chair, afraid to move too quickly under the tense Guardian's gaze.
Damian's head was bowed, his tense body still.
Dustin gave a tense nod and pushed her behind him, out of the Watcher's path.
The two were tense enough to worry her that they meant to fight.
Tense and rigid, he was watching her with no small amount of emotion in his features.
His gaze was on the ocean, his large form tense and still.
His cold gaze was piercing, his frame tense despite her touch.
"Not about that," he said after a tense moment.
She was so tense, her shoulders ached.
His body was tense, his memories flowing unabated.
She hadn't noticed Gabriel tense but did now.
"You're in one piece," he said after a tense silence.
Gabriel was waiting with the patience of Death, though he'd started to tense, indicating his guard was going up once more.
He was normally tense around her, his frustration clear.
His words were controlled with effort, his body so tense, she thought he'd snap any second.
He was as tense as she'd seen him, ready to morph and attack.
He said nothing, his tense frame never relaxing.
Both were outwardly calm, though tense enough that a hair landing on their arms would make them snap.
"Your theory looks legit, Ully," Jade voiced at the tense silence.
He was unaware how tense he was until Hannah left him, and he breathed in deeply.
Tamer grumbled but obeyed, and Rhyn shook out his tense body.
She was tense and waiting while his eyes took in every detail of her face.
His thick form was tense, his features implacable.
He was tense again.
The group was silent and tense, the warriors flanking Evelyn eyeing Kiera as much as the distant flashes of light.
Before Fred could reply, or whack her in the mouth, which would have been Dean's first choice, the front doorbell interrupted the tense gathering.
He could feel her tense against him as he explained in detail the late night suicide and the termination of the police investigation.
Jackson felt her body tense as her face set in anger.
General Greene's gruff voice held a tense note.
Lana's shout broke the tense formation around them.
She had a feeling the doc would need his own pain meds if he kept taunting the two tense soldiers.
Another shot pierced the tense darkness, then there was a flurry of movement.
She was tense, and Brady wondered what happened while he was gone.
Kiki froze halfway through the doorway, frowning. Kris breathed a sigh, wondering how one tiny woman could make him tense enough he wanted to raze the beach.
I can talk about Jeff in the past tense now.
Getting tense will only make it worse.
Yet the tense exchange remained in her thoughts.
After a few tense minutes Alex emerged with Lori.
Carmen watched him in tense silence.
He remained tense at first before letting her pull him to her.
She was tense and still, her mind on lockdown.
As if a switch inside her was flipped, her tense movements disappeared, replaced by the graceful, supple movements of a cat.
There was a tense silence and then she spoke.
He was tense and furious.
Her muscles were tense enough to ache.
He couldn't pinpoint what made his instincts restless, but he also saw apprehension in the tense frames and roving eyes of those riding before him.
She was tense again, her air troubled.
A moment of tense silence fell.
She released a tense breath as the demon within her subsided and settled.
Alex eyed him distastefully, every muscle in his body tense, as if ready to pounce on Rob.
Jim's ears were standing erect upon his head and every muscle of his big body was tense as he trotted toward home.
Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in, and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen?
The breakers would swoop back to gather themselves for a mightier leap, and I clung to the rock, tense, fascinated, as I felt the dash and roar of the rushing sea!
Certainly things had been tense most of the time.