Chapter 3

Chapter 3

Back in shallow water, my gasps were lost behind heavy breathing, not of my own. The stronghold loosened, dropping me onto the sand where water and dry land met before he collapsed beside me.

I looked to this man who had his back to me as he knelt with his head down and fists in the wet sand. His white shirt clung to each and every curve of the muscles in his back that flexed as he pushed up and stood.

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