She watched him tighten a strap around the horse's belly.
I'd better get a screwdriver and tighten that ladder before you fall and break your neck.
Here. Tighten the straps.
His words made Rhyn's throat tighten. He'd never acted in order to gain his brothers' favor, but Kris's words affected him more than he thought they would. There was a flash of light and Kris was gone. Gabe jerked, as if surprised to find himself still standing.
Somehow, I will, she whispered, the raw note in her voice making his arms tighten around her.