“Ow!” Kara stopped, looking down as if she could see her ankle through the water.
“What?” Lee looked back over his shoulder.
She tried to jiggle her foot loose, with no success. “Caught my ankle on something. It’s not letting me loose.”
“Hold on,” he said, swimming back toward her. “You okay?” he asked.
Her eyes skittered away from that piercing blue. “Yeah. Just can’t get loose.”
He nodded. “I’ll take a look.” He breathed in deeply and submerged himself.
Kara kept her arms moving to keep herself afloat. Something slid down her thigh, barely touching her. She shivered.
Then Lee’s fingers were around her ankle, the other hand moving around whatever was holding her in place.
His touch was light, and part of her imagined those fingers touching her like that in other places. She closed her eyes and gritted her teeth.
Lee surfaced, water flying as he flipped his head to dry his hair. “It’s got you pretty good. I can’t break it without hurting you. You got your knife on you?”
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