Her lungs were burning. Her ears were popping. Her face felt like it was going to explode. Her throat felt like it was on fire. She couldn’t take it any longer.
Audrey held on to the weight and counted to twenty. She could do twenty more, maybe fifteen more, eleven-twelve-thirteen oh god. Four… teen, Fif-teen.
She popped up out of the water, trying not to scream.
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