She was out of breath, but that was excusable, as she'd run all the way. It was a useless thing to do, but that didn't stop her. Suddenly, she became aware that her persuers had inexplicably reversed course. Confused, she turned and looked around the cavern she'd decided to hide in. Oh. Of course. That explains it quite well. The cave was only dimly lit, but it was sufficient for her to realize that there were at least two people in the cave, as well a very large dragon. Unpleasant and/or dangerous situations tended to get Jalix tongue-tied. So all things considered, the tiny "Meep!" she managed was doing quite well.