Melting is a present participle of a word "MELT."
Melt: 1. Make or become liquefied by heating.
2. Make or become more tender or loving.
3. The process of changing the state of a substance from solid to liquid by heating it past its melting point.
4. Given over to strong emotion; tender; aroused; emotional, tearful.
1. His strength was the kind she could almost imagine herself melting into.
2. The death dealer didn't challenge her, instead of melting back into the forest shadows.