From The Grey House, Book Three, Protector of the Grey House:
Behind him, he heard Anthony’s negative utterance as it finally sunk in what his leader was about to do. He heard Julia ask what was wrong, but she was ignored. Natalia, even more confused, knelt in front of her lover, waiting in nervous expectation. She had never seen, read or heard about what was happening. Once on one knee she raised her eyes to her lover, her features clear of worry. Whatever was to happen, she would accept and meet the situation with no doubt in her mind.