From The Grey House:
There was a small silence. Vincent regarded the mage. “Your service is no longer needed, Carlos. You may leave for the day.”
“With respect, Vincent, I believe my debt is paid. I’ve been chanting for hours. It could have killed me.” Carlos stood his ground even as the large vampire approached him.
“As could I.” Vincent stood very close to Carlos, letting his size intimidate rather than his voice. “But I agree. Orlando will take you to my meeting room. I will join you when I’m done.” He looked to Orlando. “Take care of his needs.”