From Inside the Grey House:
Vincent moved the staff away from his throat and slowly stood, eyes still locked with Natalia’s. He had never seen the look in her eye before; never felt the heat that radiated from her very being. He growled low, a smile on his face. He had wanted this since he met her.
“Are you all right, sir?” Anthony sounded rather concerned.
His eyes never left Natalia’s. “Fine. Do you know what you’ve done, Natalia?”
The staff rested expertly in her hands. “Challenged you.”
“Do you know what happens now?” He started to circle her.