From Inside the Grey House:
He spoke quietly again. “You are more ready then you realize.” He raised his voice. “Rise, child and accept my challenge.”
She did as she was told, trying to calm her stomach, which felt as if it were twisting into knots. Natalia knew she wasn’t ready. As the others moved back, she felt her confidence slipping. She witnessed a fight between Joseph and Vincent once, and it proved to be a bloody and violent hand-to-hand battle. When Joseph won, Vincent turned, looking for her. Both men were very low on blood and therefore ravenous. Mierka stepped in front of her, keeping Vincent from quenching his thirst on the delicate human. Joseph, in complete control of his actions, left the room to feed, taking a disgruntled Vincent with him.