From Inside the Grey House:
“He’s not lying. He’s thoroughly broken.”
Vincent shot Mierka a dirty look.
Natalia turned to the large vampire, touched his cheek to gain his attention. “I’m going to talk to him. Get what you need. I’ll be up shortly.”
“Natalia. I don’t trust him.” Vincent caressed her cheek. He wanted to pick her up and carry her to their bed. He still had some energy.
“That makes two of us. I can take care of myself, Vincent.” She stepped even closer and leaned in for a kiss. Vincent obliged, and released her when she pulled away.