Vincent and Joseph discussing Natalia. I’ve thought about writing Joseph’s story, but I like that he’s mysterious.
From Inside the Grey House:
“You made a wise choice in bringing men. I’ll be fine drinking from them.”
Vincent rounded the desk and one of the men stood, presenting his arm. Vincent took the dagger, gave the man’s arm a small cut and brought the bleeding wound to his lips. He drank five mouthfuls of blood them let the man go. The human took the gauze and moved out of the way. Joseph tied a bandage in place as Vincent drank from the second. He tied the gauze around the second man’s arm.
Once the men were bandaged, Vincent nodded and let them go.
“Where is she?”
“In a spare bedroom.”
“What did you do?”
“Made sure she understood the rules.”
Vincent went around his desk to sit in his chair, pondering the situation.
“She won’t disobey you again.”
“Yes, she will. Just not in the same way.”
They were both silent as Vincent’s words sank in.