Writing rules state you should not use the same word twice in the same sentence…. Sometimes that rules needs to be ignored. (Yes, I did that.)
From Protector of the Grey House:
Anthony left with Natalia, feeling Lilly and Mierka’s puzzled looks on his back. He let them stare, not really caring. There were about five vampires standing in the hallway, waiting to speak with Vincent. Anthony ignored them as easily as he had ignored the two women. He took his burden up the stairs, through the sitting room and into the bedroom. He laid her down on the covers, then drew back a little when he realized she was awake.
“What…you…Why?” She sat up a little, realized she was mostly nude and hid her body with the comforter.
“Did Mierka tell you Vincent would stop if you screamed?” He didn’t know if Vincent had, but thought it was something Vincent might do.