It’s hard sharing as a lot happens in this book. I don’t want to share spoilers.
From Protector of the Grey House:
Vincent stared into the monitor at Natalia, who was sitting against the wall in her cell, staring straight ahead. She had slept for almost twenty hours. Upon awakening three hours ago, she was brought some food, and informed she was to be punished for her treacherous adventure. She didn’t speak to the human who brought her food, simply nodded with a grave look on her face.
After Mierka pulled the stake from Vincent’s heart, they had had a long and drawn out fight. Mierka won in the end; she and Joseph were the only ones in his household who could beat him. There were rumors that Joseph could out fight him; Mierka, Joseph and Vincent were the only ones that knew Mierka could out fight him as well.