This is late, as I was in bed with MS fatigue this morning. It is what it is.
This is from the newly rewritten section, by the way. Still working on it.
From Protector of the Grey House:
Mierka brought the stake to her mouth and licked the blood that coated it. Vincent growled at her actions. She gave him a smirk. “You usually like when I lick the stake.”
He growled. “Twice.”
She handed the stake off to Joseph and looked to Vincent. “The first time was to stop you from killing Natalia. The second was to stop you from killing me. I will take my usual punishment.”
“You do not dictate my actions.” He spoke through clenched teeth.
“No, I don’t. But you have set the precedence on this.” She still spoke mildly and didn’t look at all worried about her actions or his.
He bared his fangs and turned his anger on Joseph. “She skates on thin ice.”