From Protector of the Grey House:
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.”
“She speaks the truth.” Joseph’s voice was also calm. Both had been around Vincent enough to understand if they stayed calm, he would as well. Or relatively so.