From Protector of the Grey House:
Joseph watched briefly as the human struggled with her environment. When she started to crawl toward the exit, he frowned softly and wondered at her game. He grabbed her around the waist and pulled her back gently. She looked to him and grimaced.
“Where are you going?”
“Out. I need…” but her thoughts stopped her. She clamped her mouth shut and refused to speak.
He stared at her with curiosity and wondered again if her adventures into Vincent’s secret bedroom had been of her own doing – either time. It would not be the first time that ring took over the mind of a human. Natalia, usually strong willed, had been through more in the past few days than she had in a long time. And Vincent’s blood had hypnotized her. Perhaps it had made her more susceptible to the ring’s call.
“Natalia. Where are you going?”
Natalia glared at Joseph. “I’ll tell you nothing, Hell-”