From Protector of the Grey House:
“He did. But I want to hear it in your words, with your voice.”
She shook her head and looked away as her entire body seemed to sag from exhaustion. Natalia leaned against the wall and crossed her arms. “I’ve lived through this enough. I don’t want to relive it again.”
She gasped as he was suddenly before her. His hand was on her chin, guiding her face to look into her eyes. “Tell me.”
“If you hadn’t stopped me in time…”
He inhaled sharply at the devastated look in her eyes. His eyes narrowed a touch as he caressed her cheek. He had never seen her this distraught. Vincent’s own expression grew soft as he drew her into his arms. He kissed his woman and held her tightly to him. She wrapped her arms around his neck and returned the kiss. After a moment he pulled away and whispered into her ear.
“Tell me you’re still mine.”