The lure of deception

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Why do they do it? is a question that often comes up. Here’s a possible reason.

Matthew’s pleasure at that moment was so palpable. He was so inside this memory of having Nick completely in his power. He got to experience what Nick must experienced every day, the joy of a perfect deception, of knowing exactly how to play someone to get what you want. That sense of power that comes from knowing someone better than they can imagine.

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