[｡◕‿ ◕｡]: "He's very intelligent, but he uses his intelligence to manipulate people. Which I'm not about."
[^_^]: "What's interesting about that is you could be doing that right now. You could just be saying that to get me to believe you wouldn't manipulate someone and I wouldn't have a clue. And if you were a skilled enough actor you could lead me any which way, assuming I buy it.
[｡◕‿ ◕｡]: "You're right. I could."
[^_^]: "And to that, I would say no one's a perfect actor; there are bound to be slips, the feelings you hide seeping into your performance. And I might catch them. But what a tragic mistake it would be for me to make you aware of this, because then you could better anticipate a slip. And I might never pick up on your performance, buying into it completely, except for those occasional moments of doubt where I do wonder if you're just acting, because I always wonder... So I keep an eye out, and I keep it hidden.
And then all of a sudden we step back, and find ourselves in a game of wits, generals trying to outsmart each other, when we're just supposed to be friends."