“If he knows that you consider yourself to be better than him, more worthy, you’ll never have a true partnership with him or anyone else for that matter. You’ve always done this, Lauren! You’ve pushed people away with your approach. All of this social gracelessness everyone says you have problems with… I think it’s a load of crap. Really, I think it’s your mask. Just because you have degrees out your ass doesn’t mean that you are smarter. It just means that you know how to study.
“You tried this same stuff with Simon when you first met him, but he outfoxed you. He ended up zoning in on your one weakness: sex. Even though you met him when you were just twenty, he taught you things; you were pretty green. You bonded with him because he was your first and because he was much older. He had experience,” Selina bit out.