Secrecy, not exclusivity.
She never wasted a mood without lacing it with poison, or a word without lodging a bullet in it.
An angel wouldn’t know what money is. A demon might.
When things are not going well, ask yourself, who gains? Then move in the opposite direction.
First check if you are a player in the game, or just the bargaining chip.
There is solace in movement.
Turn it around by unweaving the pattern.