It was conceived in a moment.
For one short, utterly glorious, bliss-filled interlude his head was filled with the most emphatic and thoroughly resounding air of superiority.
“Wow!” they would respond.
“I never knew!”
“You’re such a dark horse!”
And after the acceptance and accolades and adorning acolytes he would flatly retort, “No. I was just seeing if you were paying attention.”