Arik is too clever for his own good. XD
He always has been :D
I don't know... It sounds a little more complicated than that.
Complicated is definitely the word. Arik is like a man trying to do a puzzle without looking at the lid of the box and with at least a few of the pieces missing!
Arik, you Icarus-fool. You're soaring too close to the sun wearing wax wings. I can see this information being dangerous to either or both of them.
No kidding! And the question itself is dangerous for their relationship. But Arik has built much of his identity around figuring out puzzles; you can't ask him to stop now!