Narcissists experience pathological anxiety most of their waking hours. Everything a narcissist has is based on lies, deception and manipulation. Narcissists are constantly living in fear their house of cards will collapse at any moment.
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle . It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.