He was good at deceptive conversation – too good.
Damian knew better than to trust the deceptive appearance of this type of creature.
Damian and Eden were closer, his deceptive display of relaxed power causing the air to hum with even more magic.
Maybe it was deceptive to keep it a secret, but if he was marrying her for love, it wouldn't make any difference.
The advantage to the fly of its deceptive resemblance to the bee is theoretically perfectly evident and practically can be demonstrated by experiment.