Masudane is told by his family to stay in Sylvia for the remainder of the war, and not come home. He thinks this is the worst thing that could have happened, not knowing that he was about to meet the one who would change his whole life in just a few days.
The best response to a narc is no response! If you must respond, show no emotion... This can be very difficult, but it will deprive him of what he wants most... A narcissistic payoff from your reaction/response.