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The Devil You Know
Marnie Perry
Copyright Marnie Perry 2014
Published at Smashwords

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'…but maybe, there is a place somewhere in this world where devils may cry.'
Dante’s Inferno.

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He stood alone and unnoticed, unnoticed at least by the person he was here to watch.

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As for being noticed by anyone else, well, under normal circumstances most, if not all, of the women present…and maybe even a few men…would have looked his way more than once. But since he wore thick glasses, a greying, untidy moustache with hair to match, stained broken teeth and clothes which were old and shabby, the only reason he would be noticed was to be avoided.

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He was getting very bored indeed; if that guy didn’t get on with it soon he would be very tempted to put a bullet in him. The hand shoved inside the dirty raincoat gripped around the handle of the weapon as if tempting him to do it.

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To his intense relief the guy was saying, ‘So without further ado we honour those here today who have worked so hard to achieve their ambition. Please show your appreciation for our graduates.' The applause began and did not stop until the last student stepped up onto the podium to receive her law degree.

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