Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.
Romans 12:19 (Ian’s favorite verse)
Hunter had had a boring day that Friday. He’d gotten up earlier than usual to accommodate a student’s request to meet before class, but the previous night had turned rowdier than Hunter planned, leaving him with a pounding headache and powerful disinclination to even crack open his bloodshot eyes. As a result, he had put off the inevitable as long as possible—too long, in fact, leaving himself no more than thirty minutes in which to dress and walk to his meeting. Hastily slurping down a bitter and cold mug of last night’s coffee, he had thrown on some wrinkled jeans and, to emphasize the professorial side of his persona, a sports jacket complete with leather elbow patches.