Raphael was responsible for countless murders, albeit as a character in Digital Death 3 - his favourite computer game.
He held the eight-inch blade up to the light as he admired its clinical simplicity.
On the table in front of him the bindings bit deep into nineteen-year-old Lucy's wrists and ankles.
He ran the tip of the knife blade in a straight line from her throat to her navel without drawing blood.
Lucy's body recoiled.
Screams in Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound were all well and good, but it was now time for Raphael to experience the real thing...