His words were blunt, cold, and full of evil intent. It mattered little what others thought of him, but Garak held himself out as a professional. His actions were always taken after careful consideration of the facts, and he always had a plan. Bandits were the lowest of life to Garak, and he would not allow anybody to compare him to such vermin.
"...further, don't even think of retaliating with a pathetic threat of your own. If you want to take this discussion any further, step outside, and I'll gut you now."
He stood there and waited for Joachim to react. This time, the assassin would not back down. It further infuriated him that Joachim would appear to be so holy and pure, but then make statements about torture being ok and judging others without any facts; especially since the night before Joachim was so worried about what was going to happen to Sigphan...a clear enemy.
Thoughts began to enter into Garak's mind once again about how he would drive Joachim to the point of insanity. That thought alone allowed a momentary smirk to cross the assassin's face. Only Garak knew the reason for it, but any looking at him could easily spot the expression.