At break time, Luke found himself a seat in the refectory, and carefully unwrapped the package that contained two huge blueberry muffins.
Luke could still feel some warmth through the paper, and as he unwrapped it the sweet aroma traveled up and took him back to Tanya. The smell had also drawn the attention of other students that sat nearby. They immediately came over to find out what Luke had got.
“Hey Luke, watcha got there? Wanna share?” one said.
“Landlady going soft in her old age? Didn't know she was a baker,” piped up another.
Luke gazed around him and noticed the others. “Mrs Porter? No, never! She never gives anything away. These muffins were baked this morning and given to me by an extremely nice lady. And I'm not sharing with anyone.”
Luke picked up one of the muffins and put it to his lips, tasting the sweet flavor. He bit into it with his jealous friends watching. The cake was so light and fluffy, his teeth sank in, while his tongue extracted blueberries into his mouth. Luke closed his eyes as he ate; he didn't realize how sensual eating a cake could be. The second one was just as delicious, and as he licked his lips, gathering stray crumbs, Luke's mind strayed. He wondered what kissing Tanya was like and if he would ever get the chance.
Several times that day Luke was spotted daydreaming, gazing out of the window. He was grateful when the time came for going home. He planned to take the route along Cherry Tree Lane again, just on the off chance that Tanya happened to be about, but she was nowhere to be seen, so he headed back, to get any necessary homework done as quickly as possible. He didn't want anything hanging over him for the weekend.