Delphi bit into her cake and felt the familiar but perfect taste of honey flood her tastebuds. She chewed happily for a few seconds then swallowed. She grinned and watched the market sellers, as the cake became history.
The honey swirled around her mouth. It was moments like this that Athens really did seem the best place in the world. Children generally grow up with the sense that what is normal for them is best for everyone. Delphi believed to her very bones that there was nowhere quite like Athens.
She assumed that Athens would be this way forever.
She was of course, perfectly right and spectacularly wrong.