"Flora! Luke and I are just off to do some shopping!" called Layton.

Just as they were about to leave, Flora threw herself at Layton and clung on to him tightly.

"Noooooooooo! Please don't leave me!" she wailed.

Layton tried to free himself, but her grip was too strong. Luke just sighed and shook his head. This happened every time.

"Really, Flora!" shouted Layton "A true lady never behaves in a manner like this!"

"But, Professor, I thought you only knew how a true gentleman should behave?" asked a very confused Luke.

"You're not helping!" snapped Layton.

Tears streamed down Flora's face as she looked up at her step-father "I don't want to be alone anymore!"

Layton calmed himself and smiled at her "There, there. We won't be long. It will take no more than an hour."

"AN HOUR?" shrieked Flora "THAT'S LIKE AN ETERNITY!"

As Flora continued her bawling, Layton quickly came up with another brilliant contrivance.

"I suppose we could temporarily delay our weekly patronage."

Flora's crying grinded to a sudden halt and in its place a huge squeal of delight emitted.

"Oh thank you, Professor! I'm so glad you decided to stay! Is there anything I can do for you?"

A devious smile crept across Layton's face.

"Yes as a matter of fact, why don't you go into the kitchen and make us all a nice cup of tea and some cucumber sandwiches?"

After Flora happily skipped into the kitchen, Layton quickly heads out the door.

"Hurry Luke, before she returns!"

"But I thought we were having tea and sandwiches?" asked Luke who is still very confused.

Layton grabs Luke by the arm and slams the door shut behind him.

An hour had passed and the two tricksters return home with four bags of groceries.

"Flora?" called Layton "I'm sorry we left you alone again, but we had to do it in order to procure some nourishment for the rest of the week. I hope you understand?"

No answer, just an eerie silence. Layton and Luke walked into the living room and found Flora lying on the sofa in a catatonic state. In her hand was a piece of paper which read "So alone".

"Here's my answer!" said Luke before going into three different thinking poses and finally pointing at Flora shouting "Flora doesn't like being alone! Layton's apprentice strikes again!"

0 picarats earned.

"Luke, a true gentleman never states the obvious" said Layton firmly.

"Why not?" asked Luke.

Layton picked up the milk jug from the coffee table "Because he would have this poured over his head!"

"Oh."