Rachel poured me a glass of wine and we all sat down on the sofa and loveseat in the small living room.As Rachel handed me a glass of wine she said, "Sam, do you know what happened to Mel this weekend, because we had made plans to go to the Ghost Bar on Saturday night, but she stood me up and then was nowhere to be found." Samantha laughed and said, "The last I heard Sue made her go to some fancy soirée at the Paris and no one has seen her since." I found it hilarious that they were talking about me as if I wasn't in the room.

It was my favorite and definitely another bad sign.

Like a convict's last meal before the electric chair.

It was such a beautiful vehicle, it had every possible option: leather seats, power everything, and a sun roof. The paper I had written over the weekend was due today and I'd lose a lot of points if it was turned in late.

We were also reviewing for our midterm and the Prof was notorious for giving away test questions and telling students what they needed to study in order to do well in the exam. I couldn't think, let alone concentrate like I needed to, and as hard as I tried, I just couldn't seem to pull myself together.

"Hey girl," all three of them screeched in unison, as I walked through the door. Leave it to my best friends to pull me out of my doldrums. They had already finished off a bottle of wine and they were starting on their second.

Look out, it was going to be an an interesting evening.

I knew I had no right to feel that way, but I couldn't seem to get my emotions under control. I thought I had experienced some bad break-ups in high school, but none of them felt as bad as this.

The cabbie took me to the car dealership and I picked up the Land Rover without incident. I wanted desperately to skip my finance class, but I couldn't.

I used my key to open the front door and the most heavenly aroma entered my nostrils.

Rachel was making her famous stir fry vegetables with chicken breast.

We became fast friends and agreed that while we enjoyed our night together, our relationship would be strictly platonic going forward.