We'd met at work a couple years prior when Cali was still in her joke of a marriage and I was just breaking off my semi-engagement to Jeff. I helped give her the strength to leave her loser husband – I suppose it was misery that initially sparked the friendship, but for whatever reasons we'd grown close.

Me and Cali and Scott. The bombshell, the princess, and the fratboy. "The Beautiful People," our other friends called us. We were a team.