The boys have been in Indiana for a couple of days. I've missed having Marc around, but it's given me a chance to spend time with Ali. My first impression of her was that she was a wild child with a ton of confidence, and she's proven me correct. I've grown to admire those aspects of her personality in the short time that I've known her. Just in the week that we've been neighbors, she's begun to pull me out of my shell, and I've enjoyed having a girl-friend again. My last friendship didn't end so well when I found out she was sleeping with my boyfriend, but Ali seems like the most loyal friend I could ask for.

It's a little after seven o'clock on Thursday evening when she barges through my door for our nightly "study" session. She doesn't knock before entering, but I've learned to appreciate her comfortability around me. She always brings her books with her, but we have yet to open one up and study while she's here.

"What's up, my friend?" She asks me as she walks in and places her books on my desk.

"Not much, just finishing up emailing Marc today's work," I tell her as I sit cross-legged on my bed and close my laptop.

"How is he doing?" She asks me while taking a seat on the desk chair. 

"Good, I think. He's been busy with his family, so we haven't really talked much. He only reaches out when he has questions about our assignments."

She looks at me with a knowing smile. "I'm not talking about Marcus." She pauses. "I'm talking about his brother." She says with a sly smirk as she wiggles her eyebrows at me.

"Um, I don't know how Eli is doing. I don't really know him." I tell her as I feel my cheeks begin to blush

"Mmm-hmm, okay." She says with a condescending tone and a devilish grin.

"What?" I ask.

She takes a deep breath. "Logan, you're my girl, so I'm going to be honest with you. I know you like Maddison.".

I feel my eyes widen, and my lips part. "I don't even know him," I tell her, trying to change her mind.