"Oh god Eden, could you turn that down?" Presley asked her friend, a look of pure disgust on her face.

"Aw, come on Pres! It's the Chili Peppers!" Eden said, putting her feet upon the dashboard of Presley's car. They had just come to a red light and Eden had chosen this precise moment to crank up the BMW's stereo and embarrass Presley entirely.

"It's not music, that's for sure," Presley said, scowling.

"Why will you not let me educate you?" Eden said sighing and shaking her blonde head. "I will never understand how someone who gets it right in nearly everyaspect of their life, can not appreciate good rock."

"Eden, you know I'm over this lecture," Presley said looking at her friend briefly before the light turned green and she could go.

Her and Eden had been best friends for years but couldn't be more different. Eden was theoutgoing, outspoken, crazy one, always getting in trouble for saying exactly what she was thinking. Presleywas far more conservative and knewexactly what to say when.ButEden's cheeky yet down-to-earth personality always got her out of sticky situations. She was average in height, had long, wavy blonde hair and a natural tan to die for. While she had guys after her constantly, she never seemed to be with anyone for long. Eden seemed to have a free-spirit that all her friends longed for, especially Presley. Eden would never know how much Presley envied her. Eden never seemed to envy anyone. She seemed totally comfortable in her own skin.

"Aww you love it Pres, I know you do," Eden said shooting her best friend a cheeky smile.

"If I ignore you, will you go away?" Presley asked trying not to laugh. She was already in a better mood, despite the music.

"I'll never go away. And you invited me you bitch!" Eden said, playfully slapping Presley lightly on the arm.

"Why, I'll never know."

They finally pulled up at the beach, and Eden instantly ducked down in her seat.

"Oh shit, hide me!" She squealed.

"What? What's wrong?" Presley asked looking around, confused. "Oh my god," she laughed noticing who was walking towards the car parked next to them: a familiar blonde, male head. "Is that Joey?!"

"Yes! Oh my god, kill me now!" Eden said with a look of anguish on her pretty features. The last person in the world she wanted to see right now was her ex Joey.

"No way! You broke the poor guy's heart, you deal with it," Presley said laughing.

"Pre-es! Help me out here! Can we please please leave?" Eden begged.

"Haha, no. Tess and Audrey will be here soon."

"Ah shit! Get rid of him for me?" Eden pleaded.

"Nope," Presley said simply, shaking her head, just as Joey spotted her and walked around to the drivers side.

"Hey Pres, how's it going?" he asked, a big white smile on his face.

"Oh, Joey, hey! Good good, I'm good" she said, nervously. Eden was going to look so stupid.

"Eden? Edie is that you? What's wrong why are you crouched down like that?" Joey asked, genuinely concerned.

"Shit," Eden muttered under her breath. She straightened up and faked a yawn. "Joey, hey," she said sleepily for effect. "I must have fallen asleep," she yawned again. "Pres, why didn't you wake me up?"

"Sorry," Presley said, trying not to laugh.

Joey looked from one girl to the other, an eyebrow raised. "How've you been anyway, Eden?"

"Oh, not too bad," Eden said, not daring to look him in the eye.

"Been busy?" he asked. Presley noted a hint of resentment in his voice, like he was trying really hard to be nice.

"A little, yeah. Working, the usual, you know," Eden said, obviously uncomfortable but trying her best to appear easy-going. Presley wasn't buying it. "You?"

"Oh, you know me, always keeping myself busy. Can't sit still for too long," Joey replied, laughing nervously. Eden laughed too, apparently, for once, unsure of what to say to him. Presley wanted to leap out of the car and run away. She could have cut the tension with a knife.

"Yeah…" Eden trailed off. Joey shoved his hands in his pockets in frustration.

"Look, can we meet up? For coffee maybe? We really need to talk," he finally blurted.

"Uh, oh," Presley said under her breath.

"Oh…um….sure..." Eden answered, cursing to herself for not thinking of an excuse quick enough.

"Really?" Joey's eyes lit up. "Great, come round about 7 then?" he asked, grinning.

"Yup…sure," Eden said, dying on the inside.

"Cool, see you then, I should get going."


"Bye Joey!" Presley said cheerfully to annoy Eden, who shot her an evil glare. After, Joey and his friends had driven off, Eden finally got out of the car, slammed her door and slumped against it, crossing her arms in a way that made her seem about 5 years old.

"Oh dear Eden, what have you gotten yourself into?" Presley said, laughing, just as Tess and Audrey pulled up beside them, and leaped out of the car.

"Hello sunshine!" Tess said cheerfully, a huge grin on her face. This disappeared when she saw Eden. "What's wrong Edie-weedie?" When she didn't get an answer she looked at Presley for one.

"Pres?" Audrey prompted.

"We just saw Joey," she said, still giggling to herself about it.

"Ohhhhhhhhhh," Audrey and Tess said in unison.

"Gotcha," Tess said.

"This isn't funny Presley!" Eden said grumpily.

"And she agreed to meet him tonight!" Presley blurted.

"You've gotta be joking?!" Audrey exclaimed. "After you humiliated him? He wants to see you?"

"I did not humiliate him!" Eden yelled, spinning around to face her friends. "Don't exaggerate!"

"Uh, sweetie, we were there," Tess said. "You remember that party, right? You drunkenly broke up with him in front of everyone. Just after he told you he loved you."

"Oh, god, I know. I'm a bitch," Eden said cringing at the memory. The next morning he didn't know what was worse: Remembering how she'd hurt him in front of all those people, or the hangover she'd woken up with. "But I don't want to talk about it with him, I just want to forget it ever happened!"

"I don't think anyone will forget that," Audrey said, sniggering behind her hand. Eden groaned, as the four of them wandered towards the beach, sunscreen and towels in tow.

"It'll be fine," Tess said reassuringly. "He was smitten with you remember?"

"That's also what worries me," Eden said.

"He certainly seemed happy that you agreed to see him," Presley pointed out, as they laid their towels on the sand.

"He did?" Audrey asked, smoothing her towel slightly more than the others.

"Definitely," Presley confirmed, earning another groan from Eden.

"How do you get yourself into these situations Eden?" Audrey asked shaking her head, but smiling.

"I don't know," Eden whined, while the others smiled to each other. Eden would always be there to entertain them, no matter how or what. "Can we talk about something else?"

"Such as," Presley asked, looking at Eden expectantly.

"You and Finn," she said simply. Presley narrowed her eyes at her.

"There is no me and Finn, and we are not talking about it," she said shortly. The other three looked at each other, knowing full well if they spoke one more word about Finn, their heads would be bitten off.

"Got it," Eden said quietly, regretting she'd ever spoken.