Glancing through the trees, Carla and Jan saw the bridge where their friendship had come to a premature end over a boy. Trying to rebuild their once special relationship, they discussed how Jonathan had used them both, utilizing their jealousies and insecurities for his pleasure. What pain they could have avoided had they remained true to the pinky swear made at age thirteen! They had agreed that if there were a boy whom they both liked, once he chose one of them, the other would back off and find someone else. They learned that some things can’t be easily controlled.