It was hard, trying to avoid Freddie the whole school day, but I managed to do it. I didn't sit next to him or talk to him in class, and I ate my lunch in the bathroom.

When I got to Carly's apartment for the web show after school, she and Spencer were the only ones there. Go figure. They live there. Anyway, I let myself in, since the door was unlocked. Carly was on the computer, and Spencer was making one of his crazy cool sculptures. I started to go through the fridge, and found some leftover ribs, which I started to eat.

Then Freddie walked in the door.

"Hey, guys. Happy Valentine's Day. Thanks for the card, Sam."

I made that neck-slashing motion, trying to get him to shut up.

"It was sweet. Well, coming from you."

"What did it say?" Spencer asked.

Freddie said, "I love you more than meat."

"What? You love meat more than anything!" Spencer reminded me.

"Wait, didn't you two break up a while ago?" Carly asked.

"Well…" I said.

"And weren't you the one that dumped him?" she continued.


"Oh, my gosh! You still like him, don't you?"

"No!" Yes.