Bet I'm the last person you expected to get a card from. The island is hot and beautiful and brilliant, but you were 80% right about Davinia. No--90% right. She's totally self-centered and she's trying to force me to date this creep I'd sooner slit my wrists because I'm in love with someone else. He's gorgeous but he hates me. Aren't holidays supposed to be relaxing? Abby, I wish we hadn't fallen out. Maybe see you when I get back?
Lots of love (honest ),
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