Fiorella has always had friends, but she's never been a member of--well--a clique. The word has negative connotations of snootiness and privilege, but they got your back, Jack.
In her school days, Fio strove to merge, but never quite accomplished it. In college, she missed out on the sorority sisterhood. As young marrieds, she and Husband were too poor to run with a crowd, and, as a mother, Fiorella didn't catch onto the "play-date" scene. Even now, as a five-year member of RWA, Fio has some friends, but is not affiliated with any group.
Fiorella walks alone. But, then, she's used to it.