Yeah sure, the love triangle between Nancy, Jonathan, and Steve is awesome. But I'm selfish and fell in love with Jonathan, so instead of a love triangle it's two separate couples. So let's get on with it then.
The night Will goes missing Ashlyn is working late at the small dentist office down in the basement up to her neck in files to add papers upon papers to. She doesn't get home until around 11:30 so she doesn't call Jonathan like she usually would.
The next morning when everyone is getting ready for school she's getting ready for work. She never regretted her decision of taking the gap year, nor did she regret falling hopelessly in love with her best friend who was still in school.
She is hard at work when she gets a frantic phone call from Jonathan, and then that sparks an investigation with Jonathan, three boys, and a girl who looks up to her like she's the world.
She watches over the younger ones like a hawk and mothers the older ones. But then the "state" comes to visit her in her office and she uncovers some things that change the investigation.
All the while she falls harder and harder for Jonathan.