Her benefactor offered her a job to sustain her scholarship. Well a job from a wealthy lady is nice depending on what the job is. "I believe you're the one who can help me choose the right successor." Hi, I'm Riona. An average Spanish girl who has to combine my studies with my job as a babysitter of three adults and my personal crisis.
This story is well developed and written well. It has a good story concept and character build. The MC definitely has a realistic personality that most books don’t have. I love the ethnicity that you show with her being Spanish. You don’t see that in many books, it’s definitely a fresh outlook on a character. The world building is great, it’s the real world so of course. There are a few grammer mistakes but overall this book is great! I hope you get somewhere in writing and keep updating! I can’t wait for the next update!
I took a deep breath before stepping out of my room. I found Liling outside my door, I had no idea she was there.
"How long have you been here?" I asked looking at her, It didn't seem like she had been there for long.
"Are you ready to go?" She asked me and I nodded. I wasn't sure about going with her to school, I was her grandmother's scholar after all.
"Where are your brothers?" I asked on our way outside.
"They'll come eventually." She sighed. That wasn't the answer I was looking for. She led me to the car which we were meant to take.
I was finding it hard to decide whether to go with Liling or take a cab. Me coming to school with Liling will make people think of me as more of a charity case than a scholar. I got into the car with her and she was a pretty good driver, not as good as my tía though.
"You have to stick with me because the place is huge and you might get lost," Liling said and I was giggling. The place wasn't that big right? Wrong! It was huge and I felt proud of myself for bagging a scholarship into that school, not everyone could do that. "Welcome to Yinhwa University," Liling said and I gawked at the numerous buildings. No college in my hometown or Colombia was as huge as that. I planned on taking a few pictures I could show to my tìa.
"Oh, kaos is here." She announced and I could hear girls screaming as he made his entry. These reminded me of high school. Liling waved at her brother and he just gave me a cold glare making me feel like I was in the frozen movie again. "Ugh, how annoying." She said. A couple of people walked up to Liling and they began talking. My Chinese wasn't good so I could only understand a few things. A few of them spoke English which I understand perfectly.
"Come on, let's get you started," Liling said dragging me along with her to only God knew where. I followed her like a lost puppy with no idea where she was taking me. We got into a grand hall and I was surprised they were having a party. "It's the freshmen welcome party," Liling told me. The guy on the stage saw Liling and waved at her. I felt so nervous and wondered if he could see me. "Ling, is she the one?" A girl asked and Liling nodded. She stared at me and I was contemplating whether to introduce myself or stand still.
I ended up leaving Liling because we had different faculties. I was with a bunch of people I didn't know from Adam and I was very nervous. Some guy came and sat next to me. I didn't notice at first but when I did, I realized it was Shaun, Liling's other brother. He wasn't a sophomore so I didn't know exactly why he was there.
Soon it was time for everyone to introduce themselves and I was so nervous, that my palm began to cry. When it was my turn, I stood up timidly to stand in between the circle we had formed. "I'm Riona Castillo Hernandez and I'm from Colombia." I introduced. "Oh, that's the Yinhwa scholar." Someone shouted and everyone clapped. For a moment, I felt proud of myself. I didn't want the day to end and I felt moody at the end of the program. Shaun was with me though, even if we didn't talk much.
"You had fun right?" He asked me as we moved out of the hall. We were practically the only ones outside, a lot of people were still inside drinking and all.
"Yeah, I did. I haven't had this much fun in a while." I confessed. The following day was gonna a be a new day as a freshman in college. There was a long awkward silence after that and we both just kept walking until we came to a bridge. I got a call from Liling and she was asking where I was. "I'm with Shaun, is there any problem?" I asked and she shrieked.
"Oh no! Please could you give the phone to him?" She asked and I did. I didn't hear anything but she seemed to be yelling at Shaun over the phone while Shaun was laughing. "Don't worry sis I won't, not now," Shaun said with a smug smile. I for one was confused and didn't know exactly what was going on. He handed the phone over to me and I was told to stay where I was, she was coming to get me.
I did as I was instructed by Shaun's company. At least he was better than kaos. I was still wondering what that guy's deal was. I had never spoken to him since my arrival but he was always giving me these cold glares which made no sense. At first, I thought it was because I was a stranger living in his house but it seemed to be about something else. Something I could place my hands on.
Strangely enough, the first time I moved in with the famous Yin family, there was this odd familiarity between kaos and me. It was my first time seeing him, surely. If I had met him before I'd have remembered but he felt so familiar. Starting with his aqua blue eyes which were also very familiar to his cold gaze. My thoughts were cut short with Liling yelling my name from afar. She looked worried and then suddenly glared at Shaun.
"Rio are you okay?" She asked, her eyes still on Shaun. I answered with a yes and she breathed a sigh of relief. Shaun laughed out like he had withheld his laughter for so long while his sister kept on glaring at him.
"Come on, let's go home," Liling said taking my hand.
Home? The word sounded strange. I had only been there for two weeks and Liling already called it my home. It didn't sound right although I was grateful to her for being warm and welcoming, I couldn't say the same about Shaun, not to mention kaos. On our way to the car, Grand mistress Yin's words echoed in my ear.
'For the sake of your scholarship, you're going to help me choose the right heir.'