The Distance Between Us

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  • Mami Left Us
  • Mami Brought a Boyfriend on Christmas
  • Crossing Border with Papi
  • Reyna, Carlos and Mago were left by Mami under Abuela Evila's care because of Papi's request. Abused by their grandparents and forced to do tons of house chores, they didn't get much freedom themselves. But, they never forget their parents promises to return for them from El Otro Lado.
  • Mago Left Me in the Hands of Papi
  • Finally, Mami returned. During Christmas, the the siblings celebrates at their Abuelita Chinta's shack.They really hope to celebrate that meaningful day with their only Mami but suddenly Mami brought a stranger home with her. Her boyfriend. Mago yelled at her, outrage, until she fainted. Mami doesn't care about Mago and decided to just follow her boyfriend out.
  • Diana Shows Me My Future
  • Papi came for Mago and Carlos, but Reyna was pressuring him to bring her along. Finally Papi hired a coyote to smuggle them across the border. They had to go through obstacles and la migra so that they can arrive at US without being caught by the border's police.
  • Mila Will Come Back With Exception
  • Reyna was beaten by Papi after she announce of her following Mago out, disobeying Papi's order to never meet Mago again. She had hoped her sister will save her but Mago was pregnant that time and she left the apartment to save herself and her baby. Mila as usual, was standing by the door watching Reyna cruelly abused by her Papi without even trying to stop him.
  • Diana had kindly offered Reyna a place to stay. Far from her problems. She urge Reyna to start writing and had been giving her books written by Latin authors as inspirations. She found that these books understood what she's been experiencing and expose herself to more Chicano/Latino literature. She and Diana planned her future to chase her dreams.
  • She left the apartment after knowing Papi chose Mila over her because the only way for Mila to come back, is not having Reyna around. Reyna becomes frustrated because after all these times spending with her Papi, he's willing to let go of his own daughter. She then decided to further her studies in UCSC and finally graduated with college honors and Phi Beta Kappa.
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