Mago, Reyna and Carlos were left with their grandma Abuela Evila by their mother in order to go to El Otro Lado in order to help their father getting jobs to make their dream house.
Mago, Carlos and Reyna had very unpleasant childhood since they're the ones who did the house chores and Abuela Evila favors Elida. After a few dreadful years, Mami came back from El Otro Lado with Betty and take them to Abuelita Chinta’s house.
Mami got herself a new boyfriend that she met at her workplace after the death of her ex-boyfriend. She brought him back home during Christmas where the day should be spent only with family members. Mago went berserk due to that incident and Mami left with her boyfriend after that.
Papi arrived in Iguala and met at them at Abuela Evila's house with his new wife, Mila. After a few days, Mago, Carlos and Reyna followed their Papi to cross over illegally to El Otro Lado with the help of a smuggler. After the third trials, they managed to arrive at El Otro Lado at start a new life with their Papi.
As Mago becomes older, she started to become defiant and disobey Papi’s order. She decided to leave home and live together with her boyfriend. As for Carlos, he married to his classmate in high school. Reyna was left alone with Papi and Mila.
After all the chaos, Reyna didn't know who to rely on any more and went to see her beloved professor, Diana. She moved in with Diana, and Diana persuaded her to become a writer. She also gave Reyna tons of novels that can inspired her. Lastly, Reyna got into USCS to pursue her degree in writing