It's the Wan's! After the glitch with the Ramaswami's I wasn't even able to load the Wan's so I had to evict them then make them buy their house again. I don't remember what was all in there, but I know Kevin lost his career reward.
But the family has each other and that's what matters.
The twins, Lei and Lin.
Handful first daughter, Xiao Sying.
Xiao Sying has been on lockdown after her embarressing ordeal with Ramir Patel.
Her mother fears a rift has developed between her family and the Patel's. Which is bad. The merchants are responsible for revenue on the Silk Road. If they are unhappy, that could put the empire in jeopardy.
It's becoming clear that she can't educate all of her children. And, taking a queue from the Ramaswami's, hires an instructor for her children as well.
Young Lin is an interesting little girl, and not near the trouble maker her older is.
After a fine meal, cooked by the matron of the house herself, and getting to know her brood,
With hardly a glance at the house, the instructor agrees to tutor Patricia's noble children.
An achievement Xiao Sying seemed to have on her bucket list.
Young Lin could care less. She's fast asleep in Mom and Dad's bed.
With money so tight after the 'remodelling' Patricia spends her days making odds and ends to sell while the children are in their classes.
Anything left over, she donates to the less fortunate.
As the work week comes to an end, it's time to wpend the weekend addressing old business.
The Wan Family is going to visit Takemizu Village.
The kids are very excited.
And the trip lights a fire under Kevin.
The new sights, the new people. the new experiences.
Everyone really enjoys themselves.
And even get to know each other a little better.
But the Shrine warns that a raven will fly over the moon. An ill omen.
Not being the superstitious type, whatsoever, and not at all leaving due to the warnings of the shrine, the Wan's hastily return home.
Ahhh, safe and sound. Or are they? Can you escape destiny?
Patricia buckles down and continues her work.
Making time to teach her daughter what she can. The subtleties of being married to nobility and royalty can be a treacherous path. There are two possible suitors for Xiao Sying, Prince Megeru and Ravi Ramaswami.
And Xiao Sying won't always have her parents to rely on to get her out of sticky situations.
They are growing older.
Their time is waning, while Xiao Sying's is just beginning.
The world will not be easy on her if she can't assimilate to the social structures that keep their culture sound.
And she must lead the way for the next generation.
They, and especially her younger siblings, will one day rely on her guidance.
Especially if she is to be the next empress.
And with the way Lin is eye-banging Ravi, she just might be.
Lin wastes no time introducing herself to Ravi.
Oh. Look. It's the Raven. -heavy sigh-
I guess the family couldn't escape their destiny. On top of being broke, they got robbed on the last night of the rotation.
Mr. Bear got away scott free because I forgot you could totally call the cops on burglars.
Being robbed sends finance sim, Xiao Sying into aspiration failure.
In fact, the whole household is devastated.
Alright, everyone, thanks for readon this week's chapter with the Wan's! Next up, the Merchants!