I am SO happy Caro Prep is back. I missed working with these characters so much! I also love that the stakes have raised quite a bit. I know I said I was going to make a new air student, but if you know what's going down at Caro, then you know that's going to have to wait a bit.
After the assembly, Rain's phone immediately went off. Her shaking hands caused her to fumble with her phone a little, but she picked up as fast as she could.
"Rain! Oh my god, are you okay?!"
"I'm fine. I'm going to my dorm now."
"Good. Nayeli, Carmen and I are on a train, we'll be there by tonight. You should go home."
"What? Brendan, I'm staying!" Her eyes became hot with tears at the urgency of his voice.
"It's too dangerous."
"But I can fight! I'm not scared!"
"Rain, it's okay. You can admit you're scared. We all are." Rain burst into tears. "Rain? I can hear you crying. Please, go home and be with Dad. It's not safe for you there."
"No. I'm not gonna watch my school fall from home while you're all risking your lives." Brendan went silent for a while. He was probably just talking to Carmen and Nayeli, but still panic overcame her. "Brendan?"
"I'm still here, don't worry." He gave a heavy sigh. "Carmen wants to talk to you." Another moment of silence as the phone was passed off, and Carmen's voice came through the receiver.
"Rain, Hugo and Philomena are on their way too."
"I haven't gotten the chance to talk to them yet, but they're not how you remember them. We're all going to be a family again, I promise. We'll see you tonight. I love you." Rain fell to her knees in the empty hallway. She was more than ready to fight for school, yet fear still overcame her. And now the siblings who were so cruel to her were returning. She could only hope that Carmen was right -- that Hugo and Philomena had changed and her family would be complete.
For the record, Cinder and Rosa are returning to fight as well. They just aren't one of my main characters so I figured they weren't worth mentioning here. Can't wait to see where this goes!CaroPreparatory