Being a second wife is rather like learning to perfect a set of aerial maneuvers. There are seriously complicated stunts involved: trapezing around the first wife, learning when to appear and disappear at exactly the right moments, tolerating your mother in law, enduring the concubines, and getting the husband in your bed.
No one expects to be a second wife. No one does.
"Tomorrow little sister is getting married, Mother wanted us to teach you what to expect." Da Fan stared as her sisters-in-law pile into her room.
The mixture of fragrances, scents and overcrowding made her a little lightheaded. Da Fan was in her room packing her chest of personal items to bring with her to her husband's house.