Desireen had noticed, but never really marked the fact that her brothers did nothing but got everything.
What she hadn’t realised is that her parents didn’t love her.
Maybe, when it was just her and Mom, for lack of alternative, she received what she thought was love.
But since her mother married Drake, he came first, then the boys. Maybe she didn’t come at all.
The idea of sending her to America to be a maid was not for her benefit. It was for her parent’s pocket.