William returns to his parents' house after a grueling day at the warehouse. Now the radio is playing “I’m Not Giving You Up” by Gloria Estefan. Dora was sweeping the floor when she sees her slumped-shouldered son.“Sonny, what happened this time?”“False alarm, mother. I won’t be the supermarket manager.”Simeon comes from the kitchen with a ham sandwich in hand, “What did you say, son? How was that possible?”“As much as Beto had goodwill, the one who decides, in the end, is Mr. Ramos.” William collapses on the couch.“Oh son, we're sorry.” Dora sits next to him, “Well, at least you still have the job as a warehouse supervisor.”“No, mom, I don't know if I want to continue in this life.” William shakes his head, “I told you I want to leave a legacy for my son. The Ramos Supermarket warehouse is not mine, and there is no guarantee that Caio will be hired in my place.”Simeon stares at his son with interest, “What are you thinking about, Will?”William smiles slightly, “I'm thinking a
The Montanha family effusively celebrated the gold medal won by sailors Torben Grael and Marcelo Ferreira. Brazil has always been a difficult country to win many gold medals like the USA, Russia, and China. So any medal in any Olympic sport is always welcome and widely celebrated.Caroline and J.J didn't quite understand what was going on, but they celebrated anyway. Alan and Kelvin waved Brazilian flags from the penthouse balcony. Veronica brought more popcorn from the kitchen to fill her belly.“I brought more food, people! We still have ham sandwiches in the oven.”“Thank you, Veronica.” Melissa snatches the popcorn bucket and eats it voraciously.Veronica invites Rodrigo to chat in a corner of the living room, “Brother, did happen what I'm thinking?”“I don't know what you're thinking,” Rodrigo responds calmly.“Did you observe how much food Melissa prepared?” Veronica blinks mischievously.“Of course, the penthouse is full of visitors.”“Argh, you men...” Veronica rolls her eyes
Melissa almost drops the platter with the ham sandwiches. Veronica reaches out to take it, but Melissa catches herself in time and places the tray on top of the marble countertop.“Veronica, don't play with such a thing.” She asks her cousin.“Why would I joke about such a subject?” Veronica blinks, “It's entirely normal. Do you think I won't have children when I marry Jack?”“Are you going to marry Jack?” Melissa tries to deflect the subject.“We are still dating. Hey, why are you deflecting the subject?”Melissa takes one of the sandwiches and eats, “I don't know... I'm wondering how Josias and my kids are going to react.”“Josias will wish you well and that you don't die in childbirth, and Alan and Caroline will celebrate the arrival of another little brother or sister.” Veronica sums it all up with childlike ease.But Melissa doesn't think the solution will be so easy. If Josias gets angry... Would he order an abortion?What if he's a boy? What if this son also wants to feel entit
Monday. Melissa is early morning at Dr. Silvana's. She was supposed to make an appointment, but Melissa still maintains her status as the powerful and sovereign Diva of Lagoon City.That's why Silvana didn't complain about messing up her schedule and promptly answered Melissa, “Come in, Melissa, come in!”“You look like you have patients to see at the front desk,” Melissa responds humbly.“They can wait. One of them might ask for your autograph.” Silvana giggles.Melissa sits up and lowers her head, “Autograph for what? I am no longer Mrs. Rocha."“But still with power and sovereignty, my dear.” Silvana corrects her, “Did someone complain that you got in the front?”Melissa remembers that no. On the contrary, the pregnant women who were nearby lowered their heads and walked away as if Melissa were Empress Sissi.Silvana continues to speak, “Anyway, you're here because you want to know if you're pregnant, huh? Let's do the exams now!”Melissa is excited by Silvana's good mood, “Kelvin
After the exams, Dr. Silvana is elated. Melissa captures her good mood.“Doctor... By your face...”“Congratulations, Melissa! You are indeed pregnant! How is it that the morning sickness still hasn't set in?”“They'll probably show up now.” Melissa stands up, “Oh Lord, I'm expecting a baby from Kelvin Mountain!”“Congratulations, Melissa.” Silvana squeezes her hand, “Your hubby is handsome and healthy, I hope the good genes pass on to your son or daughter.”“God hear you, doctor! And thank you so much for everything!”Dr. Silvana holds out the brown envelope to her. Melissa hugs the doctor, barely holding on with happiness, and says goodbye already with tears in her eyes.******At Crystal Blue, the conversation remains tense between Daryl and Kelvin.“Daryl, stop calling Josias's other sons 'bastards'.”“Am I telling a lie?” Daryl counters with a sarcastic smile, “They were born out of holy matrimony. One of them caused the divorce, and Melissa suffered greatly from it. Glad she met
Tuesday. Maggie is instructing the nanny on how to take care of Henrique.“Any more questions, Cleide?”“No, ma'am.” Cleide nods with a helpful smile.“Great, here's my phone in case you need it. I'll be back at lunchtime for you to eat and rest.”Maggie hands Henrique over to her. Henrique is already big and walking, but the ladies insist on picking him up.“Whoa! How heavy he is!” Cleide jokes.“Time passes. I'm getting old.” Maggie responds between giggles.“Imagine how I am!” Bernardo approaches, “I hope to be able to witness the graduation of my heir.”“You will surely witness this.” Cleide says, “And the college will be journalism.”“Better journalism than traveling sales,” Bernardo grumbles.Maggie is embarrassed by the comment, “Ehr... That's all, Cleide, thank you.”Cleide leaves with Henrique after Maggie kisses her son on the cheek.“No need to spoil the mood by commenting on the street vendor.”“Do you want us to have a meeting condemning her presence?” Bernardo worries.M
At the entrance of Marçal Publishing, Bernardo and Maggie find Shirley again selling her butter cookies to the company's employees. Even the security guards at the entrance who were supposed to expel her surrendered to the taste of the delicacy.“Thank you very much, young man.” Shirley greets them mockingly, “Oh, good morning? Do you want a bag of shortbread cookies?”“Which of these does not contain potassium chloride?” Maggie asks bitterly.Shirley just laughs, “This daughter of mine was always good-natured.”Bernardo is short and direct, “The point is this, my mother-in-law: Josias Rocha has determined that you must sell this crap at the entrance of the Vargas Building. It seems that the people at Rocha Constructions miss this delicacy.” The word 'delicacy' came out with irony.Shirley breaks the wry smile, “They miss my cookies, but not me?”“You got the message.” Maggie warns her, “If you refuse to sell to more customers and expand your sales, then that means you're only here ou
Harold and Wallace are furious at the prospect of Vera showing up at their house at any moment.“This is absurd! We need to call the police!” Wallace states shaking with rage.“But on what charge would we order her arrest?” Harold scratches his chin, “Should I use the revolver?”“Mr. Freire,” Beto's voice trembles, “I want to take this opportunity and ask you not to go to that extreme. Please, don't kill my sister.”“Mr. Reis..."“You can call me Beto, or Roberto.”“My young Roberto, your sister has done a tremendous amount of harm in our lives, and apparently, she won’t stop until she sees me dead.”Wallace hugs his father tightly, “You're not going to die, Dad. I forbid you!”“But how will my heart take so much stress?” Harold questions him, “I won't put up it, just like Teodoro couldn't bear it.”Beto lumps in his throat, “Mr. Freire, if Vera shows up here, you can call the police and accuse her of disturbing the peace in the neighborhood. But please, hide the gun from Mrs. Freire.