The next day, Josias is in his office at the Rocha Mansion, working from home. He wanted to be close to his family today.But Katherine informed him what she was going to do, “Honey, I have to do an interview with the LCN newspaper about the next property development that you approved. The Business section contacted me after approval from your stepfather.”“It's better to call Vernon my father.” Josias reminds her with a charming smile.Katherine smiles back, “Fine, you are the king.”The landline rings and he answers, “Hello?”On the other side, Melissa is in her office, at the Mountain Penthouse, anxious to talk to her ex-husband, “Good morning, Josias.”Josias immediately recognizes the voice of his first love, “Melissa! How can I help you?”Katherine didn't want to, but something inside her whistled.Melissa responds without delay, “Josias, I need you to talk to Alan. He's being rude to Reuben thinking you were like that with Uélton. And he began to ask him to control his tongue.
Elza thought that 'Mr. Mountain' was Kelvin, so she had smiled voluntarily. But she didn't expect the older brother, Daryl.What's more, Daryl brought along with him a heavy and hazy atmosphere, causing the hotel manager to unknowingly break her smile, “Mr. Mountain? Or can I just call you Daryl directly?”“Did you expect Kelvin?” Daryl guesses correctly with an enigmatic smile.“Yes, after all, I have more affinity with your younger brother,” Elza answers honestly.“I understand. Kelvin is married to your ex-daughter-in-law...” Daryl speaks in a tone making Elza feel that he doesn't agree with that.“How can I help you, Daryl?” Elza gets up, trying to shake off the nervousness she felt.“I came to see if you have a room available for Mrs. Freire and the young Freire,” Daryl asks lightheartedly.However, the question sounds insulting and disrespectful to Mrs. Queiroz, “What is this? Why didn't Izzy come and ask for a room in person? I would pick out the best VIP suite available on the
“Son, as you can see, Izzy and I started dating.” Francisco happily announces.“Good, Dad, congratulations.” Rodrigo smiles, “Veronica will love the news.”Isabel stands up, “I think we can talk to her right now. Is she on LCN?”“Yes, she is shooting some scenes.” Rodrigo gestures, “Mrs. Freire, before you go, I have a call for you.”Isabel is curious to know who called. She waves Francisco to wait and goes to the telephone set nailed to the wall.“Isabel Freire, hello?”On the other side is Jane, “Mrs. Freire, Mrs. Queiroz wishes to speak with you.”Isabel waits attentively. Jane's tone indicated urgency and concern.“Izzy, can you hear me?”“Perfectly, Elsa. What happened?”“Are you aware that Daryl Mountain wants to see you out of Mountain Penthouse?” Elza announces bluntly, making Isabel jump.“What?” She widens her eyes, “Who does this young man think he is?”“The head of the Mountain family, the one who looks out for the best interest of his ones, words from him before he left,”
Isabel arrives at the Mountain Penthouse at the same time as Reuben, Caroline, and Kelvin.“Grandma, I'm glad you came.” Reuben greets her, “Just missing my mother.”“We'll probably see her at Roberto and Teresa's wedding in Victoria,” Isabel speaks surreptitiously.“Oh yes, and we’ll also see Rosemary, Pedro, and Junior!” Caroline flutters, “I miss them.”Melissa finds everyone in the living room. She notices that Isabel has an uneasy look on her face.“Melissa, can we talk in your office?” Isabel asks.“Yes, let's go.” She looks at the children, “Has Alan been to his father's house yet?”“Yes, mom.” Caroline responds despondently, “I wanted to go with him...”“Another day you will, dear.” Melissa smiles at her daughter and she calms down.Afterward, the two ladies go to the office. Melissa was working and her walkman was playing “Crush” by Jennifer Paige, unbeknownst to her that William was 'crushed' to the floor.“I'm going to turn the volume down.” Melissa does so, “Speak up, frie
Josias and Alan enter the office for a phone call.“Son, I'm just going to take this phone call and we'll have lunch together with J.J.”“OK, I want to know how he is.” Alan nods.Josias takes the mouthpiece, “Hello?”On the other side, Melissa doesn't know which tragedy to speak about first, “Josias, I'm desperate, not knowing what to do!”Josias smiles slightly, “Take it easy, I'm here to help you.”Melissa takes a deep breath to calm herself. It always works, “How was your conversation with Alan?”“He has food for thought.” Josias faces his son, still wanting to talk more.“I hope he changes his behavior because Izzy is leaving the penthouse right now.”“WHAT?” Josias wonders, “Why are Isabel and Reuben leaving?”Josias purposely repeats the information to impact Alan. In fact, Alan is also startled and feels guilty.Melissa sneers, “Do I need to answer this question? Izzy said he is AFRAID of our son, isn't that an outrage? She fears that Alan will push Reuben off the balcony beca
After lunch, Josias takes Alan and J.J. to the hospital.Alan is scowling and mumbling, “Dad, I told you I don't want to see my suicidal uncle. When will my will be respected?”“When you're 21, and I can't even guarantee that.” Josias responds fatherly, “Son, this sounds cliché, but you’ll understand that there are certain things that need to be done, even if we don't like it.”“You hate Uncle Will.” Alan insists, “Why did you come too?”“Because of your grandparents and your mother,” Josias responds seriously.“Are they my grandparents too, Daddy?” J.J. asks innocently.“Of course, my son.” Josias smiles gently at his youngest son.Alan notices the difference in treatment and becomes more sullen.Upon reaching the lounge, they enter and find Caio, Simeon, and Dora.“How is your clumsy son?” Josias asks jokingly.Simeon sighs, “We don't know if his leg will hold this time, Josias. It's already the third or fourth time he's operated on it!"“Remember, Seu Simeon, all expenses will be c
Josias is indignant when he sees that Alan becomes more rude and rebellious.“Alan, you hate your Uncle Will so much that you're becoming just like him.”Alan widens his eyes to the fullest, “WHAT? How is such a thing possible?”Dora feels her heart sink, “Josias, you don't have to be so rough on my grandson. I'm sure he won't be hospitalized here all the time. Right, Alan?”Alan smirks, “Sure, Grandma. I will triumph in this world. I can't say the same for Uncle Will. Cousin Caio, no offense.”“I really want you to be a winner, Alan.” Caio asserts.Simeon gestures, “OK, OK, let's stop this shameful talk! Are we a family or not?”Alan was going to retort, but Josias's fierce gaze silenced him. Another slap would be too humiliating.******Kelvin takes Isabel and Reuben to Wallace's house. Wallace awaits and welcomes them.“Mom, welcome back!” Wallace hugs her, “You too, nephew.”“This is my first time living here, Uncle Wally.” Reuben jokes.Adults laugh. Wallace breaks the hug and tu
At General Hospital, William receives the news that he will no longer be able to walk normally, and he becomes uneasy and indignant.He tries to get up from the hospital bed, but Caio and Simeon hold him down.“What are you saying? Let me get up, I can't become a paraplegic!”Dora is distressed, “William, nobody mentioned paraplegia. You're going to have a little trouble, that's all... maybe a pair of crutches—”“You'll want to put me in a wheelchair if I don't get smart!” William blusters.Simeon narrows his eyes, “Son, why did you want to jump out of the window? Don't you realize this was a bad idea?”William huffs, “I just wanted to get away, Dad! I do everything to not have to rebuild Uélton's house!”Caio shakes his head, “You did it, Dad. Mrs. Freire and Reuben are going to live in their old house, where Wallace is now.”Anyone who thought that William would calm down with this was wrong. He became more furious and dissatisfied.“WHAT? Why did nobody think of it before? Everyone