Isabel's autograph session began. Security guards and store inspectors had to control the flow of fans so they wouldn't crowd like wild animals at the famous writer's table.Some had already bought the book but wanted to buy another one just to have Isabel Freire's valuable autograph. Who knows, in the future, this copy may be sold for a more appreciated value...Francisco being on Isabel's side scared away men between 50 and 60 years old who were romantically interested in her. Isabel never showed her age and was considered a 'hot grandma' by them.“Honey, why do readers break their smiles when it's their turn?”Francisco smiles from the corner of his mouth, “It's not because they see you, honey, it's because they see ME. Smarties...”“Your girlfriend is famous and coveted by senior males. Can you handle it, honey?” Isabel asks playfully.“Of course!” Francisco responds good-naturedly, “At the end of the day, I'm the one with you...”Isabel melts like sugar. The next reader appears a
The press who were dying to glean some bombshell information during Isabel's book signing rushed to see Mrs. Kate Rocha slapping Mrs. Maggie Marçal.Celebrity fight always gives an audience!But Bernardo and Francisco were faster and stopped the two ladies.Bernardo roars, “What's going on here? Mrs. Rocha, why did you hit my wife?”“Your wife is a damn gossiper!” Katherine screams at the top of her lungs, “By what authorization did she have to divulge personal matters?”Maggie massages her burning cheek. Bernardo keeps holding her so she doesn't jump on top of Katherine.“Kate, I thought I was doing a public benefit!” Maggie asserts, indignant, “That man harassed you. Why would you want to keep it hidden?”“This wasn’t necessarily hidden, the police were already taking care of it!” Katherine retorts, “Now the swimming instructor is going to flee Brazil when he sees his face in the magazine. That’s if he hasn’t already!”Bernardo responds, “Wait, until yesterday, this guy was giving C
Josias could hardly believe it when he heard that his wife had been involved in fights. He turned red with anger and his eyes boiled with indignation, “What does this mean? How did my wife get involved in such a scandal?”“Melissa would never get involved in that.” Rosemary asserts.Beto hurriedly approaches, “Daughter, don’t get involved in this matter.”Josias nods, “It's okay, Beto. I need to check this further. Excuse me, see you another day!”Rosemary and Pedro say goodbye, “Bye, Uncle Josias!”Josias waves goodbye with a slight smile and leaves.Rosemary turns to Beto, “Dad, now that it's just us, we need to talk about our family.”Beto is interested, “What is it, Rose?”“Will the other baby my mother bore count as our half-brother as well?” Rosemary asks with displeasure.“I don't even know his name.” Pedro scratches his head, confused.Beto purses his lips. Pamela's promiscuity confuses her children! “Guys, in a way, he's your half-brother. Now I cannot guarantee a normal coex
Katherine is crying her eyes out on the bed in the master suite at Rocha Mansion. She's already in her nightgown even though it's still afternoon.J.J. enters the room and is startled by what he sees, “Mom, are you feeling ill?”“Don’t worry, son. Mom has already taken a pill. Go play with Alan.”“Alan left, remember?”“Fortunately...”“What?” J.J. widens his eyes.“It was nothing, son, Mommy has a fever.” Katherine doesn't face her son.“I'm going to check if Daddy's coming.” J.J. slowly walks out of the suite.Coincidentally, Josias appears and bumps into his son in the hallway, “J.J., is your mother here?”“Yes, Dad! She's in the room with a fever! Don't worry, she's already taken a pill.” J.J. responds with an angelic smile, “Daddy, Mommy isn’t going to die, is she?”Josias had to stop himself from saying yes. He just strokes his son's hair and leads him further away from the master suite door.Katherine heard Josias's voice and tried to force tears to sad him.Josias returns to t
At Marçal Bookstore, Wallace, Vera, and Reuben appeared to greet Isabel. The session is finally over and Isabel exercises her hand to relieve the pain of so much autographing.“It seemed like the queue would never end!” Isabel exclaims with a smile, “But I'm glad the session was a success.”Wallace clears his throat, “I was at the construction site when the radio announced an assault here.”“Yes, Kate came out of nowhere and slapped Maggie. It was because of the article.” Isabel shrugs.Vera wonders, “But why is Kate nervous? I think everyone should know about the depraved instructor!”Isabel purses her lips, “Tiago Bento and Carmen informed us that Mr. Guzman is innocent and that Kate invented this slur. It's all a misunderstanding that's growing like a snowball. Josias, the poor fellow, still hasn't read Maggiezine or his father's article.”“This is impossible!” Wallace exclaims.“That's why I also feel like there's something wrong with this story.” Isabel scratches her chin, “But m
The next day, Melissa is in her office trying in vain to call Josias. She has the phone pressed to her ear, waiting, waiting... but the call doesn't go through.“Ah, these devices are not as shown in the commercials... and one of them will sponsor 'Sweet Love'!” Melissa deposits the device on the desk.Melissa still doesn't understand that it's not her device that has something wrong, but Josias's cell phone that is charging the battery.And this is because Josias spent the rest of the day 'disciplining' the 'bad girl' Katherine, he forgot that his cell phone was dead. Now he noticed when he got out of the shower.Katherine still has a seductive expression on her face, “I guess my 'discipline' wasn't enough yet...”“What is it, woman?” Josias chuckles, “Don't tempt me. We have appointments to make.”Katherine is afraid. If she could, she would spend the rest of her life making love to Josias only to not face the real world, itching to question her about what happened with Cláudio.Jos
Josias enters Rocha Constructions, but this time, many people avoid eye contact or greet him in a low and shy tone. Josias realizes that it’s a matter of the mess involving his wife and decides to fix it.When he walks into his office, Pollyanna is still adjusting the temperature on the air conditioner, “Oh, good morning, boss...”Josias is serious-faced, “Pollyanna, where is yesterday's paper? Nobody let me read it. And get a copy of Maggiezine urgently.”Pollyanna swallows hard, “We are very sorry for the slip, sir. Excuse me!”When leaving, Pollyanna was going to leave but she bumps into Octavio. Her look said it all and he goes in to talk to his best friend.“Josias, you didn't ask for a copy of Maggiezine, did you?”“But of course I did!” Josias goes straight to the drinks table and pours himself a shot, “I want to know what's going on with my wife. What motivated her to slap Maggie Marçal? She is editor-in-chief of the most famous magazine in Espírito Santo, I cannot allow Mrs.
At Lagoon City P.D., Amoreira and Ivan want to know why Tiago sent the suspect to another city.“Mr. Bento,” Ivan begins, holding back his anger, “if I arrest you for obstruction of justice, would the underworld machine-gun the police station?”Tiago widens his eyes, “What are you talking about, Sergeant? I don't belong to the mafia! There is an explanation for what I did.”“I’m waiting.” Amoreira jokes.“I’m fully convinced that this whole sexual harassment thing is nothing but a hoax.” Tiago explains himself, “I investigated all the information about Cláudio Guzman for Melissa Mountain's peace of mind and found that he is innocent. Obviously, he must have had his love moments with some girl... or even he must have had a girlfriend. The point is that the children of Melissa Mountain and Josias Rocha saw Mr. Guzman with a girl on the beach at Sunset Village and from there they started to spread the word that the guy was a deviant.”Ivan nods, “Yes, Josias Rocha came to accuse him here