As the days passed, Josias realized that Katherine had indeed behaved as she had promised. She didn't get involved in scandals, she didn't tease or intimidate David, and she never mentioned the name 'Cláudio' again.Josias, on the other hand, noticed that Katherine never confirmed that she was in heat for Claudio nor apologized for this indiscretion. She apologized for the confusion involving Vernon and Gabriela, but as to what started the confusion, she seems to have buried it in the back of her memory so as not to mention it again.But Tiago and Octavio weren't about to let the matter drop. In Josias's office, between one residential project and the next, they made comments about the confusion.“Master, when will Kate publicly recant?” Tiago takes advantage, “Miss Alves has already asked for forgiveness.”Josias smiles slightly, “I need to know how this girl is doing. Could it be that Kate's beating left no aftereffects?”Octavio smirks, “You're pretty worried about Miss Alves, huh?
Josias is at a loss with the accusation that Zedekiah leveled against him and the company.“Mr. Nogueira, the accusation is very serious. Please come to headquarters so we can talk further with our HR—”“I can't! I have to take care of my son who is still lying in the hospital! I'm trying to collect medical bills from Will Campos, but he won't even answer the phone, damn it!”Josias is extremely embarrassed, “OK, I'm going to the hospital right now.” He looks over at Octavio and Tiago and notices their expressions, “I'm sure I'll keep an eye on it, don't worry.”“Okay, we really need to sort this mess out. Bye, thanks!” Zedekiah hangs up.Josias takes a deep breath and finishes the call. He glares at his partners, “OK, do you want to explain to me why I wasn't informed of this?”Tiago clears his throat, “Master, I didn't think the matter would yield so much. It happened while you were in Rio de Janeiro, so we didn't want to bother you.”Octavio adds, “Some girls at school bothered Ros
In the Mountain Penthouse, Melissa wants to take Alan's mind off his worries.“Son, I hope you are more relaxed. First, you are very worried about your Uncle Will's attitudes. Then, you were bothered by Kate's attitude, and now, you want to wage war against your half-brother?”“I don't want to war with him.” Alan defends himself, “I want to defend myself.”“I assure you, there is nothing for you to defend yourself with, my son. Concentrate on your studies.” Melissa hugs him, “No one will take what's rightfully yours.”“I hope not, Mom.” Alan sighs, “But I feel like Angela sent her son here. If he can't outsmart me, at least he'll cause a lot of trouble on her behalf.”The embrace is broken. Melissa questions him, “And you think your father will allow these schemes?”“He's been allowing too much of Kate,” Alan remarks.“Not so much. He fired her from Rocha Constructions and she's been behaving, afraid of losing the post of Mrs. Rocha to Angela.” Melissa winks, “Don't underestimate your
At school, Caroline gets annoyed with Alan always bad-mouthing others.“Alan, I think you need to review your attitude.” She complains, “You're always bad-mouthing others, thinking the worst of them. It's not enough to hate Uncle Will and Kate, now are you going to include David on your list?”“Carol is right, Alan.” Rosemary opines, “David's barely back from Rio and you're already seeing him as a threat. Don't tell me you're fighting for the throne again! That's so ridiculous...”Alan shoots the girls a disdainful look, “Ridiculous will be the day Angela Souza and Kate show up in the conference room demanding that their children replace me. Don't you understand? Those vipers are just waiting for one misstep from me to—“Caio gestures, “Whoa, take it easy, young man! Don't you think it's a little early to be worrying about that? You're still fourteen, you don't have to be vigilant about anything.”“There was that day when I was forced to befriend Reuben in order not to lose my throne,
Hours passed, and Teresa gave birth to Maycon Robinson Reis.Beto is watching his newborn son sleep peacefully in his mother's arms. He looks up to the sky and speaks emotionally, “Another grandson for you, my father!”Vera is near the bed with tears in her eyes, “I must hurry to cheer up my father, if he has forgiven me.”“What is it, little sister?” Beto turns to her, “In heaven there is no hatred or grudge. And you’ll have your moment.”Teresa nods, “Yes, and it will be wonderful.”“Rest, dear.” Beto kisses his wife's forehead.Rosemary and Pedro come in, “Can we see him?”“He's still sleeping, but you can come in!” Beto calls the two.Rosemary gets emotional, “Look, Pedro! We have another little brother!”“How cool! We really are a big family!” Pedro exclaims.Beto swallows hard. He's going to have to go out of his way to say that he has three kids instead of two.In the hallway, other friends are waiting to say congratulations.William, however, wants to cause confusion, “Guys, t
William tries to dodge the obligation imposed on Josias as much as possible.“Josias, once again you're asking me to pay for something that has nothing to do with me!”Josias is indignant, “What do you mean? Caio is your son, it's your responsibility!”“I don't need to be reminded of this.” William retorts.Beto chimes in, “Will, I had to take Caio back to my apartment because you weren't answering your phone. He had his uniform shirt ripped and bloody. What's going on?”William swallows hard and replies, “I unplug the phone cord so I can sleep soundly. The pizzeria's activity has doubled and I'm not keeping up with so much work!”Josias kind of accepts the explanation, “OK, that means you're not short of cash, correct? The Pizzeria is making a profit, and you have a reserve in the bank, right?”William grits his teeth, “That reserve wasn't to spend on medical expenses for people I don't know!”“Unfortunately, Will, that money will have to be used,” Josias determines as if he owned th
At Rocha Mansion, Katherine walks in with David after enrolling him in Sunset Village Elementary School. The employees have already started with the Christmas decorations.“Phew, David! You're gonna go to a rich school!”“But aren't we rich?” David asks mockingly.Katherine clears her throat, “Ehr... I mean, you really go to a school where our social class belongs. I don't know why J.J. goes to that public school...”“Transfer him here so he can keep me company.” David smiles like the serpent.Katherine smiles slightly with her hand on her chin, “And so he doesn't get too close to Alan...”“Did you mention Alan?” David suddenly asks.“Wow! Don't scare me, David, I was just talking to myself.” Katherine quips, “How's your mother's business?”David lights up his face with a smile, “It's growing non-stop! Atelier Souza is becoming the point of the South Zone.”Katherine has a jolt, “Did you mean North Zone?”“No, I'm talking about the South Zone.” David confirms without noticing that Kat
Josias visits Marçal Publishing and finds Maggie and Gabriela preparing the article.“Let's use this photo for the cover.” Maggie highlights a photograph.“Yes, it turned out pretty.” Gabriela nods, “May Tess Reis's dream come true and let Maycon Reis become famous.”“Good morning!” Josias knocks on the open door.“Josias, come closer!” Maggie gestures.Gabriela feels shivers down her spine and makes an effort to be natural, “Good morning, Mr. Rocha.”Josias smiles gently at Gabriela, “Miss Alves, I heard that you are going to be a colleague of my younger brother, João Paulo. Does that confirm, Maggie?”Maggie quickly confirms, “Yes, yes, yes! It was your request to hire him, right? I was wondering why he didn't come sooner.”“He was working on a newspaper in the Capital.” Josias proudly replies, “But the longing for his family spoke louder. That's why he's coming back, to my delight.” He turns to Gabriela, “I hope you can receive him with affection and friendship.”“I'm sure we'll be