In the Mountain Penthouse, Melissa narrated to her parents everything that happened on Josias's last visit to her. Simeon and Dora are appalled by the twist.
Dora jokes, “Daughter, are you sure you're not outlining a new episode of 'Sweet Love'?”
“I swear I don't, Mom!” Melissa is thrilled, “Josias was asking sweetly and sincerely. But... Couldn't I cheat on my husband, could I?”
Simeon takes her hand, “Melissa, what do you REALLY think of all this?”
Melissa turns to him, “What are you talking about, Dad?”
“I was wondering if you still feel anything for Josias in your little heart,” Simeon replies in a fatherly tone.
Melissa has a slight tremor, “I feel... friendship, I feel companionship for Josias and I share two beautiful children.”
Simeon continues to motivate, “I understand, dear daughter. I just want you to know that we won't condemn you if
At Rocha Constructions, Josias is at his desk when his cell phone rings. He sees by the caller ID that is the number of his mansion.“Kate or J.J. is calling.” He answers, “Hello?”“Dad, it's David. We need to talk urgently.” David speaks at a fast pace.“David, did something happen? Why are you so fast-paced? It looks like you ran a marathon.”“I'm nervous. Your wife has insinuated that I am a spy for my mother because of my phone calls!” David complains, making drama.Josias purses his lips. Then he asks, “David, did you do anything to annoy your stepmother?”“I didn't do anything! Your wife is hysterical and keeps getting in trouble; it seems she takes a neurotic pleasure in it!” David exclaims indignantly.Josias doesn't buy the explanation, “How funny, Alan says the same of you. The fact is, I can't make peace with any of you. If you two can
At Rocha Constructions, Josias receives information from Gabriela that someone has photographed a moment of friendship and is willing to turn it into a twisted story of adultery.But when Josias hugs Gabriela tightly, she smiles contentedly, confident that she will become the next Mrs. Rocha and defeat Katherine.Josias says, “Don't worry, Gabriela. I'll defend you.”Gabriela looks at Josias with shallow water eyes, “I'm so afraid, Josias... Someone thinks we did it on purpose... They sent in an anonymous email, the coward... Possibly this person wants revenge.”Josias sharpens his gaze, “I don't have proof, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was Kate.”“She wasn't at the pizzeria that night.” Gabriela undoes the hug.“She WAS SUPPOSED to show up that night.” Josias explains, “We were waiting for her when you showed up. But Kate claimed she had gone to argue with Melissa in the
Melissa is frightened by Kelvin's uninviting countenance. He won't greet her with a romantic kiss.As she sits on the couch, Melissa wonders if Kelvin heard about the conversation she had with her parents, “Kelvin, what's happened that's so bad that you're like this, scowling?”“I want to be the first to tell you so you’ll understand at once that I am your man.” Kelvin retorts in a creepy tone.Such words should stoke the love between Melissa and him, but Melissa feels goosebumps down her spine and curls up on the couch, “I didn't betray you, Kelvin.”“No, I'm not accusing you of anything.” Kelvin explains, “It's Josias I'm talking about.”“This chat is meaningless.” Melissa becomes impatient and no longer cowers, “Josias is happy with Kate, against our expectations. We tried to introduce Gabriela to him, but she didn't stand a chance.”“Well, it
The next day, Katherine wakes up in her double bed and stretches out with a smile. She dreamed that Gabriela was being hanged in Ibrahim Square at her behest.However, she is amazed when her right-hand feels someone's male body.Katherine rubs her eyes to ward off the rest of the sleep, turns her head, and is surprised by Josias sleeping peacefully next to her as if he were always there.“Not this time!” Katherine begins to shake him, “WAKE UP, Josias! You won't escape my questions!”Josias grunts and is forcibly awakened, “Urgh... What time was it, what time is it?”“It doesn't matter!” Katherine leans against the head of the bed, “Where have you been? The world exploded yesterday and you were conveniently incommunicado! I called about twenty times!”Josias scratches his eyes, “I was in the gym room, exercising.”Katherine stares at Josias's handsome physique all
At Tiago's house, he and Carmen comment on the email Tiago received about Josias's indiscretion.“I know my master didn't cheat on his wife.” Tiago tries to conform to this hypothesis, “But of course, the other girl took advantage of his company. And who assures me she wasn't doing it on purpose?”Carmen ponders, “Couldn't William have been the photographer?”Tiago rejects the suggestion, “No. Something like that would be too clumsy of him. William already hates my master too much. And he's buying the shares of Rocha Constructions, which means he's slowly wishing for peace among us.”Carmen remains suspicious, “Maybe this talk of buying shares and wanting Caio to live in peace with his cousins is just a façade for something so mean.”Tiago grabs his jacket and puts it on, “Well, let's hope our master gets out of another one of these messes.”Carmen and Tiago kiss
At Rocha Constructions, Josias is pensive in his chalk-striped suit in the conference room. He's standing, staring out the window, staring at the cityscape of Lagoon City.The image he never dreamed of didn't leave his mind: Katherine taking the initiative...“I want a divorce!”Josias forces the tears not to run down his face.“Katherine Bezerra... Your father kidnapped me when I was injured, made my family think I was dead, and tried to shove you into my life so that I would marry you and stay on his farm. How dare you now call the shots in this story? Do you think you'll get away with it so easily?”The door opens and in comes Tiago, Octavio, Alfred... and Romualdo.Josias turns to the gentlemen and is amazed at the presence of the original owner of the company, “Romualdo... What are you doing here?”“I needed to come.” Romualdo answers kindly, “Tiago c
At Rocha Constructions, Josias’s friends are outraged that Katherine is filing for divorce as if she were the victim.“Wait a moment,” Romualdo opines, “I read everything that happened last year. You were supposed to, Josias, ask for a divorce, but you decided to forgive her. Now that we have a mere rumor going around about you and Miss Alves, is it Katherine who goes to that extreme? Wouldn't it be her turn to forgive you?”Tiago wryly opines, “It looks like Kate has the perfect opportunity to file for divorce and meet Claudio Guzman in the US.”Josias shakes his head, “It won't be that easy. I already thought about what I’ll talk to her about.”Octavio asks anxiously, “Are you going to accept the divorce?”Josias sits in the chair at the end of the conference table, “Gentlemen, be honest with me: I had to fire my dear wife on television to calm the spirits of the citize
At Marçal Publishing, Caio decides to leave João Paulo's office, “Uncle, we'll talk another time. Excuse me.”“I’ll call you.” João Paulo guarantees.Caio looks at Gabriela suspiciously and leaves.Gabriela closes the door and speaks in an accelerated tone, “João Paulo, you must hate me for good reason. But allow me to explain.”“Explain what, Gabriela?” João Paulo suddenly smiles, “I know you aren’t a promiscuous adulteress. I was there, close to you, and I saw no immoral intent in the interaction between you and my older brother. Whoever took these pictures and sent this email is looking for trouble.”Gabriela gets mixed emotions, “Ehr… you don't see me as a bitch?”João Paulo stands up abruptly and, with the same magnetic and seductive gaze, walks slowly towards Gabriela, like a lion hunting a zebra without