A few more days passed, and there was no call from the American Embassy about Katherine and J.J. Not even the corpses to be sent back to Brazil.
Josias had no choice but to carry out a symbolic burial in the cemetery. Eventually, two graves and tombstones were purchased for the service.
While Josias laid flowers on the tombstones of his ex-wife and youngest son, Amoreira approached him from behind and spoke in a respectful tone, “Mr. Rocha, I hope you can forgive me one day.”
Josias straightens up and turns to him, “Amoreira? Why do I need to forgive you?”
“I found Claudio Guzman and made it easy for your wife to leave for Boston.” Amoreira clears his throat, “If I had known…”
Josias smiles kindly, “Don't blame yourself, Amoreira. No one could know. I don't think it was you who encouraged her to go.”
“Someone encouraged her to look for you
In the Mountain Penthouse, Melissa walks past the living room wearing a white blouse and black skirt. She stuffs an envelope containing upcoming 'Sweet Love' episodes into the large duffel bag. The radio was playing “Rock DJ” by Robbie Williams, and Melissa burst out laughing as she remembered the music video.Daryl magically appears and scares his sister-in-law, “Remember the handsome British singer?”“YAU!” Melissa puts her hand over her heart, “Daryl, why did you do that? How did you get in without me noticing?”“You were so focused on the music that I made it through.” Daryl smiles slightly, “I could have gone to the pool and you wouldn't have noticed.”Melissa ducks her head and picks up her bag, “I'm off to LCN, the kids are at school, Kelvin's already gone to the restaurant, and my parents aren't here. Therefore...”Melissa was about to walk away, but Daryl s
Josias has his buttocks aching due to the sudden fall. Ivan can't hold back and bursts into the biggest laugh he's ever had.“I feel like I'm watching an American sitcom!” Ivan squirms with laughter.“SHUT UP!” Josias roars like a lion and stands up, “Ouch… you say point-blank that my wife is alive and you expect me to react normally?”Ivan gathers his breath and struggles to stop laughing, “Wait… Mr. Rocha, you misunderstood what I said.”Josias approaches the sergeant, “You said Kate was found.”“Yes. She is one of the eighty passengers who could not wait on the surface of the ocean and drowned. In fact, her death was the most tragic of all: she drowned because she couldn't unfasten her seat belt and her seat sank in.”“WHAT?” Josias takes the glass that Ivan drank from and throws it at the wall, shattering it, “WHAT STORY IS THIS? The T
Rodrigo enters Café Montanha and immediately the female customers sigh and squeal with passion. Rodrigo looked very sexy wearing a white tank top with some cement stains and worn jeans.Melissa laughs at the sight, “Let me guess: you were cast as the sexy construction worker in the Rocha Constructions commercial, right?”“Exactly!” Rodrigo exclaims satisfied, “And it seems that the public approved. Did you like it, girls?”“YEEEES!” The female customers shout in unison.Francisco gives a hearty laugh, “Go shower and change your clothes, stud. If your modeling hours are over, come help me with the capuchins.”Isabel and Reuben enter the cafeteria, “Melissa! Did you see the news on TV?”“Yes, Izzy. They found Kate's body.”“And J.J.?” Reuben asks with hope in his eyes.Melissa crouches down to respond to Reuben, “Unfortuna
The next day, Josias gathers his family at the Rocha Mansion to discuss his future. The summoned ones are in the main living room.David is looking like he sucked a lemon and with his arms crossed, acting like the naughtiest kid there is. Alan smirks, understanding that Josias is not going to bring Angela from Rio de Janeiro.“Missing your Mom, David?” Alan teases him, “You can call—oh, I forgot, the phone bill is pretty expensive, huh? Write letters with a 0.01 cent stamp!”“Go to hell, you imbecile!” David barks, “You won't be president of Rocha Constructions!”Alan applauds, “Yeah, show everyone who you truly are.”David noticed that Caroline and Reuben were nearby.“Guys, this idiot was teasing me—”Reuben has a flash of intelligence, “But what does that have to do with you saying Alan won't be president of Rocha Constructions? Who are you to
Josias was about to continue his speech, but the phone kept ringing. He waited for Hector or another servant to answer at another extension.Then the phone silences.“Hector must have answered.” Josias smiles slightly, “So, as I was saying, I fell in love with Gabriela Alves and she likes me too. Perhaps I was too blunt in saying that she would be the next Mrs. Rocha, but I want to announce in advance that I intend to get to know her better to know if I can trust her.”Elza is the first to speak up, “Son, I think you're getting ahead of yourself. Miss Alves may not be a shrew like Kate or Angela, but you already started your story through scandals. People are bound to remember what happened last year. If what you really want is to get married, can't you meet another girl from scratch, a girl who has never been associated with any confusion?”When Josias was about to answer, the landline rang again.“This ha
The next day, João Paulo is in the living room of the apartment watching the music video for “The One”, by Backstreet Boys. Vernon appears and sits next to him.“No, Gabriela will not be 'the one' for you, son.” He takes the remote and turns off the TV.“Dad, I was watching...”“Talk to me first, son.” Vernon asks him, “We need to clear up this conversation that Gabriela might be expecting your child.”João Paulo lowers his head, “Dad, I know you shouldn't be proud of me, but Gabriela and I were sexual partners. She didn't tell me anything about being in love with Josias, I swear!”“I don't think she was ‘in love’ with Josias either.” Vernon asserts, “I think it must have been a case of her wanting to spend time with the best good-looking guy in Lagoon City. We can now conclude that SHE was behaving romantically in those photographs.&
Vernon visits the Rocha Hotel to see how his wife is coping. He is surprised to find her calmer, taking care of matters related to the hotel.The Kitchen Chef is receiving rave reviews.“Many comments from our guests rave about the food. I hope you and your team will continue to work hard towards perfection.”“We do our best, Mrs. Queiroz! It’s a pleasure to work under Josias Rocha.”Elza maintains her gentle smile, “We'll make sure the desired sea bass is not missing. You can withdraw.”“Congratulations, chef!” Vernon awkwardly congratulates him.After the chef leaves, Vernon jokingly asks, “Does he always wear that white vest and funny hat?”“The vest is called a dolman.” Elza stands up, “How are you, dear?”“I came here to see if you are calm yet.” Vernon approaches her, “You were pretty upset leaving.”&l
At the Rocha Mansion, David is playing a video game by himself when the door opens to the living room where he is. Alan, Reuben, and Pedro enter with smirks.David pauses the game, “HEY, who told you guys to come in?”Reuben asks wryly, “Wow, is that how you greet us? Not even your brother?”“He is my half-brother.” David retorts in disgust, “I tried to be the best brother and friend in the world, but Alan never gave me a chance.”“Stop the drama because you are not Thalía.” Alan counters, “By the way, she's way prettier than you!”Reuben and Pedro burst out laughing. David realizes that he no longer has his 'allies'.“You still haven't answered me what you came here for.”Pedro responds firmly, “Dude, stop crowing like a rooster. You're the youngest of us all here, we're the ones who should be bossing you around. We came to play video gam