Josias was anxiously waiting for Melissa to try to confess his love one more time, but William went ahead.
"Is this brandy for me?" William walks over to the drinks table, "Looks like your efficient secretary let you know I was here."
"No, she didn't warn me." Josias responds, "Will, I'm expecting someone else."
"OK, I just came to let you know that I caught a nasty fight in Octavio Motta's office." William doesn't think to withdraw, "Did you know he and Jane are expecting a child?"
"No, I didn't know, but I'm glad for them." Josias smiles eagerly.
"It was Daryl Mountain who was doing the ruckus. Lorraine Moraes sent him away before she could call her husband."
Pollyanna reappears, "Mr. Rocha— oh, Mr. Campos..."
"Hello, Pollyanna! Thank you so much for letting me in. Did the other person arrive too?"
Josias shoots her a warning look and Pollyanna gets the message, "Yes, but I'll keep her waiting in the lounge."
At Crystal Blue, Daryl is working sourly, going around the salon and taking it out on everyone."Don't leave those breadcrumbs, the customers will complain. Sweep up properly, we don't want the health authorities to fine us. Where's Taddy? Everyone decided to be late today? Does anyone know if we got the sea bass or I'll have to buy it at the new supermarket?"Kelvin enters the restaurant."KELVIN! Is this time to arrive?"Kelvin frowns, "I was going to drop you a bombshell, but your emotional state is already wrecked."Daryl approaches his brother, "I'm never too broken for the bad news. I can take one more."Kelvin gives him a doubtful look, but decides to answer, "I was a little late because the people who traveled to Vila Velha came back. However, Alan and Caroline refused to comment on Josias."Daryl smiles, "Kids these days are smart."Kelvin remains serious, "Daryl, we have a problem. I found out why Josias and Melissa f
Daryl and Kelvin go to Crystal Blue's owner's office. He closes the door and faces his younger brother with serious concern."What's up, Daryl? Do you think it all fell apart?""I think something else was ruined, Kelvin. Have a seat.""The service is about to begin.""The only thing served was your wife on a silver platter for Josias Rocha," Daryl states grimly.Kelvin sits up, startled.Daryl sits face-to-face, "Kelvin, do you realize what's going on? Josias still loves Melissa. And Melissa decided to talk about our plan so he doesn't confess. Assuming Melissa doesn't open her mouth, what do you think would happen?"Kelvin grows somber and admits against his will, "She answered that. If she didn't intervene, she might give in."Daryl takes a deep breath, "I see. That's why you must get out of town."Kelvin's eyes widen, "What did you say, Daryl? This can't happen! What about the kids? What about Melissa's soap opera? 'S
At Café Montanha, Rodrigo is ready to assist and help Nadia.And Nadia says his mission, "Could you accompany me to Happiness Slum to visit Roberto Reis?"Rodrigo is stunned by the proposal, "Happiness Slum... me?"Nadia is embarrassed, "OK, I'm sorry, I shouldn't ask you to go to such a dangerous place.""Why do you want to go there, Miss Lafayette?""I want to talk to Mr. Reis about being our manager, or another role at the supermarket." Nadia eagerly responds, "My father is sure he would be a valuable employee."Isabel chimes in, "Miss, I've lived in Happiness Slum and I've been there several times. My son here also lives in the Teodoro Building—"Rodrigo taps his hard chest like he's Tarzan, "Fear not, folks, I'll go there with Miss Lafayette."Francisco worries, "Son, don't take unnecessary risks, let Wallace—""Wallace is busy with Rocha Constructions’ chores, right, Wallace?" Rodrigo gives
With fear and apprehension, Rodrigo and Nadia arrive at Happiness Slum and locate the Teodoro Building. They are greeted by Enya's song "Only Time".Rosemary had her eyes closed, absorbing the song's excellence. Nadia narrows her eyes: if they're in the favela, how is this masterpiece played in the lobby of the building?"This building was built in the wrong place," Nadia tells Rodrigo.Rosemary opens her eyes and notices the presence of the couple, "Hello, welcome to— Rodrigo? Who is this elegant lady?""Rosemary, this is Nadia Lafayette, the new owner's daughter—""From the supermarket, I know. Pat and I went shopping and found mushrooms and artichokes. Also had asparagus and leeks." Rosemary praises the supermarket options, "My aunt Vera wanted to make a special dish for the tenants."Nadia smiles, "I'm blown away by the beauty of the building. How did it get erected right here?"Beto approaches them, coming from the ca
The wedding day of Isabel and Francisco arrived.As agreed, they wanted to have a simple ceremony for their friends and family. But since the groom's niece was editor-in-chief of Maggiezine, an honorable mention in the next issue was inevitable.Isabel wore a long white dress with lace detailing but without the classic wide skirt and stretching train. Francisco ditched the tuxedo and donned a simple-cut black suit.The reverend's speech was given in the garden of Rocha Mansion. Josias was more than happy to offer his place.The Reverend said, “Francisco and Isabel are the perfect examples that it’s never too late for love. As long as we still have breath in our lungs, we must never give up loving and being loved. And to the young couples who are present, a piece of advice: enjoy every second. Life brings us surprises. Do not waste moments that can be memorable.”Vera and Wallace look at each other, sensing that the speech is appli
Josias positions himself near the DJ and takes a microphone. He tests the sound first. When they see that the owner of the mansion is going to speak, the guests turn to him.“Testing, one, two, three... feedback is OK... Good afternoon, dear guests!”“Good afternoon!”“Well, it's about to become good evening.” Josias smiles, “Anyway, I want to take the opportunity to thank you for coming. I’m very moved to witness the marriage of two great friends. The bride has known me since I was eighteen, it's already... twenty-one years, oh, my! It's better to stop here, I don't want to give away her age.”Everyone laughs. Isabel is the one who laughs the most.“Anyway, I've known the groom for a few years now. He owns the famous Café Montanha coffee shop and his nephews run the trendiest restaurant in town, Crystal Blue.” Josias takes a deep breath, “Anyway, I joked about the twent
The next day, the Lafayette family was gathered in the dining room of their Europe Garden mansion. Unlike the other refined residences whose walls and furniture resembled the Georgian or Victorian style, the Lafayettes decided to go for a modern look, with wool-colored walls and granite floors. The dining table set was made of wood with white upholstered chairs and a marble table top.Ingrid read the LCN newspaper and enjoyed the gossip columns. But when she saw Isabel and Francisco's wedding...“Well... a fancy wedding at Josias Rocha's mansion and we weren't invited!”Nadia stifles a laugh, “Mom, we're new in town.”“We have been here since last year and Mr. Rocha’s youngest brother interviewed your father.” Ingrid frowns but continues to read.Thierry is disheveled and eating cheese bread indifferently to the news, “I’m glad I wasn’t invited.”“The young lady Rosemary
“Caio, can you go down and attend to your uncle?” William asks as he turns on the radio. Michael Jackson's new song “You Rock My World” sets the mood in the living room.Caio smiles when he hears William call Josias ‘uncle’, acknowledging that he still belongs to the family, as Caio always felt. He goes downstairs.William sits on the sofa and looks at the camera that is on the rack next to the TV. He worries. Did Josias find out?Moments later, Caio and Josias enter, “He's here in the living room, Uncle.”“It’s good that the son was able to come down.” Josias comments, “Will, I hope that you're okay.”“Hello, Josias!” William smiles, “How can I be of assistance? Sit down.”Josias accepts the suggestion and sits down in the armchair, “I need to talk to you about a subject that has been bothering me since last year. Now, another piece o