Against what Daryl and the others recommended, Diane dared to consult with Dr. Silvana.
The charismatic gynecologist and obstetrician felt sorry for Mrs. Mountain.
“By God, they really got it right when they said ‘money can’t buy happiness’.”
“Don’t say that, Dr. Silvana.” Diane blows her nose with the umpteenth handkerchief she has used to do so, “I am a happy, fulfilled woman. I have money, material possessions, fame, social prominence, my husband owns the hottest restaurant in town, we opened a branch in Victoria, and I’m going to buy a car of the year. Why wouldn’t I be happy?
Dr. Silvana stares at Diane in bewilderment, “But then... why are you breaking down in tears in front of me?”
Diane tries to disguise her incongruity, “Ehr... actually I wanted another exam—”
“Diane, we already checked you out!” Silvana interrupts her, &ldquo
Carmen and Teresa read the letter.“Dear TessI write this letter to give you some news that may or may not come as a shock to you. You were always an understanding woman and the best candidate for making my father happy. I thank God every day that he found a wife so perfect that he doesn’t even miss my mother.Sadly, as much as I love my Dad and know he loves me too, I just can’t address him with this news. That’s why I addressed the letter in your name, and I beg you never to show it to him.As you may know, I’m having the time of my life in Victoria. The beach is beautiful, not like Sunset Village, but you can have a nice time. Carol has been a great friend to me, and I have met more people in the Capixaba social circle. And it was during one party and another that I met this guy.He is the son of a re
A few days passed. And Daryl and Diane haven’t heard from any other orphanages.And Diane still hasn’t gotten pregnant.So she ran to Dr. Silvana to pick up the result of the gynecological exam.Dr. Silvana handed her an envelope full of sheets, “Oh, Diane. You have been coming so many times that I already feel the intimacy of calling you by your first name.”Diane takes the envelope as if it were a life preserver. She opens it, checks the pages, and reads carefully......And disappointment comes to her face.“Everything is in order with me!”Dr. Silvana doesn’t understand, frowning, “Girl, shouldn’t you dance ‘the twist’ here in the middle of the office?”Diane tucks the sheets carelessly back into the envelope, “You could have said something I don’t know.”“What can we say?” Dr. Silvana is tired of the same repertoire,
Octavio is showing Josias the best project for the Uélton Freire orphanage. Isabel, Wallace, and Vera were present in social attire to witness the moment.Isabel feels tears in her eyes as soon as she sees the floor plan and a photo of what promises to be the facade.“Oh... My dear little son will be honored once again...”“The whole of Brazil will know about your son, Isabel.” Josias smiles at her, “Who knows, in the future we’ll have an important avenue in São Paulo named after him?”Wallace laughs, “I’ll be happy with a neighborhood named after him here in the city, Josias.”Vera analyzes the plan, “Look, this orphanage is going to look like a hostel for street kids, huh?”“The intention is the same.” Octavio laughs, “We want the orphans to feel comfortable and not try to escape into the street again.”“And so, fellow
Josias welcomes Teresa with curiosity. He leads her to one of the sofas and gestures to the drinks table.“Can I get you anything, Tess?”“No thanks, Josias. I need your help with a sensitive matter. Last year, you said you could always help us.”“I’m always willing to help my people.” Josias smiles and sits down on the other couch, “Tell me, Tess, what’s the matter? Money? Beto needs to undergo an urgent operation and you want me to shelter Pedro in the mansion?”“Beto is fine, but he will indeed have a heart attack caused by Rosemary, just as Vera unintentionally triggered my late father-in-law’s cardiac arrest.”Josias is even more worried, “Oh, God, what happened to Rosemary?”“She wrote me a letter asking me not to tell her father.” Teresa begins to explain awkwardly, “She wrote that she met a boy from an important family and they
At Crystal Blue, Patrick continues to work and serves Alan and Reuben grilled salmon.“Reuben, the next time you embarrass me like that, I’ll kick you out of here!” He grunts.Reuben shrugs, “You’re the one who decided to resort to inelegant vocabulary.”Alan looks at Reuben’s plate, “Pat, did you put rat poison in Reuben’s salmon?”“We don’t have rat poison because we don’t have rats here.” Patrick lifts his chin, “We are a restaurant that values cleanliness and quality of food.”“OK,” Reuben doesn’t care and starts slicing the salmon with his fork.Alan shakes his head and smiles slightly. He can’t bring himself to stay angry with Reuben and turns to Patrick, passing some bills, “Here, tip for the waiter. And we are very sorry that you’re still upset about what happened last year.”“I recent
The next day, Josias is still sleeping in his master suite when there’s a knock on the double doors. He is woken up by surprise, having set his alarm clock to go off at seven o’clock and it’s six in the morning. “Who is it?” he asks, still sleepy in his voice. “Dad, Mr. Mountain is downstairs in the living room. I didn’t know you had an appointment so early.” “Me neither.” Josias groans, removing the blankets and heading naked to the bathroom. Moments later, Josias comes downstairs, still wearing a burgundy robe, but combed and in a better mood. Daryl looked as if he’d woken up at four in the morning, dressed formally, with a tie, and an envelope in hand. “Daryl, what a surprise to see you so soon. You didn’t risk falling asleep at the steering wheel?” “No, I needed to find you.” Daryl smiles slyly, holding out the envelope. “And what is that?” Josias sits in the upholstered armchair. “The report you wan
At the Rocha Mansion, Daryl is intrigued by Beto’s request to remove Rosemary.“Beto, sit down, and let’s talk. You speak as if Kelvin complained about something.”Beto stares at Daryl suspiciously, “And he didn’t complain? Daryl, have you guys been talking lately?”“I called him yesterday, letting him know that our friend Josias wanted to know how Carol and Rosemary were doing.” Daryl smiles proudly and waves to Josias.Josias lifts his head and stops reading, “And by the way, they sent back a full report. Carol and Rosemary are doing well at school, they are being seen by the Capixaba elite, they are killing it at cocktail parties and social events, and...”Just when Josias was going to say that Rosemary was dating, Beto interrupts him, “I know, Josias, but I received a call from my daughter, almost crying, wanting to come back. She overheard Kelvin complaining to Melissa abo
At the Lafayette Mansion, Nadia wants to know from the family why Josias is against Cláudio Guzman.As she unpacks and distributes gifts in her pink bedroom, Jacques explains, “Daughter, this Claudio Guzman got into a fight with your younger brother as soon as they met for the first time. Somehow, the gossip reached Josias’s ears and I was summoned to his office.”Nadia picks up a bottle of Hermès perfume, “I was going to give it to you, but I don’t know if you deserve it.”Ingrid’s eyes widen. How the daughter managed to get this bunch of gifts through Brazilian customs is a mystery that she doesn’t dare ask, “Daughter, don’t be rude. Your father missed you and he deserves the favor.”“OK, Mother, if you say so.” Nadia gives the perfume to an emotional Jacques.“Thank you, daughter. Your father loves you very much too.”But Nadia seems no