At Rocha Constructions, Francisco almost has a heart attack when Tiago announces that the holes are ready in the sand on the beach. Who would be the unlucky ones?
Josias equally widens his eyes, “TIAGO! What kind of bad joke is this? Graves for what?”
“To whom would be the right question.” Tiago remains servile and patient, “Gossip spread like dry straw in a fire.”
Francisco kneels meekly, “Mr. Bento, I take full responsibility for the confusion. My nephews still have a lot to learn, and their Mom hasn’t helped.”
Tiago regards Francisco with indifference, “Indeed, Mr. Mountain, your sister-in-law was a pest who nearly ruined her own daughter’s marriage. No wonder Daryl and Kelvin are equally clumsy. Maggie was adopted?”
Francisco continues with his head down and kneeling, making Josias feel like a Japanese Emperor.
“Francisco, get up. No one will be buried alive in
In Gabriela’s (and João Paulo’s) apartment, she is also screaming, grunting, huffing, and uttering profanity in front of Sandra, who is crying incessantly, while João Paulo tries unsuccessfully to watch the music video for the song “My Sacrifice”, by Creed.“That old man will pay me! That SOB will lick the ground I walk on! He’ll crawl and fawn over me if he wants to keep his job! I’ll turn around because I’m powerful! Since 1999, I have the people on my side!”João Paulo can’t take any more nonsense. First, he turns off the TV. Then he goes to the baby seat and takes Sandra in his arms. The girl magically stops crying and even smiles.“Daddy!”“ARGH, SHUT UP!” Gabriela screams at a child who is barely a year old.João Paulo takes two steps back as if he were protecting his daughter from a wild beast, “What does all this mean?&rdquo
Days later, it was time for Felipe to be introduced to Lagoon City society as Daryl’s heir.Diane took care of the arrangements and had Dora, Isabel, and Elza help with food and drink. Jane obviously made lame excuses and did not participate.Despite Daryl’s excitement, he thought better of it and had a little chat with Maggie and Bernardo before the party.At the office of the owner of Marçal Publishing, the older brother advised, “Guys, I don’t want any cover articles about my son, huh?”Maggie and Bernardo are shocked.“Daryl!” Maggie protests, “I was already making arrangements with João Paulo—”“No, folks, we can’t take the risk for two reasons.” Daryl gestures and explains, “First, Felipe is still shy. Being on the cover of a magazine right now would be too much for him. Second, he wasn’t necessarily adopted.”Bernardo n
At General Hospital, Dr. Silvana received a postcard from Antenor in the ruins of Ancient Greece.She frowns and scratches her forehead, trying to understand how this happened.Antenor was a poor deadbeat who couldn’t pay mere bills of R$ 100.00. Now he pays himself exquisite trips to Europe?Shaking her head, she decided to ask that when he got back. Then she got up and started closing the office.Turning off the air conditioning made it easier for Dr. Silvana to hear hurried footsteps and the uproar of desperate people.“Oh God, does anyone know where Augusto is?”“Let’s ask the front desk!”“Even Josias is here, my.”“What about Daryl and Diane’s party?”Dr. Silvana widens her eyes and recognizes the voices of Dora, Simeon, William, and Caio.She leaves the office before William utters some rudeness to Caio’s question, “Guys? What is
At General Hospital, Octavio is surprised to see that it is Jane’s number on the caller ID.“Hello?”On the other side, Jane responds, “Honey, are you still in the hospital?”“Yes, we still are. Even Francisco and Isabel.”“Wow, I didn’t know EVERYONE went there!” Jane exclaims, “Will you be able to break the news to them?”Octavio just listens, nodding, and going ‘Hmms’.Everyone who appeared in the hospital stares at Octavio, already practicing the words of condolence. Apparently, they didn’t have time to save Augusto.However, much to everyone’s shock......Octavio starts to smile and ends the call with, “OK honey, I love you!”Call finished.Octavio turns to everyone and meets them with questioning looks.“So what happened?” Josias broke the awkward silence.“Guys, we have
At the Mountain Penthouse, Daryl grabbed the bottle of champagne that cost a fortune and hurled it against one of the living room walls. Its shattering startled the others present.Felipe had never seen Daryl so furious these days when he was staying at the penthouse.Diane alerts him, “DARYL! Don’t scare Felipe, what is it?”“You won’t believe it!” Daryl roars like a lion.Bernardo says, “From what I understand, something unforeseen happened with a baby, and then you mentioned Octavio.”Daryl sits in the armchair, “His son was oversleeping, but careless Jane has already jumped to the conclusion he’s had sudden crib death! She made the biggest fuss and called everyone to the hospital, except us!”Maggie comments with wide eyes, “What a horror, folks! We weren’t notified either. I think the message came too late for us.”Daryl has an odd look, “I&
A few more days passed, and João Paulo’s errata appeared in the next issue of Maggiezine.However, all readers from Espírito Santo, Rio, São Paulo, and Minas Gerais have already read it and discovered that Gabriela Alves is a terrible mother.Gabriela is once again breathing fire as a female dragon, stomping around in circles as if she’s in a procession, gesticulating and grabbing her hair as if she wants to rip it out.“ARGH! ARGH! ARGH!” She screams like a wild bird, “Why do you hate me so much, João Paulo? Tell me, does the fact that I loved Josias bother you so much that you are vindictive and bitter?”The ironic thing is that Gabriela doesn’t see that what João Paulo wrote in the article is true: he is calmly in the armchair, shirtless, holding Sandra in his lap while she gets fed from the bottle. Paradise with Sandra, hell with Gabriela.Gabriela admires her husband&
At Rocha Constructions, Josias is in a meeting with the directors to discuss company matters.Josias was in his stately chair, listening to the financial report from Tiago. This one, he said standing up, pointing to the projector displaying pie charts.William was present as one of the shareholders.“Any more questions, gentlemen?” Tiago asks.“This graph is looking like one of my pizzas,” William responds jokingly, making the other gentlemen laugh.Tiago responds, “Yes, William, and your share of the profits is well stuffed. And what about your son? He will turn 21 next year.”“My boy, how time flies.” William nods smiling, “He is studying the company information I pass on to him.”Josias asks, “Any areas he’s interested in, Will?”“He likes to observe projects up close,” William answers.Octavio chimes in, “Then he needs to
Vernon takes pity on his son who has been suffering from Gabriela’s toxic relationship.“I need to make one thing very clear, Dad.” João Paulo continues, “I’m not complaining about taking care of Josias’s daughter. On the contrary, Sandra and I became attached as if we were truly father and daughter. We create an incredible connection. However, Gabriela doesn’t forget the past. She keeps rejecting her daughter, and when they are together, Gabriela is always yelling at her. Sandra cries when her mother approaches, and I have to separate them before Gabriela freaks out and kills her daughter.”Vernon pulls up a chair and sits down, “Son, the zeal and selfless love you have for Josias is admirable. But it’s obviously killing you. That faux pas of yours in writing about Gabriela in the article on the Metallurgist strike... everyone in the business is talking about it (and laughing). That’s a sign that