The next day, Josias showed up at Daryl’s penthouse building. Felipe passed by with bags from the nearest grocery store.
“Hello, Mr. Rocha!” The young man greets him with a charismatic smile.
Josias remembers that Felipe is not to blame for being adopted into a family of crooks and greets him politely, “Hello, Felipe, good morning. Don’t your parents have servants to do the shopping?”
“No, and I don’t care. So I know the neighborhood.” Felipe responds politely.
The elevator arrives and they enter. Felipe presses the penthouse button. Josias presses Vernon’s pavement button.
Felipe looks at where Josias pressed, “Are you going to visit your family? They are good people. Sandra is a cutie and takes after her father. She’s going to be a headache when she’s a teenager, breaking the hearts of every high school boy.”
“João Paulo and I didn’t have
At General Hospital, Josias is in Dr. Silvana while the others wait in the popular lounge.Elza notices that her husband and son are stressed and have high blood pressure. They gasp as if some angel is crushing their necks.“HEY, do you want to tell me what’s going on at once?”“Nothing is going on, sweetie!” Vernon tries to hide it as much as possible, “Come, sit next to your hubby.”“It’s baloney!” Elza remains standing, “It’s obvious to the whole world that you two have one more reason to be surprised by Josias’s request. And it’s not because of what Gabriela Alves believes. By the way, how did she come up with that idea?”João Paulo shrugs, “I told you, Mom. The creepy girl wants to win Josias back and is using my daughter as a tool. She knows I’m going to fight in the Family Court for full custody.”“Why would Gabriel
At Rocha Constructions, Josias enters after donating his blood and hair for the second DNA test.If Sandra is his daughter, things will change... But not for Gabriela.Mirella and the other receptionists are embarrassed to see the President of the company enter with a friendly smile.“Good morning guys! What sad faces are these?”“Mr. Rocha, you better check with your secretary,” Mirella responds scared, fearing of being fired.Josias gets worried, goes through the access roulette, and hurriedly goes to his office.Upon reaching Pollyanna’s desk, she promptly rises, “Mr. Rocha! Forgive me for being the bearer of bad news, but I have to inform you that there has been a nasty fight near the elevators.”“What happened?” Josias worries.“Daryl Mountain wanted to talk to Mr. Motta, but he skipped the access roulette wheel. The security guards held the intruder, but instead
When Octavio passes Pollyanna’s desk, she calls out to him sternly.“Mr. Motta! I emailed you, and it turns out you weren’t even in the office yet!”“Did something urgent happen, Pollyanna?” Octavio approaches her.Pollyanna smiles sarcastically, “Mr. Rocha is interested in your boxing skills. Do you intend to apply for the next MMA?”Octavio takes a deep breath, fearing that Josias first found out about the incident from Daryl. He would fatally twist the truth in his favor...Concentrating and gripping his briefcase extra tightly, he enters Josias’s office.The CEO and CFO were waiting for him.“Octavio, help yourself to a drink,” Josias commands him with a clouded countenance.Octavio looks at the drinks table and fears there is arsenic or cyanide in the brandy, “No, Josias, thank you.”“OK, so can you explain to me with a dry throat wh
Daryl and Diane were excited about Josias’s visit to the hospital. They were sure they were loved and respected.But at the sight of Tiago Bento, their smiles faded like thin air.“What is it, Mountains?” Tiago asks wryly, “Didn’t you expect to see me?”“I didn’t expect to be murdered today!” Daryl screams.“Calm down, dear.” Diane holds him. It looked like Daryl wanted to get out of the hospital bed despite the fractures.Josias continues with a straight face, “Daryl, I came to see how you are doing. Unfortunately, while I was made aware of the shameful fight, I was also made aware of other things I didn’t like.”Daryl decides to stay defensive, “Like for example?”Josias sits in the visitors’ seat, “I found that the approach of Gabriela Alves was purely purposeful and meticulously planned down to the last detail, and never to make me happy, but rather of defeating Katherine in a ridiculous feud that certain ladies had against her.”Diane narrows her eyes, “What do you mean, Josias?”
Josias was so upset with Daryl that he had forgotten the ‘Melissa + Kelvin’ detail.He finally responds honestly to Beto, “Buddy, my will is to have the entire Mountain family wiped off the face of the Earth. Tiago would fulfill this mission with a smile on his face. But I don’t know. Melissa cannot be affected by this.”Teresa scratches the back of her head, “So when she wanted to take the blame in the year 2000...”“She was telling the truth.” Josias adds, hurt, “But she was taking all the blame herself. When in reality, the mastermind of this plan was Daryl, along with his wife who preferred something like that instead of telling me what Kate had done.”Beto begins to reason with Josias, “You wouldn’t have believed Diane, Josias. Especially in 1999, you were pretty blind, believing that it was Cláudio Guzman who was seducing her.”Josias buries his hands in his head, “Argh! I know, I admit it! But did they need to have done that sensationalist article? Look at the sequence of event
Tiago leaves the pistol and the bullets on the mattress of the bed and takes the hands of his dear wife.“Carmen, we loved each other from the first moment we met, in the middle of Raul Castelo Avenue, when Pamela was run over by me while daydreaming about Wallace’s toned body. Since then, our story has been marked by love, companionship, and trust.”“Yes, my dear.” Carmen gets emotional.“So I think it’s time you knew certain things about the Bento family,” Tiago announces with seriousness.Carmen smiles slightly, “I don’t need to know, Tiago.”Tiago is a little surprised, “Uh? How come?”Carmen caresses her husband’s hard face, “I know that the Bento family is not ordinary. You have some kind of power that the police have never been able to measure. And your faithful dedication to Josias gives me food for thought.”Tiago takes a deep breath and decides to tell her anyway, “Carmen, maybe you want to file for divorce and go back to Victoria as soon as I tell you.”Carmen squeezes both
Carmen and James show up at the Teodoro building to say goodbye.“Guys, we need to go away for a while.” Carmen announces, “Tiago fears for our safety.”Teresa and Vera are stunned.“Who threatened you... ‘they’?” Vera asks in a whisper.Carmen looks to the corner of the lobby and sees James saying goodbye to Pedro, Henrique, and Alan.Then she faces the adults and confesses, “Tiago feels there will be war when Josias makes certain decisions involving the Mountain family.”Beto is surprised, “Oh, my... He’s going to snatch Melissa back, is he?”Carmen is suspicious, “Something like that, we’re not sure yet.”Wallace is next to ask, “But would they be able to contest something like that? After everything my mother told me, Kelvin doesn’t deserve to be her husband!”“And I’ll never forget Everaldo&r
A few days passed. Josias organized a farewell party for Carmen and James at his mansion.Thus, all friends and acquaintances were able to say goodbye properly to them.However, only Isabel, Francisco, and Rodrigo were invited among the Mountain family.“Carmen, we’ll miss you.” Isabel hugs her.“It’s only for a while.” Carmen responds, “You know why, right?”Isabel gets a somber face, “There’s a conversation going on between them. Daryl is not happy with the way things are going.”“But what right does he have to like or dislike?” Carmen asks, crossing her arms, “Guys, so much have happened since 1999 that I can’t tell the story from the beginning.”“Anyway, protect yourself and protect your greatest asset, James.” Isabel winks, “One of these days, I’ll visit Victoria to chat with Cristina.”“I&rsq