At LCN, João Paulo is now talking to Vernon in his father’s office. “Dad, the strangest thing has happened.” João Paulo begins, “Alan came by, asking if I had anything to post about Vaztrans.” Vernon gasps, “Vaztrans? But you are all the time trying in vain to get something from these people!” João Paulo smiles at him, “That’s right. We had nothing to publish in my article. But it looks like there will be a sequel. Alan asked this question as a favor to Miss Vasquez.” Vernon raises his eyebrows, “Have you met her yet?” “Yes.” João Paulo smiles from the side of his mouth, “A beautiful Spanish woman, she probably takes after her mother. But she can’t be more than twenty.” “Too young for you.” Vernon was soon saying, “Leave her to Alan, she must be the same age as him.” João Paulo bursts out laughing, “Dad, I wasn’t interested in her.” Vernon wonders, “OK, I’m just checking. The fact is, you seem to have been thinking the same thing I was. This lady has realized that Alan is roma
At Vaztrans, Olivia kicks her husband in the leg.“OUCH!” Erasmo yells, trying not to let go of the mouthpiece of the phone, “Are you completely insane, woman?”Olivia whispers desperately, “You just called João Paulo Rocha Josias’s ‘half-brother’! Cut the ‘half’, they are BROTHERS!”Erasmo, however, rolls his eyes in impatience. He tries to resume the conversation, “Mr. Queiroz—”João Paulo has a voice louder than thunder, “Mr. Vasquez, did they ever tell you what happens to people who call me Josias’s ‘half-brother’?”Erasmo continues unabated, “I don’t believe these reports that people are buried alive in the beach sand because of this simple difference.”João Paulo is more intrigued, “You aren’t afraid of dying, as seen!”Erasmo hardens his voice, “Young man, did you hear me that we’re going to participate in the beach fashion show? Put this in your mediocre newspaper, and stop denigrating my company, you hear me?”“It’s not just beachwear—”Erasmo hung up on João Paulo. Olivia is
The next day, Josias is walking into his office, still laughing at the revenge he has wrought on Kelvin. Pollyanna finds him and thinks Josias is laughing about other things.“Yes, Mr. Rocha, preparations for the fashion show are in full swing. I’m convincing my whole family to buy a ticket.”“Well done, Pollyanna.” Josias cleverly disguises it, “Any messages?”“Someone is waiting in the attached lounge. Nadia Lafayette.”Josias raises his eyebrows. This is an interesting and unprecedented visit.“Show her to my office, Pollyanna.”“Yes, sir.”Josias enters his office. As always, the air conditioning already left the room pleasantly cool, Pollyanna’s feat. He goes to the drinks table to prepare a drink for the visitor.Nadia enters the office through the side door, just as Thierry did, “Good morning, Mr. Rocha. I hope I’m not bothering you too soon.”“No, you’re not bothering me at all, Miss Lafayette.” Josias points to the glasses, “Do you want a drink?”“I think it’s still too early
In Crystal Blue, Daryl is in his office looking at what he needs to buy for his restaurant.“Well, we still have salmon. I can never stop missing it, otherwise, I’d go bankrupt, he, he.”Suddenly, Daryl received an email from Kelvin.“Hmm... How is my little brother? Has he met another girl and wants to tell me?”Daryl opens the email and reads it. Then he gets mad...On the other side, Josias is at his desk. Nadia is gone, a little dizzy from the brandy.The desk phone rings and he answers, “Yes?”“Mr. Rocha, Miss Lafayette managed to get into the taxi to return to the supermarket safely.” Pollyanna reports efficiently, “And now, Mr. Mountain needs to speak with you... Mr. Daryl Mountain.”Josias smiles broadly, “Put the call through, Pollyanna.”Pollyanna doesn’t understand Josias’s good humor but transfers the connection.On the other side, Josias’s eardrums are almost pierced by Daryl’s high-pitched voice, “JOSIAS, you pervert! How dare you?”Josias tries to hold back the giggles,
Daryl keeps upset in his office after the argument he had with Josias. He sent an email to Kelvin asking for explanations about the letter he sent to Melissa.But Kelvin still hasn’t answered nor admitted that he sent such a lewd letter to Melissa...Without the answer, Daryl continued to believe that Josias made it all up to mock his younger brother.“While my little brother is suffering in Victoria... The other one can’t leave him alone and has to rub his victory in Kelvin’s face. If my brother commits suicide... You’ll be finished, Josias!”Daryl punches the desk.At this moment, Diane opens the door, startled by her husband’s reaction, “Oops! Bad time?”“What is it, dear?” Daryl asks, watching Diane’s panicked facial expression.“Darling, Miss Vasquez entered the restaurant fleeing a horde of angry passengers. Can she stay here at the back of the restaurant for a while until they leave?”Daryl has a better idea. With a smirk, he replies, “Send her over here. No one will dare to br
Sofia is stunned by Daryl’s nonsensical question. Has this guy gone crazy?“Mr. Mountain, I think your grilled salmon was off.” She says looking at the door.“No, Miss Vasquez. The salmon I serve is always fresh and healthy.” Daryl smiles proudly.“Then I better go—”Sofia starts to run, but Daryl senses it and catches up with her, grabbing her by her waist, “Oh, oh, oh! None of that, you will stay here!”“LET ME GO, YOU CRAZY!” Sofia screams desperately. What is happening?“Crazy, me?” Daryl shakes her off, “Am I crazy to envision a romance between you and Alan Rocha? Isn’t that what you want?”“Who are you to speak on my behalf?” Sofia screams in Daryl’s face, making him smell her minty breath.“I know very well what is going on!” Daryl aggressively releases Sofia and she almost falls, “Vaztrans didn’t appear in the article about the neglect of public transport written by João Paulo. And now, you’re running from riders of your Dad’s buses. I can only conclude that things are not goi
The day of the Lagoon City fashion show approaches. At Marçal Publishing, Maggie is doing her best to provide extensive and complete coverage for her readers.She just finished a meeting with editors, reporters, and photographers, ironing out the last details to create the perfect article.Bernardo appears in the meeting room and finds Maggie turning on the lights, as they used a projector.“And then, dear? What did you decide?”“We’re going to postpone some articles for the next issue.” Maggie responds euphorically, “And then we’ll have half the magazine just to talk about Josias’s fashion show.”Bernardo nods, “Very well, dear. I 100% approve of the idea.”“We’re going to be able to sell a lot of magazines, aren’t we, honey?” Maggie hugs him.“Yes, we are going.” Bernardo kisses her cheek.Maggie felt the rim of Bernardo’s glasses, “You know, I still haven’t gotten 100% used to you wearing glasses. You look so...”“Nerdy?”“The word would be ‘intellectual’”. Maggie quickly corrects.
In the Teodoro building, Alan is not willing to give up the friendship (or something else) that he feels for Sofia. What is Vera talking about?“Vera, with all due respect, why don’t you trust Sofia Vasquez if this is the first time you’re hearing about her?” Alan questions her.Vera smiles calmly, “It turns out that, from what you’ve told me, I can already see that there’s something wrong with the story. Alan, could it be that Sofia was using you for information?”Alan narrows his eyes, “No, Vera, I don’t believe for a minute—”Vera cuts him off gently, “Please, Alan. You’ll be the heir to Rocha Constructions, the most famous civil construction company in Espírito Santo. You cannot afford to be deceived by women, or the company’s reputation will crumble.”“Well, I guess I learned that from watching my Dad.” Alan crosses his arms.“Therefore, I want you to watch if Sofia gets back in touch with you. If that does not happen...”“Then I’ll know she just came to me for the story,” Alan c