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Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Chapter 41





Monday reaches, and Marianna is discharged from hospital. To her own surprise, she agrees to Martin's suggestion and moves into his house. She moves into the second room. Marianna looks around the room, and hugs herself. She takes a deep breath and says to herself that it was madness. She then sits on the chair that was near the work desk. Just then there is a knock on the door and after a few seconds, Martin enters. Marianna looks at him then looks aside. Martin tells her that they will go and get her things the next day. He asks her how she feels. Marianna looks at him and then says that she is fine. She asks him if he is sure of what he is doing.  

Martin says that he is. He reminds her that Alejandro is crazy and is almost as obsessed with her as he is with Adrianna. He adds that on top of that Alejandro, Isabella, and Horacio are still bitter with her, for talking and they won't let her recover in peace. Marianna says that she knows all that, but like she has said over the past few days, they can't ignore what she did, and how uncomfortable it will be for everyone involved. Martin tells her to relax and says that he will deal with his family. 

Sometime later, at Antonio and Gabriela's house,
Gabriela goes to talk to Antonio. He is in his study. Antonio is still very hurt by Gabriela's deception. When at home he is either with the boys or in his study. He spends as little time with her alone, as possible. He even moved out of their room and started sleeping in a sleeping bag in his study. Antonio is doing some work on his laptop. Gabriela asks him if they could talk. After a few seconds he looks up from his laptop and says that he is listening. Gabriela sits on one of the two adjacent chairs and says that she and her siblings need help with the reveal they are doing to let everyone know that their father is still alive. 

Antonio says that he doesn't understand what she means. Gabriela says that Aranza suggested that they should get a family member of one of the three men killed during the attempt on her father's life, to help with the reveal. She adds that her sister thinks that they would want justice for their family member more than fame or money from talking to the media. 

Meanwhile at Alejandro's house,
He is there with Isabella, and Horacio. They are discussing Marianna's decision to go to Martin's house. Alejandro is really bothered. What is going on between Marianna and Martin? Horacio says that they should leave Marianna alone because she has already betrayed them. He adds that they should focus on fighting their enemies and getting themselves out of their current problems. Alejandro says to himself that he will lose neither Adrianna nor Marianna. He adds that he will make both Hernan and Martin pay. 


Back at Martin's house,
Marianna looks at Martin and asks him if he is trying to babysit her. Martin folds his hands and asks her what she means. Marianna says that she has been thinking a lot about this offer. She says that she has concluded that he and his family are trying to babysit her and keep her away from the influences of Alejandro, Isabella and Horacio. Martin says that he is trying to help her and keep her safe, rather than babysit her. Marianna says that she won't stay for long because it is improper. She says that a week or two is sufficient. Martin is non-committal and says that only time will tell. Marianna stands and glares at him. She tells him that despite all her mistakes she does not need him to monitor her. Martin smiles and she glares at him. He then says that it is better for her to be here than for her to be alone, because she is still recovering and because Alejandro is crazy. 

Marianna asks Martin if he has told anyone in his family, that he brought her here. Martin admits that he hasn’t yet, but he will. She looks worried and he tells her that everything will be fine. She says that she knows that they wont like it, given everything that has happened, and the last thing she wants to do is to cause problems between him and his family. Martin tells her not to worry. He says that he knows how to handle them. He then says that he has already shown her around, and asks her if she needs anything or has any questions. She says that she’s fine, she then asks him if he has wi-fi. He is surprised by the question but says he does. 

Back at Antonio and Gabriela’s house,
Antonio looks at Gabriela then asks her if they want him to look into the families of the three men killed. Gabriela looks at him nervously then says yes. Antonio asks her what exactly they want him to do. Gabriela says that that they need him to find a relative of one of the three men, who can help with their grand reveal. She says that the person doesn’t necessarily have to have studied make up or fashion, but they just have to be good at it. When she finishes, he doesn’t say anything. Gabriela asks him if he can do it. Antonio says it will be hard but he can find the best person possible. Gabriela thanks him for agreeing to do it. 

Later that night,
At Hernan and Adrianna’s house,
The air is still tense between Hernan and Adrianna. She is still hurt after the big revelations. She has moved out of their room and into Gisela’s room. Adrianna is in the sitting room, reading a book. Both girls, are asleep. Hernan leaves his room, and sits across from her but she doesn’t say a word to him. He says that he would like to talk to her. Adrianna stands and turns to go to her room, but he holds her hand. Adrianna turns and looks at him. He says that he will never get tired of proving how sorry he is and how much he loves her. Adrianna says that he deceived her for nearly four years, and it’s not something that can be forgotten easily. Hernan says that he knows and understands that and that’s why he wants them to work on rebuilding their relationship. 

Adrianna asks Hernan if there are any more secrets. He assures her that there is nothing else he is hiding from her. Adrianna says that’s good because after everything she has just found out, she’d never forgive him if she found out another secret that he had been keeping. Hernan assures her that things will get better, he then strokes her face and comes closer to her and kisses her. Despite everything happening around them and her still being hurt by him, Adrianna kisses him back.


The next day on Tuesday,
Martin meets Hernan and Gabriela in the morning. Gabriela looks at Martin and asks him what is going on. Martin says that he has something he needs to tell them. He then fiddles and says that he took Marianna to his house. Hernan and Gabriela are both shocked, especially Hernan. He asks Martin what exactly he is trying. Martin says that Alejandro is crazy and he personally witnessed him physically attack Marianna in hospital. He adds that Marianna is still recovering and she needs a more peaceful environment than her own house. Hector still very shocked and apprehensive, about the whole idea asks Martin for how long he plans to have Marianna in his house. 

Martin says that it’s a temporary measure as she recovers. He also adds that its also for her own safety, to make sure her former friends don’t try to take revenge on her or rope her into another of their schemes to hurt them (Hernan and Gabriela), Adrianna, Antonio or the children. Gabriela says that she is trying to understand what he is doing then asks him if he is sure about his decision. She adds that she can already imagine the reaction of everyone else especially his mother and their grandparents. Martin says that he just wants to help her. He says that he knows that it will be difficult and awkward for everyone to get used to, but he does know what he is doing. 

Gabriela looks at her brother and says that he has been very quiet. Hernan looks at Martin and asks him if there is something going on between him and Marianna. Martin looks at Hernan and says that he doesn’t have anything to with Marianna. Hernan apologizes. He says that given the fact that he was married to Marianna until recently, he wanted to know if he (Martin) had anything to do with Marianna while they were still married. Martin assures Hernan that he respects him too much to betray him. He then asks Gabriela if Antonio agreed to help them. She says that he did. Hernan says that’s good. 

Later during lunch,
Aurelio and Aranza are at the company cafeteria. They have just found out about Martin asking Marianna to move into his house, temporarily. Aurelio says that he is shocked, because Martin is usually the most responsible and sensible one. Aranza says that she is shocked too. She asks Aurelio if he thinks there is something going on between Martin and Marianna. Aurelio says that he knows Martin well enough to know that he would never have gotten into a relationship with Marianna while he was still married to her brother. He adds that Martin loves and respects him too much. Aranza says now Marianna and her brother are divorced and Marianna is going to temporarily stay at Martin’s house, anything can happen. 

Aurelio looks slightly horrified at the idea. Aranza shrugs and says that both Martin and Marianna are single. Aurelio says its awkward to think of that, but Marianna is very beautiful and his cousin isn’t blind and won’t be able to stay with her and not get tempted. Aranza sulks and glares at Aurelio. He looks at her and asks her what he did. Aranza says that he is not supposed to comment on another woman’s looks unless she is a celebrity, they are unlikely to meet. Aurelio smiles. He then strokes her face and says that he only has eyes for her, and she is the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. Aranza smiles. 


Meanwhile,
Helena is in her office. She has been restless ever since she found out about the twins being alive. What are they upto, what are they planning? She paces around, and then says that the people watching them have not seen any change, in the twins, Adrianna or Antonio’s routine. She adds that she needs to prepare for the upcoming war, once the twins get back their legal identities and start the process of taking back the company.

Meanwhile back at the mental hospital,
Gabriel is going through some old newspapers, to see if he can remember anything. They are newspapers from the day, of the accident that almost killed him. He is preparing for the day he will eventually reveal himself to the public. He needs to know enough about the important events in his past, if he is to have a future. He has a flashback in which a beautiful woman tells him she is pregnant. They are in a large spacious bedroom in a large mansion. He then looks through the newspapers on his desk. He says out loud Helena. He then says to himself that he will soon find out if she is as evil as everyone says she is. 

Meanwhile at Martin’s house,
Marianna is in the kitchen. She is making a sandwich and tea for herself. Her phone which was nearby rings. She picks it up, and sees an unknown number. She looks at it suspiciously but answers it. Immediately she hears the voice on the other end, she regrets that decision. It is the last person she wants to hear from- Alejandro. He calls her angel and asks her how she is.  Marianna folds her hands in fear and asks Alejandro what he wants. Alejandro says that he wants her. Marianna sighs, and says that she is tired of him, and just wants to rebuild her life with her daughter. Alejandro corrects her and says their daughter. 

Marianna says that Dianna doesn’t need him and neither does she. Alejandro sarcastically asks her if Martin will help her. He adds that she will go to jail for many years, and she will see neither Martin nor her daughter ever again. Marianna says that she has admitted her mistakes and she is ready to pay for them then hangs up and runs a hand through her hair.  She says that she just wants to be free from Alejandro.  Meanwhile he says that he will never allow either Adrianna or Marianna to be with anyone else. 

Later at Armando and Luisa’s house,
Martin is there with his mother, aunt, uncle, and grandparents. Clara asks him what was so important that he (Martin) wanted to talk to all of them alone. She adds that none of his cousins wanted to tell him anything no matter how hard she tried prodding them. Martin smiles. He says that he wanted to tell them himself. Anna Patricia asks him what he did. Martin says that he took Marianna to his house. Everyone is shocked at Martin’s words. Ramon asks Martin what he is trying to do. Martin says that Marianna is still in recovery, and he thinks that she will be safer not living alone. He adds that he saw Alejandro physically attacking her in hospital. 

Claudia looks at her husband. He knows what she means. Martin is just like him. Claudia then looks at Martin and asks him what his cousin’s especially Hernan think of Marianna moving into his house. Martin says that he already talked to them and made it clear that it is a temporary move, and that nothing has ever gone on between him and Marianna and nothing ever will either. Anna Patricia looks at her son. She tells him that she believes that he would never betray his cousin but now things are different because him and Marianna are both single. Clara says to herself that she will have to make time to talk to Marianna alone. 

Later at night
At Antonio and Gabriela’s house, she is there with the children alone. She watches the boys ran around happily. Her mind is on Martin’s announcement that he has moved Marianna into his house. Gabriela says that she knows Martin too well and knows that he would never have an affair with Marianna while she was still married to Hernan. She adds that now that they are both single and they are going to live together, things could change, and change very fast. She then adds that Marianna is very pretty and her cousin is testing his self control far too much. 

Gabriela looks at her phone and says that it was late and Antonio wasn’t back and he hadn’t told her he would be late or where he was. She adds that he took some time to forgive his grandmother and there is no telling how long he will take with her, given the extent of her lies. Gabriela then says given that he doesn’t sleep in their room, and spends as little time with her alone as possible, it might be a long time. She then says that she is going to do something about it and smiles. 

The next day on Wednesday,
At Isabella’s house,
She is in the living room when she hears a knock on the door. It is around one in the afternoon. She says out loud that she is coming and goes to open it. She doesn’t know the person and after greeting them asks them who they are. The person introduces himself and says that he is a lawyer and he was sent by Antonio (he uses Antonio’s full names Antonio Miguel Diaz). Isabella lets the lawyer in and they go to the dining room. Isabella asks the lawyer why Antonio sent him. The lawyer removes a bunch of papers from his briefcase. He then tells Isabella that Antonio wants her to sign the divorce papers. She manages to look shocked. 

At Montes De Alba Inc,
Adrianna meets up with Martin at one of the empty board rooms. She thanks him for agreeing to meet her. He says that its no problem and adds that he knows that it is something important. Adrianna says that she wanted to talk to him about Marianna and Dianna. Martin asks her what about them she wants to talk to him about. Adrianna says that given how much Marianna has changed, she would like to continue helping her get closer to her daughter, because despite everything she is Dianna’s mother. Martin asks her what she has in mind. 

Adrianna says that for the time Marianna is staying at his house, they could start with Dianna coming over a little as they see how she responds to Marianna. Adrianna continues and says they could increase the amount of time, Dianna spends with Marianna. Martin is a little shocked. He hadn’t even remotely thought about such a possibility. A child in the house? That would require a lot of work and getting used to.

Elsewhere at Montes De Alba Inc,
Hernan is having lunch with Aranza. She asks him where Adrianna is. He tells her that she wanted to talk to Martin, but wouldn’t tell him what it was about. Aranza smiles. Hernan looks at her and says that she knows what Adrianna wanted to talk to Martin about. Aranza says that of course she knows what Adrianna is upto, because she understands how her cousins mind works. Hernan says and she is nosy. Aranza rolls her eyes at him and says that she won’t tell him what she knows if he continues teasing her. Hernan says that he is listening. Aranza says that she is sure, her cousin wanted to talk to Martin about Marianna and Dianna. 

Back at Isabella’s house,
She asks the lawyer on what grounds Antonio is filing for divorce. The lawyer says that Antonio is using the grounds of cruelty, because of all the drugging, murder and baby switching. He adds that additionally he says that she used fraudulent means to get him to marry her, through switching the children. The lawyer says that he has the full details in the papers. Isabella says that she knows very well everything that she is accused of, and as always, she insists that she is innocent and she will prove that in court. Isabella adds that she married Antonio and she intends to respect her vows. 

The lawyer says that he would advise her the legal issues aside, to sign the divorce papers, and keep things civil, for the children’s sake. Isabella says that she will never divorce Antonio. The lawyer hands the divorce papers to Isabella. She glares at him and throws the divorce papers in his face. He kneels and picks them up. Isabella tells him to tell Antonio that she wont sign any divorce papers. 

Back at Montes De Alba Inc,
Adrianna says that she knows that this maybe too much for him because a child is a lot of work and commitment, and he hadn’t factored in Dianna. Martin admits that he hadn’t factored her in but it won’t be a problem. Adrianna asks him if he is sure. She warns him that while Dianna is a sweet child she can occasionally be like a mini version of her mother. Martin smiles and says that he will be fine. Adrianna says that she doesn’t want to bother him and intrude on his personal space. Martin assures her that it won’t be a problem. Martin looks sad, and Adrianna asks him if he was thinking of Emma and his child. He admits he was and says that it still pains him to think of them. He adds that every time he looks at any of the children, he can’t help but think of his child. Adrianna asks him if seeing Dianna every day will be too painful. Martin says that he will be okay. Adrianna places a hand on his shoulder.



Elsewhere at Montes De Alba Inc,
Aranza says that Adrianna probably wants to talk to Martin to see how they can arrange for Dianna to continue reentering Marianna’s life, starting with visiting her (Marianna). Hernan says that it’s okay and it’s in the child’s best interests. Aranza asks him how he feels about Martin asking Marianna to move into his house. Hernan says that’s it’s a bit uncomfortable, but Martin is an adult and he (Hernan) would like to believe he knows what he is doing. Aranza says that she doesn’t think that anything went on between the two when he was still married to Marianna, but now she is single and Martin is kind of single, so anything can happen while they are living under the same house. 

Hernan looks at his sister, and she smiles sweetly. Hernan shakes his head and while calling Aranza my crazy little sister, says that she comes up with the wildest ideas. Aranza says that its not crazy. She says that both Martin and Marianna are young and good looking. Hernan asks her what she means, when she says that Martin is kind of single. Aranza says that kind of single means that he isn’t in a relationship but occasionally sees someone. Hernan shakes his head. The ideas Aranza comes up with. 

Later in the evening,
At Martin’s house,
Marianna is in the sitting room. She looks at some of the pictures on the wall. In one, Martin is with his mother, in another he is with all his cousins, in another he is with the whole family, and in the last one he is with his grandfather. Her mind lingers on the picture where he is with his cousins. She says that his family is very close and the last thing she wants is to be the cause of any problems between them. 

Elsewhere at Helena’s office,
She is there with Carlos. She says that she is sure that the twins are doing something to prepare for their first meeting with the whole company board. Carlos says that they have people following the twins, Adrianna, Antonio, Aurelio, Aranza and Martin, so if any of them were planning anything they would have known by now. Carlos says that the only different things were Marianna moving into Martin’s house and Isabella, Horacio and Alejandro being served with divorce papers and none of those affect them. Helena says that she knows that, but she just can’t shake the feeling that the twins are planning something. 

Sometime later,
At Alejandro’s house,
He is there with Isabella and Horacio. By now, they have all been served with the divorce papers. Isabella says that they are not going to give up and just hand them over to each other. She adds that now that they know the twin’s real identities, they have to get a slice of that Montes De Alba pie. Horacio says that he isn’t letting go of Gina, he then pauses and says or maybe he should call her Gabriela. He adds that he won’t let Antonio have her easily or let go of her family fortune.


Later that night,
At Antonio and Gabriela’s house,
Gabriela is in the sitting room. So much is going on. Her life keeps on getting more and more complicated. She looks at her phone which was on a nearby table. She goes to it and picks it up. She says that she needs a breath of fresh air. She starts to walk towards the door and opens it. She hears her name and turns. It is Antonio. She turns and faces him. She then ignores him and walks past him. Antonio moves and holds one of her hands. She turns and faces him. He asks her if she is fine. Gabriela says that she is. He says that he was going to the kitchen for water, when he saw her leaving and was concerned because it was quite late. 

Gabriela says that she’s fine, and she just needed some air. She adds that she needs to go, but Antonio doesn’t let her leave. She asks him what he wants. She says that she gave his space, and now she wants her own. Despite still being hurt by her deception, he still loves her, and he wanted her. It had been so many days since, he made love to her, and living in the same house and not touching her, was pure torture. Gabriela struggles free but Antonio moves quickly and gently holds her again. She looks up at him. Antonio moves in and kisses her. Gabriela kisses him back then pulls away and increases the distance between them. She needs time to think. 

At Martin house,
Marianna is in the sitting room. She is unable to sleep. She has too much on her mind. She sips a glass of water. She is lost in her thoughts, and doesn’t notice Martin come behind her. He taps her shoulder gently and she doesn’t respond. Martin taps her twice again before she responds. Marianna apologizes and says that she was just thinking about everything and about her life in general. Martin says that its not a problem. Marianna asks him if he can’t sleep either. Martin smiles and says something like that. He then adds that he had something to tell her but was going to wait until morning. Marianna says that its no problem and he can tell her. Martin asks her if it isn’t too late for him to tell her. Marianna says that she is fine. After a pause, Martin says that he talked to Adrianna about her and Dianna. 

Marianna asks Martin what Adrianna wanted to tell her about her and her daughter.  Martin says that Adrianna wanted to continue bringing her (Marianna) and her daughter Dianna closer. He continues and says that Adrianna wanted to bring Dianna here a little at first and then depending on how well or how soon she bonds with her (Marianna), she can be coming over more often. Marianna looks horrified at the thought. Martin is shocked at her response, and asks her if she doesn’t want her daughter around. Marianna says that she wants that more than anything else. Martin asks her what the problem is. 


Back at Antonio and Gabriela’s house
Antonio asks Gabriela what the problem is. She insists that like she said, she needs her space as well. Antonio says that he has had time to think and he would like them to work towards rebuilding their relationship. Gabriela folds her hands and glares at Antonio. She says that he ignores her for days, and out of the blue, he wants to work things out. Gabriela says that maybe they can work things out later. She starts to walk towards the door to leave but Antonio hold her hand again. He says that he was very hurt and is still very hurt by her lies. Gabriela comes down. She says that she is sorry and adds that if he is still angry at her, he should let her be. Antonio says that it doesn’t mean that he doesn’t love her. He then strokes her face. He then leans in and kisses her. Gabriela puts her hands around him and kisses him back.

Back at Martin’s house,
Marianna says that his family especially him have done too much for her. She adds that she feels bad invading his house, and it would be too much to expect him to add Dianna into the mix. Martin says that he is doing this, because he wants to. He adds that bringing in Dianna won’t be a problem. Marianna tells him that he must not know what he is talking about because having a child in his house will disrupt his life. Martin says that its okay and he is prepared for whatever changes Dianna will bring. He adds that if Dianna is anything like her, he knows what he is getting himself into. He smiles. Marianna pokes his arm. She says that she is serious. Martin assures her that he is okay with Dianna coming over. 

Three days later, it is a Saturday,
In the city,
A boy, almost twelve is walking along a park clutching a piece of paper. He stops looks at the paper and then continues walking. It is the same boy Antonio hit a few years back, and who found Aurelio beaten up. He walks and stands at a nearby bus stop. 

Some time later,
At Antonio and Gabriela’s house,
Gabriela hears a knock on the door. She goes and opens it, and is surprised to see her sister and Aurelio. She is carrying Hannibal. She lets Aranza and Aurelio in. Gabriela puts Hannibal down and tells him to go to his uncle (Aurelio). Hannibal smiles and runs to Aurelio. Aurelio picks him up and plays with him. Gabriela asks them why they are here so early on a weekend. She narrows her eyes at her sister, and asks her what she is upto this time. Aranza rolls her eyes and says that she is a sweet angel. 


They then head towards the dining room. Just then Antonio comes in. He is carrying Ricardo. He asks Aranza what kind of crazy things she is upto this time. She rolls her eyes at him. Aurelio says that Aranza wanted to talk to Antonio, and was insistent that this was the safest place to do it. Gabriella is worried. What is Aranza upto?  She says that she just wanted to talk to him about a concern she had over the whole finding a relative of one of the three men killed. 

Meanwhile at Hernan and Adrianna’s house,
Adrianna comes into the kitchen and finds Hernan a little sad and pensive. She asks him what’s up. Hernan says that he was thinking about something. He asks her if she remembers the boy Antonio hit with his car years earlier. Adrianna says that she does. She says that she went along with Antonio and the child on some of the hospital visits and it was also him who found Aurelio when he was beaten up. Adrianna asks him if the child is okay. Hernan says that the child is fine. He says that it’s the child’s great grandfather who is unwell. He adds that the family can’t afford to properly take care of him. Adrianna asks him what happened to boy’s great grandfather. Hernan says that he was involved in a car accident and is a very serious condition. Adrianna is worried. She says that they should do everything they can to help him. She asks him if Antonio knows. Hernan says that he isn’t sure. 

At the hospital,
Renata Holguain sits down anxiously waiting for news on her injured grandfather. She is too nervous to do much. Through the tragedies the families had experienced he has been the pillar. First it was her uncle’s death, then her grandmother’s years later. Her parents Natalia and Damian come in. Natalia asks her where; her son Thiago is. Renata says that Thiago got bored sitting and went to the playground to stay there. Damian says that it’s been a bit of time and the boy isn’t back. He tells his daughter that she should check on Thiago because the child is very mischievous. 

Elsewhere at the hospital,
Santiago Holguain, is hanging onto life but barely. He is on the thin line between life and death. The doctors are busy, trying to save him. Santiago has a dream or vision of sorts. In it, he is a very bright place. He is sitting on a bench.  He looks at himself and is shocked to see that he has no injuries, no blood nothing.  Full of curiosity, he stands up and walks around. He calls around, and asks if there is anyone. He hears no response but continues walking on. He walks through some bushes and sees another person sitting by a small pond. The person seems oddly familiar. Santiago knows that he should be afraid. He is in a strange place, he has no idea how he got there, or how he got the clothes he is wearing and he is walking towards a stranger but he feels an odd sense of peace and calmness. As he gets closer, he calls out to the person. The person turns, and Santiago, cannot believe who he is face to face with. 


Back at Antonio and Gabriela’s house,
Aranza says that after everything Helena and Carlos have done, they wouldn’t just sit and wait to lose control of the company. She says that she knows them both well enough to know that they are schemers. Antonio asks her if she thinks that they are planning something against the rest of them. Aranza says that she isn’t sure, but it could also be possible that they are watching them to see what they are upto. Aurelio says that either way they need to be careful because of Helena and Carlos. Gabriela agrees and adds that they need to be careful especially if they are getting someone else to help them so that they don’t put that person or their family in danger. 

Antonio says that he has found the perfect candidate to help them. He adds that she is twenty-five, and is a niece to one of three men. He also says that she is a fashion design graduate and that he didn’t find anyone in the beauty industry. Aranza says that’s fine, and that they will find a way to work with her. She adds that if the woman can do a decent make up job, it will work. Gabriela says to herself that she hopes, that this plan works. Before anyone can say anything else, the doorbell rings. Gabriella says that she will get it. Antonio says that he will. Gabriela tells him to relax. 

She says that even if Helena and Carlos are following them, they wouldn’t come up and knock on their door. She then goes to open it. Aranza and Antonio follow her. She glares at them but walks on. Gabriela reaches the door and opens it. She is surprised to see Thiago. She welcomes him in, and asks him if his mother knows that he is here. Thiago smiles and says that he snuck out of hospital. He then greets Antonio and Aranza. Antonio tells Thiago to walk with them back to the dining room. 
 
Back at Hernan and Adrianna’s house,
Adrianna is with Dianna in her room. She tells Dianna that she has something to tell her. Dianna looks at her quizzically. Adrianna pauses for a second as she feels fearful of how she might say what she has to say next. She takes a deep breath and asks Dianna if she would like to visit her mother for a little while. Dianna looks a little confused as she digests the information. Adrianna says that her mother is out of hospital, and she would like her to visit her for a little while. Dianna asks Adrianna if she will leave her. Adrianna hugs her and says that she will always love her. She adds that Marianna is her real mother, and she should also spend time with her too. Dianna says that she will have two mothers. Adrianna smiles and hugs her. She tells her that she is a special child and that is why she has a lot of people who love her.  


Back at the hospital,
Damian comes back and tells his wife and daughter that Thiago, his grandson is not there. Renata begins to worry. What has her crazy son done? Where is he? Natalia says that it is strange for Thiago to leave and the way he loves his great grandfather very much. Renata says that the boy is definitely upto something. 

Elsewhere at the hospital,
The doctors are still trying to resuscitate Santiago, who is still in his dream state. Santiago is still speechless, unable to believe who he is seeing. Still shocked, he reaches out to Diego, his younger son. He asks him what he is doing out there. Diego says that he is worried about him. Santiago says that he is old and has lived to the end of his life. He turns and says that it was him and his mother who went too soon. Santiago adds that as much as he loves his (Diego’s) brother, niece and grandson, he has never gotten over his death and that of his mother. Diego holds his father’s hands, and says that he has missed him, his brother and niece, but life is for the living and he has to continue living because it is not his time yet. 

Santiago reminds Diego that it wasn’t his time yet but he was killed. Santiago adds that to this day, he believes that the accident that killed him, the other medical technicians and the rich man was no accident but was done on purpose to get the rich man’s money. Diego tells his father that he has made his peace with his early death, and wants him to do so. He adds that things have a way of sorting themselves out. Santiago insists that he is too old and wants to join him (Diego) and his mother in heaven. Diego tells him that he is still needed here, and things will get better. 

Back at Antonio and Gina’s house,
Gabriela asks Thiago who is sick. Thiago, says that his grandfather was involved in a car accident, and was badly injured. He says that he doesn’t think that his family can afford to take care of his grandfather. Antonio asks Thiago if the whole of his family is at the hospital. Thiago says that they are. Antonio tells him that they will have to call his mother because his family must be worried. Thiago nods nervously. He says that he knows that he might be in trouble but he loves his grandfather, so much and wants him to get better. Aranza asks Thiago, why he calls him grandfather while he is his great grandfather. Thiago says its because he hates being called great grandfather and caused a fuss when he called him that. Antonio says to himself that sounds like something his grandmother would say. He then tells Thiago that he can count on all of them helping. 


At Martin’s house,
Marianna is coming from the washroom when she hears Martin on the phone. She doesn’t know who he is talking to but she hears him asking about the condition of somebody who seems to have been injured in a car accident. She asks herself who he is talking about. She then walks into the room and he tells the other person that he has to go but he will call again for updates later. He asks her how she feels. Marianna says that she is fine. She asks him who he was talking about. Martin tells her not to worry. 



Marianna rolls her eyes. She tells him not to treat her like she is an idiot or a fragile egg. She says that she heard him mention someone being seriously injured and she would like to know. Martin says that there are some friends of theirs, whose grandfather was involved in a serious car accident and is in hospital. Martin adds that it was Hernan who called to tell him about it, while the boy’s great grandson went to Antonio’s house to ask him to help his great grandfather. 

Marianna asks Martin if he will go to the hospital. Martin says that he will. Marianna tells him that she will come. Martin looks at her like she is crazy. Marianna asks him why she can’t come. Martin says that she is still recovering from her accident and anyway Alejandro is crazy. Mariana asks him if those are the only reasons. Martin asks her what other reasons there would be. Marianna glares at him but asks him if Antonio came to know that family through his cousins. Martin says it didn’t quite happen that way. Marianna asked him what happened. 

Elsewhere at the hospital,
Before either Santiago or Diego can say anything, they hear noises and both turn around. Santiago can’t believe his eyes. He is looking at his late wife Victoria. He walks away from his son and goes towards his wife. He hugs her. She tells him that she wants him to continue living his life and not to mourn her or Diego forever. Santiago says that it pains him that their son was killed. Victoria says that he should continue living because justice is coming. Santiago asks her what she means. Victoria tells him to be patient. She says that justice may be delayed but it will always be served. 


She continues and says that he needs to go back, because their family needs him most now. Santiago asks her why she is saying that their family needs him most now. Victoria tells him that their family is going to grow very soon and he needs to be there. Santiago wipes away tears and hugs his wife. He then lets her go. Immediately he does, she begins to get fainter. He turns around and Diego too is getting fainter. They both grow fainter, until they disappear.

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Chapter 40




Several hours later,
Marianna is in her room. She is still thinking about finding out that Hector and Gina were the missing Montes De Alba twins. She says that she won’t judge them because she is in no place to judge anyone, and also because Helena and Carlos probably killed their father before trying to kill them and then stole their father’s money. She adds that if the same thing had happened to her, she would also want to avenge her father. Before she can continue, she hears somebody open the door. She waits to see who it is. It is Martin. Marianna’s breath is caught in her throat. He is just as handsome as he has always been. He asks her how she is. Marianna says that she is fine. He asks her if she has read the story about the twins. Marianna says she has. She says that it is trending all over. She says that he might not believe her but she feels sorry for what happened to them. Martin says nothing but smiles. She says to herself that he is just too attractive. She says that if things had turned out differently, she would have loved to be with him.

When Martin sees that Marianna’s mind has wandered off, he moves nearer to her, and places a hand on her forehead. She then comes back to the present and asks him what he was doing. He says that he got jealous when she wasn’t paying attention to him. Marianna smiles at him. She says that she can see that he is just as sarcastic as ever. Martin then says that he came to talk to her about something. Marianna asks him what he wanted to talk to her about. Martin says that he was just wondering what would happen once she was released. Marianna says that she will go back to her house. She then looks at Martin questioningly. She says that she finds it strange that he would come all this way, especially with everything happening, to ask her where she will go. Martin says that she will probably still need some kind of care, even after being discharged and he was concerned. Marianna tells him not to worry. She says that she will be fine.

Elsewhere,
At the mental hospital,
Due to the drama surrounding the revelations that Hector and Gina were the missing Montes De Alba twins, they were both unable to go and visit their father. However, Aranza does. When she enters his room, she goes and hugs him and starts crying. Her father hugs her too. It pains him to see her sad. She says that she doesn’t understand why her brother and sister had to lie straight to everyone’s face. Gabriel says that she herself told him that her mother is an evil woman who tried to kill the twins. Aranza says that her mother is evil but it doesn’t explain why they didn’t just say who they were when they came back into their lives. She adds that she can understand them having to go away as children because they were defenseless, but when they grew up, they should have told the truth. Gabriel says that maybe they shouldn’t have lied to everyone when they came back to the city, but their hearts were in the right place.

Aranza looks at her father surprised. She says that she can understand her siblings wanting to take revenge for their father’s death and taking back the company Helena and Carlos stole, but they would have prevented a lot of heartache and problems by telling the truth in the beginning. Gabriel says now that everything is out in the open, they can work on making up for lost time and getting back what is rightfully theirs. He then asks her if she is angry at her brother and sister. Aranza seems to think about it, then says that she doesn’t think she is. She adds that she is just so confused because it has been a long and emotionally draining day. She adds that she cannot wait to talk to them after, they have talked to Adrianna and Antonio because she wants to hear what they have to say. Gabriel says to himself that soon enough, she will know that she is his daughter.

Later that night,
At Antonio and Gabriela’s house,
Antonio was in his study. He had said very little to Gabriela since he came. He had come back late. It had been a very long day for him. He had always known that she was keeping something big from him but never in his wildest dreams would he have believed it was this life changing. She and her brother were the missing twins. There is a knock on the door and Gabriela comes in, He barely looks up at her. She says that she knows that she is the last person he wants to see but they have to talk. She says that she is sorry. He looks up from his laptop, then stands by the side of the desk facing her. He coolly asks her what else is left for them to discuss. He adds that the newspaper report said everything. Gabriela says that she wants them to talk and for her to tell him her story from her own mouth.  




Antonio says that it’s ironic that she wants to be honest now after lying to him from the moment they met. He asks her if she agreed to be his girlfriend on purpose, as part of her revenge plan. Gabriela is genuinely shocked. She asks him what he means. He says that Helena and his father killed her father, tried to kill her and her brother and stole her family’s company. He adds that most people in the same position would want to get back the company and carry out their revenge. Gabriela asks him what that has to do with them. Antonio says that it has everything to do with them. He adds that making him believe that she loved him was going too far.

Meanwhile at Hernan and Adrianna’s house,
Hernan had just arrived. He had wanted to give Adrianna time to herself so that she could process everything and cool down a little bit. He goes straight to their bedroom. Adrianna is sitting on their bed, reading a book. She doesn’t even acknowledge his presence when he enters. He goes and stands near her but still she ignores him. He puts the book she was reading aside. She then looks up at him. He asks her if they can talk. Adrianna says that its not like she has a choice. She then moves as far away from his as possible. He says that he knows that she feels hurt that he has been lying to her and he is sorry. Adrianna stands and then faces him. She says that a simple sorry won’t do it. She says that she believes that Helena and Carlos might have something to do with what happened to them as well as what happened to their father, on top of stealing their father’s company, but she has nothing to do with it.

Hernan says that he doesn’t blame her, and anyway she was just a child when everything happened. Adrianna says that it doesn’t seem like it. Hernan asks her what she means. Adrianna says that him using her. Hernan is confused and asks her what she means. Adrianna says that now that everything was out in the air, there is no reason to keep on lying. She then stands up from the bed and tries to leave, but Hernan moves quickly and blocks her way before she can leave. He says that he really has no idea what she is talking about. Adrianna wipes away some tears and tells him to stop the lies and just finally say the truth. He says that if she wants him to answer anything, she has to tell him what she is talking about because he has no idea what she means. Adrianna takes a deep breath and says that he doesn’t really love her and that to him she was just a means to an end, a tool for revenge. Hernan looks at her shocked.

Back at Antonio and Gabriela’s house,
Gabriela tells Antonio that she would never use anyone like that especially him. She says that she loves him too much. Antonio stares at her like he doesn’t believe a word she says. Gabriela tells him that she wouldn’t have agreed to be with him and have a child with him for revenge purposes. She adds that the love she has for him and the hate she has for his father are separate matters. Antonio tells her that it’s a bit hard to believe her given the circumstances. Gabriela asks him what he means. Antonio answers that he can understand them having to go into hiding as children because Helena and his father would have tried to kill her and Hernan again but as soon as they were old enough and reached the city, they should have told the truth. He adds the fact that she dated him without telling him who she was shows that getting revenge and the company were more important than their relationship.

Gabriela says that it wasn’t about her valuing revenge more than him. She says that things got more complicated. Antonio asks her if her brother came up with more sophisticated lies. Gabriela asks him what he is trying to get at. Antonio says that he knows her and her brother well enough to know that the revenge was his idea and he got her to agree to it. Gabriela glares at him and says that she is capable of making decisions for herself and that her brother didn’t manipulate her. She then adds that as much as she loves him, she won’t allow him to disrespect her brother. She then tells Antonio that she is done talking with him and tries to leave, but he holds her. Antonio tells her that he wants her to tell him anything else she has to regarding today’s revelations.




Back at Hernan and Adrianna’s house,
Hernan tells Adrianna that he really loves her, and that he didn’t pretend, to get revenge on her aunt. Adrianna adds that with everything happening, she doesn’t believe him. Hernan says that if he was that kind of a person he would have gotten revenge on Aranza. Adrianna says that Aranza is his sister, and he wouldn’t have done anything to her. She asks him if he did it because he felt that she and Antonio enjoyed the rights and privileges, that rightfully belonged to him and his sister. Hernan runs his hand through his hair. Adrianna could be difficult when she wanted to. He insists that he loves her and that he wasn’t using her. Adrianna still doesn’t look at him. Hernan says that things got complicated. He adds that things happened that they didn’t see coming. Adrianna turns around and asks him what he means. She then adds that if there is anything else, he should tell her now and end all the lies. Hernan sighs and says that his father is alive. Adrianna is shocked and asks him how that is possible when they were both at his father’s funeral. Hernan pauses then says that he will tell her everything.

Back at Antonio and Gabriela’s house,
Gabriela tells him that there isn’t much to say. She adds that like she said things got complicated. Antonio tells her to get to the point. He adds that he doesn’t want anymore secrets between them. Gabriela sighs, then says that her father is alive. Antonio stares at her wide eyed and surprised. He says that is impossible. He reminds her that they both were at her father’s funeral, all those years ago. Gabriela, says that she doesn’t know what happened but maybe there was a mistake at the hospital or it was on purpose, but her father and one of the emergency medical technicians, got mixed up and the technician was declared missing, and her father dead. Antonio asks her how sure she is that the man she thinks, is her father really is. Gabriela says that his DNA matches her brother’s. Antonio is shocked beyond words. He asks her where her father is. Gabriela says that he is in hospital. 

Antonio looks at her shocked. He asks her how long she has known that her father is alive. Gabriela says that she found out, one month before she gave birth. Antonio asks her why she would keep it a secret that her father is alive. He says that he is getting more and more confused. Gabriela says that all she knows is that her father survived the accident, and has spent the time since then in mental hospitals. She adds that it is John. Antonio says that he doesn’t understand her. Gabriela says that from what they had been told, when he was found, he had amnesia, and so they named him John. 

Back at Hernan and Adrianna’s house,
Hernan pauses for a few seconds and Adrianna insists that she wants him to continue because she wants to know everything. He adds that his father lost his mind, two years after arriving at the hospital, and had minimal recovery for years. Adrianna asks him what made his father suddenly go crazy. Hernan says that he isn’t sure. He says the time, his father lost his mind, was the time him and his sister went missing. He adds that some part of his father’s mind, recognized him and his sister from the newspaper and he probably went crazy after seeing one of the newspaper articles about what happened to them. Adrianna asks what happened next. Hernan pauses then says that the day, his father ran into Antonio and Gaby, was the turning point. He adds that his sister really looks like their grandmother did, at the same age, and their father must have recognized that. He then adds that his sister felt a need to help him without knowing the truth.

He pauses then adds that Gaby begged him to go with her to visit him and he was hesitant at first, but decided to go, if not for anything to watch out for his sister. He adds that a bond developed between the three of them over the following months. He continues and says that shortly before his sister gave birth, she saw a tattoo on their father’s arm of their mother’s name, and showed him her butterfly tattoo. Hernan then explains to Adrianna that the reason his sister got a butterfly tattoo was because their father nicknamed her butterfly when she was really young. Hernan adds that his sister let the matter rest until after she gave birth, when they carried out a secret DNA test using his (Hernan) DNA samples and that of his father. She says that his father regained his sanity quite quickly, in the months after they met him, and remained stable. He further adds that the memories came in random infrequent pieces, and were not helpful.

Back at Antonio and Gabriela’s house,
Antonio is still standing leaning on his desk. He asks Gabriela how much her father knows now. Gabriela says that their father knows everything. She adds that he knows that she, Hernan and Aranza are his children, and they have also told him about Carlos and Helena. She adds that he was talking to Aranza some time ago, shortly after he remembered her and her brother’s names, and Aranza told him their family history, and he began filling in the blanks. She adds that there was a risk that their father might relapse if he didn’t have closure on what happened to her and her brother, so they told him who they were. Antonio asks her when all this happened. Gabriela says it was around the time her brother got injured. He then asks her if Aranza knows that their father is alive. Gabriela says that she doesn’t. She says that she would like to tell her. Antonio says that’s fine because she is their sister anyway.


Antonio asks her if there is anything else. Gabriela thinks about it then says that’s pretty much the summary of everything. Antonio doesn’t know what to think. It is a lot to take in. He says that they could have told the truth as soon as they had found out about their father. Gabriela says that he was very sick, and Helena and his father would have tried to kill him. Antonio says that she sacrificed too much and there was no guarantee her father would recover. Gabriela shoots daggers at Antonio with her eyes. She says that she never got over her father’s accident and as a little girl, her greatest wish was to get another chance with him. She adds that when she found out he was alive, she knew that she had to do all she could to help him and get another chance with him. She says that she was separated from her father as a child and she wants her son and niece to have that experience growing up with him that she didn’t have.

At Hernan and Adrianna’s house,
She asks him if they knew about the investigation to uncover their true identities. Hernan tells her that Martin was told by Marianna and told them, a couple of days ago. Adrianna asks her if Marianna was part of it. Hernan says that he doesn’t know. He adds that with everything out in the open, that doesn’t matter. She then asks him what him and his sister will do next. Hernan says that they will have to talk to their sister and tell her about their father. He says that the next step will be to regain their legal identities and then hold a meeting with the shareholders, and reveal their father. Adrianna is surprised. She says that she thought that they would reveal their father a lot sooner than that. Hernan explains that their father wants to stage a big show and shock Helena and Carlos. Despite everything, Adrianna smiles. She says that his father is very much like his little sister. Hernan agrees. He adds that is something Aranza would do.

Hernan then holds Adrianna’s hands and she looks at him. He says that he is sorry for all the lies, but she can be sure that he loves her and that isn’t a lie. Adrianna removes her hands away from him. She says that she needs time to process everything. Before either of them can do anything, Hernan’s phone rings. He excuses himself and pulls it out of its pocket. He looks at it, and tells Adrianna that it is Marianna. He picks it up and greets her. She says that she has heard everything and she doesn’t want to waste his time or add to his problems. Hernan asks her if she is fine or needs anything. Marianna says that she is okay. She adds that she just needs to talk to him for a little while. Hernan asks her again if she is fine. Marianna says she is. She adds that some conversations cannot be had over the phone. Hernan asks her if Monday will be fine, because he has to talk to Aranza the next day, as well as just deal with the revelations. Marianna says that will be fine.

Saturday,
At Antonio and Gabriela’s house,
Antonio is in the house alone, as Gabriela has gone to speak to Aranza with Hernan. He is busy lost in his thoughts, when he hears a knock on the door. He says that Gaby has probably forgotten something. He goes to open the door. He is irritated to see the last person he wanted to see- Isabella. He asks her what she wants. She ignores that question and asks him how he feels with everything that has happened. She watches him flinch. Isabella pounces on that. She says that she is here for everything that he may need as he deals with Gina’s lies. She then adds or maybe she should call her Gabriela. Antonio says that she is in no position to judge anyone after everything she has done. Isabella says that it is pathetic that after Gabriela blatantly lied to him for all this time, he continues to defend her. Antonio tells Isabella that he is tired of her and her plotting and scheming.

He adds that he doesn’t want to ever see her again. Isabella sarcastically says that he must be so eager to be with someone who values revenge and money more than him. Antonio clenches one hand. Isabella asks him if she has hit a raw nerve. Antonio tells her that he is fast losing patience with her. He tells her to leave. Isabella says that she knows that she made some mistakes, but unlike Gabriela she loves him and they could be happy only if he gave her another chance. She then moves close to him. Antonio looks at her with disgust and moves away from her. He says that she loves no one but herself. He adds that she is a murderer, who should be in jail. Isabella denies killing Emma, drugging them or switching the babies. She adds that she is just a victim. Antonio glares at her.




Elsewhere, at Aranza and Aurelio’s House,
He tells her that everything will be fine. Aranza says that she can’t help but worry and be afraid of everything that will happen from now on. She then asks Aurelio if he knew about everything. Aurelio assures her that he didn’t. He says when his parents found her siblings abandoned in the forest, he was two years, and they probably decided not to tell him anything, probably to protect him from all that is happening. Aurelio adds that she loved both Hernan and Gabriela before she knew anything and that shouldn’t have to change. He adds that if anything, this should draw them closer. Aranza says that she knows but its all so much to process at once. Aurelio holds her hands in his and then hugs her.

Back at Antonio and Gabriela’s house,
Antonio tells Isabella that she is a crazy psychopath, and that he can’t wait to divorce her and be free from her. He says that she belongs in Jail. Isabella says that he should be fairer to her. Antonio rolls his eyes at her. Isabella says that she will never give him a divorce and allow him to be happy with Gabriela. Antonio folds his arms and asks her to leave. Isabella insists that she loves him. Antonio says that she doesn’t even love her son, and had the child for the wrong reasons. He says that what she feels for him is a crazed obsession. Isabella tries to touch him, but he recoils. He drags her towards the door and starts opening it. Isabella says that she can’t believe that he is humiliating her that way because of that silly girl. Antonio corrects her and says that he is treating her exactly how she deserves to be treated. He says that she is a pathetic, miserable human being. 

Isabella says that it is hypocritical of him to judge her and ignore Gabriela’s lying. Antonio says that she murdered Emma, and endangered his son, niece, Gabriela and Adrianna, with all those drugs she had them given as well as him and Hernan, which is much worse than lying. He says that any problems he has with Gabriela he will solve with her. Isabella sarcastically laughs, and says that she can see that he has already embraced her new identity. Antonio pushes her out of the door and locks it. He then takes a deep breath. He says that he cannot wait for all of the drama to end. As Isabella walks on, she says that Antonio will always be hers and no one else’s.

Meanwhile at the mental hospital,
Anna Patricia, has gone to visit Gabriel. They are in his room. He says that he cannot wait for his daughter to know that he is still alive and to finally reveal himself to the world and end his exile. She says that while none of them wanted the secret to come out like it did, that has already happened, and they have to deal with it, in the best way they can. He then looks at her. Anna Patricia asks him what is wrong. He says he was just thinking about her. Anna Patricia looks around uncomfortably. He was sitting on the bed, but walks upto the chair, and puts her hands into his. She looks at him and says that things are very complicated at the moment. She adds that he has just found out who he is, and found out about his children as well as all the evil things Carlos and Helena have done.

She adds that it isn’t the right time. Gabriel says that things are not about to get easier for any of them anytime soon. He adds that should not stop them from living their lives. Anna Patricia stands and walks to the window. Gabriel follows her and puts an arm on her shoulder. Anna Patricia closes her eyes for a second and then turns around to face him. They look at each other for a few seconds. He then runs a finger down how her face. He leans in and kisses her. She is caught off-guard but kisses him back.

Meanwhile,
Hernan and Gabriela, have arrived, at Aranza and Aurelio’s house. They are sitting in the dining room. There are some water and juice on the table. Hernan stares at his little sister a little nervously. Aurelio says that he didn’t want to leave Aranza alone, but he can go and give them some privacy. Gabriela says that its fine, and he can stay if he wants to. She adds that he too needs to hear this, because they protected him as a child by not telling him anything.  Aurelio looks at Aranza and she says that she wants him there. Aranza says that she just wants to know why they would come up with such a plan. She adds that she knows both Helena and Carlos well enough to know that if they (Hernan and Gabriela) had returned they would have tried killing them again. She continues and says that regardless, she doesn’t understand why they kept their identities a secret once, they returned. Gabriela looks at her brother. Hernan says that after Helena and Carlos tried to kill them and their father and stole the family company, they were devastated and wanted revenge.



Aranza asks them if Adrianna and Antonio were part of that revenge. She then adds that as much as she loves them both, she also loves Adrianna and Antonio, and she would be very disappointed if they played around with their feelings and she would probably never speak to them again. Hernan assures her that he really loves Adrianna and that he would never use her to settle scores. Gabriela assures her that she really loves Antonio and she would never do that to him. Aranza visibly relaxes. She then asks Hernan and Gabriela if the reason they kept the secret for all these years and even married Horacio and Marianna was to keep their identities a secret and continue plotting their revenge. This was it. The point they told their sister, that their father was alive. Neither Hernan nor Gabriela answer. Aranza folds her hands and sternly looks at the both of them.

Meanwhile at the hospital,
Marianna is walking around, in the room. She is much better, and can’t wait to be released from hospital. Just then, she hears the door knob turn. She sighs, and says that unless it’s a doctor or nurse, she doesn’t want any visitors. To her utter dismay, its Alejandro. He looks at her, smiles and asks if she expected her brother-in- law. Marianna rolls her eyes and asks him what he wants. He asks her if he needs to book an appointment to visit her. She says that she doesn’t want anything to do with him. He then moves towards her and says that whether she likes it or not, she is still his woman. Alejandro tries to kiss her and she struggles against him. Marianna says that she wants nothing to do with him. She adds that soon enough evidence will be found to send him, Isabella and Horacio to jail for murder. Alejandro holds her by her hair, and makes her face him.

He says that the statement she made against him and the others will be useless because they won’t go anywhere. He adds that she is just as guilty about the children and the drugging as the rest of them. Marianna tries to struggle free but still he refuses to let her go. He tries to kiss her again but she blocks him and the kiss lands on her cheek. She then tells him that all she wants is to build a relationship with her daughter. Alejandro corrects her and says their daughter. Marianna glares at him. She says that he has never loved Dianna, and still doesn’t love her. Alejandro says that she is no model parent either. He sarcastically asks her if she changed after almost dying or if she thinks it will make Martin love her. Marianna finally struggles free. Alejandro warns her and says that if he finds out that she has anything with Martin, he will make him pay. Marianna sighs.

Back at Aranza and Aurelio’s house,
Aranza looks from Hernan to Gabriela, and folds her hands. She says that she asked a simple question. Hernan looks at his sister in a silent plea to take charge. She rolls her eyes. She however faces Aranza and says that it wasn’t the main reason. She adds that something, a miracle happened that they hadn’t expected. Aranza says that she doesn’t understand. Gabriela takes a deep breath then says that it’s about their father. Aranza is even more curious. Hernan says that their father is alive. Aranza is shocked for a second then laughs. She says that is impossible. She adds that the two of them were old enough to remember attending their father’s funeral. Hernan says that there was also a missing body that has remained unaccounted for to date. Aranza says that she has read about that, and Antonio and Adrianna told her about it as well, but it was the body of one of the Emergency medical technicians.

Gabriela says that they don’t know how their father survived, or whether the mix-up was due to an error or on purpose, but he did survive. Aranza is confused. Her life has been turned upside down, in less than one day. She asks Gabriela how sure she is that the person they think is their father really is. Gabriela says that they carried out a DNA test and it matched. Aranza asks her if they used her DNA. Gabriela says that they didn’t. She adds that when they did the DNA test, she had just given birth, so they used Hernan’s instead. Aranza asks her where their father has been, and why he hasn’t tried to look for her. Hernan says that it’s a long story. Aranza says that she has time. Gabriela says that its someone she already knows. Aranza looks at her siblings impatiently. She folds her hands and says that she is waiting. Gabriela says that the reason they insisted that she start visiting John wasn’t because she was bubbly and good company for him but because he is their father. Aranza is shocked. She remains quiet for a while and Aurelio asks her how she feels. Aranza says that she is fine. She then says that she can handle the truth and asks her brother and sister to tell her everything.




Back at The Montes De Alba mansion,
Helena is still restless. She hasn’t been able to relax, ever since the news broke that Hector and Gina were the twins. Carlos tells her to relax. He says that they will retain the company and fight them. Helena asks him what if the twins have an ace up their sleeve. Carlos says that the twins aren’t capable of running such a huge company. He adds that they still have the support of the shareholders and years of experience behind them. Helena still isn’t comfortable. She says that things are going to get tricky. She adds that the only thing that can get worse is if Gabriel was still alive. Carlos sighs and says to himself that he needs to watch Helena because her fear and paranoia could lead her to make mistakes. He tells her that even if Gabriel survived, there was no way he was going to survive for long with such serious injuries, and died soon after and was buried some place. He tells Helena to relax. He says that there is no ace the twins can possibly come up with that they cannot deal with. Helena sighs and takes a deep breath.

Shortly after at Aranza and Aurelio’s house,
Aranza is beyond shocked. What she has just heard, is too shocking. Her father and siblings are alive. She takes a deep breath and holds a hand to her chest. She had always wished that her father and siblings had survived, and now to learn that they had all never died was just too shocking. Hernan wakes up from his seat and kneels by Aranza’s side. He holds her hands into his. He says that he is very sorry for all the lies that he told and that he hopes that she will forgive him soon. Gabriela comes and joins them. Aurelio has one hand on her shoulders.

Two days later it is on Monday,
Things haven’t improved over the past two days, and things were still tense between Hernan and Adrianna and Antonio and Gabriela. Later that evening,

At the hospital,
Marianna is in her room, when she hears a knock on the door. It is Hernan. He moves closer to her. He greets her and asks her how she is. She says that she is fine and then apologizes for being a bother to him. She says that with everything going on he has a lot to deal with and she doesn’t want to add to that. Hernan says that despite everything that has happened, he still wants to help her as much as possible. Marianna smiles. She says that she wanted to talk to him about something important. Hernan asks her what she means. Marianna says that she knows that Adrianna is hurt about finding out his true identity but with time she will heal from the hurt and the two of them will be very happy. She then adds that she doesn’t want to be a hindrance to that. Hernan asks her what exactly she means. Marianna says that she has hurt him so much and she is sorry. She says that she doesn’t want to do that anymore.

She adds that all she wants to do is to serve out her sentence, rebuild her life, and connect with her daughter. Marianna says that she wants them to get a divorce. Hernan is a little surprised. He says that they both knew that was going to happen at some point after Emma’s letter was found but there is no need to hurry. He adds that given her accident, and that she is still in recovery, he wants that to be the main focus. Marianna thanks him for worrying about her health and safety despite everything she has done. Hernan says that he is just happy that she got another chance to be a better person.

Meanwhile at the mental hospital, 
Aranza has gone to visit her father. It is the first time she is going to see him, since she found out the truth. She has reached the door. She takes a deep breath and opens the door. Her father was sitting on a chair, reading a newspaper. He turns when she enters. Aranza closes the door. She stands there. She can hardly believe that she is looking at her father. He stands and walks up to her. He calls her my little princess and hugs her. Aranza starts to cry. This was a moment, she had never thought would happen. He tells her not to cry because that was a happy time. She says that she is just overwhelmed because everything that has happened is out of this world. He says that he was unfortunately never able to see her growing up but he will be there for her from that day onward.




She asks him if he knows how he survived the accident. Gabriel says that he was probably rescued by some of the first people on the scene and they might have been afraid of something, like being accused of helping cause the accident or kidnapping him or he might have escaped. He adds that they can’t really be sure. Aranza says that she doesn’t want him to keep on living undercover. She adds that she wants him to come and regain his place at the head of the company. Gabriel smiles. He says that everything will happen in due course. Aranza says that simple is boring. She adds that they have to ensure that his grand reveal happens in a big way. Gabriel says that he had already suggested him showing up unannounced during her siblings first meeting with the shareholders and the board.

Back at Marianna’s room,
Marianna says that Isabella, Horacio and Alejandro are crazy and will never allow him, Adrianna, Antonio and Gabriela to be happy especially now that they know who him and his sister really are. She adds that she knows her former friends well enough to know that they will want a slice of his family’s money. She adds that she doesn’t want to be a part of that or to make the divorce nasty or problematic. Hernan thanks her. He says that he will help her as much as he can regardless of the divorce. Hernan asks her what will happen, after she is released. Marianna, says that she will go back to her house and await the trial. She adds that she negotiated a plea bargain on the other charges. She adds that she also wants to fight to prove that she didn’t kill Emma. She says that she wants to be a better person for herself and for her daughter. Hernan says that he is happy to hear that. Marianna says that she wants to get back into her daughter’s life. She adds that she is thankful to Adrianna for bringing Dianna to visit her as much as possible. Hernan says that him and Adrianna will take care of her daughter and love her in the meantime.  

Elsewhere at Gabriela and Antonio’s house,
She is there with the boys (Ricardo and Hannibal). She is playing with the both of them. For a moment, she forgets all the problems that she has. Just then, the door rings. She goes and opens the door. She is surprised to see Claudia. They haven’t seen a lot of each other since Claudia told Antonio what she did. Gabriela however welcomes her in. The boys hear someone and come to see who it is. Hannibal runs and hugs her. Ricardo follows him.

Back at the mental hospital.
Aranza tells her father, that it will be so much fun, to pull a fast one on her mother and Carlos, but because of the media circus caused by the way the expose on her brother and sister was done, they can’t trust just anyone because people are looking for anything about their family to sensationalize. Gabriel agrees with her. He says that they need to find someone they can trust to secrecy or someone who has a motive to remain quiet. Aranza paces around and then looks at her father. She then says that they should look into the families of the three men killed. Gabriel asks her how that will help them. Aranza says that they have more reason than everyone else to keep quiet. She then adds that they should look into their close family members and see who can help them make sure that his reveal goes on spectacularly. 

Aranza then adds that his appearance on that day, must also be on point because it is part of the whole show. Gabriel looks at her, and smiles. He says that she comes up with the craziest of ideas. She shrugs and says she is just like him. Aranza folds her hands and then calling her father daddy, she says that the plan was mostly for him. She adds that he has spent so many years locked up in the hospital, and has lost so many years of his life, and his reveal has to be done with a bang.

Back at Antonio and Gabriela’s house,
She is with Claudia in the Dining room. The children are in the playroom. Claudia tells Gabriela that she would like to talk about Antonio. Gabriela tells Claudia that she knows that she (Claudia) wants to talk about the revelation of her (Gabriela) and her brother’s secret. Claudia says yes and adds that it has been shocking for everyone involved and even though she hasn’t spoken to Antonio yet, she can only imagine how he feels. Gabriela looks pensive. She admits that Antonio was devastated and is still in shock. She adds that it hurts to see him that way. Claudia looks at her disbelievingly. Gabriela says to herself that she hopes that Claudia hasn’t come to cause trouble, because she has enough to deal with. As if she was reading her mind, Claudia says that she came because she has had a nagging worry since Friday and she (Gabriela) was the only one who could answer it.



Gabriela tells Claudia that she doesn’t understand her. Claudia folds her hands and says that she wanted to know if she (Gabriela) really loved Antonio or was using him to get revenge on his father, over her father’s murder. Gabriela looks at Claudia and tells her that she really loves Antonio. She adds that she would never use him or have a child with him as part of a revenge plot. She continues and says that her and her brother’s problem is with Carlos and Helena and not with Antonio or Adrianna. Claudia looks a little bit confused but visibly calms down.

The next day, on Tuesday,
Hernan and Gabriela begin the process of getting back their legal identities. Since the last time they were seen, they were children, a DNA test is done, as part of the process. They go with Aranza for that.

At the mental hospital,
Gabriel is in his room. All he wants to do, is to leave and be with his children, grandchildren and Anna Patricia. He says to himself that he also has to find out just what happened all those years ago and get justice. Just then Dr. Alves comes in. He asks Gabriel how he is. Gabriel says that he is restless. He says that he has to protect his children and grandchildren from Helena and Carlos. He says that he feels useless being in the hospital and not being able to do anything to help his family. Dr. Alves says that with everything being out in the open and with his remarkable recovery very soon he will be able to leave and go to his family. Gabriel says that he can’t wait for that to happen. Dr. Alves tells Gabriel that he hasn’t met anyone whose children loves them as much as his love him. He adds that all the sacrifices his children have done for him are remarkable. Gabriel admits that he is truly blessed. He adds that now it is time for his children to start living their lives and stop making such grand sacrifices.

The rest of the week flies by, and on Friday Hernan and Marianna’s marriage is dissolved.On Saturday. Later in the evening,

Marianna is in her room. She cannot believe it. Finally, she can go home. She says to herself that it feels like she has been in hospital forever. She moves towards the window. She is still in a bit of pain and moves while limping. She says that she wants nothing more than to rebuild her relationship with her daughter. Just then Alejandro comes in. Marianna turns and glares at him. She tells him that she made it clear the last time he came into her room that she wants nothing more to do with him. Alejandro tells her that he has to talk to her, whether she likes it or not. Marianna glares at him, and tells him that he has no part in her life. Alejandro walks towards her and holds one of her arms. Marianna looks up at him in defiance. He says that he has heard that her divorce with Hernan has been finalized. Marianna tries to free herself from him but he doesn’t loosen his grip. She then says that news travels fast. Marianna tells Alejandro that it is none of his business.

She says that Hernan and Adrianna deserve to be happy together. Alejandro smirks and says that her accident must have injured her brain as well. Marianna says that what he thinks isn’t important to her. She adds that she wants to rebuild her life. Alejandro says that all she cares about is Martin. Marianna is tired of Alejandro. He is crazy. She tells him that her divorce has nothing to do with Martin. She says that she wants to become a better person, and she is going to start by correcting her mistakes. Alejandro smirks and says that she realized that she married the wrong cousin. Marianna says that her daughter is now her first priority. She then tries to struggle, but Alejandro holds her tighter.

Meanwhile,
Hernan, Gabriela and Aranza have gone to visit their father, at the mental hospital. Gabriel is very happy. It is the first time since their secret came out that all four of them have been in the same place. Aranza has told her brother and sister of her plan. Hernan thinks that it is a good idea and Gabriela thinks that it is madness. Hernan looks at Gabriela and says that she was always the most boring one in the family. Gabriela glares at her brother and tries to wrestle him. Gabriel sternly tells both of them to stop it. He reminds them that they have to set a good example for their children and their younger sister. Aranza smiles. She is just so happy. This is a miracle she had never thought would happen.



Back in Marianna’s room,
While Marianna is still trying to free herself from Alejandro’s grip, Martin walks in. Alejandro momentarily loses concentration and Marianna seizes that moment to free herself. Martin looks at both of them, but especially at Marianna. Alejandro tells Martin that he has nothing to do there. Marianna tells Alejandro that it is he who has nothing to do there. She adds that he is an obsessive psychopath. Marianna starts to walk towards her bed, but Alejandro gets hold of her hand. He drags her back to him. When he sees this, Martin fights off Alejandro and frees Marianna. She goes behind Martin. Alejandro says that he can see what they have been upto all along. Martin tells Alejandro that he doesn’t care what he thinks. He then adds that he will learn to respect others. Alejandro tells Martin that it is he who will learn to respect people, especially those who are better than him.
Martin smirks at him. He then tells him that that he has had enough of him. 

He drags Alejandro out of the room. Alejandro tells Martin that he will pay for humiliating him. He then looks at Marianna and tells her that they aren’t done. Marianna moves towards her bed and closes her eyes. She then feels someone tap her arm. She opens her eyes and Martin is there looking at her. She then tries to move away from him but he holds her. Marianna looks at him. He asks her if she is okay. Marianna says that she is fine and thanks him for helping her. Martin asks Marianna if Alejandro has been harassing her. Marianna doesn’t answer the question and tries to walk past Martin. He asks her why she won’t answer him. Marianna turns and faces him.

Meanwhile at Antonio and Gabriela’s house,
Antonio is at home alone, when he hears a knock on the door. He says to himself that he hopes it isn’t Isabella. He goes and opens it and is shocked to see his grandmother. Claudia looks at him sternly. She says that it is rude to make her wait for long outside. Antonio says to himself that his grandmother is dramatic. He then smiles and lets her in. They begin walking towards the dining room. Claudia asks him how he feels. Antonio says that he is fine. Claudia gives him an I don’t believe you look. Antonio says to himself that he is in for an interrogation. Claudia asks him if he is alone. Antonio says that he is. He adds that the children are with Clara and Ramon and Gabriela went with her siblings to visit John. Claudia makes a face.

Back at Gabriel’s hospital room,
Gabriela looks at her sister, and says that looking into the families of the three men killed, will take a lot of time and expertise. Aranza says that isn’t a problem because Antonio is a computer genius. Gabriela looks at her siblings and father, and says that with things as tense as they are, it might be difficult. Aranza tells Gabriela that despite everything Antonio loves her and he will help her. She then adds that she (Aranza) is adorable and Antonio will listen to her. Gabriela rolls her eyes at her sister.  Hernan says that they can do this.

Back at Marianna’s room,
Martin tells Marianna that he wants to help her, but he can’t unless she tells him what is going on. Marianna says that she doesn’t need him to worry so much about her. Martin says that he can’t help but worry after what he just saw. Marianna says that she knows what he thinks of her and anyway she isn’t any of his concern. Martin says that he isn’t trying to judge her but he genuinely wants to help her. Marianna thinks about it a little then says that Alejandro has occasionally come here to bother her. Marianna says that he is a psycho, and she can see why Adrianna didn’t want anything to do with him. She adds that she feels even more guilty for everything she put Adrianna through with Alejandro. Martin says that she is working hard to become a better person and that’s what’s important. Martin says that even though she is being released on Monday, she still needs a conducive place to recover.

 Marianna says that he is being dramatic. She adds that she will be fine. Martin reminds her that her injuries were pretty serious. Marianna insists that she is okay. Martin tells her that he has an idea. Marianna asks him what it is. He says that she should move in with him. Marianna looks at Martin like he has lost his mind. Martin tells her that she is still in recovery and she needs a place where she can continue to recover in peace. Marianna says that she will be fine in her house. She adds that she can’t stay with him because it would be inappropriate, after everything that has happened. Martin admits that it would be a little hard to explain to other people but its in her best interests.



Back at Antonio’s house,
Antonio and his grandmother are in the study. Claudia says that she doesn’t understand the fascination the Montes De Alba children have with their mad friend. Antonio doesn’t say anything. He tells himself that his grandmother will know the truth with everyone else. Claudia looks at Antonio and asks him if he knows something that he isn’t telling her. Antonio says that there isn’t. Claudia gives him an I don’t believe you look, but says that despite how things are between them, she still loves him and worries about him. Antonio doesn’t know what to say. Claudia continues and says that she knows he was pretty shaken by finding out that Gina was Gabriela and she just wanted to make sure that he was fine. Antonio walks up to his grandmother and hugs her. She puts an arm around him.

Claudia tells Antonio that she will never get tired of saying how sorry she is for what she did and of showing him how much she loves him. Antonio tells his grandmother that she loves him too. Claudia then tells him to wait for her and she will make for him the milk smoothies she would make for him when he was a child. Antonio looks at his grandmother surprised. She shrugs and says that it may have been many years ago, but she hasn’t forgotten how she had to be creative because he refused to drink milk or eat bread. Antonio smiles at his grandmother. He says that she knows him well.