|How many problems can a love bear ?|
hours had passed since CC Capwell's departure from the Santa Barbara airport.
During that time he had tried to concentrate on his newspaper but he didn't
succeed. His thoughts always came back to the same subject: Sophia, his beloved
Sophia. He was happy that he would soon see her but on the other hand he was
afraid that Sophia wouldn't want to see him and he was worried because of
Giovanni's call. So many questions were running through his mind: Did Sophia
feel sick because of the poison Ken gave to her over several months? Was it just
a flue? Or, did the cancer come back?
was so afraid that this last question would be answered with yes that he tried
to avoid to even think about it but without success.
looked out of the plane's window while his thoughts faded away and he got lost
in his memories. He remembered the last Christmas they've spent together even if
Sophia was than married to Ken, they celebrated together. CC was sick worried
about her because she was ill; by than nobody was aware that Ken was poisoning
Sophia. The following day he met her at Gina and Lionel's place.
advice for a former wife?" Sophia asked him.
for the melancholy. There for the grace of god. Darling, those happy pills, your
comfort and your company, they are not your friends, baby, we are. We almost
lost you the other night but you came back to us for the grace of god. Don't go
back there anymore, it's cold and it's cruel and it's lonely out there. Stay
with us, right here, with us. Ok?" CC said and then he gave Sophia a hug and
Later that day they met at the orphanage and Sophia pulled him away from
the rest of the family because she wanted some explanations for what he had told
her that morning.
here! Come here!" Sophia said and reached out a hand for CC.
but for the grace of god?" Sophia asked.
CC took her into his arms and replied: "Not there, darling! Here! Right
smiled at each other deeply in love.
memories drifted further away to the time when he and Sophia weren't even able
to speak to one another. He remembered the day when Lionel told him that Sophia
suffered from cancer.
didn't come here to trade insults with you, CC." Lionel said.
why did you come for?" CC asked.
try to get you to ease up on Sophia!"
touching! How touching! Defending the woman you love!" CC replied.
don't know what she's been through lately, but she doesn't need anymore of your
about what her family needs from her? Kelly is sick, she's locked in a hospital
and no one can find Sophia! Maybe I looked in the wrong bed, he?"
a fool, CC!" Lionel answered.
well maybe, but just once. Just once, Lionel. I don't make the same mistakes
twice. You are welcomed to Sophia, she's all yours. I make no claims on her. It's
obvious who she wants."
it is obvious to everyone, can't you just admit that you love her."
ridiculous!" CC shouted.
not more ridiculous then your accusations and much more true. I'm asking you, I'm
asking you if you care about her just ease up on her."
not allow her to avoid her children when they need her most."
push it" Lionel said.
don't tell me how to run my family." CC shouted.
not? You obviously don't know how to do it yourself."
out of here!"
walked to the door and was angry at himself because he had just decided to tell
CC that Sophia suffered from cancer.
gonna do something that I never thought I'd do. I never break a promise to
What are you talking about?" CC asked.
promised that I would never repeat what I'm about to say, but I don't think she
should have to put up with anymore."
please, you're breaking my heart, Lionel!"
been through an operation for cancer, that's right cancer. That's what she's
keeping from you, CC. She was keeping it from her family; she didn't want to
CC's voice softened and a very worried look appeared on his face.
she had an operation to remove a cancer's tumor from her breast, she's having
radiation now and they think she's gonna be ok."
my god. My dear god" were the only words that came over CC's lips.
went through it alone, CC: She didn't want her family to have to put up with
anymore. She's still going it alone, so I think maybe the next time you wanna
make an accusation you'll think better of it. Heaven only knows she deserves
better from you."
was brought back to the here and now, because his pilot announced that they will
land on an airport near Milan in a few minutes.
the same time at the hospital in Milan, we see doctor Massimo talking to a man
who has turned his back to the door. The man is wearing doctor clothes and seems
I can't do that! I'm her doctor and I have to be honest with my patients. I can't
lie to her, and I would like to know your motives to fake her test results?"
he's no good for her! Everything that he has ever done to her was to hurt her.
And I don't think that he has changed."
are you so interested in her? Are you in love with her?"
none of your business why I care about her! But I tell you this CC Capwell is
not the man he pretends to be and it's just for her well-being if we keep him
away from her."
it seems like that she loves him! I don't really understand you!" doctor Massimo
did you ask her doctor in Santa Barbara to get her clinic reports?"
why should I?"
you didn't make your job like you should have. If you had asked for them you
would know that she was a victim of strychnine poisoning a few weeks ago."
what has this to do with her condition now? I mean I know that it could have
some effects on the ..., but I don't see why you're telling me this and I have
no clue why this should change my opinion on faking her test results."
I'll explain it to you. The Capwells claimed that it was Sophia's late husband
Ken Mathis who tried to kill her, but that's not true. Ken couldn't defend
himself because he was arrested and killed with poison in his jail cell. But I
can tell you who poisoned Sophia, it was CC Capwell and nobody else."
that true?" doctor Massimo asked.
I'll change the test results if this will help to keep that monster away from
her." Doctor Massimo replied but he didn't feel well with his decision.
doctor Massimo. You can't imagine how grateful I am for your help." The man
the Capwell Mansion in Santa Barbara, Mason, Eden, Ted and Brick were sitting in
the living room, since Kelly had run out of the house about 15 minutes ago the
rest of the Capwell children hadn't talked at all. Ted the youngest was the
first to talk again.
can understand that Kelly is upset because we think that mom and dad should work
this out on their own, but I must say that she behaved like a little child."
felt betrayed! I believe that Kelly thought that we would still stick together
like we did some years ago, when we arranged the surprise wedding for mom and
dad, but time has changed and we all have changed. Nothing is like it was, it
makes me sad to, but I know that I can't change it." Eden said and wiped away a
we should try to find her, I don't feel well knowing that she's somewhere in
this town, feeling confused and alone" Mason replied.
think you're right, Mason! I'm worried about her and about her state of mind.
You must know that I met her a few days ago at the Capwell Oasis and the only
thing she talked about was Joe. I can understand her, I mean there's not one day
that passes that I don't think about Amy, but the way Kelly talked about Joe was
like she hadn't really realized that he's dead since more than 10 years."
my god" Mason said.
go and look for her and I'll stay here if someone should call, ok?" Eden
Mason replied and he, Brick and Ted left the Capwell house.
my, oh my! What have you done Eden? For the second time you destroyed your
parents happiness. The first time you could comfort yourself that you did it
because you were mentally ill but now you have to face the truth you did it
because you were so damn selfish. You didn't want your father to know that you
were back in town because you were afraid that he would not let you go to Mexico
to look for Cruz and your children and with your hide and seek game you made
your parents life hell on Earth." Eden thought, she got up from the sofa, went
to the telephone, picked it up and dialed a number.
baby. How are you?"
feel very bad, mom!" Eden replied and couldn't hold back her tears anymore.
happened, honey?" Sophia asked and felt unease because she had once again left
her daughter alone.
it's because I destroyed your and daddy's happiness. I'm so sorry that I asked
you not to tell him that I'm back in town and that I asked you to come with me
Eden. It's not your fault, your father doesn't trust me and that's why we broke
up once again. I was so naive to believe that we could make it this time and
that we might have learned from the mistakes that we made in the past, but it's
not true. It was too good to be true."
you could work it out if you want too, couldn't you?" Eden asked.
I don't think so. We've hurt each other so much and I really can't make a
commitment to your father if he still doesn't trust me after all these years."
you love each other. And I know that daddy really do love you, that's because he's
so jealous about every man who dares to look at you."
Eden, but sometimes love isn't enough."
know but it's a basis, no?"
maybe would be if your father and I wouldn't have such a history. I mean we both
told a lot of lies over the years but it seems like we've never learned our
lessons. I love your father and I always will but it seems like there are other
things that matter more or are more important than our feelings for each other.
I don't know if you understand that?"
somehow understand it, you know that Cruz and I have also been through a lot
before we married, but we were sure that our love would be enough to help us
make it. Mom, if daddy would do everything to win you back and I mean really
everything, if he would really fight for you and show you that he didn't hurt
you on purpose would you forgive him?"
Eden, I think that you already know the answer, don't you? But I think that you're
not only talking about your father and me, but also about you and Cruz, aren't
momma, I still love him so much and I don't know if he'll ever be able to
forgive him for letting him and the kids down."
you did let anyone down, you were sick and I'm sure that Cruz understands that,
I mean you left Santa Barbara because you didn't want to hurt Cruz or the kids
in an uncontrolled moment!"
how you see it, but I'm afraid that he doesn't see it that way!"
I'm sorry for letting you down again, maybe it would be better if I'll think
about coming home in a few days."
I would be the happiest person if you would come home, but I can't ask you to do
so. I know that all the memories here would hurt you over and over again."
at this moment the doorbell rang and Sophia realized that Maria, the maid was
out of the house to buy some food for dinner.
there's someone at the door. I'll call you later and then we'll talk, ok?"
Eden, don't worry, it has nothing to do with you that your father and I had once
again a terrible fight, ok?"
I love you, momma! Bye."
love you too baby! Bye" Sophia said and hung up the phone, she went to the door
and opened it and was very surprised by what she saw.
are you doing here?"
had left her parents' house and was now at the beach, she went for a walk and
sat down somewhere on the beach, she looked to the waves and got lost in her
memories. She thought about Joe, the only man that she had ever really loved,
but their time together was too short, because there were always someone or
something keeping them apart. First they were separated for five years because
Joe was send to jail because there were evidence that Joe should have killed
Kelly's brother Channing. After more than five years Joe was cleared and they
found their way back together and even managed to marry, but their happiness
didn't last very long because of Peter Flint, Kelly's former fiancÚ who was
obsessed with Kelly and wanted to separate them. Peter killed Joe and Kelly
suffered from a nervous breakdown. Doctor Marcello Armonti was the only one who
could reach out to her at that time. Marcello found out that Kelly felt guilty
because of her mother's and Joe's death, so Marcello decided to show Kelly that
her mother was alive. Kelly remembered her first encounter with her mother in
the gazebo after 15 years, like it would have been only a few days ago.
"Kelly, it's doctor Armonti."
"I wanted to thank you, Kelly. For letting me know how you feel. I know
it's been painful for you but it helped me know what to do. You've been under a
terrible burden, Kelly. I can begin to imagine how horrible it has been and now
we are going to take it away from you. You and I and...Kelly, look at me."
"Please, leave me alone!"
"I don't think you want that, Kelly."
"I do... I don't ever wanted... I don't wanna hurt anybody else and I
don't ever wanted anybody else to leave me."
"Joe didn't want to leave you, Kelly."
"I Know.... But he had to...."
"Because I wasn't..."
"Because I didn't love him enough"
"That's not true, Kelly"
"Because I let momma go... That was my only chance to be with..."
"Because I killed her"
"No, Kelly, you did not. You were wrong, Kelly. Turn around!"
"It's all because of that, because she loved me and I didn't love her
"Baby don't ever say that" Kelly heard her mother's
voice for the first time after 15 years.
"I know how much you love me. I've always known that... Kelly? Baby I'm
"Marcello?" Kelly said while she turned around to face Marcello and she
saw her mother, she was really there.
his arrival at the airport in Milan CC was surprised to see Giovanni, the
gardener from the Armonti property waiting for him.
Giovanni. What are you doing here? Don't tell me that you brought Sophia to the
airport and that she left Italy?"
No! I'm here to take you to the Armonti property. I called the airport to find
out when you would arrive here, so I could take you to your wife as fast as
possible." Giovanni replied and a small smile appeared on his face.
very kind of you, Giovanni, but I will be honest to you, I don't think that
Sophia will be very happy if she finds out that you called me and that you
picked me up from the airport." CC replied.
worry about that, Senor."
the whole way from the airport to the Armonti property CC was thinking about how
he could explain to Sophia why he came to Italy without bringing up that
Giovanni called him to tell him that Sophia was sick. CC remembered how angry
Sophia was when she found out that Lionel had already told CC that Sophia was
suffering from breast cancer and that CC didn't tell her that he was aware.
honey I want you to come outside to see how I started decorate, you want believe
it." CC said and touched Sophia's arm but she pulled her arm away.
knew!" Sophia answered.
knew about the cancer before I even told you!"
didn't you say something? You knew about it and you let me to believe that you
were hearing it for the first time. You made love to me, CC. What was the real
reason for that? Was it love or was it just pity?"
memories drifted to the time when Sophia was in the hospital after that she had
collapsed at Ted and Lily's wedding. CC spent a lot of time at the hospital
trying to take care of Sophia even when she was married to Ken at that time. CC
remembered what he said to Sophia lying in her hospital bed while she was
It's me. CC. Come on you hear me. All I wanna tell you I wanna you to hang on to
with all your gut, ok? First of all I know I'm to blame for all of this, for
getting into this and letting it go as far as it went. I know Ken was no good
from the beginning, I should have kept him out of your live. I'm sorry, baby. He
won't get away with that I promise you. The second thing is... I realize now how
much I need you here beside me. I need your strength, I need you to open your
eyes and curse me all day long for ever leaving you in the first place. Please
baby, open your eyes...You do that and I'll never leave your side again. I
was torn out of his memories because the car stopped, CC looked around and saw
that they had arrived at the Armonti property.
just wanted to check how you feel today." Doctor Massimo explained because he
was surprised by Sophia's rude greeting when she opened the door.
sorry Doctor Massimo, it's just that I didn't expect to see you here. "Please,
come in." Sophia replied and led the doctor to the living room where they had a
you. You know after you mentioned the poisoning early on the phone I wanted to
check on you again and make some other test to be sure that the poison had no
effect on the test results." Doctor Massimo replied, he hoped that Sophia would
believe him, because after what the man who visited him at his office had told
him about CC, he was convinced that it would be better to make sure that CC
wouldn't get near Sophia anymore.
that's very kind of you, doctor Massimo. But what kind of test are you talking
want to make another blood analysis to make sure that all the strychnine is out
of your body. Because it could cause problems for your...." Doctor Massimo said
before he interrupted himself from giving Sophia more information because he
heard that somebody entered the house and was coming in the direction of the
would you please excuse me?" Sophia said while she got up from the sofa "I'll
just check if the maid is back."
left the living room and went into the direction of the entrance of the house.
She was thinking about what the doctor told her earlier on the phone and she had
to smile when she ran into CC who was walking into the direction of the living
are you doing here?" Sophia said. She felt confused, she was still angry at CC
but on the other side she was happy to see him and she wanted very badly to tell
him what the doctor told her earlier, she needed someone to share her thoughts,
her worries and her fears with. No that was wrong, she didn't need someone, she
needed CC, not someone else.
I wanted to talk to you. I want to apologize..." CC was interrupted by Sophia.
you have to wait I'm having a guest, would you mind waiting for me at the patio?
We'll talk later." Sophia said and returned into the living room where doctor
Massimo was still waiting for her. Doctor Massimo couldn't overhear that CC had
arrived and he knew that he would have to tell the man that CC was in Italy and
that Sophia might be in danger.
you got a visitor?"
yes, someone I have some things to discuss with" Sophia replied.
then. I won't take much of your time anymore. I just need to take some blood and
then I'll leave you. I'll call you as soon as I get the results."
that doctor Massimo had taken some more blood from Sophia to run some more tests
he left the Armonti property.
stayed in the living room for a couple of minutes thinking about why CC had come
to Italy and what he wanted to tell her, sure he had told her that he wanted to
apologize, but Sophia knew him so well that she was almost sure that he only
came there to convince her to come home with him.
remembered the evening when CC tried to seduce her while she was involved with
think I had enough champagne for one night" Sophia said.
means you can't drive home, doesn't it?" CC asked.
no, I'll be fine. I'll tell you that I had a lovely day with you and a lovely
evening. Thank you." Sophia said when CC turned around and handed her another
glass of champagne. "See, that looks like a seduction, that does. It does. Ehe,
that be so bad, mh?"
Where is my handbag, I know I left it here...."
upstairs" CC cleared his throat. "My bedroom"
want you to stay right here CC Capwell" Sophia said while she walked passed CC
to go upstairs to get her handbag.
CC didn't listen to her and followed her into his bedroom, without saying a word,
he came close and closer and they kissed passionate.
Come on Sophia you have to stop walking down the memory lane all the time, Sophia told herself. CC is waiting outside for you and maybe he really wants to apologize, I really hope he doesn't want to start another argument Sophia thought while she walked out to the patio.