|How many problems can a love bear ?|
and Lily arrived at the Lockridge property to visit Gina, Lionel and the baby.
Mum!" Lily shouted when she opened the front door of the house.
they aren't here! Or maybe there are doing something important and we disturb
them, Lily!" Ted said.
would never disturb us!" Gina said while she entered the living room. "I was in
the kitchen to prepare Channing's lunch!"
On the phone you said that you have to ask me something and that you would make
you make me a favor?" Gina said.
on Mum! What's it?"
"I'm in the garden if someone should need me!" Ted said and left the room, because the discussion between Lily and Gina didn't interest him at all.
the house Lily and Gina were continuing their question and answer game. Gina
didn't dare to ask Lily if she would take care of her little brother the next
Mum, come on! Tell me what the matter is? You know that I hate that kind of
question and answer games, don't you?"
Lionel asked me if we could spend one or two romantic days in Los Angeles. And I
would love to go there with him, but it would be much more romantic if I could
let Channing with you and Ted?" Gina said to her daughter.
would be honored if I could take care of my little brother! Mum, you know that I
really love Channing, he's such a lovely boy!"
you so much Lily! But are you sure that Ted will agree to take care of
Channing?" Gina asked her daughter.
I am! He also loves Channing and not to forget he's Channing's grand
brother!" Lily said and laughed.
and Lily looked out of the window and saw Ted who was sitting on the bank and
was reading in a newspaper.
Gina noticed that Ted's habits were almost the same like C.C.'s and she remember how it was when she was married to C.C., before Sophia reappeared in Santa Barbara, every evening when C.C. came home from the office he sat down in a chair in the atrium and began to read the newspaper.
the same time at the Capwell mansion, Sophia was packing her suitcase in her and
C.C.'s bedroom, because C.C. had planed a romantic trip, but Sophia didn't
know where they would spend their trip. She remembered that she would have to
try once again to reach Eden on the Capwell yacht! So she picked up the phone
and dialed the number and this time she had luck!
Darling! I already tried to phone you but I couldn't reach you!"
Mum! I went for a walk on the beach! I've phoned with a special friend in
Europe and he gave me the address where I can find Cruz and the children!"
great! But I have to tell you something!"
the matter, Mum? Did something happen?" Eden answered and felt that she was
scared about her mother's answer.
didn't want to disappoint you, but your father wants to go on a trip with me
for a few days and...!" Sophia stopped and waited for Eden's answer! At this
moment C.C. entered the room and Sophia didn't realize that she wasn't alone
that's great! I hope you enjoy it!" Eden replied.
sorry, darling, that I can't keep my promise to meet you this evening!"
Sophia answered and C.C. who stood behind her felt that fury rose in him!
Thoughts run trough his mind, did Sophia betray him? Did she have a love affair
with Lionel like many years ago? Probably! C.C. was almost sure that Sophia and
Lionel didn't meet by chance in the Capwell Oasis! And why was she on the
yacht? Did she have a date with Lionel, his worst enemy on his boat? C.C. knew
that he had to talk to Sophia as soon as she had hanged up the phone!
Dear, I'm contacting you as soon as I'm back in Santa Barbara! I love
you!" Sophia said and hung up the phone; she turned around and looked at a
very angry C.C.. She knew that he must have been standing behind her for quiet a
long tome and he did hear what she said. Sophia knew that she would have to lie
to him if we would ask her about the call.
haven't realized that you came in!"
was on the phone?"
Could you please forget everything that you heard?" Sophia said and knew that
C.C. wouldn't give up until he had heard a plausible explanation, but Sophia
didn't know how to explain him what was going on without breaking the promise
she made to her beloved daughter who had finally found home after all those
years of worries and fears. She couldn't tell C.C. the truth because she
didn't want to hurt Eden once more.
that this Lockridge bastard?"
Sophia asked without believing what she just had heard from the man she loved,
he didn't trust her and Sophia was very hurt about that, because she was sure
that C.C. had changed, but he was the same man she had already left several
times. Sophia was disappointed and her eyes were filled with tears.
have an affair with him, haven't you? I saw you at the Capwell Oasis earlier
and I know that you were on MY yacht this morning to see him! It was he who sent
you the letter you received yesterday evening!" C.C. said and felt that he
become more and more furious.
couldn't believe that C.C. thought that she had an affair with Lionel.
are you talking about? Lionel and I, we are friends and there is nothing more
between us! We met by chance at the Oasis! You're right I was on the yacht,
but not to meet Lionel! Please believe me! I can't tell you whom I've met on
the yacht, not yet, but in a few days I will tell you!"
You want me to believe you? Again you're sleeping with my worst enemy and you
want me to believe you? No! I can't believe you!" C.C. said and went to the
door to leave their bedroom.
thought that you have change within the last years, but I was wrong! Do you know
what? I'm leaving and I won't come back if you don't change your mind
about Lionel and me! I love you, but I can't bear your behavior and your
jealousy anymore and if you don't trust me than it will be better if we
don't get married again!" Sophia said while tears run over her cheeks, she
took her suitcase and run down the stairs to leave the house. C.C. who became
angrier followed her and outside the Capwell mansion he continued with his
You dare to tell me that you love me and behind my back you are sleeping with
this Lockridge bastard just like you did so many years ago!"
"You're crazy! I swear there's nothing between Lionel and me, but you can't or perhaps you don't want to believe me! But in a few days you will see that I haven't lied to you, but than it could be too late!" Sophia said and got into her car and drove away.
the same time Eden was standing on the sundeck of her father's boat when she
discovered a man who came straight to the yacht.
he's here" she thought while she was still looking at that man with his
dark hair, she remembered his blue eyes, almost the same blues eyes as hers.
When the man finally arrived on the sundeck of the Capwell's yacht Eden came
straight to him and gave him a big hug.
I'm so happy to see you! I've missed you so much! Do you know that?" Eden said
still hugging this man.
I know and I missed you too! And what did they say when they heard that you're
mean Daddy and Momma?"
and the rest of the family!"
by now only Momma knows that I'm here! I begged her not to tell anyone that I'm
here!" Eden replied.
I want to find Cruz and my children! And I know that daddy wouldn't let me go
again if he would know that I'm back!"
That's how I remember him! Always caring about the persons he loves. How's Mum?"
fine! And I'm sure she'll be glad to hear that you're in town, Brick!"
I'll be happy to see her! I mean I missed her!"
know! Oh! I've almost forgotten to tell you the good news!" Eden said and a
beautiful smile appeared on her face.
the hell are you talking about?" Brick asked his sister.
know that Momma divorced daddy when I left Santa Barbara!?"
you told me when we met in Europe!"
you know what? They are going to marry again!"
great! Do you know when they will marry?"
Momma hasn't told me yet!"
do you already know when you're going to Mexico to find Cruz and the children?"
because I wanted Mum to come with me, but she's going on a trip with daddy for a
few days, she called me earlier to tell me that she has to go because he starts
to become suspicious!" Eden told her brother.
hasn't changed much within the last few years! Am I right?" Brick said and
"I think so! But I know that he loves Momma and the fear he feels inside that he could lose her makes him sometimes react like a fool! But he would never show or talk to anyone about it."
the meanwhile at the Capwell mansion C.C. was sitting on the sofa when Kelly
entered the house, she still wore her bathing suit! She immediately realized
that something happened and that her father was in a very bad mood. First she
hesitated but then she took her a heart and talked to him.
Did something happen? Are you in a bad mood?"
you're right in a very bad mood!"
the matter, dad?" Kelly asked.
it's a long story!"
time! Come on tell me what happened!"
evening you're mother received a letter from an anonymous sender and I begged
her to forget it and she agreed. But ... this morning she left the house she
told me that she had an important business meeting at Armonti Industries and
when I tried to call her later I was told that she wasn't at the office the
the meeting was elsewhere and she only forgot to tell you!" Kelly said.
I arrived at the Capwell Oasis because your mother and I had planed to have
lunch there together... I saw her with ... this... Lockridge bastard!"
sure they met by chance!"
do you ask my something if you have already spoken to your mother about it?" C.C.
said and became more and more furious because he felt betrayed not only by the
woman he loved so much but also by his daughter.
I haven't spoken to Momma today!" Kelly replied and thought that it would had
been better not to have started this conversation with her father.
sorry, dear! It hurts so much and it drives me crazy!" C.C. said.
and that's the reason why you sit here and mope?"
haven't finished, Kelly! When we had lunch I told your mother that I tried to
reach her at the office and she told me that she was on the beach, where we
first met! I believed her, but when I came home ... you know that Connor wanted
to talk to me and he told me that someone lives on the boat since a few days and
that someone has seen Sophia on the yacht this morning!" C.C. made a pause
before continuing. Kelly who had listened carefully to what her father told her
became very angry on Connor, why had he told her father this story without
speaking to her mother or to her. She realized that Connor didn't know her
father well enough to know how much trouble he could cause with what he told C.C..
you know the best? When I went upstairs earlier your mother was on the phone
with this... she didn't realize that I entered the... our bedroom. I heard that
she told him that she was sorry that they couldn't meet this evening because she
has to go on a trip with me and that she loves him ...!"
she has spoken to Julia or Mason!"
Kelly! When she hang up and realized that I was in the bedroom she asked me not
to question her about that call. Well we ended up in an argument and Sophia left
sure she'll be back for dinner! Maybe you two have to calm down and then...!"
"I don't think so! She told me that she'll leave me and that it would be better not to get married again if I wouldn't trust her, but how could I trust her ever again when she's sleeping with my worst enemy?" C.C. said and stood up to leave the room.
"Daddy! I don't believe that Momma has an affair with Lionel!" Kelly said and smiled, but C.C. didn't return her smile and left the room.
the other end of Santa Barbara Eden and Brick are still on the sundeck enjoying
the sun! They were talking about their time in Paris when they realized that a
car approached. Eden got up and looked into the direction of the car.
Momma!" Eden said to Brick.
I think it would be a bigger surprise for her if I hide for a few minutes and
than come out again!"
great idea!" Eden said while Brick had himself on the way to hide.
Mum! I thought you wouldn't find time to get here today?" Eden said to her
mother because she was astonished to see her mother because she thought that her
parents would go on a trip for a few days.
I don't want to get into that right now! Sorry, darling but I'm not in a very
something happen?" Eden asked carefully because she didn't want to push her
mother into a discussion.
all right! How do you feel? I mean how does it feel being back in Santa Barbara?"
good to be here again! You know there were times when I didn't want to come back
here any more because all those memories hurt so much! But let's talk about
something more pleasant!"
what do you want to talk about?" Sophia asked her daughter hoping that Eden
wouldn't ask her something about C.C. because his behavior has hurt her so much
and she didn't want to talk about him.
got a surprise for you!"
You know that I hate surprises?"
know that you hate to be surprised but I also know that you love to surprise the
people you love!" Eden said and a big smile appeared on her face.
out! It's show time!"
hadn't even finished her sentence when Brick appeared on the sundeck of the
Capwell yacht. He went straight to his mother and opened his arms.
lost son is back!"
Brick! I'm so happy to see you! How are you?" Sophia said while tears appeared
in her eyes.
took his mother into his arms.
fine! And you? Do you know that I've missed you?"
okay! Have you really missed me? I've missed you so much!" Sophia said while she
softly touched her son's cheek.
course I have! How's C.C.? Eden told me that you and C.C. are going to marry
stood there and didn't know what to answer because she knew that Brick would go
to C.C. and tell him the truth about Sophia's mystery-mongering if she would
tell Brick about the argument she and C.C. had. So she decided not to tell
anything about what happened earlier at the Capwell mansion.
C.C.'s fine! Eden already told you about the marriage?" Sophia said and looked
at Eden who seemed to be happy about the fact that her parents wanted to marry
now, let's talk about something different! Where have you been all these years?"
Sophia asked Brick.
first I went to the east coast to work there, but then I decided to go to Europe
and that's where I met Eden some years ago! I mean at that time she was
consulting a psychotherapist in Paris because of her split personality. And I
promised her to tell no one where she was because she didn't want to be a burden
for her anyone!"
I hope you can understand that? I mean I'm not proud of my behavior but I didn't
want to come back or to see anyone I love because ... I was so scared that I
could ... one more hurt ... or try to kill a person I really love from the
bottom of my heart!" Eden said and tears ran down her face.
I think I should better leave you alone for a while! And besides I have to look
for a flat where I can live!" Brick said and left the boat.
we don't have to talk about that if it hurts you too much!" Sophia said.
I only wanted you to know that I wouldn't to something like that ever again! I
love you, Momma and I always did but I was sick and filled with so much hate and
I couldn't deal with it!"
love you too, Eden!" Sophia said and embraced her daughter.
the same time Kelly arrived at the Santa Barbara Police department. She was very
angry about Connor and what he had told her father earlier that morning.
entered Connor's office at the department and directly begun to start her
accusations against Connor.
could you do this? Are you happy now?"
the hell are you talking about?"
have destroyed everything do you know that?" Kelly said and she was so angry
that tears appeared in her eyes.
please calm down! I really don't know what you're talking about! As far as I
know I haven't make a mistake or something that could hurt you!"
You told my father that someone has seen my mother on the yacht and that there
was also another person on the yacht!" Kelly replied in a very snobbish tone.
now I know what you're talking about! But I only told you're father that there
is someone living on his yacht since a few days and that your mother was seen
there too. I said nothing more, I swear!"
now my father thinks that my mother has an affair with Lionel Lockridge!"
Why? I don't understand that because I said nothing about Mr. Lockridge to your
saw Momma at the Capwell oasis with Lionel and ... earlier daddy and momma had a
terrible fight and now they don't want to marry again and momma left and told
him that she doesn't know if she will ever come back." Kelly was interrupted by
the ringing of the phone.
a minute I have to answer the phone, after that we'll go on talking, OK?" Connor
said and smiled at Kelly in love.
Officer Connor MacCabe's on the phone!"
Are you sure?"
you very much for informing me!" Connor said and hung up the phone, he smiled at
Why are you smiling like that? I don't find it funny or amusing!"
the call was from the person who told me that someone lives on your father's
boat! This person had some new information for me! I think you should better sit
down!" Connor said.
Did something happen?" Kelly asked and realized that she was afraid about Connor's
answer what would be if this person told Connor that her mother was on the yacht
with Lionel Lockridge? No, she didn't want to think such things, because she was
sure that her mother really loved her father and would never ever betray him,
please tell me what this person said! Perhaps it'll be some other bad news to
destroy our family!" Kelly said and realized that Connor felt attacked by her
this person knows called me to tell me that he's almost sure that the person who
stayed at the boat for a few days is ...!"
is it?" Kelly asked very impatiently.
your sister Eden!"
Eden's back and Momma knows this?"
I'll go to the yacht and see if it's really Eden who's on the yacht!" Kelly said
and took her coat and went to the door to leave.
Kelly! I'll come with you!
"Thanks Connor! And ... I want to apologize because I accused you of destroying my parents' marriage." Kelly said with a big smile on her face and that gave Connor a tender kiss.