|How many problems can a love bear ?|
following morning Eden and Sophia were having breakfast at their hotel. Eden had
already decided that she would fly back to Santa Barbara as soon as possible,
because she knew that her family was there and she wanted to see them again and
to give them the answers to their questions.
what do you want to do, now that you know that Cruz and the kids are in Santa
Barbara?" Sophia asked.
I want to take the first flight back to Santa Barbara! I've waited such a long
time to see them and to explain why I left and why I didn't come back home for
years!" Eden said and her beautiful green eyes were filled with tears.
understand that, your situations reminds me how I longed to see my family again
after so many years and to tell everyone of you that I was still alive but that
I didn't remember my family for so many years. I hope that it we'll be easier
for you to find a way back into your family as it was for me!"
I know that my reactions at that time were wrong but I knew how much daddy still
loved you and I didn't want him to be hurt again if you would leave us once
know! It was not your fault. I should have been honest telling everyone from the
first day on that I was back in Santa Barbara but instead I disguised myself to
find out if you missed me! I was so unsure about the love of my family when I
came back, because you, my children were grown up and I was sure that your
father had gone on with his life! It was so hard for me to see that he was about
to marry Gina, because I still loved him so much!"
you still do!" Eden replied not waiting for answer she continued "Momma, I want
you to come back home with me! I haven't told you yet, but I left a letter at
the yacht for daddy! In this letter I explained everything to him about your
mystery-monger and that I begged you not to tell anyone that I'm back!" Eden
said and a impish smile appeared on her face.
Eden! I'm coming back to Santa Barbara with you, but I doubt that there will
ever be a chance for your father and me to be together again!"
can you say that? You love each other from the bottom of your hearts and you are
meant for each other, because if you were not you could never have managed to go
so many tragedies without hating each other!"
Eden! Sometimes love isn't enough to keep two people together. As long as there
isn't enough trust between us we'll never be able to live together for sometime
without mistrusting each other. Darling, your father will never forgive me the
relationship with Lionel, I betrayed him with his worst enemy and I became a
child that wasn't your father's but Lionel's!"
you could give it a try once again! Or do you really want to be unhappy for the
rest of your life? I know that the happiest time of your life was the time you
spend with daddy! Besides I'm sure that he won't give up and try everything he
can to win you back!"
"Oh, dear!" Sophia said and deep inside she wished more than everything that Eden was right.
the same time at the Capwell mansion, Adriana, Chip and Cruz were sitting around
the breakfast table when C.C. entered the room. The kids were very quiet,
because they knew how much her grandfather suffered because he had lost the
woman he loved more than his own life. During the last night Adriana and Chip
got up, because they wanted to look after their grandfather, but C.C. had locked
the door of his bedroom and the kids heard that her grandfather cried.
Cruz and Chip replied.
morning grandpa!" Adriana replied and smiled at her grandfather in love.
morning my little princess!" C.C. said and tried to smile at his granddaughter,
but it was impossible, when he looked at her he saw Eden who might come home in
a few days, how would he tell her that her mother died! Yes since this phone
call all his thoughts were about Sophia in every little piece of the house in
every member of his family he saw something that had to do with Sophia. There
were so many memories in this house, from times when life was easy, when the
kids were small, before he lost Sophia for the first time. C.C. was torn out of
his thoughts when Mason laid his hand on his father's shoulder.
do you feel today, dad?"
do you remember how you felt when you lost Mary?"
I do! And I'll never forget all the pain I felt than, it was the hardest time I
ever went through. I know how much you suffer, because I know how much you loved
Sophia! That's the reason why I am here!"
don't understand what you mean, Mason!"
I'm going to arrange the funeral and if you don't mind I want to say a few words
about Sophia at the commemoration." Mason hadn't already finished his sentence
when C.C. already stood up and everyone saw that Mason had touched C.C.'s wound
not going to take part in this as long as it isn't proofed that Sophia was
really in this plane and that she died in the crash. And you're not going to
abuse her name or a memorial service for her to take revenge because I left your
mother for her!"
loved her too, even if I never told her, but it's true! In some way she was my
mother too, she always defended me in front of you, she was always there for me
when I needed her! I would never abuse the memory of Sophia!" Mason said and
left. Mason was very hurt by his father's behavior and now he could understand
why Sophia left him so often though she deeply loved him. It was impossible to
live in peace with C.C. Capwell.
are you so angry about Mason's offer to arrange a memorial service for grandma?
I mean we all loved her and we all want to say goodbye to her!"
as long as I don't have a proof that your grandma died in this plane crash I'm
not going to a funeral. Once I believed she was dead when people told me so I'm
not going to live in misery for years again. I'm not going to live without her
if there is the slightest chance that I can find her and that she's still alive!"
C.C. said and for the first time in his life he cried in front of other people
the only person who knew that he was able to cry was Sophia, but it seemed that
she had left him forever.
C.! What are you going to do now?" Cruz asked when his ex-father in law was
about to leave the room.
going upstairs to pack my suitcase and than I'll fly to the scene of accident."
you want someone to join you?"
"No, Cruz! I have to go through this all alone." C.C. said and left the room.
the other end of Santa Barbara, Brick was having breakfast with his niece Emma
in the Capwell Oasis, when Kelly and Connor entered the restaurant. Brick saw
them but didn't almost recognize his younger sister with in the years Kelly has
changed a lot. Now she looked more matured than the last time he saw her but she
still looked so vulnerable. She was dressed in black like she was after Joe's
death, Brick remembered that he already liked her at that time even if he didn't
knew yet that she was his sister.
that moment Kelly saw Brick and the little girl.
I want you to meet someone!"
Connor asked while Kelly led him to Brick's table.
Brick!" Kelly said.
stood up and took his sister into his arms. "Hi, little sister!"
that's my brother Brick! Brick that's my boyfriend Connor MacCabe. Officer
Connor MacCabe!" She said.
to meet you!" Brick said and the two men shake hands.
didn't know that you have another brother!" Connor said to Kelly.
I'm her half-brother and I left Santa Barbara many years ago! How are you Kelly?"
suppose you haven't read the newspaper today?" Kelly replied and tears ran down
something happen to C.C.?" Brick asked.
Brick!" Kelly took her brother's hand and led him away from the table where the
little girl was still enjoying her breakfast.
this your daughter?"
no! She's Eden's daughter! Kelly what happened! Please tell me!"
momma! She ... " Kelly didn't know how to tell her brother that their mother
died in a plane crash, she searched for the right words but was unable to find
them, so she continued "Momma died on a plane crash yesterday evening!" Kelly
couldn't go on.
are you saying? What about Eden? How's she?"
far as I know Eden wasn't on the plane! Why are you asking?"
Eden and Sophia decided to fly to Mexico yesterday!"
momma was on a flight to Italy and that plane crashed!"
did C.C. and Mum have an argument in the last few days?"
are you asking that?"
they had a terrible fight a few days and momma told him that she would never
come back to him."
now I think I understand!" Brick replied, he knew his mother too well, he was
almost sure that she booked a flight to Italy under her name that C.C. if he
would search for her would fly to Italy instead of finding her in Mexico where
she really was. It seemed that Sophia wanted some time to think about
are you talking about?"
me a few minutes and than I'll explain everything to you, alright?"
Kelly replied and Brick headed for the closest phone, he wanted to phone to the
hotel in Acapulco to talk to Sophia or to Eden. Brick dialed the number and
asked the woman who worked at the reception if Eden and Sophia Capwell already
had checked out and the woman confirmed their checking out. His last chance was
to phone Cruz, so he took his address book out of his pocket and searched Cruz's
number, than dialed it. It was Carmen, Cruz mother who picked up the phone.
is Brick Wallace!"
Brick how are you?"
fine. I just wanted to ask if you have seen Eden or Sophia in the last few days?"
Brick said and hoped that he was right by believing that Sophia joined Eden on
her trip to Acapulco.
they were here, but they left an hour ago, they wanted to take the next plane to
Santa Barbara!" Carmen said.
you very much, Mrs. Castillo! Bye!" Brick said and hung up the phone and went
back to the table where Kelly was waiting for him, he saw that she was really
What did you find out?"
wasn't on the plane that crashed yesterday! She was in Acapulco with Eden they
just about to leave and come back to Santa Barbara." Brick said and smiled at
his younger sister because he saw that she felt very relieved about what he told
how can it be that her name was on the list of the passenger of that flight to
"I'm sure she once again ran away from C.C.! I don't know what happened between the two of them, but I'm sure he has hurt her once too often."
An hour later C.C. Capwell was sitting in his private helicopter to fly to the scene of accident. He was feeling old, he began to realize that he might have possibly lost everything that really meant something to him. Eden came back into town but left before he could see his darling daughter after so many years that he hadn't seen her and now it seem like if he had lost Sophia forever. He remembered the last time he saw her, sure it wasn't a nice memory because the last moment they had spent together they argued. C.C. remembered Sophia's last words.
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!" C.C.
asked himself if Sophia should have had some kind of premonition when she told
him that. C.C. took a magazine to read in it, because he didn't want to think of
Sophia all the time it hurt so much. He didn't know how he would ever be able to
accept that she would never come back if he wouldn't find any proof that she
wasn't on this plane.
C.C. was lost in his thoughts; he couldn't even concentrate on reading a simple
article in a magazine. The only thing he could think of was Sophia, the love of
his life. He began to remember the good times, when Sophia came back after she
was in Italy for 15 years. He remembered their engagement when they were dancing
in the old atrium.
long have we known each other?"
the better part of our lives!" C.C. replied.
know! When I left here I lived in so many other places, C.C.! But this is the
only place that was ever home to me!"
is where you belong!" C.C. replied.
many memories, the kids"
were wonderful times!"
wasted too much time hating each other!" Sophia said.
come back and I'll make you forget all the angry years only remember the good
want too! I wanna come home, I missed my husband."
remember long time ago, sitting in the gazebo; do you remember what I said to
word!" Sophia replied.
this moment C.C. started to put the engagement ring at her finger.
ring is the symbol of my love, everything I have is yours, I want you to share
my live, my ...!"
was torn out of his thoughts because the pilot touched his arm and gave him a
sign to look down.
it is Mr. Capwell, the place where the plane crashed."
looked down and what he saw made him fear, there were pieces of the plane laying
around, there must have been a terrible fire when the plane crashed, the pieces
of the plane were black and a lot of trees in the whole area were burned down.
It was a horrible scene.
pilot looked for a place to land the helicopter and he found one not very far
from the scene of accident.
soon as the helicopter touched the ground, C.C. opened the door and got out of
the helicopter. He ran to the scene of accident and what he saw now was even
more horrible than what he has seen from the helicopter. Everywhere saw bodies
which were covered with white sheets; he went to one of the rescue men.
me, Sir! I got a phone call from the police station in Santa Barbara; they told
me that my wife was on this plane."
sorry, Sir. No one has survived the crash!" the man replied.
want to see my wife!" C.C. said and tears ran down his face, now he realized
that he had lost everything that was important to him.
it's impossible! All the bodies are burned and we haven't had time to identify
want you to phone the police station in Santa Barbara if you have identified the
bodies! I'm not sure if my wife ..." C.C. couldn't go on, because he saw the
rests of a suitcase that looked familiar to him. Slowly he approached the rests
and fear rose in him, he felt like he had lost control and that he could never
get it back. C.C. got down on his knees and saw the initials. SC.
lost her! It's my fault that she's dead! Oh my god how shall I live without her."
rescue man came close to him.
I do something for you, Sir?"
"No, just call the police station when you identified the bodies! I want to see my wife one last time!" C.C. said, got up and slowly went to the helicopter.
the same time Kelly, Brick and Emma, Eden's little daughter, were waiting at the
arrival terminal at the airport. The flight from Acapulco has landed a few
mommy coming?" the little girl asked impatiently.
baby! Soon you will see your mommy again!" Brick told the little girl and gently
touched her dark curled hair.
finally Eden and Sophia came out. Emma ran towards her mother and Eden who had
already seen her little daughter opened her arms to hug and lift Emma up.
baby! How are you? Were you a good girl when I was away?" Eden asked and smiled.
fine, mommy! And I was a very good girl, wasn't I uncle Brick?"
you were! Hey you two, can we talk for a minute!" Brick said seriously.
wrong Brick? I expected a warmer welcoming when I saw the three of you, didn't
you Eden?" Sophia said and smiled it seemed as if she wasn't as upset any more
about the fight with C.C. as she was when she left Santa Barbara the day before.
go to car with you, Emma! Alright?" Kelly said, then she hugged her mother and
her sister, took the little girls hand and then they walk towards the exit of
wrong?" Eden asked.
Sophia everyone believes that you died in a plane crash!"
Eden couldn't believe what she just had heard.
you booked a flight to Italy and that plane crashed yesterday evening!" Brick
have to go home and explain them that it was a misunderstanding!" Eden replied.
you're right! How's C.C., Brick?" Sophia asked. She couldn't act differently
than to ask how the man she loved felt.
don't know! I haven't talked to him yet! I was having breakfast at the Capwell
Oasis with Emma when Kelly told me what happened. Besides she told me that C.C.
had flown to the scene of accident to find any proof that you weren't on that
my god!" Sophia said as she remembered that she had ordered her secretary to
bring the suitcase with her initials to the airport because she wanted to send
some of her things to Italy because she had already decided the day before that
she would go to Italy after her returning from the trip with Eden.
wrong, momma?" Eden asked.
of my suitcases was on that plan, I asked Wendy to bring it to the airport
because I've decided to go back to Italy for a while."
"Let's go home and explain the whole story to everyone!" Brick said and the three left the airport.