“Is Melissa better?” I start to ask when suddenly a force so strong is felt in the room that all eyes turn in unison towards it. Gasps and sighs are heard once the women start breathing again. Elizabeth turns and follows my gaze across the room.
Elizabeth smiles. "That sounds like an idea. I hadn't really thought of that but I'll definitely keep it in mind. Might be kind of confusing being as we have a new generation with the same names."
Another young lady raises her hand frantically and I point to her. "Please stand and ask your question" (before you slap someone).
She stands. "I'm dying to know what happened with Rose and Vince. Can you tell us what the phone call from his dad was about and why Rose wants nothing to do with him at the end?"
Elizabeth glances first in Vince's direction who sits tensely, his eyes hidden behind his dark glasses. His jaw seems to tighten as Elizabeth glances back in Rose's direction, who tries but is unable to hide the hurt in her eyes. "No I can't tell you now, but I will say you will find out everything eventually. I'll be making announcements on my website about it." The girl pouts and Elizabeth adds with a smile, "Soon. I promise." (Right, we know how Elizabeth loves to prolong our misery.)
I cock my head and listen to the message coming through my earpiece. "I'm being told our very special guests have arrived and are being prepped and mic'd backstage so just a couple of more questions before bringing them up.”
I walk over to another woman who's been waving her hand in the air since the question session started. "All right here's your chance. Ask away."
She turns in Brandon's direction with a bashful smile. "Do we ever get to find out what happens to Brandon?"
"Ah..." Elizabeth nods. "Ever since his part of the story came out I knew we'd be revisiting him. So for now the answer is yes, but any details about it will also be announced later." She winks. "Think of what not only him and Vince have in common, but Jacob as well. There's a connection, ladies, and it'll all come together and be announced at the same time."
"Okay," I say, my own heart speeding up with excitement (or fear). “They're ready for us. We'll hold anymore questions for Mrs. Reyes until after the show. Are. You. Ready. To meet the Moreno's and friends?"
The crowd breaks out in excited cheers while jumping to their feet. Some holding signs. "I (Censored word) love you,Romero!" another one "I need my Moreno fix!" I notice some of the supporting cast roll their eyes.