Antonio goes upstairs, taking Raquel with him.Victoria is confused at Raquel's odd reaction; why hadn't she hugged and kissed her husband, wasn't she glad to see him?
Evil Max's mind began working furiously.
Inside Antonio's room, Raquel is tongue-tied when he tentatively tries to have a conversation with her. before she could speak, Max barges in to tell(it's a lie) that her sister was missing, a ruse to get her away BEFORE she could break down and tell his stepbrother anything, she hurries out leaving Tonio very confused. In the garden, Max warns both girls that about the consequences if they opened their mouths. Back in her room ,Raquel tells Martha that she disliked Tonio already, he seemed to be the type of man anxious to get her into his bed.
Next morning, Antonio sends a message to Raquel that he would like her to join him for breakfast in his room. Max slips into her room to coach her on what to say to Tonio, pleading with her to forgive him for his harshness and lies. Raquel coldly tells him she no longer had feelings for him.
Tonio receives her , noticing how nervous and tense she was and serves her tea. He asks her questions about their 'relationship' , she tells him they had met at Guadalajara, dated for 6 months and had a small civil wedding , with a promise to get married in church later. Antonio caressed her cheek, asking her if she loved him. Raquel mumbled, ' I... I want you to divorce me.'
Amused, he asked her for the reason behind the sudden statement, she replies that they had married without really knowing each other and it was best if they broke up now.
Later on, while answering Max's nervous questions, she notices a woman going up to the house. Max tells her it's Maura, one of Tonio's ' numerous' girlfriends'- as a way of discouraging Raquel from having any romantic notions towards Tonio.