The Bold & The Beautiful Update Monday 11/2/15
Written By Anthony
Pictures By Juanita
Zende looks through a clothing rack in Ricks office while he thinks about his last conversation with Nicole. Nicole walks in. She was hoping to find him. Zende feels that all she had to do was call. Nicole thought that he was mad. Zende wasnt. She knows that they left things sort of abruptly yesterday. Zende believes that was a good thing. Nicole knows that things were sort of tense. She just cant do anything because of the surrogacy. Zende needs her to hear him. She wants her to know that he understands what she is doing and admires her for helping her sister have a baby. Nicole knows that he doesnt want her to. Zende feels that they are a couple now and that he wants her for himself. Nicole thinks that he does have her for himself. Zende can see that none of this has changed Nicoles mind.
At the Forrester Mansion, Rick, Maya, Brooke, Eric, Julius, and Vivienne are all sitting around the coffee table in the living room. Eric feels that this is a big move for Vivienne and Julius. Julius doesnt think that this is how they imagined it. Vivienne thought that they would surprise everyone but then Maya surprised them. Julius guesses that Maya doesnt feel she has to keep him in the loop. Maya was under the impression that he didnt want that. Julius explains that this is the new and improved him. Maya knows that Nicole is involved now. Julius just wishes that they would take things into consideration. Rick believes that they have already done that. Julius doesnt think so if Nicole is still going to carry their child. Julius knows that Maya has gone through hard times and now she is a Forrester. Nicole is just a baby. She needs to be protected. Maya assumes that he means from her. Vivienne doesnt think that is what he is saying. What she is asking from Nicole is a big deal. Julius thinks it is too much. He just is asking that if this really is serious that they will ask someone else to be the surrogate. Eric knows that they have been going through this process and the doctor seems on board. Maya confirms that they are very on board. Everything has been going well. Brooke knows that Nicole was seeming a bit unsure of herself the last time they spoke. Julius asks if they could blame her. Eric doesnt think so at all. As parents they completely understand. Brooke knows that she is very young and is trying to find her way in the world and she is in a brand new relationship. Julius believes that they are in agreement with him. Rick doesnt think that they have pressured Nicole into anything. Maya has told Nicole countless times she doesnt have to do this. Vivienne understands but she is fond of Maya. Everything she has done for her. Vivienne knows that Julius speaks without a filter and she might not have approved of how he expressed his opinions but she doesnt disagree with him. Julius feels it was selfish to even ask. Maya asks if that is how she sees things. Vivienne believes that Maya is seeing things only from her perspective. It would be wonderful if they could have a child with their DNA. In order to do that Nicole would lose a lot of time. She could lose Zende and broken hearts last for life.
Nicole is sorry for disappointing him. She didnt want to do that. She promised her sister she would carry her baby and she cant go back on her word. She doesnt want to lose him either and this is all very hard. Zende is sorry for putting pressure on her. Nicole believes that he is allowed to have a voice. Ultimately though it is her choice. She doesnt think that this has to matter though. Zende asks how it couldnt matter. In a few months or weeks, she could be pregnant. Nicole wont be dead. She will still be around. They can take special care of the situation so she doesnt get swallowed up by the process. He said it wasnt a deal breaker if she carries her sisters baby. She hopes that he means that and wont walk out on her.
Rick reminds everyone that this is Nicole choice. It should only be hers. No one should be pressuring her. Not them and not Julius either. Julius will say what he wants. She is going to lose Zende. There is no doubt about that. Maya ask why he would even say that. Julius knows that no man is going to hang around while a girl has another mans child. Zende is a catch. As soon as the word goes out that Nicole is out of commission girls are going to be all over him. Nicole will be lucky is he remembers her name. Vivienne tells Julius to stop. Vivienne has something to say. She didnt come from a generation that encouraged women to find their authentic self. She was taught that you should marry a good man. A strong, God fearing man that can lead the family. She did that. She married Julius Avant. She let him lead her family. She lost Maya because of that. She can speak now and she is going to fight for her other daughter Nicole. She has to worry about Nicole. Maya can see that. Vivienne doesnt think that anyone other than Nicole will be sacrificing in this situation. Vivienne notes that pregnancy is not in a vacuum. There is a life growing inside of her. You fall in love before you give birth. Brooke is concerned by that as well. Nicole could very well grow attached and start to think of the baby as hers. Vivienne can only imagine the physical and emotional stress from having that baby. They dont know but they could assume. She wonders what will happen if they find out this is the only baby Nicole can have. Vivienne just thinks that she is asking too much. Julius just thinks no good will come of this. He wants them all to mark his word.
Zende promised that he would support her and try to hang in. She is about to be pregnant by another man though. Nicole knows. She knows how much she is asking of him. There is only so far their relationship can progress in the next year because she made a decision he is against. It isnt fair and then to ask him to wait. Zende knows that when they are this close it doesnt seem so hard. Nicole knows that will make it harder and she knows that and she is sorry. Zende doesnt want any of that. He isnt going anywhere. They will figure this out. Nicole wants him to promise her something. If it gets to hard or he needs some space to wrap his mind around the next change he needs to tell her. If she knows what is going on with him, it is easier to deal with it. Zende asks how he is doing so far. Nicole admits he is being brutally honest. Zende asks if it is too much. Nicole doesnt think it is enough. Nicole asks if they think they are going to be ok. Zende thinks that they will. Nicole has to get going. She has another appointment. Zende assumes it is another consultation. Nicole explains that this is actually it. It is the perfect time for her to be inseminated. Zende asks if the procedure is today. Nicole nods her head.
Julius wants Maya to listen. She has always been self-centered. He doesnt want her to get uptight or offended. He just wants her to listen. She did what she felt she had to do to be comfortable in her own skin. With Nicole though she is not like that. She is softer. She is a giver. Vivienne adds that is why she couldnt say no to her. Julius knows that she is a giver. She wants everyone to be happy. He doesnt want to Maya to take advantage of this. He isnt accusing of her doing this on purpose. He is telling her though. That is what she is doing. Vivienne knows that of course she would want to do this for her. She has changed her life. To give up her body though. Julius cant force Maya to do this. It is outrageous. Rick asks what Brooke and Eric have to say. Brooke gets the bond Maya has with Nicole. She is like that with her sisters. She would do anything for them including carry a child. Nicole is young but she is capable of making her own decisions. She knows that they have gone about this responsibly and they have had everything checked out. So she approves. She will support this. Eric doesnt know how to predict what impact this would have in Nicoles life. He has to agree with Brooke however. Nicole is well past the age of consent. There is nothing anyone here can do to make her do otherwise. Clearly the two of them have put a lot of thought into this and considered their options. Whatever happens they will be there for her and for him. Rick thanks them for their honest. Maya explains to Julius that his concerns are valid. She promises that they have thought of all of them. They however did not force Nicole to do this. She is so glad that she gets to live as her authentic self and because of her sister she gets to have a child with her genes. It is the greatest gift and she would be crazy not to go for it. She knows that Julius said he came to LA so that their family could be full. She hopes that he still means that not that the family is expanding. Maya stands up and Rick follows her.
Zende asks if she could really get pregnant today. Nicole explains that it could take a little more time than that but yes they are doing it today. Zende asks if she is sure about this. He knows that they wanted to make the process faster. Nicole points out that to help her sister have a baby is a gift to her as well. Zende can tell that she is doing this. Nicole wants to have their baby. Zende thinks that she is crazy to do this. He might have to get a little crazy too. Nicole thinks that she has to keep up. He hugs her.
Maya and Rick walk into the doctors office. Rick asks if she is alright. He knows that her parents came on kind of strong. Maya didnt realize that her mother was so concerned about this. Rick asks if she is having second thoughts. Maya says no. Unless Nicole says otherwise they are moving forward. Rick thinks that this is pretty amazing. He doesnt want to get there hopes up but if everything goes as planned today they are one step closer to what they want. Maya and Rick hug each other.
Julius asks how his number one girl is doing. Vivienne laughs and tells him that she hasnt been called that in a long time. Julius has been in remiss. Vivienne guesses that isnt the first time. Julius knows it probably wont be the last he is afraid. Vivienne isnt sure what to do. They cant get their daughters to do what they want them to anymore. Julius doesnt think that maturity is measured in numbers. As far as he is concerned Nicole is still his little girl. When she was home they could protect here. Now not so much. Maya should be protecting her little sister. Not taking advantage of her. Vivienne guesses that they dont see it that way. Julius knows that his girls dont agree with him. That isnt much of a shocker. He still thinks that he can get Zende to stop this mess.
Nicole thinks that he mother is changing. Rick asks what she means. Maya knows that she is old fashioned. Man speaks for the family and woman keeps her place. Not that she doesnt have opinions and she does express them. It is new and she was surprised. She guesses that they both think that they are selfish and unfair. She guesses she can understand it but they arent. Doctor March walks in and they all say hello. Doctor March explains that they are all set. So they can get started. Hey just need a specimen and the surrogate. Maya hasnt heard from her but she is sure that she will be here in a few minutes. Rick is sure that it will be fine. Nicole walks in and is sorry she is late. Maya asks if she is ready to do this. If she isnt then she doesnt have to. Nicole is fine. Rick promises that there is no pressure. Maya explains that there is no obligation them. She doesnt want to cost her the first serious relationship she is having. Rick would understand if she wants to back out. They would be grateful that she would have considered it. Doctor March tells them that she can give them more time. Zende walks in. Nicole asks what he is doing here. Zende notes that it is a big day for her and things change fast. He felt that this is something he should be here for. Nicole thinks that him supporting her means everything. Zende wont be stopping her so he is here to support her. Nicole says alright then. They should make a baby.
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