Mendez studied the photos of Amelia and himself. There was a photo of himself and Amelia at one of the mask parties. She had worn a white thin strapped gown that evening. A single tear slipped down his cheek as he recalled how Amelia came down the stairs wearing that gown and all he could think of was that she looked like an angel. The front door opened and from his vantage point he saw Julio hand over the packages to Rosa and the two women went upstairs. Julio entered the study and simply shook his head. "What do you mean by that?" asked Mendez as he put away the photos. "It's nothing jefe, I didn't mean nothing by that gesture," stammered Julio. Mendez stood up and walked over to his henchman. "You believe I'm being heartless to the senorita. I see now she has somehow charmed you didn't she?" Julio looked at his boss eye to eye. "I know why you are doing what you are doing Senor Mendez. But I also know that she's feeling the same hurt as you felt when Amelia passed away." Heading toward the bar, Mendez poured himself a shot of patron. "Lets get something straight, what I do and how I run things are my business. You work for me and as I recall when you allied yourself with me, you didn't have a therapist degree or anything of that nature. So keep your comments to yourself and just do what you are told. Now leave me and get the limo washed and polished inside and out." Rosa took out the gown and smiled. "Oh mijita this is a beautiful dress. She also asked Lena if she can open the velvet boxes from the jewelry store. Rosa gasped as she saw the Ruby necklace and hair combs. "I know exactly what to do with your hair that's if you allow me to help you get dressed." Lena wept as she sat on the bed. Rosa rushed over and embraced her. She rocked her as if she was a young girl and said some soothing words in her own language. "Its going to be okay senorita. You have someone that loves you? Ah yes I can see it as clear as day mija. Look I know what it is to love someone and you know what? The man that has your heart will stop at nothing to rescue you. For right now don't anger Senor Mendez. Keep to your faith and all will fall into place okay." The house servant spoke with such wisdom and for that Lena was very grateful and also appreciative. Drying her eyes, Lena went over and drew a hot bubble bath. "I will come after you are done senorita." Senor Mendez wore an Armani suit complete with a mask straight from the movie Zorro. He paced the floor and looked for the fifteenth time at the grandfather clock. "How long does it take to get ready? It's been a long time that something like this has happened," growled Mendez. Julio chuckled softly, "Senor it's been awhile since we've had a beautiful captive in the mansion. I'm sure she will.." Julio looked upstairs with his mouth dropped. Mendez looked and couldn't believe his eyes. Lena stood there looking as gorgeous as his dearly departed Amelia. The dress hugged every luscious curve of her well toned body. "You look beautiful Senorita shall we go?" Mendez asked as he held out his hand. Julio nodded as Lena reached for her captor's hand. Jim had made camp and just barely finished his meal when he heard the snapping sound of twigs. He slowly grabbed his A.K.A and hid behind the tress. "Hey do you think el jefe is going to kill the muejer? The other man's response was muffled. The two men came toward the camp and surveyed their surroundings. "We need to get a hold of Julio. He needs to be informed of this." Jim knew that he would have to take down these two men. He aimed his weapon and in just a matter of seconds the men were down. "Fernando! Fernando answer me, Que esta pasando? Fernando!" Julio was inside the limo when he was called. Again he called out to his men, but no response until an unfamiliar voice came on. "I'm coming for her and nobody is going to stop me." The line went dead and Julio's heart raced. The soldado Americano esta aqui. He's here and I know there's going to be a lot of blood shed. Julio looked at the mansion where he had dropped off his boss and Lena. Meanwhile Lena stood by Mendez's side. She smiled and was introduced to a variety of people. A slow dance began and Mendez guided Lena out to the dance floor. "You are doing a marvelous job as my date senorita." Then Mendez inhaled the fragranced silkiness of Lena's neck. "And you smell beautiful; it's too bad that we had to meet this way." Lena didn't utter a single word. She danced in this man's arms and felt like an enslaved puppet. Julio tapped Mendez's shoulder, "Perdoname, but I need to speak to you. Forgive me senorita." Mendez's friend's son Jose came over just before Mendez could leave with Lena. "Excuse me senor Mendez, but would you mind if I danced with your pretty date?" Rather than bring unwanted attention to himself, he smiled at the young man and gave Lena's hand to him. Lena smiled at the young man, but didn't miss the murderous look in her captor's eyes. "What is it Julio?" asked Mendez as he and Julio went out on the veranda. Julio told Mendez what he heard over the radio. "We need to get you and Lena out of here. The soldier isn't going to make this situation any easier on you boss." Mendez looked back at Lena who was laughing at whatever Jose had said. "Make sure the mansion is locked down tight. Put every man out on the grounds. I'll go make my apologies and leave with Lena. Go get the car and whatever you do, don't tell Lena anything do you understand me?" Julio nodded and went to get the limo. Being as casual and polite as he can Mendez went to get Lena and excused themselves. "I do apologize my dear, but we need to get you back. There's important matters that have been brought to my attention." Lena again didn't say a word and felt the tension in to limo. She knew that somehow Jim was behind this, but wasn't to sure about it. Yet still she prayed that this nightmare would soon be over and that she will be once again back home. Julio got them back to the mansion in record timing. Rosa escorted her back to her bedroom and bustled about like a mother hen. "Tell me senorita how was the party?" Lena stepped out of the dress and the strappy heels. "Everything went well Rosa. I behaved just like I had to. But right now I can go for a hot cup of milk and head on to bed." Rosa smiled and drew the bath. She gathered up Lena's gown and put away the accessories. It wasn't long before Rosa brought up a cup of steaming milk. Then she kissed Lena's forehead. "Sleep with the angels mija."