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Sharon: And look at that one.

[ Both laugh ] What a clever idea for a scavenger hunt. And faith just loves this. Moses knows how to keep her guessing.

Nick: The kid went all out. He’s making us old-timers look bad in the romance department.

Sharon: [ Laughs ]

[ Sighs ] You know, this time last year, they both were coming to us for ideas on what to get each other. And I know you had a few romantic tricks up your sleeve back in the day. So, moses learned from the best.

Nick: He sure did.

Sharon: [ Chuckles ]

Nick: Hey, uh, thanks for the coffee and the conversation. I got to go. Vick is beckoning me.

Sharon: Oh, okay. Well, you better get going then.

Nick: Yeah. Hey, and tell moses to lighten up. He’s, uh, making the rest of us look bad.

Sharon: [ Chuckles ] Oh. Sally. You literally just missed nick, but I can go run out and catch him.

Sharon: Uh, actually, I’d rather you didn’T.

Lily: Hi.

Daniel: Hey.

Lucy: [ Chuckles ] Are you preemptively stalking me? ‘Cause I feel like you get to places before I do.

Daniel: Yeah. No, it’s probably more like, um, great minds?

Lily: [ Chuckles ] Yeah. Great minds. Happy valentine’s day?

[ Laughs ]

Daniel: [ Sighs ] Happy valentine’s day.

Lily: Yeah.

Daniel: [ Chuckles ] Well, here’s to flowers and candy and all the lucky lovers out there in the world. Hmm.

Nikki: I’m finally back. The planning committee meeting went very well tonight, and the genoa city bicentennial celebration is going to be the social event of the season. Everybody’s gonna want an invitation.

Victor: Yeah.

Nick: Darling?

Victor: What, dear?

Nikki: You seem lost in thought. What is it? Has something happened? …Will remain radioactive for years to come.

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Lily: Yeah, I didn’t think that my pep talk earlier magically fixed everything for you.

Daniel: It actually did help. You know, I’m trying to look at the situation without any anger I felt towards my mother for getting involved in the first place.

Lily: That’s good. That’s good. I mean, there’s no point being angry with her. It’s not gonna solve anything.

Daniel: Mm-hmm. You know, you said earlier that there might be some angle i could work to try and get things back on track with heather and lucy. Right now, I’m just trying to stop thinking with a wounded heart, you know, pick up all the pieces of the puzzle and put them back together, but… it’s really hard to let go of the hurt.

Nick: Wow, I guess society’s going all out for valentine’s day.

Victoria: Yeah. Looks like we’re both in for a big night of romance and passion.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] Hey, what’s going on with you and dad?

Victoria: I’m increasingly concerned at our father’s single-minded determination to bring adam back into the family and into the family company.

Nick: What’s he done now?

Victoria: Well, he told me that he was gonna give adam control of tucker’s empire if and when we get our hands on mccall unlimited. And he intentionally omitted that detail when he brought me on board for this takeover.

Nick: Yeah. I had a feeling dad’s plans for tucker’s company had something to do with adam. But the good news is, it doesn’t seem like dad’s looking to give adam your job. Look, if he’s gonna run tucker’s company, who cares? Doesn’t affect us whatsoever. It gives our brother something to focus on other than us.

Victoria: And sally, right?

Sally: Thank you for offering to track him down, but nick and I were together earlier, and I’m trying to keep this relationship from becoming all-consuming.

Sharon: I understand.

Sally: Yeah. I was just feeling a little restless, and I thought maybe some crisp night air and a hot tea might calm my nerves.

Sharon: So, what’s got your nerves so on edge?

Sally: It’s just that everything seems a little up in the air for me right now. Chloe and I have a chance of securing chancellor-winters for our new company as our first client. Jill seems interested, but that’s mainly thanks to nick.

Sharon: Oh. What did nick do?

Sally: He helped jill with some concerns that she had about my past, but he’s encouraging her to see that I’ve turned over a new leaf.

Sharon: And how are things between you and nick now?

Sally: Things are really good.

Sharon: Well, I’m really happy to hear that because that’s exactly what nick deserves — true, uncomplicated, stress-free happiness.

Sally: I really admire how close you guys have remained over, you know, the last few years. It’s rare between exes.

Sharon: Well, there’s no grand secret or magic behind it. We share children together. That’s a large part of it.

Sally: Yeah. I think it’s deeper than that. I mean, it’s pretty clear how close you two are. And, I mean, I’ve learned enough about your history to know some of what you guys have been through.

Sharon: Is there something that you want to ask me?

Sally: [ Sighs ] What happened? Why didn’t it last?

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Lily: You know what I think you should do? I think you should take a step back. You’re getting too lost in your emotions.

Daniel: Hmm. Any advice on how to do that?

Lily: I mean, think about the times in your life when things seemed hopeless and you found a way out.

Daniel: I gotta get out of here before it’s too late. I gotta get far away. You know, maybe I can go see my dad in europe or something, or — or maybe I can go to africa or — I don’t know — india, anyplace, anyplace that these people can’t get to me.

Lily: I’ll go with you.

[ Exhales sharply ] I don’t know why I just said that.

Daniel: Maybe because you’re a real friend.

Lily: I care about what happens to you.

Daniel: You don’t know how much that means to me, hearing that someone else cares.

Lily: I just wish that there was something I could do that — that is real to help you.

Daniel: Your hand touching my hand — that’s real. That’s real, and — and if i have to go away to prison or i have to run away from here… I’m gonna remember this moment right here, how this feels, you holding my hand.

Lily: Everything’s gonna be fine. You are going to get through this, I promise.

Daniel: I wish that I could believe you, but I just feel like my life is over.

Lily: No, that’s not true. It’s not. It’s not true. I don’t know how… but somehow I’ll help you.

Daniel: [ Exhales sharply ] You know, you were the one that got me through some of my darkest times.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Victor: The problem is that victoria cannot — she doesn’t understand my vision for the family. She doesn’t understand what i want to do with adam. I so want them to get along. I want my family to get along. Okay? And she cannot look beyond her own animosity towards him. It really — it upsets me to know that my children are at odds with each other all the time.

Nikki: Darling, I think perhaps you have misinterpreted the issues between those two.

Victor: Well, in what way?

Nikki: Victoria is not threatened by adam. She is wary of all the chaos he creates — for very good reason. From the first day he arrived in genoa city, he has done nothing but jump from one desperate situation to the next. He has proven that he can’t go very long without creating some kind of drama.

Victor: Okay, but — but I’m now trying to put a stop to all that.

Sharon: Well, victoria is very protective of newman’s success.

Victor: Yeah.

Nikki: The legacy that you created, the legacy that she was groomed to honor.

Victor: Okay, and she’s doing a damn good job of it.

Nikki: Exactly. So, since she is the head of the company, it is up to adam to win

her over, not the other way around. He has to prove to her that he can put the company and the family above his personal grievances. But, frankly, I don’t see that happening any time soon.

Sally: I’m sorry. I know what happened between you and nick in the past is none of my business. I cannot believe I even asked.

[ Chuckles ]

Sharon: Relax. I don’t mind talking about it, if you really want to know. Nick and I have made peace with our history, and I suppose we’re fairly open about it.

Sally: Well, I have to admit, I am curious.

Sharon: Well, nick was my first true love. And I was his. We met when we were teenagers, and from the start, we faced a lot of challenges. We struggled through more than any young couple should have to endure. But we were forced to grow up a lot together. And we had to learn the skills of forgiveness, patience, and understanding. And that’s the reason why our bond is still so close today.

Nick: Look, I already told you this. We’re not talking about sally. I’m out of here.

Victoria: No, no, no, wait! Sit back down. I promise I won’t say anything about her.

Nick: Well, that was easy.

Victoria: I am giving you, my dear brother, the gift of privacy in your love life on valentine’s day. Happy valentine’s day.

Nick: [ Chuckles ] Back at you.

Victoria: Besides, I’ve learned the hard way to not keep touching the hot stove. And who am I to talk after my latest romantic entanglement? You were the only person who stayed with me through that whole disastrous time. And even though you didn’t agree with my choice, you had my back. I want to do the same thing for you.

Nick: Thanks, vick. Your support is exactly what i need right now.

Victoria: So just know if — if there’s anything that you need to share or if you need help with anything, you can come to me. But I know that it has to be your decision, of course. So I’m not gonna push. I’m not gonna prod you for any information.

Nick: Sally’s pregnant. Sometimes, the lows of bipolar depression

Victor: Being a parent never gets any easier, does it? There’s always worry. There’s always frustration, you know?

Nikki: Well, I guess every child comes with their own set of unique challenges. But I think we’ve done pretty good with our kids…

Victor: Yeah.

Nikki: …Despite all of the trials and tribulations over the years.

Victor: That is because we have had each other’s back, okay? Ours is the kind of love that they write poems about and sonnets about. What?

Nikki: On that note, there’s something I want to show you.

Victor: Oh.

Nikki: I found this when i was going through some old photos and papers the other day. It’s one of the very first valentine’s day cards you ever gave me.

Victor: Really?

Nikki: I — I just came across it after all these years.

Daniel: You know, a lot of magic came out of all those hard times we were going through back then.

Lily: Yeah. But it wasn’t all hard for us.

Lily: Hey, guys, smoothest smoothies on the beach.

Daniel: What’s up, guys? Smoothest smoothies.

Lily: Hey, smoothest smoothies on the beach! Our smoothies are smooth.

Daniel: Get your smoothie!

Lily: [ Laughs ]

Daniel: We had a lot of good times together, didn’t we?

Lily: Yeah, we did. I mean, I wish it were all fun and games. Unfortunately, it wasn’T. But I think what came out of that was a strong and unrelenting love and support for each other.

Lily: Uh, what are you doing here?

Daniel: I thought you could use a friend.

Lily: Well, it seems like I’m not the only one. You want to talk about it?

Daniel: [ Sighs ] You got enough problems. You don’t need to hear mine.

Lily: [ Chuckles ] No. Please tell me. It will help take my mind off my own. Besides, I would like to help if I can.

Daniel: I know where — where daisy — I know where my baby is.

Lily: And now look at us. We’re still friends. We’re working together.

Daniel: [ Sighs ]

Lily: I mean, some of our best memories got me through some really, really tough times.

Daniel: Hmm. Well, we’ve had a major impact on each other.

Lily: Mm-hmm. I don’t think I told you this, but you’re a big part of why i am who I am today. Our friendship has definitely been an anchor for me.

Daniel: Yeah, I can’t take all the credit for that.

Lily: No. It’s true. What do you mean? You’re a great friend. You’re a great dad. You are. And I really believe that you have so many years of love and happiness to look forward to with your family.

Daniel: Well, I wish I could be sure about that.

Sally: Well, I knew you and nick had a long history together, but I guess I never realized how deep it actually went. No wonder you’re so protective of him. You probably think I’m not good enough.

Sharon: You know, nick and i have always been a great support system for each other. He was even my late husband’s best man in our wedding, and he was the one who stood unrelentingly by my side as i grieved for his death. And I don’t know how I would have gotten through any of that without him. So, yes, I guess I am very protective of him.

Sally: I get it.

Sharon: And I look at you, sally, and I see, you know, that spark, that fire in you. And from what I know about your past, I initially thought that you and adam were a perfect match, but now I see someone who has apparently learned from her mistakes. And I have to give you credit for trying to do better.

Sally: Well, thank you.

Sharon: All of that is so important and so admirable. I know that finding and bringing out the strengths in someone is one of nick’s strong suits. But I know that he can be kind of impulsive when it comes to romance. I’m not saying that to be discouraging. It’s just a fact to consider.

Victoria: You’re going to be a father again?

Nick: Or an uncle.

Victoria: Adam?

Nick: She and, uh, adam got together a couple months ago. It was like one last fling to see if there were any sparks left. Technically, she didn’t cheat on me. You know, everything was in flux with our relationship and then also her and adam’s, and… it just happened.

Victoria: And then what?

Nick: It was the end of their relationship. To sally’s credit, she was completely honest with me. Then when she definitively ended things with adam, I just — I just let it go. But then this happened.

Victoria: Are you okay?

Nick: Honestly, no, I cannot stand the idea of this baby being adam’S. It’s like sage and christian all over again. I guess this time I at least knew it from the beginning.

Victoria: Well, tell me something. Is this baby’s paternity a deal maker or a deal breaker? How do you really feel about sally? Unless you treat dandruff regularly,

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Nick: Honestly, I’m not sure. I mean, with everything that’s going on, she is an element in my life that makes me smile all day long.

Victoria: And you felt that way before you found out about sally’s pregnancy and the paternity issue?

Nick: Yeah. I mean, I was getting very fired up about what was growing between us, you know? It was refreshing and different.

Victoria: Well, clearly you — you feel very deeply for her.

Nick: I really do. And with a baby on the way, i can’t help but feel even more invested.

Victoria: Will that hold true even if the baby’s not yours?

Sally: Well, I know that even after everything the two of you have been through, nick kept coming back to you.

Sharon: Yes. Um, nick and I did reunite a few times over the years. But if you’re worried that that will happen again, you shouldn’t be. Nick and I are in different places now.

Sally: How so?

Nick: Well, I guess I’m ready for a journey of self-discovery. I think I’ve been building towards that since i successfully battled cancer.

Sally: And nick stood by you through all that, too, didn’t he?

Sharon: Nick was part of a wonderful support team that included rey and mariah and faith and several other people. But now I have to wonder — what is it you’re really trying to find out? Are you looking for some kind of confirmation that nick will stand by you in sickness and in health? Are you facing some kind of medical problem?

Sally: No, I’M… I’m not sick. I’m pregnant.

Victor: I remember this card. All I wanted you to know was how much I loved you.

Nikki: Well, that card said it all. And it’s really stood the test of time. The words resonate just as they did then.

Victor: I adore you. And I always knew that we would defy the odds, you know?

Nikki: Oh, yeah?

Victor: Yeah.

Nikki: Well, I seem to remember both of us having eyes for others from time to time.

Victor: Well, stuff happens, you know?

Nikki: Mm.

Victor: That didn’t make any difference to me. I knew my heart belonged to you. I always did.

Nikki: And this is where we have always belonged.

Nikki: We belong to each other, and no one and nothing can change that.

Nikki: Well, I’m not leaving.

Victor: You must leave.

Nikki: I have no place to go. There’s no place I want to go.

[ Inhales sharply ] I love you. And I’m never, ever leaving you again.

Victor: Some people think it’s our destiny to be together.

Nikki: I’ve heard that.

Victor: I shall cherish every day we have together. I shall try to surprise you every day…

Nikki: [ Chuckles ]

Victor: …And express my commitment to you over and over. I shall love you with body, mind, and soul, yesterday, today…for all times.

Nikki: I have lived the most incredible life.

Victor: Come home with me. There’s more to come, you know.

Nikki: Oh, victor. More surprises?

Victor: Sempre, amore mio.

Lily: Look, whatever I can do to help, whatever you need to help get your family back, I am here for you, okay?

Daniel: [ Sighs ]

Lily: Honestly, ’cause I want you to be happy.

Daniel: Thank you. It really does mean a lot to me. Mnh. Oh, my god. I feel like it’s getting colder than it was before. We should, uh, probably get back indoors where it’s warm.

Lily: Yeah.

Daniel: Um…thank you again, you know, for being here for me. You really are the best.

Lily: [ Chuckles ]

Daniel: [ Sighs ] Whew. Let’s do this. Lily, you coming?

Lily: Yeah. Yeah, yeah. I’m right behind you. Having diabetes can raise a lot of questions.

Victor: No matter how hard times were sometimes, we’ve always found our way back to each other, my beautiful, strong, independent, adorable wife.

Nikki: Mm.

Victor: So… this is to… remind you that, no matter what, I didn’t want this day to go by without telling you how much i adore you.

Nikki: Thank you. “To my darling — you are much more than my wife. You’re the light of my life. What would I do without you by my side? Even after all these years, you still manage to take my breath away. I love you. Happy valentine’s day.” Thank you so much, darling.

[ Gasps ] Oh, my god. Victor, what have you done? Oh, my god.

Victor: I’ll put it on you. There we go. There we go.

Nikki: [ Laughs ]

Victor: There we go.

Nikki: Ah.

Victor: There we go.

Nikki: Victor.

[ Sighs ]

Victor: There we go.

Nikki: You didn’t have to do that.

Victor: That’s the one to replace the one that they stole from me in chicago, you know.

Nikki: Oh, but you know we’re eventually gonna get that one back from the police.

Victor: Baby, let it stay in chicago. I want you to wear this here, you know? I want you to be reminded of how much I love you.

Nikki: I love you so much. Thank you.

Nick: If the baby isn’t mine, I don’t know what’s gonna happen. All I can tell you is my feelings for sally haven’t changed.

Victoria: I hope she realizes how lucky she’d be to have you as the father of her child. I am so proud of the compassionate and wise and caring person that you’ve become. I expect nothing less from you, even in the midst of this new relationship and this potentially growing family.

Nick: Thanks, vick. Your support means everything to me.

Victoria: So, what’s next? Have you decided how you’re gonna handle the results of the paternity, either way?

Nick: [ Sighs ] I don’t know. I’m just taking things one day at a time. I’ll figure it all out.

Victoria: I know I’m your older sister, but over the years, more often than not, you’ve been there for me. You’ve always had my back. You’ve always looked out for me. I’d like to do the same thing for you, nicholas. I’d like to be able to say to you that I’m happy you’re happy.

Nick: Then just say it.

Victoria: But would it be true? I meanI don’t nt tup nick to feel t

Sharon: Well, I don’t thinkt you need to worry about that with him. You can always count on nick to do the right thing willingly, happily. He loves being a father. It’s a trait that all the newman men have, even though I know that victor doesn’t show it very conventionally sometimes.

Sally: Yeah. I’ve noticed.

Sharon: But I don’t think you need to worry, you know, um, as far as nick goes. With nick as your baby’s father, you two will be in good hands, regardless of what the future holds for the two of you romantically.

Sally: Yeah. No, I know you’re right. I know the newman men tend to be very caring and involved fathers, but not all of them are great partners. And that makes all of this even worse.

Sharon: Well, I can understand how frightened you must be. But nick is the best partner anyone could have on this journey. This will be a newman baby, right? But there’s a chance the newman father isn’t nick.

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Sharon: So, this baby is adam’s, not nick’s?

Sally: [ Sighs ] Adam could be the father, but it’s not likely at all. Um, nick knows. Adam’s does not. We will find out the answer very shortly. So, if you could just keep this to yourself, at least until then.

[ Sighs ] I’m really sorry that I — I burdened you with this. I should not have told you.

Sharon: Sally, wait. There’s no judgment here. And your secret is safe with me.

Sally: [ Sighs ] I know how close you are with both nick and adam. So I’m sure this is awkward. And I’m really sorry for putting you in this position.

Sharon: Well, as promised, no judgment. You can trust me.

Nick: Even with all the questions surrounding this situation, vick, I’m very happy, happier than I’ve been in a long time.

Victoria: Alright. Well, then I’m happy for you.

Nick: Thanks. So, here’s the deal. The only people who know about this are now you, me and sally, chloe, and her doctor. So, if you tell mom or dad —

Victoria: Oh, no, you have my complete discretion. I promise. I have your back. I won’t let dad’s obsession with sally or this paternity mess with adam create a new and deeper rift in our family.

Nick: Well, that will only happen if we let it. So we don’t let it.

Daniel: Heather.

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