Rebecca Casey is flying from San Francisco, home to Boston. She is very worried and upset. She has just learned that her father is in a hospital.
What is it?
It's your father. He's in the hospital.
I have to call home. My father's in the hospital. May I use your phone?
Of course. There's a phone in the kitchen. It'll be quieter there.
When she telephoned the hospital, she knew she had to return at once. The situation was serious.
Oh, my God! Is he OK? Well, what did the doctor say? I will... I'll...I'll take the next flight out.
She was sorry to interrupt the Mendozas' retirement party. It was a wonderful celebration for a wonderful family Mr. and Mrs. Mendoza, the guests of honor; Ramon and his son, Alex; and, of course, Alberto.
Rebecca's thoughts about her father mix with thoughts about her life in San Francisco. Her new home at Nancy Shaw's house.
Here's to the beginning of a new life.
Classes and friends at music school. Her new job.
Great, I need to see what you can do. You can take over the softball practice today... right now, in fact... OK. Let me introduce you to the children.
Exciting times with Alberto.
Oh, my gosh. It's me.
Well, what do you think?
A new friendship with the Wang family.
Please, for you.
Oh, it's beautiful. But I... I can't accept this.
Vincent...Ni gao su ta ma yi ding yao ta shou xia lai.
My mom said she wants you to have it.
Thank you very much, Mrs. Wang.
Caring for Alex.
Alex, who's picking you up?
My dad. How come you have books?
Oh, I go to school too. I have a lot of homework tonight.
I have a big test tomorrow.
Uh-oh, what's it on?
Do you want me to help you study while you're waiting for your dad?
And getting to know Ramon.
By the way, I hope you save a dance for me.
I have to warn you, I don't dance very well.
Don't worry, I only do the slow ones. But I can teach you some Latin dances.
I'd like that.
All of it was overwhelming. Did she neglect her family in Boston? Did she miss signs that something was wrong?
Rebecca, how are you?
Are you all right?
I'm fine. Just a frog in my throat. So, how's school?
School? It's pretty tough, Dad. It's a lot of work.
She remembered her father never really wanted her to go to San Francisco.
So, what do you want from me?
Just your approval.
N-O. No way.
But in the end he supported her because he loved her.
If you ever need help, change your mind, or anything, remember we're here.
Thanks, Dad. Thanks for everything. I love you.
Ah... well ah... I'll miss ya, God knows.
Oh, my gosh. They accepted you. The San Francisco College of Music. Oh, Rebecca, I'm so happy for you.
All right, Mary!
Her best friend, Sandy, was excited for her. And her brother supported her decision to go to music school, too.
You're going to miss her, aren't you?
The truth, is it all right with you if I go?
They knew it was her dream.
Go for it!
And now her brother is alone with her sick father in a hospital room in Boston. Why did she ever leave her father and her brother? Why did she ever leave Boston? And what was she coming home to?
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