Beli meets the Gangster. Their first meeting is an explosive fight, because Beli screams at the man not to touch her or call her “morena.” Later on she falls in love with him, but what she doesn't know is that he is a married man.
La Fea is Gangster's wife's and Trujillo's sister, and orders her bodyguards, The Elvises, to kidnap her. They fail because the Then Brothers, working in the restaurant, came to the rescue. The Elvises assured that they'll be back.
"They killed my baby, Mama."
"Please calm down."
That same night they came back. Beli runs outside thinking it was Gangster. She soon realizes that it wasn't the Gangster. Unfortunately, the Elvises came back. This time no one was there to save her. They take her to the cane fields.
On the way there, they beat her up so bad. They punched her right eye, right breast, her lip was split, had a broken jaw. They beat her like a slave. When it was all done, she walked in pain to the middle of the road where band members found her. The lead singer lighted a match and in that splinter of light was revealed a blunt-featured woman with the golden eyes of a chabine. Only then, she knew she was saved.
She was taken to the hospital and when she woke up she started crying immediately. La Inca tried calming her down. The Elvises came back to their house and asked to speak to Beli. La Inca came back with a machete and the Elvises retreated to their car, laughing. They warned her that they will be back.
Next couple of nights they slept under the bed to protect themselves from the Elvises. La Inca told Beli that she had to go to New York where she will be safe. A couple of days later, La Inca takes her to the airport and gives her dulce de coco, which she doesn't throw away. What she didn't know was the man next to her in the plane would end up being her husband and the father of Oscar and Lola.