Kristen asks if Zende wants them to adopt him, and he nods shyly, then embraces his new parents. As Zende places a flower on his brother's grave, Tony and Kristen talk to Tisha about Zende's transition to a very different culture. Tisha reminds them that they are giving Zende a family, and Kristen marvels at their miracle. Kristen, Tony and Zende head for home. Rick and Bridget are worried about Brooke's state of mind. Amber thinks Brooke is leaving because she hates having Amber living with her. Rick asks Brooke what she decided about the stock transfer. Brooke replies that it's all in the letter and Connor will explain everything. Bridget assures Brooke that Deacon will take good care of her while Brooke is gone. Bridget tells Deacon that she'd give anything to know why Brooke is so upset. Stephanie wants Brooke to tell them how to reach her, but Brooke insists that she'll be checking in with Megan on a regular basis. Before she goes, Brooke wants to make it clear to the Forresters that she is taking a leave of absence, not resigning. Bridget notices that Deacon seems bothered by the situation with Brooke and is touched by his concern. Brooke runs into Deacon as she is leaving Forrester. Stephanie overhears Brooke telling Deacon that she hates him for what he's done to her life.