In a new storyline on Home and Away, Chloe Anderson is attempting to put a gap between Nikau Parata and Bella Nixon.
Since her mother’s fiancé Ari Parata sadly died earlier this month, Chloe (Sam Barrett) has been dealing with her grief.
As a way of coping with the sad circumstance, fans noticed some early indicators that Chloe was becoming unduly close to Bella (Courtney Miller) last week.
This was confirmed in Monday’s broadcast on Channel 7 in Australia, where viewers were given insight into Chloe’s fragile state of mind.
Nikau (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) was first annoyed when Chloe interrupted a romantic lunch for Nikau (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) and Bella at the Astonis’ farmhouse.
Nikau ultimately took a step back and left them alone to enjoy a movie marathon together, realizing that a frail Chloe needed Bella’s help more than he did.
Chloe wrote about her plans in her new notebook the next morning: “As a result, this is a fresh start. It’s time to look ahead and concentrate on the good.
“That’s good advice, right? It’s what Bella told me, and she’s the only one that I trust.
“I just wish that Nik would stop being so painful. I thought that bawling my eyes out in the bathroom would get rid of him, but no.”
Chloe then shot photos of a sleeping Bella in surreptitiously, narrowly avoiding being discovered by Nikau.
Nikau later told his uncle Tane (Ethan Browne) about his suspicions about Chloe’s current motivations.
He explained: “It feels like Chloe’s deliberately coming between me and Bella. She’s everywhere I look and Bella’s always taking her side.”
However, Nikau soon backed down as he conceded that his theory sounded “crazy” and he needed to give Chloe the benefit of the doubt.
Is Chloe’s goal just getting begun for a struggling Chloe?