IN LOVE WITH A SOLDIER
(What about you)
Cherry thought for a while as she looked into Elsa's eyes, but still didn't tell her the truth. She said, "Mom, I'm not lying to you. I told you that Jackson has a bad temper and that he's cold to everyone, and you can understand that some disagreements inevitably come up sometimes living together with him.
There's no need to worry about me."
Looking at her stubborn daughter, Elsa asked with dubitation, "Really?"
"Mom, don't you believe your daughter?" Cherry spoke to Elsa like a kid.
When Elsa saw that she couldn't get anything out of her daughter, she said, "It's okay as long as you're fine. Take care of Joe."
Cherry nodded, and said, "Mom, how about you go to the next room to accompany Joe? I have some business to discuss with my brother."
"Okay, I haven't played with my grandson for a long time, " said Elsa with a smile on her lips.
Cherry walked her mother to Joe's room, and Elsa stayed to play with Joe. Cherry and Wilson then left the room.
"Brother, let's go to the study; I'll have a word with you." said Cherry.
"Okay, " said Wilson.
Immediately after they entered the study, Wilson asked his sister, "Cherry, what happened? Why won't Jackson let you out of the house?"
Cherry then looked at Wilson, and seriously said, "Brother, I found out some things about Jackson's past; he doesn't want me to know about them, so he imprisoned me here in the house, and won't allow me to even go outside the door's threshold."
"What did you find out?" asked Wilson. He was somehow nervous, and thought, 'People who are so mysterious like Jackson must have plenty of secrets.'
Cherry didn't plan to lie to Wilson, because she believed him. She asked, "Do you know Sally He?" Wilson nodded.
"Something seemed to have happened between her, Stephen and Jackson, something related to their families, " said Cherry.
Wilson felt a little confused, but he didn't utter a word and listened to Cherry.
"I think that the key to this whole puzzle is in neither one of these three, but a mysterious man. Sally and Stephen must surely know him, and so must Jackson, " said Cherry, in an uncertain tone.
"How do you know that Jackson knows him?" asked Wilson.
"I found pictures in our previous apartment of Stephen standing together next to him, taken by Jackson probably while he was following them. I also discovered that Sally knew the man as well five years ago, " said Cherry.
"Have you also met him?" asked Wilson.
Cherry shook her head, and replied, "I've seen him from a distance. I didn't see his face, but I couldn't forget his silhouette and back."
Wilson thought for a while, and asked Cherry, "Did Jackson imprison you in the house because you know this man?"
Cherry shook her head, and said, "Not only because of this. Yesterday, I went to Stephen to ask him who the man actually is. What's his relationship with him? What's the relationship between him and Sally? Why had Jackson followed the man and Stephen and photographed them? I want to find the answers to all of these questions."
Cherry stopped for a moment, and then continued to say, "But when I went to Stephen, I found him and Sally sitting together and quietly chatting. He was afraid that Sally would do something to me, so he took me to the hotel across the street. I got to ask him all of these questions, but Jackson rushed in before he had the chance to tell me the story."
"Did he see you two in the hotel?" asked Wilson.
Cherry nodded, and said, "He first beat Stephen to a pulp and then asked Bobby to bring me back home."
Wilson fell silent after he heard Cherry's words.
"He was angry that I was in the hotel with Stephen, and he didn't want me to know anything about him." Cherry then remembered Jackson's words in the hotel, and a shiver went down her spine.
"Cherry, I'll try to take you and Joe away from him. You can't stay with him like this, " anxiously said Wilson, clearly distressed by what was happening. How could he bear to see Cherry suffer like that?
But Cherry immediately shook her head, and as she grabbed Wilson's arm, said, "Brother, no, listen to me!
I can't go, and neither can Joe!"
"Do you actually still want to stay by his side after all he's done to you?" Wilson didn't know why Cherry was so stubborn.
Cherry looked at him, and said, "Brother, now what matters, is not me. I have two things that need you to do."
Wilson listened to Cherry, and asked, "What?"
"It's about the Shen Family. My father, Harrison, is still in the city. I found him a while ago, but now you have to do the same thing and to stay in touch with him, " said Cherry.
"Why do you want me to find him?
You know how badly he treated you in the past, why do you still want to help him now?" Wilson was a little angry, because he also hadn't forgotten how the Shen Family had treated Cherry in the past. He hadn't expected Cherry to still be willing to help Harrison.
"Bro, I have my own plans. Just listen to me, " said Cherry, in a confident tone.
Wilson looked at Cherry, and nodded. "What's the second thing?"
Cherry looked into Wilson's eyes, and said, "My sister, Jean."
"Jean?" Wilson was even more surprised.
"Yes, she has to be alive, but it will be a little difficult for you to find her because I have no clue about her whereabouts.
Please help me find her, but be discreet about it, " said Cherry.
Hearing Cherry's words, Wilson thought for a while, and asked, "Cherry, can you tell me why are you looking for Harrison and Jean now? These are people that have hurt you."
Cherry looked at Wilson's expression, and thought that because he was her most trustworthy brother, she could tell him.
"Because my father may know what happened to the Chu Family, He Family and An Family. Although I'm not sure, I think that at that time, the Shen Family was also renowned in the city. so my dad may know what happened, " said Cherry, although still a little bit uncertain. She then continued, "And my sister, she disappeared because of Emily. I want you to find her, know about her current life, and find out about what Jackson had done to her five years ago."
After he heard Cherry's words, Wilson somewhat understood her.
Although the two people had been bad to Cherry, they seemed to be in possession of something that Cherry wanted to know.
When she saw that Wilson was thinking, Cherry held his arm and shook it. She said, "But brother, don't forget, all the words that I said to you now can never be known by anyone else, especially not by my mother and uncle. You must not tell them, okay?"
Wilson looked at Cherry and nodded. He replied, "Don't worry, Cherry; I know what to do."
Wilson was still worried about her, and asked, "But, Cherry, what about you?"
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