IN LOVE WITH A SOLDIER
(Protect my son(3)
When Jackson heard his words, the expression on his face immediately changed. He thought, 'Why didn't anyone tell me about such an important matter? If I had known about it in time, I would have wiped out the ZM Group when it was still weak, but now it's ranked second in the city, and I have no way to easily deal with it anymore! Because it's already recognized by the public, and has now become a competitive rival of the JS Group, it's impossible for me to secretly wipe it out anymore!'
Bobby looked at Jackson, and said, "Mr. Jackson, Mond Xu's purpose is very obvious. He's challenging you, and the JS Group."
But Jackson didn't reply to him, and only stared blankly ahead.
"It seems that he'll eventually emerge from the shadow and fight against us," said Derek.
"Bobby," suddenly said Jackson.
"I'm listening, Mr. Jackson," quickly replied Bobby, because he knew that Jackson was about to give him an order.
"Send two security guards to protect Joe, but tell them to be discreet, to never alarm Joe of their existence," commanded Jackson.
"Got it!" replied Bobby.
When Derek heard Jackson's words, he was confused, and asked, "Why do you have to protect Joe? Will he be in danger?"
Jackson didn't turn around to face him, and replied, "Several days earlier, I saw Mond next to Joe's school gate."
When Derek heard that, he was immediately taken aback. He glanced at Bobby, and then said, "Is Mond planning to hurt Joe?"
"I'm not sure, but one thing that I know is that he's very cruel. If he wants to root out someone, he'll do it by hook or by crook, without worrying about any of the consequences that follow," firmly said Jackson. Although he didn't know Mond well, it was clear to him about what kind of man he was.
Derek understood what Jackson meant; he nodded, and said, "Yes, you're right, you should protect Joe. If Mond gets his shot, we can't even imagine what he would do to Joe."
Bobby didn't understand all of their words, but when he saw their worried faces, he firmly said, "Don't worry, Mr. Jackson, Mr. Derek. I'll send someone to protect Joe well."
Derek then thought for a while, and said, "I've analysed the present situation, and I think that Jean is on Mond's side now."
After that he looked at Jackson, and thought, 'Since Mond has reappeared, Jackson and I should make up our minds how to deal with all of these things that relate to the past.'
"They're surely together, but I think that you've missed one person," replied Jackson.
Derek stared at him, and with conviction in his voice, said, "Sally!"
Jackson didn't reply, and instead looked at Bobby and said, "Can you get any information on Sally before she returned to the city?"
Bobby thought for a while, and said, "It might take me some time and some work."
"Find out everything about her! Find out everything about her past!"
commanded Jackson. He was determined, and said to himself, 'In order to protect Cherry and Joe, I have to wipe out all those who might pose a danger to them. I must provide a safe environment for them to live!'
"Yes, Mr. Jackson!" replied Bobby. He had no other choice but to submit to Jackson's command, and he had no right to disobey him, ever.
"Jackson, I have a feeling that a war will soon break out," suddenly said Derek.
"It's already broken out, but we didn't realize that until now," said Jackson, with anger written all over his face. He thought, 'I should have expected this since all of those things happened in the past. I had always deceived myself that they had been settled down, and that nothing serious would happen again, but the day finally came, and those people still bear their old hatred in their souls. They can't forget about the past, and what happened to their families!'
"What should we do next?" asked Bobby, "Should we ask for some help?"
"No, we only need to act according to the moment. The present situation is still under our control, but if we need to ask for their help, I'll find Grandpa and get the token from him," firmly said Jackson.
After Derek thought for a while, he said, "Jackson, we can wait for some more time, because we're still unsure about many things. For example, what does Mond actually want to do? How much has he prepared? What's his real purpose?
After we figure out all of these things, we can work out our next move. The men under Bobby's command are enough for now, and there's no need to seek for the others' help."
After Bobby heard his words, he also said to Jackson, "I totally agree with Mr. Derek. We should first clear things up before we make our next move."
"Bobby, promise me that you'll protect Joe well!" commanded Jackson again, because he knew that if any bad news regarding Joe ever came up it would surely break Cherry's heart, not to mention his.
"Okay, Mr. Jackson! Don't worry, I'll do everything well according to your orders," said Bobby as he diligently nodded his head.
Then, Jackson fell into silence again, but Derek could understand what he was worried about: he was afraid that Mond would take his revenge on Joe. It was very easy for Mond to kill Joe if he had the chance to do it, and he wouldn't feel sorry about that for a second, because the hatred between Jackson and him was beyond any description.
Derek looked at him, and said, "Jackson, I think that Mond won't hurt Joe before he first meets with you. Besides, Bobby will send someone to protect Joe, so he'll be safe and sound. You don't have to be so worried."
But Jackson still didn't say a word.
After some time, Jackson eventually stood up from his seat and said to Derek, "Let's go to the JS Group now."
After Bobby saw them disappear behind the elevator's door, a torrent of fury lighted up in his eyes. He was sure that a great war would soon break loose, and all of his brothers would appear in the near future. However, at the same time, he had a strange feeling that this was exactly what he was waiting for to happen.