IN LOVE WITH A SOLDIER
(Talented jeo wanted to protect his mom(1)
After all the things she had gone through, Jean finally realized that the only goal she had pursued was to gratify her own vanity. It hadn't made any sense at all, and in the end she had gotten nothing out of it. However, she was desperately eager to have something that belonged to her. She only wanted somebody to love and care about her, to share weal and woe with her. She would feel very satisfied if she could find someone like that, and now there was only one man around her that she thought could be her Mr. Right: Mond. He was her last hope, and she had all hopes for him.
Mond looked at Jean with loggy eyes, and slowly lifted Jean's chin with his hand, as if he was praising her beauty.
"Why aren't you Cherry?" murmured Mond in a helpless manner.
Jean didn't hear clearly what Mond was talking about, and asked, "Pardon?"
"Why does Jackson have everything? Why am I treated so unfairly? Why?"
After he said this, Mond shoved Jean away from him. He thought to himself, 'I don't need anyone around me! I've been alone for so many years, and I've dealt with so many troubles all by myself; I'm strong enough and I don't need anyone's help. What's more, who on Earth can even help me wholeheartedly?'
Jean thought that Mond was drunk and was just rambling in his speech, so she didn't care too much about his words; instead, she sat down next to him, and as she clung around his arm, said, "Mond, what happened between you and Jackson?
Why do you hate him so much?"
Jean was very curious to find the answer to her question. She had been around Mond for so many years already, and knew very well how much Mond hated Jackson. His hatred towards him was even deeper than she thought it was. She knew about almost all the things that Mond had done to prepare himself to defeat Jackson, but she still didn't know what his motives were. She knew that Sally and Stephen wanted their revenge because of family feuds and enmities, but what about Mond?
Mond suddenly stared at Jean with a terrifying look in his eyes.
Jean then suddenly felt frightened and regretted her inquiry. She shouldn't have asked him that question, because she knew exactly what he was capable of when he was furious. She was looking for trouble.
After some time, Mond finally said, "You're in no position to know about that! Don't forget the role you play!"
After he said that, Mond stared at Jean and continued, "Don't dare to utter another single word until you figure out what you can ask me and what you can't!"
After this, Mond violently shook Jean's hand off of him. He stood up from the sofa and then walked upstairs step by step, tipsy.
As she looked at Mond's back, Jean couldn't help herself but bite hard on her lip. Although the man had always treated her bad, she still wanted to take good care of him, because she thought that he was just like a child, who was vulnerable and sensible.
After work, Cherry and Selina went downstairs together.
"Cherry, are you going to pick up Joe from school?" asked Selina, with a big smile on her face.
"Yes, I am. By the time I get there, Joe should have finished his school," replied Cherry, as she looked at her wristwatch. She then continued to ask, "What about you? Are you going straight back home?"
Selina didn't answer her question immediately; instead, she thought for a while, and then said, "Cherry, actually, I'll have dinner with Wilson tonight."
Cherry stared at Selina with a surprised look in her eyes. A delightful smile appeared on her face, and she asked, "Have you already hooked up with each other?"
"Not yet. He just called me and asked me if I wanted to have dinner with him; I'm free tonight, so I said yes," said Selina, as she let out a shy smile.
"That's great! Just go, it's the perfect opportunity for you to know him better face to face, and you also won't have to ask me things about him anymore," said Cherry while smiling.
Selina blushed, and said, "Cherry…You're making fun of me again."
"Alright, alright, just try to get along well with each other. Clear?" said Cherry, delighted.
When Cherry arrived at the school, her son was already waiting for her at the gate.
Joe cheerfully ran to his mother as soon as he saw her get out of the car.
"Joe, Mommy's here for you!" said Cherry, as she held her son tight in her arms.
"Mommy, you're finally here! I've been waiting for you for a while," said Joe, as he stroked Cherry's hair with his little hand. He then continued to say, "Mommy, you must be very tired after working all day."
"It's okay, Selina's been nice to me. All the tasks that she gives Mommy are easy to be done," said Cherry in a tender manner. Whenever she saw her lovely son, all of her concerns and worries instantly disappeared.
"Auntie Selina is the best person in the world! Mommy, when I grow up and have money in the future, I'll buy her delicious food every day!" said Joe in a childish manner.
"That's good, she'll be very happy then! Alright now, let's go back home first," said Cherry.
"Okay," replied Joe.
While she was driving, Cherry tried to refrain herself from thinking about what had happened earlier in the day. She remembered the moments when she was trapped in the elevator, and a feeling of panic and uneasiness came over her.
She thought to herself, 'Luckily, Mond came and rescued me in time, or otherwise I would have died there.'
Joe saw that his mom was silent and didn't talk with him in the car at all. He was confused, and wondered whether something bad had happened to his mom.
When Cherry heard her son call her, she immediately stopped her pondering. After she quickly glanced at her son, she looked back at the road again, and asked, "What is it?"
"Has something happened today?" asked Joe.
Cherry hadn't expected that her son would find out that she had something to worry about. She quickly pulled herself back together, and said, "No, everything's fine."
Joe knew that his mom didn't want to tell him what was bothering her because she regarded him as a child, and thought that he couldn't understand adult concerns.
"Mommy, you can tell me anything, no matter what; I've already told you that before, remember? Although I can't help you to deal with things, I can help you with some good ideas that might help; I'm quick-witted," said Joe seriously, as he looked at his mom's face. He knew very well that his mom wasn't happy at all ever since they had moved in with his father, and he felt very distressed when he saw that his mother was becoming more and more taciturn by each passing day. He wanted very much that Cherry could be happy every day, but he was still a child, and he wasn't able to take good care of her yet; instead, she was the one that had to look after him.
Cherry thought for a while, but eventually decided not to tell her son about what had happened, and told him something else instead. "Joe, Mommy has a secret to tell you."
"Really? What?" asked Joe curiously.
"I think that your Auntie Selina will be your Uncle's girlfriend soon," said Cherry.
"My Uncle's girlfriend?" Joe's eyes were as big as saucers after he heard the fresh news. He stared at his mom surprised, and asked, "Do you mean that my Uncle Wilson will marry Auntie Selina soon?"
"I want to go there too!" suddenly said Joe.
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