IN LOVE WITH A SOLDIER
(Talented Jeo wanted to protect his mom (3)
After she saw Jackson leave, Cherry felt relieved and focused on her son again. Joe was everything for her, and she had to try her best to teach him well.
After some time, Joe finally stopped writing. He said to his mother, "Mommy, I've finished all of my homework."
Cherry then took his exercise book and checked on what he did. After she found that everything was okay, she said to Joe, "Okay, you can take a shower and go to sleep now."
"Yes, Mommy!" said Joe cheerfully. "You can go back to your room now, I can wash by myself."
"Don't you want me to stay with you while you fall asleep?" asked Cherry. She wondered why was Joe so obedient all of a sudden. She thought, 'Is it because Jackson came in the room earlier and that Joe knows that he's waiting for me?'
"No, you can go now, and from now on I can go to sleep all by myself! Don't worry, I'll go to bed right after I take my shower," replied Joe.
Cherry nodded, happy that her son was becoming more and more independent. She then said, "Okay, goodnight! I'll wake you up tomorrow morning like usual."
Joe was very upset when he heard that he had to wake up tomorrow morning. He nodded, and said, "Alright, alright, Mommy, you can go now…"
Cherry then stood up and walked towards the door, but she couldn't help but turn around and take a couple of more glances at her son before she left his room.
After he saw his mom leave, Joe quickly ran to the bathroom and took a quick shower.
As soon as he crawled into the bed, he quickly took out his iPad, logged in on the chat app, and started to talk with two of his classmates online.
Love Mommy: "I'm coming."
Banana: "Joe, why are you so late?" Love Mommy: "I had no choice but to do my homework first with my Mommy next to me."
Zombie King: "No wonder that you win first place every time. You study hard."
Love Mommy: "Come on, stop talking about this. Let's get back to business."
Banana: "Well, I heard my father say that a remarkable man recently appeared in the city's business circles. It's said he's an extremely good businessman."
Zombie King: "Extremely good?"
Banana: "Yes. My father said that he set up a big company in a very short time, and that he had a lot of money."
Love Mommy: "How much money does he have?"
Banana: "I've no idea."
Love Mommy: "Try to find out tomorrow how much money he has."
Zombie King: "Okay, I'll deal with it." Banana: "Joe, will we be slapped if the adults find out that we got involved in their business?"
Love Mommy: "Don't be afraid, and if your dad wants to hit you, just ask him to hit me instead. Don't worry, I won't leave you guys alone."
Zombie King: "Yes, A. You don't need to be afraid, because your father will never dare to hit Joe. Joe's dad is very powerful, and no one in the city dares to confront him."
Banana: "Bullshit! My father is also very powerful."
Zombie King: "Then why do you still eat bento every day? Come to the canteen together with me tomorrow; I'll buy you something delicious to eat."
Banana: "Humph, I won't!"
Love Mommy: "I'll treat you both tomorrow. Let's go to the canteen together, and I'll buy you whatever you want to eat."
Zombie King: "Obviously!"
Banana: "Hooray! If Joe pays the bill, then I'll come."
Zombie King: "Why? Are you looking down on me?"
Banana: "Because Joe is the most handsome boy in the school."
Love Mommy: "I'm sleepy, I have to go to sleep now."
Banana: "Okay. Goodnight, Joe!"
Zombie King: "Joe, don't go to sleep this early. We still have something important to discuss."
Banana: "Let's talk about it tomorrow. We should listen to Joe's words."
Joe looked at the message, smiled, and then closed the app.
A touch of sorrow flowed in his heart while he was quietly lying in the bed. He and his two friends were privately investigating the adults because he wanted to learn as much as he could in order to protect his mom. His two friends were both from noble families, so they had a reliable information source.
He felt very lucky to have friends like them who were willing to help him.
Joe's heart ached when he thought of his mother, and he was distressed because she had become thin and pale. Although his dad loved him and his mom, he still thought that he was a very complex character, and he was sure that he had hidden a lot of things from them, which also made him feel quite uneasy. He thought that his Great-Grandfather must also be a somebody too, and Joe thought to himself, 'Mommy knows so little about this family. She has always been simple and innocent, but now that Mommy and I live in this family now, I must try my best to protect her from any potential danger. In order to bring me up, Mommy lived a very hard life, and although we're now adequately fed and clothed, there are still some invisible dangers around us. I could spot from a mile away the panicked look in Mommy's eyes today, but she didn't tell me anything about it. I love her so much that I can't allow anyone to hurt her!'
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