IN LOVE WITH A SOLDIER
(What did he want to do (2)
"Hrrr!" Cherry felt that she was suffocating, and felt a great pain in her neck and even more in her heart. She kept resisting him, hoping to remove Jackson's hand, but she was too weak to do that.
"Don't you understand why I asked you not to go to work anymore?" said Jackson, while he glared at Cherry, with eyes filled with fury. He then continued to say, "If you dare to meet Mond again, I will break your legs!"
Cherry then realized that his real purpose for keeping her inside the house and out of work was for her not to meet Mond.
What was Jackson afraid of? 'Is he afraid that Mond will tell me even more about him?' thought Cherry. Now since her curiosity had been aroused even more, she really wanted to know everything about her husband from Mond. For her, Mond was the only one who would tell her about Jackson's secrets.
Cherry didn't utter a word, and felt short of breath while she kept resisting Jackson.
When he didn't get any reply from her, Jackson continued to squeeze her delicate neck in his hands.
Suddenly, the bedroom's door was pushed open, and Andrew and the butler were standing at the door.
When he saw that Jackson was suffocating Cherry, Andrew furiously walked over and ordered, "Get your hand off of her!"
After he heard Andrew, Jackson looked at Cherry and then slowly removed his hands off of her neck.
Cherry was so weak that she collapsed on the floor straightaway after Jackson left her go.
"Cherry!" cried the butler, who hastily walked over to her to help her stand up. But he was quickly pushed away by Cherry, because she didn't allow anyone to get close to her in that moment.
"What the hell is going on here?" asked Andrew, while staring at Jackson.
Jackson didn't utter a word, and instead kept his fixed eyes on Cherry. He could never control himself whenever she angered him, because she enthralled him so much that he didn't know what he was doing anymore.
When he saw that Jackson didn't answer him, Andrew looked at Cherry, who was squatting on the floor and gasping for air. When he saw her expression, he could tell how painful and broken she felt.
Andrew looked at Jackson again and scolded him sternly, "She's your wife! Jackson, how could you treat her like this? Even if she has done something wrong, you can't treat her like this. Don't you have some common sense as a military officer? Don't you know what you're doing?"
Jackson still kept silent and looked at Cherry in a daze. He also didn't know how he could have done that.
When he saw what was happening, the butler walked beside Andrew, and said, "Let's leave. They can handle this alone."
Andrew knew his grandson like the back of his palm, and when he saw that Jackson still didn't utter a word, he decided to follow the butler's advice.
The butler followed Andrew to the door, but before he left, he took a glance at Cherry who was sitting on the floor. He secretly snickered in his heart, 'This's how the Family should look like.'
Jackson and Cherry were alone again in the bedroom.
"Remember my words!" coldly commanded Jackson, and then also turned and left the bedroom.
Cherry was still on the floor, with tears flowing down her cheeks from her eyes. When Jackson went downstairs to the living room, he saw that Andrew and the butler were siting in the living room together. Although he had intended to walk out of the house immediately, he was stopped by his Grandpa.
"Come back here now!" shouted Andrew.
Jackson stopped and paused for a moment, and then turned around to sit beside Andrew.
"What's going on between the two of you? Has Cherry done anything wrong? Why did you treat her like that? Don't you see in how much pain she was? I could feel her heart ache," said Andrew. His tone was much softer, because he had never wanted to be tough to his grandson. After all, he loved him very much, and he knew that Jackson would eventually handle things by himself.
After a long while, Jackson slowly said, "Mond told her."
Immediately after Jackson finished uttering his words, Andrew's face turned dead-pale. His hand couldn't help but shake, and as he looked at Jackson, he asked in a trembling tone, "Ha...has he told her everything?"
Jackson then shook his head, and replied to Andrew, "Not yet. It seems that he only told her about the He Family."
From Cherry's reaction and emotion, Jackson could tell that Mond hadn't told everything to her yet, or she wouldn't have just talked about Sally's affairs.
There was slight change in Andrew's expression after he heard his grandson, but he still kept his calm. After he thought about it for a while, he asked, "How did he find Cherry?"
Jackson didn't tell any of the details to Andrew, and instead said, "He uses various means to get what he wants."
Andrew understood that if Mond wanted to meet with Cherry, he would come up with many ways of approaching her.
Andrew then looked at Jackson, and with his tone filled with worry, said, "We've kept this secret for so many years already, and under no circumstance can we let Cherry and Joe know about it; otherwise, who knows what will ever happen to our peaceful family."
Ever since he had heard the name Mond again, he had felt restless in his heart. He knew that Mond had come back to take his revenge on him.
"Grandpa!" cried Jackson. He suddenly looked serious at Andrew, and said, "I don't want to hide it from her any longer. I want to tell her the truth."
Jackson felt tormented by what was happening all around him. He really wanted to protect his woman and love her with all of his heart and soul, but Cherry was too stubborn and wanted to know everything about him, something that made him feel helpless. He had lost his control and slapped her last time because of Mond. The impulse to hurt her had boiled again earlier, also because of Mond. He hated himself for what he had become, and thought, 'She's my woman and I should love and protect her, but why do I quarrel with her every time?' He was terrified at the thought of losing her again, and he could never forget the feeling he had in his heart five years ago when she had left him. He didn't want to suffer again, and he was very afraid that Cherry would run away from him again.
Hearing what Jackson just said, Andrew's face suddenly changed. He looked at Jackson, and in a furious voice said, "No! You can't tell her!"
Jackson didn't utter a word and instead painfully lowered his head.
When Andrew saw how upset his grandson looked, he also started to feel distressed, but he couldn't allow anyone to meddle in his plan, not even his grandson. If his plan failed, then the whole Chu Family would all done for, and that was something way beyond his wildest imagination.
Andrew felt somehow helpless. Nowadays, he was no longer as aggressive as he had used to be in his younger years, and his body wasn't responding to his commands anymore.
Even if he wanted to do something all by himself, his body couldn't let him. He had no other choice but to stay with his hope anchored in his plan.