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Season 4

Episode 47

(Mirth in the living room (1)

The whole room was very quiet.

Cherry was still engrossed in her own thoughts. After a while, she then continued her words, "When I was a small girl, I hated a lot of people. I even blamed my mother because I couldn't understand the reason why she didn't take me away from the Shen Family. It was not until I grew up and learned a lot of things, experienced a lot too, then I began to realize that sometimes people found themselves in situations where they became helpless and had no control over things. I became aware that sometimes we couldn't change the others. We coundn't control their behavior, their words, their thoughts, and their feelings. So knowing this, I have decided that I should just pay attention to myself, enjoy every moment of my life, and live in the present. I've tried hard to step away from the shadows of the past and move forward. And, If ever I should meet a person who does not agree with me. A person who cannot accept who I am, my belief, my principle in life. I pray that we can still live together in peace; if not then I hope that we can just go our separate ways and remain in good terms."

Jackson, upon hearing her words, still remained silent.

Cherry saw the somber expression on Jackson's face as he was lost in thoughts. She said to herself, 'He must have so many painful memories which he kept in his heart,'

Cherry, wanting to change the heavy atmosphere between her and Jackson, suddenly said, "Since Grandpa loves Lucia, our elder sister, so much, we should also treat her as a member of our family. I believe we should show her that she matters to us as well. You don't need to worry, I can handle the Ye Family.

Cherry assured Jackson with a smile.

"Fine," said Jackson, turning his eyes to Cherry, "I'm so glad to have a smart wife like you."

Cherry did not say a word but instead gave him a sweet and grateful smile.

The next morning, hearing the obtrusive sound of the alarm, Cherry tried to take Jackson's arms off of her. She intended to get up early before their guest arrived. Cherry's effort however was met by resistance, she was immediately pulled back to bed by Jackson.

"Today is weekend, we can sleep a little longer," Jackson declared sleepily.

Cherry looked down at Jackson whose eyes were still closed and replied, "We have guests arriving today, we'd better get up."

Jackson reluctantly opened his eyes and stared at the woman in front of him, then he pulled her closer to him and kissed her lips tenderly.

After a while, Jackson reluctantly released her lips and gazed at Cherry, love, and tenderness reflected in his eyes.

Before Jackson could do anything further Cherry said to him softly, "Come on, stop it, get up quickly."

"Okay," replied Jackson not wanting to release Cherry, he loosened his grip off of her.

After a quick bath, Cherry and Jackson descended the stairs and headed towards the dining hall where they found Andrew sitting.

"Ah! Jackson, Cherry, why did you guys get up so early?" Andrew greeted when he noticed them enter the hall.

The couple walked towards Andrew. Jackson looked at him and said politely, "Grandpa, we know that Lucia and her family are coming over today. Cherry and I decided to get up early to welcome them. We want to be prepared when they arrive"

Andrew smiled and was pleased by Jackson's words. Then Andrew looked at Cherry and asked, "Is Joe still sleeping?"
"Yes," nodded Cherry, "I didn't wake him up," she added.

Andrew smiled, nodded and immediately said, "Don't wake up Joe. Let him sleep in. Most kids his age gets up late on weekends. Just let him have a good rest."

Cherry nodded, "Well, Grandpa I'm going to the kitchen to help Lily prepare breakfast." she said as she walked towards the direction of the kitchen.

"Okay," said, Andrew.

Andrew's eyes were fixed on Cherry as she turned and walked away. He felt happy to have such a lovely granddaughter-in-law in the family. She was not only sensible but polite as will and on top of that she was performing exceedingly fine in both the company and in the family. She knew how to manage a good family. She respected him and got along well with Jackson.

Furthermore, she loved Joe. These qualities made Andrew admire and love her even more. He thought that it would set his mind at ease if Cherry could take charge of the whole family affairs of the Chu Family.

"Jackson," Andrew called, suddenly redirecting his attention to him. "Have you mentioned it to Cherry last night? Did she have any problems with it?"

Andrew was still worried that Cherry would feel unhappy when she heard the news that Lucia was visiting. After all the unpleasant event between her and Lucia only happened very recently. And he felt so sorry for that.

"No, she didn't. Grandpa, you don't need to worry about it too much. Cherry has placed that incident far away from her mind. She was actually glad to know that Lucia is coming to visit," answered Jackson.

"Good, that's good. I'm very glad to hear that," said Andrew a with smile on his face.

Meanwhile, Cherry was helping Lily make breakfast in the kitchen. Lily had always admired Cherry, she found her to be a woman of virtue. Smiling, Lily said, "Mrs. Cherry, you really don't hate this house works. I can't believe that you would personally to come here and help. You know, this place is full of grease."

Cherry smiled, and said, "Now why would I hate being here and doing house works? I don't have anything to do right now, so I might as well help you with the breakfast preparation."

"Mrs. Cherry, you are very kind. I also find you very different from the other ladies who come from wealthy families. You have a lot of virtues which they don't have!" stated Lily. Lily's words were very sincere and they did not contain any hint of flattery. She remembered the first day when Jackson brought her to the villa. It was the day that Cherry returned. Lily, originally thought that Cherry was one of those finicky ladies from wealthy families, ladies who knew nothing but to give orders to their servants, ladies who constantly demanded attention.

However, as time went by, Lily gradually learned that Cherry was a different breed of a lady. She realized that she was special. Cherry never failed to make her feel relaxed and happy in her presence.

She believed that this must have been the main reason why Jackson chose her from all the other ladies who constantly surrounded him. Cherry was worthy of his attention! She deserved his unique love!

Cherry didn't say any word, instead, she focused her attention on cooking the family breakfast. After a while, she said, "They are almost okay now. Lily, can you please take care of these foods and I will go upstairs to wake up Joe."

"Okay, leave it to me, " replied Lily smiling.

Watching Cherry walking away, Lily still felt so happy in her heart. She had worked as a housekeeper for so many years, but it was the first time that she firmly told herself she would work for the Chu family all her life if it was possible. She would stay at the place where Cherry was.



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