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Season 5

Episode 46

(Live happily after(2)

Mike said hesitatingly, "What about trying other ways? Your Daddy might get angry if he finds out what we've been doing and about the investigation. He is just like my Daddy, they don't want us to get involved in their issues."

"Well, you know me, I'll be very careful. I'll go to great lengths to hide it from my Daddy. Only if he finds out will he be mad at me," Joe replied.

An idea suddenly sparked in Mike's mind, and he asked, "Joe, will your great-grandpa give you the token instead of to your Daddy?"

"Impossible! That will never happen!" Joe firmly said, "Although my great-grandpa loves me dearly, he doesn't tell me about anything about the important stuff going on in our family. I don't have any clue about my family's secrets and he definitely will not tell me, forget giving me the token. Like I told you before, since I lived abroad for a long time, I missed out a lot on the events in my family. All I know now comes from my Mommy. Unless I know more about my family, I cannot protect my Mommy and that is my only intention. That's why I've been trying to investigate things about the token."

Mike nodded and fully understood what Joe had in mind. Joe's love for his mother was beyond Mike's imagination, as Joe thought his Mommy was the greatest person in the world and would do anything for her. Since his Mommy loved him so much, Joe felt it was his duty to step up and protect her now that he was a big boy.

Joe patted Mike's shoulder and said to him, "I'm sure the token won't affect us too much, so don't waste your time thinking about it. I'm also looking for it and might find it eventually."

Mike replied understandingly, "Okay. I'll help you, don't worry about it."

Joe said with genuine emotion, "Thank you, Mike. I will never forget your help in my time of need."

A smile appeared on Mike's face as he said, "Joe, we promised to be friends forever, so you don't need to thank me. There's no 'thank you' and 'sorry' between friends!"

Joe nodded cheerfully, "Yeah, we'll be friends forever. We'll sit and laugh about this twenty years later."

In the evening, the whole family had dinner together. Before he started eating, Joe took a glimpse at Jackson stealthily, who didn't frown or react in any way. Joe then did the same to Cherry, who also looked like she was in a good mood. This helped Joe who felt relieved, he could now enjoy his meal.

Suddenly, Jackson's phone rang. The call was from an unknown number. He wondered who was calling at this hour. That upset Jackson a bit but didn't prevent him from picking up the call as his curiosity got the better of him.

"Hello, Jackson Chu speaking," Jackson received the call.

"Mr. Chu, the piano you ordered has arrived at the city, we will send it to your home as soon as possible," a person who sounded like customer service staff said.

"Okay, thank you," Jackson replied and then hung up the phone.

"Is anything wrong?" Cherry asked worriedly.

Jackson answered, "The piano is going to be delivered tomorrow."

"Really? Great!" Joe jumped up with excitement. He had been waiting to learn an instrument for a while. He turned to look at Cherry and asked, "Mommy, when shall we start the classes? I can't wait!" Looking at Joe's excited face, Cherry smiled and said, "All right, I'll call Amy immediately and ask her to arrange a class for you tomorrow."

"Great! Thank you, Mommy!" said Joe cheerfully.

Looking at adorable Joe, Jackson and Cherry shared a tacit look and then smiled together.

Lilly signed for the piano delivery the next day and had the delivery guy move it to the study on the second floor. It was a shiny old-fashioned black piece and the most expensive that someone with money could afford. Jackson wanted only the best for his son.

After finishing her work in her office, Cherry called Amy. She and Amy were classmates and Amy was a very talented pianist.

"Hi, Cherry," Amy said on the other end of the line, happy to talk to an old friend. "Hi, Amy, I hope I'm not bothering you. How have you been?" Cherry said gently.
Amy immediately replied, "Of course not, I wasn't doing anything important right now. I'm doing good."

"That's great! Well, I called to ask when you're available to teach Joe piano, as the instrument arrives today," Cherry said.

"Oh! Excellent. Please let me check my schedule first," Amy said, as she browsed through her calendar. "How about this evening at 5 pm? I'll bring some fundamental textbooks for Joe and teach him some basic songs like 'happy birthday' and 'twinkle twinkle little stars' tonight."

"Okay, that works," Cherry sounded joyful. "Joe was thrilled to know that the piano would arrive today. He seems quite interested in it since he has always wanted to learn it."

Amy laughed gently, "That sounds good. I like teaching students who are passionate about music and the instrument. By the way, Cherry, I'm sure your son is a smart boy, so don't worry. I promise he will be good at it and be a fast learner."

"Thank you. That's nice of you to say so." Cherry said, "I'll see you tonight?"

"Okay, see you."

Cherry then hung up the phone, with her heart full of her delight. At first, she wanted to call Jackson and tell him the good news, but as she didn't have any more work, she thought it would be a better idea if she went to the nightclub and told him in person. She believed joy should always be shared as soon as possible and she even missed her husband a little bit.

Cherry arranged her files in order of the work she had to do the next day and locked up her office. She grabbed her favorite baby pink coat and bag and left for the bar.

Cherry drove to the nightclub and walked directly towards Jackson's office. She couldn't wait to tell him the good news.

Cherry was a new face to the waiters in the nightclub so they did not greet her as she walked in. As she reached Jackson's office, she saw Susan walk out, gleefully. The smile on her face made it look like she was privy to a secret no one else knew.

Susan also noticed Cherry and happily greeted her, "Hi, Cherry."

Cherry recognized her and nodded a greeting.

"Hi, Susan, is Jackson in his office?" Cherry asked.

"Yes, he is. I was just with him for business. There are no other people in his office. Please go in," Susan said in a delighted tone.

Cherry nodded and kept silent. She had no desire to engage in meaningless conversation with her.

'She seemed very happy, ' looking at Susan's departing figure, Cherry thought, 'Maybe she and Jackson were laughing at something funny at work but she didn't look like she was laughing at a joke.'

Cherry didn't knock on the door and walked in directly.



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