Ice and Fire

Chapter 198 Back To The Military's Residential Compound

The call was quickly connected, and she heard John's voice. He said, "Hello, Cherry!"

"Hi, John! Why did you call me earlier?" promptly asked Cherry.

"Yes, " replied John. He continued, "I heard that you're going back to the military's residential compound to meet with Great-Grandpa."

Cherry was a little surprised, and asked, "How did you know that?"

"Great-Grandpa called me today and also asked me to come together with my family on Saturday; he said that you'll also be there with Joe." John felt somehow bitter when he mentioned Joe.

"Yes, " calmly replied Cherry. "I haven't seen Grandfather yet since I returned to the city, and I was planning on taking Joe to meet him this weekend."

John's tone was very calm, with no sort of impulsiveness in it whatsoever. He said, "Well, I'll see you on Saturday then. I also haven't seen you in quite a while either."

"Okay, " said Cherry.

After she hung up the phone, Cherry felt somehow complex in her mind. She had no feelings anymore for the person whom she had once loved with all her heart and soul, but his calmness and understanding made her feel that he had learned a lot over the years. She thought, 'Is he more open minded? Did he experience something in these past years that drove him to be like this?' She let bygones be bygones, because the past would never come back.

Cherry then dialled Jackson's number.

The call was soon connected, and Jackson anxiously answered her, "Baby, why didn't you answer my phone?"

"I was busy at work today, but I just finished, " said Cherry.

"You were busy all day? Ask Selina to give you less work." Jackson was a little worried about Cherry, because if she was too tired, then he would be sad.

"No, I'm Selina's secretary, and this is my job!" said Cherry. She asked him, "Where are you now?"

"I'm at the barracks, " said Jackson, "I told Bill to pick you up from the JS Group after work."

"Okay, I knew that you would do that, " said Cherry. She then continued to ask, "Will you be coming home tonight?"

"Yes, but I'll be late. Eat with Joe first, don't wait for me, " said Jackson.


After Cherry arrived back home she saw that Joe was watching cartoons in the living room. With a bright smile on her face, she said, "Joe, Mommy's back!"

"Oh!" said Joe in a low voice.

heard his dull reply. She went over to him, and asked, "What's wrong? Why are you talking

her, and with a serious look on his face, said, "Mommy, do you think

and she didn't know how to reply to it.

Cherry. She wanted to know why her son asked


guessed what had happened. She had also heard many rumors about Jackson, and it didn't surprise her that Joe also heard some

and as she looked at him, she asked, "Joe, can

without hesitation, and seriously said, "I can! Daddy is a good

continued, "Then we need to keep believing in

don't listen to those rumors. You're your Daddy's son, and you live with him in the same house every day. You have to believe

Joe's mood then seemed to become much more


then asked, "Mommy, if things keep going on like this, are

red because her

doesn't treat you well, we'll leave the Chu Family and this house! I

felt warm when she heard her son's kind words. She touched his head and gently said, "My silly Joe, I

Joe as he

her son to do his homework as she usually did until ten. After she

room, and after she took a quick shower, she went straight to bed.

someone coming upstairs, and then heard that her bedroom's door

than Jackson, and then she saw him walking towards her bed in the dim moonlight.

very drowsy, Cherry called

had already walked up to Cheery's bed, and whispered to

back so late?" Cherry reached out with her hand to turn on the bedside

come back since it's already too late, but I was worried about you, so I decided that I better should, " said Jackson

Cherry tightly and felt satisfied to smell

next time, it's not safe to drive at night." Although she said this, Cherry actually felt

I want to be with you every moment of my

Cherry, and after she smiled and moved aside, she said to Jackson, "Okay, stop it now, it's

to turn off the light when he saw that Cherry had

saw Cherry's phone on the bedside table, and because he was curious, he checked it's call

throbbed wildly in his chest. He thought, 'Does she still keep in touch with John? I wonder what they talked about... Does she still love John? Hasn't she forgotten him after all these years? John

of them he felt more and more angry and frustrated. He continued his train of thought, 'What does my nephew want to do? Why can't he let go of my wife? Cherry is my

when she felt that Jackson hadn't turned off the bedside lamp

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