The Governor’s Daughter: 31, 32
The Governor’s Daughter
_one week later,
Clara’s side of the story continues_
It’s now exactly one week after I got engaged to Charles yet I couldn’t stop thinking of Val. I had
great need to confront him and hear his own side of the story but getting across to him was very
No one was able to tell me anything about him, not even the security guys around. It was as if they had instructions not tell me anything about him. I also couldn’t understand how I lost
his number I saved on my phone. When agent Jennifer returned my phone after the kidnap ordeal
I discovered that his phone number wasn’t there anymore.
I was still busy with my thoughts when Charles walked in and squatted by my side. He observed
me for some seconds before breathing deeply.
‘’you look worried my dear, what’s wrong?’’ he asked softly. I slowly returned his gaze.
It was the first time he was showing up after bringing me home the previous week. Yes we parted
ways in an unfriendly manner and I had hoped he was going to stay away for sometime but he
only stayed away for a week.
I breathed deeply.
‘’I’m thinking about val. I need to know how he is faring. I need to confront him. I need some kind
of closure’’ I muttered strongly. He scoffed.
‘’why do you want to go through the pains of seeing him again huh?. That b.astard doesn’t
deserve any consideration. I doubt if he is even still alive. I will investigate and get back to you’’ he
promised while I stared at him with disbelief.
‘’are you serious?’’ I asked
‘’of course my dear, I will sacrifice anything for you to be happy. But promise me nothing is going
to wound our relationship again’’ he replied quickly, grabbing my hand in an appealing gesture.
I nodded in agreement. I just couldn’t make the promise with my mouth but I made it with my head
and it seemed okay for him.
‘’I will try to find out the status of his health and get you to meet him if he’s still alive. But also
promise me that after having the closer you desire with him that we are getting married by next
month’’ he added, surprising me further. I instantly frowned and drew back while he quickly
brought his lips forward and kissed me to prevent me from giving any reply to his last request.
Unfortunately, his kiss only made me angrier.
Val’s side of the story continues
(Val , agent Jennifer and Val’s mum are seen settling down in his apartment. He looks very okay
‘’I’m finally home’’ I breathed with great happiness as I looked around; of course I was so happy to
be alive. I definitely was one hell of a lucky guy.
‘’yes you made a very quick recovery. You are such a lucky guy’’ Jennifer muttered excitedly.
‘’Thanks to you my daughter, I hope you will come over to the village in few days time so that I can
prepare palm nut stew for you’’ my mother asked happily. It was so obvious that she and Jennifer
were getting along very fine. The days they spent together at the hospital really made them bond
Jenifer blushed, walked over to my mum and gave her a strong hug.
‘’I don’t know mum, with the look of things I might be returning to my base in Abuja very soon. My
work in this town is almost over’’ she answered with a sad tone while my mum gave me a quick
look as if she expected me to say or do something.
‘’should we go to my room and talk please?’’ I finally managed to ask Jennifer after a little
hesitation. Of course there was really nothing special to say or discuss privately with her. I just
made the invitation because I really didn’t know what else to say to her.
She simply nodded and came over to where I stood. I smiled, grabbed her hand and led her to my
As soon as we got to my room, I shut the door, turned and faced her. We said nothing to each
other for some seconds as we stared at each other, and then suddenly we found ourselves
I really can’t say if I made the first move or not but then the kiss was so intense and passionate as
if it was something we had been planning to do all along.
That moment, I couldn’t explain if it was love, lust or heat.
At that same time, Vivian is seen lying unconscious in a well equipped hospital room. An Indian
nurse is seen sitting by her side and watching over her, suddenly she opens her eyes and coughs.
The nurse springs up with great excitement and runs out to call the doctor on duty.
‘’ (vah jaag raha hai) (she’s awake)’’ she screams in Hindi.
To be continued….
The Governor’s Daughter
Clara’s side of the story continues from the previous episode
I quickly brought down my face, preventing Charles from going any further with his kiss. He smiled
nervously and licked his lips as he studied my reaction calmly..
‘’by tomorrow I promise to be back with new information concerning Val. I always keep my
promise, trust me’’ he assured me, stood for a while before taking his leave. I closed my eyes and
Yes I desperately wanted to see Val but I couldn’t tell that moment if my decision to see him was a
wise one or not. Nevertheless I found it difficult to wait for the next day to approach. Deep down I
equally was greatly surprised that Charles was very willing to assist me in finding Val. It was the
last thing I expected him to do and by the look of things he was all out to impress me.
Val’s side of the story continues from the previous episode
‘’I quickly got myself and pulled my lips away from Jennifer who still held unto me tightly with her
hands. Her face was all colored up. The sparkle in her eyes was real and revealing. I breathed
with my mouth as I met her gaze.
‘’tell me the truth Val, were you really in love with me back then in the camp or you just asked me
out for asking sake. I really want to be sure?’’ she asked curiously while I lowered my gaze.
‘’come on how many times will you ask me this same question?. Let’s just forget about the past.
Moreover I now have feelings for someone else, even though it looks silly to say right now’’ I
replied innocently. She quickly pulled away from me, taking few steps backwards and backing me.
I needed no telling that I wounded her ego with my confession.
‘’I’m sorry for being insensitive’’ I stammered, closing in on her from behind. She allowed me
embrace her without pushing off my hands.
‘’I like your honesty. It’s rare these days.’’ She breathed, turned and faced me, looking very
serious this time around.
‘’concerning the things you told me about Charles. You must be careful this time you are out of the
hospital. As long as he is still free out there, you are at risk and I bet you have a lot to lose. He has
the money, the governor’s shameless support and even the police with him. He will keep trying
until he pulls you down. Just look at your mum and your family. Is Clara worth gambling with your
You were lucky the last time, you might not be so lucky again and you are still at risk of losing your job or facing tough disciplinary action from the department. Imagine your Clara never
even bothered to visit or know your whereabouts all the time you were in the hospital. That’s how
girls like her behave. They are insensitive. They think only about themselves. Is that the kind of
wife you want for yourself?. You just have to be wise.
I may be leaving for Abuja in few days and
might not be there for you any longer. Think about your mother in everything you do’’ she muttered
seriously, leaving me so shaken with her words. I was very touched.
All she said were nothing but the truth. Clara never bothered to search for me. She never cared to
know how I was faring. Supposing I was dead, it wouldn’t have mattered to her; it would have all
been for nothing. I felt bad for the first time.
‘’good night Val’’ Jennifer breathed, forced out a smile, shook her head and left, leaving me with
my own thoughts as I battled with my mind over all she said to me. I couldn’t help but wonder if I
was letting the woman that loved me from the bottom of her heart slip away all because of my
feelings for Clara. For the first time I felt something overly strong for Jenifer, something more
powerful than the respect I used to have for her. I wouldn’t call it love but it looked like it. I headed
to the sitting room to watch TV and clear my head only to run into my mother who was shutting the
‘’you let her go by this hour?. That girl really meant well for you and I hope the sadness I saw in
her eyes isn’t what I think it is?’’ she asked, forcing me to draw back and return to my room without
answering her question.
All night long, I thought about Jennifer and Clara. I had this great urge to call Clara on phone, to
talk to her, to scold her but my pride kicked against it.
Early the next morning, I was woken up by loud knocks coming from my entrance door. I quickly
washed my face and mouth before checking who was knocking and on getting to the door; I met
the greatest surprise of my life. I opened the door to see Charles smiling at me.
I couldn’t believe my eyes. I couldn’t believe he still had the courage to show up at my house after
what he did the last time. There wasn’t any doubt he was getting bolder with each passing day.
‘’hello Val, I can’t believe you recovered. I’m here for something important. Maybe we can reach a
deal’’ he added with a smile, while I gnashed my teeth and controlled my temper. My main worry
was my mother who was in the other room.
Yes I knew I was going to face Charles once again but I never knew it was going to be so soon
and of course wasn’t really prepared for him. I was just so vulnerable that moment, very
vulnerable. I equally didn’t know what he had planned out already and everything just seem to be
working perfectly in his favor.
To be continued