The Governor’s Daughter: 41, 42
The Governor’s Daughter
Vivian’s side of the story continues from the last scene of the previous episode
‘’I guess I will have to leave you two alone. Let me go get something downstairs’’ I softly muttered
after watching the two adults struggle for a while on the bed like kids. None of them said a word to
me. I smiled, fetched my phone which was under the pillow and headed downstairs to the bar. On
getting to the bar, I checked my phone and was surprised to see ten missed calls from Charles.
My heart instantly froze as great fear struck me.
I couldn’t help but call him back after regaining a little composure but unfortunately he failed to
pick my calls and after the tenth attempt I dropped my phone and ordered for drinks. I wanted to
get drunk and forget my fears. Up to that moment I still couldn’t tell if I made the right decision or
not by telling Clara truth.
By the look of things she was very much interested in making up with Val than caring for my well
being and safety.
I knew what Charles was capable of and I couldn’t help but fear the worst.
Clara’s side of the story continues from Vivian’s room
Yes I really was very surprised to see Val with Vivian when I walked into her hotel room that fateful
evening. I thought she had invited me for a private chat, hence my great surprise in seeing Val
there with her. However the explanation she gave and things that followed afterwards kind of
changed my feelings, my mood and everything. I wasn’t expecting something like that to happen
and somehow I found myself blaming Val for my own mistakes.
Of course we ended up fighting or should I say struggling on Vivian’s bed, leaving the poor girl
with no choice than to leave the room for us.
‘’what’s your problem Val’’ I finally managed to ask Val as I broke free from him. My body was
really on fire. My ni.pples stood erect and my heart pounding furiously like a virgin who just got her
first kiss. My body was just on the verge of expulsion. Of course I missed his touch, kiss, se.x and
I missed everything about him but as a woman I perfectly hid my feelings and reacted as
if he was trying to take advantage of me.
‘’I don’t get you. You made the first move. You slapped me. I don’t understand you’’ he
stammered, breathing heavily. I scoffed, eyed him and stood up.
‘’I’m sorry for hitting you. I guess I now have to face Charles on my own. He’s now my problem’’ I
muttered, not exactly knowing what else to say.
‘’what do you plan doing?’’ he quickly asked.
‘’I really don’t know yet. But I guess the right thing is to act as if I heard nothing till I get enough
evidence to use on him. I can’t cancel our wedding just like that. That will put Vivian in grave
danger’’ I answered and shrugged.
‘’no you can’t do that. You can’t go back to him. He’s a monster’’ Val instantly screamed.
‘’and why is that a problem to you. You told me you don’t care anymore’’ I fired at him. He
breathed deeply, stood up and drew close to me.
‘’even if I don’t care anymore, that isn’t enough for you to risk everything by still being with him.
What if he rapes and gets you pregnant. He’s a master schemer’’ he pushed on, holding my
hands. I trembled before his touch. My legs shook. I just didn’t understand my body that period.
His touch, his presence, everything from him was just crazily turning me on.
‘’I can’t break up with him like that. You know Charles, I can’t just end everything without a very
good reason and evidence. Just go on with your life and let me be. It’s my life and happiness we
are talking about and not yours’’ I painfully muttered, snatched my hand from his grasp and
headed to the door.
‘’let’s do this together. I can’t let you do this alone. I still care. I want you back’’ I finally heard him
say, stopping me with his words. I turned to face him with eyes filled with tears of relief. I needed
nothing but a deep passionate love making from him that moment. I needed his breathe, his arms,
his manhood inside me. My heart froze as he drew closer, kissed and grabbed me by the waist.
‘’oh Val stop’’ I weakly pretended to fight him off, but just like I expected my pleas only encouraged
The next second we were back on Vivian’s bed, shamelessly making love. The heat of
passion between us was so strong that we cared for nothing. We never cared that we were in
Vivian’s room; we never even cared to use protection on the quickie that followed.
Val’s side of the story continues
I really wasn’t expecting to see Clara that fateful day, talk more of playing romance with her.
equally was very much surprised with myself for going back to her. Perhaps my feelings for her
were stronger than I thought. I just fell for her by the slightest touch.
I really don’t know whether to be ashamed or proud of the situation I found myself. Yes sometimes
matters of the heart can’t just be explained.
Meanwhile at the hotel bar, Vivian is seen busy gulping down alcohol like someone whose world
just crashed. There wasn’t any doubt she was ready for the worst.
30 minutes later, she is seen inside one of the hotel toilets ( close to the bar), Surprisingly kneeling
on the floor and muttering incoherent words like someone more under the influence of hard drugs
than alcohol …
How she got to the toilet, no one could tell
what could be wrong??
To be continued…
The Governor’s Daughter
Val’s side of the story continues from the previous episode
After cleaning up in the toilet, Clara returned to the room and sat on the bed, breathing deeply.
‘’so how do you advice we handle this Charles’s case?, seriously I don’t know how to act it out. I
equally fear for my cousin’’ she muttered with a frown.
‘’just like I earlier suggested, you guys should try meet my director. I believe he will get a way to
help you guys without putting Vivian’s life at risk.
For now I can’t really show up my face because
I’m still on suspension. But please be careful with Charles. That guy is a snake’’ I replied seriously
while she smiled and shrugged.
‘’’Charles will never harm me. That I know for sure. Let me call Vivian, the poor girl just left her
room for us, not minding how tired she was after the long trip from Lagos’’ she breathed and
picked up her phone. After few minutes she dropped it on the bed while I stared at her curiously.
‘’she isn’t picking up. I hope she’s alright’’ she replied with a worried tone. I instantly sat up.
‘’let me go search for her’’ I offered, standing up.
‘’let’s go together’’ she added, grabbing my hand tightly.
Together we headed to the door but as we stepped out of the room, we saw two of the hotel staff
approaching us. One of them was carrying a lady on his shoulder and as they drew close we
recognized Vivian. I couldn’t help but gasp.
‘’what’s wrong with her?’’ I asked curiously.
‘’we found her lying inside the toilet downstairs near the bar. According to the barman who served
her, he said she was served just few drinks before she headed to the toilet. He insisted she didn’t
drink much. I guess she needs a little rest sir’’ the guy carrying Vivian managed to explain, leaving us with no choice than to allow him inside the room where he softly lowered Vivian on the bed
Clara drew close, sat on the bed and checked her out, slowly frowning.
‘’something isn’t right. Vivian can’t drink herself to this state. Check her pulse. Her pupils are
dilated and her body temperature very high, her breathing is equally abnormal. I’m scared, I think I
should call our family doctor right away. She isn’t alright’’ she said to me while I shrugged.
‘’I hope you are not over reacting?’’ I asked cautiously as I drew closer to check out the sleeping
girl myself. Just like Clara said, she appeared more like someone slipping into come than
someone dead drunk but then I also knew excess alcohol intake could equally react badly to a
person’s body in different ways and so couldn’t really make any good judgment.
But suddenly Vivian sprang up with great energy, like someone who just transformed into a
vampire, gave out a loud breathe, fell back heavily on the bed and started shaking rapidly and
uncontrollably, leaving us totally stunned and confused.
‘’my God she’s having a seizure, I have to call our family doctor right away. Something is very
much wrong with her’’ Clara screamed with fear but before she could finish the sentence, Vivian
instantly stopped shaking, breathing faintly. We just couldn’t believe it.
Thirty minutes later we were in a private hospital at the other end of the town. Clara had to
desperately call her family doctor who demanded that Vivian should be brought over to his hospital
and with the help of her security team who had been waiting outside the hotel all evening, we
made it to the hospital in no time where the doctor instantly started work on her.
It was a long wait as we waited at the reception, wondering what could have happened to Vivian.
She looked very healthy and aright before leaving us in the room earlier in the evening. I couldn’t
help but suspect foul play just like Clara had suspected all along.
The doctor soon showed up, looking very serious.
‘’let’s go to my office’’ he added, leading the way. On getting to his office, he breathed deeply and
studied us for some seconds.
‘’Vivian was lucky to have been brought here on time. She had excess amount of cocaine ingested
in her system which caused the high body temperature and seizure that followed. The alcohol in
her system equally didn’t help matters. I have dealt with this kind of situation in the past and I hope
you know that I have an obligation to report my findings?’’ he muttered seriously while Clara and I
Vivian was never known to be a drug addict and we couldn’t understand how cocaine got to her
system, moreover she was inside a secured hotel all evening unless of course the drug was in her
system before she got to town which was highly impossible.
I couldn’t help but feel that somehow
someone got to her when she was out in the hotel bar and injected her with the stuff. That was the
only logical explanation I could come up with and there wasn’t any doubt things were going to get
bad for her. Her reputation and plans were now very much at stake, because in a country like
Nigeria no one takes a junkie seriously. The only remedy was to find the perpetrator of the
dastardly act which equally was going to be a herculean task.
I suspected it was Charles’s doing but there wasn’t any evidence to back it up, moreover I equally
was yet to figure out why he left her alive after getting the record he needed from her in Lagos.
‘’what do you think my dear?’’ I heard Clara ask softly. There wasn’t any doubt she was so scared
To be continued…