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The Governor’s Daughter
Clara is seen horse riding with Donpatric who rode behind her, smiling confidently
Clara’s side of the story continues,
‘’you remind me of so many things my dear. You remind me of good old times but unfortunately
good things never last’’ Donpatric breathed, riding closer to me while I nervously tried to control
my horse. Even though i was a very fast learner, I couldn’t really believe I could ride such a big
animal on my own after few attempts.
‘’you are a very strong and beautiful girl Clara, no wonder you are driving Charles crazy’’ he
I stared at him curiously.
‘’why are you against my relationship with Charles?’’ I curiously asked. He breathed deeply.
‘’that’s a story for another day my dear. I bet you will get tired of my stories’’ he promised while I
scoffed and shook my head.
‘’Anyway my story is really a long one. I lost my parents during the civil war when I was barely
fifteen years old. My dad was a Biafran soldier who died at Nsukka war front. He died for what he
believed in. he died saving Nsukka from the Nigerian army invasion. My mother, my good old
woman died at Okigwe when the Nigerian army surrounded the town. My only uncle died helping
us escape to Okwelle. He pushed back a whole company of soldiers with his Dane gun while we ran towards Okwelle. Of course we never heard from him again. He definitely died’’ the old man
narrated, stopping briefly while I nodded for him to continue.
‘’after the civil war, I had no one to run to, no family to help out and no relative to look up on. There
wasn’t any job, I had no education, and my life was just empty. I gave up on life and did some
terrible things just to get enough money to head to Lagos. On getting to Lagos I upgraded my life
of crime and built an empire. I made lots of money doing what no one would do and here I’m living
Yes I regret a lot of things and I equally made lots of terrible mistakes. But the thing I regret
the most was the young sales girl I raped and impregnated for no just reason. Don’t look at me
that way my dear. Of course I took responsibility but she died giving birth to the baby and I had no
choice than to play a very dirty trick with a friend just to ensure that the young child had the best
care and family’’ he stopped while I silently waited for him to continue but he said nothing else.
‘’so the child, does he or she know about you?’’ I asked. He shrugged.
‘’no she doesn’t and it’s better that way. Moreover I have a wife and three kids in London’’ he
added with a smile. Somehow I was getting a bit comfortable with him and his reason for not
wanting Charles to be with me was another thing that kept bugging my mind.
‘’I know what you are thinking right now, but don’t worry i still have many stories to share’’ he
promised and carefully got down from his horse while I breathed deeply.
Val’s side of the story continues
Later that same evening
‘’I’m so worried for Clara. I don’t even know if she’s still alive. We just have nothing and no one is
talking, not even her mother is showing enough concern’’ I breathed in frustration as I fell on my
bed while Jennifer smiled and watched me.
‘’just relax, we have two agents watching Charles every minute. It’s just a matter of time before he
leads us to Clara or to her abductors’’ she assured me confidently.
‘’I just can’t wait. I just can’t wait’’ I breathed desperately. She smiled, drew closer and pulled off
her top, revealing her bosoms which were tightly held by her bra. My eyes almost popped out with
‘’how about we get busy?’’ she suggested, jumping on me like a wild cat.
Meanwhile just at the outskirts of the town, the two agents sent to watch over Charles are seen
lying unconscious in their car while Charles and his men are seen heading out of town in a convoy of thirty trucks.
At the governor’s mansion, Vivian is seen looking out of her window and crying silently while the
governor’s wife is seen at her bedroom kneeling and reciting the holy rosary with a chaplet she
held on her right hand,
At Donpatric’s castle, Clara is seen lying quietly in her room in deep thoughts, but suddenly she
jumps up and heads to the toilet to throw up. She couldn’t help but wonder why she had been
throwing up all day with fear written over her as something struck in her mind, while at the other
side of the castle Donpatric is seen smoking a big cigar at his large balcony as he gazed at the
stars. There wasn’t any doubt he already knew Charles was on his way.
A battle between two men lies ahead. Only one of them could end up surviving.
To be continued…
The Governor’s Daughter
Val’s side of the story continues
Jennifer and I kissed and fondled each other for a while before I got control of my emotions and
slowly pushed her away. Yes there was no denying my body was on fire. There was no denying I
badly wanted to have s.ex with her but I equally knew such act could result to something nasty in
the end. I couldn’t risk everything just for few minutes of pleasure.
‘’I’m sorry but we can’t do this. Doing this with you won’t change anything between us. Let’s not
get carried away’’ I stammered while she stared at me intently for a while before shrugging.
‘’you are good at embarrassing me’’ she hissed, got down from the bed and picked up her top. My
phone rang that moment, killing the tension between us and it was no other person than the head
of operations calling.
‘’there is a situation’’ he breathed over the line.
Clara’s side of the story continues
I was still thinking over the new fears I was having and how to follow up with it when a loud
explosion occurred inside the compound, throwing great fear all over me. Before I could even sit up to know what happening, gunshots and screams filled the entire air. I stayed put in my room,
praying and wondering what to do. Yes I really couldn’t figure out what to do.
The gunshots lasted for an entire hour before Donpatric walked into my room looking very worried.
It was the first time I was seeing him looking so frightened.
‘’Charles and his men are here; with the way things are going, we will have to leave this house.
Dress up quickly’’ he urged, leaving me with no choice than to do his bidding.
A minute later we headed down the stairs to the hallway leading to the other end of his huge castle
where we ran into one of his men.
‘’so what’s up Eric how is it going?”’ the old man asked curiously.
‘’he has more men sir and we can’t hold them any further, moreover the police should be on their
way now. You have to get out of here’’ the young man breathed, wiping out sweat from his face.
‘’yes we are heading out, mobilize the men, hold the attackers a little further and then disappear to
save yourselves. We will meet at the rendezvous joint tomorrow by 9am’’ he said to the young
man who nodded in agreement.
‘’Charles is really a pain in the neck. I should have killed him when I had the chance’’ he muttered
to me with a smile while I shrugged, too scared to say a word.
We soon got to the west end section of the backyard where a black SUV was waiting for us but
unfortunately before we could get to it, we heard Charles’s voice from behind.
‘’hmmm old man, you are so predictable. I knew you would come here’’ Charles shouted
confidently. Donpatric and I instantly turned towards the direction of the voice but unfortunately for
the old man, Charles wasn’t willing to take any chances and fired without hesitation, sending down
the old man with one gunshot to the chest.
‘’I should have done this a long time ago’’ he breathed coldly as he cautiously drew close to spit on
him. I trembled as I watched the whole drama, too terrified to even scream.
Charles kicked Donpatric who was gasping for breath before focusing his attention on me.
‘’Clara my love, I got you back. I have you back’’ he breathed excitedly, drawing close to hug me
and backing Donpatric at the same time but it was a mistake that cost him his life. The old man
managed to pull out the pistol he had all along and fired twice at him, sending two hot bullets into
his back and bringing him down on the floor with no mercy.‘’oh my God’’ Charles struggled to breathe as he fell heavily from my body.
‘’I’m sorry but I can’t let you marry him’’ Donpatic managed to mutter, spitting out more blood from
his mouth. I just stood motionless for some seconds staring at the two men who brought their lives
to an end because of me.
‘’Clara my love, don’t ever forget me. No one will ever love you the way I do. I’m dying’’ Charles
struggled to breathe while I knelt by his side, unable to do much to save his life.
‘’it’s over my dear’’ he finally breathed and went still while I wailed profusely. I couldn’t believe
It all looked like a nightmare.
Nervously I turned to see Donpatric still struggling to breathe. I really can’t tell what pushed me to
his side. The old man surprisingly grabbed my hand tightly.
‘’Please stay with me to the end. Don’t let me die a lonely man. I’m an old man, there is no way I
will survive this’’ he begged faintly while I stared at him with tears in my eyes.
In no time the whole compound was swarming with police.
To be continued…