The Sate Governor’s Daughter: 4
CLARA (The State Governor’s daughter)
Val’s side of the story continues
‘’I hope you are not in need of anything?’’
Vivian asked as we exchanged glances.
‘’oh not at all. Thanks for your care’’ I breathed politely while she shrugged,
leaving her eyes on me. We silently
stared at each other for a while without saying anything.
I couldn’t think out any topic to
discuss with her and she on her own part looked as if she was hoping for me to
start a conversation.
‘’tomorrow we will be moving down to the
governor’s family house downtown. Clara
will be receiving her friends and guests
there. You know it’s against protocol for her friends to be coming here as they
wish. So that’s why she decided it was
better moving down to the other house to
have the space and freedom she needs’’
Vivian finally informed me after noticing
that I wasn’t ready to start up any conversation with her.
‘’very well. I’m ready for anything’’ I
replied with a smile.
‘’good night then. We will be leaving by
12noon’’ she added, stood up, smiled at
me and left the room while I fell back on my bed and breathed deeply.
9am, Sunday morning
I was busy checking out the car we were
to make use of that day when a female
“civil defense” officer walked up to me. ‘’someone wants to see you. He is
at the gate’’ she informed. I couldn’t help
but stare at her curiously. It was with
great effort that I refrained myself from
telling her that she was mistaken because clearly wasn’t expecting anyone.
Curiously I walked up to the gate to see
one of the governor’s aides waiting for
I was surprised and confused at the
same time. ‘’hey my name is Joe, I’m not really sure
if you know me?. I’m sorry for disturbing
you this early but it’s a matter of
urgency’’ the young man breathed as he
led me to a quiet corner while I wondered
the reason for all that. Of course I knew him well even though we had never
spoken to each other prior to that
He was no other person than the
governor’s special assistant on youth
matters. A young man of about thirty three years, very friendly and eloquent.
‘’I really need your help brother and I
know this may come to you as a surprise
but I can’t help it. You see I’m in love
with Clara’’ he nervously breathed,
shocking me with his words. I couldn’t even figure out how to react or what to
say to him.
‘’I heard you guys are very close and that
you will be with her at all times. Please I
know this sounds weird but I will like you
to be my eyes and ears. I simply want you to represent my interest. I really love
this girl and you know what I mean’’ he
‘’I understand you bro but what you are
asking of me is a bit difficult and
confusing. Clara is an adult and I don’t have much influence over her. Vivian her
cousin should be the person to meet’’ I
finally said to him.
‘’no you are a man just like me. Just keep
it in mind, in due time you will see your
role in this’’ he muttered with a smile while I shrugged.
‘’here take this small change. It’s just ten
thousand naira. keep it’’ he said, fetching
out a wad of currency notes from his
pocket. I laughed deep inside. His
gesture looked a bit desperate and stupid.Moreover I was an agent who was perhaps earning much more than him.
But he didn’t know about that though.
‘’you shouldn’t bother about that. I will
help you as long as your request isn’t a dangerous one. Just keep your money
bro’’ I breathed politely, smiled and
I couldn’t help but wonder how many
were desperate to have the governor’s daughter. She was a hot catch quite
later in the evening Flintheirz governor’s
Time: 9:30pm Vivian and I sat on a small field at the
back of the big mansion enjoying a very
rich alcoholic wine together. It really
wasn’t my idea to sit down there at the
back of the house drinking and catching
fun. It was all Vivian’s idea and I kind of obliged her since it was already dark and
I had no other work to do that evening.
But the more she drank, the more I
noticed the drink taking over her senses.
She talked very freely while I behaved
like a gentleman.
‘’so tell me, do you have a girlfriend?’’
finally asked while I drew back a bit.
Yea that was a very sensitive question
that always pinched me whenever someone asked me about it. I was well
employed and good looking but
unfortunately I wasn’t successful with
women. I had to run away from the few
female friends I had when I noticed that
they were all interested in ripping me off than giving me the love I needed. I had to bachelor with no girlfriend.
Perhaps because of the drink, perhaps
because I felt free with her, I opened up.
I told her I had no girlfriend not because I
didn’t want one but because I was yet to
find the person who would give me the love I needed without weighing me down
problems and issues.
Vivian silently listened to all I said and when I was done, she said nothing which
kind of made me feel that she was asleep
or something. I had to lean forward to
check out her face only to be held tightly
by her as she gave me an unexpected
kiss that shocked and left me trembling.
‘’Val’’ she breathed.
‘’noooo’’ I cautiously stammered, softly
pushing her away. I was scared of hurting
her but I just couldn’t help it.
To be continued