The State Governor’s Daughter: 11, 12, 13
CLARA (The State Governor’s Daughter
Val’s side of the story continues
I stayed in my room for the rest of the day, thinking and playing back in my head the events of the
past forty eight hours. The look of disappointment Clara gave me as I left her room hours ago
equally kept replaying in my head, refusing to leave my mind. Oh yes I had this urge to tell her the
truth, to tell her my feelings and my real identity in order to put my conscience at rest but I was
very scared of how she would react.
I definitely was in a tight corner and I knew I messed up by
allowing my heart get over my head. But then we can’t choose who our heart falls in love with and
I really was stuck between doing my duty or following my heart. I was at lost, clueless and very
By 7:30pm, the housekeeper came to my room to inform me that dinner was ready. I headed to
the dining room hoping to see Clara but was disappointed.
‘’Madam Clara is currently not feeling fine. She told me not to disturb her with dinner’’ the
housekeeper muttered as she noticed my curious look.
I couldn’t help but eat alone with the
intention of checking up on her after the meal. Of course I strongly felt that I did something she
wasn’t happy with when I was in her room in the morning but I just couldn’t figure out what I did
Fifteen minutes later, I softly made my way to Clara’s room. Her light was on when I gently opened
the door. I hesitated at the door as I waited for her reaction but none came, giving me the courage
to walk up to her bed and sit beside her.
‘’I was told you haven’t eaten anything strong all day. Is anything the problem?’’ I asked softly as
she turned to face me.
‘’I’m alright, I don’t feel like eating. I’m checking my weight’’ she answered softly, trying hard to
hide her feelings but I clearly noticed she was lying.
‘’I feel that I did something that made you angry in the morning. I’m very sorry. I just hope you will
understand. There are many things you are yet to know about me and someone in my position just
has to be careful. I have feelings like every other guy but I have learnt not to listen to the yearnings
in my heart. I’m sorry. I know you won’t understand’’ I stammered while she left her eyes on me
saying nothing. Of course I wanted to tell her a lot more but I only ended up making little sense
with my words.
‘’good night dear, I hope we are still heading back home tomorrow’’ I stammered as I tried to get up but surprisingly she grabbed my right hand, forcing me back on the bed.
‘’you are scared of Charles, you are scared of my family, you are scared of what people will say
but I don’t care’’ she solemnly breathed, blinking her eyes as she battled hard to control her
emotions. There was no denying she wanted me. There was no denying I wanted her but then it
was an affair that wasn’t supposed to be. I could lose a lot. I couldn’t equally gain a lot. It all
depends on fate, destiny, luck.
‘’yes everyone will be disappointed in you. Your parents will end up throwing me to the trash can.
I’m solely here to be your companion and not your lover. This is Nigeria. This is Africa. We can’t
act like whites here’’ I struggled to say without really giving up my real identity. She on her own
part never understood what I meant when I said I was there solely as her companion.
‘’so you prefer being a coward instead of fighting for this opportunity?. Yes I know, I know I told
you to delete what happened between us in the morning from your mind but to be truthful I can’t
even delete it from my own mind’’ she confessed, turned and buried her head in her pillow. I
swallowed hard as I admired her hair, shoulders and bare back.
I never knew when I began caressing her and in no time we were back to where we stopped in the
morning. This time around the passion between us was so intense that we were soon totally
unclad as we caressed and kissed each other.
Finally it got to the penetration part but unfortunately I came with no protection.
‘’come on Val, just be gentle’’ she whispered into my ear, encouraging me to go all the way in
without any fear. At that peculiar moment she was just like an ordinary girl before me, her status
and personality simply disappeared as we took ourselves to Pluto.
‘’oh Val’’ she breathed when we were done few minutes later.
‘’I have never felt this good in my entire life but I’m scared Clara’’ I confessed as I pulled away
from her. She smiled and dropped her head on my chest.
‘’all we need is understanding plus a good plan. Everything will be okay. How about we head to
Obudu tomorrow?. I have heard a lot about the place but have never gone there’’ she suggested
excitedly while I breathed deeply as I closed my eyes. I couldn’t help but mutter quick prayers
because definitely I didn’t know what I was getting myself into.
Just like every other rich girl, she could turn against me in the end, especially when the truth eventually starts leaking out.
To be continued
CLARA (The State Governor’s Daughter)
Val’s side of the story continues
The trip to Obudu was a very memorable one. The environment, weather and scenery were all too
splendid. We spent almost a week in that vicinity and there was never a dull moment. I couldn’t
help but realize that my life had been too dull over the years. Of course there is nothing like giving
your life a little sparkle and fun every now and then.
To be sincere I never felt like leaving the place because it was just a wonderful experience.
Clara and I equally took our love making to the highest limit with the little opportunity the trip
presented. We made love in orthodox places, just like carefree teenagers. It was so beautiful and
magical. It was just like a dream. But then when it was eventually time to head home, all my fears
returned and I couldn’t help but realize that I misused the opportunity I could have used in telling
her the whole truth about my job and life.
Trust me I really wanted to tell her the truth but I just didn’t know how to get it out of me; moreover
my job was equally on the line.
The only thing I managed to do was to beg her on Thursday night, to keep our affair secret which
she promised to do, thus settling my mind.
We got back to Owerri late Friday, looking very exhausted. The joy in Clara’s eyes was very clear
for all to see and I was a bit scared that Vivian could read out everything from her body language.
Just like I expected, Vivian was the first to welcome us. I avoided her eyes as she approached us
and hurriedly headed to my room, leaving her with Clara who just couldn’t hide how happy she
Clara’s side of the side continues from scene above
Val was just so wonderful, he was my man, my guide, my companion and everything. He was so
so romantic and he equally made sure I never had a dull moment in Obudu. We went horse riding
together, we went sightseeing together, and we even did unimaginable things at the hills. Oh he
just left me breathless and only ladies who have experienced total unconditional love will
understand how I felt with him. I felt so full, so happy and so free with life. We were just like twins, he understood me and I understood him. The little trip to Obudu was all we needed to solidify our
feelings. I enjoyed every moment.
However I also couldn’t help but notice that sometimes Val appeared a bit withdrawn as if
something serious was disturbing him and I knew it was all because of his status.
I made a promise to myself to force my dad into getting him a good job or if it failed to work out, would use
my allowance to sponsor him out of the country where we could stay and make plans for our
future. I was very ready to settle down with him, I was very ready to bear his children. Oh I just
Before we left Obudu, Val begged me to keep our relationship secret which I agreed upon
because I clearly understood his position but then I knew I couldn’t keep such pleasant news away
from my dear cousin Vivian. She was just like a blood sister to me and she had every right to know
my good secrets.
‘’so tell me how was the trip to Abuja and Obudu ?, I was surprised when you called to tell me that
you guys were in Obudu. Your Charles has been disturbing my life’’ Vivian breathed with a smile
as soon as we settled in my room, very eager to hear my gist.
‘’seriously my dear. It was fun, but I have a secret I wish to share with you. I don’t want you to call
me a s.lut or something similar but listen to this’’ I giggled while Vivian’s face instantly colored up.
‘’I’m in love with Val and we went to Obudu so that we could be alone. Please just keep this secret
with you. You know he is still unemployed and it could dent the family’s image if the news gets out.
I have to find a way to make dad get him a good job as soon as possible but my problem is that I
really don’t understand dad anymore. I already told him about the job issue but his response is so
discouraging’’ I poured out seriously while Vivian’s eyes reddened as she looked down.
‘’I told you to stay away from Val, didn’t i?’’ she suddenly asked, shocking me the seriousness on
her face. I instantly drew back with fear.
‘’I thought you were just playing?, moreover Val swore he has nothing to do with you and you
never seriously said anything about him to me’’ I stammered defensively.
‘’it’s not about me Clara. It’s about you, about your heart, about your feelings. Val isn’t who you
think he is and I’m so shocked and surprised that you easily slept with a guy you hardly know
under few weeks of meeting him’’ she fired, hurting my pride with her words.
‘’you won’t like what I have to tell you about Val. I merely kept quiet all these while because I
thought it was the right thing but now I fear it isn’t’’ she added, shutting down my heart with those simple but suspense filled words. I couldn’t imagine what she had to tell me about Val.
I was almost gasping for breath as I waited for the revelation.
To be continued
CLARA (The State Governor’s Daughter)
Clara’s side of the story continues from the last scene of the previous episode
‘’Val is a federal agent and your dad got him here to protect you. We had to come up with the lie
he sold to you in order for you to be comfortable with him. We did it to protect you, since you
insisted on having no security guy breathing down your neck. I was very much okay with the plan
but I never knew the guy was going to take advantage of the situation to sleep with you.
That wasn’t part of his job description and his action has shown that he can’t be trusted with your life.
He lied to you, he played on your intelligence, and he used your emotions. I’m very sorry that I
was part of this grand scheme in the first place. I will leave your house very early tomorrow
because I know after all I just told you, I won’t be welcomed here anymore. Just forgive me Clara’’
Vivian breathed solemnly while I trembled over her words. Of course I was in pain. I was so
shocked and ashamed of my life. I couldn’t believe I gave myself away very easy to a fake guy. I
felt very terrible.
‘’I have to go to my room and pack up my things’’ I heard Vivian mutter as she stood up. I quickly
grabbed her hand.
‘’no you are not going anywhere. This is your home. You are my sister. The only person leaving is
Val’’ I stammered softly.
‘’I can’t stay here anymore. Once you confront Val and he leaves this house, he will definitely put a
call to your dad who won’t be happy with me for leaking the secret’’ she protested.
I slowly wiped the tears flowing down my eyes, took a deep breath and hugged her.
‘’thank you for opening up to me. That’s all that matters now. I can’t imagine how long he would
have continued sleeping me supposing you didn’t tell me the truth. He never loved me. He was
only using me to have fun while on duty. He’s going tonight. Just wait for me here’’ I breathed
painfully and tried heading towards my door but Vivian quickly held me back.
‘’no don’t confront him tonight. Don’t kick him out this night’’ she pleaded.
‘’no he has to go tonight. Just wait for me here please I beg of you’’ I pleaded, snatched my hand
from her grasp and headed to Val’s room with great fury.
On getting to his room, I barged in without knocking, throwing the young man into confusion as he
struggled to get out of the bed.
‘’what’s this about my dear?. You look awful?’’ he stammered as he got to his feet. I simply walked
up to him and lashed out a terrible slap on his face, sending him backwards with the force of my
‘’agent Val or what should I call you?. How dare you?. I never believed an innocent looking guy
like you could be so deceitful. Charles is very much better than you. I have learnt my lesson.
Vivian told me everything about you after I told her all we did. Just leave my house now’’ I shouted
with great energy.
‘’please keep down your voice. I know I lied to you but I lied in order to protect you. I lied in order
to be with you. Whatever I did with you was done out of real love and affection. Just calm down’’
he pleaded but I was far from calming down. My head was just so full. I couldn’t even think
‘’listen to me Clara. Vivian just told you everything probably to get back at me. Please don’t get
mad’’ he pleaded desperately but his words only made me more angry. I slapped him again and
again while he simply took it all without flinching. I was very much in love with him. I was feeling
the slaps I gave to him down in my heart. I couldn’t believe he didn’t trust me enough to tell me the
truth. I couldn’t just stand his sight anymore.
‘’pack your things and leave right now. You can take one of the cars with you if you are scared of
leaving this compound on foot’’ I barked.
‘’I’m sorry but my duty is to be with you at all times. I can’t leave the house’’ he breathed defiantly,
surprising me with his words.
‘’fine be ready to be with my corpse then because I’m heading to the kitchen right now to get a
knife and stab myself’’ I threatened, turned and headed towards the door.
‘’okay okay, I’m leaving. Don’t do anything silly. I beg of you.’’ He stammered. I stopped at the
door, faced him and folded my hands.
‘’then start packing right now’’ I commanded with tears in my eyes.
It was so painful watching him grab his bag. I felt the pain very much but I did the right thing in kicking him out
Val’s side of the story continues from the last scene above
As I drove out of the compound that fateful night, I couldn’t help but shade tears. I knew I had lost
Clara, I equally was at risk of losing my job. I just didn’t know how to face the governor and my
superiors. I equally didn’t know exactly what Vivian told the poor girl and that in its own way was
going to make things very difficult for me because I didn’t know the kind of defence to put up in the
upcoming query and debriefing I was going to face.
I parked in front of the house, kept watch and thought of what next to do. Of course the last thing
to do at this stage was to leave my duty post. I still had a duty which was to keep watch over Clara
and I had to stay around in case she decides to leave the house. Yes I was scared. I knew it was
just a matter of hours before a call from the governor or my commander breaks my last energy. I
couldn’t believe I messed up my career because of a silly feeling called love. I was in love with
Clara but it doesn’t matter now. Does it?
Being on the verge of losing my job, my future, my happiness and my life, I couldn’t imagine living
in the country without anything. I couldn’t help but pray. I prayed, begging God to touch Clara’s
heart and stop her from telling anyone else that I slept with her, which was the only thing that
could save me in a way. But then even if Clara decides to keep her mouth shut will Vivian do the
The worst mistake I made was sleeping with Clara.
To be continued