The State Governor’s Daughter: 9, 10
CLARA (The State Governor’s Daughter)
Clara’s side of the story from the previous episode
There was no denying I liked val. I felt at peace whenever I was with him and he kind of had this
innocent smile that always melted my heart anytime we were together. Charles was just the exact
opposite of him and I couldn’t help but wish Val was in his position.
Perhaps because of his wealthy background Charles had this proud nature I resented. He
believed he was better than everyone and I merely tolerated him because of his family. But then
seeing him confront Val at his own birthday party really made me snap, I lost all control as I
attacked him like a wounded lion. Yes of course I was equally surprised with myself. I never knew
where the courage or spirit came from. Of course in the end I regretted reacting so harshly but
then there was nothing I could do to reverse it, moreover it was a good opportunity I used in
putting Charles in his place.
Early Friday morning
I was preparing hot tea in the kitchen when I heard Charles’s voice calling me out from the gate. At
first I felt like ignoring him but later changed my mind and headed to the gate to meet him. I was a
bit nervous as I headed to the gate because I really didn’t know how to face him after what
happened the previous evening.
Charles on his own part smiled as soon as his eyes fell on me while I kept a straight face.
‘’come on my queen, I never believed you would act the way you did yesterday but I’m sorry for
everything. I agree, I’m a jerk and I promise I won’t misbehave again. Please’’ he apologized
quickly, surprising me with his action. Yes he was a guy that hardly apologized over anything and I
really was taken aback with his apology.
‘’I’m also sorry for how I acted yesterday. I overdid it. I’m sorry’’ I softly apologized. His eyes lit up
with hope, he quickly hugged me.
‘’but we have to set one thing straight’’ I added, breaking free from him.
What’s it ? He asked curiously
I don’t know what gave you the impression that we are dating. We are very close friends and
that’s it. Please you are not my boyfriend’’ I softly said, taking a step backwards as I noticed his
mood quickly change.
‘’what do you mean by that?, we have gone out many times, we have shared secrets and been
together for years now. Oh or is it because I respected you and never forced myself into getting
intimate with you?. Dam.n I’m now the fool right?’’ he barked, frightening me with the look on his
‘’you have to learn how to control your temper or maybe you should take anger management
classes. You easily flare up and that’s a big turn off to me. I’m heading back to my state tomorrow.
Please don’t disturb me again’’ I managed to say before heading back into the compound and
shutting the gate on him.
He banged on the gate for few minutes while I ran to my room to calm down.
Just like I said earlier, supposing he was a little bit calm and quiet like Val, perhaps we could have
been planning our future together. I wouldn’t have hesitated in getting serious with him because it
was something that would benefit our families but he looked too strong for me and he was just like
the type of guy who would end up killing me in his house. Yes he was a great friend but I was
scared of him at the same time. The only difference this time around was that I now had the
courage to shout back at him.
As I settled on my bed, I couldn’t help but play back all the words he said to me, more especially
the comment he made about holding himself from taking advantage of me. Yes I was lucky I
escaped that and it was probably because I wasn’t very much around due to my studies in the
‘’are you okay?’’ I soon heard Val ask as he peeped into my room.
‘’yes come sit with me’’ I invited him with a smile.
Val’s side of the story continues from the last scene above
‘’I watched from my room as you went out to talk with Charles’’ I said softly as I sat beside her.
She rolled her eyes and laughed.
‘’It didn’t end well right?’’ I asked curiously.
‘’no it didn’t. I’m tired of that guy seriously’’ she breathed.
‘’you said he isn’t your boyfriend but I’m very curious, have you ever been in any other
relationship?’’ I asked.
‘’mmmm yes, I have been in two relationships actually. The first was when I was still a teenager;
you know how we get all fired up at that age. It didn’t end well and the second one was even more
devastating. I lost my virginity for nothing. Afterwards I decided to forget everything about
relationships and ever since then the only male friend I had was Charles because he was more of
a family friend’’ she explained softly.
‘’so tell me, how do you feel about me. I noticed how you always stare at me, you hardly let me out
of your sight?’’ she suddenly asked, taking me by surprise with the question.
‘’to be sincere, I have a very big crush on you but I know that’s all I can ever get. We are not of the
same level. A gateman can only dream of marrying his master’s daughter. I’m too broke’’ I
answered with a smile.
‘’what gave you the impression that relationships only work when wealth is involved?.
Money is needed though but it’s just like salt needed to sweeten a relationship. You have to have all the
other ingredients ready before the salt’’ she muttered as she drew closer to me. I swallowed hard
as I fought back the urge, passion and desire in me. I badly wanted her. I badly wanted to hold her
face and make promises but I just couldn’t. I knew I could lose it all in the end. I remembered my
poor mother at home, my family. I swallowed hard and looked down.
‘’I like you Val, you shouldn’t look down on yourself. You shouldn’t be scared of anything’’
she suddenly whispered in my ear. I brought up my eyes to meet her gaze and this time around, a
force greater than the fear in my heart pushed me into kissing her.
To be continued
CLARA (The State Governor’s Daughter)
Val’s side of the story continues
At first my kiss wasn’t a deep one but Clara responded in a way I never imagined. She held me
tightly and kissed back as if she had been expecting my kiss for a long time. Her action of course
gave me the courage to kiss her over and over. In no time I found my hand reaching for her left
b.oob while she wriggled and kissed me back.
Deep down I felt I wasn’t doing the right thing, I knew I had to control my urge and stop but I just couldn’t. The heat, the passion and fire between us was just too intense. Finally, Clara softly
pushed me away.
‘’your phone is ringing’’ she breathed, sitting up and giving me the chance to recover myself. I
nervously fetched my phone from my trouser pocket and took a quick look at the screen.
The caller was no other person than Vivian and I just didn’t know whether to feel relived or angry over
‘’hey what’s up’’ I breathed
‘’I’m not fine. I can’t believe you couldn’t even call to check up on me ever since you left for Abuja.
I thought we are friends?’’ she asked with an angry tone while I swallowed hard as I quickly tried to
find a polite way to hang up on her. Of course the last thing I wanted was answering such a phone
call in Clara’s presence even though there was nothing wrong in it as we had nothing going on
I just didn’t want to talk to her that moment.
‘’I’m so sorry Vivian, I will call you later, I’m very busy at the moment’’ I quickly muttered and hung
up while Clara smiled and got up from the bed.
‘’it’s Vivian’’ I informed her. She simply shrugged
‘’we are heading back to Owerri tomorrow. You can go to your room now. Please delete what just
happened between us from your mind. You know I haven’t been myself since yesterday?’’
she suddenly said, surprising me with the comment. I couldn’t say anything, even though I strongly felt
like asking her what exactly she felt for me. I felt like grabbing her that moment and asking over
and over what she felt for me. But I couldn’t because I was a guy on a mission and romance was
never part of it. The right thing to do was just to obey her wish without asking any question.
‘’okay no problem’’ I shrugged, got up from the bed and headed out of the room, but as I got to the
doorway, I turned to give her a last look and noticed that she was staring at me with a look that
somehow showed disappointment. Perhaps it was what I felt in my head or maybe she was
actually disappointed over something I did.
Clara’s side of the story continues from the last scene above
Of course I was disappointed with Val. I never really wanted him to leave my room. I just made the
comment as a woman who was protecting her dignity. I had expected him to stand his ground,
hold me tightly and ask me with me with strong voice if the kiss we just shared meant nothing to
me. I couldn’t believe he left my room without any hesitation and I felt so cheap and stupid. Of
course he actually made the first move but I should have pushed him away instead of kissing him
back. I felt so stupid. I couldn’t help but lock the door and cry out my heart.
Vivian’s side of the story continues from the scene above
I woke up that fateful Friday to see five missed calls in my phone. The missed calls were from an
unknown number. I called back and was surprised to hear Charles gruff voice. I never knew the
dude had my number and with the way he greeted me, I knew something just wasn’t right.
However I didn’t have to wait long before he poured out his heart to me, narrating how Clara
ruined his party all because of Val. He told me everything, including how he went to see Clara
early that Friday morning only to be embarrassed again.
The more he narrated his story the more
my heart broke. I was never a fan of Charles but then I knew with the way he described Clara’s
action that something definitely was going on between she and Val. I knew for her to have the
courage to behave so rudely to Charles that something was giving her the morale. I really didn’t
know what to say to Charles after his story other than promising to speak with Clara but what he
didn’t know was that I was equally feeling the same pain he was feeling.
Instead of calling Clara like I promised, I called Val to hear his voice and at least put my heart at
I really had expected him to call me when he got to Abuja days ago but I was so disappointed
that he never called and as a woman I painfully killed the urge of hearing from him. But then after
all Charles told me, I was forced to call him. The last thing I would do was to sit back and watch
Clara take him away from me. I met him first, I knew his secrets and it was because of me that he
was able to get along with her in the first place.
Clara on her own part just pretended not to want him while deep down she wanted him. I hated
pretence, I hated deceit, I hated backstabbing. Of course I gave my dear Clara all the signs for her
to know that Val was mine, the silly girl just pretended and then snatched him from my reach by
taking him to Abuja.
I called Val on phone, expecting to have a long talk with him but I was surprised with the way he
answered and hung up on me, claiming he was busy. He couldn’t be busy by that time of the day
unless he was busy fu.cking Clara.
Slowly the night we kissed played back in my head. The night he thought I was drunk. Tears softly
filled up my eyes as I regretted being too dull.
I knew I had to do something. I had to do something pretty fast.
To be continued