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Clara the state Governor's Daughter
Episode 28
12pm, the next day @the governor’s
(Clara is seen sitting calmly at the
balcony in front of her room reading a
newspaper, Charles joins her carrying a
bottle of wine and two glass cups)
Clara’s side of the story continues
‘’Deji will be getting married on Saturday,
hope you will be attending?’’ Charles
asked curiously as he offered me a glass
of wine. I shrugged and shook my head.
‘’Deji?, which Deji?’’ I asked, pretending
not to recognize the person he was
talking about.
‘’come on are you joking or serious?’’ he
asked with disbelief while I smiled. Deji
was the first son of former deputy
governor of Oyo state (3rd republic). He
equally was one of Charles’s most loyal
friends. However I never had any idea he
was getting married.
‘’well he never told me and I don’t think I
will be attending’’ I answered.
‘’he sent your invitation through me. The
wedding is on Saturday at Abuja. At least
you will use the opportunity to meet old
friends you haven’t seen for ages’’ he
pressed on with a smile. I breathed
deeply as I gave him a long look.
Oh yes I already forgave him over the
stunt he pulled on me the previous week
but I couldn’t get myself to forget it. I
was still very much uncomfortable with
him and no matter how hard I tried to
force myself into feeling very secure
with him I just couldn’t.
‘’we will leave for Abuja on Friday and
spend the night at my place. On Saturday
we leave for the wedding. Once the
wedding is over you can decide how
long you wish to stay in the city. My job
will be to guard and serve you’’ he
added pleasantly to impress me. I forced
out a smile that never reached my heart.
‘’Charles you very much know that what
you did to me the previous week will
never leave my memory. I still find it very
difficult to be free with you’’ I bluntly
told him while he nodded, drew close
and reached for my hand.
‘’of course my dear I know. And I will do
everything possible to make you trust
me again’’ he promised quickly. I
breathed deeply.
‘’okay fine, I will attend the wedding
with you. I haven’t attended any high
profile occasion since I arrived the
country’’ I accepted with a smile. His
eyes beamed with joy.
By 10am Friday , Charles walked into the
lodge expecting to see me well dressed
up and ready for the journey ahead. But
instead he saw me in sitting room, busy
with my phone. I expected him to get
angry but Instead of getting angry, he
drew close and knelt by my side.
‘’what’s wrong my dear?, you haven’t
been picking my calls since 7am and you
are equally not dressed up. Don’t tell me
you are not going again?’’ he asked
breathlessly. I couldn’t help but notice
how tensed up he was. Of course he
was trying hard to control his real
‘’I’m still indecisive. I don’t know if I will
be going again’’ I muttered looking
away like a spoilt child.
‘’come on my dear. I know you don’t feel
safe with me but I promise I will never
misbehave. I went through a lot of pains
arranging for the helicopter that will
take us to Abuja. Please consider my
feelings as well. I already told Deji and
his bride that I will be coming with you.
You cant change your mind at the last
minute’’ he begged desperately.
‘’okay fine but where will I be spending
the night?. I don’t want to share the
same room with you and I know it will
be rude, leaving you to sleep over at my
family house once we get to Abuja’’ I
asked seriously.
‘’you will spend the night in my place but
you have nothing to fear. I won’t be very
much around because today is equally
Deji’s bachelor’s Night and I will spend
most of the evening at the party’’’ he
answered quickly.
‘’so that means I will be all alone and
lonely in your house?’’ I asked, putting
him in a tight position with the
question. He swallowed hard.
‘’come on why are you being so uptight.
It isn’t fair’’ he cried. I laughed, got up
and headed to my room to dress up.
The trip to Abuja in a helicopter was
another wonderful experience. It was
my second time of flying in a helicopter
and my first time of going on a long trip
in it. Charles was all caring and nice. He
was all out to impress me and yes I
enjoyed every moment.
When we got to his house later in the
day, he never tried anything silly with
me, instead kept a respectable distance.
He just wanted me to see that he was a
changed person. Yes deep down I
appreciated everything but to be sincere
to myself I wasn’t in love with him and I
never promised him anything.
All I did before my parents when he
apologized for his wrong deeds was to
forgive and accept him back as a friend
with the hopes of perhaps getting
serious with him in future. But with the
way I was seeing my feelings I still had
my doubts over how my future with him
would turn out. There was no denying
my parents were encouraging the
relationship just like his parents were
and yes it would be good for business
and for everyone. That equally was the
main reason I was trying hard to be free
with him but still I never get turned on
nor felt any sexual urge whenever I was
with him. Yes I knew love no longer
mattered these days but at least a little
of it was all I wanted to feel for him.
Saturday, Deji’s wedding
Deji’s wedding was a one in town
society wedding that had almost all the
personalities in Nigeria attending, From
politicians to academia’s, business
moguls and expatriates. It was just like
an annual get together of the upper
class. Almost all my friends were in
attendance and yes none of us
concentrated very much on the
ceremony because of gossips and
stories we had to share. It really was
wonderful and I was so happy to be
The M.C, who was no other person than
basketmouth the comedian, did what he
was good at by making the second
ceremony (reception) as lively as ever.
The event dragged on till around
6:30pm when the M.C, finally announced
to everyone’s amazement that he will be
in charge of another wedding coming
up in few months.
‘’should I reveal the couple?’’ he asked in
his usual funny manner, leaving a chorus
of yes on everyone’s lips. He then asked
the Dj to play him a song.
I laughed heartily as I watched the M.C,
dance towards my table, not suspecting
a thing. Then suddenly he stopped at the
table I shared with Charles and three
other friends, cracked a joke and
handed over the microphone to Charles
while the hall went silent as everyone
watched. At that moment I understood
what was about happening and my
heart froze.
Charles softly took the microphone,
pulled out a diamond ring and went on
his knees before me.
‘’will you marry me Clara?’’ he asked in
front of everyone. Our friends, family, the
media, everyone that mattered were all
I felt angry, shocked and speechless.
Rejecting him was close to impossible. It
would be a huge embarrassment.
To be continued....
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