Val’s side of the story continues from the same evening of the previous episode
‘’I really missed you Val. I guess you never missed me’’ Jenifer muttered with a smile as we walked into my apartment.
‘’of course I missed you but my mother missed you more. She always asked about you even though you guys frequently talked on phone’’ I answered with a smile.
‘’your mum is a good woman. We are very fond of each other’’ she added, rolling her eyes. I slowly led her to the second room, dropped her luggage beside the bed, faced her and breathed deeply. It really felt good having her around but regrettably we weren’t meant to be together.
‘’you asked to stay in my small apartment. I guess you know you won’t be getting the hotel treatment here?’’ I playfully asked. She rolled her eyes once again, sighed and sat on the bed.
‘’so you are too lazy to play the gentleman even for a day?. Hmmmm so I won’t be getting breakfast on bed then?’’ she replied playfully. I laughed and sat beside her. Really I always felt this inner joy whenever we were together but that’s it. I couldn’t love her and Clara at the same time. Love doesn’t work that way.
‘’so how do you see the new assignment and how are things with you and Clara?’’ she curiously asked.
‘’seriously this new assignment is the kind of job I have been yearning for. And as for Clara we are back together even though she’s still with Charles. The bastar.d is planning their traditional wedding as we speak now’’ I replied while Jenifer stared at me curiously.
‘’wait you mean Clara is with you and Charles at the same time and you are cool with it?’’ she asked quickly. I swallowed hard.
‘’it’s a long story my dear. I guess I will have to narrate everything to you’’ I softly replied, taking my time to narrate all that happened since Vivian got back to the country.
‘’so you now see the situation of things?. Clara can’t break up with him so easily. I just have to find a way to nail Charles and get him behind bars. That’s the only way she can be free from him. I really need to talk to her tonight’’ I concluded slowly. Jennifer breathed deeply and reached for my hand.
‘’I hope you know Clara isn’t supposed to be aware that I’m staying here with you?. You can’t tell her about our new assignment as well because it’s against protocol hope you know?’’ she asked. I nodded.
‘’yes and that’s the problem because she will definitely find out that you are staying with me and it will cause another problem’’ I breathed
‘’I know but I don’t think there is any way you can tell her that I’m with you without giving out details of our mission which is against code of conduct. Moreover it’s for her own good and safety that she knows nothing’’ she insisted.
‘’yes you are right but let’s forget about Clara for now and focus on the mission ahead. We have to figure out a way to break into Charles’s life or network which is really a hard nut to crack considering that we have just little information about him’’ I replied.
‘’We will have to start with surveillance I guess. I can get the team ready in the morning’’ she suggested.
‘’no I think I know a better and easier way which won’t take up much resources. The last time I was with Clara, she told me about this tall beautiful personal assistant of Charles. I believe she could know a lot and it will be very easy to go through her. I can easily work on her, from there we abduct and question her depending on how things turn out’’ I added with a smile while Jennifer scoffed.
‘’for your mind you have a plan huh? And what makes you think you can get her without Charles noticing a thing or breathing down your neck?’’ she asked curiously.
‘’hmmm it all depends on how I play it out. Maybe I should try charming her first and if Charles gets to know will be very glad to allow me have my way as to prove to Clara that I’m not a good guy. Seriously that’s why I need to alert Clara on this. We can’t go on with this assignment without Clara getting involved in one way or the other’’ I muttered.
‘’it’s not my call to make. You will have to seek approval from the department first on whether to involve your Clara or not’’’ she replied with a shrug.
9am, the next day, agent Val and Jennifer are seen inside a black Hilux Truck watching over Charles’s new mansion which was just a distance away. They spotted two cars head out of the gate and stop. Charles and Miss Celine soon appeared from the house walking towards the parked cars and discussing seriously. On getting to the second car they stopped, stared at each other for a while before kissing intimately for some seconds. After the kiss Charles headed into the first car which quickly zoomed off, leaving the second one behind
Val’s side of the story continues
‘’wait a minute seems like Charles is equally sleeping with his tall personal assistant hmmm interesting’’ Jennifer breathed while I licked my lips as I watched the show.
‘’yes Charles is good at monitoring people and now we are taking the game to him. The idio.t has too many secrets and this is just the beginning.’’ I replied and switched on the car engine as Miss Celine got into the second car which instantly headed towards the main town.
We expertly followed her car until it pulled up in front of Maris super market.
‘’I guess it’s time I approach her’’ I muttered to Jennifer who nodded in agreement.
‘’but be careful’’ she advised with a smile. I breathed deeply, alighted from the car and rushed up to meet Celine. I got to her before she could enter the super market.
‘’hi dear, finally we meet again’’ I breathed pleasantly, gaining her attention. She turned and stared at me with surprise before relaxing with a smile. It was very obvious she knew me very well and so couldn’t very much pretend not to know me.
TO BE CONTINUED…