AMI [English a-mee, ah-mee] = FRIEND

Amira was the best thing that ever happened to Tonia. For a decade they had been friends and pretty much loved each other so affectionately you could liken them to lesbians- each one’s character greatly affected the other and the truth is they were pretty much contagious.

Today it took every will in the book for Amira to hear her friend broken down and pretty much helplessly beaten by her emotions over the phone. Ami could only stand stoic at the salon as she listened to her friend recount the story of how her fiancée had broken their engagement only six months into and cancelled the wedding.

‘Ami oh Ami you need to get a ticket and come over – I cannot even deal with this now, I cannot take it’ said Tonia, ‘what am I going to say to my parents, to the whole world after we threw such an elaborate engagement party in front of over 400 guests? This is not happening, this isn’t just happening – please Ami come over call him if you can, just locate him and let me know if you know where he is at all” cried Tonia.

Ami responded down the reciever with her usual confident and carefree manner just so her friend Tonia can feel a little relief. The tension she could feel oozing from the voice on the other end – the pain Tonia was feeling right now was something Ami could not bear. She had made an elaborate speech at their engagement party that made people both jealous and sad and yet cheerful. In the end she had walked up to Dan and said to him
‘Mister this girl is my homie and my bestie – if you ever think of hurting her then you have me to contend with. I will politely chop off your balls and pound them in the fufu motar’ she was so serious she only noticed she was wagging her finger at him to the stares of their guests and parents.

Toni was her best friend , the one who had been the lucky with men, and who always said to her ‘your character and attitude plus this your big ass combined is causing great havoc to your love life, you have to reduce one, either the big ass or the character’ and she always responded in a very passionate manner ‘ Miss holly ghost fire with your perfect life and beauty I cannot help my ass can you beg your god to reduce it so that the men behind me can stop chasing and the ones in front can stop waiting as if I am a human bus stop??

As friends they had a way with their jokes only they could understand, any stranger may find it condescending but they loved each other so passionately that hurting one person was out of the equation to their perfect partnership.

They both dreamed of having family and children and living in the same city, growing old and telling their children stories about their childhood. A lot changed when Ami went to medical school and Tonia stayed in the single state and studied to be a vet. Tonia had met Dan a few months after Ami had left the single state and decided to keep it low until she was sure of the relationship. The same year they both traveled to Cameroon so Dan could see her country of birth and also meet her family for the first time. She also knew her bestie was coming and it will be a fab holiday.

The holiday was far from fantastic- pretty much the best holiday in her entire life, they had such a great time with her family. Dan had learned how to eat many things but the best one for him was Eru and water fufu, he couldn’t stand snails but Ami and Tonia in a bid to keep their figures intact will run along the beach in SEME each morning and buy snails for 1000CFA, sit by the shore watching the waves and just grind every skewer before they got back to the hotels, so Dan will not be infuriated.

Life was good, so good for both of them, Ami was in love with a top states banker who flourished in many things that Ami liked including so much chest hair that he had to use a soft brush to comb out the curls – Ami will text Tonia saying ‘ when I am angry or sad all I need is to bury my face in chest hair and smell some sweat and male perfume ’ she was such a bubbly character but when it came to men , settling down was not her thing, it was more a transient kind of relationship and Ami insisted that Is why the word relationship was founded.

Amy listened as Tonia poured her heart out and suddenly she felt a kind of shame that she was slightly happy to hear her friend cry about her perfection – deep down she had always wanted to be as good with men and Tonia but it didn’t really matter now, her friend was in pain and needed her support and that’s all that mattered for now – anything else she was going to sort out with God.

‘Tonia listen’ said Ami

‘I will be on the first flight to you on Saturday it’s Thursday and I have another day at work but I will be off Friday night so I can come over and spend the weekend, together we will have ideas about how we can get this man back on track- that’s after I ‘’cut off his balls for making you this sad’’

‘Thank you Ami’- said Tonia.

‘I’m not sure what I would have done without your strength and courage.

When Ami dropped the phone all her heart was saying to her was ‘’disgusting Ami’ ‘Disgusting Girl’ she knew she could fly on the spot, she was not busy, she was of work preparing for her date with Mr Sleek. It took them a while to get this date to happen, and she was not cancelling for nothing in the world.

She rushed around to the waxing saloon- she needed to get the perfect Brazilian wax and make her huha as antic as possible yet as sexy as she could – this man she wasn’t sure she was keeping, but for sure she was making the best of his sleekness . It was a busy day and a lot had to be done, she had left him the key under the door rug so this meant she had no way of getting home unprepared for him, so she took a hotel room close to home to get showered and changed into something sexy to greet him.

Their video chats over the last weeks had been so steamy that she pretty much knew it will be a tall task to say anything longer than a ‘hello’. Her hair and brows were pure perfection as she checked herself in the mirror in her hotel room, she look so good – even she knew she was irresistible, she did a heel spin, hung her ass in the air and smiled as it perked up – this will be one long weekend, for now Tonia can wait and she will make an excuse and join her later in the week.

When she rang the doorbell to her own house she knew what awaited her behind the door. The door opened and his masculine perfume pretty sucked the air from her chest and she heard her voice come in gasps ‘hhhhaaaai – hi – oh hi’, Ami wasn’t sure what he said because her attention was captured in something she couldn’t describe .

Ami walked into his arms and to a long passionate kiss which she had dreamed about for so long, she held unto him for her dear life, her legs were weak and her thighs were moist – she was done, she could barely respond to his question about the wine. He poured her a glass and one for himself… suddenly her house seemed like some distant romantic planet she had never seen within two sips they were back in each other’s arms and the fire ignited – there was nothing like what they did that night nor how often they did what – she lost count.

Embroiled in this wild heated passion, tangled in sheets and clothes littered all over, for the first time waking up to a man in her house – Ami looked over at the clock it was 10am , finally spent in each other’s tricks and passion, they had fallen asleep with no proper conversation but sounds of passion.

It was his phone that woke her up- the blipping was so annoying, she turned her head and found the phone close to the edge of her bed, she tried nudging him but he was so deep asleep and so handsome she planted a kiss on his lips, climbed over him aligning her body unto his a face for a face, breast on breast and thighs together and wrapped an arm around him- with her free hand she picked up the phone, switched the touch screen on and there it was – the message that brought her back to reality

‘’Dan come back home, where ever you are please baby come back home let’s talk this through. My sister Ami will be in town today , come and bear your grudge , if it’s something I did wrong I can fix it I promise, please come over we need to talk, the wedding is in 6 months- this can’t be happening now, baby please- please. I love you like XO remember ‘’

She deleted the message – turned around and hugged Dan even tighter
Tonia could wait- Tonia should wait- she could already feel his early morning Bonner and knew the weekend was a very long one!!

(Property of Dorothy Diamond – do not replicate or share without credit)

photo credit- Kimberly Austin-Miller
photo credit- Kimberly Austin-Miller



  1. dorothy 1st May 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Oh hell no!!!!!! I want read more….I want to read it all from the beginning…lovely but hurtful. Betrayal, sex, friendship…perfect condiments for a thriller

  2. DorothyDiamond 1st May 2015 at 10:04 pm

    i want to write more but in my authors mind it begins and ends here hahahahhahahahahhaha – perfect thriller for real, moved even me after i left my keyborad. thanks Dorothy

  3. El Mungeh 2nd May 2015 at 4:00 pm

    O my…I want to read more.
    I got so wrapped up in this that I forgot the world existed(seriously) it’s so captivating. May God keep giving you the wisdom to write more girl…

    1. DorothyDiamond 4th May 2015 at 12:23 am

      This is so encouraging El- thanks a million. We bless God for the many talents we don’t even know he has bestowed on us. thank you my dear there is more don’t worry there is more

  4. Gabriel Ross 3rd May 2015 at 6:33 pm

    …I see only one way out here 🙂

    1. DorothyDiamond 4th May 2015 at 12:26 am

      Thanks Ross – let us know whats the way out so others can learn from this experience .

  5. Ntube-Tasha 9th May 2015 at 11:53 am

    Don’t keep us hanging!!! More ! More! More ! Couldn’t believe my eyes but yet I could believe it too!!! Cuz Eve betrayed Adam, trust no woman!

    1. DorothyDiamond 9th May 2015 at 1:22 pm

      Soon… Coming sooooooooo soon don’t worry. We all believe at some point lol… Regardless of how heartless some people can be… Love blinds all boundaries… Ami was in love with the wrong man.

  6. AB 23rd October 2015 at 9:33 am

    Chineke God borrow me 5naira!!!!!! Say whatttttt?????? Like they say, it’s not what’s done, but who did it. Chaiiiii!!!!!!

    1. DorothyDiamond 23rd October 2015 at 7:00 pm

      hahahhahahhahahahha only 5naira lol

  7. Ruth 23rd October 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Thank God its just a write up!!!!! Hummmmmm Dan!!!! As for Ami……………………!!!!! Nonsense!

    1. DorothyDiamond 23rd October 2015 at 6:59 pm

      hahahahahahhaha i know that kind relief phew , its a movie lol

  8. Ruby 8th April 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Betrayal……..hurts so much!!!
    Will like to read till d end tho….

    1. DorothyDiamond 10th April 2016 at 12:34 am

      thanks Ruby please share and find time to finish n more


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