Fueled by a morning spent hearing the word no drilled into her brain with the precision of a jack-hammer, Nikia unleashed a vicious growl and drove her cell phone completely through the patio table.
Surprised by the amount of vitriol directed towards two inanimate objects, Nikia decided to go for a motorcycle ride to the mountain, so as to recalibrate her chi and get her mojo back into the spirit of her wedding nuptials.
Cruising the mountain highway brought such an inner calmness to her soul that she didn't see the child standing in the middle of the road as she came out of the turn. Nikia swerved violently to the right and quickly found herself speeding down the mountainside.
Suddenly, the mountainside was no more. Nikia had driven off a cliff and was on the downside of a journey that could only end in tragedy. As she was saying her final prayers, the child suddenly reappeared. With an outstretched hand, they said, "Do you wish to find happiness again? If so, take my hand, for you only have a few seconds left."
Nikia took their hand and instantly found herself on a journey that would transform her life in ways that she never imagined.
From the friendly confines of a home to the noirish sulfuric wasteland of the late 19th century west, The Friendship Has Begun is the quintessential story of the redemption of a woman's spirit and the salvation of her lost soul.