Chapter 1

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It is life's strength, the wings by which we fly beyond the further reaches of the sky - The Conference of the Birds, by Farid-ud-din Attar

Chapter 1 - Where the driver meets his passenger and they decide on their trip.

We both had our secrets: I owed a king's ransom to a pill pusher, and he robbed a bank with a urine sample. We needed each other. But I was unaware of this mutual need as I reached into my shirt pocket and grabbed a bent cigarette. The ritual of pulling it out and putting it back, in favor of a better specimen, had come to an end; it was the only one left. And as I held it I understood what it was telling me... My options had finally run out.

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