Angie and Warren Hardaway are on second marriages and are having trouble communicating. The problem threatens their marriage, and it isn't limited to their Asheville, North Carolina home — it's neighborhood— and city-wide. As COVID-19 hits the town and country, the problem begins to seem insurmountable. Too, there is another contemporary problem — police harassment. This adds to the twenty-first century complexities Angie and Warren are experiencing. The story is set against a three-hundred year-old tale of the white first settlers to encounter Native Americans in the Asheville area and how that affects their lives today. A novella.