The fantasy novel is looking good too. It doesn't actually need more beginning, it just needs the severed ends stitching together with perhaps a small skin graft to hide the join. It does, however, need a new title. The mainstream gets to keep the current one.
There was a moment of difficulty when both protags wanted to keep Carlo, the little Yorkshire terrier, but he has to stay in the fantasy novel because the idea of a Yorkie in Faerie is just too cute to lose. :)