Frances and Jonathan Healy Timeline Short Story: We Both Go Down Together
- Fran and Jonathan's first moment of seeing their newborn baby daughter. And the Aeslin mice's part in making it happen.
- Dominic's compassion for Piyusha's brothers - before he is fully convinced that not all cryptids are monsters. He's still working through what cryptids really are, but he recognizes too well what their grief means and that their sister didn't deserve to die, let alone to be brutally murdered by a snake cult.
- Dominic convincing Angelo Kakalos to let his younger daughter, Dina, marry Manos (whom she is more temperamentally suited for than his elder daughter). Dina confesses that she doesn't love Manos but they could learn to love each other, and it seems by the end of the story they are well on their way to doing just that.
Magic For Nothing
- Sam shows up for Antimony to face down the Covenant Having rationalized that he lies to protect himself on the regular; and Antimony lied to him about her true identity while working to protect his carnival from the Covenant. He suggests they forgive each other for the lies and get back to their growing relationship.
Tricks For Free
- Antimony's parents can't come to her school or watch her cheer, to avoid even the smallest chance of giving the Covenant a hint of their existence. It leads to her teammates thinking she has abusive or deadbeat parents. Antimony has resigned herself to this, and then she runs out onto the field and who does she see? Her ghost aunts, Mary and Rose, there to watch and cheer for her.
- Mary's love and concern for Antimony throughout the book (and Magic for Nothing), but especially when she declares that she's part of the family.
"That doesn't matter. Your family is who you tell the twilight belongs to you, and I told the twilight, and the crossroads, that I was a Price-Healy. You're mine. I'm yours."
- On the other hand, how much Antimony cares for Mary.