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 (who 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.