Shine in Pearl by Seanan McGuire (October Daye, #14.1)
SHINE IN PEARL is a novella included with A KILLING FROST.
TITLE: Shine in Pearl
AUTHOR: Seanan McGuire
PUBLISHER: Daw Books
LENGTH: 50 pages
GENRE: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Queer Rep Summary: Gay/Achillean Main Character(s), Bi/Pan Main Character(s).
SHINE IN PEARL is a novella in three parts: the story of how Patrick joined Dianda in the Undersea, told from Patrick, Dianda, and Simon's perspectives. It's a heady mix of joy and sorrow, I think it might be too sad to bear if it weren't buffered slightly by knowing how A KILLING FROST ends before reading this story.
CW for grief.