"Useless Tears" is a short story set in the Le'enle's Compass Rose universe. It was originally published in the Leading Edge #43.
Like the fabled unicorns, the Le'enle are often hunted for their magical bodies, to be distilled into potions and ground into powders to heal the sick and give powers to the mundane. When Agile Storm's mate dies on a distant world, he returns there to seek her killers... and justice.
Useless Tears is available for purchase as an e-book.