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And now more than ever, with all his roaming and hand-wringing and discontent, he thinks about settling down. Picking a place and making it home. Holding a position more permanent than occasional hunter, scavenger, and drifter. Having Paul at his side or back or front, anywhere near him, and choosing to stay.
It’s merely a fantasy, but it’s the only one he dares to have.
There are possibilities behind the facts, which are as follows: Jesus likes Daryl, has for about as long as they’ve known each other’s names. He cares for Daryl, not because he must, but because it feels right when so much in their world is wrong. He wants to follow Daryl through pain and anger and confusion just for the chance to reach something beyond that, something like comfort and happiness and love.