25 Days of Caryl Challenge: Day 23
I don’t have the energy to make a fan video for this song, but it has always reminded me a great deal of Caryl. Here are a few lines that really hit me in the feels:
Remember when, we never needed each other
The best of friends like
Sister and Brother
We understood, we’d never be
One of the things I have always loved about Caryl is that unlike so many relationships your see on TV and in the movies, their relationship is one built upon friendship throughout four seasons. Their friendship becomes apparent in S3 when Rick automatically assumes Daryl and Carol would take the tower together. They had already become inseparable, watching each others’ backs, working together as their own little unit.
Don’t know what to say
I never meant to feel this way
Don’t want to be
Daryl had never been the one for “public relations,” as we saw in the first couple of seasons. Naturally, I can imagine his awkwardness with intimate relationships being off the charts of awkwardness. While his friendship with Carol developed over time, I can imagine his panic at what to do when he realizes his feelings have gone much, much deeper than he originally thought possible.
What can I do, to make you mine
Falling so hard so fast this time
What did I say, what did you do?
How did I fall in love with you?
This sums up Daryl for me in S4. He knows he cares about Carol greatly, but conveying those feelings is still just beyond his grasp. I still cling to the belief that the chunk of jasper he found was meant for Carol (I rambled about it twice before here and here), so I think he was trying to find a way to tell her about his feelings, probably through another legend/story he would share about the jasper.
I don’t want to live this life
I don’t want to say goodbye
With you I wanna spend
The rest of my life
Need I say more?
Don’t worry, Daryl… I’m sure Carol will figure out how you feel when you run across the forest and grab her up in your arms while you smother her in smoochies! ^_^