“The question is simple, Kaleb. Are you willing to face the fact Aaron might one day find his own calling and leave your side if he lives? He is a doxie. A true doxie. Bred to serve the gods.”
As long as he was alive, why would it matter?
“How can you ask me that?”
“Because death means never seeing the person you love anymore. A different path means seeing the person you love, but no longer having them. One pain dulls, the other is constantly reopened.”