Patrick watched her in silence, letting her explain her existence and her feelings along with it. He truly did adore her, though it was entirely platonic. When she spoke like this all he wanted to do was wrap her in a hug, but he knew she didn't really like that much.
"I'm glad you're here," he admitted quietly. "I know you might not be all the time, but I really am. I need someone who's just a friend. Who isn't family or my girlfriend. For me that's you." Of course he had other friends but Joey was mortal and trying to sort himself out. It wasn't like that with Famine. It was just so strangely easy with her.