Glad to hear you're enjoying it! Darius has certainly been an interesting one to write (albeit a pain at times), but he's really proving to be a fan-favorite here lately.
Yeah I am surprised about that my self. I didn't think anything of him at first, but his hidden emotions and personality make just too cute. I think what helped me like him better was when he neglected to shave his mane. Boy that wild look was a bit of a turn on I was shocked.