this is for i-know-how-you-kiss who enables everything and i LOVE HER FOR IT ;)
contains captain swan fluff, including but not limited to: a charming family dinner, an adorable hobbit child with a sword, and a pirate and a princess necking in public places.
“Killian, don’t be nervous. It’ll be fine.”
However comforting the savior’s words are meant to be, the pirate can’t shake from his mind the feeling of not belonging, the sense that he’s somehow intruding. She says it easily, with a soft smile on her lips like it’s the most natural thing in the world for Captain Hook to be invited to a family barbecue with Snow White and Prince Charming, hosted by the Evil Queen and her soon-to-be-husband Robin Hood.
(Killian will be the first to admit that Storybrooke is a strange town.)
Three hundred centuries of angry revenge and solitude are branded into his bones, and it’s going to take more than a few weeks of happiness (unbridled bliss, more like – she’s made the last seventeen days the brightest and best of his very long life) to take the pirate out of the pirate.
But family dinners are important to Emma – she’s been too long without family, a feeling he understands all too well, and he sees how much it means to her when they step into the mayor’s back garden. Her face lights up, a warm smile spreading as she hugs her son, her parents, picks up Roland and plants a loud kiss on his cheek that makes him giggle and squirm.
Family dinners are important to her, and she is important to him. So he stays.
"For going back for me in the first place."
#LOVE THIS MOMENT #WHERE SHE PUTS HER HAND ON HIS ARM #BECAUSE HE WAS LAUGHING OFF HER THANKS #AND SHE WANTS HIM TO REALLY SEE HOW MUCH THIS MEANT TO HER #THAT SHE NOW UNDERSTANDS HE WAS BRINGING HER HOME TOO #AND ALSO BECAUSE THIS WAS EMMA TOUCHING HIM #THIS WAS EMMA MAKING THE FIRST MOVE ON HIM #AND THAT’S WHY I LOVE HIS REACTION #LOOKING FROM HER HAND ON HIS ARM TO HER EYES #HE NEEDED TO MAKE SURE THIS WAS REALLY HAPPENING #THIS MEANT SO MUCH TO HIM HERE #THE SIMPLE TOUCH OF HER HAND #AND I CRY
Captain Hook + Making Amends
#i seriously want to slap people who say he never answers of his actions#because so far he is the only one who does it#he is the only one to face his crimes and make amends#what do you want#shallow apologizes? I do not#i want him to prove himself as a man by actions#not words#for me it’s far better to have Hook defending Belle than have Regina apologizes for years of kidnapping because she needs her help#because in the end it does nothing and doesn’t change the trauma regina made her look like she was ridiculously complaining#I prefer Hook defending Belle#instead of apologizes that aren’t even taken or accepted making amends don’t come with words but actions#the worse villain who doesn’t answer his crimes? Fuck no#he is the only one who does#he is the only one not to pretend he is better than anyone else in the room like Regina or Rumple he is the only one not to play arrogant and ask for people to say thank you or respect them for wrong motives#this is how you redempt a character with actions with trying to turn into a man without asking for praising#a man changing for himself and finding his own moral compass#this is how you do it and this is why Killian Jones has the best redemption of them all because no victims are turned into the ones to blame but are recognized as victims (sheriffswan)
#aside from what he says/the way he looks at her#i love how emma goes to say something but then stops herself#we could speculate all day about what was on the tip of her tongue#was she going to deny that? tell him he had his ship? had people who could possibly - an maybe already do - care about him?#maybe she was going to say something snarky#brush him off#or with the way her eyes are blown wide and her mouth parts before she thinks of the words she never says#maybe it’s more likely she was going to say something she’d regret#something stupid like ‘good’#because surely she never expected him to be the one to find her#(not that she’s mad he did - may i direct you to 3x22 + outside granny’s diner)#but overall the more telling part is that she *does* stop herself#even now she’s recognising the truth in his words#and say what you want about emma - sure she can sometimes be harsh on him (and we all know why) -#but she does care and she does understand here the magnitude of what he’s saying#which is why she chooses not to say anything#this means something to him#it means something to her and she doesn’t want to trivialise that#but she’s not ready to go all mushy and be all vulnerable around him just yet#so she just drinks her drink and lets the moment - the comment - slide#but goddamn if this isn’t character development right here#goddamn if this doesn’t set killian apart from all the rest of them (via herotypes)