I have seen posts on my dash criticizing Neal for expressing his willingness to fight for Emma, saying that he’s not honoring Emma’s wish to move on. Then I’ve seen posts applauding Hook’s confident “I will win your heart.” Some of these from the same people, which smacks me as hypocritical. If saying you’re willing to fight for someone is presumptuous, then calling them a forgone conclusion is even moreso.
To me, Neal saying he’ll fight for her is saying that he’s willing to do whatever it takes to make her willing to trust him and work things out. He’s an option, and yes, it would be nice for him if he was the one she picked.
Hook saying he will win her heart reduces Emma and her love to objects he already owns, and makes “it will be because you choose me,” ring hollow. There’s no choice there, Emma is already his, she just has to acknowledge it.
(And on a related note, I sincerely hope she doesn’t acknowledge it, since it’s only been a week or so since he literally reduced Belle to an object to Emma’s face. “You hurt Belle.” “I heart his heart, Belle is just where he keeps it.”)
u ever have that friend where ur like. yes lets get an apartment together. lets adopt 200 cats. lets DO IT
1x01 vs. 3x12