kindly burn me instead its less painful

Killian Jones has always been the one to support Emma Swan to be there for her, to be a positive force on her life, to push her to the best version of herself. So now that she’s at her absolutely worst version, do you honestly expect this man, who has fought with everything he has for her to stay good, to simply go along and encourage this bad phase of her life (by letting himself get manipulated and telling her his true feelings)? No, that’s so not Killian Jones. Telling Emma he loved her doesn’t mean he gave up on her, quite the contrary really, it means he loves her so much he’s going to do the right thing and help her be the best version of herself just like he has always done and I think that’s one of the most beautiful things of their relationship.