I’m watching 1x09, and I just can’t help but wonder how things would have played out if Emma had told Henry the truth about Neal: that he’d framed her for a crime he committed and left her in jail. Would Henry still have idolized Neal and thought he was this great guy when they came across him in New York, or would he have been more reserved? Because that’s the thing that kills me most about it. Neal was allowed to just waltz right into Henry’s life and assume the role of his father and make decisions regarding him, and it was all because Emma felt as though she had to let him because Henry wanted to know him. And the only reason Henry wanted to know him is because Emma lied to protect him from the truth. It just sucks that Emma’s attempt to shield her ten year old son from the fact that his father was a shitbag is the reason he was allowed anywhere near him. Such bullshit.
[whispers] soulmate au where you can steven universe style fuse with your soulmate(s)