All I want to see in next week’s episode is Killian and Charming both running as fast as is humanly possible towards a half alive Emma to try and save her. Finally reaching her and Killian, fueled by pure fear at the thought of losing her, gripping her tightly and gently rocking her in his arms. Whispering words of love and support into her hair, as if he can protect her from everything that could ever hurt her with his words alone.
But what I want most of all? Charming in the background, completely terrified because he almost lost his little girl. Wanting nothing more than to wrap his arms around her, cradle her in his embrace and tell her everything’s going to be alright.. And he’s about to. But Killian reaches her first.. and he sees the way Killian is with Emma. The way he’s desperately reaching for her, giving her all the warmth and comfort he can offer. Caring in that moment only for her safety and well being. The crazed fear in Killian’s eyes that exactly matches his own and the way he stares at his daughter with nothing but adoration and love, telling her that he was so scared and that he just can’t lose her.. not that he needs to because it’s plainly written all over his face.
So he hesitates and hangs back a little. Because for the first time he’s finally starting to understand the enormous depth of Killian’s feelings for Emma. Although he’s had his suspicions before (the man isn’t completely oblivious, after all) only just now does he fully realise and accept just how truly in love with and devoted to Emma he is. And then Killian looks up over Emma’s shoulder, still fiercely protective and defensive of the woman in his arms. And they make eye contact. And Charming gives him that acknowledging nod and stays back. Because as much as he wants to be there for his daughter, now he knows for sure there’s another man that always will be too. As long as Killian is with Emma, his little girl has someone who loves her and cares for her safety and happiness just as much as he does.
CAPTAIN CHARMING SWAN FOREVER.