I think that this right here is one of the things I love most about Killian. Because although he’s kind of arrogant when it comes to the shallow stuff like the way he looks, or the way he handles his sword, when it comes to the things that are deep inside like the hero that he has become, or his good heart within, he gets really uncomfortable with handling a compliment.
Because in opposed to knowing all his life that he’s good looking, and an amazing pirate, he kept doubting himself regarding the kind of person he was. And he was constantly feeling and having others calling him a villain. So when someone comes and sees the goodness within his heart, giving him a compliment about the kind of person that he is, he’s not too good in accepting it and it makes him feel uncomfortable. This is an unfamiliar territory for him. The same thing happened back in 3x05 when David acknowledged to the rest that Hook saved his life. Back then, and long after, you can see how embarrassed he gets by the compliments that truly matter to him. The ones he truly want to hear, but is too insecure to actually feel comfortable about hearing them.
Just a little Saturday morning smutlet…happy weekend!
She’s humming to herself as she scrubs at the remnants of cinnamon stuck in the depths of her mug and doesn’t hear him approach from behind, his bare feet making little sound on the hardwood as he cages her in with his arms. He chuckles at her flinch and she flicks the water from her fingers over her shoulder in retaliation.
“Sorry, love, didn’t mean to startle you.”
“Yes you did.”
He doesn’t respond, instead seeking the soft skin behind her ear with his slightly wet nose, his lips pressing a smile along her neck when he feels her responsive shiver.
“I was getting lonely.”
“I’ve only been over here for a few minutes…”
Who is she kidding? The way their lives are, a few minutes might be all they have before someone comes crashing through their door with a problem that just must be solved.
The grumble he mumbles against her skin sounds like an agreement to her unspoken thought.