After mulling it over, I honestly don’t even know who of my two children is breaking my heart most.
Is it Killian, and the way he desperately wanted to tell Emma the truth, but physically (and canonically) couldn’t bear to hurt his love when she was so happy?
Is it Emma, walls-down, wants-to-marry-a-pirate-desperately Emma, who went from the happiest we’ve ever seen her to the saddest we’ve ever seen her in the span of a single episode?
Is it Killian, and the way he just needed someone to talk to, and the fact that he had to go all the way down the list to Nemo to get to someone who would stop and listen?
Is it Emma, and the way she forgave Killian instantly for killing her grandfather, believed there was nothing to forgive, because she knows he’s a changed man?
Is it Killian, always-perfect-with-words Killian, who literally spluttered Emma’s name as she was yelling at him in the saddest tone he’s ever used?
Is it Emma, and the way she had unwavering faith in their relationship, and was 100% confident that they would get through this if he’d just leaned on her and confided in her sooner? (omfg, the beauty in that)
Is it Killian, who is literally still a lost boy, desperately trying to find self-worth so that he can be the man he wants to be? That he wants to be for Emma?
Is it Emma, who had the guts to give back her engagement ring and break her own heart while still having faith in Killian and what they have?
Is it Killian, who realized that running is not the answer, and that Emma was right, and that they’d work through this together, because they are True Love?
Is it Emma, standing in the dark, made to believe that she’s been abandoned, again? That she’s lost her most precious of things, again? That she’s alone, again?
Is it Killian, trapped on the Nautilus, paralyzed with anguish over what Gideon’s plan is, terrified that he may never see Emma again? That she may die, believing that he abandoned her?
Guys. This is too much. Like I see people taking sides, like they’re mad at Emma for giving back the ring or daring to believe he would abandon her, or they’re mad at Killian for proposing or for almost leaving without saying goodbye. But how could we be mad at either of them? All I see is two broken-hearted people physically incapable of making things right, due to the current circumstances. And that is fucking heartbreaking. My. Babies.