Summary: Wish Realm Hook sneaks through the portal and ends up in Storybrooke. This results in Emma and Killian getting an unwelcome houseguest and Emma an unwanted suitor.
Note: I just thought it would be funny if Wish Realm Hook ended up in Storybrooke and met his counterpart, while stirring up some trouble. This is the result. Hope you enjoy it! ~Steph
….Houseguest from Hell: Part 1/1…
Killian kicked the front door closed with his boot, as his lips remained fused to Emma’s.
“I missed you so much,” he breathed into her mouth.
Emma pulled back for a moment, caressing his cheek as she met his eyes. “After that portal closed, I was scared I might never find a way back to my family. Back to you.”
Killian offered her a smile. “I never doubted for a moment that you would find your way back to me.”
Emma grinned as she captured his lips again. She began to maneuver them to the couch.
“Henry is staying at Regina’s tonight, so we have the house to ourselves,” she managed to mumble between kisses.
Killian moved his lips to her neck. “I want to take my time with you. Let’s go to our bedroom.”
They didn’t stop kissing all the way up the stairs, nearly falling several times in the process. By the time they made it to the threshold of their bedroom, Emma’s jacket had been shed, as had Hook’s. Emma was hard at work on the buttons of his vest.
Killian wrapped his arms around Emma’s waist as he pulled her flush against his body and backed them into their bedroom. Emma felt the back of her legs hit the bed and she felt onto it, Killian landing gently on top of her. She clawed at his back, a moan escaping her lips.
“Do you mind? I am trying to sleep,” a voice sounded behind them.
Emma and Killian’s eyes flew open and they quickly parted, scrambling to their feet to face the voice. Spread out on Killian’s side of the bed, was Wish Realm Hook.
This entire captain swan drama has me LIVID. Are you FUCKING kidding me Killian? You spent episode on episode angsting about telling Emma about killing her grandpa…and then you don’t…and then Emma finds out anyway. You don’t even have the dignity to come out with it on your own. And you probably never would have told her if she didn’t catch you staring at a dreamcatcher (which I guess they still have lying around in the shed out back?) by a very open fireplace where anyone can see you.
AND THEN. And oh, and then. When you have one fight about it in which Emma basically says “be better than this and be FUCKING HONEST with me for a change”…you bail? You bail the first minute you can. Remind me why we’re supposed to be rooting for this guy again? The guy that constantly keeps secrets from Emma and is so scared about having an open conversation he runs away? And while I hate to admit it, Hook is not a villain anymore. He hasn’t been in a long time (ignoring his fugue state Dark One arc of course, and honestly I don’t even know what to make of that shit show). HOWEVER if you keep doing shitty things and then after being found out declare “whelp, it’s in my nature I guess” THAT is what makes you a villain. And we constantly see this from Hook. He does something shady, gets easily forgiven, and then does something shady again without learning a lesson. And now when Emma finally calls him on his shit? He bails. Doesn’t even try to figure it out WITH her. Like what an actual good boyfriend should try to do.
And it becomes especially apparent in a episode where Regina FINALLY accepts herself, owns up to her shit, and is able to have meaningful conversations with her friends and family. She had the chance to kill the literal embodiment of everything she hates about herself, but instead chose the tough choice of accepting the Evil Queen as fully part of who she is. It’s easy to run from problem to problem and ignore the root of it all, but if you take a stand and finally face it, that’s what makes you a hero.
Watching this episode just further convinced me that Regina is so much better for Emma than Hook. Or really, that Regina is just a better person than Hook all around. They have a lot of parallels, most notably that Regina has done some awful shit in her past too, but the difference is that Regina actively tries to be a better person every single day. She wants to make her relationships work. She wants to be honest and good. She wants to be better. And she is. What does Hook want? It seems like he just wants to keep getting away with everything without consequences. And it absolutely kills me that Emma is going to end up with this cowardly, selfish, entitled bowl of wangs.
also, as much as I buy that Hook’s self-loathing would push him to go to great lengths to right a wrong, I do find it hard to believe he’d just leave town without telling Emma so like, do better about that writers
I feel so bad for Hook like… He didn’t get to propose to Emma, she found the ring herself and then he had to do it. He didn’t get to tell her about what he did, she caught him looking at his memories and saw it that way.