I'd love to see something about Emma being hesitant to say the three big words
I think that’s an amazing idea. It was incredibly difficult to cover everything from NY to the ILY, so I skipped a few things (I never did like the savior goes dark plot) Please Don’t Say You Love Me by Gabrielle Aplin was constantly on repeat for this. I took a small part of one of the lyrics as a title.
Everything falls into place
She likes him.
She has for a while, Emma suspects. But her memories haven’t even been back for a couple hours and she is already being forced to be the savior again. There’s no time to think about it, yet her mind still does.
Sure, Hook’s annoying and gets on her nerves, definitely makes too many innuendos and needs to control his eyebrows, but he’s more than that. Supportive and kind are qualities of his too. Emma can’t forget that Hook didn’t back down until he found her in New York, didn’t stop until she was back home with her parents. He cares for her.
Not so unexpectedly, Zelena comes to throw a monkey wrench in the works. And she takes that monkey part quite literally.