This is one of the most iconic Emma and Killian kisses in CS history.
Just everything about this kiss was perfect. My favorite thing is how it turned from making jokes to an intense moment within seconds. Killian was joking about Emma giving him gratitude. Then Emma had to start with the “You couldn’t handle it,”. All it took was Emma and Killian poking fun at each other on for it to happen. When they did, it was just perfect. This kiss was passionate and fiery. This was them giving into something that they had wanted for a little while now. But the kiss led to something unexpected. Killian was obviously taken by surprise with his “Well that was,”. I don’t think he imagined how good it would feel. Killian talks a good game but that kiss ruined him in the best possible way. Emma, on the other hand, was terrified and confused after the kiss. One, because she didn’t know why it happened. She told Snow that she kissed him because she felt good but in the end it was just an excuse. Two, she along with Killian didn’t imagine how good it would be. The kiss took her breath away. But the second Killian started talking she had to shut it down and tell him it was a one time thing. She didn’t want to be vulnerable with him and she didn’t know what the kiss meant. She didn’t want the kiss to mean anything but it did. Even though Killian clearly wanted to say something about the kiss, he respected her and gave her an “as you wish”. Emma’s little smile at his response and Killian touching his lips confused at what just happened was the death of me.