I like the idea of Killian asking David for his blessing, and here’s why.

He doesn’t need it. We don’t even have to argue about that. If Emma and Killian want to get married, they’ll get married. It’s been well-established that Emma does what Emma wants, and Killian does what Killian wants. Neither of them need anyone else’s permission. I mean, what’s David gonna do, stab him? Come on.

But two things. First of all - Emma missed out on her royal upbringing and all those princess milestones. Killian has been the one to catch her up on them. He escorted her to her first ball and made sure she got her first dance, he kisses her hand and treats her like the princess she is. So it makes total sense to me that Killian would follow the traditional steps as much as possible and treat the whole thing like he’s a suitor wanting to marry the crown princess.

And here’s the other thing, and the reason why I really like this move. David (like Killian) is from a realm where, one would imagine, men do generally ask the father of the woman they want to marry for their permission or their blessing. And despite that, David has not been a part of any of the major moments in Emma’s life. He gave her up as a baby and got her back twenty-eight years later, at which point she’d already found and lost her first love, had a child, and done all kinds of things that David would never, in a million years, have imagined (or wanted) for his little princess. She’s living with a pirate, and we saw that while David was happy for her, he was also a little sad to “lose” her to an extent. None of this is what he ever thought would happen when he became a father to a little girl.

Also, David has been living in the twenty-first century for maybe a year. He grew up in a pseudo-medieval world with very different social norms and values and then he was in a coma for almost three decades. Yes, he’s got some traditional notions that prompt him to ask about Killian’s “intentions” and punch the guy who slept with his wife. That’s David. That’s who he is.

Asking for his permission here means a) following a tradition from his realm, and b) involving him in this part of his daughter’s life. So I like it. It’s not Killian and David making a decision for Emma, and it’s not actually about needing permission. I mean, they don’t need to get married at all. They already live together. Getting married will change nothing. So why? Because of the symbolic meaning. And the same applies to asking for David’s blessing.

It’s not about Emma and Killian. It’s about David. And it’s considerate and respectful and just nice and it shows why Killian has a place in this family, because he gets it.


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[From. Min Ho] 언제나 여러분은 제 희망입니다. 잊지 말아요 ^^

안녕하세요 민호 
사랑하는 샤월 ~ 잘 지내죠?
오늘은 제 생일이네요 ~~~ 생일날 전 일본에서 콘서트를 했어요 ㅎ
생일날 콘서트 하는 게 ….. 정말 기쁘고 행복하다는 걸 오늘 더 알았어요 ^^
보고 싶네요 많이 ~~ 여러분이 축하해주고 있다는 거 말로 전달해주지 않고 보지 않아도 
다 느껴져요
정말 ! 저는 SNS를 안 해서 .. 많이 소통이 안되죠 ? ㅠ 그건 미안해요 ~ 기계치라 이해해주세요 ~
항상 너무 고맙고 아끼는 샤월 저는 연말이 생일이라 항상 생일에 한 해를 돌아보는 시간을 가져요 ~
이번 해에는 정말 많은 일이 있었죠 ~ 우리 콘서트도 있었구 ~ 또 ! 앨범도 나왔죠 ㅎ
그리고 전 처음으로 주연을 해서 영화도 개봉했구요 ~ 놀랬으면.. 미안해요 ^^ 다 연기니까 이해해줘요 ~
그리고 또 여름에 열심히 찍은 화랑이 곧 첫방이네요 ! 진짜 … 많은 일이 빨리 지나갔어요 정말 빨리
그 어떤 해보다 바쁘고 행복한 한해 같아요 ㅎ 항상 여러분과 함께해서 더 기쁘고 좋아요 ~
여러분도 올 한 해를 돌아보는 시간을 가져봐요 ~ 그러면서 기쁜 일은 더 기억하고
안 좋은 기억은 조금 뒤로 감춰보는 건 어떨까요 ? 또 바쁘게 보냈으니 너무 고생했고 ~ 수고했어요 ~
이렇게 글로 
쓰니 말이 길어지네요 ! 항상 고마운 샤월 언제나 옆에 있어줘서 고맙고
올 한 해도 더 가까워 져서 좋았어요 ! 내년에도 더 좋은 일 가득한 한해 만들어요 !
날씨 추워졌으니 감기 조심하고 ~ 축하해줘서 너무 고마워요 !
언제나 여러분은 제 희망입니다. 잊지 말아요 ^^ 
멤버가 해준 케이크까지 특별히 ^^
서프라이즈 해준 멤버들 ㅎ 담엔 더 연습하자 ~~~~ ㅎ

[From. Min Ho] You are always my hope. Do not forget ^^ 

Hello, it’s Minho. 
Beloved Shawols~ You’re doing fine, right? 
Today it’s my birthday ~~~ I did a concert in Japan on day of my birth, he. 
Doing a concert on birthday….I knew it all that it will be really joyful and happy day. ^^
I miss you a lot~~ I can feel you are congratulating me even when your words aren’t delivered to me and I don’t see it. 
Really! I don’t do SNS.. We can’t communicate a lot, can we ? ㅠ I’m sorry about that ~ 
Please understand (that I’m not familiar with technology) ~ I’m always very thankful and Shawols who I cherish, my birthday are at the end of the year I always have time to look back on that day~ 
On this year it was really a lot of work to do, right? ~Our concert happened too ~ Again! And album came out too, he. 
And for the first time I created a main character in a movie~ If I frightened you.. I’m sorry. ^^ 
It’s all an acting so please understand ~ And also in summer I was working hard on Hwarang, it will be first broadcast soon! Really … A lot of days passed quickly. 
Very quickly, this year seems to be more busy and happy than previous years, he. I like it and I’m happier because I’m always together with everyone~ 
I hope you too had some time to look back on this year.~ Therefore, what about to remember all good days and hide a little bit these bad which you remember? You suffered a lot to live busily.~ You’ve worked hard.~
Writing it like this it makes it longer! I’m always thankful to Shawols for staying by my side for all the time, it was good we became closer this year! Let’s make next year full of good days too! 
Weather became cold, please be careful to not catch a cold~ 
Thank you very much for congratulations! You are always my hope. Please don’t forget about it. ^^ 
Members did that and gave me a cake especially ^^ 
Members who made a surprise, he. Let’s practice more next time ~~~~ He
I love you~~~ 

translation credit: @tWeeTy_jAc &  @Sylvinie89 
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