CS + Fate
I thought a long while on what to do for that one because there were so many possibilities to show that they are just destined to be together, but then I started to think of how fate is about getting to the place you are supposed to regardless of the way you take. Kinda in the same way that in the season 3 finale, although Emma changed things, her parents ended up saying the same things to each other as they were originally intended. So then I thought of the season 4 finale, in which our ship got the exact same thing when Emma interacted with Colin!Hook.
He came to rescue her as he used to, looked at her as he used to, teamed up with her as he used to, waited for her as he used to, missed a beat by her closeness as he used to, risked his life for her as he used to. Not the different scenario, or even his different “personality” could changed what was destined to happen when he was with her.
I personally believe that there are things in life that are just meant to be and things that are not. This is why I don’t believe in regret. It sounds like a cliche maybe, but I know that every path I took, even if it was the wrong one, was the one I was able to choose at the moment and that things happen for a reason. Hook and Emma are in each other’s fate and there is nothing that is gonna change that, not a curse, or a spell, or even an out of control darkness.
Send me a word/quote/parallel and I’ll make you a CS gifset inspired by it.