As a side comment from Killian’s point of view~While he nursed his pervasive anger and grief over his shattered beliefs and losing Liam, he was most likely dumbstruck that an everyday tavern “rum and dice”flirtation with a frustrated wife would lead to a deep love. The man, when he loves something, certainly wraps his entire soul around it!
Yep & as A&E said, Killian may have been a selfish pirate, but he also had a code of honor he followed. S it makes perfect sense that he’d accept Milah’s request for his protection & help in escaping from Rumple (whom it is cannon fact, wasnt a good husband & by the looks he isnt off to a good start in making Belle a good husband either :/ ), his code of honor would have demanded it. There is no way he’d fight an unarmed man, he already felt that (I’m sure from being a Royal Navy man), if a man is unwilling to fight for what he wants, he doesnt deserve to have it. I’m sure he would have been attracted to Milah from the get go- for whatever reason & it is clear/cannon they grew to love each other, it’s also clear that once Killian loves someone, he’s ALL in- even if he hasn’t be introduced to his lover’s family (ie. he was ready & willing to give it all up to be a family with Bae, who is no blood relation of his, despite only laying eyes on him once in pub 10-15 odd years earlier).
Love how you worded that last line- “warps his entire soul around it” sums it up perfectly 🙂