I can kinda see Hook and Regina having a fling, but I suspect that they’ll have way, way too many trust issues to get very far. Neither likes people who double-cross them, and both have a strong propensity to double-cross others. And they’ve already done that to each other a couple of times–Hook sided with Cora against Regina after agreeing to help Regina, and Regina sided with Cora against Hook when he thought they were working together. The two of them are also very flirty people and the flirting between them has been very minimal in comparison to other people they’ve talked to…which is interesting.
Some good observations there, especially about their propensity for double-crosses, and how they both turn off the flirting with each other.
And as I was about to post that, I saw Beastwhisper’s post. The way you write up the potential of those two together does make the idea sound compelling, but I still fear they would end up in more darkness together. Anyway, for the betrayal, that could work–a complex situation no matter how it plays out when these two characters cross paths!
It’s a valid concern. They’d either explode fantastically and take out half the world, or they’d go all the way to a HEA. I don’t see much middleground with those two. Hence my growing interest in the pairing. The untapped fanfic potential alone is staggering. 😈 😆