MsKt86 wrote: I have read a few posts where fans have said Henry won’t be a factor on who Emma decides to be with, of course Henry will matter. Emma will always put her son first and rightly so. Hook’s behavior and actions in the last episode should be clear warning signs for Emma.
Obviously for us there is more. I don’t want them together JUST because of Henry–I think families come in all shapes and sizes and Henry was never going to be a kid with a normal family anyway (whatever normal means). But while it’s not the only reason we want SF together, it is something to take into consideration. Henry is *absolutely* a factor in Emma’s decision.
when it comes to your life, your children factor in. It would be a huge misstep in Emma’s character if she didn’t factor Henry into her decisions because, like JMo has said, at the end of the day, Henry is really her true love.
Emma has already made Henry the main focus of her life. And anyone that she is going to let into their lives has to put Henry as a priority in their own life. Obviously, Henry is a priority in Neal’s life already but I don’t see Henry as being important to Hook at all except as someone Emma cares about and is currently focusing on. I’m not sure if Hook realizes how much Henry will be around when they are back in SB and that Emma would probably never leave him there to go off adventuring or something like that without him. Emma’s life has completely changed now because of Henry. Her priorities are different than when she was single and alone. Henry absolutely has to factor in who Emma chooses to be with. That person will have to understand that Emma will always put Henry’s needs first and will feel like she has to be there for him as much as possible. When you have school-aged children, you can’t just take spontaneous vacations. Things have to be planned out, like who is going to take care of your child and make sure he/she gets to school for example. There are sacrifices a parent has to make at times. You can’t just go on dates or go drinking at the bar when your child has to do homework or work on a project for school the next day. Not to mention, kids need attention as well. Who ever Emma chooses has to share her with Henry. And many single parents want their child to like (approve of) who they are with. I’m not sure Henry would approve of anyone other than his dad right now so it would be difficult for any other man Emma may try to be with.
"We were happy."
"Because... it was born out of true love."