I kind of see that she might “date” Hook to try and get over her love for Neal. But I don’t think it would work. I can see a romance coming with Hook but I don’t see them as each other’s true love. More like moving on to the next phase in life. Hook being able to love again and Emma being able to confront the fact that she still very much loves and wants to be with Neal. Which is quite ironic if Hook is her eye opening of her feelings for Neal.
I think CS will be played out to a logical conclusion and that means Emma, being Emma, will run from Neal for a short time to see what life with someone else is like. But she realize that nothing can compare.
I keep thinking that would just be very cruel and hurtful towards Nealfire. I know they say its been 300 years but it doesn’t matter it will still be hurtful. I think Neal could more that likely deal with any other but Hook has to be a bit much for him.
I don’t think time is an issue either. It obviously haunts Nealfire to this day.
But I don’t want to forget Emma, she has experience a lot of pain and hurt, that I can not deny. Neal was home for her and first time she felt loved, wanted, and accepted. She absolutely glowed when she was with Neal. And than he was gone, and it hit her like a bag bricks. I’m sure she felt like that orphan girl again who wasn’t good enough to be love. Now she realize that Neal like her parents did love her, they always loved her but they all did what they thought was not only best for her but for the greater good. Here we have two broken flawed humanistic realistic individuals that have found a deep and profound love for each other! Despite the pain and hurt, there is love, and love can cover a multitude of sins. Swanfire represent hope and second chances!
YES. YES. and then YES.