There is talk of the present and the future and when the past is discussed it is about how they are overcoming the past, whereas with Neal there is only discussion of the present and of what they had in the past and of how much they were hurt in the past. There is never any discussion of the future.
I’ve been trying to decipher what MRJ meant by “The future will further define the meaning of the present.” He said that at SDCC this past summer and I feel like, it’s kind of similar to what you’re saying.
Whereas Killian tells Emma that she will choose him, he will win her heart, and when she does rescue Henry and they gets back to SB that is when the fun will begin – all talk of the future – THEIR future.
That’s really beautiful.