Sooooo, here’s my two cents,
I don’t think anyone is begrudging Emma for still having these fears or doubts ––
I think the point is, at this particular point in time, Killian deserves to know the truth behind those reservations.
He, although he may be able to read her exceptionally well, needs, and I feel, deserves, to know, that he is not the problem.
And as for being an Emma fan, much like Hook himself, you can love her, and still call her on her sh*t…
"Why are you so afraid of staying?"
"Like mother, like daughter."
"It must run in the family."
"I think it would be a hell of easier to go back to pretending to be someone you’re not!"
Isn’t this specifically WHY he is so good for her?
Because, yes, he UNDERSTANDS her fears, but is also willing to give her the push she needs to face them?
I am 100% a fan of Emma, and not sure when being a fan of a character suddenly became synonymous with agreeing with everything they do.
Emma, I’m sure, for whatever reasons they end up disclosing, is totally and completely justified in having these reservations, just as Killian has been justified in calling her out on it, while STILL accepting all those things about her. :)
However it plays out, they BOTH deserve the happiness they’ve found in each other, and that’ll start with the two of them being honest about the scars of their past.
Which they’ve both voiced they’re willing to do…
"I’m tired of living in the past."
"I know the feeling."
Now they’re finally making good on those words.<3