Inspired by this post
one of these things is not like the other
YES THIS ALWAYS I wanted to punch Neal in the Neck for that line. Ass.
I think Neal’s reaction has a lot to do with his opinion on magic/abilities in general. Emma was part of his escape into the world without magic. So for her to have some ability that couldn’t be explained would make her just like everything he was running from. He never bought it because he wanted her to be completely separate from magic. Plus she was barely an adult when they met….. How many 18 year olds do YOU believe when they tell you how awesome they are at stuff??
But Hook, for as much as he doesn’t LIKE magic, he has to face it constantly, so the idea that a person could tell a lie immediately isn’t far from his world view and he doesn’t shut it out immediately. He’s open to it. He’s also open to accepting her for all that she is, rather than all that he wants her to be. That’s the line between Captain Swan and Swanfire, and while I love Swanfire with all my heart, Captain Swan is way more healthy for Emma.
(Source: emmsjones, via ladyhacksaway)