A/N: So this is the final chapter of this story. I'm kind of sad that it has to end, but I have multiple story ideas buzzing in my head. At the moment I am focused on Shared Bodies, but I am planning another multi chapter fic as well. Thanks for everyone who has read. You are all wonderful.
Epilogue: A Family Affair
Killian held Emma in his arms loving how right it felt for her to be there. He was happy to have his memories back, but even happier to have Emma. When she was in his arms he felt like the rest of the world didn't matter. Footsteps could be heard coming down the stairs and they both looked up to see Henry. He had a wide grin on his face and gave them both a knowing look. Emma and Killian pulled back from each other before Henry tackled Killian with a hug. Killian laughed returning the hug noting Emma's surprised look.
"You told her didn't you?" Henry asked looking up at him.
"Aye, lad, I did," Killian replied looking at Emma. "Although technically she kissed me first."
Emma blushed before looking at her son. "What did he tell me?"
"That he loves you," Henry replied.
"You knew?" Emma asked, looking from Henry to Killian.
"He is quite a perceptive lad," Killian stated with a smirk. "I think he gets it from his mother."
Emma rolled her eyes, pulling her son into a hug. Killian smiled at the two and Henry pulled away from the hug to look up at him again before looking back to Emma. Killian brushed a lock of Emma's hair behind her shoulder smiling when she looked back at him with the same look of love he was sure he was giving her.
"You kissed him?" Henry asked breaking the two out of their own world. Emma nodded. "So do you remember?" This time Killian nodded. "Does that mean you can tell me stories about Neverland now?"
Killian laughed. "Aye, lad, I do believe I promised you that didn't I?"
"Yep," Henry replied bouncing up and down. Emma smiled at the two as she laced her fingers in Killian's and rested her head on his shoulder. Killian brought her hand up and kissed her knuckles as someone knocked at the door. They all looked at each other confused before Emma let go of Killian's hand to answer the door. When she opened it Neal and Gold stood in the doorway. Henry immediately moved behind Killian and Emma looked both confused and annoyed.
"What do you two want?" Emma asked.
"We came to negotiate, dearie," Gold replied. Killian could feel anger building up inside, but he remained quiet. He didn't know how the crocodile would react if he found out that his memories had returned. Instead Killian remained in front of Henry to block the boy from his father's view.
"There is nothing to negotiate, Gold," Emma stated before turning to Neal. "And I thought we had made it very clear that you were not welcome here."
"I want to see my son," Neal replied looking at Killian. "I never got the chance to meet him."
"The boy doesn't want to see you," Killian replied. "I thought he had made that very clear."
Neal ignored Killian and just looked back to Emma. "I know what I did was horrible, but I just want the chance to be a family."
"I already have a family," Emma replied, anger seeping into those words. "You are not part of it. Not now, not ever. I already have everyone I need right here."
"The pirate is not your family," Gold stated. "I would hate to think he is trying to break up another real family."
Killian began to advance towards Gold, but Henry grabbed his hand. He looked back and Henry just shook his head. Killian nodded before looking back at the two men in the doorway.
"I didn't break up any families," Killian stated angrily. "You pushed Milah away. I never forced her to do anything and I made sure it was exactly what she wanted when I brought her aboard my ship. A ship I no longer have because of you."
Gold seemed surprised by the passion behind his words. Killian figured at this point he probably realizes that he remembers everything and he wondered if the man already suspected that and he firgured provoking him would let him know for sure. Gold took a step forward, but Killian refused to be intimidated by the coward.
"So I see you remember," Gold stated with a calm that was unsettling. "What makes you think I had anything to do with the accident on your ship?"
"I do remember," Killian replied. "And you might remember mentioning your son before you tossed me over the town line. Something about not letting me get in the way of him reuniting with his family. So what was it? Did you realize that Emma was spending too much time with me and me losing my memories didn't seem to be working as well as you thought it would?"
Emma stared at Gold shocked. "I knew you were the one who attacked his ship."
"Yes, dearie, that was me," Gold stated calmly. "It seems that that didn't work so I guess I will have to try a new plan."
A ball of fire appeared in Gold's hand and he moved as if to throw it at Killian. Emma moved to block his path as a pulse of magic shot out of her knocking both Gold and Neal back into the hallway. Emma took a deep breath appearing to be surprised by the magic she just used. She gathered herself and took a few steps toward the door where Gold and Neal were attempting to stand.
"I am not about to let you hurt anyone I love," Emma shot at them. The two men seemed surprised by her statement. "I am perfectly capable of making my own choice and those choices will not change no matter what you try to do. You can try to hurt Killian, but I'm not letting either of you near him. No matter what you do or say, it's not going to change how I feel about him. Now I suggest you find a place to hide, because when the rest of the town figures out about this, not even I am going to be able to stop the mob that may come after you."
Gold just grabbed his son's arm and the two disappeared in a cloud of smoke without a word. Killian couldn't help but be surprised by her words. He wasn't used to people trying to protect him and it was the first time she had voiced out loud how she felt about him. Emma just closed the door with a sigh and looked back at Killian and Henry. Henry ran up and hugged his mother and Killian smiled at her.
"I don't want you getting hurt trying to protect me, Emma," Killian stated. "The Crocodile is powerful and I doubt he's not just going to give up."
"I can take care of myself, Killian," she replied letting go of Henry and walking up to him. "I have magic of my own and I'm not one to give up easily either."
Killian smiled. Henry walked up and hugged them both.
"I think we all can handle anything as long as we do it together," said Henry with a smile.
"That's right," Emma agreed.
"I'm going to go back upstairs now," said Henry giving them both one last hug. "I have homework and I don't think Grams will be happy if I don't turn it in tomorrow."
"Alright, kid," Emma replied as Killian ruffled the boy's hair. Henry ran back upstairs before Killian looked back at Emma.
"So you admit it then?" Killian asked when Henry was out of sight. He gave Emma a mischievous grin as he stroked her left cheek.
"Admit what?" Emma asked, chewing on her bottom lip.
Killian leaned in enough so that his lips would brush against her ear when he spoke. "That you love me," Her breath hitched when he spoke and he smiled at the reaction he got from her. He pulled back to look into her eyes and she smiled.
"I guess I did," she replied, leaning closer as she put her right hand behind his neck. He took a shallow breath when her fingers made contact with his skin.
"I'd like to hear you say it, love," Killian whispered, his lips barely brushing over hers. Emma sighed before kissing him softly and pulling back enough to look him in the eyes.
"I love you, Killian," she kissed him again and pulled back. "And this time, I'm not going anywhere."