So the majority of toi voted for me to do Neal/Bae third.
As many of toi already know I l’amour Neal, he's my third favori character.
He is a genuine and sweet guy. I don't understand the hate he gets, it's disgusting. The only mistake he made was leaving Emma, but he was doing it to get her accueil which people (CS shippers especailly) don't seem to understand. Him leaving her, was helping her reunite with her family so it's basically a good thing. He has been through so much crap in his life due to Rumple abandoning him, like: Getting taken to Neverland, living on the streets for 6 months. No wonder he went into being a thief due to the life he had lived, he had nothing better to do.
When he first met Henry and realized Henry was his son, he immediately tried to be a good father to him. He spent a lot of time with him in Storybrooke rather than trying to fit in. At the end of season 2 he sacrificed himself for Emma and Henry so that they could be together and so that Henry wouldn't be alone. That is a real gentleman and someone who would do anything for his family. In season 3 he risked being captured par Pan and the Lost boys and still went to help and save Emma/Henry. He didn't do anything wrong which is why I'm not going to liste any negatives because I can't think of any (because there isn't any)
I just want to make it clear for any CS shippers ou any Neal haters out there: He left Emma to help her get home, to her parents, to save everyone from their land. That's not selfish, it's genuine and selfless.
That's my opinion on Neal