Being an utter moron doesn't make you a bad person...and for someone supposedly as street smart as Neal...just taking August's word and going along with, The Great Plan, of 2 MUCH MUCH older men conspiring to send underaged girl to prison, to 'to keep her on the path' of her destiny??? Yeah, both Neal and August are complete morons for coming up with that one.
For all of ArseWipeFire's protestations about doing it for her own good, he jumped on board with The Great Plan pretty damn quick. Who knows how long he really intended to stay with Emma before August turned up? The creepy stat rape vibe was unbelievably strong in Tallahassee...I was very uncomfortable watching those scenes. Gets worse when you picture young Abby Ross in those scenes because that would really show how ick ths whole thing was.
But the smugness in ArseWipeFire in response to the emotional evisceration of Emma and the condescension to Emma
...THAT makes him an arsehole. Stupidity, I can forgive, but rude, obnoxious, self righteous belittling of someone you wronged on a whole new level of wrong? THAT'S why I call him, ArseWipeFire.