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I wanted this encounter with the man I'd come to think of as a second father to be all emotion, embraces, tears. But I realized Otto would probably just shake my hand formally and we would have very civilized time and that would be that. I was prepared.
Please explain the highlighted words.
Also I think, (to be all emotion...........) = (to share all emotion...............). Am I right?
The sentence basically means "I wanted this encounter to be very emotional, with lots of embraces and tears." (Lots of embraces and tears = lots of hugging and crying.)
"That would be that" means "That would be all (there was). There would be nothing more."