How has life been so far? I hear you've found a girl and you've been with her for two years. For you, that's kinda like a miracle. You've never actually been able to fully settle down. Maura (is that her name?) must be really good for you. Be good to her okay? Don't lose the one person who understands you so thoroughly and still loves every facet of who you are. I wish I hadn't pushed that one and done for me away.
I guess it's great that Hoyt is finally gone. That's one burden off your shoulders. Be careful, alright? This country is not a safe place for anyone, especially us homicide detectives. I just don't want Maura to have to go through what Castle did when I got shot. Yes, I got shot in the chest. But that was long ago and I'm alright now. You remember my mom Johanna? And how she died when we were 19? Well I caught the guy hired to shot her but the case just gets bigger and bigger. Someone who died a hero once told me that for us, there is no victory, only battles, and in the end the best you can hope for is to find somewhere to make your stand. If we are very lucky, we will find someone willing to stand with us. Let Maura stand with you, let your walls come down, because love isn't a switch—you can't just switch it off.
Janey, don't hurt her. Even when you need some space, don't forget to call. She may just be the one person who will keep you from falling down the rabbit hole. Sometimes we don't realise we need someone until they've given up and gone. Jane Rizzoli, I don't care if you're a hardened cop, but once you lose her you'll lose everything and your world will fall apart. Secrets are like time bombs, eventually they explode, so don't keep crucial things from her. Don't let there be a chance that in one of your near-death experiences, you lose your life or hers. If you finally say "I love you" make sure she's conscious to hear it.
I've made many mistakes in my life, I don't want you to have to go through it as well. Darling Janey, my mom would be so proud of you. She always did joke that we'd end up in the same situations. Don't give up, Janey. You can be all she wants, for you are already all she needs. Come to New York soon, okay? And bring your girlfriend along with you! Write back soon, Rizzoli!
Katherine Elisabeth Beckett