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108can't start a fire without a spark » If she were with him, he'd tell her everyday. Slide his mouth across her cheek in a soft smile, tug gently on her ear with his teeth as he murmurs it into the shell of her ear - everything she does to him. Everything she makes him feel. Season Two AU that follows 2x23, "Overkill."
Castle, T, English, chapters: 3, words: 4k+, favs: 49, follows: 247, updated: 6/18/13 published: 5/10/13, Rick C. Kate B.
19 in the light of night A vignette from Castle and Beckett's week-long Hamptons vacation to celebrate their one-year anniversary. Mostly fluffy on the tongue. COMPLETE.
Castle, K+, English, Romance, words: 758, favs: 15, follows: 11, 6/6/13, Rick C. Kate B.
13women like that don't become mystery writers » A writer's blocked, post-Derrick Storm Castle meets Kate Beckett, a rising young mystery novelist acquired by Black Pawn to replace him. Despite their instant dislike of each other, they are given a month to co-write Black Pawn's next bestseller, or lose their advances, and possibly their jobs. A co-written story with FanficwriterGHC.
Castle, T, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 2, words: 1k+, favs: 14, follows: 32, updated: 4/4/13 published: 3/31/13, Rick C. Kate B.
44 a little more And he can't deny her because as she lays there in his arms, cramped in a small booth at their favorite diner, breathing softly against his chest, he falls in love with her a little more. COMPLETE.
Castle, K+, English, Romance & Drama, words: 1k+, favs: 33, follows: 15, 4/3/13, Rick C. Kate B.
41 Strength in Your Hands "I need you to take me with you so I don't have to keep kicking myself for waiting so long to tell you how much I love you." He holds her tighter at the sound of the crack in her voice. "I knew, Kate," he reassures her. "Your eyes give you away, you know." He smiles. "So if you wanted to keep it a secret, you weren't doing a very good job." Post-Ep for 'Hunt'.
Castle, T, English, Romance & Drama, words: 1k+, favs: 66, follows: 17, 2/26/13, Kate B. Rick C.
202 In the Thereafter » She lasts ten minutes in the precinct before she drags his chair away, all too much a reminder of the choice he made: to put Nikki Heat to rest and start anew with a shiny British spy. Season Two AU. Complete.
Castle, T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 4, words: 5k+, favs: 62, follows: 236, updated: 2/3/13 published: 1/8/13, Kate B. Rick C.
71Don't Hang Up » The missing phone conversations between the writer and his muse. Starting from Season One and continuing to the present. For Richard Castle, please press one.
Castle, T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 2, words: 2k+, favs: 19, follows: 130, updated: 1/27/13 published: 1/26/13, Kate B. Rick C.
22 hold your breath and count to ten She walks into the precinct with him at her side, her fingers clenched inside the pockets of her coat, preparing to be ambushed with a rough case sometime today that will turn her insides out, pull her heart from her chest, leave her seeking the comfort of his arms in the darkness of their home, where she can shatter her armor. Oneshot. COMPLETE.
Castle, T, English, Angst & Drama, words: 1k+, favs: 11, follows: 4, 1/17/13, Kate B. Rick C.
868 Days of Summer » A young Kate Beckett spends her summer waitressing at a local shack on a Jersey beach, tending to her alcoholic father and paying her way through the academy. One night, her world turns on its feet when Rick Castle enters the door...and her heart. AU. COMPLETE.
Castle, M, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 40, words: 61k+, favs: 425, follows: 744, updated: 1/5/13 published: 1/10/12, Rick C. Kate B.
71 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas » Two-shot sequel of sorts to "Dissolution". COMPLETE.
Castle, K+, English, Romance, chapters: 2, words: 3k+, favs: 46, follows: 24, updated: 12/27/12 published: 10/22/12, Kate B. Rick C.
16 for this is the end Her limbs are numb; the only part of her alive is her fingers, clenched and unyielding around the fabric of his pillow, frozen and sharp with his absence. Complete.
Castle, K+, English, Drama & Angst, words: 236, favs: 8, follows: 3, 12/8/12, Kate B. Rick C.
58 they say that the world was built for two It's you. It's you. It's all for you. COMPLETE.
Castle, T, English, Angst & Drama, words: 1k+, favs: 31, follows: 8, 11/16/12, Rick C. Kate B.
24 The Disaster Show "I'm glad you think this is funny, Castle. That humor's going to take you a long way when I pull my gun on you after this whole thing is over." My take on the upcoming 'Meet the Parents' episode with Martha and Jim. COMPLETE.
Castle, T, English, Romance & Drama, words: 1k+, favs: 22, follows: 12, 11/8/12, Rick C. Kate B.
42 Breath of Life They go back to his loft to clean up and kiss each other's wounds before they wrap things up at the precinct. She pulls him in the shower, her mouth soft and hot at his jaw, breathing life into him again. She almost lost him today, more than once, and she craves reassurance. She can't lose him, not after everything they've been through together. COMPLETE.
Castle, T, English, Romance & Drama, words: 1k+, favs: 45, follows: 19, 10/31/12, Rick C. Kate B.
26 A Break in the Tide "We're gonna make it through this, Katie," he chokes out, his hand pressing against her head. And because this is the first time she's felt a glimmer of truth in his words, she slips the little guy into his pocket, pressing it into her father's body, a reminder that even on the worst days, there's a possibility for joy. Inspired by Kate's story in 5x03. COMPLETE.
Castle, K+, English, Family & Hurt/Comfort, words: 2k+, favs: 25, follows: 3, 10/9/12, Kate B. Jim B.
38 Dynamic "You can hold my hand anytime, Detective," he rasps, slipping away before she can even muster a half-hearted slap against his arm. She sinks her teeth into her lip, shaking her head at his retreating form. Infuriating man-child. Outtake from 'Murder Most Fowl'. Oneshot. COMPLETE.
Castle, K+, English, Romance & Humor, words: 1k+, favs: 21, follows: 6, 10/8/12, Kate B. Rick C.
614 Dissolution » It can never be enough, making up for all the time they've missed. She laughs, full and rich, shaking with it and it's infectious. He grins, pressing his forehead against hers as he watches the light fill her face. He lets the backs of his fingers graze her cheek, overwhelmed by her, by this, them-Everything. COMPLETE.
Castle, M, English, Angst & Romance, chapters: 15, words: 24k+, favs: 229, follows: 420, updated: 9/29/12 published: 6/19/12, Rick C. Kate B.
44 Quicksand Companion piece to "Dissolution". The divorce from Kate's POV. Complete.
Castle, T, English, Angst, words: 2k+, favs: 33, follows: 27, 8/24/12, Kate B. Rick C.
36 Break of Day He's never been a morning person, until he started dating Kate Beckett. She wakes him up slow and easy before the chance arises to slap the alarm on his phone. She starts with her fingers, slipping them through his hair as she lifts her head to his to greet him with a soft kiss. Complete.
Castle, M, English, Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 49, follows: 11, 7/23/12, Kate B. Rick C.
64 Merge "I wanted to get caught." She ducks her head in a smile. "Thought it was finally time to let the world know that you're mine," she says softly, lifting her hand to brush the backs of her fingers against his cheek. COMPLETE.
Castle, T, English, Romance & Drama, words: 2k+, favs: 94, follows: 26, 6/15/12, Rick C. Kate B.