Ok, so here's the first installment of this idea. Each song is a song that Kate adds to her playlist each week. And I build a story around the song. I have a plan to post one every Thursday, but first I have to catch up on a few weeks of stories, so voila! Here is "January 6." I think Thursday's fair, halfway through one new castle episode and the next. Ya know. To tie you over (or me over).



All In

Richard Castle lied in his bed, at some random hour in the night, listening to the sounds of the raindrops on his roof. He didn't know what time is was. He didn't care. All he could keep thinking about was Kate. And how badly he wanted her. He was sick of the games, sick of the teasing and taunting. He wanted her to be his. And only his. He was tired or waiting, counting all the moments he was alone. He didn't want to be staring at the ceiling; He wanted to be staring at Kate and her beautiful eyes. And at this random hour of the night, he decided he was going to do something about it. He was going to tell her the truth.

He got up, overly tired, and dressed. He was going over to Kate's if it was the last thing he did. He slipped on his shoes, grabbed his keys, and headed to the door. When he opened it however, the one thing he did not expect was to see one Kate Beckett standing in the doorway. He rubbed his eyes, to convince himself this wasn't some bizarre dream. Kate was standing before him, soaked from the rain. She clearly walked. "Kate!" he gasped, "Do come in, you must be freezing!" He rushed back into the house, grabbed the quilt his mother made off of the sofa, and wrapped it around her shoulders.

"Thank you, Castle."

"No problem. Here, let me make you some Hot Chocolate."

"No, Rick I-"

"Kate, I insist." He smiled at her, that smile she secretly could never say no to. "As a matter of fact, I was just coming over."

"Really?"

"Yea. But I guess you decided to save me the trip." He picked up the mug from the counter and placed it on the coffee table in front of her. "So, why you here?"

"Couldn't sleep I guess."

"Is that all?"

She bit her lip, contemplating, "Well," she slowly started. "I…."

"Ya know what. Let me make this easier for you. I love you. Nothing left to hide. I've fallen for you, Kate. And there's nothing I can do to change it. You're all I ever think about. I want to always be with you." She started to interrupt. "Please let me finish. We've had each others' backs for too long. We care about each other. I know it. You know it. So why are we playing around?"

She paused. "Rick, this isn't what you want. You're tired. It's all just-"

"No. It's not, Kate. I love you."

"I'm too much to handle."

"Try me."

With that she ran out of the apartment.

"Kate!" He called after her as she dashed back out into the rain. "Kate, wait!"

"What, Rick?" She stopped in the middle of the street, in the pouring rain. "What? You can't give me what I need. I have too much baggage. My mom…." She trailed off into a world of her own. "This could never work. I have too many bottled up emotions."

He stared at her. "Kate, I'm hurt. I thought you knew me better than that. Kate, I love you. All of you. Every little piece of baggage that comes with you." He paused for a moment, then, just above a whisper. "I'm All In."

Even through the rain, he saw her eyes start to water. After what seemed like a lifetime to him, she turned and ran into his arms. "I'm All in, too," she mumbled in his ear between sniffles. At that moment, he kissed her with all the passion he had been holding in for three years. When they finally broke apart, the rested their rain-soaked foreheads on each others'.

"I'm All in for Life."


Very cheesy, hmmm? I like cheesy. This has been playing like a movie through my head all day. And I thought for Valentine's Day, Castle and Beckett needed a little love. What with the last two episodes being SOOO incredible, and tonight's episode being a little lacking in the Caskett department, I thought you all deserved this. New chapter…probably tomorrow! But that's no reason not to review! Please, drop a line and tell me how you like it!