Ok, so I got intensely bored in English today and this happened. My teacher actually came to me today and asked if I had considered taking creative writing, and I went on a tangent about my fanfiction. So if you end up reading this somehow Ms. G, um, sorry for not paying attention. At least I did something semi-productive ;)

Rick woke up about an hour later, Kate still nestled against him on the couch. He couldn't believe it had finally happened. He had dreamed of this for close to three years now. Deciding that they would be more comfortable in his bed, he gently shifted her as not to wake her, and slipped out from under her. He carefully picked her up, bridal style, and began his trek up the stairs to his room. She began to stir awake with the movement. Without opening her eyes, she wrapped her arms around his neck and buried her head in his chest.

"Where are we going?"

"Up to my room. I figured we would be more comfortable up there in a big bed than on my small couch."

"Okay," she agreed easily, too tired to protest.

He nudged the door open with his foot, and entered the welcoming darkness. He gently laid her down on the bed, before climbing in next to her. She curled up into his side, and he returned his arms to their proper place around her. He lay there, just staring at her. The amazing woman he was now proud to call his secret girlfriend. Feeling his eyes on her, she forced her eyes open so she could try and find out what he was thinking.

"You're beautiful," he answered for her.

She smiled. "You can flatter me in the morning, Rick," she told him.

"It's just…today. It made me realize how easily I could lose you, doing what you do. I'm so glad I didn't, not this time. And I refuse to let there ever be a next time."

She reached a hand up from under the covers to stroke his cheek. "You're sweet. And I appreciate that. We can talk in the morning, alright? I'm very tired…" Her eyes were heavy with sleep, and she was beginning to doze off again.


She leaned up slightly to kiss him, him meeting her halfway. "Goodnight."

"Goodnight, Kate."

So. Just a small bit of fluff for you all. Still mad about that ending. Can't wait until next episode. WHAT WAS SHE ABOUT TO SAY IN THE FREEZER! Grrrr...but in 6 hours I'm having a Castle marathon with my bestie...It's gonna be AWESOME! Please review!