304Under and Over » This story begins just before the kiss in Knockdown. Only in this version, Rick admits his feelings for Kate and she is forced to respond.
Castle, M, English, Romance & Crime, chapters: 79, words: 106k+, favs: 55, follows: 90, updated: 18h published: 5/29, Rick C., Kate B., Jim B.
23Picking Up the Pieces » This is an AU story. Nolan suffers a loss. Tim tells Lucy some hard truths. Everyone has to find a way to cope. The cover art is by Artifex Prime.
Rookie, M, English, Hurt/Comfort & Crime, chapters: 11, words: 14k+, favs: 3, follows: 7, updated: 8/14 published: 6/5, J. Nolan, L. Chen, T. Bradford, H. Nolan
82 Fallout » It's a brand new season of The Rookie, and this story comes in right after the season 4 premiere. It includes SPOILERS for that episode. This tale is not in the same alternate universe as Recovery. It poses two questions: what can Wesley do about the wrenching deal he made and how will Nolan move forward on the job and with Bailey.
Rookie, M, English, Crime & Romance, chapters: 35, words: 47k+, favs: 13, follows: 20, updated: 5/29 published: 10/3/2021, J. Nolan, A. Lopez, W. Evers
446 The Other Path » Kate decides that she can make more of a contribution as a detective than as a captain. Gates doesn't like that and blames it on Castle. A murder pulls Kate into a much larger investigation.
Castle, M, English, Crime & Romance, chapters: 99, words: 132k+, favs: 42, follows: 59, updated: 5/28 published: 2/19, Rick C., Kate B., V. Gates
546 Moment in Time Part 3 » This is a collection of stories in which I take each episode from Season 8 and change something - hopefully for the better. So they may diverge quite a bit from canon.
Castle, M, English, Suspense & Romance, chapters: 128, words: 178k+, favs: 27, follows: 34, updated: 2/18 published: 10/14/2021, Rick C., Kate B., Alexis C., Hayley S.
350 The Children's Corner » This story picks up from "You're Kidding Me!" Rick and Kate are coping with the newborn twins. And even though Kate's on maternity leave, mysteries pop up. The tale will have no shortage of murder and mayhem. With his new stake in Black Pawn, Rick is also dealing with his writing commitments. A character introduced in "California Dreaming' will be part of Rick's solution.
Castle, M, English, Family & Mystery, chapters: 57, words: 77k+, favs: 39, follows: 47, updated: 10/13/2021 published: 8/18/2021, Rick C., Kate B.
98 Recovery » This story picks up at the end of Episode 1, Season 3. You'll find a further explanation about where some things came from in my author's notes. Nolan is trying to figure out how to put his life back together - with a new awareness of what's been screwed up. The cover image is by Artifex Prime
Rookie, M, English, Crime & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 38, words: 53k+, favs: 23, follows: 29, updated: 9/26/2021 published: 1/11/2021, J. Nolan
279 You're Kidding Me! » This story continues in the same AU as Couples, California Dreaming, etc. Rick has a bit more freedom as Lily starts preschool and begins working more with Kate. And then...
Castle, M, English, Family & Crime, chapters: 45, words: 61k+, favs: 34, follows: 51, updated: 8/17/2021 published: 7/4/2021, Rick C., Kate B., Javier E., Kevin R.
111 California Dreaming » This is a Castle/The Rookie crossover. The Castle part follows directly from Couples and is in the same AU. Since time hasn't meant much on The Rookie, with 3 seasons covering a year, the timeframes can mesh. Rick, Kate, and Lily go to CA for vacation and some business and meet Officer John Nolan, who looks a lot like Rick. Both want to know why. Cover image by Artifex Prime.
Castle & Rookie, M, English, Family & Mystery, chapters: 13, words: 17k+, favs: 39, follows: 45, updated: 7/3/2021 published: 6/21/2021, Rick C., Kate B., J. Nolan
755 Couples » This story picks up after "Recollection Rick," in the same AU. It will follow how a number of the couples introduced into that universe are doing, and of course, Rick and Kate. Lily will be walking!
Castle, M, English, Family & Crime, chapters: 164, words: 223k+, favs: 41, follows: 50, updated: 6/20/2021 published: 1/8/2021, Rick C., Kate B., Alexis C.
279 Recollection Rick » This story continues in the AU that includes Guardian Angel, Evelyn, and Flu. Rick is a celebrity contestant on the game show, Recollection, and he and Kate need to figure out how to deal with work and play while parenting the infant, Lily. Cover image by Artifex Prime.
Castle, M, English, Family & Mystery, chapters: 47, words: 63k+, favs: 44, follows: 56, updated: 1/7/2021 published: 11/22/2020, Rick C., Kate B., Alexis C., Martha R.
148 Restoration » This is a The Rookie story that starts after episode 2 season 2. It will most likely become AU as the season progresses. John is working on his house, detecting skills, and relationship with Jessica, and trying his best not to think about Grace. Cover image by Artifex Prime.
Rookie, M, English, Crime & Romance, chapters: 66, words: 89k+, favs: 26, follows: 34, updated: 1/4/2021 published: 10/9/2019, J. Nolan, W. Grey, J. West
699 Flu » This story follows "Evelyn," in the same AU that includes "Guardian Angel" and "The Marlow Prep Murder." The time frame is around 2009-2010. "A racking cough rattles through the loft, and Rick feels his own stomach lurch. Hell! He'll worry about the soup later and get the thermometer now."
Castle, M, English, Hurt/Comfort & Family, chapters: 120, words: 163k+, favs: 59, follows: 72, updated: 11/21/2020 published: 7/25/2020, Rick C., Kate B.
198 Evelyn » This story comes after The Marlowe Prep Murder in the Guardian Angel AU. Kate finds an evidence box labeled only "Evelyn." She and Castle investigate a cold case in Harlem apparently witnessed only by a little girl named Evelyn.
Castle, M, English, Romance & Mystery, chapters: 33, words: 44k+, favs: 52, follows: 49, updated: 7/24/2020 published: 6/22/2020, Rick C., Kate B., Evelyn M.
243 The Marlowe Prep Murder » This story begins immediately after Guardian Angel and is in the same AU. Kate and Rick are newly married, and Kate works on cold cases whenever she can. They've just found the files on an old but unsolved murder at the school Alexis attends.
Castle, M, English, Mystery & Romance, chapters: 33, words: 44k+, favs: 53, follows: 51, updated: 6/21/2020 published: 5/20/2020, Rick C., Kate B., Alexis C.
624 Guardian Angel » This is an AU story, starting at the time of the Castle pilot. Kate is the rabbit hole, and Johanna receives permission to come back to earth to try to help her daughter.
Castle, M, English, Spiritual & Crime, chapters: 78, words: 105k+, favs: 88, follows: 101, updated: 5/19/2020 published: 3/3/2020, Rick C., Kate B., Johanna B.
565 Poison Pen » Someone is killing recipients of the Poe Award. Could mystery writer Richard Castle be next? Detective Beckett needs to find out. This is an AU story that begins around the time the pilot episode of Castle did.
Castle, M, English, Mystery & Romance, chapters: 61, words: 81k+, favs: 76, follows: 120, updated: 3/2/2020 published: 1/2/2020, Rick C., Kate B., Javier E., Kevin R.
694 Too Close » This AU story begins when Rick pulls Kate from her submerged unit in Pandora/Linchpin. Rick's fascination with Sophia Turner is gone. He only cares about a near-drowned Kate.
Castle, M, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, chapters: 101, words: 134k+, favs: 120, follows: 130, updated: 1/1/2020 published: 9/23/2019, Rick C., Kate B., Sophia T., Jim B.
158 Uninvited Interlude » This is an AU story in which Rick manages to make it to his wedding, the one at the end of season six. The CIA, however, is not about to give up on enlisting his and Kate's services for a reason different from the one cobbled together in canon. No Loksat or amnesia. I promise.
Castle, M, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 18, words: 23k+, favs: 52, follows: 65, updated: 9/22/2019 published: 9/5/2019, Rick C., Kate B.
76 The Way Back » This is an AU story; my version of how the threads from the cliffhanger in Freefall come together. It explains what happened to Bradford and the consequences. It also deals with John's attitude toward Jessica, and the outcome of the rookie exam.
Rookie, T, English, Friendship & Family, chapters: 19, words: 25k+, favs: 29, follows: 35, updated: 9/15/2019 published: 5/20/2019, J. Nolan, L. Chen, T. Bradford, J. West