20 Weathering The Storm Her words echo in his mind as he glances at the other side of the bed. It's empty, the comforter thrown back. A look at the clock tells him he slept less than an hour, and he sits up, his heart sinking with disappointment when he realizes she's gone. Set post-4x23. COMPLETE
Castle, M, English, Romance, words: 3k+, favs: 27, follows: 12, 1/15, Rick C., Kate B.
27 Take A Deep Breath And Jump He doesn't want to seem presumptuous or creepy, but he's definitely interested in her; at the very least, wants to know her name. So every day, he stands just a little closer to her, intending to take his time and let her make a move if she wants. COMPLETE
Castle, T, English, Romance, words: 3k+, favs: 24, follows: 10, 1/2, Rick C., Kate B.
49 Something To Believe In » It's not that she hates Christmas - the opposite, in fact. When she was a kid, it was her favorite holiday. But ten years ago, her life had changed, her loss turning the season into something that's more bittersweet than anything. Plenty of good memories, but they're all dimmed by the tragedy that's shaped the entire trajectory of her life. A two-part meeting AU.
Castle, T, English, Friendship & Romance, chapters: 2, words: 9k+, favs: 33, follows: 44, updated: 12/10/2022 published: 12/8/2022, Rick C., Kate B.
187 Moments So Dear » A collection of standalone holiday-themed one-shots, each about a different holiday. Ratings will vary and be stated at the beginning of each installment.
Castle, M, English, Romance & Friendship, chapters: 11, words: 33k+, favs: 51, follows: 72, updated: 11/24/2022 published: 12/22/2021, Rick C., Kate B.
44 A Haunting In Manhattan » He almost walks right past the door that changes his life. But when the owner of a mysterious bookstore catches his eye, he finds himself navigating more than just a crush. A two-part fic for Castle Halloween Bash 2022.
Castle, T, English, Romance, chapters: 2, words: 8k+, favs: 32, follows: 25, 10/27/2022, Rick C., Kate B.
41 Today and Every Day » She should be fast asleep, deep in dreamland like her fiancé next to her. But instead, she turns again, this time to face him, as his mother's words from the other morning echo in her mind. Just do it. A two-part fic that takes place after 6x12. COMPLETE
Castle, M, English, Romance, chapters: 2, words: 4k+, favs: 40, follows: 36, updated: 10/6/2022 published: 10/4/2022, Rick C., Kate B.
141 Close To You » Between her daughter and her career, single mother Kate Beckett has no time to date. But when she meets a handsome - and oddly familiar - man in a cafe, she starts to think that their burgeoning friendship might not be enough. A 2022 Castle Ficathon entry.
Castle, M, English, Romance & Family, chapters: 9, words: 30k+, favs: 86, follows: 111, updated: 8/27/2022 published: 8/16/2022, Rick C., Kate B., OC
33 Escape He knows how it might look - a lone man, staring at a woman as if waiting for her to break off from her friends - but it's not like that. He's not a creep, he's just mesmerized by her beauty. An M-rated meeting AU. COMPLETE
Castle, M, English, Romance, words: 7k+, favs: 64, follows: 12, 6/25/2022, Rick C., Kate B.
23 Speedy Recovery At home and recovering from surgery, Kate Beckett has some wild, pain med-induced thoughts. Season 7 one-shot. COMPLETE
Castle, T, English, Humor, words: 1k+, favs: 24, follows: 13, 6/15/2022, Rick C., Kate B.
23 Burning Glances Even across the crowded room, even through the atmospheric fog and the low light and with her face mostly covered, she catches his eye. A one-shot meeting AU. COMPLETE
Castle, M, English, Romance, words: 5k+, favs: 48, follows: 14, 4/28/2022, Rick C., Kate B.
72 Supply and Demand » Throughout their games she'd watched his hands, his strong fingers as he'd shuffled and dealt, the dextrous way he'd handled his cards. And the thought hits her like a freight train. She wants to feel those hands on her skin. An M-rated AU, beginning post-1x08.
Castle, M, English, Romance, chapters: 8, words: 17k+, favs: 72, follows: 78, updated: 4/24/2022 published: 4/8/2022, Rick C., Kate B.
129 Face to Face » A chance meeting at a party sets Kate Beckett down an unexpected path. A Castle Ficathon Winter 2021 entry. Rated M.
Castle, M, English, Romance, chapters: 9, words: 30k+, favs: 99, follows: 102, updated: 12/6/2021 published: 11/17/2021, Rick C., Kate B.
20 Western Surprise Her photoshoot pictures had arrived just a couple days before Rick left for a two-week book tour, so she'd snuck a few of them into his suitcase. Judging by the texts she'd been greeted with after her meeting, he had enjoyed the results of her boudoir photoshoot very much. A post-series one shot. Rated M. COMPLETE
Castle, M, English, Romance, words: 3k+, favs: 50, follows: 18, 11/12/2021, Rick C., Kate B.
28 Still Fallin' When she wakes on Saturday morning to find Rick's side of the bed empty, she decides that they both need a day off from responsibilities. And she's going to do it by spoiling him. Post-series. COMPLETE
Castle, T, English, Romance, words: 4k+, favs: 43, follows: 19, 10/30/2021, Rick C., Kate B.
79 Bring Your Daylight » She grabs her phone and types out a text, hits send before she can change her mind. I need to get out of the city. Will you come with me? A three-part season 3 AU. Rated T. COMPLETE
Castle, T, English, Romance & Friendship, chapters: 3, words: 15k+, favs: 69, follows: 77, updated: 10/22/2021 published: 10/19/2021, Rick C., Kate B.
33 All I Can See It isn't until much later, when she cries herself to sleep in her quiet and empty apartment, that she realizes she might love him. Five times she doesn't say "I love you," and one time she does. A one-shot spanning seasons 3 and 4. COMPLETE
Castle, T, English, Romance & Friendship, words: 3k+, favs: 42, follows: 17, 10/1/2021, Rick C., Kate B.
26 We Could Jump In In the two years he's known her, Rick Castle has seen many sides of one Kate Beckett...but he's never seen her drunk. He doesn't think he's even seen her tipsy. In fact, until tonight, he thought it was very possible that alcohol just didn't affect her. A 3x10 post-ep. Rated M. COMPLETE
Castle, M, English, Romance, words: 7k+, favs: 62, follows: 25, 9/22/2021, Rick C., Kate B.
70 Roman Holiday » When the world grinds to a halt in the middle of his book tour, Rick Castle finds himself sharing a hotel room with a woman he barely knows. A three-part fic (part 3 is rated M).
Castle, M, English, Romance, chapters: 3, words: 10k+, favs: 62, follows: 71, updated: 9/16/2021 published: 9/12/2021, Rick C., Kate B.
19 Good With Customers Kate is wearing one of the souvenir t-shirts they sell. Judging by the line forming in front of her, just having her behind the bar is a better sales strategy than any marketing campaign. A post-Knockdown AU. Rated M. COMPLETE
Castle, M, English, Romance, words: 3k+, favs: 47, follows: 23, 9/6/2021, Rick C., Kate B.
14 Yee Haw After he closes the door behind him, her name dies on the tip of his tongue when he sees the white Stetson on the counter, and the note propped against it. Put this on and come to the bedroom. Post 7x07, M rated one shot. COMPLETE
Castle, M, English, Romance, words: 2k+, favs: 32, follows: 17, 8/29/2021, Rick C., Kate B.