|Take These Broken Wings
Author: ILUVGREYS-101 PM
SPOILERS FOR 3x13! A personal vendetta, a one time chance, a unsolved case all leads to this! Can Castle and Beckett find her mother's killer or will this herald the end on the unsolved mystery.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Mystery/Drama - Rick C. & Kate B. - Chapters: 6 - Words: 4,429 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 01-15-11 - Published: 01-11-11 - id: 6645730
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Take These Broken Wings- Chapter 6
Castle and Beckett
She quickly oulled her hand away from Castle's and looked at her caller I.D on her phone, she really didn't have time to argue with Josh right now. She hit the ignore button and looked up at Castle's questioning face.
"It's nothing, i'm busy" she argued.
She took a deep breath and stepped into the intergoation room.
"What do you mean when you say she was tasty?" she asked the words barley coming out of her mouth before the tears welled up in her eyes again. Castle could see it so he started questioning the guy.
"Answer the question" he said raising his voice.
"Look, I don't know what you talking about?' he said smiling.
She slammed her hands down on the table. "The hell you don't. Tell me, what did you mean when you said that Joahnna Beckett was tasty?" she asked. "Why was her charm barcelet in your apartment?" she questioned.
"Look Mr. Stalovich, you're already looking at ten to twenty years, you'd be best to tell us what you know." Castle said.
"All I know is that I didn't kil your mother, I did however kill Carl Taylor." he said
"Then who did?" she asked.
"The partner of Carl Taylor, he was a cop. His partner was Dan Stomack." he said
"Then why was her charm bracelet in your apartment?" she asked
"Because back then I was still a trainee, so before he killed her he told me to take somehting of her's as a souvinir." he explained, Beckett's stomach was in whirls and she felt dizzy,. Castle could tell so he urged her to sit down.
"So Dan Stoamck, Carls Taylor's partner, why would he want to kill my mother?' she asked.
"Because your mother was a lawyer yes?" he asked, she nodded.
"She wouldn't put away Fawn Larson, he was a guy that Stomack and Taylor and been building a case against for years and when they finally had enough evidence she wouldn't put him away." he told them.
"I remember my mother telling me about that case right before she was murdered." she recalled. "They didn't have enough evidence that was lugidament, she was on their side they just needed more evidence." she said her voice cracking with every word.
"Look, I was just a trainee back then, I didn't know or I never would have helped." he said
"So what does that make you now? A professional killer" she stated before walking out.
She ran straight to the nearest garbage can and threw up. Castle rubbed ciricles on her back and then handed her a tissue to wipe her mouth. She gained her composure and stood up straight.
"Okay, so we know that Carl taylor was murdered by Mark Stalovich and my mother was ordered dead by Dan Stomack, that's what Carl Taylor meant when he said 'theres nothing more dangerous that a killer with a badge', he was talking about a cop, his partner." she realized. 'Ryan, Esposito I want everything you have on this guy. Now." she ordered.
She walked into the break room and took a deep breath. "You okay?" Castle asked
"No, I dont' think I can do this. Maybe Montgomery was right, I should just hand this over to some other Detective who doesn't have any personal involvement." She stated, tears falling down her face.
"Hey, where's the Kate Beckett I know" he lifted her chin. "The Beckett who doesn't give up without a fight." he said "She's hardcore and she doesn't let anybody run over her." he said.
"She left the moment my mother's case was reopened." Castle had an idea, he pulled her out of the break room and into the elevator.
"Castle, where are we going?" she asked but he didn't reply. "Castle, we can't just leave in the middle of an investigation." she stated.
"There's nothing you can do here, Ryan and Esposito will call you when they have something." he stated.
"Can I at least pee?" she asked, he laughed and nodded but not before offering to hold her purse. When she was in the bathroom, he pulled out her callphone and called the number for Jim Beckett.
"Hello" someone answered.
"Hi, Mr. Beckett, this is Richard Castle, I work with Kate." Castle explained.
"Yes, i've heard alot about you.' he said.
"Good I hope" he teased
"Mostly, so what can i do for you Mr. Castle?" he asked
"Well I don't know if you know but we found a lead on your wife's case and she's having a really hard time and I was hoping I could bring her by." he asked
"Of course" he gave Castle the address to a diner and then hung up. he said it would be quicker to meet there than drive all the way out of the city plus, Jim was already in the city doing some shopping. Castle quickly tucked away Beckett's phone in her purse before she came out of the restroom. On the drive there Beckett would not stop about where they were going. She had let him drive for once because he refused to tell her their destination.
He pulled up in fron of the diner to see Jim Beckett waiting in front of the door.
"Castle, how did you know?" she asked, estounded.
"Oh your dad and I had a nice chat while you were in the bathroom?' he smiled and she smiled back.
"If this wasn't so sweet I would kill you for taking my phone." he smiled, she opened up the car door and got out but before she shut it she said "Thanks Castle, for everything.' she smiled and walked around into her dad's arms.
In the diner Kate sat down with her dad, she smiled but she couold feel the tears threatening to pour over.
"Katie, what's going on?"he asked
"She was killed because she wouldn't put someone away" she said before the tears came.
"Katie, I don't understand. Tell me sweetie." he said
She took a deep breath and wiped her eyes, then continued to tell im the whole story.
"She was a good woman Katie bear." he said, she smiled. He called her the pet name he and her mother used to use as a child. He wrapped her arms around her.
"Your mom would have been proud, Katie bear, she would have been so proud." she leaned into her dads arms and thought about her mom.