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Stories revolving around a different beginning for Beckett and Castle. Different backstories, what if's, and AUs.

Meet by Anonymous033 reviews
"His seat-mate is the slip of a woman, all skinny and efficiency-sized." / An AU where Kate and Castle meet where they least expect. Immediately follows Johanna Beckett's death. Pre-series. Now complete.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 13 - Words: 25,679 - Reviews: 183 - Favs: 141 - Follows: 313 - Updated: 11/11/2014 - Published: 8/8/2014 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
The Breach by bravevulnerability reviews
'It was never supposed to go this far; he was never supposed to become more than a kind man bringing a recovering gunshot victim her mail, was never supposed to become more.' AU.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,060 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 122 - Follows: 39 - Published: 3/2 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Recurrence by JeffersonianGirl2004 reviews
He's been seeing her everywhere, from the park to gym. Rick can tell she's hurting, but he has no idea why. AU meeting, sorta, pre series. One-Shot.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,595 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 9 - Published: 2/28 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Stuck by RainbowChaos reviews
Kate Beckett and her mother's favorite author get stuck in an elevator together.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,785 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 26 - Published: 2/26 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Evaporate by pullingbeckettspigtails reviews
Prompt from the castlefanficprompts tumblr; '"It's raining on the bus stop and you have a big umbrella sooo…"' Pre-Series meeting AU.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,147 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 23 - Published: 2/25 - Rick C., Kate B., Alexis C. - Complete
One Day While Running by FuelDH206 reviews
It was just a random run. AU meeting somewhere around season 4ish I imagined.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,479 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 13 - Published: 2/24 - Rick C., Kate B., Lanie P. - Complete
Rescue by Castle Haven reviews
AU. "He's passed out and the flask in his right hand leaves little to the imagination. And yet there's something about him that intrigues her. Maybe it's the way he's dressed- a well-fitted suit and tie; maybe it's the hair- gelled to perfection, wavy and soft; maybe it's just how troubled his face looks, even unconscious."
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,880 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 6 - Published: 3/2 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
turning page by bravevulnerability reviews
'He's been coming to her library for over a month now and she likes him, really likes him.' An AU that explores the meeting of a burdened librarian and a struggling writer. Three shot.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,527 - Reviews: 128 - Favs: 142 - Follows: 197 - Updated: 3/13 - Published: 3/9 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
The Ahh Effect by katherinehcastles reviews
"It's rude not to share, you know." / "Excuse me?" / "Your drink", he motioned to the can in her hand. "That's me." AU meeting. One shot.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,333 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 10 - Published: 4/6 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Every Move You Make by pullingbeckettspigtails reviews
"i'm the private investigator that was hired by your ex to track you down and you totally caught me sitting outside your apartment in a rental car so hi what up" au
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,390 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 14 - Published: 4/8 - Rick C., Kate B., Javier E., Kevin R. - Complete
Technical Difficulties by Griever11 reviews
'You work at the phone store and I keep purposely messing up settings on my phone so I can come in and talk to you AU' - Prompt fill. AU of Castle and Beckett meeting for the first time, a story told in five parts. Completed in time for #CastleFanficMonday
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,326 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 207 - Updated: 4/13 - Published: 1/26 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Flashbacks and Echoes by Oliviet reviews
"But the longer she stares at him, the more she realizes that she knows him, that she dated him in high school, and that this is the man who took her virginity." Inspired by this tumblr prompt: childhood sweethearts who moved away and then into the same apartment block by chance AU
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 20 - Words: 39,208 - Reviews: 512 - Favs: 335 - Follows: 688 - Updated: 4/25 - Published: 11/25/2014 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Minor Charges by Trinity Everett reviews
Rebel Becks meets Richard Castle in a holding cell one night.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,872 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 45 - Published: 3/14 - Rick C., Kate B.
Teacher's Pet by Trinity Everett reviews
"Her eyes cut past the administrator, however, settling on the man trailing behind him. She knows that man. That man's face is on the back of the book she's holding in her hands right now. Ho-ly... what is Richard Castle doing in her English class?" - A Pre-Series Caskett AU for Castle Fanfic Monday.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,648 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 18 - Published: 3/9 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
When I Was Drowning by Trinity Everett reviews
A chance meeting between two people has the potential to change their lives forever. A Caskett Meeting AU.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 17,657 - Reviews: 106 - Favs: 141 - Follows: 185 - Updated: 12/24/2014 - Published: 12/21/2014 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Take the Stairs by Trinity Everett reviews
Castle and Beckett spent one night together and over a year apart. Now they were neighbors and they had a second chance for something extraordinary. Pre-Series AU, Meeting AU. Caskett. A prompt response written for CastleFanficMonday and continued for the 2015 Castle Hiatus Ficathon.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 33,314 - Reviews: 339 - Favs: 203 - Follows: 510 - Updated: 7/27 - Published: 5/25 - Rick C., Kate B.
Our Best Selves by Trinity Everett reviews
They're both muddling through life. Her days are full of politics and paperwork. His are spent surfing the web in his underwear and buying gadgets to drive his mother crazy. Could a charity auction be what Captain Kate Beckett and novelist Richard Castle need to find their way together? Or will fumbles and stubbornness keep them apart? AU. A Castle 2015 Hiatus Ficathon story.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 16,517 - Reviews: 217 - Favs: 105 - Follows: 401 - Updated: 7/19 - Published: 6/17 - Rick C., Kate B.
Pick Up or Delivery ? by LadyAshh reviews
Who said you couldn't fall for your pizza delivery girl?
Castle - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,482 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 141 - Updated: 5/20 - Published: 5/3 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Perfect Prescription by StarsAboveUs reviews
AU. Kate Beckett, homicide detective extraordinaire, is on a coffee run when she hits the car of (very attractive) Doctor Richard Castle. Sassiness and cuteness ensue.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,583 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 101 - Updated: 5/25 - Published: 5/19 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
The Subway Thief by Ganymede Rose reviews
An AU meeting inspired by 1x03 Hedge Fund Homeboys
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,015 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 26 - Published: 5/25 - Rick C., Kate B., Alexis C. - Complete
Medical Attention by jstar1382 reviews
S1 AU Based on a tumblr prompt from anon: Castle's a doctor, a friend of Lanie's. AU Caskett meeting at Lanie's birthday. *Castle Winter Hiatus 2014 Ficathon Entry* Cover art by the awesome (ScribbleAStory)
Castle - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 59,178 - Reviews: 1300 - Favs: 382 - Follows: 811 - Updated: 5/26 - Published: 12/14/2014 - Rick C., Kate B., Lanie P. - Complete
Find You Anywhere by Ky03elk reviews
An AU Caskett meeting. Because regardless of time or distance, they will find each other. Three shot.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,897 - Reviews: 134 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 115 - Updated: 5/31 - Published: 5/26 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Not Forever, Just For Now by xxmariel reviews
AU oneshot: Caskett meet in college. "You've got darkness in you," she said softly. "I don't know what put the darkness there, but I want to help you chase it away."
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,139 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 11 - Published: 6/23 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
A Lesson In Life by tv-addict007 reviews
Trust, but verify. Kate Beckett loved to have control over all things concerning her private life and her job. But what will happen when she'll lose said control in one of those two aspects in her life? AU Caskett meeting.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 28,222 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 132 - Updated: 6/25 - Published: 5/25 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
First Impressions by pullingbeckettspigtails reviews
She's poisoned her hot new neighbour and terrified his daughter, all because she wanted to show off and welcome him to the neighbourhood with a fancy pie. AU.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,237 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 21 - Published: 7/6 - Rick C., Kate B., Alexis C. - Complete
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