|Reviews for Trebuchet|
| firtree chapter 1 . 1/9/2014
This was so good! Amazing writing. It is good to be continuously surprised at the unexpected way you phrase things and realize that it's better than I could have imagined. Good job!
| madcloisfan chapter 1 . 10/11/2013
| PoeticallyIrritating chapter 1 . 7/2/2013
This is honestly one of the best fics I've ever read...definitely the best Castle fic. I've come back to reread probably a dozen times. It's happy and sad and sexy and heartbreaking and beautiful and hopeful. Your characterization is just gorgeous, and the framing with conversation among Lanie/Ryan/Esposito is perfect. I love this, is the point. Thanks for being awesome.
| Bookish0278 chapter 1 . 6/4/2013
I liked this scenario of how they could have ended up together!
| mngurlstuckinva chapter 1 . 4/12/2013
That was great. Loved the part with Lanie and Castle talking. Nice job with the Music Man reference too.
| Artemisbeloved chapter 1 . 11/18/2011
the bible quot is Ezekiel 36:26 and as a chaplain i am happy to se it in your story. I also hope there are folow up stories or are there more to come? Thank you thou for a entertaining time i rely enjoyed it.
| prdnanny chapter 1 . 8/16/2011
| ajksmusic chapter 1 . 12/9/2010
So I think I've read this a few dozen times, and I've never take the time to review.
I Love it! (Hence the reading it a dozen times haha) But I love your characterization of Beckett and Castle, and how it finally all comes to Castle and he's the one most affected by the bloodbath, but the others are not without pain.
| Jayce Gish chapter 1 . 5/22/2010
This is spectacular! Great story, beautiful romance, loving sexual details that aren't there to shock or read like semi-porn paperbacks - and a terrific story to tie it all together. If you want to continue on, I will be more than happy to follow your journey. And, thanks for the safe sex concerns, too. Let's keep the manufacture of "Castle babies" for any/all intentional attempts at procreation.
The only difficulty I had was Castle being able to wear her sweatpants (I'm a costume designer: don't think Nathan could pull that one off, but I'm willing to suspend belief . . maybe Sorenson had kept a pair at Kate's and she had them in a drawer for just such a purpose? . . .).
I also like the bits of humor - sounds like the banter that was so present in Season I and that I feel has been greatly diminished through the course of Season II.
And I loved the fact that Castle actually cried - I know that several hundred thousand women (myself included) will do so should this event finally come to pass (please, Castle writers and ABC, PLEASE). And I also loved Alexis' reactions.
Beautifully done. Terrific one shot; incredible story. This one is a keeper to continue to enjoy through the (long) summer. Thank you.
| lucindadixon chapter 1 . 5/16/2010
This was fantastic. I really like your style :)
| Dimac99 chapter 1 . 5/12/2010
Fantastic - a really unusual take on Castle & Beckett's first time and beautifully written and characterised. I loved that Beckett remained the strong one. The supporting characters were also perfect and your choice of title is excellent too. I would never have thought of it, but it's perfect since the trebuchet was used to bring down walls.
| DefenderofHelplessSemicolons chapter 1 . 3/28/2010
Ahh! I read this months ago, lost track of it, and have been looking for it ever since. So glad to have found it again! This is a beautifully-written piece. I don't normally go in for fics with explicit stuff, but oh, this story is fantastic, and not "Insert Tab A into Slot B" at all.
I love their conversation by the window. This is one of the rare Castle pieces I've read—perhaps the only piece—where Kate doesn't doubt her course, where she knows what she wants and goes for it, and makes Rick stronger in the process. Love that he's the one who cried. Love that he wants her to call him that weekend and she wants to as well. Everything in this proceeds believably out of their friendship. They're so good together and you treat them like adults.
Other great touches: the banter between Esposito, Ryan, and Lanie. The unreal feeling of reality in the deli. The cocoa scene, with Kate knowing Rick needs to decompress and talk. Breakfast with Alexis and zombie Martha. Lanie's protectiveness at the end. And some awesome lines ... oh, too many to list them all, but here are a few:
"He seemed to be thinking before he talked, and his eyes kept darting around. Mostly toward Beckett: nothing new, but he looked surprised. Maybe horrified."
"She could use silence like a pair of pliers, wringing words out of reluctant witnesses, but this was kindly."
"Cinder blocks / Metaphorical woodwork."
"There are different ways to be what we are."
"She was an excuse for him to try to see more clearly."
"If he thought of her as a hunting animal, a gaze-hound with her fine bones, or a cheetah, it might sound like an insult; but he admired her single-mindedness. He was stuck forever on two slow legs, sniffing after interesting irrelevancies, while she bounded ahead with the prey clear in her sights."
"A certain joy and a certain ruefulness seeped into her words."
"Come and hold me. You can even pretend I need it more than you do."
And, finally: "No regrets and no prosecutions."
It's a pleasure to see such talent and skill in the craft. Brava.
| monanotlisa chapter 1 . 3/9/2010
Kate did laugh."What there is left of it." She hesitated. "For me, part of being a cop is trying to keep the blood off other people's hands. It means sometimes people look at us funny. I think it's good to remember 'shooting people is not normal.' Being shocked and horrified and sick at heart is the right reaction."
"But you all play it so cool. And I've heard some officers talk like they're Marshal Dillon, cleaning up the streets with a six-shooter."
A great insight.
She wouldn't look at him, but a certain joy and a certain ruefulness seeped into her words that he could hear clearly. "I didn't want to send you home at all."
And this: so lovely.
Wonderful, well-rounded story altogether: love your Lanie, love your Esposito. Dialogue and insights were particularly spot-on. Cheers!
| GhostWriterLost chapter 1 . 2/24/2010
| AussieNinjaChick chapter 1 . 1/21/2010
I'm sitting here going on about how I need a tissue and my friend Zac's behind me telling me he needs a bucket. IT WAS SOO CUTE! And a little sad and very sweet.