|Reviews for A is for Always|
| SeannysMom chapter 12 . 3/12
Excellent story ! I really liked it. Thank you for sharing.
| BigKahuna chapter 5 . 2/24
Rereading again Nice story. Still think that Rick would have/should have moved on but its been awhile since I've read this and am looking forward to see where you take them
| EvaKAlways chapter 12 . 1/28
Great story! I think it's wonderful that you have managed to right one of those niggling wrongs that we see on the show. It always bothered me as well that Castle didn't try to get in contact with Beckett after her shooting, I know she said she needed space and he was trying to respect that, but having just said those now famous words ("Kate, I love you"), it seemed a bit OOC of him to not try and find her after 3 months of silence!
I love the dialogue you wrote for the characters, especially between Castle and Beckett. It was nice to see them talk about some of the things that have happened to them (like the kiss and holding each other in the freezer) as it was something that never really got adressed on the show after Castle brought it up.
I also thought it was great we got to find out a bit more of Jim Beckett's opinion on Castle and his daughter, and it was good to have a bit of interaction between the two of them, to find out what each of them was thinking.
Personally I really liked the ending. I think it was the right decision not to have them go straight to bed with each other, but to deal with some of the issues and insecurities that they both still had even after admiting their feelings to one and other.
Overall, another wonderful fanfic! I find your style of writing really easy to read and you have no idea how much I look forward to coming home after a long day to relax and unwind and read some of your work, so thanks! :)
| CaskettLuv15 chapter 12 . 10/5/2013
I really loved how you captured each characters' emotions in this story. I think most of what you wrote would have happened if these events were on the show. Of course the writers keep throwing situations at us and we don't always expect the reactions the characters display on screen.
| DJINNI14 chapter 1 . 4/12/2013
I've done a lot of Castle story reading and I'm finding that i like the ones where they meet earlier then shown in the TV show. Either they are just teenagers who are dating or Castle has just divorced that witch Meredith and has a very young Alexis for a daughter. Not sure how you would get them to meet (vacation site where both are in the same place. Perhaps Alexis being a little girl kind of pushes him into him, because Alexis is smitten with Kate and would really like having a mommy around), but that is why you are the writer. Something longer than just 10 or 12 chapters would be great. A nice long story that has some character development. Some good size chapters would also help (meaning longer than the ones you are presently posting). That way i don't have to wait as long for the next update. And please don't just drop the story and never update again.
| iges2u chapter 12 . 4/3/2013
I like your "what if"-version. Good story!
| Krist0526 chapter 12 . 2/9/2013
Nooooooooooooo! I was reading this chapter and thinking that this must be my favorite chapter of this story and then I find out it is the last one and we don't actually get the scene? It is not fair to just talk but show no action. No, I don't accept that. I want the scene, and the A/N at the end just pissed me off... sorry.. but ughhhh! That is what we didn't see in the show either, so buckle up and write the scene, don't run away from it. After all that talking about how special and wonderful and memorable it is going to be, you can't cut it off without actually giving us the scene.
| BassLab1 chapter 12 . 2/7/2013
I'm glad you "fixed" it. It bothered me that he didn't try to get in contact with her for 3 months! It was just too unbelieveable after he said "I love you" to her! Thanks for the story!
| liliahti chapter 12 . 2/7/2013
finally the chapter i was waiting for is here ,love it and it didn't need any hot scene to make it amazing ok i hope you understand what i mean English is not my first language :)
| lkwill39 chapter 12 . 2/7/2013
Great job! Loved it! Sad to see it end though. :)
| phnxgrl chapter 12 . 2/7/2013
Great Ending it was the just the right enough joy and love. Kudos!
| NonnaSo chapter 12 . 2/7/2013
Baby steps? I so wish we would see what happens next... but I understand your decision.
It really was nice to read the world you've created here, wether it is at Jim's cabin, or at the Loft with their friends.
The talks with Lanie are really well described. She could tell that in the show! We wish to hear from her more!
Hope to read from you again soon!
| LewisInNC chapter 12 . 2/7/2013
Great chapter and a wonderful story. Endings are tough. I wish there were more to this one (of course I almost always want more)!
| kiwiOCD chapter 12 . 2/7/2013
Firstly, I'm sad that it's over. Not for the missing sex scene but for how you write the characters so well and present them to us as real.
I really enjoyed the developments in this story. Jim Beckett was a hero. Rick Castle wasn't the bumbling comedy act instead we have determined and confronting yet scared and insecure, Kate Beckett was broken and scared but not to the point of pushing Rick away when he confronted her.
The way you had Rick show Kate how he felt about her body was wonderful and I loved how Kate didn't push him away but agreed to stay longer too. You finished the story with some uncertainly about the future but a considerable amount of hope too.
| evangml chapter 12 . 2/6/2013
Great story. I am always happy when fanfic writers fill in the holes left open by castle writers. Good job.