AUTHOR'S NOTE: I was looking for another song for Caskett for my collection of fluffs and I came upon this song, which I have because of Glee (my sister asks me to get each song for each episode for her Zune and her iPhone). The Rose was made famous by Bette Midler, one of the best singer-actresses out there. Written by Amanda McBroom, it was recorded by Bette for the movie The Rose. Lea Michele, as Rachel Berry, sung it in the episode Back-Up Plan.

I wrote this in this format, first person, to see if I can delve into the mind of an in-love Richard Castle. As with my other "songs that make sense" fluffs, the lyrics will be included.

I hope you enjoy this.

Some say love, it is a river
That drowns the tender reed
Some say love, it is a razor

That leaves your soul to bleed

For the one,

It was a surprise to finally come to meet and know you. I know that we didn't start on good terms. But it's fine with me. I know that I can...break you, for lack of a better word, in one way or another.

It also surprises me that after a few weeks, a few cases, that you opened up to me, slowly. Have you even told what you told me to your buddies? To a former lover? I think you may have but to this extent? Alright, you may still have secrets that you aren't ready to tell but I don't know if I'm honoured or...scared.

I know it would have been good if we went out after that copycat case but I think it's better that we didn't. Or else we wouldn't have great conversations, great theories together. If we took that chance and it didn't go well, it would have resulted in awkward exchanges. Or me not following you around. Like a puppy dog.

I wonder, have you ever been in love? Like you feel you're spinning out of control in love? I'd like to think so. But there's something in you that tells me it hadn't happened yet. We're alike that way, then. I don't know if I've ever been that in love before. Aside from Alexis, of course. It's a different kind of love.

Meredith...I may have been and we had Alexis but she hurt me. She hurt Alexis, too. It hurt me more to see my child in pain when we got a divorce. I feel like it cut my soul in two because of our child. But I recovered quickly.

I drowned with Gina. Or I thought I had. She was more of a rebound than a wife. Divorcing her was easy. I couldn't even let Alexis get close to her. I think we're better off as publisher and her client.

My one, though you don't know this yet, I want to help you. Your revelation about your mother was a surprise to me. You don't me that well but I see that you trust me. I am sorry that I am breaking that trust now. I just want to help you, protect you in the process for whatever I will discover in relation to her case. I have your mother's file and I will see what I can do. I don't want to see too much pain in your eyes. I don't want to see you hurt. That's why I'm betraying you.

Oh sweet Lord! Is this what being in love feels, is all about? Doing everything for the one you're falling for? Even if it is against her wishes? You know, I've read about it.

It is.

Until tomorrow,


PS Yes and no, to answer if you're a conquest. I will make it a point to capture your heart, make you trust me, make you believe in me. You are different. I will not harm or hurt you and certainly not the definition of conquest you're thinking about. I promise you, some day, you will see me, who I really am. By then, I hope, and I know, I would have captured your heart.