Kate Beckett sat at her desk mining through paperwork. Though she would never admit it to anyone, especially herself, that she missed Richard Castle right now. She missed his insane ponderings, the tickly feeling she got on the back of her neck when he stared at her, the way he would tease her about using the word 'tickly' in the same sentence as a reference to him (which he wouldn't, ever). All in all,she missed Richard Castle.

There was the sound of someone clearing their throat, as if they wanted attention but didn't want to disturb anyone getting it. Beckett looked up to see what seemed to be a older version of Alexis, except with high cheekbones and blazing green eyes not unlike Kate's. Her slightly wavy long red hair was pulled back into a ponytail. A emerald green t-shirt brought out her eyes while her naturally worn jeans hugged her figure with dexterity that came with years of practice. Equally worn black Converse poked out from underneath. A black book bag was slung over one shoulder. The girl- woman, more like, she seemed to be in her early twenties- looked nervous.

"Kate Beckett?"


"I'm Robin Flynn- Richard Castle's cousin." Kate cursed the fact that just his name made her stomach do a somersault. "I was wondering if we could talk."

"Of course." Kate glanced at her watch, surprised that she had been working for 3 and a half hours nonstop."Would you mind if we ate while we talked? I haven't had lunch yet." Robin looked relieved.

"That's fine, I haven't, either."

"Remy's? It's a burger place not far from here."The answering grin she got reminded her of Castle. She was glad to see it again, but a little sad it wasn't coming from Castle himself.

"Sounds great! Lets go!"They walked out and into the elevator. As the door closed Kate didn't even realize that she was smiling-something that hadn't happened since Castle left.

For people who think they know me,Robin is not based on me,shes based on Felicia Day.