Kate glanced in the direction of the elevator for the thousandth time today. He should be here by now. God she was being really impatient. You would think it's been years since she saw him last… it had only been a week. She started tapping her pen and looking over the murder board. No matter what she did she couldn't get him out of her head. Her phone started to ring. Maybe it was him with and excuse as to why he was late. Although they hadn't really set a time for when he would be coming into the precinct. He just said he would be coming by today.
"Beckett." She answered and was annoyed when it was Lanie on the other end of the line and not Castle.
"Hey girl, I got something I think you should see down here." Lanie said.
"Be down in a second." She said and hung up her phone. She looked at her watch; it was a little after two and she hadn't eaten yet. After seeing Lanie she would definitely need to go get something to eat. But what if he comes and I'm gone? Her mind asked but she shook it off and pressed the down button on the elevator.
Lanie was waiting by the elevator door when the doors opened.
"Took you long enough." She said and grabbed Kate's hand, pulling her to an examination table. The body lying there was Jason Herd. He was twenty two and his parents had both claimed they hadn't seen him in years.
"So, what did you find?" Kate asked.
"Not a lot, just that the knife used was definitely one used for wood carving. There were slivers of oak in the wounds." Lanie said.
"Okay, is that all?" Kate asked wondering why Lanie didn't just tell her this over the phone.
"Pretty much." Lanie said. "So… have you seen writer boy yet?" Lanie asked. Of course she had an ulterior motive for bringing Kate down here.
"No, not yet. He said he would be by sometime today but hasn't showed up yet." Kate said.
"Well, I'm sure he will be by soon." Lanie said looking around Kate at the door that had just creaked open. When Kate turned around she half expected to see Castle but it wasn't him.
"Hey Esposito." She said as she started to leave. "Lanie I'll talk to you later let me know if you find anything else. And Espo, did you guys find the roommate yet?"
"Not yet, sorry boss." He said and then she trotted away to the elevator. Ugh this case is going nowhere! Kate mentally yelled. They had been working on it for two days and still couldn't find the roommate.
When Kate stepped off the elevator she felt a smile creep up on her face. Sitting on her desk was a steaming cup of take out coffee.
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Castle watched her walk to Kate walk to her desk from the break room. She looked so beautiful. They way she sashayed her hips, and the way her hair flowed.
She grabbed the cup and looked around, looking for him. He stepped out from the break room and their eyes locked. Her deep green eyes were so easy to get lost in. He walked over to her and wrapped her in a hug.
"God it's great to see you." He said.
"It's great to see you too." She said taking a sip of her coffee. "It has been a long week." She said.
"You can say that again." He said and she looked at him questioningly. "It's just that, Alexis's last day was parent's day and… Meredith showed up." Kate had a slightly sad slightly jealous look on her face. "Nothing happened, I promise. She was just really annoying the whole time. You know how she gets. She made everything all about her when it was supposed to be all about Alexis." He said and Kate squeezed his hand.
"How is Alexis?" She asked.
"She's wonderful. She had such a great time in college. Wow, I can't believe in just a short amount of time my baby girl will actually be in college." He said and Kate smiled at him.
"Hey Beckett." Ryan called from across the room. Kate looked up at him. "We found the roommate."