A/N: This chapter is dedicated to castlebeckett siempre, for reviewing every chapter, I always love reading your reviews. And also because I promised a new chapter "tomorrow" and that was like a week or two ago. This chapter is also dedicated to castlefan87 because she asked for the M rating which is definatly in this chapter!

It was two in the morning, Rick couldn't sleep. Everytime he closed his eyes the same nightmare played over and over in his head. Kate, dying in his arms never to wake up again. But it was only a nightmare she wasn't gone, Kate was alive and sleeping right upstairs. Rick and went downstairs to get some water from the kitchen. His phone was sitting on the counter, the blinking green light telling his that he had a new text message. Alexis.

"Mom called, she wants me to go shopping with her... in France. Talk to her! Please?" Rick knew she had her phone turned off so he texted back.

"Sorry honey, you can tell her yourself. But personally I don't think it's a horrible idea, you need a vacation, and schools out for the summer. Your choice. Love you!" Speaking of vacation, Rick thought, maybe that wasn't a bad idea. That might be what they both needed. He'd ask Kate in the morning. But first time to attempt to get some sleep. He headed upstairs.

Rick woke up early the next morning to make a breakfast of eggs and bacon. Kate followed her nose downstairs and saw that the table was set and hot coffee was waiting in front of her seat.

"Mmm, smells delicious." Kate sighed

"Why, thank you Kate." He walked over to her chair and pulled it our for her. She smiled and sat down and he sat right across the table from her.

"Kate?"

"Hmmm? she hummed as she took a small bite of her egg.

"You know how you're always claiming I have alterior motives. And most of the time I do." he added.

"Yes." Kate answered raising one eyebrow slightly.

"Well, I was wondering if you'd be willing to go on a mini vacation with me?"

"Sure." she said blankly

"Sure? Just like that?" he was surprised

"Yep." she said and took another bite.

"Who are you, and what have you done with my Beckett?"

"I don't know? Rick. Who do you want me to be?" she said raising her eyebrows sarcasticly.

"Well, there is this really hot, sexy girl I've been dreaming about. I work with her sometimes, her names Kate Beckett, have you heard of her?"

"Good answer." she smiled "So, where did you want to go for this 'mini vacation'?"

"I was thinking the Hamptons, I've got my house out there, and it's basicly a private beach, I've got my plane lined up so we can leave in about a hour if you'd like..." Rick was talking fast because he really just wanted to ge there before she had a chance to change her mind.

"Whoa, stop, you have a plane?" she interupted him.

"Yeah, well kind of. It's on a time-share, all I have to do is call the pilot and give him an hour to get there." he said casually

"Wow." was all she could say.

"So do you want me to help you pack?"

"Right now?"

"Yes." he said like an impatient child.

"Can't I eat first?"

"Fine." He said once again very childish, and crossed his arms. Kate just laughed and took another bite.

Rick unlocked the door to to his beach house and gestured 'ladies first' with one hand. She smiled and took a few steps in and he followed closly behind. Grabbing her bags he put them next to the door and scooped Kate up and walked over to the couch and sat down with her still in his arms. She looked up at him and smiled.

"Why do you always insist on carrying me?"

"Why do you insist on walking?" he laughed. Kate looked down and then back up.

"You don't see me complaining do you?" she brought her hand up and put it around his neck and tangling her fingers in his hair, and pulled his head lower until his lips met hers for a quick kiss.

"Does that mean I can carry you everywhere?" he joked.

"I don't think so."

"Awh, come on, please?" Rick pouted. Kate was tired of arguing so she pulled him down again for another kiss, but this one was much longer than the last. Kate's fingers tangled into his hair again pulling him deeper into the kiss. One of Ricks hands was holding her head up and the other, he brought up and layed it on her cheek, lightly dragging his thumb below her eye. A low, long moan escaped Kate's lips. He tried to pull back knowing they shouldn't go any farther, but Kate tightened her grip around his neck and pulled him closer to her. Her mouth parted and she stroked her tongue along his lower lip begging him to part his lips and let her in, but he never did. Kate pulled back to look him in the eyes.

"Rick, what's wrong?"

"Please Kate, I don't want to hurt you."

"You won't, I promise, I feel great." But as she said that he saw her flinch a little at a shot of pain. "That's just a fluke, Rick trust me I'm fine, and feel well enough to do this." She leaned up and kissed him again but he pulled away.

"But I'm not, Kate. You kiss me like that and I lose control. You have no clue, the effect you have on me. Now how about dinner, what would you like?" He said quickly changing the subject.

"We're not done talking about this."

"Yeah, I know." He sighed, and stood up with her in his arms and then placed her down again on the couch, heading for the kitchen.

"How about we order in, you shouldn't have to work on your vacation." Kate said.

"But it's for you, my dear. I'd do anything for you." he smiled at her.

"Except kiss me, that is." She fake pouted. Rick stuck his tongue out at her and opened the refridgerator to see there wasn't a whole lot to make anything with.

"Take out it is." He laughed. "Chinese?"

"Sure, sounds good." She tried to stand up but Rick was already at her side stopping her. "And just where do you think you're going."

"I don't know I was tired of sitting that's all." Kate said honestly

"You were shot, sitting should be the only thing on your mind."

"Not the only thing" She smiled as she looked at him telling Rick exactly what she wanted with her eyes.

"Stop that!"

"What?" Kate said innocently. He just smiled and pulled his phone out to order their food.

Kate was tired of Rick trying to keep space between them 'for her own good'. There was nothing good about it, she felt fine and was ready to take the next step with him. Tonight was the night, it had to be, she thought. They had ate dinner and getting ready to watch a movie on the couch.

"Moulin Rouge?" Rick questioned.

"A musical, really Rick?" Kate didn't mind, she didn't plan on them watching it anyway but she couldn't picture Rick watching a musical.

"Come on it's a good one!"

"It's fine, I just didn't think it was your style." Kate said. Rick smiled and started the movie. They cuddled up on the couch. Kate intertwined one hand in his and the other she lightly trailed her fingers along his arm, knowing he would soon be driven crazy at the feather light touch. She brought his hand up to her lips and placed a light kiss on his palm holding it there for a second before slowly droping it back to where it was.

"Kate?"

"Yes?" she said softly almost disguising her laugh.

"I'm starting to feel like you're ploting against me, Kate."

"It's not ploting against you, if you just go with it." She smiled

"I can't do that." He said almost sadly.

"And why the hell not?" Kate argued

"You know why, I'm so afraid I'm going to hurt you and I wont take that chance."

"You know what, Rick. I'm tired this, I want to make love to you already please just let go. Don't you think I'll tell you if I'm in pain?"

"But Kate, I..." Rick started, but she interupted him with a kiss before he could argue anymore. He tryed to pull away but Kate knotted her fingers in his hair and pulled him close, not letting go. She moved to stradle him making sure he wasn't going anywhere. But Rick was still holding back.

"Damn it, Castle! Trust me for once will you." Rick pulled back abruptly

"For once? I've always trusted you. Not once have I ever doubted you."

"So prove it." She said sternly. And he crashed his lips into hers devouring her mouth, exploring the depths of it with his tongue. A moan escaped her lips and she pursued his exploration with more passion than before. Kate could feel him growing underneath her and grinded her hips closer into his. Her hands moved between them and she put them firm against his chest. Unbuttoning his shirt as fast as she could. Rick put his hands on hers.

"Slow, Kate I want this to last. For you to remember this moment for a very long time." He lifted her arms and pulled her shirt up and over her head slowly gliding over the exposed skin with his finger tips as he went. She tryed to continue her pursute on his button down shirt but he stopped her again. "Bed?" he questioned, She nodded and Rick scooped her up and carried her to his bedroom. Laying her down so he was positioned on top of her. His mouth went straight for her collar bone, kissing her softly and trailing kisses down and between her breasts going lower still, down her abdoman. His tongue glided just above the waistband of her jeans. Kate tried to buck her hips a little at the feeling but Rick held her down his his hand lightly placed on her hips.

"And you call me a tease." She sighed almost out of breath.

"I'm not teasing, just, savoring." He said simply. Then hooked his fingers around the belt loops and slid her jeans down, dragging his mouth for the top of her thigh to her ankle. And then back up hovering just around her heat, where she wanted him, but then continued higher up until he reached her lips again, devouring them. Kate took his lower lip in her mouth and lightly bit down and then released it. "You are so beautiful, Kate." He said in an almost low growl. She let a a moan escape. She wanted him so badly and he was just teasing her. Rick pressed a kiss to her racing pulse and Kate flipped them over, pinning his arms down she kissed him down his neck being sure to leave a few marks. Kate worked on the last buttons that were keeping him in his shirt. Her hands felt his toned chest and worked their way down to the hem of his jeans unbottoning them and removing them quickly. She could see he was just as ready as she was but Kate wanted a little bit of pay back. Her hands glided up his thighs right next to his hardness but not actually touching him there. She could hear him try to hold back a groan and she repeated her action. "Yeah, you're the tease,Kate."

"Not teasing, just, savoring." She quoted him and laughed. But Rick flipped her back over, but this time didn't waste his time kissing his way to her heat, and then down her leg pulling her underwear down with him. He made his way back up, right where she wanted him. His tongue darted out and she moaned again making no attempt to hold back. One of his fingers followed the trail his tongue did and then entered her. Kate wimpered a little and bucked her hips at the sudden feeling. Rick's mouth stayed on her as he entered another finger, he could feel her starting to convulse around his fingers and continued to work his way in and out of her. She bucked once more and let out a long moan followed by "Oh, Rick, yes." He contined to work his tongue around her as she came down from her high. Kate reached down and laced her fingers in his hair and brought him up to her lips kissing him with as much passon as she had. "That was, amazing." she smiled.

"More to come." Rick said seductively. Kate wasn't sure she could even handle more but then she saw the hunger in his eyes and almost couldn't wait. She trailed her hand down between them attempting to take his boxers off. "A little anxious, are we?" He joked, but soon noticed she wasn't joking and dove down to kiss her on neck sucking on her pulse point.

"Rick, please, I want you, now." She said seriously. But he didn't listen so she moved away from his touch long enough to pull his boxers down and take him in her hand again. Stroking him lightly but then speeding up.

"Kate, you're going to have to slow down if you want me to last very long." he panted.

"Then give me what I want from you, Rick." she said almost desperately. And he finally took control like she wanted. He entered her slowly, waiting for the slight pain to subside, before she let out a guttural moan, and bucked her hips into him making him go deeper. Rick sped his pace up. He leaned down and kissed the point between her shoulder and her collar bone, stucking and biting a little hoping to leave a mark so she would notice it later and remember this exact moment. He was so close to the edge and hoped Kate was too.

"Kate, I'm so close, please slow down." he pleaded, but she wrapped her legs around his waist and pulled him in deeper. Moaning loudly.

"Just let go, Rick." she moaned. And with that she let herself go and convulsed around him, he followed her over the edge, falling down beside her. "That was amazing." she sighed. Rick laughed.

"Seems I've heard that once before."

"Well, it's true." she smiled buried her face in the crook of his neck. Kate was content just laying here forever, she was positive that this had to be the best feeling in the world. "I love you." she whispered.

"I love you too, Kate." he said softly.

A/N2: So what did you think, was it good? This is going to be the last chapter of this story, but I swear I have the coolest idea for a one-shot that I hope you'll stick around to read. Let's just say in that parallel universe, Montgomery will get a second chance, Kate doesn't have to be shot and... hmm this story would have never been written! Ooo parallel universes are awesome! Anyway thanks for reading, please review!