"This is absolutely stupid Rick" Kate moaned as she fell back against the cushions and watched as Rick reappeared from the en-suite with confusion covering his face. "I can't paint my toe nails" she moaned as he laughed and moved towards her, dressed only in his boxer shorts while his hair stuck up at odd angles. "I miss having my nails painted, I bet they look terrible" she moaned as the writer sat down beside her before gently pressing a kiss to his forehead.

"Nothing about you looks terrible Kate, you're gorgeous and I think you look fantastic right now" he declared as she rolled her eyes and watched as he grabbed the nail polish from her before moving towards her feet.

"What are you doing Rick?" she asked quickly before laughing when he moved her feet onto his lap before opening the nail polish and smiling at her. "Are you going to do my nails for me Rick?" she questioned in shocked as he nodded and laughed before slowly starting to paint each nail while he watched in amazement. "How did I get so lucky to marry a man who would paint my nails for me when I can't reach my toes?" she smiled as he looked across at her for a moment.

"You were you and it's a two way deal" he declared as confusion covered her face. "You're carrying our baby Katie so I'll want to make sure that you're comfortable because you're doing this for us and I want you to be happy" he explained as she smiled before leaning forward and kissing him for a moment as he laughed against her lips. "I love you" he whispered gently as she nodded.

"I love you too Rick, you wonderful man" she smiled before relaxing back against the cushion and moving her hand to her stomach as the baby continued to kick her. Finishing her nails, Rick sighed as he looked across at her to see a large smile covering her face before she waved her finger at him as he laughed and moved towards her before she gently kissed him. "I love you" she whispered as he nodded and stared at her for a moment before he moved his hand to join hers on her bump as they both laughed at their baby's kicking. "We're defiantly having a strong baby Rick" she commented.

"Baby must take after their mother, stronger than anyone else in the world" he declared as she pressed a kiss to his cheek before cuddling into his side and shutting her eyes. "Happy last day of honeymoon" he whispered as she laughed and nodded, still amazed every time she looked at the ring that decorated her finger. She was Mrs Castle! She was finally married to Richard Castle.

"I still can't believe that I'm your wife Rick" she admitted as he nodded and kissed her quickly as she giggled against his lips and relaxed. "How are we going to tell the press that we're married?" she asked quickly as the writer stared at her for a moment.

"We'll find someone with a camera, hold our rings in front of them and ask them to send the picture to all the papers" he declared as she shook her head and stared at him.

"I want to do this properly, I don't want it to be a secret that someone we don't know finds out and tells everyone" she admitted as the writer stared at her. "I want us to tell everyone, I want to be honest and have everyone know that we're proud of what we chose to do" she explained as he nodded and kissed her gently.

"You're wonderful Katherine" he commented as she laughed and kissed him quickly before standing up. "Want me to do your fingernails as well?" he asked quickly as she nodded and watched as he laughed and reached across for the nail polish before taking hold of one of her hands. Watching as he slowly began to paint each finger, Kate sighed as she watched in amazement at how carefully he painted each nail perfectly.

"You do this better than I do" she laughed quietly as he shrugged.

"I used to do mother's nails when I was younger and I taught Alexis because unfortunately whenever she wanted to learn girly things, my mother always seemed to be working" he explained as Kate nodded and smiled across at him before pressing a kiss to his cheek. "Anyway, I loved doing it with Alexis, she adored it when I painted her nails" he admitted as she nodded.

"I kind of think it's quite cute that you know how to do this well Rick" she smiled before staring at her finished hand before he moved to complete her other hand. Finishing both hands, Rick smiled as she laughed before kissing him quickly and moving off the bed as she relaxed and moved towards the window. "When I was younger I dreamt of getting married and having babies and being this happy but I never thought it would happen until I met you" she explained as she turned to look at him. "You made my life fun, you made my life not just about sadness and justice, you made me think about friendship and falling in love and babies" she admitted as he smiled at her as she laughed. "I never want to feel as lonely as I've done since before this year, I don't want to ever be alone again" she declared as he walked towards her and tightly wrapped his arms around her. "I never want to feel that again" she whispered as she leant down and found his hand and led his fingers the scar of her bullet wound. "I never want to feel that scared again".

"I won't ever let anything happen to you Katie" he promised as he kept her close to him. "It's over, they're all in cells, and every single person who was involved in her death is far away from you and our life" he promised as she turned to look at him. "You don't need to be afraid anymore Kate" he promised as she nodded and wrapped her arms around his neck before kissing him quickly. "You're free now" he mumbled as she relaxed and held him close to her.

"I'm free" she whispered.


Walking out of arrivals the following day, Kate sighed as the writer pulled her close before she kissed his cheek and laughed when she heard someone shouting their names. Turning, Kate smiled at the sight of her father, Alexis and Martha standing in the crowd with large smiles covering their faces. Laughing as Alexis ran over, Rick smiled as he tightly wrapped his arms around his daughter before smiling and holding her close to him as she laughed.

"Welcome home dad, Kate" she declared as the brunette nodded and ran her hand across her stomach as the baby continued to kick her. Moving from her father, Alexis laughed as she tightly wrapped her arms around Kate who played with her hair for a moment as her smile continued to grow. "How's the baby been treating you Katie?" the redhead asked as Kate laughed and moved Alexis' hand so she could feel the baby kicking her gently. "Wow" she laughed as Kate nodded and watched as her father walked towards them and gently pressed a kiss to the top of her head. "We invited everyone round for dinner tonight" she admitted.

"That sounds good" Kate smiled as Rick nodded in agreement. "Hey daddy" Kate added as she turned to press a kiss to her father's cheek as he smiled and brushed the hair from her face, not surprised by how happy she looked. Richard Castle had always managed to make his daughter smile more than anyone else on the planet. "Your grandchild is determined to kick me until the moment he's born" she laughed as Jim grinned, happy that he had a strong grandchild.

"I'm just happy he's as strong as he is Katie" he admitted as she laughed and kissed his cheek quickly before holding him close. "Kate Castle" he smiled. "I'm still trying to get used to that, I can't believe you're not a Beckett anymore Katie" he laughed as she rolled her eyes.

"I'll always be your little girl daddy, I'll always be Katie Beckett to you" she declared as he nodded and watched as Martha joined them before stealing Kate from him and hugging her close. "Hello Martha".

"Hello darling, you're practically glowing" the older redhead sang as Kate rolled her eyes before moving away from the older room as the writer pulled her into his arms again and quickly kissed her as everyone smiled at them.

"She's beautiful isn't she?" Rick smiled proudly as Kate rolled her eyes and looked at him before they both heard his phone start to ring. "I've only been gone a week and the phone is already screaming at me" he moaned as he lifted it out of his pocket and stared at the name Gina that was flashing up on the screen. "I should take this" he admitted.

"But Rick" Kate moaned as he smiled weakly at her before gently pressing a kiss to her forehead and holding her close for a moment. "We've just got home for our honeymoon, don't start working" she begged as he laughed and ran a hand across her cheek.

"Five seconds, I'll literally be five minutes and then I'm all yours" he stated as she nodded slowly and watched as he answered the phone. "Hello Gina" he smiled as Kate watched him for a moment. "It's none of your business where I've been for the last week, I was having some personal time with Kate" he hissed as he turned away, confusion covering Kate's face as she continued to watch him. "Gina I've just come home from a holiday, I'm not going to a press event tonight" he declared as Kate turned to look at her family who all rolled their eyes. "What do you mean you've already said I'm going" he shouted down the phone as people turned to look around at them.

"Rick turn the volume down a bit will you? People are staring" Martha hissed as the writer mouthed sorry at them before turning away again.

"It looks like Rick isn't going to be at our dinner tonight" Kate sighed as Alexis quickly hugged her, knowing that the brunette was annoyed at the fact work was getting in the way of their family dinner.

"Gina you can't just say I'm going to things when I haven't said yes" he moaned as the writer sighed and turned to see Kate watching him. "Gina I have family plans tonight" he declared, knowing that he wanted to spend the evening with his family going through every single day of their honeymoon. "Yes that includes Kate, why wouldn't it? She's having my baby, we're together, of course we're going to be having dinner with the family" he moaned as Kate walked towards him and held her hand out for the phone.

"Give me the phone" she warned as he stared at her. "Now" she added quickly, a voice building up with anger as he nodded and passed it to her silently. "Gina" Kate declared down the phone before looking at the writer. "Rick will be there tonight, just give him the address and the time and he'll be there" she sighed as she passed the phone to him before moving away from him and grabbing her case. "Let's go and wait in the car" she declared.

"Kate" Rick called after her as she began to move away, her head turning to look at him as she sadly smiled across at him.

"I know what it's like when work calls and interrupts Rick, you just get on with it" she stated before starting to walk away with her father and his mother and daughter.

"I guess I'm coming tonight Gina".


"Oh Richard you look so handsome" Martha beamed as she stared at her son who'd just walked out of his bedroom in a tuxedo with a small smile covering his face. Looking around the room, Rick tried to see whether he could find Kate in the room. "She's upstairs" she admitted as Rick stared at his mother in confusion.

"Why is she upstairs?" he asked quickly as confusion covered his face before the redhead looked up the stairs and smiled. Turning around slowly, Rick felt the shock cover his face as the brunette slowly began to walk down the stairs with a large smile covering her face. "You look absolutely stunning" he smiled as she stood on the bottom step and stared at him. "I can't believe anyone can look this beautiful" he admitted as he looked at the full length strapless black dress she was wearing that flowed over the baby bump that her hand was currently resting on. "You're coming with me?" he asked.

"I'm your wife and partner, we do all our work together Rick" she admitted as she ran her hand across his jacket before kissing him quickly. "Shall we go then? We don't want to be late for the first press event as a married couple" Kate asked as he allowed her to wrap her arm around his as she beamed and stepped off the last step before moving away for a moment.

"You two are such a beautiful couple" Martha squealed as Kate laughed while the writer rolled his eyes at his mother's enthusiasm. "Now go, I will look forward to seeing all your photos on the front of the papers tomorrow" she declared as Kate tensed slightly, still attempting to get used to the idea of being married to one of New York's favourite crime writers.

"I guess we should get going Mrs Castle" Rick declared as Kate nodded and leant across to kiss his cheek gently before they slowly walked out of the apartment together. "Thank you for coming with me" he whispered as she smiled at him, unable to stop herself from brushing a stray piece of hair away from his face as they entered the elevator together. "You really do look wonderful" he smiled as she laughed.

"Thank you Rick" Kate smiled before she laced her fingers with his before kissing him quickly as he held her close.


"They're wearing rings" a woman squealed in the crowd as the cameras continued to flash at them as they attempted to walk towards the building. "Richard have you married your muse?" the same woman screamed as Rick turned to look at Kate who gave him a small nod and watched as his arm wrapped around her tighter.

"Kate and I are now married so she's now Mrs Castle" he declared as everyone around them smiled before the cameras continued to flash. "Now go and publish your stories on how the writer's married his muse and we'll read every single on in the morning over breakfast" he smiled as Kate laughed and allowed him to lead her inside the building.

"We'll be reading the papers in bed tomorrow morning Mr Castle" she whispered in his ear as he slowly nodded in agreement. "With our clothes all over the floor and your hair sticking up at odd angles" she giggled as he groaned, already excited at the idea.

"I really do love you Mrs Castle" he smiled down at her before stealing a kiss as she giggled against his lips.