I know, it took me forever to update. College started and I got busy. Sorry all!
"Yes it is." She pressed her lips firmly to his, running her hands down his arms. "We both messed up Castle. I know that I did a hell of a lot more than you, but it happened, and I think it'll be best for the both of us to look past this and move on with everything in our lives." She signed heavily and looked up at him, running her fingertips over his cheek. "And I love you, and I will always love you, and-"
He cut her off with his lips, backing her up slowly against the kitchen counter. One hand cradled her neck as the other gripped firmly onto her hip, his legs firm between hers.
Kate squeaked into the kiss, her hands coming up to cradle his face as he kissed her deeply. "C-Castle" she whimpered, her hands coming around to grip onto his hips as his lips moved to her neck.
"I love you too Kate" he growled into her ear, holding her close to him. "I love you so very much. I'm never going to let you go away again. You're the best thing that has ever happened to me."
Kate whimpered and ran her fingers through his hair, pulling his face back slightly so she could look at him. "Don't let me run, okay? No matter what. No matter how many fights we have. Because, I know that one-day I am going to become Mrs. Richard Castle. You're my one and done Castle. I love you."
"I love you too." He kissed her firmly, before pulling away. "Always."
"Momma!" the small child chimed, running forward and crashing into her legs.
"Hello sweetie" she smiled, picking her up into her arms.
"Momma, where's Daddy?" The small girl placed her hands directly on her mother's cheeks, knocking their foreheads together.
"Up there, see?" They turned to the stage and watched as Richard Castle stepped up to the podium, waving. A large 'Nikki Heat' poster hung behind him, featuring another picture of a semi-naked silhouette of a stunning looking detective.
Four years had passed since the fateful day in the coffee shop. And in those four years since Richard Castle and Kate Beckett declared their love for each other, the Nikki Heat series had been reborn, the wedding of the decade took place in the Hamptons, a child had been born, and another was on the way.
A young Addison Castle shifted in her mother's arms, trying to avoid kicking the baby bump. "Look Momma! Daddy is waving at us!" Her arm came up and she waved brightly at her Dad on the stage, who was talking about the new book.
"Careful Addison, don't hit your little brother, okay?" Kate clutched her daughter close and pressed a kiss into her hair. "Did you wave back to Daddy?"
"Uh huh" she nodded. "Momma, can I get down now? Daddy said that when he was finished talking about the books about your books he would take me to go say hi to his friends."
"Wait for me, okay honey? I'll go up with you and Daddy." Kate set Addison down and took the three year olds hand into her own. As Castle finished up his speech, they walked up to the stage.
"Thank you all for coming. Be sure to eat up!" The crowd erupted in laughter as Castle waved and walked off of the stage, going directly to his family.
"Daddy!" Addison smiled, releasing her Mom's hand to run up to him, giggling loudly as he scooped her up into his arms. "You did good" she smiled, hugging him tightly around the neck.
"Thank you sweetie" he smiled, pressing a kiss to his daughter's hair before turning to his wife.
"Great job" she smiled, placing an arm on his bicep to stable herself at she stretched up, pressing a kiss to his lips.
"Ewww!" Addison claimed, hiding her face as they kissed. "You guys are gross."
Kate laughed and ran a hand down Addison's back. "When you're older, you'll be in love just like your Daddy and I are. And you'll kiss him, just like we do."
"Ew… No way." Addison buried her head into his shoulder and yawned. "I'm sleepy Daddy. Can we go home now so you and momma can tell me a bedtime story?"
Rick looked around the crowd of people, taking in those around him. "I'll try Addison, okay?"
She yawned again and very quickly dozed off, her mouth parted slightly, her head dropped on his shoulder in exhaustion.
"And she's down for the count" Rick laughed, shifting her against his chest, checking his watch as he did. "Earlier, Gina and Paula said once I made the rounds and the speech was done, we could go."
"You've got things to do Castle. Books so sell, people to schmooze, babies to kiss. Let me get her home and in bed. Besides, I need to feed this little one as well" she commented, running a hand over her swollen stomach.
"But I want to come with you" he whispered, wrapping his open hand around her waist as he pulled her against him, kissing her slowly. "I love you" he whispered, his lips grazing over hers once again.
"I love you too" she smiled, cradling his cheek. "Now, share our daughter Castle." She shifted her arms a little and took Addison into her arms. "Get back to work, then meet us at home." She pressed a quick kiss to his lips again before turning away.
Back at home, long after Addison was in bed, Kate sat in their bedroom in her pajamas, a hand stroking over her stomach.
"I am so excited for you to come into the world baby boy" she whispered, caressing her bump. "I can't wait for you to meet your sister, and your Daddy. Your sister Addison is so excited to play with you, and your Daddy… Oh, we already love you so much. In just a few more months you'll be here, and then years after that you'll be walking, and talking."
"You're gorgeous, you know."
Kate's head flew up and a smile grew on her face. "Castle…"
"I mean it, Kate." He walked into the room, stripping the tie from his neck, tossing it onto the chair in their room. He puled his jacket off as well, and then his shoes. "You are the most amazing woman that I've ever met." He put one knee on the bed and leaned in, pressing a deep, slow, sensual kiss on her lips.
"I can't believe that we've made it this far" she commented, taking his hand to set it on her stomach where the baby was moving. "I love you so much Castle."
"We made it, Kate. We've made it through the hardships, and we are here." As he spoke the baby began to kick where their hands were linked.
Tears fell as Kate smiled and laughed, bringing a hand up to cradle his cheek. "Rick, he's kicking. Oh… wow" she whispered, awestruck at the marvelous little person they had created forming inside of her.
"I love you, Kate."
"I love you too, Castle. So… so very much. Forever and always. "
Well that's it guys. The final chapter of Until We Meet Again. I've had a hard time writing this story, but I really did love it, and saw this to be the perfect ending.
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