Hey guys! Happy New Year's Eve! It's only 5 hours to go until 2014 here in Germany and I hope the new year will bring me some happy surprises. Well, at least some more happy surprises than last year. 2013 wasn't my greatest year.
Have fun reading the chapter. It was fun to write.
One Night Stand
Chapter Fifty Two - "The First Visitors"
Jim, Martha and Alexis were the first to visit the couple with their newborns. Alexis was first to enter the room. "Dad!"
"Hey pumpkin," he said and proudly held his son in his hands.
Kate had just nursed them.
"Oh my god! They are so small," she said when she saw the little baby in her father's arms.
"Yes. Come here and meet your brother. Alexander James Castle," he proudly announced.
Alexis smiled and looked at the small baby in fascination before turning to Kate and the baby in her arms. It was dressed in pink. "A brother and a sister?"
Kate smiled. "Yeah. Sweetie, this is Emily." She looked at her father. "Emily Johanna Castle."
Jim looked at his daughter in surprise. "You named her after your mother?"
Kate looked to Rick. "We decided to give them double names. Rick chose their first names and I chose their middle names. That's what we came up with."
"The names are perfect, honey," Rick said.
"Yes, yes they are. How are you feeling Darling?" Martha asked.
"I'm tired and out of energy but I'm so happy we can hold them in our arms now. It was worth the pain. Absolutely worth the pain."
Martha smiled. "That's what every mother feels like."
"It's a great feeling. I don't think I've ever felt so good Martha." Kate shifted her eyes to Alexis who eyed the baby excited. "Wanna hold her?" she asked.
"Can I?" she asked a little shy.
"Of course you can," Kate smiled and handed Alexis the half sleeping baby.
Alexis held her in her arms and rocked her softly. "Hey EJ," she said and smiled when the baby opened her tired eyes. "She's got beautiful blue eyes," she said and kept smiling at the baby.
"Hey Jim, want to hold your grandson?" Rick asked and walked over to Jim.
The elder man smiled and cradled the small baby in his arms. "Hey Alex," he smiled and stepped closer to Martha for her to look.
"Awww, he looks just like you when you were a baby Richard! I'm honored you named him Alexander."
Rick laughed. "Shouldn't I be the one feeling honored?"
"Why? I was the one thinking of the name for the first time."
"If you say so ... "
Martha smiled and hugged her son. "I'm so proud of you. Both of you. You're going to be great parents."
"I'm already a great parent!"
"Yes you are, dad," Alexis laughed, waking the baby up.
Emily started to cry and Alexis looked nervously at Kate.
"I'm sorry. I didn't want to make her cry, mom. I ... "
"It's okay. Give her a finger to suck on," Kate smiled.
Alexis did as told and the baby immediately moved her sister's finger to her mouth to suck on it. She stopped crying and Alexis relaxed.
"See? It's quite easy to make her happy."
Alexis smiled softly. "She's great."
Jim walked to his daughter and passed his grandson to her. "He's a little charmer, Kate," he said.
Kate cradled her son in her arms and smiled down at him. The corners of his mouth twitched upwards and smiled at her. "Oh my! Rick!"
Alarmed the father turned to her. "Kate, what ... "
"He smiled! I think he smiled at me!"
Rick looked at his son with joy. "Oh you little charmer you! Already making goo-goo eyes at your mommy, huh? Don't steal her heart from me."
Martha shook her head smiling. "Oh Richard! He's a couple of hours old for god's sake and I think he already stole a part of Katherine's heart from you."
Kate gently stroke her son's cheek. "You truly are your father's son. You're a charmer, just like him, do you know that?"
The baby smiled at her again and tried to giggle.
Kate's heart melted away and tears of joy rolled down her cheeks.
Jim patted his daughter's shoulder. "You smiled at your mom, too, when you were only a couple of hours old."
After Alexis, Martha and Jim had gone, Rick had given both babies to Kate to take a picture of them. He could swear he'd never seen her smile like this before.
"You look so beautiful, Kate," he said and there was a knock on the door. "Yeah?" The door opened and revealed the station nurse.
"Miss Beckett, good morning. I just came by to check on you and your babies."
Kate smiled. "Goof morning. Please, come in."
The nurse walked into the room. She saw the phone and looked at the family. "Shall I take a picture of the four of you?"
"Could you? That would be great!" Rick said with a big smile. He gave his phone to the nurse and walked next to his girlfriend's bed. He wrapped an arm around her. "You really look beautiful, Kate," he whispered into her ear.
"No, I don't. I've just pushed out two babies ten hours ago. I'm sweaty and tired, my hair is a mess," she replied and nudges his arm.
"And that makes you even more beautiful to me," he whispers back and presses a kiss to her temple when the nurse took a photo of them.
The nurse smiled at them and took a couple of minutes to check on the babies and their mother, then she left again.
"You're stupid, do you know that?"
"And you love me for it."
Kate rolled her eyes, both knowing just how much they loved each other. "Come here?" she asked and he sat down on the edge of the bed. She leaned forward to kiss him. "Would you lay them down? I think I'll take a shower now and then sleep. I'm really tired."
"Of course you are. You did great work last night. I'll take care of these two, but I'm sure they'll be hungry again soon."
Kate sighed. "Yeah, I think so, too." She pressed another soft kiss to his lips before she watched him put down their newborns.
Meanwhile Rick stood next to his newborns' beds and watched them sleep peacefully. He took a picture of them and sent it to Lanie, Kevin, Alexis, Jim, Victoria and Bob. He couldn't wait to tweet the sweet picture of his family, knowing it would drive Gina and Paula insane to not have a newspaper publish it first.
In the afternoon ...
Kate was woken up when her babies cried for food. She slowly got up and picked Emily up. She rolled her son's bed next to hers and gave him a finger to suck on so he wouldn't cry anymore and wouldn't wake his father. Just when Kate had started to nurse her daughter, the door opened and a nurse entered the room.
"Do you need any help, Miss Beckett?" she asked.
"I think I can handle, thanks. They're pretty easy to handle."
"Yeah, they are saints. You're really lucky. Having twins can be difficult but you seem to be handling it well. Where is your partner?"
"Sleeping. I don't want to wake him up. He only just slept in an hour ago or so. I mean, he can't nurse them anyway, right?"
"No, I guess he can't. Call if you need help, yes?"
The nurse left her alone again.
Kate checked the clock on her nightstand. A little after twelve in the afternoon. She yawned and watched her daughter suck on her breast. She was eating eagerly and smacking loudly while she ate. Kate wanted to stroke her little head, but she needed her other hand to keep her son from crying.
Ten minutes later her daughter decided she had eaten enough and smiled at her mother.
"Yeah, you're a good girl little one."
Emily reached out to her mother's hair, but Kate was faster. She swung her hair back over her shoulder and made her burp instead. She laid the baby on her pillow and picked up her son. She held him in her arms and gave him access to her breast to feed him. Just like his sister he was eager to eat and smacked loudly and happily.
Kate smiled and used her free hand to play with Emily a little. She stroked her belly, arms and legs before laying her pinky finger into the girl's tiny hand and letting her grab it.
After Alex was done eating, she put both babies back to sleep. Alex was a lot easier to being brought back to sleep than his sister. She seemed eager to be awake and watch things. Her mother's fingers for example. Kate sighed and rocked her in her arms until she was half asleep, then she put her back down into her bed and stroke her head until the baby had finally fallen into a deep, peaceful sleep. Just for how long? Kate yawned and went back to her bed. She covered herself with the blanket and the moment she had closed her eyes she was out like a light.
Two hours later she was woken up by her crying babies again, but this time Rick was awake, too.
"Hey beautiful," he said with a big smile as he looked at her while lifting their daughter out of her bed.
"Hey. Are they hungry again?"
"Seems so. I would love to feed them, but that's your thing, I guess."
She chuckled. "Yeah, I think that's my thing to do," she said and took the baby in her arms. She lifted her shirt and made the little baby girl comfortable to eat.
As soon as the little girl found her mother's breast she began to suck on her nipple and smacked loudly.
"Just like her father," Kate grinned.
"Hey! What does that mean now?"
Kate just grinned at him. "Did they wake you up?"
"No, I was up before they started crying. I just came back with a cup of coffee when they decided they were hungry as well," he said while holding his son in his arms and letting him suck on his finger. "That works fantastic."
"Yeah. When they woke me up earlier I let him suck on my finger, too. I can't feed them both at the same time. Oh, and I didn't want to let them wake you up."
"Thanks. I often did that with Alexis when she was crying and wouldn't calm down. It's like magic and they are quiet."
Kate smiled. "This is great, Rick."
"Yes it is. I don't think I've ever seen two babies so beautiful. We make quite cute babies."
She chuckled. Again. "That we do."
"Oh, one question. Do you still want to cut special parts of my body off?" he asked with a grin.
"You're stupid, do you know that? Don't push it too hard, you never know."
His eyes widened and she had to laugh at it.
"Do you remember that I was giving birth? I'd been in pain for hours Castle, of course I didn't mean it."
"Phew, thank god."
Emily seemed to have finished lunch. Now she was looking at her mother with a wide smile, her tiny hands grabbing after her mother.
Kate smiled. "Hey baby, how are you?"
Emily just smiled.
"Let me burp her while you nurse our son?"
Kate smiled and they exchanged their babies, careful, worried they could hurt them. Kate, again, made the little baby in her arms comfortable to eat and watched in fascination when her little son sucked on her nipple for food.
Rick burped Emily and lay her down again. He pulled out his phone and showed her the picture the nurse had taken of them.
Kate smiled. "It's good, I don't even look too bad."
He kissed her temple. "You never look bad. Mind if I post it to Twitter?"
"No, go ahead."
She smiled. "Yes."
Suddenly there was a knock on the door. "Kate? Castle? You awake?"
"Yeah, come on in. Fast. I'm nursing," Kate said and she could swear she had never seen Lanie enter a room faster.
"Hey girlfriend! You look great and awwwww! They are so much cuter than on the photo!" Lanie squealed.
"Photo?" Kate asked.
"I sent a pic of our little wonders to Lanie, Kevin, Alexis, my mother and Victoria. And your father."
"Always, my love."
"Oh, you two are so cute when you do that! I guess, from the color of their clothing, you're holding your son and Castle your daughter?"
"Awwww! They're so cute!"
Emily burped which made Lanie squeal in excitement again.
"Wanna hold her?" Rick asked, knowing that Kate would allow it.
"Oh! Yes!" She walked to the other side of the bed and Rick laid his daughter into her waiting arms. "Oh are you small, baby! And so so cute! I wish you were mine so I could take you home!"
"Yeah, they really are cute. And they don't cry much," Kate said.
"Oh, lucky you. By the way, when can you leave the hospital?"
"I think in a couple of days. I still am a little tired, but I feel great and we handle our babies great, too."
"I thought you might. Told ya you were going to be a great mom," Lanie replied and moved her attention back to the little baby in her arms.
Alexander was finished with his breakfast, too, and smiled at his mother. Just like his sister.
Kate gave him to Rick to burp him and rolled her shirt down again. "Where are the boys?"
"At the Precinct, though they can't wait for the weekend so they can visit. Oh, and big congratulations from Victoria, the whole Precinct and the Medical Examiners' Office."
Kate smiled. "That's sweet."
"Oh, and everybody wants to see a picture of you four."
"What? You all look so cute! You should see the look in your eyes! They sparkle, literally, when you look at your babies."
"I know. I think I never loved somebody as much as I love these babies."
"See? Told ya," Rick grinned.
"Yes, you were right. Enough boost to your ego for one day Ricky. Think you two can handle these two for a few minutes? I need to visit the bathroom."
"Sure we can, right Castle?"
"Of course. Go ahead honey."
Kate smiled and leaned forward to kiss him softly before climbing out of the bed and walking into the bathroom. She was thankful for having showered last night since she now didn't really want to have a shower. After she had peed she quickly undressed herself and picked up the bag she had packed last evening. She grabbed the bra, a special one that allowed her to breast feed her babies while wearing it, her panties, jogging trousers and a blue tank top. She dressed and looked at herself in the mirror. Not bad. She looked at the bump that was still there. She would start working out soon, but the babies came first. She now had at least a year until she had to return to work again. Lots of time for work outs later. She picked up her tooth brush and tooth paste and brushed her teeth, applied some make up and looked at herself in the mirror again. She looked good for a freshly baked mother.
She returned into the room where Lanie and Rick were busy chatting over babies.
"You are fast girl," Lanie said.
"Don't want to leave you alone with my babies for too long. Who knows, you might grab them and run off," Kate joked.
"Yeah, well, Emily and Alex are cute."
"Only as long as they are not hungry."
"Good argument. Ready to take a picture?"
"Sure. I mean, look at you! You look great!"
"Fine. Gimme my daughter and take the picture."
Lanie gave Emily to her mother and took out her cellphone and a camera. "Sit on the bed and look cute you four!"
Kate sat down right next to Rick and they were both holding a baby in their arms.
Rick moved one arm around his girlfriend to move her closer and Lanie took a picture of the smiling couple and their newborns.
"Okay, and now one for the boys," Lanie commanded and held up her cellphone.
Rick smiled at Kate and quickly pulled her in for a sweet kiss.
"Ahh! The boys are gonna love this!"
"I bet they will. Rick? How about you give Alex to Lanie and take a pic of the proud aunt?"
"Oh? I really get to be their aunt?"
"Of course! Whom else?"
"Yeah, they are aunties, too."
Lanie smiled and exchanged her cellphone for the little baby boy. She sat down on Rick's spot on the bed. Both women smiled when Rick took the pictures of them.
"Why do you two look so good on photos? You could be a lesbian couple!"
Kate and Lanie both shot him asking looks.
"Sorry, just a random thought."
"Mmhh. I don't even want to know what you're thinking about all day long, Castle. And I also don't think you would share Kate. With anyone."
"I do share her!"
Kate and Lanie again shot him looks.
"What? I do share her with our babies."
"Doesn't count. Would you share her with another man or woman?"
"Are you crazy?!"
"See? You wouldn't share her."
Kate chuckled. She looked at Rick and pulled him in for a long kiss. "I love you, Rick, and I love our babies. Thank you. I couldn't imagine my life to be any better. Ever."
Rick kissed her back. "I love you, too. And Our babies. They are perfect and I, too, couldn't imagine my life going any better right now or ever. Thank you."
He smiled. "Always."
Okay, so this is the last chapter this year, it's been a long time since I started this FanFiction back in March. I want to thank ALL of you for your support! Really, THANK YOU! 3
I'm going to make a break in this FanFiction now and I'll continue this FanFiction in about two months, maybe three. It will depend on how much work I'll have with school and everything. I need to do a lot of research on baby things like development and well, everything. Have a look on my profile from time to time. I'll place updates there. The continuation of the FF will have a new name, though :)
Leave a Review, please! A Happy New Year 2014 to all of you!