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Author has written 49 stories for Castle.

Hi, I'm Shannon, I'm 17, and I'm in a relationship with too many fictional characters.

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Castle Anthology by December21st reviews
Collection of 100-word drabbles. Assortment of genres. All stories rated T or lower, have their own warnings, etc.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 80 - Words: 11,551 - Reviews: 234 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 59 - Updated: 8/3/2013 - Published: 5/7/2010
Dandelions by daphnebeauty reviews
Just like the dandelion seeds on the breeze, they had no control over their fates but they had plenty of hopes and wishes to keep them aloft.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 28,688 - Reviews: 279 - Favs: 310 - Follows: 265 - Updated: 9/4/2012 - Published: 2/5/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Those Who Favour Fire by seilleanmor reviews
He wants to choke out words like I love you and I want you and kiss me but they're suddenly foreign. He doesn't think they'll communicate effectively what he needs to say. Future, established Caskett, birthday present for my nugget. IN PROGRESS
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,679 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 7/4/2012 - Published: 4/19/2012 - Kate B., Rick C.
Shuffle by angel-junkie reviews
Random series of slight song-fic one-shots, all with a distinct Caskett flavour. *Please be aware of the language in Ch23. Bad, bad swear word*
Castle - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 70,398 - Reviews: 332 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 95 - Updated: 4/16/2012 - Published: 7/12/2010 - Kate B., Rick C.
Freeze, Thaw, Reheat by ShotsyGirl reviews
Castle is backing off the sexual innuendo, letting Kate know he'll always be there. Kate is silently seeking and accepting more. A little back and forth. Chapter 52 up 03/19/12! *Reposted 3/20 due to FFnet errors.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 52 - Words: 212,768 - Reviews: 1218 - Favs: 582 - Follows: 914 - Updated: 3/20/2012 - Published: 4/17/2011 - Kate B., Rick C.
Retaliation by MommaKristine reviews
A frustrating case, a victim with more enemies than friends, mob ties, gangs and something neither saw coming. When Castle and Beckett find they are being hunted, will it drive them closer or push them further apart? Rated M for Chapters 35 and up.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 48 - Words: 141,581 - Reviews: 862 - Favs: 428 - Follows: 253 - Updated: 12/30/2011 - Published: 12/5/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Separation Anxiety by VioletHills reviews
Kate is given guardianship of a friend's one-year-old daughter. Castle tries to help in his own unique way. Chaos and fluff ensues.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 42 - Words: 100,560 - Reviews: 2506 - Favs: 1,116 - Follows: 1,359 - Updated: 12/22/2011 - Published: 12/2/2010 - Kate B., Rick C.
Scheherazade by effie214 reviews
Give me a thousand nights and I'll tell you a thousand tales. A collection of unrelated oneshots, drabbles and vignettes. Latest update: she can't believe he doesn't remember.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 17 - Words: 13,854 - Reviews: 95 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 12/11/2011 - Published: 9/20/2010 - Rick C., Kate B.
Fallout by caskett-case reviews
In which Castle and Beckett deal with the aftermath of solving Johanna's murder. Nothing but Caskett love. Rated T for language and freedom later on. Loosely based off of the events of Knockout.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 23,643 - Reviews: 186 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 227 - Updated: 10/1/2011 - Published: 4/19/2011 - Kate B., Rick C.
Elephants On Parade by an-extraordinary-muse reviews
"She had told him that wall was there, and he had promised that they would figure it out and that it wouldn't always be there; she had never said she wouldn't help him break it down". Kate finds a way to give back. Lots o'fluff.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,934 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 149 - Follows: 95 - Updated: 9/28/2011 - Published: 9/27/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Sucker Punch by Phoebsfan reviews
"And that was all. Just a kiss?" Life after the kiss.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 40,890 - Reviews: 413 - Favs: 449 - Follows: 458 - Updated: 9/17/2011 - Published: 1/28/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Karma's Hand by MommaKristine reviews
Castle has a Karma problem that he hopes Beckett can help him solve. Reluctantly, she agrees, but will the secret mission they embark on change more than just Castle's bad luck? J.R. Challenge fic. A little light fun for a change. ON HIATUS
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 59,536 - Reviews: 275 - Favs: 113 - Follows: 247 - Updated: 9/12/2011 - Published: 5/21/2011 - Kate B., Rick C.
Resilience by Yorick's Talking Skull reviews
The secret she revealed would forever change their worlds…one-shot.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,292 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 8 - Published: 9/5/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
No Joy But Lacks Salt by Elliott Silver reviews
She knows it's not the fall that hurts but the sudden stop at the end. For her, the descent is no less terrible than the crash. But at the bottom, at the end, she realizes there is no place to go but up. So she rises. Now complete, with epilogue.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 25,603 - Reviews: 261 - Favs: 219 - Follows: 147 - Updated: 8/19/2011 - Published: 6/12/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Around My Heart by Cora Clavia reviews
Castle and Beckett, a collection of oneshots and story arcs inspired by Carmina Burana.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 29,185 - Reviews: 687 - Favs: 430 - Follows: 324 - Updated: 8/3/2011 - Published: 4/11/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
A Sparrow's Fall by Scriptor of Lacuna reviews
After Kate has been shot, she struggles with her recovery, her feelings for Castle & finding her shooter. Rick, in turn, struggles expressing his love for Kate while trying to keep her safe from those who still wish her harm. Post S3. Angst/Rom/humor
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 12 - Words: 66,410 - Reviews: 290 - Favs: 222 - Follows: 213 - Updated: 7/31/2011 - Published: 6/1/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
What Pales in Comparison by FanficwriterGHC reviews
Rick Castle, who kept her from freezing to death and held her hand in front of a bomb, prepared to die with her, wasn't who she was going home with. Kate's night after the end of Countdown.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 24 - Words: 87,574 - Reviews: 1091 - Favs: 1,241 - Follows: 739 - Updated: 7/18/2011 - Published: 3/3/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Eyes On Fire by Yorick's Talking Skull reviews
True lovers always find a way to each other. On the darkest paths, their flames burn brightest. Post-finale.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,113 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 7/10/2011 - Published: 6/7/2011 - Rick C., Kate B.
To Have and To Hold by MommaKristine reviews
When Beckett steps away from her desk Castle's curiosity gets the better of him. He never expected to be crushed by what he found in her drawer. Is it too late for them or can he convince her that he's her 'one and done? Rated M, not fluff, angst warning.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 41 - Words: 128,289 - Reviews: 1569 - Favs: 684 - Follows: 580 - Updated: 7/2/2011 - Published: 2/11/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
A Death in the Family by Sandiane Carter reviews
Kate Beckett doesn't do family gatherings. Then again, her aunt Lily's never died before.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 82,251 - Reviews: 509 - Favs: 675 - Follows: 286 - Updated: 6/18/2011 - Published: 4/8/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Live by Yorick's Talking Skull reviews
When his life and her life became one. One-shot.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,107 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/12/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
The Last Rose by Yorick's Talking Skull reviews
Beckett's old wounds are reopened. But this time, someone is there to mend them. 3X13 and what comes after...Complete.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 31,538 - Reviews: 168 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 122 - Updated: 5/29/2011 - Published: 12/28/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Icarus by daphnebeauty reviews
He had flown too near the sun. His wax had melted, his wings had failed him, and he had fallen. But Icarus was not failing as he fell, just coming to the end of his triumph.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 14,867 - Reviews: 384 - Favs: 363 - Follows: 158 - Updated: 5/24/2011 - Published: 5/10/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Shattered by JillianCasey reviews
Post-finale. Castle tries to put the pieces back together.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,079 - Reviews: 177 - Favs: 388 - Follows: 61 - Published: 5/23/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Escape to New England by Kavi Leighanna reviews
She'll always be his extraordinary KB. With or without her badge. AtW IV.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Crime - Chapters: 20 - Words: 68,755 - Reviews: 388 - Favs: 169 - Follows: 188 - Updated: 5/16/2011 - Published: 9/27/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
The Gravity of Always by Scriptor of Lacuna reviews
With the help of Dr. Seuss and Johanna Beckett, Kate finally realizes that she doesn't have to be alone anymore; that the gravity of 'always' will lead her to straight to Castle. A romance/Humor/Hurt/Comfort one-shot, contains potential S3 spoilers.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,190 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 114 - Follows: 13 - Published: 5/5/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
And The World Turned by daphnebeauty reviews
It was a summer's night and the smell of the old rose bush was as heavy as rain. Under the light of the moon and guidance of the stars, two friends finally take that step into something more.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 43,837 - Reviews: 433 - Favs: 345 - Follows: 181 - Updated: 4/26/2011 - Published: 4/13/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Because You're Tall by FanficwriterGHC reviews
Twelve years ago, Johanna Beckett was found in an alley, and Kate Beckett's life crumbled. Since then, one day a year, she closets herself away from the world to remember and to mourn. Today, she has company.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,873 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 203 - Follows: 34 - Published: 4/24/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Bound by FanficwriterGHC reviews
Kate supposed it fit that the biggest step of their lives would be summed up in a gesture that would mean nothing to any normal adult.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,233 - Reviews: 94 - Favs: 239 - Follows: 42 - Published: 4/17/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
And Lose by softer reviews
Sequel to 'To Love' and set about a year after it. It's 11:02 and she still isn't home.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 8 - Words: 22,073 - Reviews: 223 - Favs: 130 - Follows: 132 - Updated: 4/3/2011 - Published: 12/5/2010 - Complete
As Fires Smolder by Yorick's Talking Skull reviews
With them, words never were, nor ever will be enough. Silence speaks, and so does fire… One-shot.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,488 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 12 - Published: 4/3/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Adagio by JillianCasey reviews
Before Beckett and Castle, there was Beckett and Royce. Oneshot.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,971 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 128 - Follows: 14 - Published: 4/2/2011 - Kate B. - Complete
Busman's Holiday by December21st reviews
Sometimes getting away from work is harder than you would think.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,213 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/31/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Elemental by handful of sky reviews
Earth. Air. Fire. Water. In the end, what else is there?
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,753 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/15/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Faintest of Sparks by Yorick's Talking Skull reviews
Why do we whisper what our hearts cry the loudest? Their secrets, their haunted memories, were whispers in their sleep…all heard by the wrong ears. Post 3x17-Countdown.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,203 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 9 - Published: 3/6/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Thaw by handful of sky reviews
Castle gets the cold shoulder.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,718 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 13 - Published: 2/27/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Shattered by SignedSealedWritten reviews
While worrying over her reaction to the new cover art, a call from Esposito shatters his world, tilting it off it's axis. Castle/Beckett
Castle - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 29,582 - Reviews: 492 - Favs: 178 - Follows: 327 - Updated: 2/27/2011 - Published: 1/11/2010 - Kate B., Rick C.
In Holy Matrimony by ThePossibilityOfMagic reviews
It's Ryan and Jenny's wedding and love is definitely in the air.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 12,580 - Reviews: 155 - Favs: 301 - Follows: 79 - Updated: 2/24/2011 - Published: 2/22/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Grass Stains and Leather by MorgieSan reviews
Time for a bike ride through the country. Rated T.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,017 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 17 - Published: 2/17/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Prove It by Kavi Leighanna reviews
Six days, three dates, and a decision that will change everything. C/B. FOLLOWS Three Sizes Too Small
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 18,852 - Reviews: 247 - Favs: 200 - Follows: 180 - Updated: 2/14/2011 - Published: 12/31/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
This One Hits Home by phalangesbyfive reviews
Beckett and Castle deal with new feelings while a case traumatizes them all.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 8 - Words: 18,626 - Reviews: 113 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 128 - Updated: 2/6/2011 - Published: 3/25/2010
Speakeasy by Elliott Silver reviews
"I never wanted your words, Castle," she says. "All you do is string them together and make them sound beautiful."
Castle - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,047 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 144 - Follows: 13 - Published: 2/4/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Not Mine by Phoebsfan reviews
What they have is merely a shadow of what could be, it has always been that way. Both of them are to blame. He has always been too careful with her, and she has always been too reserved with him. AU with mild spoilers for 3x12.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,945 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/23/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Sisyphus by JillianCasey reviews
It's never been if. It's always been when. Alternate Universe. Oneshot.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,995 - Reviews: 136 - Favs: 352 - Follows: 25 - Published: 1/6/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Three Sizes Too Small by Kavi Leighanna reviews
It's Christmas time and Kate can't understand what's making the King of Celebrations so... Grinchy. 2010 Annual Christmas Fic Challenge. C/B. Public Award Winner 2011 Castle Fan Awards!
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 49,021 - Reviews: 912 - Favs: 347 - Follows: 214 - Updated: 12/25/2010 - Published: 12/1/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Out Of My League by JillianCasey reviews
It's Christmas Eve, and Castle and Beckett have some visits to make. Set in the Dangerous Game/Hunted universe. One shot.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,159 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 105 - Follows: 15 - Published: 12/23/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
To The Real Nikki Heat, With Gratitude by Phoebsfan reviews
She likes to think that eventually, even without Richard Castle, she would have come to the same conclusions.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,188 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/19/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Bottled Lightening by Phoebsfan reviews
A kiss that never was.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,185 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 17 - Published: 12/7/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Touch by Trapped in a MatchBox reviews
Just one touch. That's all it takes. Post 3.06 - 3XK.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 34,040 - Reviews: 592 - Favs: 625 - Follows: 289 - Updated: 11/28/2010 - Published: 10/26/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Only You by rkcaskett reviews
A criminal from their past returns and Castle's been kidnapped. It's up to Beckett and the team to locate him. Will they reach him in time and will this crime solving duo admit how they feel to each other.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 26 - Words: 33,542 - Reviews: 146 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 135 - Updated: 11/23/2010 - Published: 7/26/2010 - Kate B., Rick C.
A Winter Wonderland by Jessimicah reviews
Castle asks Beckett to spend Christmas with him at his winter cabin...will this bring the dynamic duo together, finally? Set 18 months into the future...
Castle - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 19 - Words: 29,904 - Reviews: 590 - Favs: 369 - Follows: 201 - Updated: 11/7/2010 - Published: 10/17/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
To Love by softer reviews
Previously Titled 'Four Walls': Castle and Becket head north, revisit the past, and build on the future. Set post 'Boom'
Castle - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 16,735 - Reviews: 244 - Favs: 230 - Follows: 99 - Updated: 10/25/2010 - Published: 9/15/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Bridges by Ariel119 reviews
Kate & Rick are engaged, now what? Life under 1 roof, an engagement party, Kate IDs Castle's dad, wedding prep and some quick mysteries. Lots o drama/Caskett fluff, bordering on light smut at times. M for safety. COMPLETE! See "I'll Give You the World"
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 22 - Words: 47,457 - Reviews: 214 - Favs: 145 - Follows: 85 - Updated: 10/25/2010 - Published: 7/13/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
I Wish by Kavi Leighanna reviews
"I like you. A lot. And right now... I wish I didn't." Pure and simple angst, if angst can ever be simple.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,287 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 11 - Published: 9/14/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Never Forget by softer reviews
"She was there, in his arms like she belonged there. He was there, too, holding her like he'd always wanted to."
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 695 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/14/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Trouble in the Hamptons by Kavi Leighanna reviews
The last month of Kate's sick leave in the Hamptons isn't going to be a vacation. Caskett. Around the World Part 3
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 29,120 - Reviews: 221 - Favs: 133 - Follows: 78 - Updated: 9/13/2010 - Published: 7/8/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
The Saddest Words of Tongue or Pen by TracyT reviews
What might have been
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,236 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/11/2010 - Rick C., Kate B.
26 Notes by softer reviews
26 letters in the alphabet, A word, and a Castle drabble to go with each. A collection of cute little one-shots. Rated for chapters 10 and every few after that. Now Complete!
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 26 - Words: 20,746 - Reviews: 519 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 9/4/2010 - Published: 7/28/2010 - Complete
Slaying Dragons by Callie Ryan reviews
Something unexpected, even by Castle's standards, leads Kate on an emotional journey - with a little help from her friends.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 13 - Words: 17,070 - Reviews: 138 - Favs: 143 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 9/1/2010 - Published: 8/24/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Pillow Talk by JillianCasey reviews
A bad day at work and a goldfish named Ricardo. Oh, and some pillow talk.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,508 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 167 - Follows: 16 - Published: 7/31/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Someone new by bugsandroses reviews
Beckett has a new case and a small problem. Rick offers to help her. Will this lead to some changes between them?
Castle - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 18,275 - Reviews: 106 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 7/25/2010 - Published: 7/10/2010 - Rick C. - Complete
Who Is Left That Writes These Days? by whatarushh reviews
Castle does some summertime writing outside of Naked Heat.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,940 - Reviews: 95 - Favs: 132 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 7/13/2010 - Published: 6/8/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Love Or Something Like It by Ariel119 reviews
This picks up right where "Swept Away" left off, since some of you expressed interest in a sequel. This story will follow Rick and Kate as they navigate their new shared world. COMPLETE! See "Bridges" for sequel.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 16 - Words: 20,597 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 96 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 7/11/2010 - Published: 6/22/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Reunion by softer reviews
An invitation, an even, and a date. Well, a non-date.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 40,680 - Reviews: 358 - Favs: 209 - Follows: 138 - Updated: 7/5/2010 - Published: 4/22/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Blurred Reality by susanatc reviews
Sometimes the lines between what is real and what is pretend can be a little blurry. Especially to those standing so close to those lines. And once those lines are blurred, how easy is it to redraw them?
Castle - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 34,981 - Reviews: 241 - Favs: 314 - Follows: 105 - Updated: 6/21/2010 - Published: 5/28/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Swept Away by Ariel119 reviews
Like many others, this is a continuation of the season 2 finale, the way I would have written it. COMPLETE. See "Love Or Something Like It" for sequel.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 11,292 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 29 - Published: 6/20/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Curse Breaker by Kavi Leighanna reviews
Cawca Te tells Castle there's only one way to break the curse, and it involves Kate Beckett. Post-219 "Wrapped Up in Death"
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,958 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 19 - Published: 5/19/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Hunted by JillianCasey reviews
A continuation of Dangerous Game. Highly recommended that you read that first. Beckett tries to figure out where she wants things to go with Castle. Meanwhile, a serial killer fixates on Beckett.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 114,200 - Reviews: 1045 - Favs: 850 - Follows: 288 - Updated: 5/15/2010 - Published: 12/27/2009 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Interrogation by softer reviews
An argument gets rather...heated, and of course, one thing leads to another.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 24,300 - Reviews: 249 - Favs: 235 - Follows: 128 - Updated: 4/21/2010 - Published: 4/9/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Muse by softer reviews
Why is she his muse? K for language
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 531 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/19/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
California Dreaming by Kavi Leighanna reviews
Castle manages to convince Beckett to come to California with him. Beckett expects a relaxing week, but Castle has other ideas. Caskett. Around the World Series - Part I
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 30,657 - Reviews: 571 - Favs: 326 - Follows: 167 - Updated: 4/18/2010 - Published: 1/27/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
The End by December21st reviews
This is what happens after their story is over.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,572 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/18/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Enough by DefenderofHelplessSemicolons reviews
It's not enough. Angst. Beckett/Castle; original character. Oneshot.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,264 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/28/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Dangerous Game by JillianCasey reviews
Beckett is jealous. Castle wants to play a game. This could be dangerous.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 16,275 - Reviews: 354 - Favs: 663 - Follows: 137 - Updated: 12/25/2009 - Published: 12/12/2009 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
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No Backward reviews
He's picking you up in thirty minutes and you're sitting on your bed in nothing but a towel. A sequel to Nerves (set in Season 3), though you don't have to read that to understand this, and a birthday present for seilleanmor.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,404 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 9 - Published: 2/8/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Nocturne reviews
The wind howls outside as the sound of rain against glass envelopes them, none of the usual city lights casting their glow over the dark loft. Kate presses further into Castle, letting his warmth settle in her bones and leech into her soul.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,665 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 12/11/2012 - Published: 11/20/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Parts of the Whole reviews
She knows he's basically an overgrown child, but he's completely surprised her with this part of his life. Co-authored by seilleanmor (kind of) and AllusionToAnIllusion. ONESHOT.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,544 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 9 - Published: 11/5/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Metronome reviews
It's the little things that become the rhythm of their life together.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,699 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 10 - Published: 10/30/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Rhapsoidein reviews
He doesn't even need her to say it. ONESHOT.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 860 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 4 - Published: 10/6/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Daybreak reviews
He loves mornings like this. ONESHOT.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,042 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 8 - Published: 9/16/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Pour My Heart Into Yours reviews
She sits at the kitchen counter in the dark, her coffee addiction still going strong after all these years, as their memories play out in front of her.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 660 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/20/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Up In Flames reviews
She stares for a moment before her shoulders are sagging and her jaw is relaxing and she barely even registers the sound of her heels clacking on the wood floor as she moves to him. Always to him.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,680 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 13 - Published: 5/27/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
A Love That Won't Sit Still reviews
She doesn't want to keep her love locked up in a cage anymore. It's banging on the bars and she finds that she doesn't want it to quiet down. She's ready.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,036 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 4/12/2012 - Published: 4/1/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Evolving reviews
Everything evolves. Relationships progress. People change. She was never really a big believer in the idea that people can change, but now that's the hope she clings to.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,522 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 102 - Updated: 2/11/2012 - Published: 12/26/2011 - Kate B., Rick C.
The Best Is Yet To Come reviews
In her opinion, her birthday can quietly come and go each year. It's not a big deal, nothing to fuss over. But the people around her usually have a different plan. Co-authored by bexiboo900 and AllusionToAnIllusion.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,564 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 123 - Updated: 12/29/2011 - Published: 12/17/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
North Star reviews
He's always been her North Star, guiding her home when she herself doesn't know which direction is which.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,119 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 9 - Published: 11/1/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Kamikaze reviews
She was prepared to sacrifice, to crash and burn. At least, that's what she thought. A sequel to Out in the Open.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 54,781 - Reviews: 363 - Favs: 108 - Follows: 149 - Updated: 8/15/2011 - Published: 9/19/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Falling Slowly reviews
She trusted him. Somewhere along the way she'd let herself trust Richard Castle and it was moments like these where she doubted why she'd locked him out of her heart in the first place.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,166 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 17 - Published: 6/27/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Here With You reviews
She can tell from the moment he walks through the elevator doors. She just knows. She knows that Alexis is currently flying to California in first class because if he's going to lose his baby he is sure as hell going to make sure she's comfortable.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,683 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 95 - Follows: 23 - Published: 5/22/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
War Stories reviews
Roy was the most experienced cop that had ever been friendly enough to regale him with tales of the good old days. There was something to be said for experience.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,653 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/21/2011 - Rick C., Roy M. - Complete
Nerves reviews
'I really, really, really, really like you and I can't stop thinking about your goddamn legs and your lips and your hair and your everything.' Yeah, it's a fine basis but you might want to tweak it here or there before you actually ask her.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,006 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 12 - Published: 4/27/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Redo reviews
Sometimes you just have to move on. And sometimes life isn't too subtle about giving you another chance.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,441 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/25/2011 - Kate B. - Complete
Jump reviews
Because he can't be falling in love with her, he just can't be falling in love.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,502 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/19/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Quicksand reviews
He's quicksand. The more you struggle the faster you sink.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,354 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 9 - Published: 3/17/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Marking Her Territory reviews
"He's not mine to mark, Lanie." Her place was being the best friend, the partner, the person who helped him through it all. Lover was not in the job description. "To hell with that, Kate."
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,095 - Reviews: 141 - Favs: 203 - Follows: 101 - Updated: 3/8/2011 - Published: 3/5/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Fact and Fiction reviews
She was never actually Nikki Heat and he was never Jameson Rook. But sometimes it sure feels like they were despite the fact that Josh is the one in her bed.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,522 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 8 - Published: 3/6/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
On Your Side reviews
Maybe, just maybe, it's time to let him in. One-shot.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,662 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 14 - Published: 2/18/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Pretend reviews
She'd been pretending he meant nothing to her since she met him. She pretended that her giving him pieces of herself was no big deal. But the instant his lips were pressed against hers she couldn't deny it anymore. She couldn't pretend.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,817 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 12 - Published: 2/12/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
To Love and Loss reviews
Sometimes all you want is for time to move slower, sometimes backwards. But time, forever heartless, never listens.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,080 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/25/2011 - Rick C., Martha R. - Complete
She'll Say Yes reviews
Kate may not know it, but her facial expressions reveal much more about how she actually feels than she'd like them to.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,998 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 11 - Published: 1/13/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
For Better or Worse reviews
What if our favorite duo had been married during some of our favorite scenes? Fanfiction present for alwaysbrennan.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 836 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 27 - Published: 12/23/2010 - Kate B., Rick C.
He's Too Much reviews
After watching A Year Without a Santa Claus with Castle and a bowl of chicken soup Beckett has a strange dream.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,252 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/23/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder reviews
He trusted her with Alexis. Alexis was his whole world and he trusted her to keep his baby safe while he was off signing god knows what all over the country. Well, she couldn't deny that it made her heart melt just a little. Maybe a lot.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,130 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 16 - Published: 12/23/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear reviews
She hadn't expected it, hadn't known that this would be the night. She wasn't even sure what led to it, she only knew that the feel of his lips on hers felt far too right to deny herself any longer.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,257 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/11/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
For Every Door That Closes, Another Opens reviews
She's finally here. The man who ordered the hit on her mother is cornered with no where to go. So why doesn't she feel different? A one-shot based off of THAT photo. Major spoilers for 3x13.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,461 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/6/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Give and Take reviews
Friendship is founded upon the principle of give and take. She's taken, now it's her time to give.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,109 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/3/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Just Breathe reviews
He'd always been good at making her smile, at making her forget about the cruelty in the world and just laugh. One-shot
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 902 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 6 - Published: 11/27/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Blurred reviews
In life, there are lines that are definite, drawn with permanent ink. But there are some people who don't follow the rules, who blur the lines set by the universe. And when these lines are blurred, anything can happen.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 676 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/24/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Cost reviews
After it was all said and done she was just grateful that he was still there with her, that she hadn't lost him. One-shot.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,557 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 4 - Published: 10/26/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Purpose reviews
The case is over with, they're the only ones left in the abandoned precinct, time for a little team bonding. One-shot
Castle - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,756 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 9 - Published: 10/19/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Doorman reviews
She hadn't noticed it happening, her walls silently falling one by one, until there was nothing that could be done about it. Just a quick little drabble.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 437 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/11/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Lucky reviews
As far as he's concerned, he's the luckiest man on earth.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,252 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/10/2010 - Roy M. - Complete
Believer reviews
After a childhood that left him confused and skeptic, Richard Castle finally believes. One-shot.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,105 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/28/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Sticking Together reviews
She had to be there for him, because he was hurting, and he needed her, whether either of them would admit to that at all. A one-shot about 9/11
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,365 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/15/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Out In The Open reviews
He wasn't supposed to be there, neither was she. But now they're both there, together.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 13 - Words: 24,676 - Reviews: 226 - Favs: 152 - Follows: 76 - Updated: 9/14/2010 - Published: 7/3/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Neither Was The Winner reviews
Both had spent the summer dealing with feelings they couldn't understand, both were confused and both were angry. Neither was the winner in this situation. Song-fic but I'd really appreciate it if you gave it a chance. One-shot
Castle - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,761 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/12/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Rise reviews
She's Kate, she's the most amazing woman he's ever met. She's going to rise from the ashes, she has to. One-shot.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 969 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/3/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Storytellers reviews
It is, and will forever be, their story.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,568 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/30/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
For Those Who Shroud Themselves In Shadows reviews
She has run all her life, hidden herself in black, what happens when she can't anymore?
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 942 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/22/2010 - Kate B. - Complete
What She Carries reviews
Whether it's a burden or a privilege, she remembers it all. Warning: This is some pretty dark stuff.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,626 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/15/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
The Ultimate Test reviews
Suddenly, she doesn't know what to believe anymore.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,978 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 22 - Published: 7/26/2010 - Kate B., Rick C.
Them reviews
Their journey through the eyes of a stranger. Caskett.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 1,500 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/2/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
One Mistake, Hundreds of Regrets reviews
The one time she failed... Warning: This is really dark and contains character death
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,574 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/2/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete