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The world I live in is far too steeped in reality, so I turn to fiction when I need to be reminded that people are truly good. Dipping my toe into the fanfic world for the second time with Castle, after living in the Pride and Prejudice universe for a while.

I read and write news like it's my job (it would be, if I got paid...) so I'm a little less confident with writing fiction. But the few things I've written, I'm proud of how they've turned out.

Currently working on two Castle stories and hoping to pick up a Beta or two along the way. I don't publish until the story is completely outlined and more than half finished, since life has a way of interrupting the best-laid plans and I don't believe in leaving readers hanging (for more than a few days!):

- Missed Connections - a multichap fic picking up a year or so after Season 3 (minus the finale... I started writing it before the finale and since the events of that episode shifted canon so much I would be telling a totally different story if I wanted to account for Kate getting shot/Castle's declaration). A serial killer has started dumping bodies on a beach in Long Island, but a Manhattan connection lands the case on Kate Beckett's desk. She and Castle have spent four years working together, and now that he's nearly done with his fourth Nikki Heat novel, will they have a future together?

- Untitled (so far) - a multichap AU fic that re-imagines Castle and Beckett's first encounter: Kate Beckett's world was rocked when her mother was murdered, and she mostly channeled her pain into her training at the Police Academy. But one night after she meets a young forensic pathologist named Lanie Parish, they hit the town looking for a distraction. Beckett can't imagine her shock when, years later, she comes face-to-face with the One Night Stand whose eyes had haunted her all these years--but whose name she never knew.

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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: 861 - Favs: 396 - Follows: 246 - Updated: 12/30/2011 - Published: 12/5/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - 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: 502 - Favs: 588 - Follows: 275 - Updated: 6/18/2011 - Published: 4/8/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Bardo by Xleste reviews
"Bardo" means transition spaces. This fic contains scenes from "Knockout", taking place in the days between Roy Montgomery's death and his funeral. Kate meant what she said to Rick with, "If you're very lucky, you find someone willing to stand with you."
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,936 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 6/3/2011 - Published: 6/1/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Go Out Fighting by chezchuckles reviews
SPOILERS for Knockout. Post-episode series. What happens after Beckett gets shot? COMPLETE at chapter 9.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 9 - Words: 15,175 - Reviews: 180 - Favs: 146 - Follows: 147 - Updated: 5/23/2011 - Published: 5/17/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Final Heat by Oldest Man reviews
He's done shadowing Beckett and has finished the last novel in the Heat series and now is preparing to go on tour - but not to promote his book. Last chapter is up. Hope you enjoy it.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 39,782 - Reviews: 226 - Favs: 162 - Follows: 179 - Updated: 5/8/2011 - Published: 4/19/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Be Ok by Winter-sama reviews
I'm trying my hand at a casefic - When the unimaginable happens, when life dredges up the worst that humanity has to offer, is it still possible to find hope and comfort in someone else? A quasi-sequel to 'Colder' - though not nearly so cheerful.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 20,097 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 5/8/2011 - Published: 2/13/2011 - 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: 427 - Favs: 298 - Follows: 176 - Updated: 4/26/2011 - Published: 4/13/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Blow The Man Down by jane0904 reviews
A new multi-part story, set second season just before Tick, Tick, Tick/Boom!. Dead bodies, sunken treasure, and old friends combine to make Castle and Beckett's life interesting. NOW COMPLETE but you never know - there might be more!
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery - Chapters: 24 - Words: 82,616 - Reviews: 125 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 4/25/2011 - Published: 3/30/2010 - 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: 121 - Follows: 132 - Updated: 4/3/2011 - Published: 12/5/2010 - Complete
Disaster Button by alwaysbringback-up reviews
When Castle disappears before he can retreat to the Hamptons, and the detectives of the 12th are left rushing in an effort to get him back alive. What none of them know, is that they are in way over their heads. Will they be able to get their friend back alive?
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 11 - Words: 58,330 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 97 - Follows: 68 - Updated: 3/26/2011 - Published: 9/18/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Bridging The Gap by ThePossibilityOfMagic reviews
Sometimes, one conversation can change everything.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,871 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 141 - Follows: 15 - Published: 3/21/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
The Perfect Storm by webgeekist reviews
It's not about the damage the storm does to the sunlight. It's about the damage done to her world when that light is blocked out.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 12 - Words: 32,656 - Reviews: 192 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 102 - Updated: 3/20/2011 - Published: 3/5/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Whatever Happened to the Dreamers? by hardly loquacious reviews
Written for the Castle Fic Fest. Prompt is the same as the title. Sadly most people have had their hearts crushed too many times to bother dreaming much anymore. But can they learn again?
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,795 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 15 - Published: 3/13/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Permanent by alwaysbringback-up reviews
Post Countdown... Castle and Kate find themselves addressing what they've tried to deny for so long! Will the truth finally come out? And will they finally do something about it! Caskett Rated M for sexual content
Castle - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 24,617 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 211 - Follows: 48 - Published: 3/12/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Woman Fatale by Adja reviews
Castle snoops around Beckett's place and gets more than he bargained for.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,698 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/3/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Prison of Darkness by Tanya Reed reviews
A simple and tragic shooting brings Kate face to face with a world that goes against all her carefully held beliefs. Will she be able to allow herself to believe in magic again to save Castle's life?
Castle - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 55,064 - Reviews: 148 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 1/22/2011 - Published: 1/2/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
The Existence Of Magic by ThePossibilityOfMagic reviews
For Castle and Beckett, Drake's is definitely a place where magic happens.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,666 - Reviews: 93 - Favs: 139 - Follows: 18 - Published: 1/13/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
A New Year by susanatc reviews
Castle and Beckett spend New Year's Eve together. What changes will the new year bring for our favorite couple?
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 14 - Words: 73,413 - Reviews: 472 - Favs: 350 - Follows: 225 - Updated: 12/13/2010 - Published: 12/31/2009 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
No Matter What by NJ Blackthorne reviews
Castle is challenged for custody of Alexis by his ex-wife and her new husband who claims he is Alexis' biological father. Please be advised that this is not in general a fluffy fic and does possesses elements that you may find disturbing.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 15 - Words: 22,910 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 11/8/2010 - Published: 11/3/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Fallout by handful of sky reviews
Kate Beckett works on what may be the most unusual murder case of her career. Will her personal involvement with the victim help her solve the case, or will it cause events to spiral out of control? Now *COMPLETE*
Castle - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 38,869 - Reviews: 328 - Favs: 262 - Follows: 198 - Updated: 11/5/2010 - Published: 11/5/2009 - 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: 1030 - Favs: 792 - Follows: 277 - Updated: 5/15/2010 - Published: 12/27/2009 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Terrible Lie by Johnny Devlyn reviews
What if Castle had to lie to Beckett to save her life? Alexis is kidnapped and both women are in danger if Castle doesn't cooperate. I thought it was done, but a chapter was just begging to be added. There's a new chapter 10.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 11,369 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 3/20/2010 - Published: 3/15/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
The Funeral by Nev827 reviews
World-famous murder mystery novelist Richard Castle gets a mysterious cell phone call after attending the funeral for Detective Kate Beckett, the inspiration for his best-selling Nikki Heat series, and the love of his life.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,423 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 14 - Published: 3/12/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Bah! Humbug by Educate the Masses reviews
Beckett doesn't care for Christmas. In fact, she thinks that everyone who wishes "Merry Christmas" should be boiled in his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. I don't own Castle or A Christmas Carol. Like you didn't know that.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,431 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 3/8/2010 - Published: 12/2/2009 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Married to Your Work by DFM reviews
Beckett and Castle go undercover to catch a serial killer.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 32,074 - Reviews: 143 - Favs: 196 - Follows: 27 - Published: 3/6/2010 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
What You Need by Aurorajaye reviews
Can Castle convince Kate to stay? We're kickin' it up to M, people! If you don't like it, skip chapters 6, 14 and 15.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 23,804 - Reviews: 404 - Favs: 220 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 2/14/2010 - Published: 1/22/2010 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete