Polly Lynn
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Joined 11-22-11, id: 3454456, Profile Updated: 08-06-14
Author has written 80 stories for Castle.
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Material Witness reviews
"Kate . . . I have . . . half a closet full of things I never gave you. A couple of drawers. I think maybe one of the storage lockers downstairs. Full of things I never gave you." A series of (usually episode-based) linked one-shots exploring gifts that Castle never gave Beckett. Each chapter is more or less an independent story.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 17 - Words: 92,748 - Reviews: 306 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 152 - Updated: 4/27 - Published: 12/28/2012 - [Rick C., Kate B.] - Complete
A Brief Madness reviews
"It's there, even though he's by her side. Even though he's sprawled in the chair that's his, taking over a corner of workspace that's rightly hers. He's shoulder to shoulder with her by the board. He's with her, helping or hindering. Entertaining himself or distracting her. And still it's there: 'It doesn't mean I'm not still mad'." Set during and around Kick the Ballistics (4x04)
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,930 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 127 - Updated: 4/24 - Published: 8/16/2014 - [Kate B., Rick C.] C. Burke
L'amour des deux lapins: Instantanés reviews
" 'Nothing,' Castle says, curling his fingers under Ferrous's heavy, freckled chin and getting an even wider smile for his efforts. 'She doesn't want anything for her birthday'." Bunneh-verse two-shot. Solely the responsibility of Cora Clavia. The series isn't particularly continuity dependent, but this comes after L'amour des deux lapins: Ce ne est pas un caneton. NOW COMPLETE
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,147 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 4/4 - Published: 4/3 - [Kate B., Rick C.] - Complete
Fugit Lux reviews
"He sits with his back to the quiet corner and watches as she swings from one pair of hands to another, her skirts flaring out as her heels stamp the floorboards in time with the relentless fiddle. Her cheeks are pink and her smile is wide. The whole room is in love with her, him most of all." TARDIS-verse story, 3rd anniversary of Kill Shot (3 x 09). Set just after OUATITW 7 x 07
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,361 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 9 - Published: 11/21/2014 - [Kate B., Rick C.] - Complete
Libration reviews
"She could be patient if it weren't for him. If it weren't for the fact that he isn't." Follow up to Ephemeris and end of the series that begins with Perigee. Four-shot. Post–For Better or For Worse (6 x 23).
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,903 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 9/26/2014 - Published: 9/18/2014 - [Kate B., Rick C.] Alexis C., Martha R. - Complete
Ephemeris reviews
"His mother is steady as ever. An invaluable bellwether. A check on hope and despair alike. But Kate had never imagined how following where this conviction leads would open them both up to this. To the exquisite ache of memory." A post-For Better or Worse (6 x 23) multi-chap. NOW COMPLETE
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 17 - Words: 43,976 - Reviews: 283 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 128 - Updated: 9/11/2014 - Published: 6/27/2014 - [Kate B., Rick C.] Martha R., Lanie P. - Complete
Camera Obscura reviews
"It's the kind of storm that tears at the fabric of the city. It tears at the illusion of safety that pavement and walls and life high above the ground bring. It's nature come calling. Implacable and vicious." Set probably not too long after Always. Winner, 3rd place Castle Summer Hiatus Contest.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 769 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 7 - Published: 9/1/2014 - [Kate B., Rick C.] - Complete
Meraki reviews
"She wants that. The sweetness of settling next to him, words and sounds and satisfaction rolling over them both. The quiet pleasure of feeding him. Of making this her place, too. Their place." A story of indeterminate length about nothing at all. Set some time not too long after "Murder, He Wrote" (5 x 04). Now complete.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,898 - Reviews: 91 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 132 - Updated: 8/2/2014 - Published: 3/16/2014 - [Kate B., Rick C.] - Complete
Missing reviews
"When she takes him back, everything is fragile, and it hurts. The way she rolls her eyes when he's too careful. The flicker of injury at the corners of her mouth when he leans too far the other way. When he feigns indifference because it seems like that's what she wants. Distance." One-shot set during "When the Bough Breaks" (2 x 05). In the "Unnamed" series.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,985 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 15 - Published: 7/14/2014 - [Kate B., Rick C.] - Complete
Overdue reviews
"He saw her safe home. She knows and he knows. But they've never talked about it. He's never told her. She's never asked." This is a sequel to Smitten, which took place between "Undead Again" and "Always." This has no particular setting beyond post-Always. It's probably about mid-season 5, though.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,647 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 13 - Published: 7/6/2014 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Albedo reviews
"She listens for birds and insects and skittering things. She can't name them. She's a stranger here, however long she stays." Set during Rise (4x01). A kind of prequel to Analemma.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,805 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 7 - Published: 7/1/2014 - [Kate B., Rick C.] Jim B. - Complete
Analemma reviews
Summary: "It's the longest day of the year and he gets to spend it with Kate Beckett. It's better than anything." Two-shot, set June 21, 2012 (a few weeks post-Always)
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,340 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 6/23/2014 - Published: 6/21/2014 - [Kate B., Rick C.] - Complete
Matter Out of Place reviews
Summary: "He says there's nothing wrong. He says he's fine. They're fine. Most of the time, she believes him." Post-Belly of the Beast (6 x 17). Complete.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 16,767 - Reviews: 157 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 137 - Updated: 6/23/2014 - Published: 3/21/2014 - [Kate B., Rick C.] Javier E., Kevin R. - Complete
Three Things Not Long Hidden reviews
Summary: "They're fumbling toward normal under the most bizarre circumstances possible. He's trying to follow her lead here." Set during "Boom" (2 x 18), a continuation of the series that begins with "One is One." This follows the second story, "Two by Two." Now complete.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,965 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 6/18/2014 - Published: 6/11/2014 - [Kate B., Rick C.] Alexis C. - Complete
Apsis reviews
"She closes her eyes and he's everywhere. Words and scent. His voice. She swears she hears it. That she feels something more than the breeze coasting over her skin. More than things still fading, even now. He's everywhere." Post–For Better or Worse (6 x 23). A kind of sequel to "Perigee."
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,976 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 6/15/2014 - Published: 6/14/2014 - [Kate B., Rick C.] Martha R. - Complete
Perigee reviews
"She still loves it. This lightlessness and silence. It still feels like peace, and she wants to stop. She wants to throw open the door and tumble to the ground in. gratitude that she still loves it here. That she still can." Post–For Better or Worse (6 x 23)
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,175 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 36 - Published: 6/13/2014 - [Kate B., Rick C.] Martha R. - Complete
All We Are Not Yet reviews
" 'Don't go. Not yet.' He says it with his back to her. Steals the words right from her mouth, because she was going. Of course she was." A post-ep for Cops and Robbers (4 x 07).
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,320 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 32 - Published: 6/6/2014 - [Kate B., Rick C.] Alexis C., Martha R. - Complete
Ramona and the Single Guy reviews
"He's so not over how fragile everything feels. The bluff her life depends on and her still-healing body. He's not ready for this, whether it's their first fight or not." A one-shot set very shortly after "Cloudy with a Chance of Murder" (5 x 02). References to Headhunters (4 x 22).
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,838 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 17 - Published: 5/26/2014 - [Kate B., Rick C.] OC - Complete
Postmortem reviews
"It was supposed to be her loving him back in whatever little, broken way she can right now. But he's here. He's still here, and every supposed to be is gone. Now it's just dangerous." A silly post-ep for "Eye of the Beholder" (4 x 05)
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,620 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 40 - Published: 5/25/2014 - [Kate B., Rick C.] - Complete
Joyously Home reviews
"There's a dreamy, fairytale quality to everything tonight. This morning. It's coming up on morning, and he doesn't want her to go." A TARDIS-verse tag for Once Upon A Crime (4x17). See bio for TARDIS-verse info. Not a crossover.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,602 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 12 - Published: 5/19/2014 - [Kate B., Rick C.] - Complete
Wake: A Sequel to Sleeper reviews
"Everything changes after she kisses him. Nothing does." Episode insert/tag for Linchpin (4 x 16). One-shot sequel to the two-shot, Sleeper.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,417 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 13 - Published: 5/15/2014 - [Kate B., Rick C.] - Complete
Smitten reviews
"Kate Beckett is well and truly drunk." One-shot set between Undead Again (4 x 22) and Always (4 x 23).
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,778 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 20 - Published: 5/12/2014 - [Kate B., Rick C.] - Complete
Mother's Glass reviews
Summary: "He remembers they were going to do the thing. Together. The Mother's Day thing. That's it. It hits him square in the chest. He stumbles back hard into the edge of the sink. The Mother's Day thing. It was her idea. A quiet, tentative plan spilling out of her in the dark." A season 6-ish one-shot. No spoilers.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,893 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 6 - Published: 5/11/2014 - [Kate B., Rick C.] Alexis C., Martha R. - Complete
Can't reviews
"He goes to her, hands on her shoulders and his voice as gentle as he can make it. He tries to step her back from the sink. He tries to turn her toward him so he can assess the damage. This damage. This small thing that he can fix. " Episode insert for Sucker Punch, 2 x 13. A sort of sequel to my story "Count Me Out."
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,280 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 15 - Published: 4/18/2014 - [Kate B., Rick C.] - Complete
Listen reviews
"He didn't expect her to come. Not so easily, anyway. He'd planned to beg. To make a big deal out of the way Kyra had insisted. She had, after all. Kyra. He wonders how much she has to do with this. What she might have said to Beckett and if this is pity. How entirely this is pity. He doesn't care, exactly. Because he's lonely and she came with him." A Rose Forever After Tag (2x12)
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,077 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 14 - Published: 4/16/2014 - [Kate B., Rick C.] - Complete
Forget reviews
It's been seventy-one days since she told him that she needed time. Seventy-one days of the only silence that matters. Wherever she is, he'll never be any nearer." Set between S3 & 4—really in the middle of "Rise," (4 x 01). And AU, I guess? The premise is that Beckett is back in the city for weeks before she returns to the 12th. Potential refs to anything aired up through Rise.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,089 - Reviews: 111 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 151 - Updated: 4/11/2014 - Published: 12/15/2013 - [Kate B., Rick C.]
L'amour des deux lapins: Arbre de la famille reviews
"She hasn't been his little girl for a long time, though more of that surfaces these days. Mischievous smiles and that capacity for joy. That's Rick's doing, and he's more grateful than he can tell the man." A Bunneh-verse sequel to L'amour des deux lapins: Ce n'est pas un caneton. NOW COMPLETE.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,956 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 3/28/2014 - Published: 3/14/2014 - [Kate B., Rick C.] Alexis C., Jim B. - Complete
Sleeper reviews
"It sounds convincing, but she wants out of there. She sees Castle on his knees, his hands spread wide like he can balance on the air rushing out of him. She sees Sophia. Hears the thud of her body inches from him. Inches, and they left him there." Two-shot episode insert for Linchpin (4 x 16). NOW COMPLETE.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,890 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 3/8/2014 - Published: 2/15/2014 - [Kate B., Rick C.] - Complete
Kindness Yet reviews
Summary: "He's drunk on her doorstep with a single red rose. It's New Year's Eve, closing in on midnight, and he's looking at her like she's the last person in the world he ever expected to see." One-Shot. Set season 4 (NYE, 2011–2012).
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,244 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 28 - Published: 12/31/2013 - [Kate B., Rick C.] - Complete
L'amour des deux lapins: Ce n'est pas un caneton reviews
"He's not a little annoyed. He's mad and she doesn't know why and everything is weird. The rabbits are unhappy and she's not exactly sure what to do with their houseguest." A silly entry in the bunneh-verse in honor of Cora Clavia's birthday. Initially a one-shot, now complete at 7 chapters. Please kill me.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,235 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 12/27/2013 - Published: 10/3/2013 - [Rick C., Kate B.] - Complete
Ferret Calm, Ferret Bright reviews
"Kevin and Jenny's place is wall-to-wall cheer and slightly tipsy people. Castle tries to see it for what it is: A neat, welcoming space all dressed up for the holidays. Their last hurrah with friends before the baby arrives. He tries to see that, but he's having flashbacks." A sequel to Silent Night, Ferret Night & A Business of Ferrets. Main story complete.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,844 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 12/24/2013 - Published: 12/21/2013 - [Kate B., Rick C.] - Complete
Seven Kisses reviews
"She thinks about their first kiss and how it happened on a perfectly ordinary Wednesday afternoon." Six short chapters about seven mostly made-up kisses. Now Complete.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,691 - Reviews: 152 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 115 - Updated: 11/29/2013 - Published: 11/3/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Blame & Gravity reviews
Summary: "It's not much. No explanation. A promise she'll be back and between the lines the fact that she didn't want him to wonder." A four-shot, set very shortly after the events of After the Storm (5 x 01). References to Always. NOW COMPLETE.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,290 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 11/26/2013 - Published: 11/23/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Home to You reviews
"He'd hoped that she would remember. That she might make a point of it. But it's late now, and every time the clock turns over there's less chance that it will happen. There's less chance she'll come home at all." A TARDIS-verse story for the 2nd anniversary of Kill Shot. Probably accidental S6 spoilers here? References to the original TARDIS story and to Memento Vivere.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,546 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 15 - Published: 11/21/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
L'amour des deux lapins: Dans déguisement reviews
Summary: "He's planned it all out. He's been watching the two of them—taking notes and everything—and he's settled on the best possible time. It's going to work. It's going to be so cute. " A Halloween three-shot in the bunneh-verse. NOW COMPLETE.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,256 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 10/31/2013 - Published: 10/30/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Cafuné reviews
"His fingertips hover over her. Atoms of breath he might count on one hand are all that separate his skin from hers, but he doesn't touch her." One shot, set between Always (4 x 23) and After the Storm (5 x 01).
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,408 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 10 - Published: 10/26/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
No, Castle reviews
"All she wants to do is crowd against him and thread her fingers into his hair. To get caught in whatever nonsense he wants to whisper against her knee. To whisper back and let the world wrap close around the two of them. Just the two of them." A one-shot that has nothing to do with anything. Let's say it's set late season 5.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,393 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 9 - Published: 10/16/2013 - [Kate B., Rick C.] - Complete
Two by Two: A One is One sequel reviews
"It's more anyway. More than just a guy thing. She's Beckett. She's family, and there's nowhere for this to go. There's nothing for how bad this all is. So they joke. They laugh, because what else can they do?" A follow-up to One is One, my episode insert for Tick, Tick, Tick (2 x 17). AUish from there. COMPLETE
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,858 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 10/14/2013 - Published: 10/12/2013 - Kate B., Rick C., Kevin R., Javier E. - Complete
One is One reviews
"That's all this is. A gesture. More for him than for her in the making of it." An episode insert for Tick, Tick, Tick (2 x 17). AUish from there. This will end up a 4-shot. NOW COMPLETE
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,612 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 10/1/2013 - Published: 9/15/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Sunrise From This Side reviews
"He wants her to look at him and see who he is. Things he's forgotten and how he feels. He wants her to see, even if he doesn't know himself. He wants to take her to breakfast." Two-Shot post-ep for The Fifth Bullet (2 x 11). NOW COMPLETE
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,332 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 9/22/2013 - Published: 9/21/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Déjame reviews
"She's not waiting for him. She's drinking alone." A post-ep for 1 x 05, A Chill Goes Through Her Veins. One-Shot
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,352 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 10 - Published: 8/27/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
This Tornado Loves You reviews
"He turns back to the doors, watching eagerly as a new tide of passengers comes and goes. She sees more than one jaded rider turn away to hide a small smile. Like it's impossible not to catch it from him. This fizzing enthusiasm for the moment. For the day. For life. She knows how they feel." Set June 2013; minor spoilers for After Hours. Ignores Watershed.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,034 - Reviews: 149 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 130 - Updated: 8/18/2013 - Published: 8/4/2013 - Rick C., Kate B., Jim B., Alexis C. - Complete
Body, Remember reviews
"He caught her staring and it was all too much. The scent of coffee and the way his sentences kept trailing off into a stretch and a yawn. How warm and irresistible he looked in the seductive grey light of a rainy morning that just begged her to take him back to bed." NQPWP (not-quite-pr0n without plot) for Cora Clavia.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,237 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 15 - Published: 8/7/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
L'amour des deux lapins: A première vue reviews
"He's not . . . He wants to explain that he's not. That he didn't even know what he was walking into. He didn't even realize this place was here. Even though he must have walked past it a hundred times, he had no idea." A three-shot prequel to "L'amour de deux lapins." NOW COMPLETE
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,881 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 7/26/2013 - Published: 7/21/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Pacific Street reviews
"He wants to say no. He wants Kate to say no, too. He wants to steal time with her. To pretend that they're out together. The two of them. But it's not a good idea." A tag set slightly after "A Dance With Death" (4 x 18). References to "Knockdown" (3 x 13) and "Knockout" (3 x 24).
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,823 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 19 - Published: 7/22/2013 - Kate B., Rick C., Lanie P., Javier E. - Complete
L'amour des deux lapins reviews
This isn't theory. This is reality. Warm, solid, heart-breakingly adorable reality, and he's in love. He's in love, and they both know how that story goes. NOW COMPLETE
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 24,790 - Reviews: 133 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 7/14/2013 - Published: 6/30/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
The Anxiety of Atoms reviews
"He's lonely. In both parts of his life—the world with her and the world without her—he realizes he's lonely, and it's so strange standing there between the two of them. To be lonely and needed and needing. To be in between." An episode insert for 47 Seconds, references to Set Up/Countdown, Pandora/Linchpin, and Cops & Robbers
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,779 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 14 - Published: 7/3/2013 - Kate B., Rick C., Alexis C. - Complete
Dawn Before the Rest of the World reviews
"He is a fixed point. Steady and unwavering. But he's afraid, too. He's afraid, and so is she and that feels less and less like a reason not to dream." A TARDIS-verse 2-shot set after "A Dance With Death" (4 x 18). References to Lucky Stiff as well (3 x15). See my bio for info on the TARDIS-verse. It's not a Dr. Who crossover or any kind of crossover. NOW COMPLETE.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,750 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 6/25/2013 - Published: 6/24/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Things You Didn't Know reviews
"He climbs the porch steps. He sidesteps the loose board with unthinking ease. Like it's habit. Like he knows the tumble-down bones of her father's cabin as well as she does. It is. He does." Set between seasons 3 and 4, round about June 21, 2011. A companion to another story of mine, "You in Mind."
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,298 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 6 - Published: 6/18/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Kith and Kin reviews
"Meredith is no evil mastermind—Meredith isn't any kind of mastermind—and he's no innocent victim." A TARDIS-verse two shot, set during Significant Others (5 x 10). See my bio for information on the TARDIS-verse. It's not a crossover. COMPLETE
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,742 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 18 - Published: 5/24/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Wander reviews
"But it's not just this April she hates. It's the last and the last and the last. Almost since he's been with her, though not quite." Set after The Squab and the Quail (5 x 22). More or less slightly AU from there, given the end of the season. Turned out to be 7 chapters, despite my terrific lies about 4 when I started. NOW COMPLETE.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 34,684 - Reviews: 128 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 115 - Updated: 5/20/2013 - Published: 4/26/2013 - Kate B., Rick C., Javier E. - Complete
History, Moving Quickly reviews
"He knows she's there, and there's not an instant's hesitation—not ever—before he pulls her to him and folds himself around her and she doesn't know why she doesn't just go to him right away." A TARDIS-verse one-shot set just after Target ( 5 x 15) and Hunt (5 x 16), reference to The Final Nail (3 x 15).
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,912 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 13 - Published: 3/29/2013 - Kate B., Rick C., Martha R. - Complete
Going Under reviews
"He was pretty sure after this morning's discovery and the not-so-whispered argument about accessory price points for last-minute hickey concealment, this was going to be one of those days where everyone was wondering why they were suddenly observing Catholic school dance standards for personal space." Under the Influence (5x11) 4-shot M-rated epilogue: Underneath (separate post)
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 15,206 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 3/5/2013 - Published: 1/16/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Picturesque and Mythical reviews
"She wants something more than she's ever had. He does, too. But they can't go on like this, and that's something he should have said long before now. It's something he wants to say now, but he has no right to. He has no room to talk and he wants it." A TARDIS-verse post-ep for Recoil (5 x 13); the TARDIS-verse is NOT a crossover. See my bio for info on the series.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,872 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 8 - Published: 3/1/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
All The Things You Are reviews
"This stubborn, romantic kid isn't the Kate he knows. He peers up at her. Her face is a little pink at the edges. It still stings a little after all this time, but it's mostly a funny story to her. . . this girl isn't his Kate any more than he's a homesick 14-year-old who doesn't know who he is or who he'll ever be." 5th place, judges' vote 12th Precinct V-Day Competition.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,666 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/17/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Would Have reviews
"She asks as though she's suddenly suspicious. Like he planned this. He starts guiltily, like he did. Like he planned exactly this. He would have. If he thought there was a hope in hell of it working. If it weren't so f***ing complicated, he would have planned this. Whatever this is." Last call (3 x 10) episode tag. One shot.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,811 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 11 - Published: 1/30/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Stop Making Sense reviews
"Maybe it's time because she wants him to tell her again. With her heart beating and eyes wide open, she wants him to tell her again." Spoilers: References to "Knockout," "Rise," "Pandora," and "Linchpin," but no major spoilers for the show. Spoilers for Heat Rises, though if you're into the tie-in books and care about that. Really a TARDIS-verse one-shot not episode attached.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,449 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/14/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
For Now And Then reviews
"They're not here "together," of course. He and Kate. Not with . . . pretty much everyone from work in attendance. But he wonders exactly how open their open secret has gotten and if there's even any point to this particular dance tonight." A TARDIS-verse story set on Jan. 9, 2013; no particular S5 spoilers. See my bio for the skinny on the TARDIS-verse, which is not a cross-over.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,378 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 10 - Published: 1/9/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
A Business of Ferrets reviews
"Castle!" She pushed him away desperately. "Ferret!" The word sent an icy chill down his spine. . . "Not just a ferret. Not anymore. A business of ferrets." A ridiculous New Year's sequel to "Silent Night, Ferret Night." Both stories were inspired by Muppet47's much more brilliant "Waiting Game."
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,239 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/31/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
The Possibility of Possibility reviews
They still have their dance. Subtext and word games and the chase. They still light each other up with frustration and wanting more. Always more. He wouldn't trade it for anything. But sometimes he wishes she'd just come out with it when it matters. And this matters. A one shot set during Final Frontier (5x06) and set in the TARDIS-verse (not a crossover, I promise).
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,637 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/27/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Silent Night, Ferret Night reviews
Summary: "I'm sorry, Beckett." Ryan was sorry. Sorry dripped from every syllable. "I'm sorry. It's . . . ferret related." Spoilers: Set at the very end of Secret Santa (5x09), so spoilers for that. This is set in the same universe as Muppet 47's brilliantly funny "Waiting Game." She is kindly loaning me the Furry Christmas Evil. Now complete!
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 24,186 - Reviews: 148 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 12/24/2012 - Published: 12/14/2012 - Complete
Christmas: Impossible reviews
"Best. Christmas. Ever. If he lives. He might not. Because she's not just a snoop. She listens. She monitors every single thing he says. He's had to be quiet and that is not easy. He likes the feel of words in his mouth and there's always something on the back burner of his mind. But she listens and he's paranoid." 3rd place story in the 12th Precinct Christmas Fic Competition!
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,779 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/23/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Knit One, Murder Two reviews
"Come on, Castle. What won? Maybe I can help." He slid his head to the side and peeked up at her. "You'll help?" he asked with an eager grin. But his face fell a second later. "No. It's no use. It's impossible." Kate patted his cheek. "Offer is about to expire. Just tell me. What won?" "It's soooo dumb," he groaned.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,830 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 12 - Published: 12/6/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Danger in Blue reviews
"In the moment, she burned right along with him. With the rise and fall of the words. The way he coaxed Joe and Vera from the page. The way he got completely caught up in the story. In bringing it to life. In telling it to her. Drawing her in and making her burn. Making her see what he was seeing. A love story." TARDIS-verse one shot set during The Blue Butterfly (4x14)
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,746 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 8 - Published: 12/2/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Memento Vivere reviews
Summary: "How do you commemorate something—a dozen somethings, a hundred crucial somethings—that technically never happened. Even if it means a lot. Even if each and every one means the world." One-Shot in the TARDIS-verse, not episode related. Set after 5x08 but no real spoilers if you're current through Always.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,483 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 8 - Published: 11/20/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Objects in Space reviews
"It hadn't been a problem. And that was weird, but weird in a good way. But now? Now, it's a PROBLEM. A serious problem. For him. And he thinks for her. For her, too. He's pretty sure. Even with her sauntering away and tossing that line over her shoulder. Even with that, he's pretty sure it's a problem for her, too." A post-Cuffed (4x10) one-shot in the TARDIS-verse.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,901 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 6 - Published: 11/17/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Until reviews
"They're still not . . . not anything. At least not here. Not now. On a Sunday evening with her right hand in his left and The Way You Look Tonight weaving in and out of the dancers like a promise just for them." TARDIS-verse short WIP set during 'Till Death Do Us Part (4 x 11). NOW COMPLETE.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 30,080 - Reviews: 133 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 97 - Updated: 11/10/2012 - Published: 10/18/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Maybe I'll Miss You reviews
It's not just a cold, wet nose lodged in her armpit. It's not just a pointed, panting reminder that it's oh-dark-thirty and she's not sleeping. It's a metaphor. A metaphor with the saddest eyes in the world. One shot in the TARDIS-verse, set during An Embarrassment of B*tches.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,894 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/6/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Stupid Mouth Shut reviews
"It feels like the last night on earth." Set during Always, Castle and Beckett catch one half of the John Woo double feature before everything goes to hell in a hand basket.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,864 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 12 - Published: 7/19/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Six Impossible Things reviews
Beckett and the gang investigate the murder of the would-be groom in a fairy tale wedding in the middle of Central Park. Castle's historical romance research makes him indispensable. WIP. AU at this point, because genius set it at the end of S4.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 54,196 - Reviews: 128 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 136 - Updated: 6/29/2012 - Published: 12/5/2011 - Kate B., Rick C.
You in Mind reviews
He wants to ignore her, but it's like ignoring your own breath. She isn't really there. She's always there. Castle POV, Summer 2011.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,251 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 6 - Published: 6/21/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Nighthawks reviews
It's like watching two strangers who remind you of people you know. Her face is too open. His shoulders are too relaxed. But the rhythm is familiar. She's hiding behind her coffee cup. Then she isn't. His hand twitches toward hers and a few seconds later, he's actually reaching out for her. And they're holding hands. In public. Esplainie POV on Caskett in my story Calculation.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,270 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 7 - Published: 6/14/2012 - Javier E., Lanie P. - Complete
Unexpected Light reviews
He might not come. He was angry, too. Hurt. And she walked away. More than anything, he hates that. She knows he hates that, but she couldn't think what else to do. Because she was one silent plea from giving in. A one-shot in the TARDIS-verse, set during "Dial M for Mayor."
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,369 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 6 - Published: 6/11/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Calculation reviews
"Castle sleeps like the dead. When he can sleep. And when he's writing—really writing—nothing short of a nuclear explosion can distract him until he's finished. Unless it's a text from Beckett: Time Out." A sequel to TARDIS not a crossover .
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,914 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 9 - Published: 5/21/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Circle 'Round the Sun reviews
Post-Always: what happens next? "We can't stay in bed forever being gentle with this." And then it comes. His voice, sly and rough and full, "Are you sure we can't stay in bed, Beckett? I don't have to be gentle."
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,765 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 15 - Published: 5/18/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Certain reviews
It rings out between them. Falls to the ground. Comes to rest with a hollow echo and feels true. Takes place during Always 4x23 , Castle POV, Related to "Red Wing," but not critical that you read both.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,787 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/11/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Red Wing reviews
She is light. Easy. Rising. Breaking the surface into light and nothing can touch her. Takes place during Always 4x23 , Kate POV. Related to "Certain," but not critical to read both.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,547 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/8/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
The Us in Unit Cohesion reviews
Castle just can't let Beckett's comment go. Missing scene for "Pandora." One shot.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,174 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 10 - Published: 4/21/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Hidden reviews
Missing scene for The Limey concerning the incompatibility of a certain dress and a certain scar.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,576 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 8 - Published: 4/13/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
TARDIS Time and relative dimension in space reviews
Castle did the right thing during Kill Shot. Now he's losing it and needs a Time Out.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,074 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 14 - Published: 12/24/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete