Rachel C. Astrid
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Joined 01-03-12, id: 3590750, Profile Updated: 10-15-14
Author has written 17 stories for Castle.

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The Writer!Kate series (i.e. Kate writes fanfic) in chronological order (except time jumps for epilogues):

THIS NIKKI HEAT THING - 2x05-2x17 plus Epilogue

PACKING HEAT - 2x17

ON THE BACK BURNER - 2x21-3x01

CALIFORNICATION - 3x22


Whatever You Want is an alternate ending to This Nikki Heat Thing. It could technically be complete as of Ch. 2, but I think I'd like to continue it.


I also have plans to expand Unresolved with at least one more story and possibly others. Keep an eye out for that as well.

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Rumpus by TankOfO2 reviews
Castle and a mishap. Good thing *that* doesn't happen very often. Right? / Rating T just to be safe. / Oneshot.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,710 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/23/2014 - Rick C., Kate B., Javier E., V. Gates
ad hoc by Cora Clavia reviews
Castle's brilliant idea - "act drunk" - is not cutting it. She makes a mental note never to listen to him again. Ever. About anything. - fill for the winter hiatus kink meme.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 4,853 - Reviews: 260 - Favs: 226 - Follows: 358 - Updated: 3/3/2014 - Published: 11/27/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Preserve The Heart by Shena1 reviews
Beckett's just been fired and the loft will be over run by two redheads and... him... in a few hours. They just need to get out of there. Post "Need To Know" (6x03) Fic... [One-Shot] COMPLETE
Castle - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,128 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 17 - Published: 10/10/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Colors: The Little Blue Engine That Could by Liv Wilder reviews
"Top or bottom?" you asked him, when you edged in through the door of your Amtrak Viewliner Bedroom compartment – the last one available on the train - your cheeks flushing at the intimacy you were about to share: a night alone together in the less than spacious confines of the sleeper cabin of a New York bound train." Post-Cuffed story.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,927 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 128 - Follows: 51 - Published: 5/20/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Just In Case by KBeckett0334 reviews
"So are you ever going to tell me who Jordan is?" Based off of the second sneak peek for 5x18.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 986 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 14 - Published: 3/22/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
On the ground by eyrianone reviews
'You can't feel your heart beating when you're staring at it on the ground.' Post-ep 'Hunt'. One shot, complete.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,144 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 18 - Published: 2/27/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Walk With Me by Liv Wilder reviews
Light-hearted one-shot highlighting the benefits of Stana Katic's 'Alternative Travel Project'. The story of what happened the day Beckett persuaded a reluctant Castle to 'ATP' to work..."I can't believe you got Castle on the subway," laughs Esposito. "Next you're gonna be asking Gates for matching push bikes with little blue flashing lights on the front." COMPLETE
Castle - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,718 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 16 - Published: 2/15/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Love's Proof by nicole21290 reviews
Their daughter has a lot of questions, Castle has an epic story to tell, and Kate just wants to go to bed. With her husband. A very happy Valentine's Day, indeed. (also, thanks to the 12th Precinct judges who, in their vote, for some inexplicable reason, gave me second place in the Valentine's Day competition...)
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,008 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/13/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Check Yes or No by nikkifuego reviews
"One end of the little yellow post-it sticks up at her, and she sees 'Kate - Will you be my Valentine' written across the top." S4.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 678 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 8 - Published: 7/11/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Attitude Adjustment by ITalkFast reviews
Martha gives Castle a much needed attitude adjustment. Brief Post-ep to "The Limey". Just a conversation I could see happening. Rated T for language.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,253 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/3/2012 - Rick C., Martha R. - Complete
Notes from a Love Story by surrendersomething reviews
Richard Castle writes Kate Beckett bestselling novels. He also writes her notes. This is their story.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,694 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 247 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 3/11/2012 - Published: 3/9/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
The Art of Drowning by Cartographical reviews
She's fairly certain she's never caused anyone this much pain.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,456 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 14 - Published: 2/21/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
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The Third Swing reviews
The third swing is empty. Castle catches his wife looking at it often. He knows the story unfolding in her mind. He always knows.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,234 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 9 - Published: 11/13/2013 - [Rick C., Kate B.] - Complete
The Man, the Mystery: Richard Castle reviews
One-shot by one-shot, Kate peels the Castle Onion. #1: Fraud. #2: Drawers. #3: Apples. #4: Ringer. #5: Healer. #6: Eighth Grade Heartbreak. #7: Of Sex and Nutmeg. #8: Blaine Family. #9: Imaginary Friend. #10: Cheeseburgers.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 12,923 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 97 - Updated: 10/24/2013 - Published: 4/19/2013 - [Rick C., Kate B.]
This Nikki Heat Thing reviews
The fight at the Heat Wave book launch sets Beckett on the path to writing Nikki Heat fanfiction. Meanwhile, Castle navigates Naked Heat and both work and play with Beckett. Set in Season 2 when the sexual tension is high, plus established Caskett epilogue. #1 in the Writer!Kate series but stands alone.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 21 - Words: 52,041 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 102 - Updated: 8/31/2013 - Published: 2/12/2013 - [Rick C., Kate B.] - Complete
Whatever You Want reviews
AU from 2x16 "The Mistress Always Spanks Twice." The investigation stalls when their suspect Lady Irena goes off the grid. What if Castle had decided to help Beckett blow off some steam that night? Inspired by/diverges from This Nikki Heat Thing.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,237 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 7/12/2013 - Published: 6/24/2013 - [Rick C., Kate B.]
Suspension of Disbelief reviews
"For years, she's claimed that he touches things, but when it comes to this, it turns out she is all the more the kinesthetic lover, tallying their days in touches she cannot count at a glance, while he is the linguistic romantic, savoring words and numbers." A fluffy little birthday gift for Brookemopolitan. Just Caskett in a bubble of bliss.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,364 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 9 - Published: 5/25/2013 - [Rick C., Kate B.] - Complete
Grammar Police reviews
Castle shows up in uniform at Beckett's place for a playdate of his own design, but she's not known as one of New York's finest for nothing.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 996 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 11 - Published: 3/15/2013 - [Kate B., Rick C.] - Complete
Plus One reviews
Kevin and Jenny discuss their wedding guests—two in particular. The kind of Caskett story in which C&B are the last to know. This one-shot is a birthday present for breakawayy! Seasons 3-4.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,093 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/15/2013 - [Kevin R., Jenny oD.] [Rick C., Kate B.] - Complete
Packing Heat reviews
Castle discovers a juicy secret of Kate's. While he grapples with new complexities in his feelings for her, Beckett comes to terms with her sexual attraction to Castle. Set during 2x17 "Tick, Tick, Tick" between the red wine and the infamous pancakes. #2 in the Writer!Kate series but stands alone (1st one written).
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,212 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 2/23/2012 - Published: 2/9/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Rock, Paper, Scissors reviews
A glimpse into the psychology of Caskett's game of Roshambo from episode 4x13. Castle said there are strategies to the game. What were his, and why did they fail him three times? What were Kate's? Each chapter stands alone.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,248 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 1/31/2012 - Published: 1/30/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete