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Author has written 4 stories for Castle.

And you call me up again just to break me like a promise, so casually cruel in the name of being honest.

I'm still here, and I haven't given up on either work in progress. Time often gets the better of me, but I won't let it win.

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Unwritten by caffinate-me reviews
One of the last things true crime writer Richard Castle expected when he took a meeting with convicted murderer Kate Beckett was to be sent on a quest for proof of her innocence, the other was to fall in love with her. A Castle AU. Written 2012. Revised 2016.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 72,822 - Reviews: 1720 - Favs: 815 - Follows: 684 - Updated: 6/18/2016 - Published: 7/10/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
not yet what we shall be by airbefore reviews
It floats across her mind, her history. Her past. The reasons why she is what she is and why she can no longer be who she was. Why Kate Beckett disappeared and Lone Vengeance was born. AU.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 40,993 - Reviews: 618 - Favs: 143 - Follows: 259 - Updated: 8/20/2013 - Published: 2/24/2013 - Rick C., Kate B.
Stolen Sky by Cora Clavia reviews
This green-eyed woman took a bullet for Mal Reynolds before he ever learned her name. Kate Beckett becomes a character in the 'verse. Mackett.
Crossover - Firefly & Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 27,916 - Reviews: 955 - Favs: 375 - Follows: 207 - Updated: 8/18/2013 - Published: 1/22/2013 - Mal, Kate B. - Complete
A Dream Whose Sleep by Cartographical reviews
The last time Castle regained consciousness, he was just grateful to be alive. Now, that other world dances technicolor at the edges of his dark reality.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 18 - Words: 56,727 - Reviews: 744 - Favs: 259 - Follows: 404 - Updated: 8/11/2013 - Published: 4/10/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
The Spleen Is a Non-Vital Organ by chezchuckles reviews
Kind of a follow-up to Significant Others. Two chapters. Kate gets sick.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,754 - Reviews: 270 - Favs: 247 - Follows: 241 - Updated: 7/21/2013 - Published: 2/3/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Into the Wild by Tree23 reviews
Rick Castle is father to a precocious 9-year-old Alexis who wants him to chaperone her class camping trip. The school decides to take advantage of a new NYPD program to have off-duty officers get involved with school activities. Enter Officer Kate Beckett, just over a year out of the police academy, but in need of a break from the stressful life of police work.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 40 - Words: 144,973 - Reviews: 493 - Favs: 412 - Follows: 492 - Updated: 7/16/2013 - Published: 1/20/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
silence is star-like by closingdoors reviews
AU from season 4, in which Castle doesn't let Beckett run from him over the summer she recovers from the shooting. "She is sand slipping through your fingers. You need to hold on for one moment more." COMPLETE.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 24,585 - Reviews: 453 - Favs: 371 - Follows: 399 - Updated: 7/7/2013 - Published: 5/28/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Nightminds by caffinate-me reviews
"Next, we figure out how to stop the evil faction of vampires and save the city." "You're kidding, right?" Set Season 7. AU. Aka Vampire!Fic.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Supernatural - Chapters: 7 - Words: 20,457 - Reviews: 168 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 153 - Updated: 7/6/2013 - Published: 2/15/2013 - Kate B., Rick C.
Into the Dark by alternatedunham reviews
Beckett is diagnosed with brain cancer. Set one month after Always/After the Storm.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 21 - Words: 29,036 - Reviews: 384 - Favs: 196 - Follows: 245 - Updated: 6/28/2013 - Published: 9/1/2012 - Rick C., Kate B.
corpora lente augescent cito extinguuntur by closingdoors reviews
Five times Castle went to a funeral, and one time it was his own. Co-written with tombombadillo. COMPLETE.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,301 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 12 - Published: 6/5/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
You can have Manhattan by ekc293 reviews
"She doesn't try to hide it. She wants him to know, she wants him to see just how much this hurts." Spoilers for Watershed. A "What If?" scenario written for a lovely bunch of people who hinted not so subtly that they wanted it.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,849 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 119 - Follows: 86 - Updated: 5/26/2013 - Published: 5/15/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
The Lighting Parade by BlindAssassinUK reviews
Castle is forced to make a decision that sees him leave Beckett and New York behind. Can he let her go? Can she let him go? Multi-chapter story set immediately after "Always". "M-Rated" for language choices.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 34,913 - Reviews: 132 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 129 - Updated: 4/4/2013 - Published: 9/2/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
heart so helpless by closingdoors reviews
AU. Lethal, hard-edged assassin Kate Beckett is hired to kill the handsome, best-selling author Richard Castle. But when everything's not as it should be, and feelings get muddled along the way, can she really think of him as just another paper target? Cover art by houghtonsbeckett. COMPLETE.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 30 - Words: 66,629 - Reviews: 701 - Favs: 382 - Follows: 447 - Updated: 4/3/2013 - Published: 12/26/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
The Marriage Question by TashaLaw reviews
After going public about their two-year relationship in an interview, Castle and Beckett have an argument about marriage. Oneshot.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,228 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 21 - Published: 3/5/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Take you Break me by eyrianone reviews
For five months he's been missing, but she refuses to believe it's hopeless . . . Consider this canon until 'Always', and AU from there. Complete.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 37 - Words: 85,173 - Reviews: 1555 - Favs: 513 - Follows: 614 - Updated: 2/21/2013 - Published: 6/20/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Unvanquished: Return by chezchuckles reviews
Beckett's January 9th anniversary. For those of you who wanted to know what happened to them after that train into France. Third in the Unvanquished series.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 24,696 - Reviews: 319 - Favs: 144 - Follows: 129 - Updated: 1/28/2013 - Published: 1/9/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Grace by AddisonSp reviews
One minute they were on a break, the next... Had someone told them that their lives would turn out like this they would have laughed. Then again, our lives can change irrevocably in a split second, throwing everything we held secure to the wind.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 27,583 - Reviews: 339 - Favs: 234 - Follows: 242 - Updated: 1/21/2013 - Published: 1/14/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Honey And The Moon by Sandiane Carter reviews
He always had this vague, half-formed desire for a family with Kate Beckett. He just never expected it to happen like this. - for Laura. I hope you had an amazing birthday!
Castle - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 24,543 - Reviews: 366 - Favs: 298 - Follows: 343 - Updated: 1/21/2013 - Published: 12/25/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
The Boy with the Broken Halo by blue252 reviews
"It was amazing how different things were once the steady thrum of adrenaline faded and all that was left was the sharp clarity of the night." AU set mid to late S5. A story of what could have happened if Maddox was never caught. Complete at Chapter 20.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 34,034 - Reviews: 316 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 186 - Updated: 1/20/2013 - Published: 8/23/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
there should be stars by ifonly13 reviews
Four years can make a world of difference. AU.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 60,843 - Reviews: 588 - Favs: 485 - Follows: 499 - Updated: 1/4/2013 - Published: 9/3/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Unvanquished: Redux by chezchuckles reviews
An epilogue to the epilogue found in Unvanquished. One year later.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 41,138 - Reviews: 579 - Favs: 229 - Follows: 159 - Updated: 10/18/2012 - Published: 6/16/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Dead to the World by leuska reviews
For months she's been gone. Months in which Castle's been forced to believe that Kate Beckett was dead. Eight full months in which he's missed her, craved her, mourned her. Now she's standing on his doorstep, two coffees in slightly shaking hands and Castle's world collapses. Direct spoilers for 4x23 Always, but most probably AU from there.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 27 - Words: 106,868 - Reviews: 1768 - Favs: 976 - Follows: 820 - Updated: 10/8/2012 - Published: 6/10/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Candor and Mendacity by PirateKnightoftheRings reviews
In a relationship surrounded by lies, can Castle and Beckett start up a romance? They might not get a chance to find out when life interferes and Beckett goes missing. Caskett. Rating may go up.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 20,329 - Reviews: 95 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 118 - Updated: 10/7/2012 - Published: 12/24/2011 - Kate B., Rick C.
A Castle Crumbling by eyrianone reviews
He has to get her out of his system somehow . . . Post-episode aftermath for 'The Limey' and going AU from there.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 15,559 - Reviews: 403 - Favs: 284 - Follows: 228 - Updated: 10/2/2012 - Published: 8/21/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Ultimatum by chezchuckles reviews
From the video by yamakiluv. Castle is given an ultimatum: the file for Beckett's life. AU Future.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 25,676 - Reviews: 516 - Favs: 263 - Follows: 231 - Updated: 9/23/2012 - Published: 9/7/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Kate's Savior by purplangel reviews
*Kate has been kidnapped* by an underground sex trafficking ring. Castle's trying to save her. This story is on the dark side as it will have light torture, light bondage, voyeurism. No BDSM / No rape. Strong Rating. *This is my personal favorite story*
Castle - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Suspense - Chapters: 17 - Words: 41,287 - Reviews: 451 - Favs: 275 - Follows: 277 - Updated: 9/16/2012 - Published: 7/10/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Changes by AddisonSp reviews
Castle and Beckett will do anything in their power to protect an abused little girl. However, when the case threatens to reveal their secret relationship to the world, will they be forced to give it all up?
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 22 - Words: 64,752 - Reviews: 378 - Favs: 459 - Follows: 318 - Updated: 8/30/2012 - Published: 6/16/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
A Better Fate by chezchuckles reviews
"my blood approves, and kisses are a better fate than wisdom. . .And death i think is no parenthesis" -ee cummings co-authored by Sandiane Carter and chezchuckles
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 48,898 - Reviews: 1010 - Favs: 469 - Follows: 449 - Updated: 7/29/2012 - Published: 7/2/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Memento Mori by greenk reviews
Remember, you will die. "Saturday. Everything ends on a Saturday. He didn't think it would happen again like this. At least not so soon." AU after Undead Again.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 13,675 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 7/23/2012 - Published: 4/17/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Unvanquished by chezchuckles reviews
AU. What happens to Kate Beckett when the Dragon is slain - and she's charged with his murder?
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 15,803 - Reviews: 656 - Favs: 367 - Follows: 243 - Updated: 6/12/2012 - Published: 6/1/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Hidden by AddisonSp reviews
It finally happened, but do things ever work out as planned? How will our favorite couple cope with each other when they must flee and are hidden away from all that they know for her safety? Immediately follows 4x23. Now Complete.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 55,253 - Reviews: 363 - Favs: 321 - Follows: 229 - Updated: 6/2/2012 - Published: 5/14/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop by ifonly13 reviews
Kate Beckett was twenty-six when the biggest accident in her life occurred. Five years later, the biggest miracle happens. AU.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 50 - Words: 136,852 - Reviews: 1158 - Favs: 933 - Follows: 621 - Updated: 3/20/2012 - Published: 12/30/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
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Losing Your Memory reviews
When Richard Castle's car is found torched and abandoned the investigation into the accident, and his disappearance, uncovers conflicting evidence. Kate knows he would never just walk away, but when a message ordering Kate to forget about him is found and a seemingly connected accident scene turns up clean, they may never be able to uncover the truth about what happened.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Suspense - Chapters: 8 - Words: 17,108 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 2/21/2018 - Published: 5/20/2014 - Rick C., Kate B.
Starlight reviews
AU starting with "Boom!" When Castle successfully meddles his way into Kate's past, he uncovers a secret that could break her. There are reasons why she's locked her memories up in the bottom drawer, but with Castle as her partner, things don't seem quite so impossible anymore. "Don't you see the starlight? Don't you dream impossible things?"
Castle - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 19 - Words: 46,839 - Reviews: 108 - Favs: 102 - Follows: 361 - Updated: 10/5/2016 - Published: 1/7/2013 - Rick C., Kate B.
Miserable at Best reviews
Because these words were never easier for me to say, or her to second guess, but I guess that I can live without you but without you I'll be miserable at best. - Mayday Parade *Not really a romance, but it ends on a high note.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,195 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 11 - Published: 3/6/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
For Future Reference reviews
"'I just wanted to see how you'd react,' he shrugs, holding his arm out for her to latch onto. 'Y'know. For future reference.'" Inspired by/written for the Twelfth Precinct's Valentine's Day competition. Marked complete for now, though there's potential for more.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,410 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 12 - Published: 2/13/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete