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Author has written 12 stories for Castle.

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Life is a journey, and there is no predicting the outcome. The only thing you can control are your choices, and they'll... they'll define who you are.-Richard Castle

Even on the worst days there's a possibility for joy-Kate Beckett

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Sleeping with the lights on by kimmiesjoy reviews
Post epi 7x15
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,802 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 17 - Published: 2/22 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Liberosis by seilleanmor reviews
A post-ep for 7x15 Reckoning. Yes, again.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,323 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 20 - Published: 2/20 - Complete
Silver & Gold by chezchuckles reviews
Castle Christmas. Spoilers for current season seven of Castle (but not for tonight's episode in this specific chapter). Each day of the Advent calendar (December 1-25), please expect a chapter to be posted as my gift to you this holiday season, as well as a song from the playlist (youtube: chezchuckles).
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 59,208 - Reviews: 874 - Favs: 154 - Follows: 248 - Updated: 12/25/2014 - Published: 12/1/2014 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Castling by muppet47 reviews
"She isn't here, Mr. Castle. Don't you want to protect her? Isn't that what all of this is about?" AU from "Always"
Castle - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 53,560 - Reviews: 916 - Favs: 314 - Follows: 739 - Updated: 9/30/2014 - Published: 6/25/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Dulce Et Decorum Est by chezchuckles reviews
post-ep for Veritas, 6x22 "...on the haunting flares we turned our backs And towards our distant rest began to trudge." 'Dulce Et Decorum Est', Wilfred Owen
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,106 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 44 - Published: 5/6/2014 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Moving On by Lord of Kavaka reviews
Kate has one last thing to do before she puts this case to bed. Post-VERITAS. ONE-SHOT.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,875 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 13 - Published: 5/6/2014 - [Kate B., Rick C.] - Complete
Almost Heaven by chezchuckles reviews
post-ep/fill-in for 6x17 'In The Belly Of the Beast'. Kate makes her way back to him.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,412 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 122 - Follows: 32 - Published: 3/4/2014 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Exercising the Heart by donutz reviews
"It's late, and she's sleep-ruffled and wants to cuddle with him on their first night in the loft when both their names are on the lease. But it's been three years and she's still seeing a doctor and he has to know." Castle finds Beckett's medical records from her shooting. A sort-of future fic. Oneshot.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,184 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 22 - Published: 12/5/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
All Trussed Up by morgangirl11 reviews
"...there was no way she was getting through the rest of the day without begging him for release, either from the restraints or from the captivity of her own need." After Kate leaves Castle utterly unfulfilled one afternoon, he finds a sexy way to get back at her. Set any time within their established relationship, with no episode spoilers.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,469 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 17 - Published: 10/24/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
an echo deep inside by airbefore reviews
A throat clears from somewhere nearby but she doesn't move away. Not tonight. Tonight, she doesn't care. *Post ep for 6x04, Number One Fan*
Castle - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,021 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 115 - Follows: 27 - Published: 10/20/2013 - [Kate B., Rick C.] - Complete
and still there's light by TappinCastlefan reviews
Later. She would deal with Katherine later. Insert of sorts for 6.02.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,443 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 12 - Published: 10/1/2013 - Martha R., Kate B. - Complete
let's fall to pieces together by liviafan1 reviews
"He brushes her hair back from her face carefully, doesn't want to wake her in case she'd gotten up at all in the middle of the night. His breath catches when he finds the dried mascara tracks down her cheeks, following the length of her jaw. He shouldn't be surprised. He's not surprised. But he'd hoped - He hoped she'd wake him if she needed him." Two-shot. COMPLETE.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,305 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 8/12/2013 - Published: 8/7/2013 - Rick C., Kate B., Jim B. - Complete
Tendrils of Warmth by pinktheatre reviews
Cracking open her eyes, Kate Beckett couldn't help but arch her brow wondering why her boyfriend was standing there disturbing her quiet moments sprawled out on his couch.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 872 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 8 - Published: 7/30/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
I'd Still Choose You by blue252 reviews
"It's never been fiction, Castle, not really. Even if I denied it for all those years - it's always been us. In every line of every book, I've always seen us." Season 5. AU. Oneshot.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,289 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 21 - Published: 7/14/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
I Believe In Us by katieupatree reviews
"I won't ask you to stay," he starts, eyes locked to Kate's and hands holding tight, "but I can't tell you to leave. It's your decision, Kate. It's your future." A post-Watershed one shot. Beckett's decision between New York and Washington D.C.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,204 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 12 - Published: 7/1/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Dreamless by NellieRai reviews
Set somewhere in their relationship. It still haunts her. It still invades her dreams. She wonders if that will ever stop. It's been years - doesn't it go away at some point?
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,140 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 8 - Published: 5/29/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
just put your lips together by airbefore reviews
Under normal circumstances, she'd assume he was doing something as innocent as visiting the bathroom but she knows him too well for that. It's late, they're alone, and he's restless; the perfect conditions for him to wander off in search of trouble.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,528 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 36 - Published: 5/18/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
The Most Audacious of Enterprises by HelenVanPattersonPatton reviews
"Kate smiles at him, a trembling, fearful thing just for him. It fills him up. She may as well have said yes. Because she's going to work on it. For him. He's soooo going to marry Kate Beckett." - - - Set sometime in late 2013 and beyond. No spoilers. **Now Complete**
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,250 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 95 - Updated: 5/1/2013 - Published: 4/19/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Everything's Okay by BerkieLynn reviews
Post-ep for "Still"
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,912 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 19 - Published: 4/29/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
To Where We've Never Been by Dmarx reviews
They need to fix this now, before they can't fix it at all. Post-ep for 5x21 - The Squab And The Quail.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,389 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 22 - Published: 4/25/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Fixing It In Post by chezchuckles reviews
Post-ep for "The Squab and the Quail"
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,073 - Reviews: 95 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 38 - Published: 4/23/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
By Proxy by BerkieLynn reviews
"She didn't believe her. They had to be together. People that are not madly in love with each other do not look at each like that. So they had to be. But she insisted that they weren't. And only because Velasquez had been her friend for a long time did Gates believe her." Gates finds out about the betting pool. One shot, Complete.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,194 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/21/2013 - V. Gates - Complete
Like A Phoenix From The Ashes by DeBo81 reviews
When their world literally crumbles around them, will the members of the 12th Precinct be able to rise like a phoenix from the ashes? Note: Look for daily updates. This fic should be complete in a little over a week. Rated T for mild language
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 8 - Words: 18,545 - Reviews: 213 - Favs: 99 - Follows: 161 - Updated: 4/15/2013 - Published: 4/8/2013 - Rick C., Kate B., Kevin R., Javier E. - Complete
A Conversation in Whispers by lousiemcdoogle reviews
"He shifted the stupid popcorn to the empty seat on the other side. More fool him for hoping for romance tonight. He'd had silly, fanciful daydreams about entwined fingers in the popcorn bucket- but that obviously wasn't going to happen." -A movie date conversation. One shot. Cover art by the awesome dtrekker.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,730 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 12 - Published: 4/12/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Never Let Me Go by Oliviet reviews
Prediction one shot for 5x21, Still. Contains spoilers. But even with her eyes locked on the ground instead of searching for their suspect, she doesn't notice its presence. She doesn't notice until her boot lands on it and a sharp click resonates throughout the still night air.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,645 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 17 - Published: 4/8/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
A Father's Regrets by supermandy77 reviews
Jim Beckett doesn't want his daughter to have the same regrets he has. He enlists Castle to help her understand. COMPLETE
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,829 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/7/2013 - Rick C., Kate B., Jim B. - Complete
the beauty of sound by airbefore reviews
Of course he believes it's real. He's - well, he's him. Magic and curses and zombie apocalypses are right up his alley. *An insert of sorts for 5x17, vague spoilers* Now a two shot. Complete.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,442 - Reviews: 106 - Favs: 189 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 3/24/2013 - Published: 3/17/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
five little stories the moon can tell by Cora Clavia reviews
Five glimpses in moonlight. Written for Julie.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,309 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 24 - Published: 3/19/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Fathers and Daughters by imdoingthiswhy reviews
About two weeks after Rick and Alexis are home from Paris, Castle has an unexpected guest.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,747 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 20 - Published: 3/14/2013 - Rick C., Jim B. - Complete
Gray of Dawn, Glow of Light by ColieMacKenzie reviews
She felt weighed down, her body like lead, tethered to the mattress. She tucked her knees up to her chest, curled into the thick warmth of the comforter. Would this ever get easier?
Castle - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,344 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 8 - Published: 1/9/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Confessions by SparkleMouse reviews
"I'm not quite sure I had a say in the process, but Castle has been very good about the research. He's gotten inside of me maybe more times than I'd like, but all in the name of research right?" Rick chokes out a laugh and then one, two, three, the detective's eyes widen.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,887 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 128 - Follows: 16 - Published: 8/2/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
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A Little Halloween Fun reviews
It's Halloween and Castle decides to have a little fun, at Ryan's expense.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,210 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/30/2013 - Rick C., Kate B., Kevin R. - Complete
What's In A Middle Name? reviews
He's always loved her middle name, Houghton. It's unique and beautiful, like her. Castle has always wondered though what the story behind it was. ( Takes place mid season 5)
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 870 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 9 - Published: 8/16/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Alone and Forsaken reviews
Here he was, alone, drowning his sorrows in alcohol as guilt and grief slowly consumed him, pulling him further into the darkness. *Reupload*
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 837 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/22/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
The Weight of Guilt reviews
"Let me tell you guilt-it's a powerful thing and if you don't let it go, it will destroy you- "Jim paused, studying Castle carefully as Castle took in his words. "There's no way you could've known this was going to happen." Scene Insert for 4x01 Rise
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,519 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 8 - Published: 6/17/2013 - Rick C., Jim B. - Complete
Whatever It Takes reviews
She knows one weekend up here won't fix everything, but they have to start somewhere. Kate takes Castle with her to her father's cabin for a weekend getaway, Post Ep for Watershed 5x24.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,091 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 183 - Updated: 6/6/2013 - Published: 5/23/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Valentine's Day Redux reviews
She took the gift bag from him and pulled out a black box; She carefully opened it, and her breathe hitched when she saw what was inside. It was a bracelet; a chocolate- colored string band holding together a strand of gold charms.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 769 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/9/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
To Say Goodbye reviews
SPOILER WARNING- This is it. Her luck has finally run out. She can't believe it's going to end like this. She's survived being locked in a freezer, a bullet to the heart, almost drowning, only to die at the hands of a bomb. Pre Ep for Still
Castle - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,580 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 13 - Published: 4/18/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Morning Desire reviews
Their gazes lock, and his eyes are dark with lust. His hand reaches down and skims up over her bare thigh, sending shockwaves through her body; His hand moves higher up her thigh, and he can hear her breathe hitch, a small moan escaping her lips. It's so crazy what his touch does to her. How even the slightest brush of his fingers against her skin sends her over the edge.
Castle - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,183 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 16 - Published: 4/8/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Not Alone reviews
"I'm going to be honest with you; you're not going to get over this in a day or a week, it's going to take time and it's going to be hard at times. But don't make the same mistake I did. You don't have to go through this alone." Post Ep for 5x16 Hunt
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,553 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 10 - Published: 3/16/2013 - Kate B., Alexis C. - Complete
Best Valentine's Day Ever reviews
This was truly a Valentine's Day he would never forget and even though his plans didn't go quite as he had planned, it didn't really matter in the end because nothing he could have given her would have been better than her gift to him. Post Ep for 5x14
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 476 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/17/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
To Protect The One You Love reviews
She had spent all afternoon holed up in her apartment wrestling with this, but in the end she knew what she had to do. So now she finds herself standing outside his door, she knows this is for the best - for the both of them - but that doesn't make this any easier.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 800 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 15 - Published: 1/28/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
I Wish I Could Take Away Your Pain reviews
"His heart aches for her, and he wishes he could somehow take away all her pain. He has never lost a parent but he can only imagine how hard it must be especially when someone loses a parent the way she did."
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 546 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/9/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete