Season 9 - Ep 20 - Sneak Peek
Written by: @castleincalifornia
Castle looked to his wife, genuine distress written out across his face. “But… but… our fort! And our marathon! And snacks. And making out! Kaaaaate…” he whined, shaking his head at the idea of abandoning their plans for the day. But at the same time, who were they to deny Martha help when she needed it? She would drop everything for them, and they knew it.
Kate reached over to squeeze his hand. “It’s okay, babe, really. Rain check, I promise. Go help, if you can.”
He sighed in resignation. “Promise me you’ll relax? I’ll keep you updated?”
“Yes, I’ll take it easy. And yes, please let me know if there’s anything I can do. Martha? Can I help you at all?”
Martha’s smile was watery, and she suddenly looked very tired considering it was only ten in the morning. “No, dear. I promised Marnie I’d meet her down at the precinct, so I’ll just catch a cab. You need to rest, here at home.”
Kate pursed her lips in frustration. Her maternity leave was supposed to be a welcome reprieve, but now she found herself wondering how 1PP would feel about her working just this one case?
“Kate.” She turned to find Castle shaking his head. Damn it. Of course he knew what she was thinking. “Stay. Please. I promise, I’ll keep you updated and I won’t stay away any longer than necessary.”
“I know, I just… I know.” And she really did; she understood. She was officially on leave from the NYPD. She wouldn’t risk the investigation by inserting herself in an unauthorized capacity. “Hurry home, babe.”