There were a lot of reasons they had survived so much as a couple. Some were, relatively speaking, superficial: he could make her insides feel gooey with one winsome smile; he could make her laugh, even when she didn’t want to; he was the first person she wanted to share news with, whether it was good or bad.
But more important than all that was the way he accepted her, no matter what condition she happened to be in when she crawled, limped, or ran toward him. In sickness or in health. Sane or crazy. When she needed him to listen, he did that.
When she needed to be embraced, he did that, too— and sometimes so, so much more, if that happened to be where things led.
She knew this was another time when Rook would take her exactly as she was.
—  Heat Storm, Richard Castle

Just a reminder that this happened. THIS HAPPENED. IN REAL LIFE. 

  • Jameson Rook: I'm trying to figure out ... did I bite my own tongue when you kicked me in the face, or did you do it?
  • Nikki Heat: I want to lean on Forensics to cough up that report on Pochenko's blue jeans.
  • Rook: I don't recall getting bitten any time ...
  • Heat: Blackout probably set the lab behind on schedule, but it's been long enough.
  • Rook: Things were happening fast and, dare I say, furious.
  • Heat: I'm betting those fibers match.
  • Rook: But still ... you'd think I'd remember a bite.
  • Heat: Surveillance video be damned, somehow he got in there, I'd bet on it. I know he likes his fire escapes.
  • Rook: Am I talking too much.
  • Heat: Yes.
  • Rook: ...
  • Heat: ...
  • Rook: ....
  • Heat: ....
  • Rook: ....
  • Heat: ....
  • Heat: When you're done, go to the precinct and wait for me. I'll meet you there after I finish at the impound. By the way? Yes. I did bite your tongue.
Always Immediate Post Eps - Rated M

One/Two Shot

I Give It All by NellieRai

TomorrowShutting the front door and Silent revelation by kimmiesjoy

so i love you because i know no other way and hazy by airbefore

World On Fire by SparkleMouse

Hymn Upon Your Lips by brookemopolitan

Observation by morgangirl11

Interlude by bravevulnerability

Forever and Always by madsthenerdygirl

The Only Truth by eyrianone

The Beginning of Something Good by skygirl55

Whispers in the Night by Trinxy

Always Breathe by The Keddster

No More Waiting by DeBo81

Always Starts Now by glo1196

Another Chance by Flashofblue

I’d Come For You by firstadream

Absolute by panana

Nothing Short of Love by orfaux

Like a Scroll by Jameson Rook

No Hesitation by InkedMidnight

In My Veins by Mrs. Elizabeth Gibbs

A Sizeable Problem by lousiemcdoogle and BlueOrchid96 (crack fic)

There is Only This by shimmeryshine (spec fic)

Everything by Dave-ck (spec fic)

Good Together by leuska (spec fic)

Overload by morgangirl11

Always by ipreferwestside

Till The Wheels Fall Off by coffeeandhope

Always You by caskett-gonna-happen-land89

These Small Hours by microgirl

Doubt Thou the Stars by acertainzest

Always Inevitable and Aching For Relief by theshipstop

Shot Too Soon by Lord of Kavaka


Nocturne by Kate Christie

we shall not cease from exploration by airbefore

The Way I Am by ColieMacKenzie

Glad You Came by KyinHI

One of These Nights by wp1fan

Vulnerability by AddisonSp

Tomorrow by TashaLaw

The Magnitude of These Small Hours by A Beauty to the Rhythm

North Star by Goldfeather

Aftermath by He’s-Her-Lobster41319

Three Times by Sasha713

Look, I know you’re going through some stuff right now. But I can help. That’s what we’re about. That’s what marriage is about.”
Heat glanced to her right, aware she had an audience. Detective squad coleaders Miguel Ochoa and Sean Raley— who went by the mash-up nickname Roach— were watching carefully. They probably thought this was just some kind of marital spat. She knew they would be cheering for Rook. And he didn’t need any more encouragement.
All she wanted was for Rook to go away. She thought about making up some wild story about how Rook had cheated on her with a Russian bimbo named Svetlana. Roach would forcibly throw Rook out of the precinct once they heard something like that. If they believed it. She doubted anyone would.
—  Heat Storm, Richard Castle

anonymous asked:

Hi! Without getting too spoilery, do you feel like 'Heat Stom' offers a satisfying conclusion to the story in case it turns out to be the last book of the Nikki Heat series?

No. One of the biggest problems with the book is we spend more time on other characters than we do on Nikki and Rook, so I’m hoping they publish at least one more book. 

I mean, it doesn’t end on a cliffhanger or anything, but the ending is hokey as all get out and it comes at the expense of some much-needed scenes and character development that I’m very annoyed we didn’t get. 

I fell in love with you the day we met. I believe your first words to me were something like, ‘Stay in the car, or I swear I’ll shoot you’. I have to cop to being a writer instead of a cop. But instead of thoroughly dismissing me as the pest I probably was— and/ or shooting me— you performed a miracle in my life, Nikki, by doing the best thing anyone has ever done for me. You trusted me. Simply, completely, and unconditionally. Except for my occasional conspiracy theories, many of which, may I say, have been borne out. What happened when you and I started to become us was the next miracle. I began to live a dream because you enhance everything. Even a New York skyline. With you I saw for the first time how the windows of the Carlyle gleam like orange jewels at sunset. You taught me that if I close my eyes on the Highline, it smells like a poppy field in Tuscany. I’ll never forget how we went for an early-spring run once, and it suddenly started snowing big fat flakes, turning Central Park into our own private snow globe. And then, when I whispered ‘Rosebud,’ you got it— you really got it! The world with you is exciting, whether it’s a Bowery sidewalk or the Île de la Cité…We have so much in common. We like the same wines, we’ve read the same books, and now, we share the same home. We’ve even shared a bullet. How many newlyweds can say that? Hemingway once said, ‘The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.’ I’m no Hemingway, but I would add, ‘And the best way to tell if you love somebody, is to have it be Nikki Heat.’ And now I, Jameson Rook, promise my eternal love to you, Nikki Heat. Simply, completely, and unconditionally. Until death do us part.
—  Driving Heat, Richard Castle
Reunion sex,” he said. “Nothing like it.”
“Hotel sex? Sex on the roof? And what about that time in the back
of the squad car?”
“Oh, right. You know I’m very sorry to hear the NYPD is retiring
the noble Crown Victoria from the fleet. Fuel economy is one thing.
A spacious and, might I say, firm, backseat is another.

Raging Heat, Richard Castle

That sound you hear is thousands of fangirls whispering ‘I knew it’. 

Heat hadn’t thought getting married would change anything fundamental about their union. She thought they would throw a big party, take a nice trip, and things would continue more or less as they always had.

But Captain Nikki Heat, whose instincts as a detective were seldom wrong, had turned out to be mistaken in that assumption about her personal life. Getting married had lowered the last barriers between them, allowing for an intimacy like she had never experienced before. Heat had thought she was in love with Rook before their wedding. She recognized that it was just a prolonged crush compared to what she felt now.

—  High Heat, Richard Castle
Morning After Fics - T rated

Pancakes by FanficwriterGHC

Wake To The Light and A Love Unfolding by Dmarx

Wide Awake You Face The Day, Good Morning, My Love and ataraxia by ColieMacKenzie

Awkward by ekc293

One Hundred Days of Summer by chezchuckles and Sandiane Carter

Redamancy and Poetry in Motion by seilleanmor

Opening Their Eyes and newfound grace by ifonly13

Waiting for later and Wake up dreaming by kimmiesjoy

Sense Me Senseless by Ephemeral Lunatic

Good Right Here and the disappearance of Katherine Beckett by naybaybay

Heartstrings by AlwaysCastle

Hot Shower by Jerseycaramel

A Real Good Shot by christmasinacup

Brownies by sunshine-minx

here come the blue skies by libraryghosts

Morning Truce by DarkRedWillow

Walk of Shame by The Keddster

Almost to Always by Paige Terner

Partners by Natalie Elizabeth

Good Morning Beautiful by Jameson Rook

Land of the Living and An Acquired Taste by Mindy35

Beautiful Darling by IBelieveYouLiar

The Morning After by Shutterbug5269

Won’t Break Anything That You Are and Everything Will Change by Tadpole24

Lemon Lime Syrup by TashaLaw

Peace by you'vegotthis

Bruised, Not Broken by Pepp

Undelete by Laura Picken

Not Just Breakfast by KBeckett0334

Domestic Bliss by WriterLeigh

The Morning After by Noorlo

Pillow Talk by klindsay

Then Came You by gizzymoon

In The After by Scriptor of Lacuna

Picking up where Frozen Heat left off, top NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat pursues the elusive former CIA station chief who ordered the execution of her mother over a decade ago. For the hunt, Nikki teams once again with her romantic partner, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Jameson Rook, and their quest for the old spy and the motive behind the past murder unearths an alarming terror plot-which is anything but ancient history. It is lethal. It is now. And it has already entered its countdown phase.

Complicating Heat’s mission to bring the rogue spy to justice and thwart the looming terror event, a serial killer begins menacing the Twentieth Precinct and her homicide squad is under pressure to stop him, and soon. The frightening murderer, known for his chilling stealth, not only has singled out Nikki as the exclusive recipient of his taunting messages, he then boldly names his next victim: Detective Heat.