"Sh…they’re asleep" sounds pretty promising so far.
She’s standing in the door frame, watching as he adjusts the blanket around one of their toddlers. He is humming a low tune she recognizes, Twinkle, twinkle little star, as he smooths the fabric of the covers over their daughter’s sleeping form.
He hasn’t noticed her yet, too focused on making sure their kids are all good for the night to hear the soft padding of her socks on the floor. She has decided to linger in the darkness for a little longer, content to just watch him acting as a father.
She knew that there was this side to Richard Castle since day one, it had actually been one of the first things that she didn’t find completely irritating about him; yet nothing prepared her for the amount of emotions she feels now that she sees him interacting with their children all day. Sometimes she just observes them laugh and play and revels in the feeling of her heart swelling more and more, soaring and blooming until she feels like she is going to fly away with it and at the beginning she was stunned to find that it was actually possible for her to love him even more.
She watches him turn around and catch her figure in the shadows now. She knows he’s smiling and moves closer to him until she is standing beside him. They both look down at the two sleeping children in front of them, one bed cover in pink, one in blue, their small hands grasping at the blankets, little mouths moving and feet kicking, their minds caught in some kind of a vivid dream.
She feels his arm come around her waist, his fingers settling right over her hipbone and leans into his side. She rests her head on his shoulder, keeps looking at the two little miracles in front of her when she notices his fingers wandering lower and lower.
“Castle” she hisses and she can imagine the mischievous grin spreading on his face.
She is aware that she is wearing one of his Batman shirts; nothing but his Batman shirt. He starts pulling it up a little, his hand trailing across her stomach and she can’t help the small moan that escapes her lips.
“Sh… they’re asleep” she feels his breath hot against her ears.
“Castle” god her voice is breathy “we should really move this to the bedroom”
She feels him nodding against her cheek and before she knows what is happening he picks her up, throws her over his shoulder and retreats from their kids’ room.
“Sounds like a great idea”