This is a fic for @inkstainedcoffeecup because it’s her birthday and she is amazing and I hope it is alright
prompt from her: what if Castle is sitting in the next booth drowning his sorrows when Kate drunkenly rambles about him to Colin
After leaving the Precinct Castle went to a bar by himself. Jacinda left to work and if he was being honest whit himself he didn’t miss her. He missed how easy it was with her. There wasn’t any feelings to hide from her no secrets between them. But she wasn’t enough. She knew that from the beginning and yes the 3 dates had been a nice distraction from the mess that was his life. But he had to admit he was glad to be alone right now. To think about stuff alone with no one there to ‘help’ him understand what he felt. He didn’t need help for that. He knew what he was feeling. Betrayal. Betrayal from the one person it hurt the most.
So now here he was. Alone in a bar drowning his sorrow in alcohol so he didn’t have to feel it.