Beckett comes home to find Castle cuddling with their five year old daughter
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It had been a horrendous day. An entire family wipedout, from a father in his 30’s to his 17 year old brother, to his 3 year old
little girl, to his 6 month old baby boy.
The man’s wife found the four bodies when she walked
in from a two day “mom’s vacation” she took every year with her best friend.
The woman’s guilt for leaving her family was tremendous. Absolutely catatonic
now, it was only the neighbors hearing her scream that got the police there.
Kate Beckett didn’t think she’d be any help at all.
Now, after hours of canvassing the neighborhood and
workplaces of the man and his brother, Kate was finally trudging the last few
steps from the elevator to the loft. She
was exhausted and yearned to snuggle her own little girl. She’d texted Castle
throughout the day with updates about the case so he knew this was a rough one.
As she walked through the door, she could hear Rick
talking to someone in his office. Not
making out the words, she decided he was on the phone so she went to pour
herself a glass of wine, thinking maybe she’d take the whole bottle into the
bathroom and relax in the giant tub with Castle.
But before she did that, she wanted—no, NEEDED—to
check on Hannah.
Popping into the office to let Rick know she was
home; Kate saw exactly who he was talking to. He wasn’t on the phone.
Hannah was in his lap, listening to a story. The five year old snuggled close to his chest,
and it looked to Kate that she was drawing comfort from the rumbling of his
voice. Kate paused in the doorway
watching her husband spin his words.
“This princess was strong. She didn’t need anyone to save her. Of course if help was available, the princess
would take it, but if there was none, she could take care of herself.”
Kate startled a little. It seemed Hannah had been crying.
“What, Sunshine?” he asked.
“What if it was a dragon? They’re really scary.”
“Was that what your dream was about, Sweetheart?”
Hannah nodded into his chest, cuddling closer,
almost as if she was trying to climb inside his body.
Rick’s arms tightened around his daughter.
“Well, Hannah, this princess was a dragonslayer.”
The little girl broke in again.
“What’s the princess’ name?
Kate knew what was coming and rolled her eyes
lovingly. Neither of them had seen her
yet, but she always enjoyed watching the two of them together.
“Why, Princess Katherine of course!”
“I like when you put Mommy into your stories,” she
said. “But I don’t think Mommy kills
“Oh, but she has fought them and beaten them, and
she’ll never let one get anywhere near you, Sunshine. And neither will I.”
she asked, looking up at him with tear filled eyes.
“Promise,” he replied. “Even if she’s forgotten that staring is
Kate burst out laughing. He’d known she was there the whole time. Maybe he really did have a little ninja in
“Hi, Sunshine,” Kate picked Hannah up and swung her
around. “Daddy telling you bedtime stories
“I had a bad dream,” Hannah looked at her mother
solemnly. “He always makes me feel
Kate smiled at Rick.
“He does the same thing for me, too.”
“It looks like Princess Katherine is tired,
Sunshine,” smiled Rick. “Let’s get you
up to bed so I can tell her a bedtime story.”
“Will it be about Princess Hannah?”
“I would love to hear a story about Princess Hannah
and all she’s done today! Why don’t you
let Daddy take you upstairs, and I’ll change into my jammies and come up to
tuck you in?”
“Okay, Mommy!” She ran off towards the
Rick pulled her into his arms and kissed her before
she could smack him lightly on the chest.
“You all right?
I know it’s been bad today.”
“Yeah, I’m fine.
Or I will be, thanks to you two. Go
take care of our daughter, I’ll be right up.”
She watched as he left the room.
“Castle?” she called out.
He turned back.
“I may be a dragonslayer, but you’re still my knight
in shining armor.”
It’s been 2 years since (Y/N) and Dylan got married. Luke is now 8 years old and everything in their lives is great. One morning (Y/N) walked into the kitchen with a big smile and tears streaming down her face.
“Babe what’s wrong?” Dylan asked.
“I’m pregnant.” She smiled.
“You’re…. you’re pregnant!?”
Dylan picked her up and spun her around.
“What’s going on?” Luke asked.
“Luke honey, you’re going to be a big brother.” (Y/N) cried.