Any chance on you continuing reference material? I thought it was absolutely amazing. One of the best things I've read recently
Thank you so much, Anon! Hopefully this lives up to the original (which can be read here for anyone who’d like to do so).
And yay! I’m posting this for #CastleThemeDay.
“She’s driving me insane, Rick.”
It’s not the most gracious greeting she could give him,
especially after a long week of barely seeing each other, but her boyfriend
doesn’t seem to mind.
“Hi, honey, how was your day?” he teases, stepping
aside to allow her entry into his apartment. She’d been a little annoyed when
he’d simply buzzed her up instead of coming downstairs to meet her, but judging
by the smells in his place, he’d been in the middle of cooking the dinner he’d
promised her. He’s forgiven.
Sheepish, Kate stretches onto her toes to kiss his cheek.
“Sorry. I’m just, ugh, the end of the year can’t come fast enough. Hell,
spring break can’t come fast enough.”
“That bad, huh?” Rick slips his hand down her arm,
lacing their fingers together in solidarity. “You gonna last another two
“You joke, but at this point I’m really not sure. She
complained for four hours last night about how much work she has, then
proceeded to kill her light as I was
studying, and bitched when I turned on my desk lamp.”
He nods, tilting his head. “And today?” His thumb
swipes her knuckles, coaxing the rest of the story out of her. He always does
this, nudges her toward letting it out and talking things through.
“She left a passive-aggressive note on the hall
bulletin board about how we need to be conscientious that our study habits don’t
negatively impact the sleep of others.”
“What a bitch,” Rick murmurs, squeezing her hand.
“Yeah,” she sighs. “It’s like freshman year
all over again. But the upside is she’s not here, and I brought a bottle of
wine to help me get through another night of your terrible movies.”
He laughs, pulling her closer. “My terrible movies are
what got you to kiss me for the first time, Beckett. You love them.”