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30 March 2010 @ 12:54 am
At Home  
Title: At Home
Author: hazel_eyes_86
Beta: digitaldesigner
Characters: Alexis, Beckett, and Castle
Pairing: Castle/Beckett
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Beckett has a problem after the events of Boom.
Disclaimer: If it looks or sounds like something from Castle, I don't own it.
Spoilers: Boom
A/N: This is either a one-shot or the start of something longer, I haven't decided yet... I just had to get this down after watching the ep.

Beckett was too comfortable, she'd decided. After a week of living with Castle, Alexis, and, more often than not, Martha, she was beginning to feel right at home. Which was a very bad thing.

It wasn't that she hadn't tried looking for a new place; she had, but she'd made the error of agreeing to let Castle look with her. He'd suckered her in by saying that with his connections he could get her a much better deal on a place. Seeing as her place had been under rent-control, this sounded like a good idea at the time. However, now everywhere they looked Castle found a way to deem it unsuitable.

"Beckett, you can't live here. Think of how many flights of stairs you'd have to climb if the elevator ever broke down."

"What is this place? Frat central?"

"Oh my God. I either just found a very small dog or very large rat. Whatever it is, it's no longer with us."

"White carpet? Yeah, that wouldn't last through one case."

On, and on, and on.

And all but the place with the rodent of unusual size had been perfectly acceptable.

So what was she still doing here? Why had she let him talk her out of each place?

Every day she spent here just blurred the line in her and Castle's already too complicated relationship.

She wasn't his girlfriend.

She wasn't his wife.

She was his friend.

And the fact that she had to keep reminding herself of that was just one more reason that she needed to find a new place and fast.

"Kate," Alexis called, startling her from her thoughts, "tell Dad that it is perfectly normal to drink hot chocolate without whipped cream."

"I didn't say it wasn't normal," Castle defended. "I was merely stating that there isn't much point." He handed Beckett her own mug of hot chocolate, which was two parts beverage, one part dessert topping, and smiled at her as if they were sharing a secret she hadn't known they were in on.

"The chocolate is the point," Beckett responded, but smiled back at him. "Though I will concede that whipped cream is a nice addition."

Both Castles seemed to take her answer as proof that they'd won the argument and moved on to discussing their movie selections.

She could worry about moving tomorrow.

Next: Chapter 2
Current Mood: soresore
~ Emily ~: Ship: Castle/Beckettspaciireth on March 30th, 2010 08:09 am (UTC)
Ahhh, it is totally exactly how it would go. :D
Sabi: {Castle} Castle/Beckett - hairfliplove_kate_walsh on March 30th, 2010 08:33 am (UTC)
Aww this made me squee so much! And I've already done some serious squeeing this morning because of all the Castle amazingness I got. Your fic was truly great. I loved it.
Angelxo_angel_xox on March 30th, 2010 09:01 am (UTC)
Could TOTALLY imagine this happening. Cute!
Yuki Onitsura666_blessings on March 30th, 2010 10:49 am (UTC)
That's cute! And definitely something that would happen.
Aimee: Beckett - Look Downdigitaldesigner on March 30th, 2010 12:01 pm (UTC)
I love this fic, Dev. This is exactly what would happen. And you should continue it. ;)
sharp2799: Castle duo heartsharp2799 on March 30th, 2010 12:13 pm (UTC)
This is definitely part one of a long, multi-chapter fic that stretches into many months.

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Carrie Leigh: castlecarrie_leigh on March 30th, 2010 01:02 pm (UTC)
This just made me grin.

I KNOW he'll just wear her down over time. I KNOW it. :D
Tanya Reed: smiletanyareed on March 30th, 2010 01:28 pm (UTC)
This fic was so cute I want to hug it. :)
Rainne: NCIS - Kate - My Name Pinkxdawnfirex on March 30th, 2010 02:21 pm (UTC)
*loves this so hard*

Moar pleez!!! :)
bealenbealen on March 30th, 2010 06:26 pm (UTC)
Lovely, very in character!
luminiferous: happy beckettaethre on March 30th, 2010 07:51 pm (UTC)
Ohhh yeah, Beckett would totally get suckered into living with them indefinitely that way. Awesome :3
s t a r l e tlovefromgirl on March 31st, 2010 02:07 am (UTC)
Points for the Princess Bride reference! :-) Awesome little slice-of-life.
lattelady6: Castle - BDH - NYC stylelattelady6 on March 31st, 2010 04:01 am (UTC)
That was wonderful. I vote it becomes a series!
it was worth a shot.: Castle: Beckett Wants Inpenelope_ziva on May 24th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
*dies* Oh the Beckett/Castle is killing me!

I loved it!