Nathan, Stana, Jon & Seamus - ALS Ice bucket challenge
Nathan, Stana, Jon & Seamus - ALS Ice bucket challenge
He walks into Bryant Park, pushing the state of the art Chicco 3 baby stroller with ease. He grins at the way the wheels spin allowing him to ease his daughter off the pathway and onto the grass with little effort, or jostling of the infant. He tips back the visor so that he can peer down at his daughter, whose bright greens eyes are looking back and forth the park with rapid fascination.
“How you doing there, Lily bear?” Castle calls out softly. Lily looks up at her father’s voice and gurgles in response clapping her hands as she reaches out for him. The little pink flower in her head squishing against her blanket as she tries to twist her body to see her father.
“See, and Mommy said buying this ridiculously expensive stroller was a waste of money.” Castle continues as he pushes the stroller towards a shaded area of trees, “But, you can’t even tell that you’re on the grass can you baby bear? No bumpy roads for you.”
Lily simply gurgles in response as Castle parks the stroller under a tree and begins unpacking the basket in his hand. “I know, Mommy is just silly like that.”
Lily whines at his words, gripping the bar in front of her to pull herself into a sitting position. Castle laughs as her little face turns red in displeasure, “Okay, no saying bad stuff about Mommy.”
Castle starts to lay out the picnic blanket just as Lily begins to whine louder in protest at being confined to her stationary stroller, “Okay Ms. Lily, calm down. Daddy’s just setting up the blankets for you.”
When Lily’s whines turn into loud cries, Castle tosses the three stuffed animals onto the picnic blanket; Kate seemed to have slipped them into the stroller without him realizing; and quickly moves over to his impatient daughter. Lily immediately perks up on seeing her father and stretches her chubby hands towards him, her little nose wrinkling in displeasure.
Castle on noticing the dark pink hoodie on his daughter he frowns, shaking his head in disbelief, “No wonder you’re cranky. Why did Mommy put you in this warm hoodie? It’s almost 80 degrees out and getting warmer by the minute.”
Castle quickly scoops up his daughter as Lily whines in response, rubbing her face with the back of her hand, “I know, lets get this hot hoodie off. Mommy is just being silly, or just paranoid really.”
He places Lily to stand on the blanket, one hand securing her waist as she begins to bounce excitedly. Castle laughs as he tugs the zipper on her hoodie with his free hand, “ Silly Mommy sees one tiny cloud in the sky and she’s gotta dress you for the next Polar Vortex.”
Lily squeals as Castle tosses the hoodie behind her, and fixes the little flower headband. Lily grips his fingers as she bounces in excitement, as Castle opens her arms he pauses on seeing the cursive font on the front of Lily’s onesie, ‘Sorry Ladies, my Daddy is taken!’
Castle throws back his head and laughs, at which Lily immediately begins to laugh copying Castle as she continues to bounce, her tiny hand tightening around Castle’s finger, “Think Mommy is trying to tell me something?”
“Not you, just the gaggle of fangirls that seem to think our daughter is an invitation to chat you up.” A familiar teasing voice calls out.
Both Castle and Lily turn their heads to the familiar voice as Lily starts squealing louder on seeing her mother, as she tries to get out of her father’s grasp despite the fact that she can’t even stand on her own.
Kate laughs at the greeting as she plops next to the pair, scooping up her daughter out of her husband’s arms and peppers kisses on her squealing daughter’s cheek, “Hi ladybug.”
“Parking?” Castle inquires, knowing that Kate had insisted they took her Crown Vic. despite the impracticality of driving in the city.
“35th.” Kate says with a huff, “You were right, taking a cab would have been much easier.”
“You heard that Lily? Mommy said I was right.” Castle tells their daughter seriously almost as though the baby can understand him, “You’re my witness, baby bear.”
Kate rolls her eyes at the nickname as Lily grabs Castle’s nose squeezing it tightly, causing both adults to laugh.
“Oh and my ‘gaggle’ of fangirls know I’m taken.” Castle points out, responding to Kate’s initial comment as he rubs Lily’s round belly, earning giggles in response.
“I know, I just thought it was cute.” Kate says with a grin as she holds up their daughter for him to see, “and it matches with her cute headband.”
CASTLE AU | Castle is a spy and Beckett is a world-class seductress (requested by this—masquerade)
Nathan was brilliant in this
sceneepisode. Look at his face. He’s so heartbroken and he doesn’t want to leave her like that but he knows he cannot watch her go and get herself killed (again) because he loves her so much and it breaks him just to think about losing her and… omg, baby let me hug you.
Sometimes I forget that they’re acting.
a writer and his muse
It’s 3am and everyone has migrated to their rooms. The band and DJ have called it a night and they bare a farewell to their final guest.
Kate finds a chair to sit down on amd castle joins her.
"You tired?" He asks.
“Just a little,it’s been a long day,” She rests her head against the back of the chair and strokes the side of his arm. “I’m usually tucked up by now.”
"I somehow don’t want it to end.." he squeezes the top of her knee.
"Me neither babe." She flashes a smile and traces circles around his chin with her thumb.
"So, you know i only got to have one dance with you all night? I was wondering if you’d like one more to conclude tonight." He wiggles his eye brows at her.
She furrowed hers and said,
“But there’s no music castle?”
"So, we’ll make our own." He rises from his chair and holds out his hand.
She takes it and they trail to the deserted dance floor and their only source of light is from the candle lit lanterns hanging from the canopy above them.
He hooks his arm around her waist and hold her agaisnt his chest.
"I dont have the best voice Mrs Castle, but allow me my five minutes of fame.."
She huffs a laugh into the crook of his neck because she knows in 50 years when they’re old and grey, they’ll be bickering about something stupid and she’ll look back to this very moment as they slowly sway on the varnished dancefloor just her and him under the stars and she’ll be reminded it was one of the happiest moments of her life with the man she can now call her husband.
And so he began..
“Oh you dream maker, you heart breaker, where ever you’re going, im going your way
Two drifters off to see the world, there’s such a lot of world to see. Oh we’re after the same rainbows end. Waiting ‘round the bend, my huckleberry friend. Moon river and me…
Hmmm hmmm hm hm .. “
"You make it so easy to love you." She whispers. "There is no where on earth i’d rather be right now, "she lifts her head from his chest and gazes into his blue eyes. "Other than your arms."
They both smile in sync.
"We’ve got the stars above us, and the world at our feet." He bows his head down and nudges his nose with hers.
"Yes we do Mr castle." She plants a tiny kiss on the tip of his nose and returns to her resting spot against his chest.
This time he holds her a little tighter. He never wants to let her go.
10 Weeks Of Hiatus: Season 6 Appreciation Challenge SIX family moments:
"I keep making the mistake of thinking he’s family. But he’s not. You are."
Some of my favourite moments this season.
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This is what I love about Winter. You wake up in the middle of the night, maybe just to pee or get water or something, look out the window and see this. It’s so beautiful. And it’s silent; you have no idea that it’s happening until you just look. It almost seems fake. And it makes your bed seem way more comfortable, for whatever reason.
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#he’s surprised to find that he wakes before her #especially since they were making love until the wee hours of the morning #but he finds that he doesn’t mind being up early at all #not when he gets to see her like this #soft and unguarded and peaceful and so so gorgeous #more gorgeous every year he thinks #and it makes his heart swell to the point of bursting #he feels like he can barely hold it all in sometimes #the love that he has for her overflowing at every turn #and the amazing part is that she gives it all back to him #wholeheartedly and without reservations #completely hopeless and in this thing just as deeply as he is #she uses words like ‘forever’and ‘always’ #and maybe for the first time he in his life #with this extraordinary woman #he finally believes in those things too #he crawls back into bed with her #gathers her into his arms and presses his front tightly to her back #and as the warmth of her body and breath lulls him back to sleep #he realizes once again that she was right #he really had no idea (X)