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She pulls away from the kiss and stares at him with wide eyes. Did she really just kiss him, kiss Castle? He’s staring back at her with the same surprised expression on his face.
“I – sorry,” Kate stammers.
“You’re sorry?” he winces. “Because I’m not.”
“No, no, it was my mistake. I guess I was just reading your signals wrong. You probably weren’t giving me signals at all,” he starts rambling as he begins gathering up his laptop like he plans to go hideaway in his room.
“Castle,” she tries again.
“I’m just going to go over there and –”
She grabs his wrist, pulling him back down to the couch. Once he’s sitting again, she reaches for his face and pulls him in for another kiss. She deepens this one, making it last longer than the first. He takes over control and gets her to moan. He pulls away this time, keeping his forehead against hers.
“What just happened?” he breathes.
“It’s called a kiss, Castle. How long has it been for you?”
He huffs, shoving her arm as he moves away.
“I could ask you the same thing,” he tells her. “How many failed dates did tonight make?”
She takes the pillow from the end of the couch and chucks it at him. He catches it and throws it back at her. It smacks her in the shoulder and they both start laughing.
“So was I reading signals from you correctly?” Castle asks tentatively.
Kate sighs, flopping back against the couch. “I don’t know. I wasn’t trying to send out signals but…”
She shakes her head, biting her lower lip as she trails off.
She looks over at him. “I’ve never really thought about there being an us. You’re my roommate, my friend…”
“But?” Castle presses again.
“Maybe you’re right. Maybe all of these dates have gone so badly because I keep expecting someone to treat me the way you do.”
“You expect them to throw pillows at you?”
Kate laughs. “No. I expect there to be this instant connection with them like we had when we met. But it’s just not there because none of them are you. And I’ve never thought of our connection as something that could be sexual, but nobody knows me better than you do. And there are all of those clichés about falling in love with your best friend…”
“So, are you saying you want to try this?”
She reaches for his hand and squeezes. “I want to try this.”
"At least we have each other."
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Mr. Castle, we do not make faces in my classroom.
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