The Night - Original Writing

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Castle woke up with bleary eyes and a dull headache. He had been up late writing and couldn 't even remember when he had went to bed last night-probably sometime early this morning. Beckett had awoken quite a while ago, judging by the coolness of the sheets, and had let him sleep a bit longer. He shuffled into the bathroom, turning on the light, and squinted at the in"tensity of the brightness. Definitely had a headache. As he washed his face he felt a bit of stubble and made a mental note to shave. Making his way into the kitchen, he was greeted with the sight of his girlfriend flipping pancakes and the smell of coffee brewing. Filled with happiness at how comfortable Beckett seemed in his home (that he hoped would soon be their home), he hugged her from behind with a dopey grin on his face. "Morning beautiful," he murmured in her ear. "Morning to you too," she said, turning to give him a quick peck on the lips. "Help yourself to some pancakes. I 'm just about done." Lost in his own little world, castle did not notice the quirk of her lips or the mischievous glint in her eyes. Castle sat down on a stool at the island, making a smiley face on his pancakes with whipped cream and Beckett joined him, placing a cup of coffee beside his plate. He grinned at her, looking a bit like the face on his pancakes. He looked quite adorable and Beckett felt almost guilty for what she did to his pancakes. Almost. With a look of absolute bliss Castle finally took the first bite of his

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