Till death do us part dating
" she says in a low voice and his hand reflexively tightens before loosening and dropping back to his side.He swallows heavily as she leans back, offers him a bright smile, hoping that for now that is enough.Castle doesn't miss the sidelong glance she sends his way as Ryan and Jenny share their first kiss as husband and wife. "Dance with me, Kate."She barely suppresses a shiver at the sound of her first name rolling off of his tongue and before her mind has a chance to concoct a set of excuses, she's setting aside her own glass and taking his hand, allowing him to lead her onto the dance floor.He smirks to himself, feels a wave of hope and love wash over him. They find an open space near the middle of the floor and Castle wastes no time in wrapping an arm firmly around her waist and holding her close.But she still has a long way to go before the PTSD is completely gone and before she truly feels comfortable saying that her mom's case and her own shooting aren't still haunting her.Still, she feels the urge to give him some sort of reassurance, a promise that he's not waiting for nothing and that she working on being better.
Which is why this dance has so quickly turned into more than a dance.Across the room, Espo is dancing with Lanie and Castle catches Lanie's eye, sees her smile to herself and then speak under her breath to Javi.He twirls them to catch a view himself and Castle throws a small smile in his direction, runs his hand gently up and down the lower curve of Kate's spine.She shivers unexpectedly, feels it ripple through her entire body, because she's at a wedding dancing with Castle and she knows she's not ready to dive in just yet but she never wants to leave his arms. Four songs later, however, she decides that maybe a bit of space between them would be nice because between his touch and his proximity and his warm breath in her ear, Kate's not sure how much longer she can contain herself. My feet could use a break."A convenient excuse, and entirely true, actually, but not the real reason for her suggestion.So when the music ends she steps back slightly, lifts her eyes to find Castle gazing at her adoringly, completely smitten. Castle shrugs, tries to disguise the flash of sadness or disappointment or something that flashes through his eyes but Kate catches it just before he manages to squelch it."Don't worry, there's plenty more time to dance later," she murmurs, squeezes his shoulder reassuringly.
Before she can decide how best to convey this, Lanie swoops in, insists upon stealing a dance with Kate, and she really can't say no to her best friend.