Hey, remember that video where Castle and Beckett gave award presenting advice and practically made out without their lips even touching? Yeah, never getting over that one.
In my head there is now this whole scenario where Caskett are called to a crime scene where a girl has been found dead in front of her computer with that advice video playing on repeat and Lanie declares cause of death as Caskett overload AND THEN THEY HAVE TO ARREST THEMSELVES FOR MURDER AND GO TO JAIL AND HAVE HOT PRISON SEX FOR EVER AND EVER.
Okay, so here’s my response to the prompt from ‘socutherthehelldown’ (sorry, I’m on my iPad so I can’t do links). It’s a little random, and I just threw it together without editing so don’t judge me ;P
Anyway, the prompt was the deleted Jim/Castle scene from Knockdown. Hope you like it :)
Jim Beckett could still clearly remember the night his daughter went to her first prom. It’s the kind of thing a father never forgets; seeing his baby girl go through one of the many rites of passage into becoming an adult, seeing her trade her customary jeans and leather jacket for a floor-length gown and heels, her eyes bright and her grin quick as she waited for the moment when her date would arrive.
The date- the latest in the long line of Katie’s admirers, a veritable crowd of hopeful boys that were the bane of any father’s existence- Jim remembered just as clearly. When he’d knocked upon the door at precisely the appointed time, he’d been a sweaty-palmed, awkward kid of eighteen; by the time he and the happy, completely oblivious Katie had left, Jim had sucessfully reduced him to a shaking, stuttering, but well-warned boy that would doubtless puzzle Katie endlessly with his reluctance to dance any closer than arms’ length.
After all, a father had certain duties; torturing the boyfriend amongst them. Which was exactly why, almost thirteen years- and in many ways, a lifetime- later, he stood quietly in his daughter’s kitchen, controlling a smile as he put on the exact same expression he’d worn in his ‘discussion’ with Katie’s date all those years ago.
I gotta ask. What was your reaction when you saw that video?
Just kidding. Pants definitely remained in place. As for my actual reaction (thank you so much for asking btw, totally made my day), I can describe exactly what it was. Remember the scene in 3x10 when Beckett pops one more button outside the Old Haunt? You know how Castle just stands there completely dumbstruck until she walks away, and then he does this reflexive little gasp/inhale thing that makes you realise that he’d completely stopped breathing until that point? Well, that was me. Literally, the gasp was exactly the same, and the shell-shocked expression was no doubt identical.
Honestly, I feel like I practically just watched porn.
Right now, there are a couple of guys in the dorm room next to mine playing 'Piano Man' on the keyboard and singing- which is almost as cool as the other night at dinner when I unintentionally managed to start half the people on my table singing it...
So, here’s a little game. It’s called the Elevator Three, and it goes like this:
Now, just imagine you were to get stuck in an elevator, all alone with one other person, a person who is entirely of your choosing. But before you think of choosing your mother, or your bestie, just get this clear: for reasons which no one playing this game has ever quite understood, you will inevitably be having a steamy session of elevator love with your appointed person. Therefore, choose wisely.
But, out of pure generosity, you may have not just one, but three options for whom this person shall be.
(Note: only one person is allowed in the elevator besides yourself. This is not an orgy, kids.)
Now, those of you who are attached, no putting down your spouse- this is your freebie list, if you will. You know, those few special people that if the opportunity ever arose… well, anyhow, this here is your opportunity.
So, your challenge has been set. Go forth and reblog with your Elevator Three!
Here’s mine to start the ball rolling (it probably won’t roll at all anyway but I’m bored and procrastinating so let’s give it a shot):
#1 Wentworth Miller (aka Michael Scofield from Prison Break, aka man of my dreams)
#2 Hugh Jackman (aka general perfection)
#3 Stana Katic (aka Kate Beckett in Castle, aka surprise contender for a place in the elevator of a female previously thought to be completely straight)