"So, what do you think happens now?" "Everything that happens next."
Look at how completely and utterly HAPPY and GLOWING she is. She finally took that leap and opened her heart 110% and she just couldn’t wait to marry this man that she’s loved for so long, before she even realized just how much she loved him or fully knew what love was. It was a long journey for her, but so very much worth it, because now she knows what it’s like before fully let him in and started a relationship with him, and she never ever wants to go back to that. It would kill her to go back to that. He is her home.
And Booth is just gobsmacked by her beauty and the fact that he finally gets to marry the woman that he knew he loved right from the beginning. The woman that instantly made him stop gambling pretty much the moment he met her.
Espo’s finest hour. I’d love to see them delve back into his story a little bit more, focused around his time in the military, and his transition to the NYPD afterwards. Seems like a rich part of his history to explore.
Do we have an idea of how long he was in the Army before joining the NYPD? I assume he enlisted right out of high school and went to college later.
He did two tours and was in Special Forces. I peg him as at the same age as Castle, and have him headcanoned as serving around decade in the military, getting out as a senior NCO (definitely don’t see him having a commission) and then joining the NYPD after going to university on the GI bill. Remember he graduated from the fictional Hudson University. So military for 10 years after high school = 28 + 3/4 years of university = 32 + 6-7 years as a beat cop and then Robbery as well as Gangs Task Force = late 30s-40 as of the start of the series.
You never told him how you stood in line for an hour just to get your book signed? How his novels got you through your mother’s death?
#castle #all i can think about is how his books helped her through the darkest time in her life #years and YEARS before they even met #and now #in all these moments where she’s uncertain and scared she asks him for his words #his stories #to give her some hope #to give her strength to keep going #and i can’t help thinking she’s remembering how he unknowingly saved her life all those years back #except this time it’s not just words on a page because he’s actually THERE with her #everything comes full circle so perfectly #i legitimately do not understand how this ship exists