I love how serious he is when he asks her. That’s always been something she’s wondered about him—can he be serious when he needs to be, when she needs him to be? But of course we all know that he’s never more serious than when it comes to how much he loves her. There’s no joking, no smirk—just the earnest sincerity of a man who knows what he wants and desperately needs her to know how serious he is about this, about her, about them. Richard Castle isn’t scared of much, but he’s terrified of losing her—not to a new job or a new city, but to her own fears an insecurities about him. So he puts it all on the line, he takes the next leap forward and hopes to God she’s going to follow him. Because he’s ready—they’re ready. They’ve been friends for five years, learning everything there is to know about one another, breaking down walls and facing down death and falling in love. “Always” has a new meaning now, but that promise of forever has been there for so long between them—and that’s why this proposal felt so earned, so real, and so right.
“We had a fight,ok?”
#i really enjoyed the whole ep but this was my very favorite #god this just means so so many things #she literally dumps the coffee out between to sinks #it splatters and makes a mess because it’s straddling the line between two different places #i just love the visual of that #because it’s beckett#she’s torn and she’s wearing herself out because she can’t make it work perfectly #she’s aiming for one but she’s holding back and she misses both#it leaves her messy and frustrated and things don’t end up how she wanted them to #i like to think this subconsciously flipped the switch for her #that she knew she couldn’t keep holding back and had to address it #because holding back made a mess #and then she resolved her choice thinking it would be a mess #but it turns out that she just might clear that divider #I FUCKING LOVE THIS SHOW AND EVERYTHING IT CHOOSES TO BE (x)
I know you. You do not hold back. Except this thing with Katherine. It took you what? Three years to tell her how you felt, another year to act on it, and now, first sign of trouble you’re ready to run. Why?
“I’ve decided I want more. We both deserve more”
#I’d just like to point something out with this scene #for those who missed it #he never gave her an ultimatum #never told her she had to choose between the job or him #he didn’t let her decide because she shouldn’t have to #because he promised her always #and so he proposed #on their swings #with no hesitance of what he wanted #her #no matter what happens #that’s where he’ll be #always (x)