I was asked upthread to describe “the scene” again. I was just thinking about it for the 198,546,876th time.
So the scene literally begins where the scene in Always ends. Kate takes Castle by the hand and leads him to his bedroom. I thought that was interesting by itself because I’ve never really been clear of the layout of Castle’s loft. So when they get to the bed they stand for a moment just looking at each other in this very intense, very intimate, very arousing way. It’s like they’re just laid bare, standing there in front of each other, in good lighting. IIR, there’s either more kissing or RC takes off her shirt. I think he takes off her shirt, actually. He unbuttons it and pulls it off her shoulders while staring into her eyes, and one of her bra straps had slid down (her right one) so she looks naked. That part was so fucking hot, my mouth dropped open in shock. For some reason, to me, it was hotter than the kissing. It was the intensity of their expressions, the intimacy of the moment, and the arousal between them. Next RC gently laid her down on the bed (also hot because he’s taking the lead for once) and climbs on top of her, kissing her. So it ends with topless KB on the bed with RC literally on top of her and them locked in a passionate kiss.
The level of intensity in that scene was similar to when RC unbuttoned her shirt and you hear him breathing heavy and their hands go over her bullet scar. The deleted scene was mostly non kissing but still ridiculously hot because of that level of intimacy and raw desire.