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Chapter 2

“How did you get separated from your mom?” L asked the boy as they moved through the crowd, looking for someone who looked like they were frantically looking for someone.

“She told me to run, that the bad men were here,” he answered seriously.  L and Light looked at each other and stopped walking.  Light squatted down so that he was eye level with Akihiko.

“Your mom told you to run?” he asked, “Are you sure she said something about bad men?”

He nodded.  “Mama was afraid the bad men would get me so she told me to run.”

“It looks like we may have something a bit more serious than a lost child,” L said looking around and then looked at the boy.  “Can you remember where you were when your mom told you to run?” he asked.

“We were looking at toys in the window,” the youngster said with a smile, “I saw a robot I really liked and mama said that maybe we could get it after daddy came back.”  L smiled and ruffled his hair, the mention of a robot made him think of Near when he was young.  He then looked around and spotted the toy store on the next corner

“I see the store Light, let’s go over there, she’s probably looking for him there,” he said and Light nodded, holding tight to Akihiko’s hand as they walked.

“Do you know who these bad men could be?” he asked the child who shook his head.

“No, but they scared my daddy too…he’s gone so they can’t find him mama said,” he said and Light frowned looking at L.

“This really sounds bad,” he said as they reached the store.  L stopped and tilted his head as if he were listening for something then looked at Light.

“Did you hear that?” he asked and  Light stopped and concentrated on the sounds, and beyond the normal crowd sounds he began to hear what sounded like a struggle, and a muffled scream.  He nodded and looked towards the direction the sounds were coming from. It was on the other side of the toy store, a small side street, and they weren’t the only ones who had noticed the sounds.  People were beginning to turn and stare down the street.  L picked up the boy and they moved quickly towards the street, as the sounds got louder.  Light reached inside his coat and put his hand on his gun as they rounded the corner.

In front of them were several parked cars, and at the end of the street they saw two men dragging a woman towards one of the parked cars.  She was dragging her feet, fighting them as hard as she could and trying to scream around the hand that was clamped around her mouth.

“Get back!” Light yelled to the crowd gathering behind him and then turning back towards the men dragging the woman.

“Stop!” he yelled pulling out his gun, “NPA! Stop and put your hands up!”  They stopped for a moment startled, then one of them reached inside his coat and pulled his own gun and began shooting.  L wrapped his arms around the boy and hit the ground,  rolling them behind a car for cover and covering the child’s body with his own.  People began screaming and running away as Light moved behind the parked car for cover as well and returned the fire, hitting the shooter in the chest.

“Let her go!!” Light yelled moving from behind the car and moving towards them, gun still drawn.

“Mama!!!” Akihiko cried out from under L and tried to scramble away from him, but L held him tightly.   His mother tried pulling away from her captor again, screaming the boy’s name; and this time managing to kick backwards against his knee.  He howled in pain and pushed her away from him.  She stumbled but righted herself and ran towards her son.  Just as she got to where Light was standing, the man who had been holding her had regained himself , pulled his own gun and fired at her hitting her in the back.  The force propelled her in Light’s arms making him unable to fire to stop the shooter from getting into the car over his accomplices body and taking off.

Akihiko tore away from L to run to his mother as Light sank to the ground holding her in his arms.  L grabbed his phone and called for an ambulance as he ran to light’s side.  The boy ran to his mother crying for her and hugging her.  She opened her eyes long enough to smile at her son and reached up to touch his face.

“It’s alright Aki,” she whispered, “It’s alright.”

“You’re going to be fine,” Light was telling her, “There’s an ambulance on the way, just hold on.” He looked up at L who was kneeling next to him for confirmation but didn’t like what he saw.  L was looking at the amount of blood on the ground; and knew that bullet did serious damage.   He placed his hands on her back and applied pressure to stem the bleeding, continuing until the ambulance arrived and the attendants put her onto the stretcher.

“Light…this isn’t your fault,” he said helping him stand, “You did everything you could, it all happened so quickly.   I’ll go with the boy in the ambulance; I know you have to stay here and secure the area until the backup arrives and give your report.  I’ll call you and tell you where we are,” Light nodded but continued to stare down at his bloodied hands, and every cry Akihiko made for his mother shook him.  L touched his face to make him look at him.

“Light…none of this is your fault,” he repeated again and this time Light nodded with a deep breath.

“I know…”

“I’ll call you…” L said again and ran for the ambulance.  Light turned and watched the ambulance pull out and disappear into the traffic, and he could hear the sound of police sirens coming closer.  He holstered his gun and walked over to the body of the man he shot and began looking for ID.
L held the boy in his lap as the EMT’s stabilized his mother, talking to him to try to keep him as calm as possible.

“Why won’t she wake up?” Akihiko asked him and L sighed.

“She’s been hurt, she’s resting so she can heal,” he told him, “She’ll wake up when she’s better.” He then cursed himself for saying that; he didn’t really think she was going to wake up, and putting hope in the boy’s mind was probably a bad thing to do.  But one look at the tear streaked face of the boy in his lap made him realize any hope he could give him for as long as he could was the best thing he could do for him.  He wrapped his arms around the small, trembling body.

“Can you tell me your mom’s name?” he asked hoping he could get some information and also keep the boy’s mind working.  His facial expression changed as he began to think and rattle off what he had obviously been taught.

“My mama’s name is Hiromi and my daddy’s name is Katagi Fujimoto.  We live at 1R Apartment 103 in Maruyama Nakano-ku,” he said by rote and then looked at L. “Did I do it right?” he asked and L smiled at him and ruffled his hair.

“You did very well,” he said to him, “That’s very important information and you gave it very well. Your mother will be proud to hear how well you did.”  The boy smiled wide and then turned back to face his mother before turning back to L.

“What’s your name?” he asked.

“My name is Ryuzaki,” L answered and the boy nodded then smiled.

“Don’t you know where you live?” he asked and L laughed.

“I’m afraid I haven’t been trained as well as you have,” he said and Akihito nodded again and then looked back at his mother.
“If she keeps sleeping she must be healing good,” he said, “And then maybe we can go home soon.”

Light jumped out of the police car in front of the hospital, thanking the officer for the ride and ran in, following L’s instructions as to where they were.  Because of the situation, two uniformed officers had also been sent to protect the boy and his mother and were stationed outside of the waiting room when he arrived.  He showed them his badge and went in, finding L and the boy sitting on the floor, playing with toys.

“Hey,” he said getting down on the floor with them, “How are you doing Akihito?” he asked and the boy smiled.

“I’m okay, the doctor said they’re going to help mama,” he said moving a small car across the rug.  

“That’s great,” Light answered, “Can I borrow my friend for a few minutes to talk?” he asked and the boy nodded.  They both stood up and walked a little ways from him so he couldn’t hear.

“Prognosis?” he asked and L sighed.

“Not great. Bullet hit her spine shattering vertebrae and sending bone fragments in all directions.  If she does survive there’s a possibility she won’t ever walk again.”  L sighed and ran a hand through his hair.

“Did you get her name? Anything?” he asked.

“Yes, Akihito was able to give me that information, which in turn I sent to Watari to hunt down.  Katagi Fujimoto, the missing father, was an investment banker for Sumitomo Mitsui Trust before he disappeared.  Apparently he made a few investments on his own, rather large amounts that didn’t do as well as expected; major losses, and the money coming from sources unnamed.”  

“Perhaps our shooters,” Light said.  “No idea who they are? The body didn’t have any identification, which doesn’t really surprise me.”

“No, not yet, but Watari is working on that until I can get to my computer,” L answered and then gazed at Light, recognizing the troubled look in his eyes.  “Light…are you alright?” he asked.

“I’m okay,” he said and looked back at the boy, “How is he doing?”  L smiled.

“He’s doing very well under the circumstances, he is a very smart, very brave little boy,” he answered.

“Is there more family, in case the worst happens?” Light asked watching the boy push two cars together in a mock crash.

“I haven’t found any on the father’s side, I haven’t found out what his mother’s maiden name is to look on her side, but I will.” L answered and watched as Light walked over to the little boy and got back down on the ground with him.

“Ryuzaki tells me you’ve been a very brave and smart boy,” he said making the little boy smile.

“Mama told me to be brave before she told me to run,” he said, “How much longer do you think she has to sleep before she gets better and we can go home?”

“I’m not sure, but until she does wake up, how would you like to come home with me and Ryuzaki?” Light asked.  L blinked and got down on the floor next to Light.

“Light…I’m not sure…” he started and Light smiled.

“I am.  Where else is he going to go? He needs to be somewhere safe, and there’s no place safer than our apartment and no one would look for him there.”


“He can stay in Near’s room, there’s still toys in there he left behind, he’ll feel right at home.  Come on Ryuzaki, you know it makes sense.”  L looked at the boy and then back at Light and then sighed.

“Yes, it does make sense to keep him with us. Otherwise Family Services will take him and who knows what will happen to him,” he smiled at Akihito.  “So, would that be alright with you?” he asked.  The boy thought for a moment and then smiled.

“Okay, but only until mama wakes up, then I want to go home,” he said.

“Of course, that’s the deal,” Light answered and reached over to move some of the boy’s hair from in front of his face. “We promise to take good care of you.”   L stood up and pulled out his phone.

“Watari needs to know this is happening so he won’t be surprised,” he said.  “It’s been a while since I’ve dealt with one so young, so I’ll ask for his guidance in this matter.”  As he walked away to make the call, a doctor walked into the waiting room asking for the family of Hiromi Fujimoto.

“We are here for her,” Light said standing up and going over to him, “The only family available is her young son here. I am Detective Yagami Light of the NPA.”  The doctor nodded and walked over to him.

“Surgery is over and she has survived the surgery, however,” he looked down at the young boy playing with the toys and moved Light away from him, “Her prognosis is not good.  The bullet tore through her upper vertebrae, sending pieces everywhere.  We removed as many shards as we could find but we can’t be sure we stopped all of the internal bleeding.  Even if she were to survive she would be paralyzed from the waist down.  I’m not sure how long she has, but I don’t think it will be more than a few days if that long. I am very sorry.”   Light thanked him then turned away from the doctor and looked at the little boy as L walked over to join him.

“I take it from the expression on your face that it isn’t good news,” L said to him and Light shook his head.
“I should have moved faster, gotten her out of the way…” he said and L shook his head.

“Light you did everything you could have.  This is very unfortunate but you couldn’t have done any more.  Right now we have to concentrate on keeping Aki safe; whoever wanted his mother will want him as leverage against the father.  I’m sure he disappeared in an attempt to save his family, and they have no idea where he is otherwise they wouldn’t have tried to take Aki’s mother.    Watari will be here soon; and I’ve instructed him to meet us at the rear entrance where they pick up bodies from the morgue.  I have a feeling this hospital is being watched and walking out of the front door would not be wise.”  Light nodded and walked back over to Aki.

“Hey, it’s getting late and your mom is still sleeping.  You must be hungry by now, would you like to come with us and get something to eat?”  Aki looked up at him and nodded.
“Will my Mama be sleeping for a long time?” he asked and Light looked away for a moment before answering.

“Probably for a while, maybe tomorrow we can come back and visit.  But right now, we need to go,” he said.  The boy nodded again and stood up, picking up the toys he was using and putting them back where he had found them.  He then reached up and took Light’s hand with a wide smile.
“Can we get ice cream?  I’d like to have ice cream,” he said and Light chuckled.
“You sound like someone else I know,” he said looking at L, “And yes, we can get ice cream.”  They began to walk towards the service elevators, L following and letting Watari know they were on their way.
Chapter 1

L’s eyes narrowed behind the protective goggles he wore as he watched the target move side to side in front of him.  He had instructed that they move it back ten feet, but someone operating the targets thought it would be hilarious if it were moving as well.  So far each one of his shots had been perfect in spite of their attempts to cause otherwise, and each shot had hit the target with deadly precision.  Most of them had been body shots, centered on the heart; but he had also done disabling shots to the knee and one to the groin which had elicited a groan and laughter from Light in the aisle next to him.

“Damn Ryuzaki, that isn’t disabling that’s just cruel!” he had yelled, trying to be heard through the protective gear they were wearing to shield their ears from the noise.  L had turned and looked at him seriously for a moment as he readied for the next shot.

“I can think of no better way to disable a male and leave a lasting impression,” he had yelled back, which only made Light laugh again.  The shot hadn’t gone unnoticed from others in the shooting range either, especially those in control of the targets.  It was after that shot that the target had begun to sway back and forth after L had instructed them to move it back another couple of feet via intercom.  They were at the range for the NPA, and he wasn’t completely surprised they were having a little fun with him; he had become rather notorious as Light’s boyfriend over the past several years that Light had been there.  He’d gotten used to the looks, the nudging, and the giggles when he arrived at headquarters to the point that he didn’t see them anymore, not that he actually ever really cared in the first place.  So when the target began to sway back and forth suddenly, he smiled, accepting the challenge.

He waited until Light had his turn, watching the handsome face set in concentration as he aimed and fired several rounds in rapid succession, hitting the mark each time.  When they moved the target closer to him so he could see what he did, L nodded his approval.

“Well done, for the distance of course,” he remarked as he reloaded his gun. Light frowned at the backhanded compliment.

“Excuse me? Is that a challenge?” he asked knowing full well what the answer would be, “How far away do you want the target? I can’t think of a situation where I’d be aiming at someone in the next city!”  L shrugged his shoulders as he prepared to fire.

“Don’t exaggerate Detective Yagami,” he said with a smirk, “I am not doubting you could hit the target if it were further away from you; perhaps just not as accurately as I could.” He turned back to his still slightly swaying target and smiled, emptying his gun before putting it down.   He pushed the button that would move his target to him to see the damage.  As it neared, Light saw there were no hits to the head, nor the chest which were L’s usual spots.  

“Oh too bad Ryuzaki,” he said with an almost evil chuckle, “I guess you found your limit.”

L said nothing until the target was closer and Light suddenly stopped laughing.  The target had all six shots in one place, in his groin, and the shots made a smiley face.  Light stared at it open mouthed and then turned on L.

“You bastard!” he said finally making L laugh as he put down the gun.

“I think that’s enough for today,” he said continuing to look at Light under his lashes as he looked down at his gun preparing it to leave, knowing Light would not let that stand.

“Not yet!” Light nearly growled and raised his gun, signaling for them to move his target back a few feet and then emptied his own gun.  L had to raise an eyebrow in surprise as he watched the target’s head completely blow off under the barrage of Light’s shots.

He crossed his arms as the headless target was moved closer, and looked over at the triumphant look on Light’s face.

“Well, well I stand corrected,” he said, “You can hit the target that far away, and employ a bit of overkill as well.  Bravo, Light.”  He smirked and walked away from him heading for the door.  Light stared after him wondering why he felt like he had received a back handed compliment and began putting his gun away.

“Wait a minute,” he called after him and sprinted to catch up, “Didn’t you think that was impressive?”  L smiled at him and nodded.

“Of course it was impressive,” he said as they walked out of the door together, “Just a bit unnecessary don’t you think? Are you planning to behead the next criminal you are up against?”

“Well…of course not…but you…you made a smiley face!!” Light defended and L grinned and pet Light’s face.

“I did, didn’t I?” he said then began walking again, “And you retaliated by blowing its head off.  You could have made a smiley face too, you know.  Come, I’m hungry, let’s get lunch.” He added as he walked.

“Then you would have accused me of copying you,” Light answered, “And said something smart ass about my not being able to come up with something different. I was screwed no matter what I did.”  L smiled at him again.

“It was only shooting practice, no need to get so testy,” he said, “I’ll make it up to you after lunch.” Light raised an eyebrow.

“How?” he asked.

“You decide,” L answered and then looked around. “There’s a nice café right on the corner,” he said and moved in that direction.

“I’m going to hold you to that,” Light said with a smirk, “Anything?”

“Of course, as long as it doesn’t involve blowing my head off,” L told him as they walked into the café then stopped to look at him, “I’m game for anything.” He smiled seductively then went towards a booth, “Anything that will help your wounded pride.”

“My pride is not wounded,” Light defended as he sat down across from him, “I just know how you work.”  L chuckled as the waitress came to the table and he ordered two coffees as he perused the menu.

“And I know you, and just like me you would never let a challenge stand unanswered, “Even something as trivial as a shooting range challenge.”

“Ryuzaki, you were showing off to those idiots who were messing with your target,” Light told him as he fixed his coffee, “Not that I blame you.” He added.

“It isn’t showing off if you show what you’re capable of,” L corrected, “They assumed they had me at a disadvantage; I had to show them that was not the case.”  Light laughed before taking a sip.

“You certainly proved that,” he agreed.

“And you took it as a challenge to yourself as well,” he added sipping his own coffee.

“Because it was, don’t pretend like it wasn’t Ryuzaki.”  L smiled at him.

“Perhaps on a secondary level. But if we don’t challenge each other it becomes boring,” he grinned, “And we can’t have that.”

“Don’t worry, when we get home you won’t be bored,” Light promised him and it was L’s turn to chuckle.

“We shall see.  I’m giving you free reign, don’t waste it.” He leaned forward and licked Light’s nose quickly.

Light reached up and rubbed his nose.  “Don’t be disgusting in public,” he said, a small blush rising to his face, “And don’t worry, I won’t waste it.”  In retaliation he slipped one shoe off and ran his foot up L’s leg but didn’t stop there.  He zeroed in on his crotch and once reaching it wriggled his toes against it.  

L nearly spit his coffee, making a strangled noise.  He looked at Light, his wide eyes narrowing as he did.

“I see, you are still in a competitive mindset,” he said reaching down and slapping Light’s foot away.  “May I suggest a truce until after lunch? It could get ugly and we wouldn’t want that to happen in public.”   Light laughed and nodded.

“I agree.  I’ll save it for when we get home,” he said then decided what he wanted for lunch as the waitress reappeared to take their order.

“So, have you decided exactly how you’re going to extract payment from me for your wounded pride?” L asked as they got up from the table and headed for the door.

“I told you my pride isn’t wounded, you just can’t get away with being so cocky all the time,” L answered as he walked out, “My pride is completely in….ooof!” the wind was knocked out of Light as a small child ran into him at full speed, knocking him backwards to the ground.
“Mama!!  Mama!!” the child was crying as he fought to get away from Light.

“Hold on…” Light said after catching his breath, “What…Mama?” he asked in confusion and L chuckled as he bent down to be face to face with the boy.

“Are you lost?” he asked softly and the child nodded tearfully as Light straightened himself up.

“Where did you come from?” he asked brushing himself off, “Why were you running?”

The boy pointed to the crowd in the direction he had been running from, trying not to cry. “I lost…I lost my Mama!” he cried and both L and Light looked at the direction and then back at him.  Light smiled and pushed the child’s hair out of his eyes.

“Why don’t you tell me your name and we’ll walk back there with you and find your mother,” he said reaching down and taking the child’s hand. “I’m sure we can find her, she’s probably looking everywhere for you.”  

“Akihiko,” the boy answered, “I’m five years old.” He said proudly with a smile.  L looked into the bustling crowd on the street.

“He probably just got turned around after getting crushed in the crowd,” he said and smiled at how Light was handling the child, he wouldn’t have expected it after such a harsh meeting.

“Come on then,” Light said squeezing the boy’s hand, “Let’s go find her.”  He looked over at L.  “If we don’t find her soon we may have to take him to a nearby station. She’d probably go there eventually to try to find him.”  L nodded as they headed into the crowd, searching for someone who would be frantically scanning the crowd.
This has been a good time for Death Note Fans. First there was the musical in April, then the recent live action drama series that just finished which turned out to be a lot better than I suspected it would be.  And the actor portraying Light (Kubota Masataka) was so brilliant that the drama is all his.  Everyone else was excellent too, but Masataka was amazing.  Now there's a new movie in the works with a new storyline which I admit is interesting, being a sequel to the three Japanese movies, and I'm looking forward to that.  There's the broadcasting of the musical on Japanese tv  on October 17th 2015, at 8pm and November 7th 2015, at 6.30pm. I'm sure after those broadcasts we'll find them uploaded somewhere!! Then December 1st is the release of the blu-ray boxed set of the anime series which will also include the two Re-Light specials (which I wasn't overly thrilled with but they were still interesting).  How's everyone else feeling about all of the DN activity?
“I’ll be right back,” Light told him as he went to the door, “I have to turn in a few papers and this report and pick up whatever new projects they’ve come up with, unless you’d rather I stay.  I can get someone else to do that for me…” Lawliet looked up from his laptop and shook his head.

“I’ll be fine, I’m sure you won’t be gone too long,” he assured him not happy that he didn’t sound as sure as he wanted to. Light nodded and picked up the things he needed before going to the door.

“I’m locking the door behind me, not that I think it’s necessary but I think you’ll feel better if I do.” Light added as he opened the door and then smiled back at him. “You should get up from that desk and lay down for a while anyway.”  Lawliet waved him away with his hand.

“I’m fine.  Go do your errands and don’t worry about me,” he told him without even looking up from the screen.  Light watched him type furiously on his keyboard for a moment, then turned and left the room.  As long as he was working he knew he’d be fine, but he didn’t want to leave him alone for very long.  He knew Lawliet was putting on more of a brave face than he actually felt anyway.  He locked the door and then sprinted down the stairs.

The moment he heard the lock turn in the door Lawliet stopped typing and released a shaky breath.  He hoped he had convinced Light that he was alright being alone for a bit; it was bad enough he had asked Light to stay with him instead of going to classes, he didn’t want him to know just how scared of being alone he really was. He got up from behind the desk and slowly walked to the door, checking to make sure it was indeed locked.  He walked back to the desk and sat down, telling himself how ridiculous he was being, everything was fine, B was locked away, no one was going to hurt him.  He went back to the case he was working on, his eyes darting to every shadow and corner of the room as he went back to his desk.  He began to type and then angrily shoved the laptop away from him. He was angry that B had done this to him, angry that his brother had so much power over him still, and angry that he couldn’t control his own fear.  “I won’t let you do this, I won’t let you control me!” he shouted to the empty room as he got control of himself.  He reached for the laptop again began to work, pushing his fear out of his mind.

By the time he got to the bottom and had entered the general area Light heard someone calling his name and he stopped with a sigh, knowing exactly who it was.  He turned around to see Misa moving quickly to catch up with him, a smile on her face that made him wonder what was going on.

“Light!  Wait for a moment I want to talk to you,” she called out as she moved towards him.

“Misa, I don’t think we have very much to say to each other anymore, and after what you did to Lawliet…” she stopped and sighed.

“I know, and I’m sorry Light, I really am.  I was just so angry and hurt and I know that if he didn’t exist we’d still be together and I just…lashed out.  It’s that I do really love you Light.”  He looked at her sadly and ran a hand through his hair.

“You’re right Misa,” he answered, “If Lawliet didn’t exist, we probably would be together and we would be living a lie,” he sighed and looked away, “If that’s all you wanted to talk about we’re done.  I appreciate your apology but I have to get to my classes…” he began to move away.

“No, that wasn’t all.  I am sorry for hurting him if only because it hurt you, and I don’t want you mad at me.  But my main reason for looking for you is because my parents are planning to come for graduation.”

“That’s very nice for you, I’m sure they’ll be proud of you,” he answered and again tried to move away.

“They gave me a message to give to you,” she said quickly. “They understand that after what happened to you and Lawliet that there were bound to be feelings that happened between you, you know shared trauma feelings, but they think that maybe after time has gone by that will wear off.”

“Misa they don’t understand anything if that’s what they think,” he said, a little anger beginning to show.

“Well…they also said that they would be happy to take you home with us after graduation, and explain everything to your parents and pick up where we left off before all of this.  You could patch everything up with your family again.  Light, my parents really like you and they know how much I love you and…..”

“Misa stop!” he shouted to stop her from going any further, “While I appreciate what your family is trying to do, there is no patching anything up with my family, I’ve already made peace with that.  But I have cared for Lawliet for a long time, this hasn’t just happened after the attack.  But it was the attack that made me not want to hide it anymore because I could have lost him and never had this chance.  I am really sorry you’re getting hurt by this, but there is never going to be a time when I don’t love Lawliet and come back to you, especially since you never really had me in the first place. I’m very sorry, but the sooner you realize that the better it’s going to be for you.  I will always be your friend Misa, but that’s all I can ever be to you.”

“Maybe, but maybe not,” she answered, “I just wanted to let you know what my parents said, just in case you realized you made a mistake,” she smiled at him, “And that I’ll be waiting if you do.” She leaned forward and kissed his cheek.  

“I have to get to my teachers and get a list of assignments for the week so I can keep an eye on Lawliet,” he said moving away, “Excuse me.” He moved quickly to his first class and took a deep breath.  Obviously she wasn’t going to believe it until she was on the plane to Japan and he wasn’t there.  He couldn’t really blame her, he couldn’t a remember a time that their parents hadn’t been grooming them both for marrying each other; if anyone was to blame it was their parents and she got caught in the middle.  He sighed again as he moved quickly down the hall; he couldn’t worry about that right now, he had to get his work so he could get back to Lawliet.  

Wammy knocked on Lawliet’s door before trying to open it.  When he realized it was locked he knocked again and when he still didn’t get an answer he began to be concerned.  He pulled the key from his pocket and opened it quickly.  “Lawliet?” he called as he walked into the room.  He closed the door and as he walked further in he saw the reason why he hadn’t answered.  Lawliet had fallen asleep at the desk, draped over his laptop.  

“Lawliet….” He said as he gently shook the boy’s shoulder; “You should go back to bed…”  Lawliet’s eyes opened slowly and he lifted his head.  His eyes were out of focus as he became aware, and  all he saw was a shadowy figure looming over him.   Lawliet started violently, crying out and falling backwards in an effort to pull away from the figure, the chair flying backwards sending the teen crashing to the ground.  His hands immediately coming up in self-defense against whatever attack he was sure was coming, as he cried “No…please” over and over, his eyes shut tightly.

“Lawliet it’s me, it’s Wammy!” the older man said as he rushed to help him, “It’s only me,” he said again as he reached for his arms to calm him down.  Lawliet pulled away before the words penetrated the terror in his mind and he finally opened his eyes.

“Wammy?” he asked, his eyes still wide with fear and darting all around the room.

“Yes, son it’s me; no one else is here.  You fell asleep at the computer and I tied to wake you…”

“He wasn’t here?  I…I thought he was here, I thought he was going to kill me,” he burst into tears as Wammy pulled the trembling teen against him,

“It’s alright, he’s not here, you’re safe,” he told him in a soothing voice.

“I’m so afraid, I don’t want to be afraid,” he cried against him, “I can’t be afraid, L’s not afraid…” the words coming out almost in a babbled stream as if trying to convince himself.

“You are allowed to be afraid of being hurt,” Wammy told him, “You’ve suffered a great trauma at the hands of your own flesh and blood, that’s enough reason. But you must realize that he is locked away from you, he is not able to get to you to hurt you, and in time he will no longer want to hurt you. Now come, get off of the floor and let me put you to bed.”  He said as he began to help him to his feet.

Light frowned when he used his key to open the door and discovered it was unlocked.  He was sure he had locked it, he knew he had…he quickly opened the door and with one look at the situation he was running across the room, dropping books and papers as he did.

“God…Lawliet…what happened…are you okay?” he asked moving to hold him.  Lawliet immediately moved from Wammy to Light’s arms.  

“He awoke from a nap very badly I’m afraid,” Wammy said watching him, “He needs to go to bed, he took a bad spill.”  Light nodded and began to walk with him to the bedroom.

“I’m sorry Light, I’m just so scared all the time….” Light shushed him as they got into the bedroom.

“It’s okay, I’m not going to leave you alone again until you get over this, it’s okay,” he assured him and helped him get into bed, frowning at how much he was still trembling.

“I’ll make him some tea, that will help calm him,” Watari offered from the doorway and Light nodded as he made sure Lawliet was safely in bed.  He moved to go back into the living room to pick up his books and papers and Lawliet’s vice grip on his arm stopped him.  

“It’s okay babe, I’m just going to get my things so I can work right here, they’re just in the living room, I’m not leaving the apartment.”  Lawliet relaxed his grip and Light leaned down to kiss his cheek, then moved quickly into the next room to gather his things and his laptop, moving quickly to get back into the bedroom.

Watari came in with a tray with tea for both of them and snacks and set them on the bedside table.  He touched Lawliet’s forehead to make sure he wasn’t feverish and handed him a cup.  His trembling hands made it difficult to hold on to so Light took the cup and brought it to his mouth.   He looked up at Watari worriedly as Lawliet took a sip of the tea.  

“You’ll be alright soon Lawliet,” his mentor assured him, “Right now you need to calm and rest.  You’ll feel better after you’ve done that.”

“I don’t want to be so afraid Wammy, how do I stop?” Lawliet asked and Watari sighed.

“With time, that’s all.  Your mind will soon realize there is no longer any danger to you and you will be fine,” he looked at Light, “I’ve got to get to my office, don’t hesitate to call me if you need anything.”  Light nodded and thanked him as he turned back to Lawliet, giving him more tea.

After a few minutes Lawliet was able to hold it himself, the warmth running down his throat and calming him just as Watari had suggested it would.  He was finally able to take a deep breath without shaking.  “I’m sorry Light, I’m making it so difficult for you and I don’t mean to.”  Light shook his head and took the empty cup from him.

“It’s alright, the only thing I’m missing is not being in those classes which I’m certainly not upset about,” he chuckled, “And nothing means as much to me as you do.”  Lawliet nodded and then studied him.

“Why aren’t you bothered as much as I am?” he asked after a moment.  “I mean he tried to kill you too!” Light shrugged.

“First of all my wounds were a lot less serious than yours, secondly he isn’t my brother.  Yes it did bother me of course the first couple of weeks afterwards after being attacked, but we were in the hospital together, I knew he couldn’t get to us there…I was more concerned about your more serious wounds,” he shrugged, “but that doesn’t matter, what matters is getting you through this.  Do you want more tea?”   Lawliet shook his head and lay down all the way.

“I’m just very tired right now, would you mind if I took a nap?” he asked and Light shook his head.

“Of course not, you sleep, and I’ll be right here working while you sleep,” he leaned forward and kissed him gently. “I love you, get some rest.”  L nodded and closed his eyes.

“Thank you, I love you too, and I’m sorry,” he whispered before drifting off to sleep.

Light watched him for a while, in case he had trouble sleeping but he seemed to be okay.  He got on the other side of Lawliet and spread out his papers, turned on his laptop and began to work.
Since I've made a journal.  So sorry but I've been a bit on the busy side, trying to keep my fanfictions moving, and just daily garbage!

There's been so much excitement regarding the Death Note Musical. Since I last posted several songs from the New York Demo of the musical were released and were excellent, making me wish even more I could just fly there tomorrow.  There has been excellent rehearsal footage uploaded on youtube ( )and recently footage of the final dress rehearsal that's just brilliant looking.  This video has the English versions of the songs added.

I also just came back from AnimeBoston which was as it always is absolutely wonderful.  It took me three days to recover so that should tell you how much fun it was!! Had the extra added fun of having one of my son's wonderful AMV's make it to the finals of the AMV Contest in the drama category.  It should have won, what do you think? 

I did make an awesome connection with a group that goes to Japan and buys merchandise and copies of the musicals that are made from animes (Like Black Butler, Bleach, Naruto) and sells them at conventions. They are on their way to Japan next week to see the Death Note Musical and I have already put in an order for everything they can bring me so I'll be sure to let you know what I get.

That's it for now, chat atcha later.  New chapters for both stories should be up soon!!


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  • Reading: my fanfic trying to catch up
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Dotti Rhodes
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Love anime/manga, my fav and obsession is Death Note and my heart belongs to L. I love the pairing of L and Light coz it keeps them alive and happy which is why I began writing LxLight fanfaction (also because much of what I was reading was horrible and consistently sad and tragic. If I wanted more of that I'd just rewatch the anime) I also love Disney, musical theatre, Star Trek (TOS), The Beatles, Dr Who and my Xbox. My family is my life and aging is my enemy and I refuse to acknowledge it.

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BOY LOLLIPOP! (... I had too. XD To tempting)
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*casually comments in shoutbox* :heart::la:
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You are so awesome!
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thanks so much for the fav!!! haha [link]
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ThePlatypusNimrod Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for the fave on my L and Watari drawing!
It's very much appreciated. :3
dotti55 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
You're very welcome!!!
Naihame Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
Thank you for adding Shaami's translated doujinshi to your favorite.
dotti55 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
You're so welcome, her work is brilliant and deserves to be seen and appreciated by as many people as possible!!!
Naihame Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
Yeah thats why I translated it entirely :D
And it may even be translated in spanish too by SallyMR (that why I posted some pages without text so those who are willing to translate it won't have to spend hours like I did to 'whiten' the bubbles)
dotti55 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
I'm so glad to see that someone cares enough to do that much work on it.  Thank you and thank SallyMR!!
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Dragonrider1227 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
aww thanks for the fave :hug:
dotti55 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
Welcome welcome!!
Trademarck-TheTruth Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi thank you so much for the Added to my devWatch! 
I really appreciate it
and i hope my works won't disappoint you :D
dotti55 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
I can't imagine that would ever happen, your work is brilliant.
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