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Light quickly stepped off of the elevator onto L’s floor at the hospital.  He had already called Watari to see how he was once he had finished with the case, and had received an ear fulI. Thus he wasn’t too surprised to see Watari sitting in the waiting area when he arrived.

“Gave up on him did you?” he asked with a grin.

“It’s the doctor’s suggestion that he stay over-night in case he begins to bleed again. The wound, while not life threatening, did bleed quite a bit and he is concerned over the blood loss.  However, he is being quite stubborn.  I did manage to convince him to stay until you arrived, and I shall now leave him to you.  I believe a cup of tea is calling my name.”  

“Gee thanks,” Light said with a grin as the older man walked away.  He knocked on the door of L’s room before going in and found him sitting in the middle of the bed cross legged, one arm in a sling and an expression on his face that would have frightened lesser mortals.

“I hear you’re being a pain in the ass,” he said as stood at the door, “What a surprise. I hope that expression isn’t for me or I’m leaving.”

“It was for that idiot doctor,” L answered angrily, “He’s trying to make me stay over-night, I categorically refuse!” he nearly spat and Light chuckled as he walked in and closed the door behind him.

“How dare he be concerned about your welfare and want you to stay the night for observation?”

“Light, I just recently got out of the hospital, I’ve been away from you for far too long, and I refuse to stay here another night, I wish to go home!”

Light walked over to the fuming detective and sat next to him on the bed.  He reached up and moved hair from in front of L’s eyes.

“Alright, I’ll talk to the doctor and promise to bring you back at the smallest sign of a problem and see if he agrees.¬ But you have to agree to do what I say with no arguments.  That includes staying in bed and not doing anything until the doctor has seen you again. Agreed?”  

“Stay in bed? But…” he stopped when Light crossed his arms and narrowed his eyes. “Fine, agr¬¬eed." he said with a sigh.  Light nodded and uncrossed his arms, leaning forward to kiss him gently.

“Good,” he said after the kiss and stood up.

“What happened with Norman Bates and his mother?” L asked with a grin.  Light laughed at the reference and ran a hand through his own hair.

“You’re not far off in that analogy,” he said, “Matsuda and I interrogated them separately and got the entire story.  Apparently, as you suspected, they both had a hand in Hayami’s partner’s death.  Apparently shortly after Shumei arrived at home after being forced to leave the party early, and overhearing a conversation his mother had at the party to go see Ishinu, he decided to pay a visit to him first. Knowing his particular tastes he played up to him, pretending to try the drugs and alcohol offered him and just allowing Ishinu to get as intoxicated and as pliable as possible.  After which he continued to put a large amount of pills in the man’s mouth and more alcohol to wash them down with.  When Ishinu had practically passed out he left, hoping he’d die from an overdose. What he didn’t know was his mother saw him leaving the building when she was arriving, and immediately flew into a rage thinking he’d been taken advantage of by Ishinu.  When she came in and saw him passed out on the floor, she retrieved a knife from the kitchen and slit his wrists, leaving him to bleed to death. Neither one ever mentioned it to the other.  Shumei assumed that when his mother arrived at Ishinu’s apartment she found him passed out and just left."

“I imagine both of them will be sent away for quite a while,” he said then smiled at Light, “We make an excellent team.”

“I agree,” he answered then moved towards the door, “Don’t move until I get back from talking to your doctor.” He warned then left the room.  L leaned back against the back of the bed and closed his eyes.  The pain medication was beginning to make him sleepy but he fought it, not until he got home.  He didn’t want to spend one more minute away from Light and his home than he had to; he had too much to make up for.
After what seemed like an eternity to him, Light finally returned and with Watari beside him.  He fought to sit up straight and Light helped him.

“Alright, let’s get you home and into bed,” he said as he helped him stand, “Don’t move too quickly, just lean on me.” He instructed and L nodded doing as he was told without argument for a change.  Once home, Light immediately helped him undress and put him to bed.  

“How’s the pain, are you okay?” he asked as L tried to get comfortable with the sling.

“It’s tolerable right now,” he answered, “Whatever they gave me is working admirably.” Light smiled at him and kissed him gently.

“I appreciate that you were looking out for my interests but please try to find another way to do so without getting yourself hurt next time.”

“Yes, well it wasn’t my idea to get shot either,” he answered, “Especially not for that ass….I merely assumed I’d push him out of the way. I didn’t realize her aim was as out of control as she was.”   He tried to stretch his eyes open as he felt himself begin to succumb to the pain medicine.

“I think it’s time you get some rest,” Light said trying not to laugh at his efforts to stay awake. “I brought home paperwork from the case, I’ll get it and work on it in here while you rest in case you need anything.” He began to stand and was stopped as L grabbed his hand.

“Light…are you still angry with me?” he asked softly and Light sighed.

“We don’t need to talk about this now….” Light began but L shook his head.

“I need to know that everything’s okay, that we’re okay, or what I have to do to fix it,” he pleaded.  “I love you Light, and I’m so sorry for what happened, and I need…” Light stopped his words by taking L’s face in his hands and kissing him.

“We are okay L,” he said softly when he released him, “I have some issues with what happened, but I’ll get past it, we’ll get past it.  You just have to make sure you never shut me out again of anything that involves us. But…our relationship is as good as it always was as far as I’m concerned.  I love you L, I have no choice.”  He leaned forward and kissed him again.  “Besides, I would have thought how we started our day today would have proven that.”

“That’s just sex and as wonderful as that is, we had more than that and I…”

“We still have more than that; we have everything we had before any of this happened.  Now, go to sleep. If you still want to talk we’ve got plenty of time later.”  L nodded then reached up and kissed him again before lying back down and finally allowing his eyes to close.

Light watched him for a while, running his fingers through the unruly black hair before standing up to get his papers.  He thought about everything that had happened and he had to smile; for a relationship that really should never have existed in the first place, it continued to thrive in spite of everything that was thrown at it over the years.  Of course they were okay, there was no other alternative and never would be.   He made a cup of tea and gathered his papers, then sat on the bed next to L as he slept, knowing this was always where he’d be; next to L.
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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Obsessed 27

When everything was set up, Hayami made the call to Yoshida Eiko, sounding contrite and apologetic. He made an appointment for them to meet in an hour then hung up. He coughed and stuck out his tongue, rubbing it with his fingers.

“Having to say words like that to that bitch should have set my mouth on fire,” he said making a face.

“Really? I would think you would be so used to uttering falsehoods to get what you wanted that this would be easy.” L commented as he finished setting up the feed to Hayami’s computer.

“Please Ryuzaki…” Light pleaded while Matsuda tried to stifle a chuckle.

“I don’t have to lie to get what I want Mr. Ryuzaki,” he answered, “With very few exceptions,” he looked at Light, “What I want usually comes willingly.” L started to open his mouth and Light shot him a look that told him there would be trouble if he did. He stopped and smiled at Light instead.

“Yes, with some exceptions,” he said then tested the connection on Hayami’s computer, “It’s live. Everything going on in that next room will be shown here, and on my computer; everything going on in here will be shown on Light's.”

“Excellent, now everyone knows what the plan is, do we have to go over it again?” Light asked and everyone agreed that they knew. “Fine, now everyone to their places, Mr. Hayami, do whatever you would normally do before receiving a possible client. Matsuda, Ryuzaki, go to your places I’ll join you in a few minutes.”

L and Matsuda both nodded and went into the room designated for their hiding place while Light turned to Hayami. “We’re going to be just a few seconds away but don’t take any extra chances. Greet them, tell them your story and take Yoshida into the other room for a private discussion. Before doing that, make sure you cozy up to her, make advances, take your time. I saw a look in that boy's eyes when she was fawning over him that didn't look quite right during our interview and I think we can exploit that. ” He grinned when he saw Hayami make a face, “You don’t have to go through with it, just get her interested and then we’ll see where it goes. “ the buzzer to the front door went off and Light nodded at him and sprinted to join L and Matsuda. L was sitting cross-legged on the floor with his laptop in front of him and watching the living room, the other computer at his side. He looked up as Light came in and nodded. Light and Matsuda stood on either side of him and watched.

Hayami went to the door, a smile of welcome on his face. “Yoshida and Shumei, welcome to my home, please come in.” he said opening the door wide so they could come in.

“So, it appears you have finally come to your senses,” Yoshida said with a sneer, “I’m glad, you will find out just how profitable my boy will be for you. Too bad your partner didn’t realize it.” Hayami closed the door behind them and ushered them into the room, offering them a seat.

“Yes, well, I apologize for that over sight. But truth be told I actually fought for your son, but he was completely against it. Rather than lose a friendship and/or business partner at the time I thought it was best to go along. However, now that he's gone, there's nothing in the way. ” he walked over to the bar and pulled a bottle from the small fridge. I suggest we toast our new partnership with champagne.” He said wrapping a small towel around the top of the bottle. “I think on such a special occasion even Shumei should have a glass.”

Yoshida frowned at first and then smiled. “Yes, I think that would be agreeable, a small glass for Shumei if you don’t mind.” She smiled at the boy who nodded with a small smile. “This is quite the living space,” she added looking around, “I’m sure everything in here is quite expensive.”

“Indeed,” Hayami answered, “And as I entertain quite often and one can never be sure of one’s friends, I have surveillance cameras in every room…just in case someone decides they wish to be light handed,” he concentrated on opening the bottle. “Everyone makes such a fuss about the popping of the cork, when all they’re doing is losing precious bubbles,” he said pushing the cork under the towel until there was a muffled popping sound and he held onto it for another moment before slowly removing the towel and the cork. He then poured the three glasses and passed them around.

“A toast to our new merger, may it be as profitable for all of us as I suspect it will be,” he toasted and they all sipped at it, Shumei making a face and putting the glass down after one sip.

“This is quite good Mr. Hayami,” Yoshida said after her sip, “I hope the offer you plan to make me is just as good.” He chuckled as he swallowed his champagne.

“I am sure you are a very shrewd businesswoman Yoshida,” Hayami said with a smile, “And I have thought about it quite a bit,” he finished his champagne and poured himself another, then refilled her glass, “Strange that I don't remember you being such a handsome woman. I don't remember, is there a lucky man in your life?"

The woman stared at him for a moment before answering. "There is not. Shumei's father died many years ago and since then he has been the only man in my life, isn't that right Shumei." The boy blushed and nodded, looking directly at Hayami. Hayami nodded and smiled as he poured more champagne and sat next to her.

"Well then, perhaps there is the possibility of more than simply a business arrangement?" he said seductively and Yoshida snorted.

"Absolutely not, I was under the impression that you were...THAT type!" she said and Hayami chuckled.

"While it is true that I believe in savoring all of life's little pleasures, I am helpless when faced with a beautiful woman."

L nearly groaned out loud as he listened to the conversation except he knew they couldn't make any noise; instead he looked at Light and dramatically rolled his eyes. Light pointedly ignored him and focused on the screen watching the boy who was becoming slightly agitated as he watched Hayami talk to his mother. He obviously was not comfortable with the conversation and began to fidget nervously as it continued.

Hayami got up to get another bottle of champagne and noticed Shumei moving to sit next to his mother once he had moved. Hayami smiled to himself, obviously the detective had been correct in the way he read their relationship. He decided now was the time for the next step. He pulled the bottle and then went back over to where they sat. He opened the new bottle and smiled at the woman as he poured.

"Why don’t you and I go into my office and draw up the paper work and discuss any final ideas or questions you might have,” he looked at the boy, “Shumei this will be boring to you, so why don’t you stay out here and amuse yourself with the television or my laptop, we shouldn’t be long." This time Shumei looked positively alarmed and shook his head at his mother.

"I should go too, in case I have any question," he suggested, but his mother shook her head.

"No dear, you know mommy always handles the paperwork and business," she swallowed down the contents of the glass and held it out to be refilled, "You stay here and do as Mr. Hayami suggested, I'm sure we won't be long." she smiled at him and fluffed his hair. Hayami held out his hand and she took it, standing up from the couch, picking up her purse as she followed Hayami to his office.

Shumei watched them go in alarm which only got worse when they closed the door behind them. He stood up and began to pace; it was obvious he was extremely upset with being left behind. He walked towards the door following them when the laptop on the table caught his eye. On the screen was his mother and Hayami; obviously one of the security cameras he had mentioned was on in the office. He stopped and watched, his upset still obvious and growing.

L smiled with satisfaction, he was taking the bait. He looked over at Light's laptop that he had also hooked the feed from the office to so they could see what was happening in there as well

Hayami walked to the desk and opened up the first drawer, pulling out what appeared to be contract papers. He then lay them on top and smiled at the woman, moving closer to her as he spoke. “Now even though I believe your son has quite a bit of talent, I do have other reasons for wanting to represent him…and you.” He said in almost a soft purr.

“Really? What would those reasons be?” Yoshida asked trying to see the papers on the desk. She reached into her purse and pulled out a folder piece of paper. "I have written out a few of the demands that I expect in this contract, including the clause that I have final say in all decisions." Hayami took the paper from her then reached out and pulled her to him.

“You are indeed a handsome woman,” he said looking her over, “And I was hoping perhaps during this business arrangement, perhaps we could get to know one another better.”

Shumei made a noise that started as a whine and worked it's way into a growl. His hands balled into fists as he watched Hayami grab his mother.

“That’s disgusting, I’ll have nothing to do with that,” she nearly spat, pushing him away, “I’m only dealing with you for my son’s benefit, and it will stop at business. Now I need to see the papers that you have drawn up...”

“In time dear lady, in time. How long as it been since you’ve been properly entertained by a man? Something tells me it’s probably been quite a while.” Hayami said moving closer to her again.

L and Light both watched the boy's anger and upset rise and realized he was going to blow soon. Light stood up and nodded at Matsuda who reached for his gun.

Shumei’s anger overtook him and he screamed as he watched Hayami put his arms around his mother, who again pushed him away. In a flash he had run to the door of the office, pushing it open with such force that both Hayami and his mother turned and stared in frightened surprise.

“You get away from her!” he seethed knocking Hayami away from her, “No one touches my mother, and especially not someone like you!” Hayami backed away and Yoshida turned to reason with him.

“Shumei!! You know there’s no one else in my life except you, you and I are a team, you know that,” she said moving towards him, "Mommy wasn't listening to what he was saying."

“He’s just like that other one isn’t he? The one you snuck out from the party to go see? I knew that’s why you sent me home early, you wanted to go see him! And now you want this one too!"

“You’re right, I wanted to ask him one last time to take you under his management, but that’s all Shumei, there was nothing else!," she looked at Hayami with disgust, "There's no way I'd be interested in this man!"

“I don’t believe you,” he said and turned back on Hayami, “You can't have her, she's my mother, no one else can have her!” He reached into his back pocket and pulled out a switchblade, opening it quickly and pointing it at Hayami. "It's okay mother, I'll take care of this one too." He started to move and Hayami screamed just as Light and Masuda ran into the room, guns drawn.

“Stop Shumei, police!” Matsuda shouted startling the boy but he kept a tight grip on the knife.

“Don’t do it,” Light warned moving towards him, “Don’t make us hurt you, we don’t want to hurt you.”

“Mr. Hayami, you need to go into another room,” Matsuda told the frightened manager who quickly moved around them and went out of the door, running past L who stood at the door watching. Matsuda then moved forward and reached for the knife.

"Shumei, give me the knife, it's over now." the boy shook his head, tossing the knife from hand to hand as he looked as both Light and Matsuda.

"No...not until he's dead!" he yelled and started to run to where Hayami had gone and where L was now standing. The detective casually stuck his leg out as the boy tried to run, making him pitch forward, the knife flying out of his hand as he hit the ground. He then placed his foot over the knife so it couldn't be retrieved. He then placed a foot on the boy's back holding him down.

Matsuda put his gun away and pulled the boy off the ground, getting his handcuffs. The boy howled and fought, L helping hold him as Matsuda got them on.

"Thanks Ryuzaki," he said and L nodded at him, "Shumei I'm placing you under arrest for the attempted murder of Mr. Hayami and suspicion of the murder of his partner," he said as he locked them into place.

“No…you can’t do that,” Yoshida cried running to her son and wrapping her arms around him from behind, “This is his fault,” she accused pointing at Hayami, “He must have set this all up, to frame my son!”

“I understand,” Light told her patiently, “But we still have to take him in, I’m sorry. You need to come with us too, we have some questions for you as well." he gently pulled her away from her son. "Ryuzaki, please call for a unit to meet us downstairs. They'll need to come up and get the weapons." L nodded and pulled his phone from his pocket and then everything happened very quickly.

“Mother don’t let them take me away, you promised you’d take care of me, you promised!” Shumei cried, “He was going to take her away from me, he was going to take her away from me!” he struggled to get away from Matsuda. Light had Yoshida by her elbow and was gently moving her towards the door, as Hayami moved towards the bar to pour a much needed drink. As L made the call, Yoshida quickly pulled away from Light, quickly reaching into her purse and pulling out a gun as she ran back towards Hayami.

"This is all your fault!" she screamed at Hayami and began to fire. "Hayami get down!" L shouted dropping the phone and lunging for Hayami to knock him out of the way as the bullets flew. Light tackled her from behind and dropped her to the floor, the gun flying out of her hands and skittering across the floor. Matsuda had pushed the boy to the floor and covered him with his body as he reached for his gun.

Just as suddenly as it had happened it was over. Light pulled the woman up off the floor as he got up, handcuffing her hands behind her back. "Hayami...Ryuzaki..are you alright?" he called as he snapped the cuffs into place.

"I'm fine detective," Hayami answered getting up, "But I fear Ryuzaki has been hit..." Light pushed Yoshida back down to the floor and ran to where L lay. L was trying to sit up with Hayami's help, blood pouring down his left arm.

"Matsuda call for an ambulance," Light yelled trying to look at how bad the wound was.

"Light, I'm fine calm yourself," Ryuzaki told him with a pained smile, "It went through the bottom part of my arm, I'm sure it's fine."

"Didn't I tell you to stay out of the way?" Light told him, "Hayami get me a towel!" and the man ran for the bathroom, returning quickly and handing him the towel.

"I was trying to get out of the way," L answered with a grimace as Light wrapped the towel around the wound, "The bullet moved faster than I did."

"I have to thank you," Hayami said, "Obviously that was meant for me."

"Believe me, if you weren't Light's responsibility I would have let it hit you," L said as the sound of sirens came nearer. Matsuda sat both the boy and his mother against the wall next to each other and ran to where Light was, relieved when he saw L was okay.

"Can you stand?" Light asked as he helped L to his feet.

"It was my arm Light, not my leg," L said with a chuckle, "And yes I can stand." he looked into Light's worried face and smiled. "I'm fine Light, flesh wound only. Go be a detective, I can deal with the ambulance."

"I'm calling Wammy to meet you at the hospital," Light said grabbing his phone, "And I will be there as soon as I get these two sorted out."

"The least I can do is help him get into the ambulance," Hayami said as the uniformed police started arriving.

"Thank you, I appreciate it," Light told him with a smile as he turned to meet the officers, pointing out where the weapons were on the carpet as Matsuda handed the mother and son over to them. Within moments the ambulance arrived, quickly putting L onto the stretcher.

Light took L's hand as they began to wheel him out of the apartment. "I'll be there as soon as I can." he promised him, "I love you." and L nodded with a small smile, the pain beginning to get to him.

"Matsuda, I'm going to grab my and L's computer. You go ahead with them and get the interrogation started, I'll meet you there." Matsuda nodded and went out behind the other officers as Light went back into the other room and got their laptops. He wasn't so concerned about his, but L's was another matter. He got them both and ran to the car.
Light stopped in front of Hayami's building, he and L jumping out as soon the car was stopped.  Light grabbed his phone as they ran into the building and to the elevator.

"Mr. Hayami we're in the building and should be up in just a few minutes," he said into the phone.

"Excellent, I'm sure you'll be much more interesting than the two behemoths outside my door," Hayami answered with a chuckle.  

"Those are trained officers Mr. Hayami, they are there to protect you I'd appreciate it if you'd keep the name calling down."  Light told him before closing the call.

"What's the matter aren't the officers man enough for him?" L asked with a smirk and Light narrowed his eyes and shook his head.

"Don't you start," he warned and that only made L chuckle.  By that time the elevator opened and they walked out to Hayami's door where two uniformed officers were standing.  Light reached for his badge and ID.

"Detective Yagami NPA," he said holding up the badge and then gestured to L, "Ryuzaki Rue Consulting Detective," he added and the officers nodded, just as the door flew open and Hayami stuck out his head.

"Detective!!" he said happily when he saw Light, "Please hurry in the message is ready for you," he then noticed L behind him and at first his face fell then he smiled, "Oh and you brought your...." he stopped as he seemed to be lost for the proper description.

"Ryuzaki Rue, he's a Consulting Detective, he works with the NPA quite often and is very adept at dealing with computer enhanced messages," Light answered quickly ushering L in as he walked in and closed the door behind him.

"Well how nice, " Hayami answered eyeing Ryuzaki up and down, "I was going to say Watch Dog but Consulting Detective sounds better."

L stood still in the middle of the room as he stared at the opulence of Hayami's apartment.

"This is a most...amazing apartment," he said as he continued to look around, "It certainly represents your obvious tastes."

"Thank you," Hayami answered, "I always try to have the best money can buy.  It has proven to be quite perfect for entertaining, something I do quite a lot of."
" Oh, I'm sure you do," L agreed as he walked around the garish furnishings, "
You must have been relieved when penicillin became so easy to get," he remarked without looking at him, "I imagine you must keep it in large supply."  He turned and gazed at Hayami, a small smile on his face as he stared at him.

"Well at least I have the experiences to remember," Hayami answered looking back at him with distaste, "I'm sure that if this beautiful detective hadn't taken pity on you your cherry would still be well in place, as well as a little moldy

L's eyes narrowed dangerously and he began to move towards Hayami making Light move quickly to stand between them.

"You said you had the message?" he asked breaking off their staring contest.

"Yes," Hayami answered moving his eyes slowly from L to Light and smiling, "Yes I do, it's here."  he walked to a table and picked up his phone and played the message.   Light listened and then turned to L.

"Sounds like the kind of voice enhancements I've heard L use," he said and L nodded.

"Definitely sounds similar, but not quite as good.  I would never be able to uncode L's enhancements; it will be quite easy to clear this one up.  We'll know in a few moments exactly who this truly is."  L placed his laptop on the table and turned it on.  "If you would give me your phone..." he said holding his hand out to Hayami.

"I should say not," he answered pulling his phone away, "This is quite an expensive phone, how do I know you won't destroy it to get back at me for what could have happened last evening?"  

"Mr. Hayami..." Light began as the front door opened and Matsuda ran in. "I'll be right back and Mr. Hayami, give him the phone." he said as he walked to meet Matsuda.

"Sorry it took me so long, I wasn't expecting to have to work today and Suki and I..." he stopped long enough to realize what was happening.  L and Hayami were once again staring down each other and Light was rubbing his forehead.

"It's okay Matsuda, neither was I..." he said.

"Why's Ryuzaki here? Oh...wait I can guess...he knows about Hayami..." Matsuda said nodding his head.

"He's here to help with the case, I need his expertise on cleaning up a message," Light answered not really wanting to get into the other reason he was here. "The threat I told you about was left on his phone and  Ryuzaki, as you know, is quite experienced in computer distorted voices so I asked him to come and decode it."  Matsuda chuckled enjoying being in on exactly what Light meant.

"Great idea," he said and then looked in their direction when L began to talk rather loudly.

"You need to give me that ridiculously expensive phone so I can decode that message, that is the reason I am here." he said, his hand still held out to receive it.  Hayami chuckled.

"Don't play games Ryuzaki, we both know why you're really here.  You felt threatened, and so you should. Had you not walked in when you did last night who knows what may have occurred."

"Oh no..." Light groaned and moved quickly across the room as Matsuda blinked trying to understand what he just heard.

"Last night???" he began following Light across the room.

"I know exactly what would have occurred, exactly what did occur, absolutely nothing," L snapped back, "Now hand me that phone.  Believe me if it wasn't for the fact that it's Light's case I would simply let them get you."

Light snatched the phone from Hayami's hand and gave it to L. "I don't want any further mention of last evening, do you both understand?" he snapped, staring at them both.

L took the phone and attached it to his laptop and replayed the message.  His fingers danced on the keyboard as he pulled up a program and replayed the message.  The voice was clearer this time, but still distorted.  He typed again then replayed the message and this time the voice was almost completely clear.  Hayami and the two detectives looked at each other.

"It's that wretched boy," he nearly spat, "That disgusting, untalented, ridiculous child killed Makota?"  

"I'm not sure if he actually killed him or if he's working for or with someone else," Light answered.

"We need to arrest him," Matsuda said reaching for his phone, "I'll call for the warrant.".

"Wait!," L and Light said at the same time. L smiled and nodded, deferring to Light, it was his case after all.

"Not until we figure out everything," Light told him, "If we just bring him in as a suspect, his mother will most likely create a commotion and lawyer up, making the investigation even more difficult.  I'm quite sure she's in on it as well.  We've got to draw them out somehow."  Matsuda nodded and then thought for a moment.

"Why don't you call them over Mr. Hayami," he suggested, "Tell them that you've changed your mind, that it was really your partner that turned them down and you've seen the error of his ways.  We'll stay here, hidden of course, and let the detail outside go so we don't tip  him off.  When they get here, you take the mother into another room ostensibly to talk business and we'll keep an eye on the kid from where we'll be hiding."  Light nodded.

"Good idea," he said with a smile and looked at L, "I know you've got a million listening devices in your office and tiny cameras," he pulled the keys out of his pocket and tossed them to him, "Why don't you go get them and come right back, we'll set up the meeting after you come back."  L nodded and then narrowed his eyes when he saw the grin on Hayami's face.  He walked over to him until they were nose to nose.

"I'll be back within 20 minutes," he warned him, "So don't get any ideas."  Hayami laughed merrily.

"You'd be surprised what can be accomplished in 20 minutes," he answered and L chuckled.

"Somehow I didn't imagine you'd last that long," he said as he turned away, he said then turned to Light.  "I have an idea that will require your laptop so I'll be bringing it as well."  Light nodded grateful the two were being separated if only for a few minutes.

"Okay, you can explain it when you get back," he said, "Make it fast."  L smiled at him then turned to Matsuda as he moved towards the door.  "Matusda if he even gets too close to Light shoot him."  he said making the detective chuckle, "I'll make it look like you had no choice."

"Ryuzaki! Go!!" Light shouted pointing to the door as L laughed and walked out.  He turned to Hayami with a sigh.

"I apologize for his unprofessional behavior," he said and Hayami shook his head.

"That isn't necessary Detective, I understand his dilemma, his fear.  As a matter of fact I find it quite...laudatory as he obviously finds me a threat," he smiled seductively as he moved towards Light. "So what do I get for performing this little charade for you?"  he asked.

"You get to live another day," Matsuda answered quickly, "And hopefully without any further worries for the future, what else did you want?"

"Don't ask," Light muttered under his breath then looked at Hayami, "Detective Matsuda is correct. If this works the way we want, we'll catch them both and have enough evidence to put them both away for quite a while.  You'll have the satisfaction of knowing that not only were your suspicions correct about your friend's death, but that you helped capture the murderers.  I would think that would be more than enough for your time."   Hayami sighed and walked towards his bar.

"Yes, well when you put it that way,"  he said and began to make a drink, "Can I offer either one of you something?"

"Afraid not, we're working," Matsuda answered, "But thank you anyway."

"That's a shame," Hayami said as he poured for himself and sat down, "What are you hoping they'll do when I get them over here? Attempt to kill me?" he asked.

"Exactly," Light answered, "When Ryuzaki returns we'll send the uniforms away and set up the scenario.  Matsuda and I will get out of sight and be able to watch and hear everything that goes on from where we are.  Ryuzaki's devices are easily hidden and work perfectly."

"Right now we don't know which one did what, or if one did both without the other knowing, or if either one didn't know what the other was doing.  This is the best way to corner them into letting their guards down." Matsuda told him.   Hayami nodded with a smile.

"That would bring me great joy to know Makota's murderers don't get away with it," he said quietly, "He was many things but he didn't deserve what happened to him."

"No, I'm sure he didn't," Light said kindly and looked at his watch, "Ryuzaki should be here soon and we can get this started."  Hayami wrinkled his nose.

"Yes,  he should be back soon,” he said dryly and finished his drink. “And once we’ve managed to catch them…red handed shall we say…what happens then?”

“We arrest them, you come to headquarters and give your statement, they’re booked and held until their trial.  Shouldn’t be too much of a problem putting them away.” Matsuda answered with a smile.

“I see,” he said then looked at Light, “I will be eternally grateful to you for helping me find Makota's killers Detective," he said and Light nodded.

"Don't thank me yet, Matsuda and I still have to get the evidence before we can arrest them," he said and looked at his watch, "And he should have been back by..."  before he could finish the door was opened by one of the officers and L walked in carrying Light's laptop and a bag.  Light sighed in relief and walked to him.  "I was beginning to get worried, you don't drive often." he said taking his laptop from him.

"Perhaps not but it isn't difficult Light," he said, "Your faith in my driving is duly noted,"  he added lifting his nose into the air in annoyance.  "Now, before I set these up, I want to suggest we add something to this scenario we're trying to create."  
"Such as?" Light asked..  

"As we've discussed,  Hayami comes up with some excuse to take the mother into another room, to discuss business perhaps.  We will have set up one of these cameras in that room and linked it to Light's laptop," he explained, "Which we will leave right here on the desk so the son can see what's going on.  Hayami you will have to make some conversation about having security cameras set up in your apartment, but you're not even sure how to turn them on, so he won't be suspicious when he sees the feed on the computer.   What I wish to add is that Hayami will come on to the mother, make some kind of advances and suggest that her going through with it is part of the deal of signing her son.  If I'm right about what I feel their relationship is like, it will enrage the son enough to attack Hayami.  The only variable is what the mother will do when that happens, so we will have to be ready for anything. The three of us will be watching on my laptop in another room and be ready to move at a second's notice."

'You think the son is unstable enough to snap that quickly?" Light asked and L nodded.

"We'll prod him a bit before they actually separate," he answered and turned to Hayami, "This all depends on you and just how lecherous you can behave.  Somehow I don't think that's going to be a problem for you, with your obvious talents."  Light sighed and shook his head.

"Somehow I don't believe that's a compliment coming from you," Hayami replied, his eyes narrowing.

"Sometimes it's hard to tell with Ryuzaki," Matsuda jumped in trying to diffuse the tension he could feel was growing, "But I'm sure that's how he meant it."

"Alright let's get these things installed quickly," Light said reaching into the bag, "We'll discuss the details while we do. " L smiled at him and nodded, he was enjoying working with him even more than he thought he was going to; and the smile he got back told him Light felt the same.  Matsuda grinned himself as he watched them, then glanced at Hayami who was obviously not enjoying that moment between them and that made him grin even wider.
L stood up and poured more coffee as he listened to Light outline the case.  Light had also pulled the file on his lap top, showing L all of the pictures from the crime scene and the autopsy report.  As he sat back down he let his thumb peruse his bottom lip before commenting.

"You're obviously thinking the mother and son are the main suspects," he stated and Light nodded, "They're so obvious it's laughable."

Light chuckled, "Yes, that's what I was thinking but because they 're so obvious I was beginning to think I was wrong centering in on one or the other." L nodded.

"You were wrong in centering in on one or the other,” he stated and Light blinked in confusion for a moment and then stared wide-eyed back at L when he realized.

"Both? How could both of them..." he stopped and thought for a moment, "They left the party at separate times.  One drugged him thinking he'd over dose and the other slit his wrists when they found he was passed out," he stared at L, "That' came up with that within ten minutes of going over the case…” L shrugged and sipped more coffee.

"I'm L," he said simply and Light laughed as he threw a handful of sugar cubes at him.  He got up from the table and walked over to him, then leaned down to kiss him. "And you were concerned you had lost what it took to be L,” he told him as L smiled up at him, “You haven’t lost anything…you’re just as insufferable as ever.” He added and L pushed him away as he laughed.

"Don't get too excited, we have to prove which one did what and how," he said, “Not to mention finding out if either one of them knew what the other was doing,” as Light moved back and kissed him again.

"Okay, that's valid,” he agreed, “Let me call Matsuda, he should be in on this brain storming as well," he said reaching for his phone.  L sighed and stood up.

"If you insist," he said and began to take off his robe.  He hung it on the back of the chair and then moved to the middle of the room and began to stretch.

"What are you doing?" Light asked as he stared in surprise.

"Well, I've been quite remiss on my exercise lately, you know I usually do capoeira in the morning," he answered making sure he was facing Light as he stretched his long legs, the stance visibly tightening the muscles in his thighs and hips as he lifted his arms. Light tried to look away and place the call but he found himself unable to tear his eyes away from his naked lover.

"You're doing this on purpose aren't you?" he asked dropping the phone on the table and crossing his arms, "You never do these naked.”  After a few moments of watching he smirked and shook his head.  “You don't want me to call Matsuda to come over do you?"  L stopped and looked up at him, his eyes wide and innocent.

"I'm sure I don't know what you 're talking about," he said turning around so that his back was to Light and he bent over again stretching his legs apart. He looked over his shoulder and then grinned.

"I’m sure I would be thrilled to have your partner join us right now.  If you're going to call him shouldn't you do it soon?" he asked and then laughed as Light launched himself at him, making them both fall to the plush carpet.

"You're such a bastard," Light said kissing him then pulling his own robe off, "If you didn't want Matsuda to come over why didn't you just say so?" he asked.  L grinned back at him, running his fingers through Light's hair.

"And miss this reaction?  Oh no Light, I've been away from you far too long to miss any opportunity to play," he said then pushed up putting Light on his back "My turn," he said in a deep, predatory whisper as he crawled on top of him.

Matsuda had practically run back to his car once he was out of the building.  When he got there he sat for a moment and calmed down.  Of course he knew that they..well..they were a couple of course they…but he never actually thought about them actually…and to be faced with them both practically naked in front of him.  He chuckled and ran a hand through his hair, “Matsuda, you’re such an idiot.” He said to himself and laughed again.  If he’d been separated from Suki for a while that would be the first thing he’d have on his mind as well, so why should they have been any different.

He started the car and started to pull into traffic.  As a matter of fact, this was his weekend off, why wasn’t he with her right now anyway, since he knew Light was fine, he chuckled again, Light was MORE than fine.  He reached for his phone with one hand and called Suki. “Ryuzaki’s back,” he said happily when she answered, “So Light’s obviously fine…they’re both fine,” he added and she laughed, “I’m really glad, Touta.  Are you on your way back?” she asked. “As quickly as my car will get me there,” he answered, “And it wouldn’t bother me at all if you were in your robe when I get there.”

Suki stared at her phone for a moment wondering if she heard him correctly. “In my robe? Why would I get undressed and get into my….ohhhh I see,” she said with a giggle.  “Yes, what a good idea.  Maybe I’ll even run a bath….hello? Touta?” she had heard the click of the phone disconnecting and she burst into laughter.

L ran his fingers down Light’s sweat dampened chest before leaning forward and kissing him again.  They were still lying on the carpet, their robes used as temporary blankets as they cooled down.  
“It’s a shame we ruined that nice shower we had,” he said as he ran his fingers back up Light’s chest, “Wasted all that water only to get all sweaty again,” Light chuckled as he crossed his arms behind his head.

“There’s plenty more water where that came from,” he answered watching L, "And I wouldn't have passed this up for anything," he shifted and then chuckled, "Although you were merciless on my ass."   L leaned on one elbow lying on his side facing Light,

"But it's such a nice ass, I couldn't help myself," he answered then smirked as he ran his fingers across said ass, "Besides I don't recall hearing you say anything even close to a complaint."

"I'm not complaining, just a statement of fact," Light explained then leaned forward gently kissing him again.  "Have I told you how glad I am you came home?" he asked moving raven hair from in front of L's eyes, "How much I love you?"  L smiled at him and nodded.

"I think I've heard something similar once or twice," he said and kissed him back, "I am just as happy to be home," he added, "Thank you for being here when I came to my senses." he added moving forward and letting his head drop to Light's chest.   "I don't know what I would have done if  I'd opened that door and you weren't here."  Light carded through L's hair then ran his fingers from his hair down his back.

"I told you I would be," he reminded him, "Besides where would I go? All my stuff's here." he chuckled while L rolled his eyes. They lay like that for a few more minutes until Light finally sighed and reached for his robe, "As wonderful as this is I need to freshen up and get dressed. We're so close to ending this case I can't stop thinking about it."  L nodded and reached for his own robe.

"I can understand. The quicker we get it done the faster we can get rid of  the wonderful Mr. Hayami.  Why do you always find these creatures who wish to steal you from me?" he asked as he slid into his robe, "This is getting quite tedious."  Light took L into his arms and shook his head.

"You're over-exaggerating, that doesn't always happen.  In all the time we've been together I've run into maybe two people that were interested in me, don't get carried away.  Besides, you don't have anything to worry about and you know it.  We've been together a long time now, you shouldn't even think about that kind of thing."  L pouted as he ran his fingers through Light 's hair.

"You didn't walk in on your boyfriend about to be pawed on by another man, " he complained, "That kind of thing can give one nightmares."  Light laughed and kissed him.

"Believe me, it was nightmarish to me too," he shuddered at the thought of being pawed by Hayami which made L laugh.

"Alright then go clean up and get dressed. I'll wait out here and have more coffee otherwise we'll never get dressed today."  Light agreed, kissed him again and headed for their bedroom.  

L sighed and sat down at the table and poured more coffee for himself.  His fingers wrapped around the cup as his mind dredged up the two people he'd had to deal with over Light;  first Miyano and now Hayami.   Miyano was the worst of them because he had actually taken advantage of Light...L felt the anger churn up at just the thought and swallowed it back down with coffee.  At least he'd stopped Hayami from getting anywhere by arriving when he did.  He couldn't help but wonder if Light's loneliness would have eventually done him in.  He remembered seeing Light's hand on Hayami's chest obviously holding him back when he walked in, but...he shook his head and swallowed more coffee.  Light would never have given in to that walking STD factory, no matter how lonely he had been.

He started when the intercom buzzer went off, he was so deep in his thoughts.  He got up and went to it, pressing the button. "Good morning Watari," he said with a yawn, "The coffee and breakfast was inspired."

"I had hoped you would get to it eventually," Watari chuckled over the speaker, "I thought I'd check before coming in to retrieve the trolley, wouldn't want to interrupt." L smirked before answering.

"That was wise of you," he answered, "The coast, as they say, is clear at the moment. Light is getting dressed and I'm having more coffee."

"I shall be in directly," he answered and snapped off.  L turned from the intercom to see Light walking in from the bedroom, and for a moment the sight took his breath away.  He would never get used to just how beautiful Light was, even after all this time.  He was dressed casually, a simple v-necked dark sweater and jeans, but somehow on him even that looked elegant.  Or maybe it was just because he hadn't seen him for so long, but he just looked...

"What's wrong did I leave soap or something on my face?" Light asked bringing L out of his reverie when he noticed him staring.   L chuckled and shook his head.

"No, nothing's wrong I was just...admiring," he answered. "Now I'll get dressed, you start thinking about how they did it and exactly who did what." He stopped as he got to Light long enough to kiss him gently before going into the bedroom.  Light grinned and watched him go before heading back to the kitchen table and making himself a cup of tea.  
His phone rang as he sat down to sip it.

"Yagami," he answered taking the sip.

"Still so formal?" he heard Hayami's voice and sighed, "I had hoped that after last evening..."

"What can I do for you, Mr. Hayami," Light asked emphasizing the "Mr.", "Unless it's about the case..."

"It is Detective," Hayami said, "I've received a rather distressing call threatening my life, and although it isn't the first time, I thought under the circumstances I should let you know."   Light frowned.

"A threat? What  did it say?" he asked.

"I'll do you even better," Hayami answered, "It went directly to my answering machine so you can listen." a few moments later a voice, obviously distorted came across the phone. "I hope you have your things in order," the voice said then laughed, "You will be joining your friend shortly, you have been warned." then the call was over.

"Mr. Hayami don't let anyone into your apartment, and don't leave.  I'm going to have officers assigned to you immediately.  In the meantime I'm going to have someone get a copy of that message so I can study it."

"Someone? Not you?" Hayami asked then chuckled, "No I suppose not, now that your Ryuzaki is home.  Fine, I will wait upon whomever you decide to send. "  he hung up and Light did the same, turning at the sound of L coming back into the room.

"Anyone interesting?" L asked when he saw him put down the phone.

"Hayami..." Light began then held up his hands as he could see the thunderclouds beginning on L's face, "Now wait...I'm still working the case and he called because he has my number," he explained, "He received a death threat...a call warning him he was next."  

"Really?" L said skeptically, "Rather convenient don't you think?"  Light sighed.

"Perhaps," he said reaching for his phone again, "But to be on the safe side I'm going to get a detail to his apartment to make sure he's safe.  Then I need to have someone pick up that message for me so we can study it."  L shook his head.

"Why don't we just go and listen to it at the source," he suggested, "I'll bring my laptop, I can very easily tell whether it's faked or not.  It's the weekend and I know getting things done at the NPA will be quite slow.  Was the voice distorted?"  Light nodded.

"Yes,  absolutely. want to go?" he asked and L nodded.

"Of course, best to hear it directly then trust to any tampering. Do you wish to call Matsuda?"

"Of course he's my partner, but I want to get a detail over there right away.  You know you don't have to do this..." L smiled at him.

"First of all, if you think for one moment I'm letting you out of my sight any time soon you're sadly mistaken, and secondly, if you think for one moment I'm letting you be in his company for any length of time alone, you've completely lost your mind. Now, make your phone calls and I'll get my laptop."  Light laughed and nodded before beginning the calls.  He called his father to let him know what was happening and asked for a protective detail to be sent to Hayami's immediately and that he was on his way there now.  He then called Matsuda and brought him up-to-date.  His partner told him he 'd meet him at Hayami's just as soon as he got dressed and hung up.

"Matsuda's going to meet us there,"  Light said as L came back into the living room with his laptop.

"Good, you wish to drive?" he asked and Light nodded as he went for the extra keys to the Mercedes.

"Watari, L and I are going out and we're taking the car," L said into the intercom, "It's for a case and it wouldn't do for Light to show up with a chauffer."  "Understood," Watari answered, "Enjoy." His nose wrinkled in distaste.  "I doubt that, but at least it will be interesting." he answered then released the button.  He watched as Light grabbed his badge and gun, a look of serious concentration on his face which he found a complete turn on..

"Let's go," Light told him and he nodded, moving to meet him at the door and surprised at the rush of excitement he suddenly felt at the idea of working with Light in the field.  

"If anything happens," Light told him as they got into the elevator, "I want you and Hayami out of the way, do you understand?"

"I should have brought my gun," L grumbled, "I'm perfectly capable of taking care of myself."  Light hit the stop button on the elevator.

"I'm not arguing with you about this," he said sternly, "It's possible they could try something while we're there, not knowing we're going to be there. If that's the case L, I want you and Hayami to get out of the way immediately, do you understand me? I can't be worried about you as well, I need to know that you will take care of yourself.  Not that I'm expecting it, but just in case.  Do you understand?"  L pouted and crossed his arms but nodded.

"Fine, but it's a joke if I can't handle myself against some old woman and her ridiculous son but if anything happens I'll make sure I get out of the way..."

"And Hayami..." Light reiterated and L chuckled.

"Alright, and Hayami," he answered.  Light smiled and kissed him quickly before releasing the elevator.

"Good," he said, "I'm proud of you."  L snorted which made Light laugh out loud just as the elevator reached the garage floor and opened.  They both sprinted out and to the car,  Light jumping into the driver's side, waiting for L to get in and then speeding out of the garage.
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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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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