Disclaimer: I do not, nor will I ever own Death Note or anything affiliated with said show.
Matt rolled over, grabbed his goggles off the table next to his bed and slipped them over his head. With a yawn, he stood up and pulled on his favorite vest that was tossed at the end of the bed last night. After straightening his goggles, he picked up his handheld gaming device from the edge of his pillow and headed off to the dining room to get some breakfast.
He'd only made it to the hallway before the need to play his game forced him to pause his search for food. Pulling the system out of his pocket, Matt turned on the power and tuned out everything around him as the screen came to life.
Two hours later Mello came down the hallway grumbling about Near, which was a common occurrence in Whammy's House since the two always seemed to get under each other's skin. As he neared the kitchen, Mello paused in his mumblings when he noticed Matt leaning against the wall. "Finally, someone who doesn't piss me off." He said as he threw himself against the wall next to his friend. "At least I can talk to you without wanting to pull my hair out. Mind if I join you?"
"Well we wouldn't want you to ruin your pretty hair." Matt muttered sarcastically under his breath before shrugging. "Whatever."
The pair sat against the wall in silence for several minutes before Mello got bored and decided to start up a conversation. "So, whatcha doing?" He asked, tilting his head over Matt's shoulder so he could see the small screen.
"Destroying zombies." Matt replied distractedly.
Mello raised an eyebrow at the response before shrugging. "…ok, how do you play?"
It took a few seconds for Matt to reply. "By pushing buttons." He said, a smirk tugging at the corner of his lips.
"I can see that." Mello said in annoyance, his hands coming to rest on his hips. "I'm not stupid." Ignoring the redhead's snort, Mello continued. "What I meant, was how do you play through the game? You know, what's the object of the game and how do you go about accomplishing it."
"Zombies are trying to take over the world and you're a hired assassin sent to destroy them. Basically you go around blowing stuff up. It's really fun." Matt said without looking up from the game.
"Cool, let me play." Mello said, grabbing the game system from Matt's hands. "I love killing things." Grinning, he pulled the screen closer to his face and began viciously pounding on the buttons while laughing evilly. "Die you zombie scum!"
Moments after the game system was removed from his hands, Matt's eyes glazed over and he stood frozen in place.
"This is great." Mello said as he continued to kill everything in his path. "What other games do you have?" Hearing no answer, he paused in his destruction and turned towards his friend. "Yo, Matt, didn't you hear…" Noticing the lack of response from the boy next to him, Mello's voice trailed off. "Dude, what's wrong?" Raising a hand to his shoulder, Mello shook the catatonic redhead. "Oh no, I think he's broken!"
Near came walking down the hallway a few seconds after Mello began his breakdown. Raising an eyebrow at the blonde haired boy, Near pulled his toy closer to his chest. "What has caused your meltdown this time?" He questioned boredly.
"Matt's broken! What should we do?" Mello cried, waving his arms around wildly.
Near was silent for several seconds before speaking. "Try plugging him back in." He said slowly.
Raising an eyebrow, Mello crossed his arms over his chest. "What the hell do you mean 'plug him in'? He's not some electronic."
Ignoring the outburst, Near plucked the game system from Mello's hands and placed it in Matt's. Moving the redhead's thumbs over the buttons, Near pushed the reset button and took several steps back.
"This game has a sequel coming out soon too, but it won't be in stores until next month." Matt said suddenly, his eyes coming back into focus and fingers flying over the controls.
"See, he just needed to be plugged in." Near said, turning around and continuing on his way.
Mello blinked and then his eyes widened in shock. "Oh no, the games have turned Matt into one of them! Run for your lives, the evil video games are after us!" Screaming, he ran off down the hallway.
"…well that was strange, even for Mello." Matt said, shaking his head slowly. Yawning, he glanced at his watch. "I think I'm still tired, that little power nap didn't help that much. Maybe I should go lay down." Shutting off his game, he headed back towards his room to get some sleep.