The Allure of Conflict
Disclaimer: Death Note is the property of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. I only own this story and make no profit from this.
Warning: Rated Mature for future language, slash, etc.
Pairings: L/Light with others to be determined.
Setting: Post-Yotsuba arc with spoilers for the manga (with possible spoilers for Another Note.)
Summary: He had gotten a glimpse of Light Yagami's true self early on, hidden behind his false smiles and empty words. He pushed that part of Light away immediately, digging further for who Light was.
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Part One - Thoughts and Paradoxes
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He studied Light. It wasn't something he made a secret of; as Light was one of his top suspects (in truth, his only suspect-the people who came after did not compare.) But what he did not bring forth was the thoughts that ran through his head as he watched him.
Light Yagami was a paradox. He was bright, a genius that rivaled his own, and therefor susceptible to something all geniuses feared; boredom. He knew much and therefor hadn't any challenge left.
If you talked to a person who knew a murderer, many times the answer would be: "He/She was such a nice person. Couldn't hurt a fly. I can't believe this happened." Because when it came down to it, no one really knew that person. He could say this was true for Light Yagami. He had his family and he had people one would call "friends" but these were all friends on a superficial level. He had no one whom he talked secrets with or of anything of real substance. He was a person liked by all but one who no one saw the true self.
That is, except to say, himself, L Lawliet.
He had gotten a glimpse of Light Yagami's true self early on, hidden behind his false smiles and empty words. He pushed that part of Light away immediately, digging further for who Light was.
So he watched him. His mannerisms when he thought no one looking, his anger that he sometimes couldn't help that burst forth. The times when the younger man's hands made contact with his skin. They fought and L was exhilerated. He had never had a real challenge before; he had earned the title of best detective in the world and had followed shortly after by earning the titles of the other two top detectives. He lacked challenge, which is why the Kira case had been both a blessing and a curse.
His life was on the line, yes, but he had never felt this way before. Truly alive for what seemed like the first time. Something he only gained when he fought Light Yagami. So he studied him, and he was sure Light studied him as well, using whatever he gained in his fight against Kira.
And as much as Light was a paradox, he knew that he too was one as well. For as hard as he tried to bring Kira down, he wanted to keep Light Yagami close. He knew he couldn't have it both ways. He knew that.
But, sometimes...he wondered how he could defeat Kira and keep Light close to him. Whether to fight him or to fight with him.
And soon...he'd have to make that decision.
Soon he would impliment a motion to see the 13 day rule get put in effect and see if Light Yagami's words were true.
Soon he and Kira would go onto the battlefield once more.
And he was unsure who would come out of it alive.
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A/N: I started writing this and I realized that it went with L'Allure du Conflit, so I decided to make that fic a multi-chapter fic and change the title, cause I felt I was being too pretentious. ^^;;
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