|By : flagfish|
Category: Death Note > General
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|Disclaimer: I do not own Death Note, nor any of the characters from it. I do not make any money from the writing of this story.|
It sounds strange, because it’s what half the population of the Western
world wanted for a long time, and what seemed for so long practically out
It’s what took the deaths of hundreds and radical changes to security
and investigative forces in several nations, and what L risked his life
Not to mention, it was supposed to already have happened long ago.
Really, it wouldn’t be entirely selfish; many would argue that Kira
should be dead. Few people have been more dangerous.
Few devices have been more horrific than the supposed Death Note.
But there is something else that Mello is very curious about, and that
is speaking with Light—with the boy whose ability to reason is so great
that he is kept alive despite the astounding magnitude of his crime.
The only suitable rival to L, and the only suitable counterpart to L.
Taking on this mission would be a very big deal with the guarantee of
a heavy toll—but the temptation to meet Light is nearly too great, and
ultimately Mello finds himself unable to give an answer.
“How much time do we have to decide?” Matt asks, green eyes gazing coolly
across the room.
“I’ll give you until Monday,” she says at last, and Mello makes a mental
note to try not to screw Matt in the middle of the day then.
Over the next several days, Mello can’t stop thinking about it. He watches
L reading over his work, teacup in one hand and paper in the other, big
eyes darting to and fro behind black hair, and Mello wonders if it really
is true that L still speaks with him – not, of course, in the full
sense of the word, but, somehow, they still communicate.
Does it hurt, Mello wonders, does it hurt that their entire bond is
reduced to this, and what kind of bond did they really have to begin with—L
wanted him dead, didn’t he, L risked his very life for the purpose of sentencing
Kira to death.
Is L satisfied with the way things are now? Would he rather that Kira
was dead? Could that really hurt more than this—than working coolly and
mechanically with the person you love, knowing he is tied and bound and
infinitely restrained and—
“Mello is worried about something,” comes L’s quiet voice from behind
the document in his hands.
Blue eyes dart in his direction and Mello studies L’s face for several
moments before answering. “It’s nothing,” he replies, because even though
he knows that lying to L is useless, and L probably knows that he’s thinking
about Kira, asking L about Kira is also useless.
So, L does not elaborate, and, after he finishes reading the document,
he places it on the table with a small grin. He begins unfolding his long
legs from the chair and, stepping onto the floor, he gazes at Mello knowingly
and, waving the document before him, he says,
“Would you mind if I kept this, I’d like to look it over again.”
“Y—yeah, okay,” Mello replies, finally remembering to stand up, as well,
and he wonders when L communicated with Light last and what it was about.
Maybe it was even something that Mello helped L with.
Maybe, really, he should get to communicate with Light, too.
Mello and Matt agree.
Come Monday, they are again seated across from Misora in their living
room, not having lifted a finger to tidy up in preparation for her arrival
but this time, at least, presentable and mostly dressed.
She explains to them the details of how this is to be carried out, elaborating
on the technology used in the secure cell.
The key, in essence, is the very device through which L and Light communicate.
While it’s fingerprint-enabled, because Kira is very heavily restrained,
he does not initiate communication between them, and it comes only from
L’s side, which is encrypted and secure. Further, while Kira’s fingerprint
is required for pickup on that end, there must be someone else in the room
to press his finger to the device for him, and to monitor communication
Other than this assigned monitor, however, the room is locked and shut
at this time to any other signals going out or in.
While communication is never initiated from within the cell, it is nevertheless
technically possible to do this, and the transceiver plate cannot actually
distinguish between a fingerprint coming or going. Therefore, if both prints
were read simultaneously, there would exist a very brief interval for pickup
before the signal actually arrived at L’s end.
It is during that interval that they are to pick up from within the
cell—using a copy of L’s fingerprint.
The room would then lock and shut to any signals going in and out until
communication was disabled.
It is then when they are to carry out the job.
At all times Kira is drugged with a mild intravenous concentration of
sedatives, administered by subcutaneous cubital injection. To this they
are to add a low dose of phenol, directly to the catheter tube, and no
residue, no waste, no prints.
“Don’t spend more than about an hour in there,” she says, “or you’ll
begin to stir suspicion.”
Her eyes dart to Matt’s gloved hands. “Wear them at all times. Both
of you. No prints.”
And then, before Mello can respond, “You can watch; you can even talk
with him. But don’t touch.”
She can tell that this part finds them both irritated.
“This is serious,” she continues, “you have to leave without anyone
knowing you were in there.”
And finally, as if reading their minds, “and don’t even think about
trying to let him out somehow. He’s very smart. He’ll figure out who you
are and he will kill you.”
Mello and Matt stare at her in silence, both holding their breath; it
sounds, Matt thinks, like she speaks from experience.
To be continued…
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