Something Good

BY : Yami Bakura
Category: Death Note > General
Dragon prints: 872
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.

"Yagami Light! You are under arrest for the murder of Quillsh Wammy, conspiracy to commit murder, the attempted murder of L, and suspicion of being megalomaniacal mass-murderer Kira."

Light stared in horror at Matsuda, the only officer who'd had the guts to follow him to America. He'd fled with Misa after Watari's death and Rem's failure to kill L before she died, and had been holed up in a cheap hotel planning his next move when the Japanese man caught up to him.

"You can't arrest me," Light said calmly, his exterior betraying none of the tumult he felt. "You have no proof." It was that lack of proof, the total erasure of evidence, that had kept him safe for so long, and he was confident that he hadn't slipped up yet.

"You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you can't afford one, you will be supplied with an attorney from the state. You -" Matsuda's clinically dispassionate voice was starting to make Light nervous, though he'd never have admitted it under torture.

"I'll go with you, Matsuda, on the grounds that you tell me why you're here," Light tried again. Matsuda glared at him over the barrel of his gun, but it wobbled slightly as he lowered it.

"Mi- Amane confessed. She told Ryuuzaki everything. In exchange, she's been offered a plea bargain when she gets to court. You have continually deceived all of us, you killed all those people, even Watari. How could you do that? Light, why?!"

Light began to laugh from his position in the armchair. "Why? Matsuda, why did you become an officer? Wasn't it because you could see what a mess this world was? You wanted to do something good. That's all I wanted. I wanted to clean this world up, make it a better place to be. I am the only person who could have done it. I saw what needed to be done, and I did it. How can you call it wrong?"

"You're just a human, Light. A human boy. What did you think you could accomplish, reaching for god-hood?"

Ryuuzaki, standing straight and wearing shoes for once, appeared in the door way behind Matsuda. At the sound of his voice, both men looked at him. In the momentary distraction, Light yanked out a piece of paper, scribbling furiously with a pen he'd had resting on his hands.

"Matsuda!" L shouted, and his finger was squeezing on the trigger before he even finished turning around to aim properly. The bullets hit Light in the chest and shoulder, and he slumped forward, dropping the paper. L flipped open his phone, calling for an ambulence, while Matsuda sank to the ground.

"I shot him, I really shot him, I shot him..." He crawled forward and retrieved the paper.

Yagami Raitc had been written, and was partially obscured by the blood dripping down Light's arm.

-End-

I just wanted to hear someone say "Yagami Light, you're under arrest for the murder of Quillsh Wammy, etc." I'm busy playing with MUDs, so don't expect too much by way of updates from me for anything. ♥


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