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The Aftertaste of Death Ch. 12
The sun was beginning to descend rapidly; Linda could tell by the lengthening sunbeam that left a pale ray on her battered couch. She glared at her mobile phone. In an hour and a half she would have to head over to the community theater to drop off her preliminary sketches for sets with the director there. There was no art class that night, and she was deeply grateful for that. The thought of stepping outside seemed to make her bones turn to lead. A copy of Worldwide News and Affairs was on the floor by the couch, folded open at her deceitful interview. She had scanned it once and could not bring herself to look at it again. The smudged ink and even columns were yet another sign that she was digging herself deeper in her battle against Light. Each step she took made turning back harder.
Her phone buzzed with a text message. It was from Dave, a simple "Wanted to check in, make sure we were still on for tomorrow night." Linda took a deep breath. There had been a few coffee meetings since
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The Aftertaste of Death Ch. 11- Death Note fanfic
A babble of voices in a closed NPA conference room was dominated by the booming voice of the newest Deputy Director, a huge man who had been a wrestler in his youth and was a formidable physical force in his middle age. "We can't just assume he's changed locations specifically to England just because he concentrates on the London area," he bellowed, and the whole room went silent. "He's only been doing that for a week and a half, and it was only a year or so ago, wasn't it, that Kira spent a few months concentrating on the California Mafia? We never considered that he was relocated then!"
"Thank you, sir," Light said quietly. He was seated at the foot of the table, and had been interrupted in the middle of explaining his findings by a cry for more decisive action against Kira. "And yes. Kira's location is still most likely in Japan, and it's quite possible this concentration on the criminals of England is a deliberate ploy on his part. As far as I can discover, Great Britain has had a
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The Aftertaste of Death Ch. 10- Death Note fanfic
The editor of Worldwide News and Affairs looked like a man who had been pinched and molded out of old clay, with a few odd thrift store garments thrown on for good measure. He was staring at his desk with tiny grey eyes that perpetually watered under thin eyebrows. Linda could feel her own eyes watering just looking at him, and kept her eyes focused on the lone magazine on the desk. It contained headlines accusing celebrities of secret pasts, government officials of not actually existing, and disused Underground tunnels of hiding alien experiments.
As far as Linda could judge, the magazine was the type that would print a story like the one she was about to offer them- an in-depth feature of Kira and his methods. Whether or not they would be willing to do so was another matter entirely. She had to couch her offer in such a way that this man and his publication would feel no risk. Above all, she wanted to make sure that they were not put in harm's way. With every day bringing new reports
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The Aftertaste of Death Ch. 9- Death Note fanfic
Linda had stopped at a corner shop a few blocks away from her apartment when she heard someone call her name through the bustle and clatter of the café. Her heart flew into her mouth and she fumbled with her handbag, scattering her change on the floor as she did so. The person who had hailed her dashed forward to help. "Linda, it's been a while! How have you been? Last I heard you were moving out on your own."
"You heard right, Dave," she said with a smile that she hoped was not too obviously relieved. It was indeed her long-haired, lanky-framed ex-boyfriend, who she had not seen for some months. Her relationship with him had been a rather slapdash one, consisting mainly of tea-shop exploring and energetic snogging at the movies, and when they had decided to end their romantic attachment, it had been with no hard feelings on either side. At the time, they both had been heading their separate ways and had decided that friendly though they were, there was little to keep them toget
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The Aftertaste of Death Ch. 8- Death Note fanfic
With a sigh, Light shoved his chair back from the desk in his new cubicle. He had gathered enough data on deaths suspected to have been caused by Kira and had begun to make an elaborate graph that would compare the number of deaths to the time they had occurred and how long it had taken for the criminals to be killed after their crimes had become public knowledge. It was more than enough work for the NPA that he could take some short time to look into his own projects- specifically finding out more about Wammy's charity and how it might lead him to the person he sought.
There was surprisingly little information about the orphanage to be found online. There was an address and a picture of a well-kept stone building in an online directory, but the home itself had no website of its own, and what little information there was seemed to be confined to school reports, which listed Wammy's as consistently turning out some of the best students in the county. But even those reports were scarce,
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The Aftertaste of Death Ch. 7- Death Note fanfic
"Miss Grey, what do you think? It's supposed my big sister- isn't she pretty?"
Linda bent over six-year-old Tess's drawing, which featured a crooked oval with uneven eyes, an impossibly tiny nose, and a wide mouth, all framed by long dark streaks. "She's very pretty, yes," she replied warmly. "Seems like she's got pretty long hair."
"Yeah, she does! She's growing it out to give away and she lets me braid it when she's home and I like to put red ribbons and things in it…"
It was clear the child would go on for some time if allowed, so Linda cleared her throat firmly. "So why don't you add a ribbon for her in the drawing?"
"But I already drew her!"
"You can still add a ribbon. See, watch this." Linda took up a pencil and carefully traced a bow and two sweeping lines to border the thick black streaks. "You color that in, it'll look like a ribbon all right. You think you can do that?"
Tess nodded and reached for a bright red crayon. Linda straightened up and was about to move on to
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The Aftertaste of Death Ch. 6- Death Note fanfic
When Light received Mikami's first phone call, he was at Misa's funeral and had had his cell phone switched off. The second call came when he was at the reception afterwards, politely listening to the condolences of Misa's manager and various people in the modeling business who had been forced to attend her funeral out of respect. When a third phone call illuminated his phone, Light excused himself politely to hear Mikami ask quickly if they could meet, as there was something Light had to see immediately. After arranging to meet at the café where they had held their first conference, Light had turned back to the guests, inwardly seething. He had to find a way to leave the place without attracting too much attention. Touching his mother's shoulder, he asked her in a muffled voice if they could leave. Immediately she was guiding him away from the crowds and out the door. "Are you all right?" she whispered. "Oh Light, I know how hard this is."
"None of those people knew her," Light
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The Aftertaste of Death Ch. 5- Death Note fanfic
Linda had spent hours poring over the folders and pictures, scanning the pages of print until her head ached and the text appeared to be swimming in front of her eyes. At last she shook herself and got up to make herself another pot of coffee. She had a feeling that the most powerful espresso known to man would do nothing to improve her brain at this hour, and the instant coffee powder she was using was anything but powerful. But it was the only thing she had. She heaped spoonfuls of the mix into her stained mug, fighting down a yawn. Her brain was near breaking point; the information she had gained from the envelope was a jumble of thoughts that sprang back and forth in her mind.
Kira had a name: Light Yagami. And he was no deity or magician- he was a boy who stumbled upon a notebook that had once belonged to a god of death. It was that notebook that gave him the power to kill people, if he wrote their names and kept their face in mind.
Water began to bubble against the sides of the s
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The Aftertaste of Death Ch. 4- Death Note fanfic
The luxurious apartment was silent save for the scratching of a pen on paper. On the large desk a lamp threw a glaring pool of light onto the black notebook in which Light was writing. The pale glow of his computer monitor cast sharp shadows on his thin hands, which looked almost skeletal. Sighing, he leaned back to relax his fingers. He had a sudden uncomfortable vision of another pair of thin bony hands that had worked tirelessly to capture him, and shoved that image away. There was no need to dwell on the risks and obstacles in his past. At least not until later, when he could say for sure that all his obstacles had been truly set aside. And he still had a few in his way, namely discontent among people in general and the fact that he was still mistrusted by many, especially now that Mikami had taken such a drastic step when it came to the leaders of world religions. It seemed to have accomplished what Light had hoped; he had frequented religious websites and occasionally taken a pam
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The Aftertaste of Death Ch. 3- Death Note fanfic
She leaned against the doorway for a moment, unable to understand why Roger had not turned on the lights. Though he could be anti-social enough when he chose, sitting alone in the dark with his back to the door was extreme even for him. Not to mention that he had paid no attention to her knock or her opening the door.
Shifting her weight from one foot to another, she finally coughed. "Roger? I'm sorry to interrupt, but I've got to teach a class in a half an hour and I do need to get those documents." She hesitated. "You did get them together, right? I'm sorry to be a bother about this, but I don't have much time to spare."
Her slightly rounded voice with just a hint of Cockney seemed to jar with the gloom of the room. Linda lowered her head with a sigh, wondering if her old guardian was just having a bad day. He had never been particularly good with children; that had always been Wammy's area of expertise. And now Roger had to care for orphans with minimal help or thanks. Linda knew fr
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The Aftertaste of Death Ch. 2- Death Note fanfic
It was an hour or so past midnight when Light finally returned to the tiny little house where he had spent so many years of his life. He could see a light in the kitchen window, and knew right away that his mother had been waiting for a phone call or a car pulling up in front of the house. Ever since the death of his father so many years ago, and the horrific damage the events surrounding that death had wrought on his sister, Light knew that she had become resigned to suffering.
He opened the front door quietly and carefully arranged his face into an expression of exhaustion and grief before approaching the kitchen. His mother was sitting there alone, her hands folded in front of her. In the pale overhead light the grey in her short hair outshone the brown, and the age lines of her rounded face looked as though they had been carved by a rough chisel. Light sat opposite her and rested his chin on hands. "How's Sayu?"
"The same as ever."
Sachiko Yagami's voice had the weariness of someon
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The Aftertaste of Death- Ch. 1
Light Yagami stared at the young man kneeling in the center of the warehouse. Silence was rolling past them both like an endless river. No one moved. Every human in the shadowy building was waiting with bated breath. It was amazing how much time forty seconds had become. In the hopes that those seconds would pass more quickly, he allowed himself observe as much of the warehouse as he could without his eyes wandering suspiciously. It was a humble place for his victory. Dirt covered the walls, and the peeling posters on the abandoned crates were water-stained. Rusted chains hung from abandoned pulleys, and there were missing nails in the paneling of the walls.
By his estimation, five seconds had passed.
He let his attention fall on the group standing around the white-haired boy. The dark haired young man standing just behind the boy had a sharp thin face. For some reason Light's attention fell on his hands, which were strong-boned with long slender fingers. They were the hands of someone
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Thank you for the fave, lady!  :)
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Thank you so mchc for the watch! I'm very glad that you enjoy my works enough for a watch! Especially since you write such an awesome fic back in FF.net :)
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oursolemnhour49 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
You are very welcome, and are you kidding? You're the first person I've ever seen to try and write a Light/Misa fic and make it somewhat mutual. And you write it very well XD Of course I have to follow! Keep up the amazing work, and thanks so much for the kind words! (I really should finish posting it up here and at least get it up to date, now that you remind me...)
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Arysthae-niru Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! I always thought there was some attraction there, if only a minuscule amount that Light suppressed, because she was annoying to his plans. Meeting at a different time, I thought, would make their attraction to each other slightly more mutual than it was in canon XD I'm very glad you enjoyed that fiction. And don't worry, there'll be plenty more on their way! Death Note has overtaken my mind ;) And you totally deserve it, I haven't ever seen Linda in a fic where she isn't the romantic side-on.
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Thank you for the fave! :D
...this is the third post from me in a row...
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Thank you for the fave! :)
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Hi! Thank you so much for adding me to your watch list! :) I really appreciate it. And also thanks again for taking the time to look at my art.
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