|Shukumei: A tale of destiny, freedom, and love
Author: kgeesy PM
Story starts about a week after Light's death and the end of the series. Near saves the life of a seemingly sweet and normal 20-year-old, but Lillith has something to hide! When Near finds out her dark secret, things get crazy...NearxOCRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Angst - & Near - Chapters: 7 - Words: 7,983 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 09-25-10 - Published: 09-19-09 - id: 5388141
|A+ A- Full 3/4 1/2 Expand Tighten|
Me: Oh goodies a Death Note story!
Me: OH COME ON! I MADE LIGHT EVIL…….AGAIN!
L: He's always evil….and I know you're gonna make Near OOC.
Me: AM NOT!
Me: SAY THE DISCLAIMER L!!!!!!!!!!!!
L: Pffft….Saga doesn't own Death Note, or the song Jai Ho. The only thing she owns is her OC Lillith.
Me: SQUEE! ON WITH THE STORY!
Lillith groaned in annoyment and shifted her stack of textbooks as she scurried as fast as her fish-netted legs would carry her. Great, I'm late again! Why does this always happen to me?! Lillith ranted inside the privacy of her mind. Minutes later she burst into the university class, panting. Naturally, everyone stared. Lillith blushed cherry red and mumbled "Sorry." before sheepishly sinking into a nearby desk. To regain the professor's respect, Lillith desperately tried to concentrate, but she kept nodding off. She had been so busy the day before; she barely took time to sleep. She yanked hard on her pigtail, a nervous habit of hers, and attempted to stay conscious.
Finally, Lillith had her classes for the day finished. She stepped out into the busy streets outside the university, heading back home. Being so short and thin was a particular disadvantage in the crowded streets she constantly had to maneuver through. Lillith finally fought her way to a crossing point. She quickly scampered out into the street. She was in such a rush to get home, she didn't see the car coming at first. Then, out of the corner of her eye, she saw motion. Lillith turned her head, saw the car and…..stared. She was too shocked to run, to scream, or to even think. She just stood with her jaw gaping open, until…..
Lillith suddenly felt a strong impact from her side-it wasn't the force of a car-and arms embracing her. She saw a flash of white before she was knocked back into the crowd, her textbooks flying everywhere. Lillith could hear the anxious buzz of conversation around her. She hesitantly opened her eyes to see a dozen worried faces surrounding her and….someone else? "Are you alright?" A nearby man asked her and the boy next to her. Lillith winced and rubbed her back. She had landed on her backpack, which hurt like heck! "Yea, I think so." The guy simply nodded. "Um…what happened?" she asked the older man. "Well, that car was about to hit you, but this young man here ran out in the street and pushed you out of harm's way. He risked his own life in the process." Lillith stared in shock at the boy next to her, touched that a complete stranger would be willing to chance losing his own life in order to save her's. Lillith blushed. "Thank you." She said shyly. The boy, who seemed about her age, shrugged. He stood up, brushed himself off, and held out a hand to help Lillith up. She gratefully accepted. By now the crowd was already dispersing. Lillith nervously tugged on her left pigtail and bit her lip. "So...what's your name?" she asked the boy. His response was a short one. "Near." Lillith smiled and gave him a quick head-to-toe glance. His snow white hair seemed to be curly and straight at the same time, and his clothes were similar colors. "Near. That's a nice name. I'm Lillith." She held out her hand and he shook it wordlessly.
"Um…." Lillith tried her best to break the awkward silence. Near was so quiet. "Thanks again for um….saving my life." Lillith blushed intensely. That was such a stupid thing to say! Ugh, I'm such a ditz! Near shrugged again. "It's nothing." The next thing said just rolled right out of Lillith's mouth. "I want to thank you properly. Do you want to get dinner together? I know this great restaurant a couple blocks from here." Once she realized what she had just said, she mentally slapped herself. That sounded so awkward! He probably thinks I'm asking him out or something! But to her delight, Near shrugged. "Okay." Lillith smiled and led him to the restraunt. By the time they got there, the lights were dimmed inside. Lillith read the hours on the door and frowned. "Aww, it's closed! Now what do we do….Wait I have an idea! You can come to my place for dinner!" "That's not necessary…" Near started. Lillith grabbed him by the wrist. "No excuses! Consider it my thanks to you!" Lillith then proceeded to drag Near to the apartment complex she lived in. While she fumbled with the keys, she spoke to him, "I apologize for the mess; I've been so busy with either school or work. But I don't have a lot of stuff anyway. I had to take most of it to the pawn shop when I moved out of my parent's house so I could afford my tuition." Lillith unlocked the door and let Near in.
Her apartment was indeed messy. There was tons of half-empty cardboard boxes lying around, several pairs of shoes strewn on the ground, and two white rifles leaning against the wall. The kitchen table was even worse. There were pencils and sheets of notebook paper covering it, along with a laptop. Lillith blushed in embarrassment. "Trust me; I spend more time doing homework and stuff than eating at that table." Near just nodded. "Um…you can sit down ya know." Lillith said. Near simply sunk into the nearest chair. He sat really weird, with one foot up and the other down. Not wanting to be rude and comment on it, Lillith instead asked, "So what kind of food do you like?" Near shrugged for the fourth time that day. "Doesn't matter." Lillith walked into the kitchen and opened up a cabinet. "I've got instant ramen. I hope that works." Lillith took a packet out of the cabinet and held it up. Near simply nodded.
A few minutes later…
"The ramen's ready!" Lillith chirped. She spooned some into two different bowls and gave one to Near and sat down beside him. For a while they ate in an awkward silence before Lillith finally broke it.
"So…why did you even do that in the first place?"
"Um…save my life."
"You were just standing there staring at the car, like you were trying to get hit." Near stated flatly.
Lillith blushed but quickly shielded herself with a sharp comment. "How do you know I wasn't?" she asked.
Near gave her a weird look for a couple seconds. Lillith waved her hands in front of herself. "No, no, I WASN'T! But you didn't know that!"
Near just shrugged. "Well if you were, it would be a huge mistake. So…I pushed you out of the way. Pretty simple."
Lillith looked in his eyes, trying to read his expression. He knows a lot about life…
END CHAPTER ONE
Me: I sense the beginning of a great story!
Misa: Yay! Misa loves stories!
Me: You can't even read, BAKA!
Misa: What does that mean?!?!
Me: THAT JUST PROVES THAT YOU ARE A BAKA!
Misa: NO I'M NOT! LIGHT AM I A BAKA?!….whatever it is….
Me: For once Light does something that I approve of….well, see you guys in chapter 2!