Disclaimer: I don't own Death Note.

Note: So yeah I wanted to try a drabble and Light is the only person I trust myself not to ramble on forever about. My word checker tells me exactly 100. Ff tells me 103. WHATEVER. So yeah. Implied L/Light. Hope you like. I was thinking of doing a little bit more focusing around the days after/before L's death. There's so much fun emotion there to be exploited. What do you think?

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Renewal

Light is locked away somewhere even Misa can't find him, sitting in the dark, sometime after Ryuzaki – his one-time friend, one-time lover, his eternal enemy – has been laid to rest. In front of him, Rem's Death Note is lying, open, deceivingly innocent, on his desk. Light turns the pages, one by one, slowly, almost apprehensively.

L would never tell him his secrets when he was alive. And now -

It was a shame, really, Light thinks. A man like that could have been useful. Could have been more than useful...

And there, on the open page – L Lawliet.

Light smiles.