By: Brendan Aurabolt
Category: Death Note
Chapter 5: Mikami v. Toss
* DEATH NOTE – HOW TO USE *
The conditions for death will not be realized unless it is physically possible for that human or it is reasonably assumed to be carried out by that human.
The specific scope of the condition for death is not known to the Shinigami, either. So, you must examine and find out.
You may also write the cause and/or details of death prior to filling in the name of the individual. Be sure to insert the name in front of the written cause of death. You have about 19 days (according to the human calendar) in order to fill in a name. Even if you do not actually possess the Death Note, the effect will be the same if you can recognize the person and his/her name to place in the blank.
When I saw Mr. Toss' lifespan I knew our suspicions were falsely placed. There was no question he did not have a Death Note. His demeanor during the proceedings matched his behavior during the live interview, which cleared him of suspicion. Now that I had confirmed it, I had little doubt God would be pleased. The instant court was adjourned I followed him from a safe distance. After seeing that his client was safely returned to prison he went to his car and drove away.
Only then did I take my cellphone out of my pocket.
"He's clean." I said as soon as he picked up. "I followed him out of the courthouse to be sure."
"I see." Light said after a long pause. "So if it isn't him, it's likely someone we don't know about who wants us to think it's him. We'll know for sure if he dies within the next month. Then again it would be bad publicity for Kira if he does die. What the hell is going on here?"
"I'll have the CIA install cameras and microphones at his law office." I offered. "If he is talking to someone else, we'll be able to find out who and when."
"For his sake, he'd better not be a willing participant." Light warned. "Because if he is, I'll kill him myself."
"That was well played." Rem said after my memories of the Death Note returned. "Pity you probably won't be able to use the same trick twice. It's the same trick Light used to kill L, you know."
"Now that I've seen his face, I won't have to." I remarked thoughtfully as I opened my Death Note to a fresh page. "But if I kill the bastard now, Light will know it was me. I need to keep Mikami alive at least until I've met the mastermind. What a pain in the ass." I started to write down the names of a few high-ranking officials in the White House whose deaths I knew Kira could explain to the media.
I didn't chose too many because I intended kill them off over a period of time with deaths only a Death Note owner could identify. After writing ten names, I closed the notebook and smiled. Come tomorrow, Kira would be in for a rude awakening.
"That's it for now?" Rem asked in surprise.
"You know Kira better than I do, Rem." I pointed out. "Why don't you tell me?"
"Hey, Light!" Misa said as I came into our apartment. "Can you come over here for a sec?"
"I've got coursework I need to get done." I replied as I put my textbooks on the table. "Where are you, anyway?"
"In the bathroom." she replied as I followed the sound of her voice. The first thing I noticed when I entered were the three pregnancy tests on the sink. The way she was looking at me told me everything I needed to know.
"So are you?" I asked after a long silence.
"I am." she replied quietly. "I-If that's bad Light, I'll can get rid of-"
"Why would I want that?" I asked, which caused her to look at me in surprise. "I know I won't live forever, Misa. Someone's going to have to continue my work when I'm gone. Who better than my own child?"
"Oh, Light!" Misa exclaimed as she threw her arms around me. "You've made me so happy! We're going to be such great parents! Wait till we tell Mikami!"
"Let's hold off on sharing the good news for now." I replied. "Something came up in Washington and I don't want to endanger Mikami. Once it's safe, we'll tell him in person."
"You mean it?" she asked in surprise.
"Of course." said. "And I'm sure he'll be thrilled."
I'd just returned to the White House when the reports began.
"This just in, another cabinet member has died." The reporter said on TV. "Witnesses say George Sears was killed when the car he was driving past a construction site was crushed by a falling beam. Police do not suspect foul play."
"That's the sixth one, Mr. President." my secretary noted. "We've already requested the others drop whatever they're doing and get back here as quickly as possible."
"Good." I replied. "I want each of their deaths investigated. Six cabinet members dying in the same day is no coincidence. Enough people have seen me today to know I didn't kill them myself. Someone is responsible, but who?"
"We've identified over 800 Anti-Kira groups worldwide, sir." the secretary said as he put a thick file on my desk. "Of them, we've narrowed it down to 40 groups capable of pulling of these killings."
"If any of them were responsible, they would've said so by now." I pointed out. "Whoever this is must be a lone wolf, some upstart looking to make a name for himself. If he wanted my attention he has it and I intend to make him wish he never thought about messing with me."
"Mikami...you may think yourself a perfectionist but that is your fatal flaw." I said after watching the statement he made on the deaths. "That was just the opening round, I assure you. Come tomorrow, I'm going in for the kill!"
"It's almost as if this person is using the same tactics I used when I took on L and Near." I said to Misa after Mikami's statement. "I knew there'd be resistance but it's obvious the person behind these deaths means business. Whatever it takes, we have to find out who it is and make an example out of them."
"Do you think you can do it?" she asked me.
"I'll do it." I replied as I smiled and opened my Death Note. "In fact, I'm the only one who can!"
End Chapter 5.
First and foremost, I apologize for making you wait two years for such a short update. That makes my next announcement even harder to make:
Effective immediately, I'm discontinuing this story.
Since I started writing this story my attention was pulled to other things. Even when I started updating some of my other fanfics earlier this week I knew I had to do at least one more chapter for this one.
This is first time I've ever given up on a fanfic after writing the first three chapters. The fact of the matter is my priorities are in other places. Hell, it took me MONTHS to write this chapter. Don't worry, I'm still a Death Note fan. Hell, I bought the first two movies earlier this year (WOOT!).
I apologize again for making you wait two years for this. The reason I was able to write this chapter is because of the momentum I ended the preceding chapter with. Well, that and everyone knows I know how to change up the plot at the right time.
Will I finish this someday? I seriously doubt it. I will leave the door open if someone else wants to finish it in my place, though. I want to thank everyone who reviewed and followed this story. It means a lot to me considering of the 37 Fanfics I've written on this site, less than half of them have been reviewed.
The good news is 3 of my next four new Fanfics are based on Anime (Clannad and Spice and Wolf) so if you're a fan of them, that's something to look forward to!