A/N: This idea came to me as the result of late-night RP with the lovely Katherine-The-Crowned. Her L is brilliant, and I like to think my Light is at least decent. But anyway, I had this idea in my head for a while and after that I wanted to try writing it.
"You know," Light mused one evening as he lay in L's arms, half-asleep, "You're like the Wizard of Oz."
L blinked. The Wizard of Oz. He'd read the book of course, and seen the film only once because Matt had begged, claiming it was his favorite. As a result, Mello had spent the better part of two hours comparing Near to Toto.
He looked down at his drowsy lover with an amused smile. "How so?"
"Well," Light continued, not opening his eyes, "you're 'L.' The world knows you as nothing more than a scrambled voice behind a giant letter on a screen. They can't even prove you really exist. It's just like the Wizard was this god-like presence in Oz that no one ever saw, but they trusted him undoubtedly."
"I see…" L answered thoughtfully, amusement still evident in his voice.
"Sometimes it's hard to believe that the 'Great and Powerful Oz' is mine." L kissed the top of his head gently and Light moved closer to him in response. "But of course," he added, "he was a scam, and you're not."
"Mmm." L agreed absently, and then murmured into his hair, "You're forgetting another important difference Light-kun. I do not believe the Wizard would be so quick to jump into bed with the Wicked Witch of the West."
Light opened his eyes and pulled back to look at him for a moment, brow furrowed, before realization dawned on his face and he rolled his eyes.
"Ryuuzaki," he groaned, "I'm not Kira."
A/N: *giggles* So, do you like it? I've thought for the longest time that L really was very much like the Wizard. I blame my obsession with the Wicked soundtrack for that. Please review!