You, with your words like knives and swords and weapons that you use against me

You have knocked me off my feet again got me feeling like I'm nothing.

Near sat and watched as Mello yelled at him, shooting nasty little comments. Matt stood in the background playing on his PSP and Near sighed staring up at the enraged Mello.

"Are you even listening you little freak!" Mello yelled at him. "You're worthless! No one even likes you! I sure as hell that no one would give shit if you disappeared!" Mello's words stung Near but the small boy continued to show no emotion to the blonde teen. He was not weak.

He continued to play with his favorite robot when it was snatched out of his hands and thrown against the wall. It pretty much was destroyed, by the impact, the head and arms and legs all scattered in different directions.

"Stupid sheep." Mello said roughly kicking Near. Near watched the red follow the blonde out of the common room and got up himself to go to his room.

Once confined inside, Near let the tears fall.

You, with your voice like nails on a chalkboard, calling me out when I'm wounded

You, pickin' on a weaker man.

Near sat at his desk putting together a puzzle. It was the same white puzzle he had put together about a million times. The one with the black cloister L in the corner. Just the Mello came storming in an irritated expression on his beautiful features. Yes, Near loved Mello. Even though he knew Mello would never loved him back.

"Near." He growled.

"Hello Mello." Near replied not even looking up from what he was doing. "Is something the matter?"

"Yeah, you're in my seat." Mello snarled.

"Am I? I don't recall ever seeing you sit here." Near stated looking up at Mello now, twirling a strand of his pure white hair. A cruel smile spread across Mello's face, and Near mentally cringed.

"Now it is." He said simply and knocked Near out of his seat. He fell on to the ground and everyone laughed. Near sighed and took a seat in the far corner of the room wondering why he had to feel so lonely.

Well, you can take me down with just one single blow

But you don't know what you don't know.

"I'm afraid L is dead." Roger informed us.

"What! Was it Kira? Did Kira kill him come on Roger! You've got to tell me!" Mello said shaking the old man.

Someday I'll be living in a big old city

And all you're ever gonna be is mean

Someday I'll be big enough so you can't hit me

And all you're ever gonna be is mean.

Now in Manhattan Near led the SPK (Special Division for Kira) working independently of L. Continuing to build his dice city while also listening to the information on the kidnapping that Rester was informing him. He had a pretty good idea on who could be smart enough to accomplish and arrange the kidnapping. Especially on knowing who to kidnap. It was also someone who wanted the notebook. It had to be Mello.

"By the way commander Rester. Have you been able to determine his whereabouts yet?" Near said holding up the only copy of Mello's picture the orphanage had.

Why you gotta be so mean?

You with your switching sides and your walk-by lies and your humiliation

You have pointed out my flaws again as if I don't already see them.

I'll walk with my head down trying to block you out 'cause I'll never impress you

I just wanna feel okay again.

I watched him enter the main room frowning. Rester, Gevanni, and Lindor had gone home for the night.

"Mello, to what do I owe this visit?" He asked in a monotone voice as he continued to stack his Lego's. Scowling Mello bent down beside Near.

"You're so freaking emotionless! Show something for once will you!"

Near looked at Mello and raised an eyebrow.

"Mello would like me to show emotion?" He confirmed. Mello nodded his head vigorously. "Alright then."

Near leaned in and landed a kiss on Mello's lips. After 3 seconds he pulled away, smiling to himself. The there was a loud 'SLAP' and Near fell back from the force, then reached up to touch his stinging cheek.

"You little freaky homo!" Mello spat and stormed from the room. Nears face fell in sorrow.

I'll bet you got pushed around, somebody made you cold

But the cycle ends right now 'cause you can't lead me down that road

And you don't know what you don't know.

Someday I'll be living in a big old city

And all you're ever gonna be is mean.

Someday I'll be big enough that you can't hit me

And all you're ever gonna be is mean.

Why you gotta be so mean?

Near watched as Mello head for the exit of the room when he spoke up.

"This is why I don't show emotion." Near said quietly. "It only allows you to harbor pain, and makes it harder to concentrate. That's why Mello is second."

Mello froze and whirled around to face Near.

I can see you years from now in a bar, talking over a football game

With that same big loud opinion but nobody's listening

Washed up and ranting about the same old bitter things

Drunk and grumbling on about how I can't sing.

But all you are is mean.

"What you say sheep?" Mello said lifting Near by the collar of his shirt.

"I said that is why Mello is second." Near confirmed. At that he recived a black eye that he knew his team would question about later.

"You little freak!" Mello shrieked. "I'm ten times better then you'll ever be!"

All you are is mean, and a liar and pathetic and alone in life

And mean, and mean, and mean.

Mello tossed Near to the ground and stormed out of the room shouting over his shoulder: "I'll get him before you Near!"

The albino crawled into a ball and sighed. "You are right and even though you are too emotional Mello…"

Someday I'll be living in a big old city

And all you're ever gonna be is mean

Someday I'll be big enough so you can't hit me

And all you're ever gonna be is mean.

"…But that's what makes you beautiful. That is why I love you."

Why you gotta be so mean?