Playing God

Chapter 18

Meeting Adjourned Or Is It

Author's Note: How's everyone doing? Okay quick note here. I have become a beta-reader! I am currently betaing Trinity98's story Troublesome Love. If you're a Vegeta/Bulma fan then go check it out.

Alright, on with the show!

Pairings: Light x OC

Warnings: Major spoilers, cussing, violence, an OC, and OOCness

Disclaimer: I in no way own Deathnote nor do I own any of the characters. I make no profit from this fic.


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Flashback


"So were you actually planning to check all of the footage we got from Aoyama on the 22nd by yourself?" asked Aizawa as he watched the boring footage from behind L. [1]

L sat in one of the chairs scattered around what they now called HQ. He chewed on his thumbnail as he observed the black and white tape for anything unusual. His black eyes looked to Aizawa to acknowledge him before they traveled back to the screen.

"That's right. I think it's very likely that Kira and the second Kira made contact each other there on that day. So I wanted to check all these tapes personally. Also, Mr. Yagami?"

Soichiro had been filing some papers and still clutched some in his hand as he made his way over to L.

"Yes?"

"Please ask Mr. Mogi to start following Light so we can keep tabs on what he's doing." said L before continuing to chew on his nail.

"You want him followed?" asked Soichiro as he clasped the papers a little harder.

"It's only a slim chance, but if Light is Kira, then there's still the possibility that the second might try to contact him somehow." L replied around his nail.

"Very well."

Soichiro walked off with a bead of sweat sliding down his cheek. Aizawa turned to Matsuda.

"I'm starting to wonder if Ryuzaki is even human. The guy never sleeps." he exclaimed.

"I saw him sleeping in that exact same position the other day." said Matsuda.

Aizawa looked at him funny.

"Huh."

"No, I'm serious!" [2]


"Can you see them, Isamu?"

Isamu looked down at the ground where he had dropped his human. She stared up at him and he held his finger over his mouth to quiet her. She nodded and he ascended a little before looking through the window. Inside, he saw Light, that Misa girl or so he assumed, Ryuk, and…Remu.

"Fuck." he cursed aloud before descending to the ground.

Kuro stared at him with black eyes that held a twinge of confusion in them. That's right. He had never sweared in front of her before. She probably thought something extremely bad was happening.

"It's nothing. There's just…someone I thought I'd never see again up there."

"Who?" she questioned and he winced at her gritted tone. She was pissed.

"Remu. She's a shinigami I knew. It seems as if Remu dropped her Deathnote and this Misa Amane must have picked it up." explained Isamu and Kuro's lips pursed.

"Is this a problem?" asked Kuro.

"I hope not." he said gazing up at the closed window.


"So if a Shinigami has feelings for a human and kill someone else in order to extend the human's life beyond its natural end, the Shinigami will die?" asked Light. [3]

"That's right." said Misa nodding.

Ryuk let out a chuckle.

"Hahaha. Good luck trying to find the Shinigami who'd volunteer to do that."

"That's true. I can't see you ever doing that. By the way, where did you send all those tapes from, the ones that went to the TV stations?" Light asked Misa.

"Let's see. Osaka the first time, then Tokyo, this other one from Nagano.
I took the bullet train every time so that way the police couldn't pinpoint my location."

"All right. One more thing. Do you still have the video tapes and envelopes with your friend's fingerprints on?"

"Uh, ha."

"Well you'll have to dispose everything that was used to create those videotapes, understand? But before you do, I need you to send one last video and make sure it's from a place you haven't used yet. It should say, "I've decided to stop searching for Kira. And I'd like to thank the police department for all of its advice. However, I still plan to help Kira in his mission. And I hope that in time he'll come to see me as an ally. I will start by punishing criminals that Kira has yet to judge. Also, I'll share my power with others who I feel worthy and I will encourage them to do the same. Together we'll make this world a better place."

"Share my power?"

You already do share your power in some way with Kuro, but I can't let either of you two know about each other.

"We'll just add that part to throw off their investigation. They suspect that there are already two people with this power, so it wouldn't be a stretch to assume there could be others. And if they believe the numbers are growing, then they'll start to panic. Can you do this?"

" No need to ask. Just tell me what to do and I'll do it. I don't care what it is, 'cause I do anything for you." said Misa with determination set in her eyes.

"There's one more thing which is very important." Light replied holding up his index finger.

"What's that?"

"If you get arrested by the police, or if you're ever brought in for questioning, you can never mention anything about us or the deathnote. As long as they don't get a hold of that notebook, there's no proof you did anything. Can you promise to say nothing?"

Could Kuro promise me that?

"I promise. So this must mean that we're officially boyfriend and girlfriend now, aren't we?" said Misa with a wide grin on her face.

Light scowled.

I like Kuro's terms better. God and Goddess. It makes this whole thing seem real and not some side game that isn't real. Misa makes it sound like we can drop this whole Kira thing at any moment and just have a normal life.

"Well, sure, I guess." he said reluctantly.

"Then I'd like to add one condition. You have to go on a date with me at least once a week." said Misa copying Light by holding up her index finger.

Ahhh. Unbelievable! She still doesn't get it.

"We can't." Light stated flatly.

"But why?" Misa practically whined.

Light let out a sigh of frustration.

Kuro would understand why.

"It looks like I'm gonna have to spell this out for you. L already suspects that I'm Kira. Do you see what I'm saying here?"

"No way! L is amazing! I mean, everyone's been saying that he is getting nowhere with the investigation and that he is completely idiot and stuff.
But he really already knows that much?" she asked with wide eyes.

"Anyway, it all worked out well for me. Because thanks to that, I've also been able to get close to L."

"Huh? You and L are in contact with each other? Then that's even more amazing! This is getting so exciting!"

It's not some game!

"Even though he suspects I'm Kira, L figures he's safe as long as I don't know his real name. He came right out and told me who he was just to get to me. However, he's only focusing on me because he has no other suspects. And he has no evidence. At this moment, I'm working with him on the case, and little by little I'm winning his trust."

"Great! So all you have to do is take me to where L is and I can see his real name for you."

"I'm afraid it's not that simple. Listen, it was difficult enough for me to get close to him. Besides, if all of a sudden someone I just met gets too close and at the same time the police detect changes in Kira or the second Kira's behavior, that person would be suspected of being the second Kira. And of course that'll put me under even greater suspicion. We can't allow them to make that connection, which means we can't appear to be too close to each other. Do you understand what I was saying?"

Light felt like he was speaking to a child with always having to ask if she understood him or not.

"Well, I think I understand. So is that why we can't go on dates? We can't be seen in public because it will look too suspicious?"

"Look. We need to take the time now to come up with a good plan. Some way that you can see L without letting him know you exist."

"Yeah."

"I can't eliminate L without you. So I'll call you and see you as often as this situation allows."

"You will?"

"But, to make sure that our meetings don't stand out, I have to make sure that I'm seen with other girls, OK?"

"Huh? What do you mean? You're seriously gonna date other girls?"

"Yeah. More or less." said Light dismissing the subject.

"I don't want you too!" cried Misa.

"Huh?"

"If I see you with another girl, I'll kill her."

Light frowned and watched her eyes. As many people had said eyes were the window to the soul and Misa's soul was dead set on this. She wasn't joking around. Light was positive if he was with another girl, Misa would kill her on the spot.

"Scary." commented Ryuk, but the two humans paid him no mind.

"Look, sweetie." said Light grabbing her shoulders.

Ryuk's bright yellow eyes narrowed and his head tilted to the side a little.

Sweetie? Hehe.

"This is not a game. Both of us are risking our lives to change the world, aren't we?"

"I know that, but I love you more than the world, Light."

"It sounds like you are confused. Maybe it feels that way to you, but you are here because you admire Kira. You don't even know me. We just met." he tried to explain.

"Don't you believe in love at first sight?" she asked grabbing his hands and squeezing them.

Light let go of her shoulders and slipped his hands out of her grasp.

"No."

"I admit that everything you said was true. I did want to meet Kira out of gratitude and respect, not love. But from the moment I first saw you, I knew."

What is wrong with this girl? Kuro would…Kuro.

Light had to stop and think for a moment. He kept thinking about Kuro. She had infected him and he couldn't help, but compare Kuro and Misa. Sure, he didn't like how Kuro was so smart and arrogant, but at least she wouldn't compromise Kira. Misa was too naïve and he knew he should of just killed her. He sighed and pushed Kuro out of his thoughts for the meantime and focused back on Misa.

"Popular, as always." Ryuk remarked from behind Light.

I wish it wasn't like that Ryuk, especially now.

"Well, you can show me your love by obeying me. I thought you said it was OK if I used you. A minute ago, you swore you'd do anything I asked." Light said trying to bring a bit of Kuro's respect for him as a God into the picture.

"Yeah, I did, but I never said you could date other girls. I mean those are two totally different things!"

Well, that failed. Perhaps intimidation?

"I think you're forgetting I have both notebooks. If you don't obey me, I can easily kill you."

"I would never allow that, Light Yagami. If you do anything that results in this girl's death, the first thing I'll do is write your name in my death note. I will kill you. I'm sure you realize that I can see her lifespan. If she happens to die before that time, I'll know it was you who killed her." said Remu and Light turned his attention to the shinigami who had finally spoken.

Ryuk glared over at Remu, but she ignored him.

Trying to ruin everyone's fun just like always, eh?

"But if you were to use your death note to save her, wouldn't that mean you'd die, too?" asked Light thinking Remu would never do that…or would he?

"That's right. If you tried to save me, you would die, too."

"Yes, you are correct. But I'm quite willing to accept that outcome."

Hm. Is this Shinigami serious? This is crazy. And this means from now on...

"Light?" called Sachiko.

Light blinked and turned to the door.

"Yeah. What is it?"

"It's almost 11:30, you know. You really shouldn't have a girl here this late."

Light opened the door and let Misa out of the room first. Ryuk stayed upstairs and Remu followed Misa. Light nodded to Ryuk before shutting the door and walking down the stairs.

"Oh, of course. I guess we lost track of time." he said to his mother who was waiting at the end of the stairs.

"Sorry Mrs. Yagami." said Misa and she bowed to show she was sincere.

She turned to Light.

"I'm really sorry for coming over so late at night. See you later, Light."

"Yeah." he deadpanned.

"Light, you should walk her to the station." said Sachiko and Light tensed ever so slightly.

I can't risk being seen with her in public.

"Oh, no, I'm all right, thanks. Well, good night!" said Misa heading out the door.

"Isn't she cute?"

"Yeah, I know. When she got here I wasn't so sure, but you're right. She's cute, Mom. I like her." said Sayu walking over towards her mother from the kitchen.

That Shinigami is going to kill me, if I kill that girl? Which means I'm going to have her hang around me until she dies? Not only that, it also mean that I'll be forced to protect her from being caught by the police for the rest of her life. [4]


Kuro sat up against the brick of the house and sighed. Usuki stayed patient and gave her a small smile to show he was okay with waiting. Kuro returned it, but sighed again.

"They're gone." said Isamu from above.

He was hovering in the air, looking through Light's window.

"Gone?" asked Kuro standing up.

"Thanks to you, Rem. Light really is going to be my knight in shining armor."

She ducked down at her that slimy voice and she watched as a petite girl walked down the sidewalk. Usuki stayed absolutely still beside her and she swore he stopped breathing. The girl seemed to be talking to herself, but Kuro knew that somewhere behind the girl flew a shinigami named Remu. She knew this shinigami was going to cause trouble even if Isamu had assured her, Remu was harmless.

"But you can't really kill him, OK?"

The two waited motionless until they could no longer see the girl before they both let out breaths they hadn't realized they had been holding.

"Is the room still clear?" asked Kuro and Isamu nodded.

"Good. Lift me up."


Light ran his fingers through his hair and just let out a breath. Misa was going to cause him many headaches in the future and he just couldn't stand the thought of being around her anymore.

Kuro and Misa are polar opposites!

Light walked into the now abandoned kitchen and grabbed an apple for Ryuk to snack on. He headed upstairs and opened the door.

"My Lord."

His eyes widened and he looked inside to see the one person he really didn't want to see at the moment.

"Kuro."

The girl in question smiled and Light noticed the other people in the room. To Kuro's left stood a slightly taller male who had white hair and red eyes. He wore a black hoodie and black skinny jeans much like what Kuro wore. Over his eyes were glasses that glared in the light. Isamu stood to Kuro's right and Ryuk was beside Isamu holding back laughter.

"Who's your guest?"


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Author's Note: I know I'm so mean for leaving it there! So sorry! This chapter is also long in my standards and I hope you all enjoyed it. One last thing. If you need a beta-reader I am available. Just PM me. That is all.


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