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Light's investigation with Kiyomi Takada had continued as planned. As far as any of the task force was concerned, the person they had witnessed threatening Kira on Sakura TV was not Nil. She was just some person hired by Near to draw attention from him while he escaped the raging mob of Kira worshippers.
Besides that, the supposed Nil had not appeared since then nor had she tried to contact them. And assuming she was Nil she would probably want to contact her mother or sister. Chiyou had been silently grieving the loss of two of her daughters while she kept an eye on Lia. She was taking the appearance of the 'fake' Nil pretty hard.
"Why can't they just let her rest in peace?" She stated. "She never did anything to deserve this."
"Oh mom, of course not." Lia hugged her. "Some people just don't have any respect for the dead."
Mello was probably going out of his mind. Somehow Mellie had weaseled her way into
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"The United States will no longer oppose Kira."
"Those cowards!" They might not have been in the same place at the time of the President of the United States' worldwide announcement, but L, Near, Nil, Matt, and Light, even as fake as it was, all had the same reaction.
"Where the heck do you think you are going?" Matt was trying to hold Mello down as the young man headed for the exit.
"I have some unfinished business with someone." He had a hunch that Near somehow knew something about Kira's uninvited break in. He looked over at Mellie who was lying unconscious in the bed next to him. She had a bullet wound through her hand, a broken leg from where a beam had crushed it, and a cut the length of his pinky just above her hairline. This was his fault. He was to careless with his own life and the people's around him. They both could have died in that explosion.
"Mello ." Mellie's weak voice broke through t
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She opened her eyes. Soft murmurs from somewhere nearby tickled her ears. It was impossible to make out what they were saying, they were so muffled. Nil opened her eyes but she found that wherever she was there was no light. She reached her stiff arms out in front of her and was surprised when they were stalled a few inches above her face. She was in some sort of small box or container. She breathed in deeply and flinched when pain radiated in her chest. 'What the hell is going on here?' She couldn't remember anything. How did she get here and why was she here? Wherever here was. The last thing she remembered was Mellie's tear streaked face above her.
The murmuring got louder and closer and then somebody lifted the lid on her container. "See she's in here. She's real and I want my money." She blinked several times as the light billowed into her eyes.
The other person in the room came over and looked down at her. "What the hell, aren't they supposed to close the eyes?" Nil blinked in co
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Mello was sitting in the main room of their new hideout in Las Angeles examining the newly acquired death note. "Now we need to find out just how much control I can have over people with this thing." He was talking to himself as Mellie sat on the couch parallel to him.
"I think someone is a little power hungry." Mellie said nonchalantly. She was playing Matt's game boy while he took a shower.
Mello looked over the top of the notebook at her with narrowed eyes. She looked up at him with a smirk. "Oh sorry I meant power CRAZY."
Just as Mello was about to retort the death note was torn from his hands by an invisible force and it flew over and landed on the head of one of the mafia members whose name was Snyder. Mellie and Mello followed the book with wide, horrified eyes. "The uh the notebook just flew." Mello stuttered.
"Heh, it's a notebook that kills people. Hell nothing surprises me anymore." One of the men said.
Snyder fell off the chair he had been sitting on in a panic. "AHHH!
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"My life can be measured in hours, I serve by being devoured. Thin, I am quick. Fat, I am slow. Wind is my foe." It was about the tenth riddle Zeero had asked. None had stumped the two geniuses'.
"A candle." They said simultaneously. It was almost laughable that the two of them had been trying to be better than the other when they were better as a team.
"Well I figured this would be more entertaining than it really is." Zeero was frustrated with his poor luck.
"Does that mean we can go now?" Nil asked patiently. The giant shinigami king sighed and waved his hand towards the clouded place behind them. They walked up to and looked down between the clouds to find the earth bright and blue. "Wow."
"That's one way to put it." L agreed.
"All you have to do is jump." They looked over their shoulders at him and then back at the hole in front of them. They then looked at each other with weak smiles.
"On three." L grabbed her hand.
"On three." She agreed. Although heights didn't much frighten he
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20 years earlier
The shinigami king known as Zeero sat at his throne as bored with the universe as ever. His daughter Nil sat in a pile of bones a few feet away from him trying to piece together the remains of a very lazy shinigami who had not written any names in his notebook for such a long time that he died. She found it odd how some of her kind could be so lazy. She sighed heavily in frustration when she couldn't find the last piece of the skeleton she was working on. There wasn't much else for her to do around the shinigami realm besides gamble, and she didn't really see the fun in it.
Nil was a smaller than usual shinigami because of the fact that her mother wasn't a shinigami. In fact, her mother was the opposite of a death god. She was a god of life, or in other words, an angel. Zeero wouldn't tell her anything else about her mother. It was almost as if the thought of her pained him.
Nil had a humanly figure and she was dressed in a long sleeved black dress that whispered
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L grabbed Nil's hand tighter in his. She was really gone. Her pulse had stopped. She would never open her bright blue eyes ever again. He would never get to see her smile, never get to hold her in his arms, and never get to tell her how much she meant to him. He hadn't realized that he had started caring for her but there was no denying it now. Not now that he could no longer act on his feelings, and was left to wonder whether or not she felt the same for him. It was a foreign feeling to him.
It felt as if a part of him had died with her.
"MORIO! TAKEO!" Chiyou called as she knelt next to Mellie and Naomi. Both bodyguards had been standing next to the door during the whole fiasco and didn't hesitate when called upon. Morio was taking Mellie from the room as Takeo began pumping Nil's chest, giving her CPR.
"It's no use " L said in a daze. "She's gone."
A leg kicked out and connected with L's face, Lia had finally had enough of him. "You bastard! This is all your fault " She wa
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Nil spent the next couple days recovering from the trauma of having wings exploding from her skin. She seemed more than a little depressed and much more withdrawn than usual.
L was in the same boat. He even disappeared for an hour to speak with Watari for reasons unknown. "What do you suppose is wrong with them?" Matsuda asked Aizawa.
"I don't know. It isn't weird that Nil is acting kind of weird, but it seems she is depressed about something more than just sprouting wings." Aizawa was trying to figure it out. What could be wrong? Everything seemed to be going right. They found Kira, even though he had died. They had the notebook which had rules inside that cleared Misa's and Light's names. The only thing that could be bothering them was the strange reaction Nil was having to the Death Note.
L was sitting at the chess table, just staring at the pieces. Nil was standing at the window staring out into the rain. She had on a black T-shirt that she had ripped holes in to fit her new wings
LMN Chapter 30L landed the helicopter in front of the police blockade as Aizawa and Chief Yagami apprehended Higuchi from his red sports car. They blind folded him the minute he was out of the vehicle and headphones were placed over his ears so that L could communicate with him from the helicopter.
"Higuchi, how do you kill people?" L questioned sternly. "Tell me."
The restrained man turned his head to the side stubbornly. "If you are not willing to tell me, then I will take any means necessary to get it out of you."
A foot connected with Higuchi's face and was sent to the pavement in pain. "Tell him now." Nil threatened.
"Could she be a little more forceful?" Light asked sarcastically.
"She seems to be holding back to me." Mellie said nonchalantly from the back of the helicopter.
Higuchi sighed in defeat. "You probably won't believe me, but I have a special notebook that I can kill people with just by writing their name in it while thinking of their face."
Mr. Yagami was the first person to the car