Okay, I'm posting this, now I have no choice but to follow through and finish it!
This is my story about how Mello, Matt and Near got to be the way they are. Sorry I couldn't think up a better name! ;_; It will go from light to dark, be warned. I'll put adult tags on the individual chapters that need them.
Everyone in this story is going to speak American English. I know that's not accurate, as many of the characters are either British or presumably would have learned their English there, but I made this choice for a very simple reason...I'm American, and this is what I know how to write. I'm certain that if I tried to get all the British vocab right, I would screw up, and then it would ring false and ultimately just be a big distraction to everyone. I think it's better for the story if I just write it in a way that's comfortable for me. So if you see places where an American-ism is very jarringly wrong and distracting, please let me know and I'll try to take care of it.
The whole thing should technically be considered a work in progress for now. I don't THINK I'll need to change anything, but the ending's not written yet and it's always possible that I screwed something up.
Next chapter: [link]
EDIT: The lovely
has illustrated a scene from this chapter! Check it out here: [link]
EDIT 2: 6/29/10 50 faves! Thanks, guys!
Death Note and Mello, Matt, Near, and an assortment of other characters are (c) Ohba, Obata.