Fever Dreams

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Fever Dreams by Sashocirrione is a Death Note Light x L / L x Light fanfic where Light and L fall in love at the end of the Yotsuba arc and Light realizes that the Kira-plan isn't working-which leads to some awesome hardcore Xanatosing as Light works swiftly to save L from his own plan without incriminating himself or Misa in the process.

Tropes used in Fever Dreams include:

Light: I know I can win him back if he'll just visit me in person once.
Rem: You sound like Misa.

  • Dark and Troubled Past: Light's last relationship was very destructive and ended poorly, L has lived through several tragedies he chooses not to dwell on or elaborate to anyone.
  • Dating Catwoman: Kira and L. Lampshaded when L gets him and Light some matching tracking devices which he uses when he keeps Light under house arrest and nicknames them "the wedding bands."
  • Destructive Romance: Yamamoto and Light before the events of the series.
  • Did You Think I Can't Feel?: When Light has a fit after L screws up his plan that Light hoped would get them back together.

Rem: Light Yagami, I did not realize you were capable of having feelings.

Matsuda: It was so horrible. I- I feel like I've violated Misa-Misa just by listening to those lies being told to her... I don't want to have sex with two men and Misa-Misa at the same time... (*everyone stares*) No, no, I'm not with this guy, he's just my friend who has sex with my other male friend. I really like women a lot and any women who want to be with me, I'll respect them incredibly hard and skillfully with all the right respectful lines that I'm going to learn.

Light: I don't think you should return to this bar anytime soon.

Rem: Light Yagami, I have underestimated you. No matter what happens, your plans work. I appreciate this, and all you've done to protect Misa.

Light: I could send you an email.
Matsuda: No, we're not supposed to do that. Then everyone would get mad at me and I'd have to change emails again.

Light: You're hard.
L (thinking): No, I'm not. That's just the gun in my pocket.

Matsuda: Kira can control people. Maybe he's going to make all of us have sex with each other.

Matsuda (screaming): Light's raping him again! What do I do?

L: There's the cultural stereotype of the uke, who receives blow jobs from the seme, which is seen as a privilege for the uke. In return, the seme gets to enter the uke, which is a privilege for the seme. However, it's considered degrading and low-status to be entered by another man, so supposedly nobody wants to be the uke and the blow jobs are seen as a way to compensate the uke for that humiliation and entice him into his role. I think you view yourself as the seme and me as the uke.
Light: But those are just stereotypes. No relationship is really that simple unless there's at least one idiot involved.

  • The Talk: Watari forces L and Light to read some sex ed books.
  • Think Unsexy Thoughts: when L lets Light back into his presence, Light has to work hard on focusing on the murder case L has given him instead of on L.
  • Transparent Closet: Light doesn't like to think of himself as gay even though he's only ever enjoyed having sex with men. He is forced to come out in order to convince Rem that a relationship with Misa would never work.
  • Unequal Pairing: L (the detective in charge of the Kira investigation) and Light (the main suspect in the Kira investigation), however this fic subverts the usual fanfic reaction where Mr. Yagami gets mad at L for sleeping with his son and instead he gets mad at Light because it looks like he's corrupting the investigation.
  • Unishment: After Light's "confession" L and the taskforce decide it would be best if Light remains under house arrest under L's supervision which of course is exactly what Light wanted.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When L screws up his plan to get them back together Light very calmly goes up to his room, collapses into bed, and screams into his pillow.
  • Villainous Crush: Light to L.
  • Wise Tree: the Shinigami apple tree that imparts psychic visions.
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: Light has to scheme fast in order to save L, Misa, and himself. Fortunately he has Rem as his accomplice.
  • Yandere: Misa gets really creepy...
  • Yaoi Guys: Light and L.
  • You Have to Believe Me: When L is sick he begins raving to everyone that Light is Kira. Everyone attributes it to his high fever.
  • You're Not My Type: Light tries to let Misa down gently and when that doesn't work he tries being mean. That doesn't work either...