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[L file no. 15] L ~ The Wammy's House

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May. 16th, 2008 | 02:39 pm
posted by: cannedsardines in death_note

I should have already posted this two days before, but the internet went down on me and I'm such a lazy ass....

I'm still such a noob at translating that my conscience twitched at every not-so-fitting word choice I made, so progress is slow.

Sorry to the ones who had been waiting for these, and for the english.

The other short story about L's day can be found here: http://community.livejournal.com/death_note/1411986.html



Thanks to sage_of_llamas for providing the link to the raws!

I would also like to thank kuraudos for giving this link http://s301.photobucket.com/albums/nn68/Smmfan/L%20file%2015/ and for giving me the incentive to translate this XD.

Scanned by: tika_veilan
Translated by: cannedsardines

As before, narrated by Watari.



L ~ The Wammy's House




L, as a nameless orphan, was taken into the orphanage I had established.




Before one hour had passed since he entered, L was already causing disturbance.

Watari: What...What happened here?
L: After saying " A new face! Let's cuddle him," they employed violence against me. They are the ones who started it.

   I am justice.

The ones on the ground: *groan*


He was utterly incompatible with the others
And monopolized the things he liked because he was stronger.
Always, playing by himself.

L: Wammy san, I would like to do harder puzzles or games.

However, it was soon obvious that he possessed certain outstanding abilities.




Considering that the child would need space to stretch himself, I presented him with a room of his own.

L: A private room is nice, Wammy san.

Three days after that

L: Wammy san, communication through computer would give me power.
    That sort of environment, can it be gotten?

At a time when the internet was still not widespread, L was already asking for the equipment.

Afterwards, he almost always sat in front of the computer without moving.




L: Wammy san, please buy 1 million pound with Japanese yen.
    After that, all the company stocks written here that can be bought, please buy them.

I kept investing as L said.
Two years after, my assests had almost reached 20 thousand times the original amount.

Then, several years after,
One day, L suddenly

L: This murder cases is more difficult than any puzzle or money game.

A serial murder case without any clue.




L's eyes were shining. (it can also mean sparkling, glittering, etc. take your pick)

L: Finally found him, Wammy san.

At that time, I also found the path with I'll walk with L.






Again, sorry for any possible mistake in translation. I'll be happy to correct it if you'll point it out to me.


Wow, L is like....the best money-making machine ever? 
He is better than Microsoft OSs! (piling up points on cuteness and unique-ness.)


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.......Both the internect connection and electricity went down on me AGAIN WHEN I AM IN THE MIDDLE OF TYPING THIS, which means that before the net returns I have about another 8 hours to dawdle on this from page 4 downwards. (yes, just before I can upload the final scan, it goes off.)


So in punishment for my laziness addition, here's also this:



Meeting live L in Thailand.

In the intermission between shootings, 
biting through sponge cake
Matsuken,
is completely like L even when the camera is not pointing.

Perfect arch back.

Very L!!

On asking him about the movie

Matsuken: L will be running.

L running!?
Even in the original story there is nothing of L in a delicious posture like that.
Now we can see it on the movie.

Please look forward to it.



Anyone played this http://wwws.warnerbros.co.jp/L-movie/room/index.html before? 




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I also have the translation to the 4-komas in HTR13 other than the ones scanlated here: http://main.deathgod.org/h13/4-panel-koma

If anyone is interested, I will post these. If it has already been translated, please ignore.

(P.S) Since so far there's no comment about this, I shall take it that it has already been scanlated, then?


Thanks for reading till here!



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from: nami_assasin
date: May. 16th, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
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Thank you very much for this!

Little L is cute (>w<)

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slori

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from: slori
date: May. 16th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC)
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Awwww, so cute !! :D Thank you very much ! :D ♥

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from: necrohamster
date: May. 16th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
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Thanks so much! ^^

He's so terribly cute! But wow, it seems he could throw quite a punch there.

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Alice (Akane)

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from: kurosaki_akane
date: May. 16th, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
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Thank you very much, this is really cute and interesting. I love reading more about Death Note characters when it's written by Tsugumi-san =^^=

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Tachinosuke Chikubi-sensei

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from: rubbersoul1967
date: May. 17th, 2008 12:26 am (UTC)
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Thank you, thank you very much! I feel bad for L. Besides Watari, he had no real friends. :( Even though Near had a rivalry with Mello, it was still a human connection of some sort. You know, I just realized, that the second generation were a lot more people-friendly than L.

Regardless, what an amazing guy, huh?

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Frankie

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from: frankiejetson
date: May. 17th, 2008 02:49 am (UTC)
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I've been hoping for a translation of this. Thanks so much!

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TRIBUTE

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from: tribute2animes
date: May. 17th, 2008 06:33 am (UTC)
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The translation is very well-done~ Thank you!

Haha, L is like making Watari busy yet richer all the time. XDD

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Kehlee Jay

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from: kehleejay
date: May. 17th, 2008 08:56 am (UTC)
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LOL a new face! let's cuddle him!!

Best part. ;)

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Misao

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from: misao_kunoichi
date: May. 17th, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
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Wow, thanks for this! ^^ L is so cute.

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bastblack

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from: bastblack
date: May. 18th, 2008 07:56 am (UTC)
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This is awesome, Thanks for the translation!
I couldn't help but notice Baby L used an old Mac. *heehhehe* So cute. ^^

I guess if L took what little I have in my saving account and after 2 years made it 20 thousand times larger, I would be serving him his favorite foods on a silver plater too!!!! oO!!!

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cannedsardines

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from: cannedsardines
date: May. 18th, 2008 08:33 am (UTC)
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It's nothing! Nice to see that everyone is satisfied with the translation. Yay~~~

Oh, he was using Mac 0_0?
I didn't notice at all! 0_=
*Though I knew that he was reading the Tribune...

The pampering from every side must be the source for his affinity to sweets, no?



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bastblack

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from: bastblack
date: May. 18th, 2008 09:15 am (UTC)
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L: "Ratio, do you know Detectives love Apples too?" -^


(okay, doubling checking my facts on Wiki). It looks like Baby L's first computer as something like the first Macintosh (1984), the first personal computer. That would make L 11 here? Anyhoo, It's the computer on the left that screams Mac to me:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh_128K




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cannedsardines

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from: cannedsardines
date: May. 18th, 2008 09:28 am (UTC)
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According to How to Read 13, L was born on 1979...so that makes him around 5 years or older at the time??

Lol, imgaine, at that age, he can deal with at least 6 bullies indifferently, order a distinguished inventer around, play with stocks and already developed the idea that he is JUSTICE. That's not normal! (but it's awesome, all the same)

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bastblack

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from: bastblack
date: May. 18th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC)
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DOH! bad math, -- 5 years old and self taught pint-sized hacker. heheheh L! ^^

I don't think L was being bullied, those look like caretakers from the orphanage. It looks to me like misinterpreted a hug for an attack (could it be inside joke reference to the Los Angles BB murders?) And how does a child attack adult like that? What were his parents (or previous caretakers) teaching him, and why is he nameless? All very suspicious to me. lol. -^

Decalring "I am justice" is very strange, sounds cheezy, but L says cheesy things like Justice will prevail. *shrug*

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bastblack

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from: bastblack
date: May. 18th, 2008 06:12 pm (UTC)
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Reading the translation makes me wonder even more about L's background. Were his parents detectives (or super spys) too and that's where he gets his smarts, lack of a name, and over-defensiveess from? Or does L have no parents and he's generically engineered (and perhaps other Whammy kids are too)?

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Tachinosuke Chikubi-sensei

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from: rubbersoul1967
date: May. 19th, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)
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Assuming he's less than 12-years-old in this one-shot, if he taught himself how to use the computer at that age than he must of have done it before the 'World Wide Web' came into being (1992-1993). The World Wide Web consists of the pictures, colors--the media part of the internet. Before browsers existed. So L would be utilizing the bare bones Internet (black and white text; only academics and techies used it back than) and navigating via command line~ <333 Ahhh, so amazinggg.

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bastblack

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from: bastblack
date: May. 19th, 2008 03:39 am (UTC)
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*goes looks up* Wiki says WWW started 1989, and internet TCP/IP started 1983. So Baby L fired up his original 1984 Mac and starting hacking away with TCP/IP. lol. I can imagine he was instant messaging college professors and they had no idea they were talking to child. lol. That is too fun. -^

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Tachinosuke Chikubi-sensei

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from: rubbersoul1967
date: May. 19th, 2008 04:07 am (UTC)
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Ah, well I think that's when Mosaic(The first browser I think) was launched or something and I must have confused it with that. It's been weeks since I crammed all that info for my research paper so hehe ;;; You're right though.

But, yeah! Oh god, haha, L must have had some very enlightening exchanges with those professors. They probably thought L was professor himself.

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bastblack

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from: bastblack
date: May. 19th, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC)
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Hahhahah You know what else, if L was only 5 when he first got a computer, he must have already known how to read, write, and type!

I wonder what his schooling was like....

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cannedsardines

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from: cannedsardines
date: May. 20th, 2008 07:25 am (UTC)
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oops, wrong post.

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bastblack

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from: bastblack
date: May. 20th, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
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*on deleted post*
Wow that was woke me up this morning, who needs caffeine? lol. -^
There was a troll on this thread?

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cannedsardines

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from: cannedsardines
date: May. 20th, 2008 04:40 pm (UTC)
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A certain addie7777 who thinks she is the queen of debate clubs. She's been active in several posts, you know. Thankfully the longest of them has already been deleted.

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cannedsardines

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from: cannedsardines
date: May. 20th, 2008 04:54 pm (UTC)
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And no, not on this thread. Correction of mistake above: HAVE been deleted. Case closed :)

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bastblack

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from: bastblack
date: May. 20th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
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Okay, no worries. ^^

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cannedsardines

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from: cannedsardines
date: May. 19th, 2008 08:57 am (UTC)
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According to the text, L is saying: [新入り かわいがってやる] などと言って, which definitely means something like petting or cuddling.

I think it's something similar to the "special treatment" bullies give to newbies. Like the trolls on LJ. The ones on the ground are definitely shorter than Watari and their outfits doesn't look like caretakers, so I assume that they were bullies.

I was wondering if he was hanging around mobs before he got picked up by Watari, because:
1. his clothes were dirty, there were yellow patchs on his jeans and grazes on his shirt
2. he is adept at stealing cell phones in a crowd
3. according to HTR13, his fighting style is Capoeira...(south American gang?)
4. he uses doubious methods of interrogation
5. there are already black rings around his eyes (staying up all night in dangerous circumstances?)

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bastblack

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from: bastblack
date: May. 19th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
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So L was being bullied (and not misunderstanding people wanting to hug him?) That makes more sense when he says, "I am justice."

What would make more sense to me is, "Look a new face! Let's teach him who's boss!" They planned to beat him up to put him in his place in the heirarchy at the orphqange, but L being L made quick work of them establishing in only one hour that he, L, a child, is the true Alpha Male at Whammy House. And not only that, but his judgment stands as the law. He doesn't run to adults for help, guidance, or judgement, he makes the decisions. That also explains why later Whammy says L monopolized all his favorite toys because he was stronger. So L was always dominating his situation. Makes me wonder if he arranged for himself to be "rescued" by Whammy too.

Hahaha. That makes me think of how some cats are. They will come in from outside and basically tell the human occupants, "You may care for me now humans. You will be servants."

lol. Baby L to Whammy, "You may care for me now. I am needing shelter and substance."




Hmmm... I don't think L would be a part of a gang system, he is a dominate and doesn't bow down to others. And Lhe Los Angles BB case says L picked up Capoeira from Naomi Misora.

However it is interesting idea that he might have come from Brazil and learned Capoeira on the streets.

I have heard there are a large number of roaming, homeless orphans in South America. It would be interesting if L was one of them and if he got noticed as a gifted child. Hmm... Maybe he pulled off an elaborate crime to supply his basic needs? Maybe he was caught by police and maybe they were so impressed with him, they arranged to have him sent to the orphanage for gifted children in England?

That still leaves the mystery of his parents. As smart as L was, he would have found out who his parents were, OR he already knew who they were and they were killed while living/working/vacating in Brazil? Hmm... Lots of interesting ideas....

Yeah, I thought it was strange he would have the dark circles as a child. Of course he needs to have them in manga so you can tell it's L, lol, but maybe there could an explanation that he has pigment there which make the eyes darker. Some people are like that, but they are usually darker skinned people while L is very pale.

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cannedsardines

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from: cannedsardines
date: May. 20th, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
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But it's somehow confusing with his nationality, which according to the author, is mostly European, with some part Japanese. I can't think up a fitting place, but L definitely came out of a melting pot. The problem with the Death Note authors is that they probably don't want to go back too deep into their story (unlike Tolkiens). They have something else to move on with, so they favour fans thinking up ideas for themselves. But....canon is canon! It makes a lot of difference!

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bastblack

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from: bastblack
date: May. 20th, 2008 08:11 pm (UTC)
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ITA. L was created along the way with input from both creators. He is a mystery, so it's easy to make up things about him along the way. I think if L wasn't killed off, there wouldn't have been a Whammy House backstory at all. But it's there and it just makes him more interesting. I think stories and characters that invite speculation are some of the best loved. Who knows what other surprises about L are there in some future projects (and I hope there are future projects with L!)

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Mirage88

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from: hikaru_88
date: May. 18th, 2008 12:35 pm (UTC)
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waaa little L!! so cute (kidnap him hehehehehe) now that i got that out my system lol thanks for the translation been looking for it for agesssss

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gray_cat_666

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from: gray_cat_666
date: May. 18th, 2008 12:36 pm (UTC)
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Thank you so much for the translation!
I never saw those 5 pages. Were they drawn by the original artist? The drawings seem to be a bit different than in the manga, and the things they're say is kind of... well.. let me just say I suspect that those pages have nothing to do with Ohaba and Obata. I don't understand why they put it in HTR13...
oh and I didn't get the white swimming suit part XD did you understand what they meant?

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cannedsardines

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from: cannedsardines
date: May. 18th, 2008 01:20 pm (UTC)
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Yes, these 5 pages of L's childhood is drawn by Obata. They are scans from L file no 15.

There's another short over here, in case you haven't read it http://community.livejournal.com/death_note/1411986.html

In the swimming suit part, Light is being a hypocrite and L is acting as a thorough weirdo whose intentions is completely mistaken by Light.

*At least, that's how I look at it, maybe there are also other interpretaions for it ^_^;*

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gray_cat_666

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from: gray_cat_666
date: May. 18th, 2008 01:56 pm (UTC)
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I saw the other part, my comment is in the end :)
It really doesn't look like he drew them... is it written there that he's the one who drew it? I think it's possible that they got someone else to draw it instead of Obata since it's not a part of the manga.
Actually I didn't understand the part of what Light thought L meant.

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Hina

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from: lunarsensitive
date: May. 18th, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)
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I may just be reading to much into it, but the swim suit stuff, the white and black swim suits...L is actually wondering whether or not Misa shaves down there. If she saves, she wears white. If she doesn't shave, she wears black.

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gray_cat_666

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from: gray_cat_666
date: May. 18th, 2008 08:18 pm (UTC)
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XD OMG what a guess! I haven't even thought in that direction but after rereading it I see that there's a high possibility that this is what they meant *still laughing*

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Hina

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from: lunarsensitive
date: May. 19th, 2008 12:00 am (UTC)
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Hehehe! Yup! It doesn't matter what Misa color Misa dyes her hair, but she will always be black down there :P L is such a pervert, but Light seems like he's only pretending to care...

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hauteattack

L's Private Room

from: hauteattack
date: Nov. 24th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
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Is it just me, or does little L's private room appear to have padded walls?

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Light Lawliet

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from: tenkensmile
date: Jul. 11th, 2009 02:31 pm (UTC)
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Thanks a lot for posting this!

Ah, I can't help thinking Watari is babysitting L (lol) .... He really looked like L's servant. I'm very interested to know how they came to treat each other like that.

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helsic

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from: helsic_fangirl
date: Mar. 18th, 2010 01:53 am (UTC)
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Thank you so much for this!!! *-*!

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daiong

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from: daiong
date: Jan. 14th, 2011 09:16 am (UTC)
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Thank you so much for this! I'm glad we have a little of L's background story XD

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