''"Most people don't get it, but Light understands loneliness--but then, so does L. And when they meet in the Kira case, perhaps they don't have to be so familiar with it anymore."''

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5407216/1/ Solitude]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1606840/bahari bahari]] is a ''Manga/DeathNote'' [[SlashFic Light x L]] fic where [[FandomSpecificPlot Light and L fall in love during the Yotsuba arc]] as well as a in-depth, [[FridgeHorror horrifically believable]] [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation character study]] of Light and [[FreudianExcuse why he might have so many issues.]]

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!! ''Solitude'' provides examples of:
* AlternateUniverseFic
* {{Angst}}
* BackStory: [[spoiler: Light's childhood is examined and L gives Light his (or, [[ManipulativeBastard knowing L]], at least ''A STORY'') after they've been together for a while.]]
* BadDreams: Light
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: because L was nice to Light [[spoiler: Light gives up on Kira, the notebook, and his plan to kill L.]]
* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy And His Shinigami]]: Light and Ryuk. While Ryuk is nothing at all like [[ImaginaryFriend Light's grandmother]] he found that the notebook comes prepackaged with an invisible spirit-buddy to be very cool indeed.
* BreakTheCutie: Light
* DatingCatwoman: L and Light.
* DirtyCop: [[spoiler: Light's rapist was one of his father's coworkers.]]
* DontYouDarePityMe: [[spoiler: Light never reported what happened because it wasn't expected of him and he didn't want to cause a fuss.]] Later Light is utterly humiliated when he wakes up crying in front of L.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Light's rapist. Everytime he was around Light would stare at him [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow to let him know he knew what he did.]] The man eventually is consumed by guilt and kills himself.]]
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: Light.
* ExactEavesdropping: Light hears what his parents really think of him when they think he's asleep.
* FixFic: averting the outcome of episode 25.
* FreudianExcuse: Light [[{{Deconstruction}} first there's how he’s been broken as a result of his "perfectly normal" childhood]] when he is not "perfectly normal" and it's made worse when [[spoiler: [[RapeAsBackstory he’s raped by his father’s coworker.]]]]
* FriendlyEnemy: L and Light.
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: Light was so lonely as a child that he hallucinates that his dead grandmother is there looking out for him.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Light]]
* HelplessGoodSide: Being Kira allowed Light to feel in control. After he [[spoiler: was imprisoned and lost his Kira memories]] he no longer has that sense of security and begins suffering from [[BadDreams recurring nightmares]] again.
* HurtComfortFic: Light is hurt and L does the comforting.
* IChooseToStay:
-->'''L:''' Light-kun would give up all the rest of his life because he'd rather spend it with me?
-->'''Light:''' Yes.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Light grew up very alone because there was no one smart enough to understand him.
* IKnowYouKnowIKnow: [[spoiler: every time Light was around his father's coworker [[StaringDownCthulhu he would glare at him]] to let him know that even though he kept quiet that didn't mean that he forgave him or he forgot what he did.]]
* ImaginaryFriend: Young Light imagined the spirit of his dead grandmother watching over him as a coping mechanism.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: Light. Acting as Kira allowed him to take back power that was taken from him.
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: Solitude, it's right there in the title.
* KeepingSecretsSucks: L and Light run into this when they actually begin to maybe a little bit ''trust'' each other.
* LoveMartyr: Light is happy around L even when they fight or when L accuses him because when L's around he's not alone.
* AMatchMadeInStockholm: {{Lampshaded}} with L and Light.
* NotSoImaginaryFriend: Ryuk
* OnlyFriend: L and Light are this for each other.
* PostRapeTaunt: [[spoiler: Light recounts that the rapist ''thanked'' him afterwards.]]
* PureIsNotGood: after finding the Death Note, an instrument of pure death, Light feels clean again.
* RapeAsBackstory: [[spoiler: Light was raped when he was eleven by one of his father's coworkers. Light never reported it and kept it hidden from everyone for seven years.]]
* RelationshipUpgrade: L and Light
* SecurityCling: L feels safe to Light and clinging to him helps him get back to sleep after another round of recurring nightmares.
* {{Seme}}: Light
* SexFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Light and L are in a relationship by the time Light makes the decision to give up on Kira.]]
* SlashFic: non-explicit Light/L
* SlasherSmile: "Light's smile had been genuine, but L hadn't looked unsettled by how sharp and intense it was, like other people would have been."
* StaringDownCthulhu: Light does this to [[spoiler: his rapist.]] Light would stare him down everytime they were in a room together and evidently [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide this drove him to suicide]]]].
* StepfordSmiler: Light
-->''But he got it now. He got what everyone was looking for. It wasn't for him to be happy, and he wasn't trying to be mean thinking about that. People wanted other people to fit into a nice, neat package with smartly tied bows that were the right color to match the wrapping paper. People wanted to be able to classify other people, and for them to behave according to code.''
-->''Light found his code.''
-->''His role is son, older brother, protector, student, genius, role model, kind, earnest. His role is to be perfect so they don't have to worry again, so they won't say he's abnormal, strange, worrisome (all whispered in the dark night across the kitchen table when they thought he was asleep).''
* StereotypeFlip: In your typical BoysLove HurtComfortFic the {{Seme}} usually comforts the {{Uke}}. In this fic Light (the {{Seme}}) is comforted by L (the {{Uke}}). [[JustifiedTrope Though this is because Light freezes up or panics every time L tries to switch their positions]].
* StockholmSyndrome: L fears Light has developed an advanced case of Stockholm syndrome when he asks L if he could come with him when the case is over if he's been proved innocent.
* TalkingInYourSleep: L figures out what happened to Light by watching him sleep.
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Averted, there ''IS'' a therapist but [[AdultsAreUseless this makes things worse]]-Light, being [[TooCleverByHalf too clever for his own good]], [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop takes away the lesson]] from their session together [[StepfordSmiler that he must appear normal at all costs]].
* {{Uke}}: L
* UnequalPairing: L worries its unethical to get involved with his suspect. Not that it stops him.
* TheUnfavorite: Light
* WellDoneSonGuy: Light goes to extreme lengths to make sure he's "normal" so his parents won't worry and that daddy might even be proud of him.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Light [[spoiler: but he gets better in the end.]]
* YaoiGuys: L and Light

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