''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4769735/1/Constant_Temptation Constant Temptation]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1686155/Dragonrider4000 Dragonrider4000]] is an AU ''Manga/DeathNote'' fic told in the ancient tradition of the [[OutOfCharacter OOC]] / [[SlashFic slash mode.]] [[FandomSpecificPlot It begins with the standard Light and L fall in love during the Yotsuba arc]] but quickly deviates into something with more original content. As L and Light come to a mutually beneficial arrangement, one of L's old enemies uses all the hype over Kira to escape from prison, intent on destroying L and all he holds dear and because he keeps [[MasterOfDisguise changing his appearance]] he is protected from the powers of the Death Note. Even with the combined forces of the police, Wammy's House, Kira, and [[spoiler: TheMafia]] at his disposal will L be able to put a stop to [[spoiler: Beyond]]'s reign of terror?

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!! ''Constant Temptation'' provides examples of:
* ADayInTheLimeLight: for Sayu and Sachiko, Ryuk, Watari.
* AMillionIsAStatistic: [[spoiler: [[RuleOfEmpathy Kira is redeemable... Beyond is not...]]]]
* AbusiveParent: [[spoiler: Souichiro Yagami]]
* AcceptableBreaksFromCanon: [[spoiler: Screw the timeline. Mello's gotta be a mafia leader and he's gotta have that scar!]]
* AccidentalPervert: Mello, Matt, and Near just happened to start watching L and Light's bedroom activities.
* TheAloner: L
* AlternateUniverseFic
* AnythingButThat
* [[spoiler: ArchnemesisDad]]: Souichiro Yagami.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler: Light]], kind of, sort of. [[spoiler: [[AxeCrazy He has no qualms about killing]] but has toned it down a bit for L's sake.]]
* AttractiveBentGender: [[spoiler: Mello, Matt, and Near]]
* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: Light and L adopt a little girl at the end of the story.]]
* BadassFamily: Wammy's House
* BadassLongcoat: [[spoiler: L when preparing for the finale battle with Beyond.]]
* BadassTeacher: [[spoiler: Light]]
* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: [[spoiler: Light is more than willing to ShootTheDog for L's sake, as is Rem out of loyalty and a desire for vengeance, also the mafia rides to the rescue.]]
* BecauseISaidSo
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Subverted. [[spoiler: Light's RousingSpeech [[TalkingYourWayOut breaks Jason of his conditioning.]]]]
* BetaCouple: or rather, "Beta Threesome" of Matt x Mello x Near
* BigBad: [[spoiler: Beyond]]
* BigScrewedUpFamily: Wammy's House
* BoysLove
* BrainsAndBondage: Light is ''very'' into bondage and he teachs L how to play.
* BreakTheHaughty: [[ColdBloodedTorture poor,]] ''[[FateWorseThanDeath poor]]'' [[JerkAssWoobie Light.]]
* BreakingSpeech: [[spoiler: B]] gives one to Light after [[spoiler: torturing his father.]] Light doesn't flinch.
* BrokenAce: Light, L, [[spoiler: and Beyond.]]
* BrokenPedestal: Light with his father.
* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler: Ryuk, and for a time Light is stripped of ALL of his weapons.]]
* CListFodder: [[spoiler: Several [[OriginalCharacter Original Characters]] and a few members of the Kira Taskforce.]]
* CallingTheOldManOut: [[spoiler: Light to Souichiro and B to L.]]
* CaughtWithYourPantsDown
* [[spoiler: TheCavalry]]
* ColdBloodedTorture: [[spoiler: courtesy of B.]]
* CoolTeacher: [[spoiler: Light]]
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: [[spoiler: Dresses.]]
* CostumePorn: [[spoiler: Mello, Matt, and Near's]] punishment. See above.
* DarkFic: kind of a given with [[spoiler: Beyond]] behaving in character...
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Both Light and L.
* DemotedToExtra: [[spoiler: Misa]]
* DeniedFoodAsPunishment: [[spoiler: B]] to his prisoners.
* DespairEventHorizon: [[MoodWhiplash my God, yes.]]
* DirtyCop: [[spoiler: Souichiro Yagami.]]
* DisguisedInDrag: [[spoiler: Mello, Matt, and Near]]
* DistressBall: [[spoiler: Light picks it up almost immediatly after [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty he decides he doesn't really want to be Kira anymore.]]]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Light explains to L that he has gotten so good at acting and secret keeping because [[StraightGay he is gay]] and trying to conceal it from his extremely homophobic father... ([[DontExplainTheJoke also he's Kira]] but [[MemoryGambit he doesn't know that at the time]]).
* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler: Jason.]]
* DontTellMama: The trio find themselves in a position where [[CrowningMomentOfFunny they have to confess to spying on L and Light...]]
-->'''Near:''' Are we sure we want to do this?
-->'''Mello:''' It's not like you to have doubts.
-->'''Near:''' I don't usually face such definite trouble.
-->'''Matt:''' [[CasualDangerDialog That is the one thing we can guarantee will happen. We still in agreement over who to confess to?]]
-->'''Mello:''' [[OhCrap Light?]]
-->'''Near:''' [[ThisIsGonnaSuck Light.]]
* {{Doorstopper}}: 102 chapters. It's not a fanfic, it's a NOVEL.
* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding]]
* EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler: [[ExaggeratedTrope Kira]]]].
** Rather the ruthless crimes of [[spoiler: Beyond and his gang]] are so terrifying and [[ItsPersonal personal]] that [[spoiler: [[EnemyMine the former Kira taskforce is willing to accept help from and stop pursuing Kira.]]]]
* ElaborateUniversityHigh: Wammy's House
* EnemyMine: L, Kira, and [[spoiler: the mafia]] against B and his followers.
* EvilCounterpart: [[spoiler: Beyond for L]]
* EvilVersusEvil
* EvilerThanThou: [[spoiler: B]] somehow makes Kira look like a decent human being.
* FailureToSaveMurder: Light blamed himself for [[spoiler: being unable to protect Taro and the others from his father.]]
* FanArt: [[http://osionide.deviantart.com/art/Near-Red-Lolita-125101911]], [[http://osionide.deviantart.com/art/Near-Close-up-in-Lolita-125040837]], [[http://osionide.deviantart.com/art/Waiting-for-the-Wild-Night-125610914]], [[http://osionide.deviantart.com/art/L-of-the-Monstrously-Big-Hands-125610204]], [[http://hellzabeth.deviantart.com/art/Constant-Temptation-Kimonos-127574701]], [[http://hellzabeth.deviantart.com/art/Constant-Temptation-The-Trio-127572460]], and [[http://sarahteehee3.deviantart.com/art/The-Joys-of-Being-Undercover-128800777]]
* FingerInTheMail
* {{Fingore}}: [[spoiler: Beyond is rather fond of slowly sawing off pieces of his victims and making his victims' loved ones watch.]]
* FlawExploitation
* ForcedToWatch: [[spoiler: B]] sends L live feeds of his torture sessions.
* FreudianExcuse: Light. [[spoiler: His father arranged the deaths of his previous boyfriends.]]
* FreudianTrio: [[TheMcCoy Mello]], [[TheKirk Matt]], and [[TheSpock Near]].
* GenreShift: Romance -> Horror -> Action Movie -> Romance.
* {{Gorn}}: Courtesy of [[spoiler: B]]
* TheGrovel: Unbeknownst to Light, L caught sight of him groveling to [[{{Yandere}} Misa]] and [[MamaBear Rem]] when Light pleads with Rem not to kill L and informs Misa [[SorryImGay he's gay]] [[LetsJustBeFriends and can't we just be friends?]] [[HilarityEnsues And then Light begs them BOTH not to kill him.]]
* GuiltComplex: [[spoiler: Light has a severe one even before becoming Kira.]] See FreudianExcuse.
* HarmlessVillain: [[spoiler: Kira]]
* [[HasTwoMommies Has Two Daddies]]: Light and L to the trio and [[spoiler: Eleanor.]]
* HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster: {{Lampshaded}}, see DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything above.
* HeWillNotCrySoICryForHim
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Kira/Light]]
* HeelRealization: "If I kept going ''now'' I'd be a monster!"
* HeroHarassesHelpers: L tries to drive his allies away because [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies he's afraid they will be targeted.]]
* HeroSecretService: The Taskforce, Wammy's House, and [[spoiler: the mafia]].
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Jason, but then he gets better because of Rem's Heroic Sacrifice and some of Rem's lifespan was transfered to him.]]
* HollywoodHacking: all over the place but mostly done by the trio.
* HumanityEnsues: [[spoiler: Ryuk is caught and punished for interfering in human affairs. This is his punishment. Ryuk decides it was totally worth it when Watari shows him how to make apple pie.]]
* HurtComfortFic
* IJustWantToBeLoved: L and Light
* IJustWantToBeNormal: [[spoiler: Reformed!Light]]
** AlwaysNeedWhatYouGaveUp
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: L
* InTheBlood: [[spoiler: Apparently Light got his warped morals and [[AxeCrazy Axe-Craziness]] [[RonTheDeathEater from his father...]]]]
* IrritationIsTheSincerestFormOfFlattery: [[spoiler: Beyond]]
* ItRunsInTheFamily: In the right learning environment Sayu is just as smart as her brother. [[spoiler: Also Light inherited his [[AxeCrazy axe-craziness]] from his father.]]
* ItsPersonal: To get to L, [[spoiler: Beyond]] [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies is targeting all of L's allies,]] that is EVERYONE that L has ever had contact with.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Light and Mello
* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: [[spoiler: If you think Light's a KarmaHoudini in the beginning of this fic... it expires rather harshly later... [[BeingGoodSucks when he really takes it for the team...]]]]
* KidFic: Light and L are something like surrogate parents to the trio and [[spoiler: Eleanor.]]
* KirkSummation: Light to Beyond, Beyond responds with ShutUpKirk
* LamarckWasRight: In the right learning environment Sayu is becoming just as smart and confident as her brother.
* LighterAndSofter: Yeah really, (in terms of [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation character interpretation]] [[BlackAndWhiteMorality at least]], see DracoInLeatherPants)
* ALighterShadeOfBlack: [[spoiler: Beyond]]'s crimes are so gruesome that [[EnemyMine the Kira taskforce is willing to accept help from Kira.]]
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Along with most of the main cast tons of [[OriginalCharacter OCs]] are introduced to be slaughtered.
* [[spoiler: TheMafia]]: [[spoiler: Mello is the heir to one.]]
* TheMasochismTango: Light and L.
* MasterOfDisguise: [[spoiler: Beyond]]
* MercyKill: "NOT FAIR!"
* MindRape: [[spoiler: Beyond]] is a master at it.
* MustMakeAmends: [[spoiler: Light after he gives up on being Kira.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler: when Rem fails to protect Misa from Beyond.]]
** Light's motive in becoming Kira is [[RetCon RetConned]] to be much more [[ItsPersonal personal]]. [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds He seeks to bring justice to the world because]] [[spoiler: his father killed his past boyfriends and [[ItsAllMyFault he could do nothing to protect them.]]]]
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: [[spoiler: again courtesy of B.]]
* NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow: [[spoiler: Thanks to the S&M games he used to play Light has a very high pain tolerance and while he's not TooKinkyToTorture it does allows him to get through his ordeal with Beyond.]]
* NotSoDifferent: Light and L and [[spoiler: B]]
* NotSoStoic: Light after he [[spoiler: [[MercyKill kills]] [[SelfMadeOrphan his father.]]]]
* OddFriendship: [[spoiler: Ryuk and Watari]]?
* OpenMindedParent: Wammy
* OriginalCharacter: Jason, Eleanor
* OverlordJr: In this ficverse [[spoiler: Mello is the heir to the British Mafia.]]
* OverprotectiveDad: Wammy. Also in this fic [[spoiler: Souichiro is the [[KnightTemplarParent evil version of this trope.]]]]
* PapaWolf: Wammy, Light, L...
* PastVictimShowcase: After [[spoiler: B tortures Souichiro. And later after B tortures Light.]] Both times the protagonists are ForcedToWatch via video feed.
* PlayfulHacker: Matt.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: [[spoiler: Souichiro Yagami is made into a raging homophobe.]]
* {{Polyamory}}: Mello x Matt x Near.
* ThePowerOfFriendship
* ThePowerOfLove
* PowerTrio: Mello, Matt, and Near.
* PromotionToParent: Light and L are [[ParentalSubstitute Parental Substitutes]] for the Wammy's kids.
* PsychologistTeacher: [[spoiler: Light]]
* PunchAWall: Mogi after the taskforce learns that [[spoiler: Light really was Kira all along and that L was protecting him from prosecution.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech
* RedemptionEqualsSex
* RedemptionInTheRain: a certain scene from episode 25 is brought to mind when [[spoiler: Light decides L is more important to him than his crusade.]]
* ResetButton
* RevengeByProxy: [[spoiler: Beyond]] targets everyone L has ever had any form of contact with in order to draw him out.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: After Beyond brutally murders Misa, killing Beyond becomes Rem's only goal.]]
* SamaritanSyndrome: both Light and L.
* ScarsAreForever: [[spoiler: Mello and Light.]]
* [[spoiler: SelfMadeOrphan]]: Light
* {{Seme}}: Light. ''[[RunningGag Very.]]''
* SexFaceTurn: Light with L. [[spoiler: Upon regaining his Kira memories [[HeelRealization he realizes he's about to kill his lover and become the very thing he's sworn to destroy.]]]]
* ShootTheDog: [[spoiler: when Light kills his father.]]
* ShutUpHannibal
* ShutUpKirk: [[spoiler: Taken rather literally.]]
* SlashFic
* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil
* StartOfDarkness: In BackStory, [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Light's motivations]] [[FreudianExcuse are made more personal]] than just [[RetCon a crusade against criminals and evil in general.]]
* TheStoic: L and Light. When Beyond takes [[spoiler: Souichiro Yagami]] hostage, and is giving Light, his father, and L TheReasonYouSuckSpeech and how he's going [[ForcedToWatch to force them all to watch]] as he gives [[spoiler: DaChief]] a slow, painful CruelAndUnusualDeath Light's response is to apathetically examine his fingernails, [[DeadpanSnarker snark back at Beyond]], and then screw up Beyond's carefully laid plans [[spoiler: by CuttingTheKnot. Protip: When your victim for MindRape is a [[TheSociopath Sociopath]] with [[WellDoneSonGuy daddy issues]] who [[MercyKill can kill from a distance, holding his father hostage]] [[ShootTheDog isn't going to give you the result you're looking for.]]]] However Light [[VillainousBreakdown breaks down]] in a NotSoStoic moment immediately afterwards.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: [[spoiler: Misa.]]
* SuperheroSchool: Wammy's House
* SurvivalHorror
* ToThePain
* TokenEvilTeammate: [[SerialKillerKiller Light]] and [[TheMafia Mello]]
* TooKinkyToTorture: [[spoiler: Subverted]]
* TortureCellar
* ToughLove
* TraumaCongaLine: well, everyone.
* TroubledFetalPosition
* TrueCompanions: L and his allies. [[TheAloner He has more friends than he thinks.]]
* VillainsOutShopping: When not purging the world of evil, Kira enjoys [[spoiler: teaching math to young genii and playing harmless S & M Bondage games with his life-partner.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: Light with his father, [[spoiler: Beyond]] with L.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Light/Kira [[spoiler: before his HeelFaceTurn.]]
* {{Wimpification}}: Subverted, Dragonrider manages to make the pairing [[{{Seme}} Light]]/[[{{Uke}} L]] without L losing any points in {{Badass}}.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Light/Kira is [[RetCon retconned]] to be one.
* YaoiGuys: Light and L. Also Mello, Matt, and Near.
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