''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5370745/1/ Fever Dreams]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2025645/Sashocirrione Sashocirrione]] is a ''Manga/DeathNote'' [[SlashFic Light x L / L x Light]] fanfic [[FandomSpecificPlot where Light and L fall in love at the end of the Yotsuba arc]] and [[HeelRealization Light realizes that the Kira-plan isn't working]]-which leads to some awesome hardcore [[GambitRoulette Xanatosing]] [[XanatosSpeedChess as Light works swiftly]] to save L from his own plan without incriminating himself or Misa in the process.

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!! ''Fever Dreams'' provides examples of:
* AccidentalPervert: When [[spoiler: Near takes over the investigation]] he has to watch the [[AttentionWhore little shows Light]] puts on for L on the surveillance cameras.
* AlternateUniverseFic
* AmbiguousDisorder: At one point L is referred to as "mildly autistic."
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Light to L and Misa to Light.
* TheAtoner: Light
* BadassGay: Light and L
* BastardBoyfriend: Before the events of the series [[spoiler: Yamamoto]] was one to Light.
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: Light tricks all the officers present at Higuchi's arrest into accepting and giving up ownership of the notebook [[LaserGuidedAmnesia in order to wipe their memories]] by having Rem throw the notebook at every cop, growling out "That's mine, give it back to me" and if "Give it back or IllKillYou" doesn't work [[SecretTestOfCharacter she should tell them they passed the test of bravery]] and that she had selected them to be the next Kira, and if they would just [[PaterFamilicide slaughter their families]] [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten and fifty additional innocent people then they could have the power of Kira.]]]]
* BrainsAndBondage: Once Watari concedes that L isn't going to stop his relationship with Light anytime soon he orders for them a wide assortment of toys.
* [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim Break Her Heart To Save Her]]: Light ''attempts'' to do this for Misa. HilarityEnsues.
* BreakTheHaughty: one of L's tests of Light's love for him is public humiliation.
* BreakingTheBonds: Rem breaks Light and L's chain so Light can sneak out and [[IDidWhatIHadToDo do everything he has to do.]]
* [[BroodingBoyGentleGirl Brooding Boy Gentle Boy]]: [[spoiler: L is the brooding one, ''Light'' is the gentle one being very careful with how he treats L since Light was on the receiving end of a very abusive relationship in the past.]]
* BullyingADragon: Since Rem started helping Light the taskforce assumes Kira is more powerful than they thought... and so, logically, L and the taskforce pester Light more than ever before.
* CannotTalkToWomen: Matsuda. Light gives him dating advice.
* CassandraTruth: [[spoiler: When Light goes to the media, L manipulates the media in order to suppress Light's story.]]
** [[spoiler: When Light is cornered he counters with the arguement that if he was Kira why were they still alive and why would he allow himself to be trapped so easily?]] Aizawa suggests that Kira might just be "a FoolForLove" but L immediately dismisses it as ridiculous. [[{{Irony}} Of course Kira would never fall in love with L!]]
* CatchYourDeathOfCold: Light and L both become sick and feverish after their activities on the roof.
* CaughtInTheRain: The story begins with the rooftop scene from episode 25 [[spoiler: [[FixFic but has a very different outcome.]]]]
* CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds: [[spoiler: Misa is ultimately paired up with Hideki Ryuuga the pop star.]]
* ClickHello: [[spoiler: Aizawa does this to Light when L has all but proved that Light is Kira and Light begins shouting at an invisible presence.]]
* ComfortingComforter: L's quilt.
* ComingOutStory: The taskforce quickly discovers Light and L's sexual activities. [[SorryImGay Later Light is forced to come out to Misa and his mother and sister in order to be free of Rem's influence.]]
* ConfessToALesserCrime: [[spoiler: Light "confesses" that he was coerced into being TheMole for Kira.]]
* ConsummateLiar: Light, of course.
* CosmicPlaything: Light. Even when his plans go right something is always going wrong... [[MagnificentBastard he usually recovers quickly.]]
* CourtlyLove: when [[spoiler: L dumps him]] Light pursues "the Lovesick Moron Plan" sending L sappy poetry and spending all his money on sending him flowers and candy that he knew would be immediately rerouted to forensics.
* CrazyJealousGuy: Light towards L. It's implied that Light is a bit emotionally stunted and needy [[WellDoneSonGuy given his father was never around for him growing up.]]
-->'''Light''': I know I can win him back if he'll just visit me in person once.
-->'''Rem''': [[LampshadeHanging You sound like]] [[{{Yandere}} Misa.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Light's [[spoiler: last relationship was very destructive and ended poorly]], L [[spoiler: has lived through several tragedies he chooses not to dwell on or elaborate to anyone.]]
* DatingCatwoman: Kira and L. {{Lampshaded}} when [[spoiler: 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."
* DestructiveRomance: [[spoiler: Yamamoto and Light]] before the events of the series.
* DevilInPlainSight: L suspects Light is up to no good by his [[SmugSmiler smug smirking.]]
* DidYouThinkICantFeel: When Light has [[VillainousBreakdown a fit]] after [[spoiler: 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.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Light to L.
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Many people find it humorous how Misa stalks Light (or even think he's lucky) and only when Misa gets really violent and crazy do people even ''consider'' calling the cops.
* DragonInChief: Rem
* DrowningMySorrows: Light needs more information about the case... so Light finds Matsuda at a bar...
* EndlessCorridor: When Light and L investigate Yotsuba.
* FeverDreamEpisode: [[TitleDrop Duh]].
* FingerInTheMail: [[spoiler: After Light breaks up with her Misa sends Light [[{{Squick}} a dead bird in the mail.]]]]
* {{Fingore}}: [[spoiler: when Light burns the notebook and his hands along with it.]]
* FixFic: [[spoiler: Averting the outcome of episode 25.]]
* FlawExploitation: Light agrees to let L see a Shinigami eating an apple (he can't see the Shinigami but he can see the apple being eaten). L strikes while Ryuk is solid and manages to steal one of Ryuk's rings.
* FleetingPassionateHobbies: [[spoiler: after dumping Light]], L takes up Nei hua to distract himself.
* FreudianSlipperySlope: poor drunk Matsuda...
-->'''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. [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday 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.
* FriendlyEnemy: Light realizes it was L that was protecting him and Misa from being assassinated.
* GambitRoulette: Light does several, [[XanatosSpeedChess having to make up many on the fly.]]
-->'''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.
* GollumMadeMeDoIt: [[spoiler: Light deliberately evokes this trope when cornered in order to sew confusion among the taskforce]], he starts [[TalkingToThemself shouting at an invisible presence]]: [[FightingFromTheInside "I won't let you kill them"]] and "ImNotAfraidOfYou!"
* HeelRealization: Light realizes that the Kira plan isn't working.
* HelplessGoodSide: When Light loses his Kira memories he becomes so sweet and innocent that L almost feels bad for manipulating him.
* HollywoodHacking: Light instigates a virtual attack on Taskforce Headquarters corrupting L's files and erasing footage of the investigation.
* IKnowYouKnowIKnow: [[spoiler: Light gets the investigators and even L to begin doubting that he is Kira because Kira would never let himself get caught like this, Kira would never incriminate himself like this... ]]
* TheILoveYouStigma: Light gives it to L early because he knows L's never going to believe him anyway and he's afraid he'll never get another chance.
* ImplausibleDeniability: [[spoiler: when L catches Light on camera watching and reacting to an invisible presence.]]
* IncompatibleOrientation: Misa and Light.
* [[IntangibleMan Intangible Woman]]: Rem destroys L's security cameras from the inside.
* IntoxicationEnsues: Light has to deal with a drunk Matsuda.
* KansasCityShuffle: 1) L knows Light's planning something to derail the investigation and it's [[SmugSmiler clearly]] [[AllAccordingToPlan all going according to plan]] 2) Light is counting on L to make this assumption in order to stay close to him. 3) L is now wrong about what Light's ultimate goal is.
* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: as soon as Light decides he wants to quit being Kira [[ButtMonkey he has to deal with potentially deadly and/or incriminating disaster after disaster]].
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler: Light gets Rem to trick all the investigators into accepting and giving up ownership of the notebook thus wiping their memories.]]
* {{Lemon}}: there are several
* LivingWithTheVillain
* LoveMartyr: Light
* LoveRedeems
* TheManBehindTheMan: Invoked and exploited: [[spoiler: Light manages to convince the investigators that he was being controlled by the REAL Kira to incriminate himself and mislead the investigation and that [[MetaphoricallyTrue he is constantly being watched and guarded by two Shinigami-one keeps constant watch over him and threatens him every time he steps out of line and the other, a Shinigami that likes apples, drops in regularly to takes reports from the one guarding him.]]]]
* ManOnFire: [[spoiler: Light does this out of desperation when L (re)discovers the notebook. Light grabs the notebook and sticks his hands in the fire and he holds the notebook there until it's burnt to ash.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: both Light and L.
* MemoryGambit: [[MindRape Light has to do this several times in the space of a few hours]] for the sake of his new plan.
* MindRape: Light feels defiled every time he regains his Kira memories.
* MirrorScare: Happens to Matsuda when [[spoiler: [[LaserGuidedAmnesia Rem wiped his memories.]]]]
* TheMole: Matsuda accidentally leaks information to Misa and Light.
** Also [[spoiler: when backed into a corner Light pretends to be both TheMole and the ReverseMole to Kira—that he was [[TheStarscream coerced into working for Kira but now he has somehow backed Kira into a corner so he can't kill anymore.]] L realizes to his frustration that there's no way to prove it one way or another.]]
* MomentKiller: Matsuda. Later Ryuk.
* MultitaskedConversation: Light frequently has to communicate with the Shinigami and L at the same time.
* {{Mutants}}: [[spoiler: Since L proved that [[ByTheEyesOfTheBlind Light can see something that no one else can see]], and that [[{{Seers}} he reacted to events he had no way of knowing about]], and [[BreakingTheBonds somehow Light's chain broke...]]]] the taskforce now thinks Light has superhuman powers. Matsuda pesters him to [[MindOverMatter levitate something]].
* NerdsAreVirgins: played straight with L at the beginning of the story, averted with Light.
* NoEndorHolocaust: When the Shinigami [[spoiler: attack Yotsuba]]. Justified, [[BlueAndOrangeMorality if anyone actually died in an incident where the Shinigami didn't use their death notes they'd get in trouble.]]
* NoodleIncident: again?
-->'''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.
* NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization: [[{{Yandere}} Misa]] seems to think so when she assaults Light in front of his mother and sister.
-->'''Misa''': Noooo! Let me stay. [[AManIsAlwaysEager I know you would have gotten hard in another minute or so.]]
* NotSoStoic: [[spoiler: Light when L screws up his plan and rejects him.]]
* OperationJealousy: [[spoiler: when L kisses Matsuda]]
* OrAreYouJustHappyToSeeMe: InvertedTrope.
-->'''Light''': You're hard.
-->'''L''' (thinking): ''No, I'm not. That's just the gun in my pocket.''
* PowerPerversionPotential: {{Lampshaded}}
-->'''Matsuda''': Kira can control people. Maybe he's going to make all of us have sex with each other.
* PrimalScene: Light and L are having a moment [[HilarityEnsues when Matsuda interrupts.]]
-->'''Matsuda''' (screaming): Light's raping him again! What do I do?
* ProfessionalsDoItOnDesks
* PsychicLink: [[spoiler: Light accidentally sees one of L's early memories when they both touch the Shinigami apple tree at the same time.]]
* RealityEnsues: L and Light get sick from staying outside in the rain for an extended period of time.
* [[spoiler: RedemptionEarnsLife]]
* RedemptionEqualsSex
* RedemptionInTheRain: Light and L resolve their {{UST}} on the rooftop, which results in Light changing his mind about a few things...
* RevealingCoverup: L concludes that since Kira took the time to tamper with evidence and [[spoiler: wipe their memories]] there must be a way to defeat Kira.
* ScarsAreForever: [[spoiler: Both Light and L get hurt destroying the notebook.]]
* SeamlessSpontaneousLie: Light comes up with an elaborate one [[spoiler: when cornered- [[TheStarScream he claims he was coerced into working for Kira and then betrayed him and though he conveniently can't go into details, he has now backed Kira into a corner so he can't kill anymore.]]]]
* SexFaceTurn: Light decides he'd rather not kill L after they have sex for the first time.
* ShipperOnDeck: [[spoiler: Light suggests that L should get Misa counseling and maybe arrange things so that Misa and Hideki Ryuuga (the pop star) hook up. Later, L does it.]]
* ShoutOut: After Rem assists Light [[BreakingTheBonds by breaking the chain]] L seems to be under the impression that Light is a [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender metalbender]].
* SidekickExMachina: when Rem is helping him, Light [[HypocriticalHumor "jokingly" considers how easy it would be to pursue a life of crime]] with a Shinigami as an accomplice.
* SlashFic
* SmugSmiler: While the investigation is falling apart L notes that Light is looking incredibly smug.
* SorryImGay: Light resorts to telling Misa this to prevent Rem from forcing him back into a relationship with her.
* StalkingIsLove: Misa is stalking Light, Light is stalking L, and L is stalking Light via surveillance and his agents.
* TheStarscream: ExploitedTrope. When Light [[spoiler: is cornered [[SeamlessSpontaneousLie he comes up with a new story- he isn't Kira, but he was forced to work for Kira but once he gained Kira's trust he betrayed him.]] It works as a solid defense against being accused of being Kira and some even view him as a hero but he has lost the trust he once had when the Taskforce begins to realize how [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]] Light really is.]]
* SuckSessor: Near
* TabloidMelodrama: Details of Misa's personal life are available at every newstand.
* TakeThat: Light and L are ''[[BoysLoveNotes riba]]'' in this fic, they are not shoehorned into {{Seme}}-{{Uke}} stereotypes:
-->'''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.
* TheTalk: Watari forces L and Light to read some sex ed books.
* ThinkUnsexyThoughts: 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.
* TransparentCloset: 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 [[ComingOutStory come out]] in order to convince Rem that a relationship with Misa would never work.
* UnequalPairing: L (the detective in charge of the Kira investigation) and Light (the main suspect in the Kira investigation), however this fic subverts the usual FandomSpecificPlot where [[OverprotectiveDad 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}}: [[spoiler: After Light's "confession" L and the taskforce decide it would be best if Light remains under house arrest under L's supervision]] [[JustAsPlanned which of course is exactly what Light wanted.]]
* UnusualEuphemism: "I like it when you investigate me."
* VillainsNeverLie: When Light tells the investigators [[spoiler: [[MetaphoricallyTrue he is constantly being watched and guarded by two Shinigami-one keeps constant watch over him and threatens him every time he steps out of line and the other, a Shinigami that likes apples, drops in regularly to takes reports from the one guarding him]]]] [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse and then let's them come to their own conclusions]] [[FalseInnocenceTrick about his involvement in the Kira case.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: When [[spoiler: 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.
* VillainousCrush: Light to L.
* WiseTree: [[spoiler: the Shinigami apple tree that imparts psychic visions.]]
* XanatosSpeedChess: 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...
* YaoiGuys: Light and L.
* YouHaveToBelieveMe: When L is sick he begins raving to everyone that Light is Kira. Everyone attributes it to his high fever.
* YoureNotMyType: Light tries to let Misa down gently and when that doesn't work [[HilarityEnsues he tries being mean. That doesn't work either...]]

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