->''"Betrayed by my caretaker and deprived of my most basic needs! Must I, L, the Greatest detective in the World, resort to consorting with the enemy?"''

''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/428121/chapters/721376 Kira, Sweetheart]]'' (also available [[http://reaperlight.livejournal.com/4091.html here]], [[http://plannedbyreaperlight.deviantart.com/art/Kira-Sweetheart-Ch1-Do-Not-Want-290648305 here]], [[http://dn-kink2.livejournal.com/1491.html?thread=1040339 here]] and [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7217431/1/Kira-Sweetheart here]]) by reaperlight is a ''Manga/DeathNote'' [[SlashFic Light/L, L/Light]] fanfic. After getting the results back from L's latest doctor's visit, Watari decides that from now on L must eat only healthy food. The poor sugar junkie does not take this well at all and when his Kira suspect brings cake to work [[HilarityEnsues all hell breaks loose...]]

!!Tropes:
* AlternateUniverseFic: [[ForWantOfANail For Want Of L's Sugar]]...
* AmbiguousDisorder: L
* AmnesiacDissonance: Light is ''horrified'' when he remembers that he booby trapped his desk with a bomb.
* AmnesiacsAreInnocent: Exploited.
* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe:
-->'''Misa:''' ''WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO MY LIGHT?! LET ME OUT OR I'LL SCREAM!''
-->'''L:''' Misa Amane...
-->'''Misa:''' You're going to rape me too now, aren't you?
-->'''L:''' No Misa, unlike ''someone I could name'' I've never forced myself on anyone... especially not the mentally challenged...
-->'''Misa:''' Wha—So now you're calling me stupid?!
-->'''L:''' [[BluntYes Yes.]] And even if you were willing and could give consent... I don't find you the least bit attractive.
-->''The blonde made a miffed, disbelieving sound as if she found the notion that someone could resist her buxom charms utterly inconceivable.''
-->'''Misa:''' Wha—why the hell not?!
-->'''L:''' [[TakeThatScrappy You're very annoying.]]
* BadassAdorable: L. Light regards his "adorable" nemesis [[TransparentCloset with much confusion.]]
* BadassGrandpa: Watari
* BaddieFlattery: [[DiggingYourselfDeeper L manages to makes an awkward moment between him and Light even more awkward when he pays Light a compliment.]] [[AffablyEvil Not wanting to be rude]] or lose whatever convoluted mind game L is playing Light responds by complimenting him back.
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: Light plans on disposing of his cake by putting it front of L but to his genuine surprise his plan is foiled when L doesn't even touch it.]]
* BecomingTheMask: Light and L's act of being ''so close'' to each other, later there is Misa [[spoiler: pretending to be Yamamoto's girlfriend.]]
* BerserkButton: Light's, naturally, is injustice and [[spoiler: he flips out when he learns someone abused L and that someone is still alive.]]
-->'''Light:''' WHO did this? [[OpenMouthInsertFoot Give me their name!]]
** For Misa it's seeing Light with anyone other than her.
* BetaCouple: [[spoiler: Misa and Yamamoto]].
* BigNo: Misa upon seeing Light and L together.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: L finds Shinigami morality to be quite perplexing.
* BreakTheHaughty: Light gets hit with this hard.
* BroughtDownToBadass: [[spoiler: Light might not be Kira anymore but he's received training from L to better protect himself when acting as his agent.]]
* BullyingADragon: [[spoiler: When Misa attacks L and Kira with a knife.]]
* TheCharmer: After L accidentally comes onto Light, Light tries to manipulate him in his favor by using the same lines on L that always work for him on the girls. HilarityEnsues.
* ChessWithDeath: [[spoiler: L gets Ryuk hooked on ''VideoGame/EverQuest''.]]
* CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds: [[spoiler: Misa ends up with [[{{Adorkable}} Yamamoto]] in the end.]]
* ClosetKey: L to Light:
-->''This was L's fault. What with that long dark hair and slender frame and the way he'd curled his toes cutely into chair cushions as he'd lick the frosting off a doughnut with that talented tongue of his that tasted so nice...''
-->''ARRRRGH!''
-->''That was just it. L was... girly and confusing. His habits arousing protective instincts even in his enemies... Yeah, that must be it! Well played, Ryuuga. Well played.''
* ClusterFBomb: Light reacts to [[spoiler: getting stabbed]] in a similar way to [[spoiler: getting shot]] in canon.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Watari controls L by using his fear of The Punishment. The Punishment is [[spoiler: socks]].
* TheCorruption: Rem tells L that the notebook is this.
* CosmicPlaything: [[spoiler: Light and Misa, and later L.]]
* CrackFic
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: no one pays attention to Misa's mad ranting:
-->'''Misa:''' ''No! No! No! They need to die! '''We''' need to die! Light! How could you do this to me! Kira! '''Kira!''' REM! Kill them! Kill them, please?''
* DarkAndTroubledPast: L, [[spoiler: though he refuses to talk about it at one point he was kidnapped by [[ContinuityNod Beyond Birthday.]]]]
* DatingCatwoman: Kira and L.
* ADayInTheLimeLight: [[spoiler: Mogi to the rescue!]]
* DeadpanSnarker: L, Light, Watari, and [[spoiler: [[Series/{{House}} Dr. House]]]].
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler: Light thinks that if he was Kira he deserves to die. L knows this and so is very careful to hide the truth from him.]]
* DefrostingIceQueen: Both Light and L. Later [[spoiler: Misa with Yamamoto.]]
* DeconstructionFic: Say, what do you think would happen if Misa kept her original characterization of being Light's dangerous [[StalkerWithACrush Stalker]] and a {{Yandere}} SerialKiller and didn't suddenly become a brainless, obedient moron the moment she met Light?
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler: Rem claims the Notebooks work like this. L decides to go with it, regardless of validity, because it's a most convenient excuse not to punish Light and Misa.]]
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: L falls victim to this when he's thinking how no one knows Light like he does.
* DiscreetDiningDisposal: when Light is given the chocolate cake he considers trying to feed it to Ryuk but seeing as he has no opportunity to do so he figures he'll just put it in front of L and it will disappear.
* DiscriminateAndSwitch: After Light began dating L, his relationship with his father became strained. Light assumed that his father was being homophobic. [[spoiler: It's actually because he knows that Light was Kira.]]
* DismissedGender: yes, it is indeed possible for women to hurt men and yes, it is possible for men to get eating disorders.
* TheDitz: Misa
* DitzyGenius: L and Light [[spoiler: For one, both are intelligent enough to know that their dietary habits are destructive. L just doesn't care. Light has deluded themselves into thinking everything's okay.]]
* DoctorsOrders: Yes even L [[spoiler: and Kira]] must obey them.
* DoggedNiceGuy: [[spoiler: Light to L after L accidentally came onto him.]]
* DontYouDarePityMe: L to Light [[spoiler: after Light discovers L's scars [[PastVictimShowcase which he received courtesy of Beyond Birthday.]]]] Light to L [[spoiler: after getting stabbed in the hand.]]
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Subverted. This fic takes the threat of a {{Yandere}} SerialKiller girl seriously. (Played straight by some readers who thought [[spoiler: Light was [[NoTrueScotsman being sissy and weak]] [[InsaneTrollLogic because he couldn't somehow gain some sort of magic mind control over Misa, who in this fic is his crazy stalker]] ''[[InsaneTrollLogic he's never met before,]]'' [[InsaneTrollLogic while she was stabbing him.]]]])
* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding]]
* ElephantInTheLivingRoom: [[spoiler: that Light was Kira. Everyone who's in the know has been sworn to secrecy.]]
* {{Emo}}: L and Light.
* TheEndOrIsIt?
* EroticEating: L is ''affected'' by watching Light eat sweets.
* [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Even Bad Men Love Their Papas]]: {{Lampshaded}} when a character refers to Light as a "daddy's boy." This is also true of L and Watari's relationship.
* [[spoiler: EverybodyLives]]
* EveryoneCanSeeIt:
-->'''Rem:''' I take it that Kira ''means something'' to you, human.
-->'''L:''' Yes... Kira is the one I am sworn to defeat.
-->'''Rem:''' No. He means more to you than that. You're just like Misa.
-->'''L:''' ''WHAT?''
-->'''Rem:''' When she thinks of him it makes her cheeks go all red too.
* FaceDeathWithDignity:
-->''This shocking announcement came to him while he was still floating above all thanks to the painkillers. [[spoiler: Light]] reasoned that was why he was feeling so numb about what should have been quite shocking news.''
-->''Well at least this way he kept his dignity and hadn’t started bawling about it. But then the doctor was saying he wasn’t going to die right away—[[spoiler: Light]] supposed then that he still had plenty of time to work up to screaming and crying. Joy.''
* FixFic
* ForWantOfANail: Because of L's sugar deprivation, Misa sees Light and L together-and that derails ''everything.''
* ForceFeeding: Watari forces L to eat his unsweetened oatmeal. Later L forces Light to eat sugary treats.
* ForcefulKiss: [[spoiler: L on Light after L's been driven insane from lack of sugar.]]
* ForgetsToEat: Light.
* FriendlyEnemy: Light and L. Light reminds L it isn't safe for him to be out and about because of the Second Kira [[spoiler: and later saves him from the Second Kira. Afterwards L decides it would be for the best if Kira ''wasn't'' turned over to Interpol.]]
* GeniusSweetTooth: L of course.
* AGodAmI: Light of course, also their math teacher.
* GhostMemory: Light's vital signs spike when L tells him [[spoiler: [[MetaphoricallyTrue he's caught and executed Kira.]]]]
* HatesBeingTouched: L, but he momentarily forgets this when he becomes desperate for a sugar fix.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: {{Lampshaded}}.
* HeelFaceBrainwashing: {{Lampshaded}} by L when he worries over the moral dilemma presented when he is given the option of [[spoiler: [[LaserGuidedAmnesia erasing Light's memories]] [[MindRape without his knowledge.]] [[ClonesArePeopleToo Kira is the Light that L knows and L worries that by erasing his memories it would mean he is in essence killing his friend.]] Ultimately L decides that it was [[TheCorruption the notebook]] that did the brainwashing and that Light would be the same without the notebook—just minus being a SerialKiller, and all he's doing is taking corrective measures to return Light to his "default state."]]
* HelplessGoodSide: [[spoiler: L doesn't quite know what to do with Light after he turns back into [[NiceGuy an innocent teenager without a malicious bone in his body.]]]]
* HowWeGotHere: After the attack, L has a chat with the clearly [[LaserGuidedAmnesia memory-wiped Light]]. Then we have a multichapter FlashBack detailing the maneuvering L had to go through to get to that point.
* HurtComfortFic
* HypocriticalHeartwarming: [[spoiler: Light gets very upset when he discovers that someone hurt and tried to kill L.]]
* ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin: L goes to extreme lengths to get his sugar fix.
* IDontWantToDie: [[spoiler: Light]]
* IHaveManyNames: [[CollectorOfTheStrange while some people collect stamps L collects aliases.]]
* IWasHavingSuchANiceDream: L fell asleep during math class and he dreamt he died and went to TabletopGame/CandyLand.
* ImmortalImmaturity:
-->'''L:''' But I don't understand. If you care for Misa and knew that it would affect her like this then why give her the notebook?
-->'''Rem:''' I had forgotten this.
-->'''L:''' You forgot?
-->'''Rem:''' I am very old, human. I have no doubt forgotten more than you have ever learned in your brief lifetime.
* ImpaledPalm: [[spoiler: Misa stabs Light in the hand.]]
* ImprovisedWeapon: Misa laments that she left her Death Note at home [[spoiler: and so she attacks L with a [[KnifeNut knife.]]]]
* InsaneEqualsViolent: [[spoiler: Misa upon seeing Light and L together.]] In canon Misa did say that if she saw Light with anyone else she'd kill them.
* IntoxicationEnsues: [[ArtisticLicensePharmacology Light has a weird reaction to painkillers.]]
* IrritationIsTheSincerestFormOfFlattery: [[spoiler: Misa attempts to capture Light's attention by dressing up as L, much to L's horror.]]
* JerkassRealization: [[spoiler: After Light takes a knife for him,]] L realizes he's been acting like a real jerk.
* KeepingSecretsSucks: [[spoiler: Poor Mr. Yagami.]]
* KinkMeme: This story was written for [[http://dn-kink2.livejournal.com/4933.html the Death Note Kink meme.]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler: Misa and Light once their notebooks are destroyed.]]
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: Light is stabbed in the hand. Also because of his poor dietary habits he's developed heart problems.]]
* LeanAndMean: Light and Misa.
* LighterAndSofter
* LossOfIdentity: [[spoiler: L worries about how much of the Light he knows would be lost if he destroys the notebook.]]
* LoveEpiphany: [[spoiler: L realizes he has feelings for Light after he nearly loses him.]]
* MamaBear: Rem for Misa.
* ManipulativeBastard: L decides to use Light's newfound infatuation with him to sneak sweets, oh and work on the Kira case.
* MetaphoricallyTrue: [[spoiler: Rem tells L that Misa and Light were possessed and corrupted by the notebook.]] Later L tells Light [[spoiler: he's caught and executed Kira.]]
* MoralityPet: Sayu, Yumi Aizawa, [[spoiler: and L]] to Light.
* MouthfulOfPi: Light and L in math class—and L thinks about how he would very much like some pie.
* {{Narcissist}}: Light. [[FlawExploitation L quickly discovers that flattery gets him everywhere.]]
* NeverHurtAnInnocent: Light's moral code, though he doesn't regard L or anyone trying to catch him as "innocent." [[spoiler: Though this changes after Light learns that L was a victim.]]
* NobleDemon: Light.
* NotADate: L asks Light out for coffee.
* NotSoStoic: [[RuleOfFunny L breaks down sobbing when Watari takes his candy away.]]
** [[BadAss Light]] screams and loses his shit after [[spoiler: Misa rams a knife through his hand.]] In Light's defense, getting [[spoiler: stabbed in the hand]] isn't fun.
* NoteToSelf: [[spoiler: L records a message to himself before giving up the Death Note so that he'll remember all the pertinent details.]]
* NothingPersonal:
-->'''Rem:''' As a species, on the whole, [[HumansAreUgly humans disgust me]]—no offense.
* OnlyAFleshWound: Averted. [[spoiler: [[ShownTheirWork The author consulted a First Aid website and attempted to realistically show what to do and what to expect if you've been stabbed in the hand.]]]]
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: L breaks down sobbing when Watari takes his candy away.
* OperationJealousy: [[spoiler: Misa attempts to make Light jealous by dating his best friend Yamamoto.]]
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: After talking to Rem, L deduces that Shinigami are like vampires—they need to drop their notebooks, converting humans to create more Shinigami and [[LifeDrinker they feed off human life.]]
* OverprotectiveDad: Souichiro Yagami
* PapaWolf: [[spoiler: Light gets protective when he sees how badly someone hurt L.]]
* PerkyGoth: Misa, of course.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Invoked, because L doesn't know the source of Kira's powers, when [[spoiler: Kira is injured]] L fears that he'll flip out and kill everyone and so [[WrongGenreSavvy L invokes]] the CooldownHug.
* PillowPistol: Misa keeps her notebook hidden under her mattress.
* PleaseIWillDoAnything: L gets desperate for his sugar fix and starts making crazier promises to ensure Light's cooperation.
* PoorCommunicationKills: [[spoiler: Because Light brought cake to work L thinks Light is torturing him and [[HilarityEnsues L's response to this causes Light to think L is coming onto him...]]]]
* PretentiousLatinMotto: ''"Carpe saccharum"'' is L's motto.
* PromptFic: Written for the prompt: "Watari decides that from now on L must eat only healthy food."
* ProperlyParanoid: L.
* RandomEventsPlot
* RealMenHateSugar: Light goes to ridiculous lengths [[CompensatingForSomething to avoid eating sugar.]]
* RelativelyFlimsyExcuse: In order to accompany Light to the hospital, L claims to be his brother.
* RoomFullOfCrazy: Misa's apartment.
* SadistShow: It's a comedy based on ''Manga/DeathNote''.
* SamaritanSyndrome: Light quickly establishes himself as a "Second L" taking on the huge caseload L ignores in favor of the "more interesting cases."
* ScarsAreForever: [[spoiler: Beyond [[CarvedMark left his mark on L]] and Light gets a scar from getting stabbed in the hand.]]
* SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: [[spoiler: The taskforce burned the notebook, Light no longer remembers being Kira but Light still has [[GadgetWatches his watch.]]]]
* SeamlessSpontaneousLie: [[spoiler: Rem tells L that [[ItsAllMyFault it's all her fault]] that Misa is a murderer and they manage to convince the taskforce that neither Light or Misa are at fault because they were [[DemonicPossession possessed]].]]
* SeriousBusiness: For L it's his sugar. For Light it's maintaining his perfect image. For Misa making Light ''HERS.''
* ShirtLessScene: L rips up his shirt [[spoiler: to make bandages for Light.]]
* ShoutOut: [[AdvertisingCampaigns "Got Milk?"]], L dreams of TabletopGame/CandyLand, [[PerkyGoth Misa shops at Hot Topic]], "An Excellent Day For An Exorcism" is a quote from ''Film/TheExorcist'', Rem's line [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLgPNilXHM4 "The conversion has already begun"]] is a Shout Out to Music/{{Disturbed}}, L declares [[ComicBook/JudgeDredd "I am the law,"]] [[spoiler: L gets Ryuk]] hooked on ''VideoGame/EverQuest'', [[Series/{{House}} Dr. House]] is Light's attending physician, L pays for [[spoiler: Light's surgery]] with his [[Film/BatmanForever L-Credit Card]], Light and L watch ''Manga/BlackButler'', and the title of the last chapter, Sugarcoat, aside from being an IncrediblyLamePun was inspired by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU2gCAiDETM the song]] by Music/BreakingBenjamin. Also there's a couple of stealth ones: one to Film/TheGodfather ([[spoiler: even BadAss mafia hitmen know it's not fun getting stabbed in the hand]]). Another scene is inspired by an episode of ''Series/BabylonFive'' [[spoiler: where the doctor restricts the crew from eating their [[TrademarkFavoriteFood favorite foods]] and [[WholePlotReference they deal with it by trying to switch their plates around.]]]]
* ShutUpKiss: L on Light.
* SingleIssuePsychosis: Watari laments that because he didn't let L keep a stray kitten as a child he now wants to keep a mass murderer.
* SlashFic: It's Light/L, L/Light.
* SmugSmiler: Light.
* SoapOperaDisease: [[spoiler: If L keeps gorging on sugar... he will die. If Light keeps starving himself... he will die.]]
* TheSociopath: Misa and Light
* SpannerInTheWorks: Misa to Light's ''and'' L's plans.
* SpitTake: L's reaction to finding no sweetener in his oatmeal.
* SpoiledBrat: L
* SpySpeak: L and Light take to passing notes in class and invent a new code by which to communicate.
* StalkerWithACrush: Misa to Light and Light to L. Pre-story there was Beyond to L.
* StalkerShrine: Misa has one for Kira/Light.
* StalkingIsFunnyIfItsFemaleAfterMale: Averted, Misa's obsession with Light is taken much more seriously than it is in canon.
* StepfordSmiler: Light. Also Misa.
* SuperOCD: Light.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler: When Misa tries to kill L in a jealous rage, Light gets between Misa and L.]]
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Averted, L gets Misa psychiatric help.
* ThisPageWillSelfDestruct: L sends himself a self-destructing message [[LaserGuidedAmnesia to remember that little thing he knew he'd forget.]]
* TitleDrop: In Misa's StalkerShrine to Kira:
--> ''Girlie, heart-shaped stickers stuck to the glass of the picture proclaiming Light to be a "darling" and a "sweetheart."''
* TheTropeWithoutATitle: "The Punishment"
* UglyGuyHotWife: [[spoiler: Misa ultimately hooks up with [[{{Adorkable}} Yamamoto]].]]
* UnreliableNarrator: [[spoiler: When Rem tells L how the notebook works she is no doubt exaggerating [[TheCorruption the effects of the notebook]] on humans since she wants to save Misa.]]
* VictimOfTheWeek: [[spoiler: L was this in his BackStory and this happens to Light over the course of the story.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: Misa when she realizes she's [[spoiler: hurt Light.]] And Light after [[spoiler: he's been stabbed in the hand and Ryuk looks like he’s strongly considering writing his name down.]]
-->'''Light:''' [[ItHasOnlyJustBegun No. NO! IT'S NOT OVER!]]
* WeightWoe: [[spoiler: Light applies his KnightTemplar-ish Perfectionism to himself as well as on the world at large. He's anorexic as a result.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Watari to L.
-->'''Watari:''' No, something else has been troubling me. The way you've been toying with that young man's feelings—and don't try to say it's for the case because Wammy's House is not a brothel and that's not how I trained you to solve cases!
* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: L has a very cute smile, [[spoiler: so does innocent!Light.]]
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Light considers poisoning L at one point but decides it's too risky because only with the notebook could he be absolutely sure that L would die.
* WorldWarIII: L prevented it once and [[spoiler: he worries it will start if he turns Kira over to Interpol.]]
* WorthyOpponent: At the start of the story Kira and L regard each other this way.
* WouldHitAGirl: L kicks Misa across the room [[spoiler: after she tries to kill them]].
* {{Yandere}}: Misa for Light.
* YaoiGuys: Light and L.
* YouDidntAsk: This is Ryuk's response when [[spoiler: L asks him why he didn’t warn them about Light's exploding desk drawer.]]
* YouKeepUsingThatWord:
-->'''Misa:''' ''YOU... PERVERT!''
-->'''L:''' You're really attached to that word, aren't you? Very uncreative. You might want to invest in a thesaurus... no, before you ask it's [[TheDitz not a kind of dinosaur.]]
* [[YouRemindMeOfX You Remind Me Of A]]: L reflects that Light reminds him of A, his original successor, [[spoiler: who committed suicide.]]
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