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''Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.''

'''''[[ShipMates Light x L and Mello x Matt and/or Mello x Near]]'''''

''[[ A Cure for Love]]'' by halfpromise ([[FanFic/ACureForLove TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': L x Light, Matt x Mello, Matsuda x Sayu, and [[spoiler: A x OriginalCharacter]]. Also hints of [[spoiler: Light x Mikami]] and [[spoiler: Mello x Near]].
* ''Synopsis'': When the Death Note becomes a political tool that threatens the entire world L and Light are united to find the culprit. How long until they are betrayed - or betray each other?

''[[ A Visit to Wammy's House]]'' by dramaq ([[FanFic/AVisitToWammysHouse TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Pairings'': Mello x Matt and L x Light
* ''Synopsis'': AU RomanticComedy. The Wammy's boys are nervous because L is coming to inspect their progress and while Mello is trying ''[[TheDeterminator really hard]]'', Near is a creep and a cheater who will do anything to make sure he stays number one. [[HenpeckedHusband Mello finds help from an unlikely source... meanwhile Near fears that L has become emotionally compromised...]]

''[[ Addiction]]'' by Jezzaanne ([[{{FanFic/Addiction}} TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* Pairings: Hints of Light x L, Mello x Matt, and Near x Sayu
* Synopsis: Because of Light's actions when [[spoiler: he was alive]] the Shinigami Realm and the Human World have become unbalanced with so much death and several new Kiras have begun killing. Light becomes a Shinigami and the Shinigami King tasks him with fixing the mess he made or else he will be crushed by the weight of both worlds-ideally [[ThouShaltNotKill WITHOUT killing anyone]] seeing as every life he takes will make his burden heavier. But this is easier said than done as Light is suffering from a severe murder [[TitleDrop addiction]]. [[RealityWarper Also the King warped reality]] so that [[spoiler: L, Mello, Matt, Souichiro Yagami and Beyond Birthday]] are still alive allegedly to "help" him with this quest.

''[[ Alternative Gods]]'' by Le KING ([[FanFic/AlternativeGods TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* Pairings: Light x L, hints of Mello x Matt
* Synopsis: CyberPunk AU. NPA's Light Yagami grows obsessed with catching L, a [[PlayfulHacker hacker]]. To justify L's remarkable skill, Light imagines L is an AI and falls in love with the idea. Too bad L actually turns out to be an AI with some feelings for Light of his own.

''[[ Constant Temptation]]'' by Dragonrider4000 ([[FanFic/ConstantTemptation TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': Light x L, Mello x Matt x Near, hints of Ryuk x Rem and one-sided Rem x Misa, one-sided [[spoiler: [[MindGameShip Beyond x L, Beyond x Light, Beyond x Original Character]]]]
* ''Synopsis'': A ([[RonTheDeathEater very]], ''[[DracoInLeatherPants VERY]]'') [[AlternateUniverseFic AU]] light-novel in which [[FreudianExcuse things at the Yagami house are not as perfect as they appear]] and [[FateWorseThanDeath a threat worse than Kira]] arises to threaten L and all he holds dear. Featuring an [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters ensemble cast]] (most of the characters make an appearance, plus there are several non-intrusive [[OriginalCharacter Original characters]].

''[[ I Won't Say]]'' by angeltrap ([[Fanfic/IWontSay TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': Light/L and hints of Mello/Matt.
* ''Synopsis'': AU L knows Light is Kira but Light is blackmailing L with the knowledge of his true name. At an impasse they decide to spend [[ChristmasSpecial Christmas at Wammy's House]]. ItMakesSenseInContext.

''[[ The Lion and The Shark]]'' by chana080310 ([[Fanfic/TheLionAndTheShark TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Ongoing (Being rewritten)
* ''Pairings'': Light x L / L x Light, Mello x Near x Matt
* ''Synopsis'': L and Light are each at the top of their respective worlds, but when the two end up chained together, they discover in each other the only equals they've ever found. Will their growing feelings be enough to save them both from death?
[=[[reviews:The Lion and The Shark]]=]

''[[ Memento Mori]]'' by Nilahxapiel ([[FanFic/MementoMori TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': L x Light
* ''Synopsis'': Raito is brutally assaulted and decides to end it all –and what better way then to admit he’s Kira and let his nemesis do it for him? Of course, things with L can never be so simple.
[=[[reviews:Memento Mori]]=]

''[[ Monster]]'' by amour tue lentement ([[FanFic/MonsterADeathNoteAU TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Pairings'': Light/L, one-sided Misa x Light, with a hint of team Mello and Matt
* ''Synopsis'': AU [[IdentityAmnesia Ryuuzaki, the secretary and police errand boy]], [[ForgottenChildhoodFriend suddenly finds himself pursued by unknown enemies]] and [[DarkAndTroubledPast haunted by a past]] [[EasyAmnesia he can't remember.]]

''[[ Must Love Sharks]]'' by [[ ShinigamiMailJeevas]]
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Pairings'': Matt/Mello, Misa/Light, L/Light
* ''Synopsis'': [[HighSchoolAU College AU]]. Blood...blood and the waves crashing over him was all he could remember. He could not recall the pain of the bite, or the crunch of bone and tearing of flesh as the appendage was taken by rows and rows of jagged pointed teeth.-Written for Shark Week 2012.
[=[[reviews:Must Love Sharks]]=]

''[[ My Stupid Reality]]'' by Twisted Grim ([[FanFic/MyStupidReality TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Pairings'': [[HoYay (pre-slash) L x Light and Mello x Matt]]
* ''Synopsis'': The GreatDetective L is rounding up genii children for some nefarious purpose and so Light Yagami has [[ObfuscatingStupidity pretended to be stupid]] for all his life. It works up until his senior year of high school when Light makes JustOneLittleMistake that puts L on his trail...
[=[[reviews:My Stupid Reality]]=]

''[[ Point of Succession]]'' by Jedi Master Bag ([[FanFic/PointOfSuccession TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Pairings'': pre-slash with [[{{UST}} hints of multiple]] [[spoiler: Mello x Matt, L/Light, BB/Light, and BB/Mello]], becomes [[spoiler: L/Light]] in later chapters.
* ''Synopsis'': [[AlternateUniverseFic AU]], When [[TheCorrupter Beyond Birthday]] kidnaps Mello from Wammy's House L must rely on the expertise of the [[TheProfiler criminal profiler]] who knows him best—one [[DarkAndTroubledPast Light]] [[TraumaCongaLine Yagami]].
[=[[reviews:Point of Succession]]=]

''[[ Ragnarok]]'' by Skeptikitten ([[{{FanFic/Ragnarok}} TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Pairings'': L x Light and Matt x Mello
* ''Synopsis'': [[AlternateUniverseFic AU]]. A SerialKiller emerges in Japan, [[CriminalMindGames basing his murders on]] NorseMythology. NPA star-detective Light Yagami and the World's Greatest Detective L are both targets, and the case may lead to the end of the world for both of them.

''[[ Vacancy]]'' by Dozing Dead ([[{{FanFic/Vacancy}} TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Pairings'': Light x L, hints of Mello x Matt
* ''Synopsis'': Light is willing to do ''anything'' to prove that he is not Kira... [[BecomingTheMask and that Ryuuzaki truly is his dear, dear friend...]]

'''''L x Light or Light x L'''''

''[[ After-School Activities]]'' by Subdivided ([[FanFic/AfterSchoolActivities TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing(s)'': Light x L
* ''Synopsis'': "Ryuuga" has been missing classes so Light has to bring him up to speed on their latest [[CatchTheConscience Psych lessons]]. The topic of the lesson is [[spoiler: [[{{Irony}} cult leaders.]]]]

''[[ Beyond the Promise of Strawberries]]'' by Ruin Takada
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing(s)'': L/Light (no lime or lemon, just innocence), L/OC, Matsuda/OC
* ''Synopsis'': After Light is sick and tired of L bringing strawberries into bed, and realizing that their fellowship is based on flimsy promises, L launches into a story of his first run-in with Love in the form of a fellow Whammy girl years ago, that may or may not be true. Cute, with shounen-ai (albeit a small amount), and almost-failing attempts at humor.
* ''Additional Info'': Beginning life as an idea by Immortal Strawberries, a multi-chapter sequel to this is currently in the works. The opposite of its predecessor, it's expected to be a Supernatural/Horror fic by the name of 'Beyond the Horrors of Immortal Man'.

''[[ Bodies In Beds]]'' by [[ Veterization]]
* Recommended by Stranger To Modern, feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings:'' Light x L, an odd sort of friendship between Light and Matsuda
* ''Synopsis:'' "Ever wondered what happened to L's body after he died? Light takes care of it. Matsuda watches it all."
* ''Tags'': AntagonistInMourning

''[[ Brilliance Tarnished]]'' by kk-twin ([[FanFic/BrillianceTarnished TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Pairings'': Light x L
* ''Synopsis'': Light decides that L is more fun alive... [[TheFarmerAndTheViper and so takes steps to "save" him... as a serial killer would...]]

''[[ Christmas In July]]'' by [=StereoNights=] ([[FanFic/ChristmasInJuly TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing:'' slight L x Light
* ''Synopsis:'' [[WhatDidIDoLastNight Light deals with the aftermath of a college frat party.]]

''[[ Concentration]]'' by Ratt9 ([[{{FanFic/Concentration}} TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing:'' slight Light x L
* ''Synopsis:'' Matsuda asks Light to teach him how to seduce someone, so Light demonstrates his techniques on a none-too-willing L. L is determined to ignore Light regardless of what the teen does to him, but Light is determined to get a reaction.

''[[ Depravare]]'' by Shadow_of_Quill ([[{{FanFic/Depravare}} TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing:'' L x Light
* ''Synopsis:'' Post-Series ContinuationFic, Depravare: To taint or corrupt. There are new shinigami. "I am... Righteous."

''[[ The End]]'' by Viyola
* Recommended by [=AtlantaHardcore=]
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing'': L & Light
* ''Summary'': Light and L are both dead and they are in Mu together.

''[[ A Gun to Love's Head]]'' by Viyola ([[FanFic/AGunToLovesHead TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing(s)'': Light x L
* ''Synopsis'': 5 years after the end of the Kira case, L and Light are getting along perfectly, and a certain someone is worried that he'll never get to succeed L at that rate... Armed with a gun, Mello sets out on an angry rampage to 'fix' the problem, but his effort has an unexpected result...

''[[ Heart of an Assassin]]'' by Song Of Eternity ([[FanFic/HeartOfAnAssassin TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Dormant
* Pairings: L x Light
* Synopsis: [[AlternateUniverseFic AU]] in which Light is a [[JustLikeRobinHood world-renowned]] [[HitmanWithAHeart assassin]] ([[ProfessionalKiller of the more traditional type]]) and L is trying to catch him.

''[[ Infection]]'' by DXM Junkie ([[{{FanFic/Infection}} TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by twilightscribe
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Pairings'': L x Light
* ''Synopsis'': During the investigation, an [[ZombieApocalypse outbreak]] appears in Great Britain. It's known only as the [[TheVirus Rage Virus]], an infection that kills anyone who's exposed. Forced to divert his attention away from the Kira case and towards the new developing worldly crisis, L brings the soft and uncalculating Light Yagami with him to the UK. There, things change.

''[[ Interested in Learning More]]'' by Shadow_of_Quill ([[FanFic/InterestedInLearningMore TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': Light/L
* ''Synopsis'': Light isn't asexual. He just has... unusual interests. And Ryuuzaki is very observant.

''[[ Je Fais Partie de Vous]] and it's sequel [[ Mais ne Vous Appartiennent a Moi]]'' by Dragonrider4000 ([[FanFic/JeFaisPartieDeVous TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': Light/L
* ''Synopsis'': Kira has won. The world is his to command. So why is he keeping L alive?

''[[ Office Politics]]'' by rageprufrock ([[Fanfic/OfficePolitics TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing:'' Light x L
* ''Synopsis:'' L relates the trials and tribulations of having a sex-based work relationship with his nemesis.

''[[ Pet]]'' by [[ Dlvvanzor]]
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': L/Light
* ''Synopsis'': Light is never getting out of here. L has gone insane. DarkFic.
* ''Tags'': DarkFic, AlternateUniverseFic, captivity, conditioning

''[[ PITCH]]'' by [[ uberneko-zero]] ([[{{FanFic/PITCH}} TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by Nani
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* Pairings: Light x L, one-sided Light x Misa, one-sided Aiber x L. There's also slight Aiber x Misa, as well as one-sided Hal x L (though it's more of a crush).
* Synopsis: L is a detective that takes his job far too seriously. He decides to go out and experiment by going to a bar, and meets a sophisticated yet irritating man there. Though he tries to avoid him, he ends up becoming involved with the mysterious brunet.

''[[ The Prince of Death]]'' by K. Kotone ([[FanFic/ThePrinceOfDeath TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': DeadFic
* ''Pairings'': L/Light
* ''Synopsis'': [[RuleOfCool Light becomes the Prince of the Shinigami]] and gets to relive his life [[PeggySue with the knowledge of how it played out the first time around,]] [[PhysicalGod some new powers]] ([[UpToEleven and even MORE arrogance...]]) [[HoYay and he is STILL collared by L.]]

''[[ Seigikan]]'' by Fyyrrose ([[{{Fanfic/Seigikan}} TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': probably [[DeadFic Dead]]
* ''Pairings'': Light/L
* ''Synopsis'': A journey through Raito's eyes as he goes about his normal routine. Mind games included. Light screws (with) L.

''[[ Solitude]]'' by bahari ([[{{FanFic/Solitude}} TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': Light x L
* ''Synopsis'': 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. Oneshot Light x L fic, examining Light's past and how they come together.

''[[ Strange Bedfellows]]'' by [[ Reaperlight / plannedbyreaperlight]] ([[FanFic/StrangeBedfellows TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Panthera}}
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Pairing'': Light x L
* ''Synopsis'': After a zombie apocalypse, Light and L have to work together to save the rest of humankind. Yes, Death Note meets Zombie Apocalypse. This is one of the most creative works I've ever seen or read in the fandom.
* ''Tags'': AlternateUniverse, Yaoi, ZombieApocalypse

''[[ Sweet Surrender]]'' by Anonymous ([[FanFic/SweetSurrender TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': L/Light
* ''Synopsis'': Kira leaves L a slightly different message than "L, Do you know gods of death love apples" and L wants to test it out.

''[[ Tired & Emotional]]'' by Anonymous ([[FanFic/TiredAndEmotional TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': slight Light x L
* ''Synopsis'': Light adds a little brandy in L's ice cream in an attempt to loosen his tongue but [[IntoxicationEnsues who could have guessed that L was such a lightweight?]] Light has to deal with an inebriated L. HilarityEnsues.

''[[ To Be Like L]]'' by Flying Catfish Bird ([[FanFic/ToBeLikeL TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* Pairings: L x Light (pre-slash), Misa x Light (friendship)
* Synopsis: [[HeroWorshipper All Light really wants is to meet and work with his idol, L.]] [[AttentionWhore And what better way to go about gaining his attention]] [[StartOfDarkness then to become Kira?]]

''[[ True Elision]]'' by [[ Ezan]]
* Recommended by Darkfire359
* ''Status'': Dormant
* ''Pairings'': Light x L
* ''Synopsis'': After Light's death, his soul must go through a series of hellish trials. Lots of horror, but brilliantly made and with an extremely in character Light.
* ''Tags'': ContinuationFic, horror
* ''[[RecursiveFanfiction Sequels]]'': Due to a request on a {{KinkMeme}}, there was the oneshot [[ The End]] by [[ Viyola]], with [[{{Guyonguyishot}} Light]] [[{{Slashfic}} x L]]. This oneshot spawned a (continuing) threeshot [[ Heart]] by [[ ParanormalAvenue]] which -oddly enough- [[{{Het}} pairs up]] [[{{Crack Pairing}} Beyond and Misa]].

''[[ Unreliable as the Mind]]'' by [[ Ramasi]]
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing(s)'': Light/L
* ''Synopsis'': Losing and regaining his memories doesn't make Light's already complicated feelings for his opponent any simpler; and L might have even less scruples about killing someone he loves.

''[[ Verloren]]'' by Li the Twilight Knight ([[{{FanFic/Verloren}} TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing(s)'': Light/L
* ''Synopsis'': AU, Light realizes that he made a mistake and now must face death itself to bring back his beloved adversary.

'''''Light x L x Beyond'''''

''[[ Haunted]]'' by [[ abovethenightsky]] ([[{{FanFic/Haunted}} TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing(s)'': Implied BB/L, L/Light, and BB/Light
* ''Synopsis'': A tale of suspense set at the beginning of the second season. With the target of his obsession dead, BB takes to stalking the one responsible.
* ''Tags'': stalking, obsession, evil twin

''[[ Irrefutable Connection]]'' by [[ ErmengardeSecret]]
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing(s)'' L/Light, one-sided Misa/Light
* ''Synopsis'': L lays open his life, soul and existence to Light and Light does the same for L, writing the last of his secrets upon L's skin. Light and L forge an unbreakable agreement to never betray each other; aiding and influencing one another without fear.

''[[ Quid Pro Quo]]'' by [[ Sychronergy]]
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Pairing(s)'': [[FoeYay BB x Light]]
* ''Synopsis'': Japan sends their most promising investigator to dissect the brilliant mind of Beyond Birthday. Every day, for one month, they will speak for one hour. [[MindRape "I will rip your self-control out, drug your sensibility, and violate your soul."]]

''[[ That Epic Plan]]'' by Chii-Kawaii-Chan ([[FanFic/ThatEpicPlan TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Last updated May 29, 2011
* ''Pairings'': BB x Light
* ''Synopsis'': When L tells the taskforce why he freaked out so much over the Second Kira mentioning "the eyes" Light decides that using this "Beyond Birthday" as Kira's eyes is too good an opportunity to pass up and so suggests they arrange it so that Beyond will assist with the Kira investigation; but Light gets more than he bargained for—controlling BB is harder than he anticipated and to buy his silence Light has to agree to be his boyfriend.

'''''Light x Misa x L'''''

''[[ Going to Marrakesh]]'' by [[ Edmondia Dantes Redux]]
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': L x Light x Misa threesome
* ''Synopsis'': A post-Yotsuba "Light confesses to being Kira" AU.
* ''Tags'': AlternateUniverseFic, DarkFic, insanity, threesome

''[[ Let's All Be Friends Together]]'' by [[ Sashocirrione]]
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing(s)'': Light/L/Misa threesome
* ''Synopsis'': They worked side-by-side for months. Isn't Ryuuzaki their friend? Sure he wants to capture Kira but he is just misguided. Wouldn't betraying their friend be evil? So Light and Misa come up with a new plan...
* ''Tags'': AlternateUniverseFic, captivity, SlashFic, het, threesome, forced relationship

''[[ Serious]]'' by [[ Zerbinetta]]
* Recommended by Marlee Cross
* ''Status'': Rewrite complete, a few new chapters impending.
* ''Pairings'': L/Misa, Light/Misa.
* ''Synopsis'': After Light dumps her, Misa decides to win him back by getting into To-Oh University and becoming a serious law student, befriending a weird fellow student named 'Hideki Ryuga' in the process.
* ''Tags'': Het, FilmFic

'''''Light x Misa'''''

''[[ Educational Experience]]'' by [[ Nilahxapiel]]
* Recommended by Marlee Cross
* ''Status'':
* ''Pairing'': Light/Misa
* ''Synopsis'': Basically, Light and Misa are having sex while Light is still chained to L, who provides commentary for their lovemaking.
* ''Tags'': [[FandomSpecificPlot The Yotsuba arc]], comedy, het, voyeurism

'''''L x Misa'''''

''[[ Dynamism]]'' by [[ keem]] (AU)
* Recommended by idontwannapopuponsearchengines
* ''Status'': complete
* ''Pairing(s)'': L/Misa
* ''Synopsis'': First she hates him. Then she uses him. Eventually she will succumb to his charms and she will love him. The rest are just details. L x Misa.
* ''Comments'': Misa tries to seduce L to be useful to Light but ends up falling for him in the process. She also gets to meet Mello, Near and Matt and see L's actual house. It's a good mixture of story and sex and still has XanatosGambits in it like the original Manga/DeathNote.
* ''Tags'': Het

''[[ Puzzle Piece]]'' by [[ Maiden of the Moon]]
* Recommended by Marlee Cross
* ''Status'':
* ''Pairings'': L/Misa
* ''Synopsis'': Kind of a look at how a potential L/Misa pairing would probably play out. Not really heavy on the romance and is more of a character study for Misa.
* ''Tags'': Het

''[[ Rewrite]]'' by [[ Kat-chan]] (AU) ([[{{FanFic/Rewrite}} TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by @/{{DomaDoma}}, chibiaries, idontwannapopuponsearchengines, Maymei
* ''Status'': incomplete
* ''Pairing(s)'': L/Misa
* ''Synopsis'': A moment in time. A chance meeting. Fate turned upside down. It is an L/Misa AU from Misa's point of view -- and let me tell you, a more understated kind of love does wonders for her character. She's still a Kira supporter, the Sakura Incident still occurred, and now Light has apparently caught on to the fact that she knows L, so the whole thing still has that essential ''Manga/DeathNote'' air of tension that every other romance in the fandom lacks.
* ''Comments'': Deals with the idea of L meeting Misa before Light does. I didn't think this pairing was plausible before this, but this fic kept both in character, they had chemistry, and it made sense. It turned me into L/Misa.
* ''Tags'': Het


''[[ A Subtle Kind]]'' by Acey Dearest ([[FanFic/ASubtleKind TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': [[ShipsThatPassInTheNight Mello/Misa, Light/Matt]]
* ''Synopsis'': [[LoveMartyr Misa]] would do anything for him... AlternateUniverseFic: Matt and Misa switch roles in the Death Note universe and the transition is scary seamless.

''[[ Beyond]]'' by [[ Catmoongirl]] ([[{{FanFic/Beyond}} TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by Maxi1234
* ''Status'':
* ''Pairing'': Matt/Mello
* ''Synopsis'': Mello knew from the minute that smoke bomb went off that he'd never be able to see another sun rise and set, that he'd never be able to wake up with the smell of cigarette smoke cradling him to the one thing that held any lasting value in his world.

''[[ By Flashes Of Lightning]]'' by [[ Bialy]]
* Recommended by @/ClandestineClear
* ''Status'':
* ''Pairing(s)'': Mello/Sayu (And she writes it ''excellently''.)
* ''Synopsis'': At first, Sayu Yagami didn't know why she wasn't speaking. But the answer was never far, or hard to find.
* ''Tags'': Het

''[[ Full of Surprises]]'' by Tierfal
* Recommended by KA
* ''Status'': N/A
* ''Pairing'': Mello/Near
* ''Synopsis'': In which Mello is a Mafia wunderkind, and Near is a stool pigeon. AU

''[[ Martyr]]'' by [[ Alien ABC's]]
* Recommended by aimsme
* ''Status'': N/A
* ''Pairing'': Mello/Matt
* ''Synopsis'': All Mello wants is something to die for. Matt's ruining everything by giving him a reason to live.

''[[ Shotgun Religion]]'' by Sutlers
* Recommended by Yuite
* ''Status'':
* ''Pairings'': Matt/Mello
* ''Synopsis'': Matt falls in love with Mello--both continue to be totally fucked up people doing crazy, dangerous things while trying to catch Kira and one-up Near, and they try to not suck at being human beings with actual relationships.

''[[ The Wammy's House Boys]]'' by [[ Wammy'sHouseReject formerly Animeperson798]]
* Recommended by mmmmcookie
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* Pairings: Matt x Mello, Mello x Near, and pretty much any other pairing involving Wammy House children, according to the author.
* ''Synopsis'': Each boy who lives at Wammy's House has their own story to tell, and none of them are pretty. The first chapter involves a fair amount of {{squick}}


''[[ Forbidden Fruit]]'' by apple-lurve ([[Fanfic/ForbiddenFruit TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': Ryuk x Light
* ''Synopsis'': [[TheVamp Hmm... Did you want something, Shinigami?]] [[CaptainObvious "You really are a bastard, Light Yagami."]]

''[[ The Life Script]]'' by [[ MadxHatterxTeapot]]
* Recommended by Ailia Sparrowhawk
* ''Status'':
* ''Pairings'': Ryuk/OC. Yeah, really.
* ''Synopsis'': What if there was a notebook that could counteract a Death Note? What would it be like? Would the same rules apply as in the Death Note? Who's hands would it fall into? Would it be used for good or evil? Find out in this fanfiction.

''[[ Touch Of A God]]'' by [[ theladyfeylene]]
* Recommended by sauronlulz
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing'': Ryuk/Light
* ''Synopsis'': "The human couldn't truly understand what it was to be a god. Ryuk could give him a small taste...." A snapshot from the beginning of the series.
* ''Tags'': Unwanted advances

''[[ What Were You Thinking?]]'' by Near the Shinigami ([[FanFic/WhatWereYouThinking TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairings'': Ryuk/Light [[CrackPairing ya, rly]]
* ''Synopsis'': Light is stressed out. Ryuk wants to know what's on his mind.
* ''Tags'': SlashFic, CrackPairing, BelligerentSexualTension, InterspeciesRomance


''[[ Schism]]'' by [[ vague.poppyseed]]
* Recommended by Halinmonk
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing(s)'': L/Naomi
* ''Synopsis'': He wants to take their lives apart and reassemble them so that their pieces would fit this time around.
** Be warned, it is best to have [[TearJerker Tissues on standby]]
* ''Tags'': Het

'''''Other Ships'''''

''[[ Better Shinigami]]'' by May000 ([[FanFic/BetterShinigami TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Ongoing
* ''Pairing'': canon, non-explicit Rem/Misa and one-sided Light/Misa.
* ''Synopsis'': A character study on how Rem came to have feelings for a human girl and how [[FromNobodyToNightmare Misa]] [[StartOfDarkness came to be the Second Kira.]]

''[[ A Day With A Loving Shinigami]]'' by [[ Atlantagirl]]
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing'': Rem/Misa
* ''Synopsis'': Fluff, Misa and Rem spend a Saturday together.

''[[ Insert Generic Adventure Title Here]]'' by Arysthae-niru ([[Fanfic/InsertGenericAdventureTitleHere TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing'': [[CrackPairing Light x Wedy]]
* ''Synopsis'': Light has a strange encounter with a mysterious woman while attending university.

''[[ Light Yagami, Shinigami In Training]]'' by [[ AngelicAlchemist93]]
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing'': Light x [[OriginalCharacter OC]]
* ''Synopsis'': Ryuk grants Light a second chance to act as Kira... as a shinigami.
* ''Tags'': Light, Ryuk, L, [[OriginalCharacter OC]], post-series, ContinuationFic, {{Het}}

''[[ Nicotine Patches and Picture Books]]'' by ''[[ Underwater Owl]]''
* Recommended by Maxi1234
* ''Status'':
* ''Pairing'': Matt/Near
* ''Synopsis'': As far as Matt's concerned, this 'saving' bit is the worst thing to ever happen to him. When you get gunned down, you should just die, not wake up in a hospital bed months and miles later. Bloody Near never could leave well enough alone, could he?
* ''Tags'': SlashFic

''[[ Of Tea and Men]]'' by [[ Diluted Thoughts]]
* Recommended by sauronlulz
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing'': Higuchi/Namikawa
* ''Synopsis'': Higuchi Kyosuke was disgusting and vile and crass and ugly. This is what Namikawa Reiji always told himself.
* ''Tags'': SlashFic, CrackPairing

''[[ Splinters]]'' by vashtijoy ([[{{Fanfic/Splinters}} TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing'': [[ScrewYourself Light/Kira]], no keep reading.
* ''Synopsis'': Because Light is a very disturbed young man and this fic gives him a BackStory of what it might be like growing up a super-genius. It's creepy horror fic written for the Kink Meme about madness and SelfCest but also one of the most [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation in-depth character studies I've seen.]]

''[[ Story Of The Century]]'' by [=WhiteLadyDragon=] ([[Fanfic/StoryOfTheCentury TVTropes Page]])
* Recommended by ia7
* ''Status'': Complete; now has an ongoing [[Fanfic/AndTheStoryContinues sequel]].
* ''Pairing'': L/OC- sort of. [[StockholmSyndrome It's]] [[LimaSyndrome complicated.]]
* ''Synopsis'': An amateur journalist's search for a story to finally legitimize her leads her tumbling into the heart of a monstrous war of minds upon seeing things she shouldn't have, starting with a strange photo and an even stranger young man.
* ''Comments'': A solidly written fic with an interesting perspective on the story and characters from [[FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator the OC.]] YMMV on the OC herself, but this story is worth checking out, with a lot of tension and doubt over what the outcome will eventually be. The author also has a series of oneshots based on this story, most of them "slice-of-life" gen fics.
[=[[reviews:Story of the Century]]=]

''[[ Riddles]]'' by
[[ Dont4get2Write]] (Wattpad); [[ Baleful Eyes]] (FanFiction)
* Recommended by A-Tisket,A-Tasket
* ''Status'': On-going
* ''Pairing'': Near/OC and/or Mello/OC (author has been somewhat vague about which it will be)
* ''Synopsis'': After her mother dies, a young girl is sent to Wammy's House where she takes on the alias Patience. She stays there for years, and meets some of her best friends there, including Mello. That is, until he left. While everyone else is focused on the Kira case, Patience has her own investigation. Curious about her birth mother and finding a lead in Japan, she tags along with Near in the hopes that the Kira investigation will eventually lead them there. However, before she heads off, her friend Allison begs Patience to bring Mello back. Determined to keep her word, Patience comes to realize that Mello is another mystery she is going to have to solve.
* ''Comments'': An interesting fanfiction, in that it is a mystery within a mystery, to an extent. While everyone is trying to solve the Kira mystery--one we all know the answer to--we focus in on a mystery which we the readers have not yet solved. The story is written in first person, with the occasional shift to third-person omniscient. Later on in the story, another narrator--another character in the story--is added and tells the story, as well as part of her own. One thing that is unique about this story, albeit hard to notice, is that the narrators write in significantly different styles. One, who is from America, writes in American-English and writes down the correct spelling of words, whereas the other, who is from England, writes in British-English and writes down words based on how she hears them, each differing depending on the speaker's accent.
** Although not very far along, this story has pretty good potential. The only big problem that I see is that the author does a lot of copy and paste from the original scenes, which is understandable, yet tends to get boring. However, to prevent that from happening, the author often adds witty comments from a comic relief character they created.

''[[ Warmth of Your Heart]]'' by Saros
* Recommended by feral
* ''Status'': Complete
* ''Pairing'': [[VillainousCrush one-sided Raye Penber/Light Yagami]]
* ''Synopsis'': Light's first steps on the way to Kira's New World are proving to be difficult. Because Kira may be a god, but Light Yagami... so far, he's still a human. Light's POV, twisted canon.