''[[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."
* AmnesiacDissonance: Even after Light falls in love with L and realizes that his plan to rid the world of crime had been fundamentally flawed and doomed to fail from the start, he still convinces himself that he was nonetheless justified in using the Death Note for as long as he did -- until he loses his memories of the Death Note for good, whereupon he becomes absolutely repulsed at the thought that Kira might have manipulated or even been him and firmly believes that L shouldn't let his feelings for him get in the way of punishing him if he turns out to have indeed been Kira, even rejecting all the possible explanations/justifications L brings up for making his punishment less severe.
* 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." If "Give it back or IllKillYou" doesn't work, [[SecretTestOfCharacter she should then 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, something no one in their right mind would agree to.]]]]
* BirdsOfAFeather: In spite of Light and L's obvious differences in opinion on Kira and justice, it becomes clear that both of them are deeply screwed-up {{Manipulative Bastard}}s who could never be happy with anyone else because they need someone who provides them with constant intellectual stimulation and never becomes boring to them.
* 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 seeing if he'll humiliate himself in public to win him back.
* 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, [[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... but [[MagnificentBastard he still 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, for a given definition of "nice".
* 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.
* DramaPreservingHandicap: If L's time spent in the rain hadn't caused him to become delirious from a high fever for several days, it would have been far harder for Light to escape his surveillance long enough to communicate with Rem or for [[spoiler:Rem to convince L to give the Death Note back to her without him becoming suspicious]].
* DrowningMySorrows: Light needs more information about the case... so he 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: 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, although he's still prideful enough that he thinks that him trying it out for six months at the cost of Raye, Naomi, and other innocent people's lives was still perfectly justified.
* 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: 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.]]
* LivingWithTheVillain
* LoveRedeems: [[ZigzaggingTrope Zigzagged]]. Light's realization that killing L, someone he has grown close to, would cause him to lose the last of his sanity contributes to his decision to stop being Kira, but he doesn't view it or the impromptu sex they had on the roof as the sole reason for his decision. In addition, developing feelings for L doesn't stop Light from still being a prideful ManipulativeBastard who has little empathy for others outside of his family or L; he becomes more willing to admit that he might be wrong about some things and take L's feelings in consideration to make their relationship work, but he's still hardly a nice person. The author describes Light as not so much "redeemed" as "rehabilitated".
* LovesMyAlterEgo: The final chapter makes it clear that while L really does love Light back, he still hates Kira and would be far from quick to ever forgive Light if he found out the truth one day.
* 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.
* TheMasochismTango: Light and L's relationship comes off as this at many points, with them constantly manipulating each other even while having sex.
* 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, and later Ryuk.
* MultitaskedConversation: Light frequently has to communicate with the Shinigami and L at the same time with dialogue vague enough to not make L too suspicious but still specific enough for the Shinigami to understand.
* {{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]].
* MythologyGag: One of Light's reasons for giving up on being Kira is his theory that since he can no longer use Misa to deflect suspicion away from him, he would eventually have to give a Death Note to a fanatical but mentally unstable Kira follower if he ever came under suspicion again for being Kira which would lead to his downfall -- which is indeed exactly what happened to him in the second half of the manga and anime.
* 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.]]]]
* 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.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Light is the only person L has ever been sexually attracted to; he tries dating other men and women on Watari's suggestion but feels nothing for any of them. Similarly, while Light has had sex with other men, L is clearly the only person in the world outside of his family capable of making him feel anything close to love.
* 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.]]
* TabloidMelodrama: Details of Misa's personal life are available at every newstand.
* TakeThat: Light and L are ''[[UsefulNotes/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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