Reviews: By Flashes Of Lightning
This fanfic was actually what inspired me to write a fanfci from Near's point of view, and essentially redeemed the character in my eyes. Though this is not strictly, per se, a shipping fic. If you read shipping fics expecting romance played up, this is not the fic for you. However, if you're looking for a well characterized Near, then look no further.
This was possibly one of the best - no, THE best - Death Note fanfiction I've read thus far. Near's characterization is spot on, and...honestly, you have to read this one for yourself.
This fic is entirely narrated by Near, and is the best characterization of Near I have ever read. You could seriously imagining his thoughts flowing the way it does, which is no simple task to pull off. Amazingly done, this fic will blow you away, the way it adheres so flawlessly to Death Note canon and fits this unusual pairing so wonderfully into it. And this is why I have such a soft spot for Mello/Sayu now.