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Change of Circumstances by wordbombs is a Death Note AU one-shot in which Light was raised at Wammy's House and so grows up happy and well-adjusted. He only wished that L was around more...

Change of Circumstances provides examples of:

  • The Ace: L and Light
  • Alternate Universe Fic
  • Amusement Park: Light rents a whole park for a day so that L can safely visit one.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Light, literally, because L got him training in five different martial arts as a birthday present.
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  • Badass Biker: L gets Mello a dirt bike for Christmas.
  • Big Brother Mentor: L to the Wammy's kids.
  • Big Brother Worship: The Successor's with L.
  • The Bully: Mello
  • Child Prodigy/Teen Genius: The residents of Wammy's House.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: L and Light
  • Collective Identity: L decides for Light’s 18th birthday present that he’ll share the title of L with Light and they would be partners.
  • Convenience Store Gift Shopping: L usually doesn't have to worry too much come Christmas time "Wammy? Technology. Roger? Booze. Near? Puzzle, game, model. Mello? Don't worry, he'd tell you. Matt? Game." Subverted when L finds he can't do that for Light. Shopping for Light is hard because he doesn't have a singular obsession like the others and he has to actually think about what to get him. Also everyone but Light always gives L candy and while L likes candy that means the gifts he receives from Light are always more personal and meaningful.
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  • Dysfunction Junction: Wammy's House.
    Light: Do you know what it's like to be left alone here with these people? They're all stupid and crazy.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: L with his successors but especially Light.
  • Extranormal Institute: Wammy's House
  • Fiction500: Wammy, L, also Light apparently made some very good investments so he can afford to rent out an entire amusement park for a day.
  • For Want of a Nail: Light is raised at Wammy's House.
  • Gift-Giving Gaffe: L fears committing one seeing as he only sees Light and his successors during the holidays. Also Mello gets Light "Sassy Girl" hair care products.
  • She Is All Grown Up: L has this reaction when he returns to Wammy's House and sees Light isn't a child anymore.
  • It Was a Gift: Light gifts L with a silver signet L ring engraved with L's favorite Sun Tzu quote "To Safety of To Ruin" and L gets Light a very fine and expensive watch with Light's favorite Sun Tzu quote "The Commander stands for the virtues of wisdom, sincerity, benevolence, courage and strictness."
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  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: Inverted. For L there's Light... and his successors.
  • One True Love: L realizes that even though he only ever sees Light for a few weeks a year Light knows him better than anyone.
  • Only Friend: Light and L for each other.
  • Orphan's Ordeal: In this universe Light lost his family. Also, all the residents of Wammy's House
  • Parental Abandonment: See above.
  • Politeness Judo: How Light handles Mello.
  • The Rival: Mello declares himself to be Light's rival when Light becomes number one at Wammy's House. Light, for his part, ignores him.
  • Shout-Out: Light and L share their favorite quotes from The Art of War.
  • Slash Fic: It's L/Light
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: Light and L.
  • They Fight Crime!: L and Light.
  • The Un-Favourite: Subverted, the other successors assume that Light is the most unfortunate and least loved of them when they see the gift L got for him. They couldn't be more wrong.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: L and Light. Light is the only successor that treats L like a peer, the only one he can argue with or spar against, and they view each other as equals.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: Light to L because he rarely sees him growing up because he's working cases.
  • Wife Husbandry: L with Light. However since L is hardly ever around in person when Light is growing up they aren't subject to the Westermarck Effect.


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