Ice is a Death Note AU fan fiction in progress written by SonicCritic, where Mello is actually a crossdressing woman. It starts with Mello recruiting Matt for the Kira investigation and loosely follows canon from there.
It can be read here.
Ice contains examples of:
- Action Girl: Mello.
- Artifact of Death: Mello managed to save some Death Note pages...
- Ascended Extra: Jose. He seems to have been Mello's mentor of sorts.
- Berserk Button: Subverted. When people mistake Mello for a girl, she's not really mad, she just needs to act mad to keep her disguise up.
- Cluster F-Bomb: Mello and Matt swear constantly.
- Deadpan Snarker: Matt.
- Deuteragonist: Mello and Matt switch points of view.
- Forceful Kiss: Mello to Matt, as a "Shut Up" Kiss to stop his laughter.
- Gender-Blender Name: Mello's name is still Mihael Keehl, courtesy of a drunk midwife writing the wrong name on the birth certificate.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: Mello.
- Ignore The Fanservice: Due to Incompatible Orientation.
- The Mentor: Jose, sort of.
- My Beloved Smother: Mello's mother had shades of this.
- One-Word Title
- Pretty in Mink: Mello's fur coat.
- "Shut Up" Kiss: Also a Forceful Kiss, to stop Matt's laughter.
- Stay in the Kitchen: Mello's worst fear is this.
- Sweet Polly Oliver: Fem!Mello.
- Why Couldn't You Be Different?
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Mello's mother seems to have wanted her child to be this, since she believed women couldn't get anywhere in the world.