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"Betrayed by my caretaker and deprived of my most basic needs! Must I, L, the Greatest detective in the World, resort to consorting with the enemy?"

Kira, Sweetheart (also available here, here, here and here) by reaperlight is a Death Note Light/L, L/Light fanfic. After getting the results back from L's latest doctor's visit, Watari decides that from now on L must eat only healthy food. The poor sugar junkie does not take this well at all, and when his Kira suspect brings cake to work, all hell breaks loose...

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  • Amnesiac Dissonance: Light is horrified when he remembers that he booby trapped his desk with a bomb.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Light might not be Kira anymore, but he's received training from L to better protect himself when acting as his agent.
  • The Charmer: After L accidentally comes onto Light, Light tries to manipulate him in his favor by using the same lines on L that always work for him on the girls. Hilarity Ensues.
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  • Cluster F-Bomb: Light reacts to getting stabbed in a similar way to getting shot in canon; shouting off a string of expletives.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: Watari controls L by using his fear of "The Punishment". The Punishment is socks.
  • Demonic Possession: Rem claims the Notebooks work control their users and spiral them into insanity. L decides to go with it, regardless of validity, because it's a most convenient excuse not to punish Light and Misa.
  • Discreet Dining Disposal: when Light is given the chocolate cake, he considers trying to feed it to Ryuk, but seeing as he has no opportunity to do so he figures he'll just put it in front of L and it will disappear.
  • Discriminate and Switch: After Light began dating L, his relationship with his father becomes strained. Light assumed that his father was being homophobic. It's actually because he knows that Light was Kira.
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  • Ditzy Genius: L and Light For one, both are intelligent enough to know that their dietary habits are destructive. L just doesn't care, while Light has deluded himself into thinking everything's okay.
  • For Want of a Nail: Because of L's sugar deprivation, Misa sees Light and L together-and that derails everything.
  • Force Feeding: Watari forces L to eat his unsweetened oatmeal. Later L forces Light to eat sugary treats.
  • Forceful Kiss: L forcibly makes out with Light after being driven insane from lack of sugar.
  • Friendly Enemy: Light and L. Light reminds L it isn't safe for him to be out and about because of the Second Kira and later saves him from the Second Kira. Afterwards L decides it would be for the best if Kira wasn't turned over to Interpol.
  • Loss of Identity: L worries about how much of the Light he knows would be lost if he destroys the notebook.
  • Love Epiphany: L realizes he has feelings for Light after he nearly loses him.
  • Metaphorically True: Rem tells L that Misa and Light were possessed and corrupted by the notebook. Later L tells Light he's caught and executed Kira.
  • Never Hurt an Innocent: Light's moral code is that he will never harm or kill an innocent person, though he doesn't regard L or anyone trying to catch him as "innocent". Though this changes after Light learns that L was a victim.
  • Samaritan Syndrome: Light quickly establishes himself as a "Second L" taking on the huge caseload L ignores in favor of the "more interesting cases."
  • Single Issue Psychosis: Watari laments that because he didn't let L keep a stray kitten as a child he now wants to keep a mass murderer.
  • Slash Fic: It's a fic shipping L and Light, two dudes.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Light considers poisoning L at one point, but decides it's too risky because only with the notebook could he be absolutely sure that L would die.
  • World War III: L prevented it once and he worries it will start if he turns Kira over to Interpol.
  • You Remind Me of X: L reflects that Light reminds him of A, his original successor, who committed suicide.

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