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Picking Up The Pieces by Lhunweth Picking Up The Pieces by Lhunweth
EDIT: I actually drew this before reading Another Note, which I have since done. I must say it was rather entertaining and gave me a new appreciation for strawberry jam. More relevantly--and without ruining the plot--I can assure you, this really is L. Honest.


After finishing my previous piece (linky), I got to pondering the ins and outs of what happened to Light after he died. To begin with, I was on board with idea that he, as with all other humans, ended up in Mu, "Nothingness", versus him becoming a shinigami. But the latter option was so much more interesting to me. And to logically justify that outcome, I created a loophole.

Light, by owning and using a Death Note, acted in all but name as a shinigami in life so that he became something other than human in death. Not being a human, the rule about going to Mu didn't apply to him.

Next came figuring out the implications of death god Light running around the shinigami realm, and I ended up with this scenario:
Light resurrects as a shinigami-hybrid (my reasoning being that the level of transformation depends on whether the notebook owner traded for the eyes, making them even more shinigami than human). In explaining to Light what has happened, Ryuk reveals that the other shinigami don't trust Light. His intellect, ambition, downright deviousness and the fact he's killed a death god make him a liability. They don't want Light to go unsupervised, but don't believe Ryuk is right for the task. The second Ryuk gets bored, he could turn Light loose for sheer entertainment. Instead, Ryuk had to seek out a proper babysitter who could rein in Light and his scheming.

Enter the resurrected L. He agreed to become Light's keeper under the pretense of seeing Kira is brought to justice and prevention of Light taking revenge on the task force members who brought him down. But really, I doubt L finds it such a terrible burden--why spend eternity tethered to someone you find utterly irredeemable ;)?

The arrangement becomes that Light and L share a Death Note (that L keeps on his person, out of Light's hands) and the lifespan gained is split between them. Which is why I used L's font for the notebook cover and part of Kira's symbol for the bag.
Whew. I'd like to do something more with this plotbunny, but I hesitate to make any promises, as I'm already drawing another graphic novel and constructing a portfolio to go job hunting with.
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litosts Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
My favorite drawing on this website.
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GothGirl911 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Probably too late to point this out, but collarbones aren't a wall of bone. That's what they look on Light.
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GothGirl911 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please expand on this when you get the chance. If not, I can. I could right now, if you wanted.
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GothGirl911 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are they chained together?
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Wragziez Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
This is stunning and absolutely breathtaking!!:faint:
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YoungStunner0212 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
That's such an awesome plotbunny, though! Veeerry original. <3
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NocturnalPanda19 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
woah that is really awesome
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IchiJoop Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good
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thenarutotwilightfan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student Writer
Would you mind me writing out your little plotbunny?
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Lhunweth Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011   Digital Artist
Nope, go for it. Just link back to this page with credit. And thanks for asking :)
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thenarutotwilightfan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student Writer
Awesome! I'll work on it soon and tell you when I finish.
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RipJawWolfFang Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD my personal thoughts about what happend to light after he died: Tortured by B forever and ever and ever as B punishes him for what happend to his lawli!
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Lhunweth Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011   Digital Artist
*snerk* Light just can't catch a break =D
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RipJawWolfFang Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no XD never
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Kratos1996 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011   Traditional Artist
AWESOME!!! ^^ looks like BB too but it is L right????
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Lhunweth Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks! And yes, I swear it's really L. I actually drew this before I got around to reading Another Note, so now I totally understand where the confusion is. But who knows, B could be lurking close by--I'm sure he has a bone to pick with Kira ;)
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Kratos1996 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011   Traditional Artist
LOL im sure XDD
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miajoie Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, now this is a story I wish someone would write completely. Your idea is fantastic and your drawing displays it beautifully and wonderfully. I love it.
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LinaAyuzawa Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student Photographer
it's awsome!
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BewaretheLandshark Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
I don't think I've ever been attracted to Light before... (not because he's not hot, because I hate him for rivaling with L lol) but he's just TOO hot as a half-shinigami, so I commend you on making me attracted to him xD And L is lovely as he always is, great drawing, great concept. :blowkiss:
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Lhunweth Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011   Digital Artist
Heh, thanks =D It's entertaining to hear that more than a few folks think shinigami Light is more attractive than his human self!
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tealduck2 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Interesting idea, makes sense :nod: L's hair is just lovely, and those eyes! I really like Light's half shinigami look, it looks like there's a hand on his left shoulder 0.o
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Lhunweth Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011   Digital Artist
Heh, yeah... that bit came out a little too much like a hand, but I left it alone because it looked creepy =D
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dotti55 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
wow what an interesting premise. I do hope you're able to do something with it, it makes total sense and would be an excellent LxLight vehicle.
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Lhunweth Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks! I hope I can, too. Glad to hear that my plot bunny makes sense to other folks!
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Lord-Azeran Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Not going to lie, Light looks beastly sexy in his hybrid form. And your idea makes perfect sense :D I can absolutely see this happening! The use of the notebook between them is a great idea too. Plus, love the design on its cover ;)

Oh, and L=sexy. I thought he was B at first though, due to the red eyes. Either way though, fucking fantastic looking. His wings are especially gorgeous. But the bone pieces/armor on Light's shoulders and arm are my favorite thing about this piece though :D
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Lhunweth Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011   Digital Artist
*Snerk* Yeah, if anyone can make being part shinigami sexy, it's definitely Light! I didn't expect him to qualify as "beastly sexy" though =D Honestly, I wasn't sure if I liked how I'd drawn/designed the bone bits, so I'm glad to get some positive feedback on it. And I'd actually made this before reading Another Note, so I was all confused when I saw folks commenting about L resembling B. Now having gone and read the story, I totally get it. But I swear, that really is L!

And thinking about it, this could totally count as a mini victory of B over L. Insomuch as B had the eyes naturally and L had to die and receive them unnaturally. :evileyes:
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Lord-Azeran Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:XD: He is beastly sexy. And the bone bits look great, no worries! Definitely a favorite part. :XD: lol about not knowing B though, but it's perfectly understandable. You're right though, that kinda is a slap to the face for poor L :paranoid:

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gotenkslovesme Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so cool :D
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0DravenElric0 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O.O Omaigod. LOVE.
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Kamariee Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oooh, a very well done xDD The eyes a freaking xP Especially L
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Lhunweth Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks! When I coloured this in, I was a little surprised to discover that big red eyes look pretty good on L =D
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Kamariee Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Lol xD Yeh it does look awesome :D
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