Tuesday, November 6, 2012



Chapter Four: Undercast

Naomi Misora stood on the sidewalk, staring at the boy who had run off; he had called her Naomi Misora, yet she told him a different name. She looked at what the boy had given her; a flashdrive. She wondered who the boy was, how he knew her name, and just what was on the flashdrive. She wanted to return to her home and find out, but she was already so close to the station that she decided to go
there anyway.

She thought of the boy as she walked; he had run off in a hurry, worried about his mother. She wondered what he could possibly know about The Kira Case, or possibly even Kira himself. She thought of several things; he knew Kira, he had come into contact with him, and even that he was Kira. 'I doubt it,' she thought. 'If he was Kira, he would no doubt have killed me here; he somehow knows my name, so he could it if he were Kira.'

 Naomi found herself standing in front of the station not long after the strange boy left. She walked into the station, hoping L was in there; she remembered working with him, or as some would say, under him, a few years ago. The case had been the Beyond Birthday Killer; it was a tough case, but L was able to crack it. She admired L, but like everyone else, she had never seen him in person.
Naomi walked to the front desk, and tried to get the police officer to take her to the task force heading The Kira Case. He told her that many of the detectives, in fact, most of the people working the case, had stopped; he told her that many of them demanded to be reassigned, or they would quit.

"But I need to see L," she said, "I have important information regarding The Kira Case, and I need to see L."

"The Kira Case?" Naomi looked to her left and saw a handsome young man standing there. He had a bag of clothes in his hand. "You're working on The Kira Case?"

"Yes," she said. "And I have important information about Kira that L needs to know. But this man won't tell me where the task force headquarters is." She gestured to the man behind the desk, who smiled nervously; he was obviously intimidated by the woman.

The young man put the bag he was holding on the desk. "Hey, this is a change of clothes for my father, Soichuro Yagami," he told the man that Misora was talking to. "He's the chief here."

"Yeah, I know." The man took the bag. "Say, when are you gonna join the task force Light? I bet you'd be a great help."

The young man, Light, laughed. "I'd love to help, but I have a lot on my plate with schoolwork. Not
mention the entrance exams for University!" He rubbed the back of his head and laughed.

Naomi turned to the man again. Before she could start talking again, the man interrupted her. "I'm sorry miss Maki, but I don't know where the task force is; even if I did, I wouldn't be allowed to tell you."

Naomi turned and walked off in a rage. "Wait up!" She looked behind her and saw the young man hurrying towards her. "Can I talk to you?"

Naomi wanted to return home, but she knew if she did she would get nothing accomplished. 'He said his Dad was the chief,' she thought. 'Maybe I can get to L through him.'

"Sure." The two walked out of the building and began walking. She didn't know where she was walking to, only knowing that it wasn't home. "So your Dad is the chief here?"

The young man looked at her. He smiled as he talked, "Yeah, he's working on The Kira Case. It's been hard on him, but if anyone can do it, he can."

"He sounds like a very brave man. Anyone willing to go up against Kira should be commended." Naomi thought of Raye; he died trying to bring Kira to justice, and was afraid for the young man next to her.

"They should." The young man's smile disappeared, and a serious one took its place. "I promised my father that if anything were to happen to him, that I would do everything in my power to bring Kira to justice, and sentence him to death."

Naomi looked at the young man, and realized that they hadn't been formally introduced. "I'm sorry, my name is Shoko Maki. What's yours?"

"My name is Light Yagami." Light extended his hand, and Naomi took it. They let go and resumed their conversation. "So what was it that you wanted to tell L? Sounded important."

Naomi didn't know why she telling him, just like she told that child, but she felt that he could be trusted. "I believe that Kira can control his victims into doing things. My husband, Raye, died a few days ago, after he had a strange encounter with a bus-jacker; he revealed his identity, and I know that it was Kira on that bus; it had to be. It can't have been a coincidence."

"That's horrible! I'm sorry to hear about your husband." Light stopped walking, making Naomi do so as well. "Have you told the police this yet? Surely they would listen to his wife?"

"No, I haven't. I think that Kira is part of the police force, and I don't want to alert him with my theory."

"Then why tell me?"

"Like I said, he's probably in the police force. You're much too young to be a police officer."

"Did you tell anyone else your theory? Seems like a good one."

Naomi thought of the young boy she had encountered earlier, but she couldn't remember his name.
"Yes, actually. A kid bumped into me when I was walking to the station; he said he had information on Kira as well. I can't remember his name though."

"A kid?" Light said shock. "Like a kid, kid? What did he tell you?"

"Nothing really." Naomi was about to show him the flashdrive, but remembered the child's words,  

'Please, give this to L! Don't let anyone else but him see this! Okay?'. She said she wouldn't let anyone else see it, so she kept it to herself. "I think he was just playing hero."

"Yeah, probably."

The two walked in silence for a short while when Light once again stopped.

'Why don't you give me your contact information? " Light reached into his pocket and pulled out a piece of paper. Naomi stopped and looked at him. "I can have my father call you when he comes home. I don't know when that'll be, with Kira and all, but it's better than waiting."

"Oh, thank you." Naomi gave the Shoko Maki, as well as her contact information. She still avoided giving away her real name to anyone. She watched as Light wrote on the paper; something seemed strange to her but she didn't know why. "I hope your Dad stays safe."

The two resumed walking, and Naomi noticed Light looking at his watch. 'He must have an appointment or something,' she thought. 'Better not to be nosy.' A minute passed by in silence, and Naomi felt strange; she didn't know what the feeling was, but she didn't like it.

When Naomi reached the corner, she turned. Light walked into the street, but doubled back to Naomi. Naomi looked back as he hurried to her. "Wait!" He seemed distressed. "I need to talk to you!"
Naomi looked at him; she wondered why he was so distressed. "What do you need?" She was worried for him; he honestly looked scared. "Is something the matter?"

"I just can't lie to someone!" He blurted out. "I'm sorry, but I was raised never to tell a lie, and I believe that doing so is unforgivable!"

"What do you mean you lied?" Naomi asked. "What did you lie about?"

Naomi saw the boys eyes wander around. He seemed to be thinking fast, and thinking hard. "I'm sorry I lied, but I was told to do so," he said. "The truth is, I'm on The Kira Task Force."

Naomi's eyes widened. She couldn't believe that a teenager was on The Kira Task Force; such a dangerous task for one so young. "What?" She asked. "How can you be on the task force; you're only a kid."

"I may be young, but I'm one of the best and brightest in Japan." He seemed to have calmed down considerably. "I'm working with L and my father to catch Kira and bring him to justice! But L told us not to tell anyone, for fear of Kira killing us."

"Why tell me?" Naomi asked. "What if I'm Kira?"

"I don't know why, but I feel I can trust you." Light looked deeply into her eyes. "And I can tell from your eyes that you're a good and trustworthy person."

"Well I am. If you really are working with L, please let him know I want to help. If not, then at least tell him my theory."

"I will. However, I don't think you told me your real name; it's extremely unlikely that someone chasing Kira would give their name away so freely. If you want me to really trust you, I need to see some kind of indentication."

Naomi was surprised at the boys intuitiveness, and saw that him working alongside L was a definite possibility. "Okay." Naomi reached into her purse. "My name isn't Shoko Maki. It's Naomi Misora." She took out her wallet, which contained her FBI badge. She showed it to Light. "Thank you for trusting me."

Naomi saw Light smile. "No, thank you." He took the piece of paper from before and wrote something down. "Now that I know your name, I have something important to tell you."

Naomi started to feel strange again, just like before. "What is it? She asked.

Light waited a while before finally answering. "I'm Kira." Naomi's eyes widened and she knew what would happen next; she would die. The next thing she knew, she was walking away from Light, seeing only a fog. She didn't know why she was doing it, but she left Light, left Kira, and went somewhere she never would have gone; her death.


  1. And now, will Light go after Taro? He'd have no way to find him of course, but still.

    What with Taro's mom having a heart attack and Taro bringing her a change of clothes, you're really bringing out the Taro-to-Light comparisons.