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2009-05-01 06:33 pm

An Elephant Never Forgets

Title: An Elephant Never Forgets
Authors: [livejournal.com profile] speaky_bean
Characters/Pairings: Near, Linda, L, Multiple OCs (Orphans from Wammy’s House, and members of L’s family.) One-sided Linda/OC, and possible Near/Linda if you squint.
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 2,170
Summary: A few of the orphans who remain alive after L’s death get together to watch a home movie they dug up of L as a child, and they struggle with the concept of L as a human being instead of a golden idol. Written for week #57 at [livejournal.com profile] dn_contest, 'caught on tape'.
Warnings: This story deals with maternal death, so if that bothers you might want to skip the ending.

His hands, which before his death were used primarily for typing and balancing sugar cubes, were once used to beat one alphabet block against another, and his voice, so eloquent and deadpan before it was cut off altogether, must once have consisted solely of words like ‘mommy’, ‘kitty’, and ‘cookie’. )