"Alternate Note" is a Death Note
to me by ~Hime-Sensei
, who also created the fan-character protagonist of this story, Miu Sasaki
, and a few more FCs who appear or are mentioned in the fanfic.
About canon characters, this fanfiction focuses around Beyond Birthday
, the main antagonist of this story. Light
and of course L
play a big role, too, and other boys from Wammy's House will also make their appearance (with Matt
having a bit more space than the others--I know he is a fan favourite, so I hope I wrote him in character ^^ ).
Expect A’s sad backstory, the inevitable Light/Kira - L/Ryuzaki dichotomy, Ryuk's pungent cynicism, some fluffy moments and lots of craziness... I had fun writing BB, but he also scares me.
CHAPTER 1: fav.me/d6l743l
CHAPTER 2: fav.me/d6lag31
CHAPTER 3: fav.me/d6lr6ex
CHAPTER 4: fav.me/d6mjqd5
This fic is based on the DN manga chronology and starts in January 2004 of the official timeline. However, the timeline will diverge from the canonical one from that point on since this is an AT (alternate timeline) fanfic. That said, please notice that Light will still join the Task Force only in April of the same year, as in the canon story. Furthermore, this fic implies that it will not be Mello to write the "Another Note" novel but Miu Sasaki, the fan-character protagonist of this story. Finally, Misa (and her shinigami) won't appear at all.
I felt like including honorifics as in the Japanese language in this fic. I tried not to abuse them, but I added them since I think they could add interesting undertones to the relationship between the characters. I know English would not normally use them, but I wanted to take some liberties since this is a fanfic based on a Japanese novel/manga.
While Beyond Birthday also imitates L's pattern of speech in the "Another Note" novel, this fic takes place after the events narrated in the novel (prologue aside), when BB presumably slipped even deeper into madness. Hence, I made him speak less formal than in canon.
Shinigami's eyes are described differently in the DN manga, anime and movies, so I went with the version I found more appealing. Furthermore, while in canon normal people cannot distinguish shinigami's eyes from human eyes, in this fic they can; shinigami’s eyes look reddish and, in general, have a sinister and otherworldly look.
Unlike in canon, BB does not learn about the truth about the floating numbers he sees above people's heads until later, after A's suicide (in the "Another Note" novels, it is implied that he knew even before he was taken in Wammy's House). I changed this detail about his background to adapt it to the structure and themes of this fic.
While Matsuda's first name is "Tota", I only mentioned it once in the fic and I used his surname instead, since that is the name most DN fans are familiar with. Moreover, the main point of view used in the fanfic is Miu's and she would call him by his surname anyway (plus the -san honorific).
P.S. While working on this commission I realized how much I miss L as a character... I should draw him more.
Anyway, here you are some old L fanarts by me:
And a couple of L-related literature pieces I wrote some time ago, too:
DN poetry: 'Silence'
Earlier you stood alone,
Cold rain pouring down;
You didnt care but smiled and joked,
Talked about bells and lies.
Black hair, white shirt, blue jeans
Justice was your game;
But I knew you wanted more,
I could see it in your eyes.
Family and friends, a kiss from a girl,
A normal life you yearned for;
But your haunted (and haunting) gaze
Was not normal at all.
Your manners too were weird,
Tea and sweets all you ate,
Yet without almost sleeping
You lived, fought and played.
More peculiar, the way you sat:
Knees folded under your chin
The chair was like a throne and
Your world data on a screen.
Between your li
DN poetry: 'New World'
You wished for a new world
But only ruled by fear; your
Dream is doomed to shatter
In the twilight to then disappear
Nevertheless I warned you
Didn't I dear Raito-kun?
That Kira's deeds were evil
That Justice would have won
Yet back then only the rain
Was listening to my prayer
While you were playing God
With Misa as your Archangel
I really hate to admit it
But I lost to you at that time
Yet I'm still here watching
You running from your life
My murder, my enemy
My first and only friend
Your turns come to pay
Justice will prevail again
But dont be afraid
Even the void will end someday