Death, is not an
November 5th 2004. L's funeral, everyone sat in silence, after
all it was a secret funeral. The distant sounds of footsteps and
faint sobs were heard. The door creaked open and all the group
members' attention was directed to a single woman's tall and
beautiful figure. Light was shocked; in fact every member of the
investigation group present was shocked. The slim figure stumbled
towards the solitary coffin which lay right in front of them.
Tears splashed down and soaked the carpet. Her arms encircled L's
lifeless body and wept.
A worried face approached her and asked her if something was
wrong. But by the look on the man's face she understood he meant
to ask her who the hell she was. She looked at the man in
disgust. Her clear voice rang through the room "I'm Dia Hughes."
Her accent clearly showed her to be British, but her wheatish
skin and name gave away the fact that she was part Indian. Light
walked towards her "What is your business here? You are not
invited to a private funeral" Her reply was curt, but it didn't
answer anybody's question, as to who she was. She said "I go
wherever he goes, and whatever happens I'm with him." This just
made the group wonder even more as to how she was related to L.
They decided it was best to leave her till she was ready to tell
them who she was.
She clung to L's body for more than an hour. Her eyes were red
and constantly filled with tears and every second, one flowed
down her pale cheek onto his cold face. Everyone in the room
other than the young woman felt uncomfortable. Other than Light
and Misa, that is, they were rejoicing their victory in silence.
But Light felt uncomfortable because he had a vague feeling the
woman Dia Hughes was watching him through her tears. He watched
her closely and noticed with shock her lips coming in contact
with L's pale white skin. But noticed that she made sure no one
was looking at her. He was disgusted and turned away. Was she
related to L? Had she anything to do with Watari? Was she one of
their protégée? All he knew was that she knew L intimately; she
could be of use to him to find out if he had any more rivals. His
scheming mind went to work once again.
Dia had finished her wish to see L. She now had a burden to carry
alone. She didn't want to let go. But as Charlotte Perkins Gilman
once said -
"Death is the essential condition of life, not an evil."
This one quote kept her from losing herself. With one last kiss,
one last look, she got up and moved away from the lifeless body.
She had now completed her objective. She walked towards the door,
only to be followed by Light. Light asked her if she was alright
and if she wanted help to get a taxi. She replied "To accept help
from the enemy isn't the smartest thing to do. Especially after
he has made sure your fiancé has been killed." Looking at Light's
confused face she calmly added "Oh yes Mr. Yagami, I know all
that has happened. After all, L is my fiancé and the father of
the child in my womb" Light stared at the figure moving away from
him in absolute confusion and shock. She was the wife of L and
the mother of his (L's) child. A victorious smile spread on her
lips and the look of confusion remained on his face.
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