19 December 2006 @ 12:26 am
[death note] inertia
Another Death Note fic. I'm not happy with it, but I've been staring at it for hours and I don't want to deal with it anymore. LightxL slash, not worth an NC-17, but definitely a hard R for sexin'.

Summary: It is a battle of a different kind, though no less brutal.


inertia
(recollect me darling raise me to your lips.)

He is not in love.

Nothing even close, really.

L's body arches against his, and he smiles brutally - despite the haze of pleasant stimulation, he is clearly in control.

How strange, Light thinks; L does not react like a lover should. He will not drag any sound beyond a throaty growl from those thin, sugar-coated lips. Reedy fingers may scramble and fist into the sheets and the tender flesh of his back and thighs, but those dark eyes will never close, not even at the peak. It is a battle for dominance, one of the more interesting ways they fight. (And they do. It is savage and animalistic, teeth and nails and sweat and one would think they are trying to rip each others' throats open with the sheer force of their lovemaking, if it could even be called that. They fuck like enemies. They are an even match.)

Even now, even while L's sharp white hips grind against him in obvious challenge, the detective is searching for Kira in his touch.

That suits Light just fine.

L's bottomless stare tracks each movement: analytical, emotionless, simply waiting for the slip. Perhaps he has learned to school his emotions better than Light; perhaps he simply does not care. Either way, Light thinks that perhaps he's losing, and the thought drives him mad.

For a moment, Light hates him more than he has ever hated anything. He wants nothing more than to destroy those black, black eyes, to force a scream of something from the cadaverous man beneath him. Anything at all. With a soft cry of frustration, he bows his head against L's pale chest, rocking forward hard enough to push L six inches closer to the headboard, hard enough to exact a shallow gasp of pain.

It's not enough.

Light jerks the chain that binds them harshly to one side, snarling like a dog as the aluminum links tighten around L's throat. When he raises his head, there is no mistaking the touch of madness gleaming in his dark eyes.

L's mouth shapes the words slowly, lazily. Twenty-seven percent.

Fuck you
, Light hisses, but it's too late, and the slick clenching heat of L's body is too much. His body spasms and twitches as he comes, clutching the chain hard enough to leave bruises against his palm. L follows suit soundlessly, the only indication of his own release a shudder that travels the length of his body, and the sticky pool of warmth spreading between them. Perhaps he is excited by the pressure against his throat. Perhaps it is something else entirely.

Light knows he has lost. He holds the chain there a moment longer (waits for the madness to retreat), breath coming in sharp, stacatto gasps before releasing it and collapsing to his elbows. He shifts, burying his face in the damp curve of L's neck. "Why," he murmurs thickly, "are you so fucking cold?"

He is still inside him.

L snorts softly, turning his head away from the warm, soft face so close to his own. In this war, he thinks, it is impossible to leave unscathed.

"What does it matter?" L returns softly, and if Light were watching, he would see dark eyes flutter closed, a bleak look slipping across L's face. His voice does not tremble. "You don't care at all."

-fin
18.12.06

I reallyreally need to stop writing porns and get my KH secret santa fic done. Speaking of porns ... I swore I'd never write them again. Oops, huh?

Also, anyone familiar with the Death Note universe that wouldn't be interested in being an idea-beta for me? I just want to throw some ideas for an epic!AU at you and see if it wouldn't work, at least a little. If interested, email/g-talk me (shiikuATgmail) or AIM (roketto rabu).
Current Music: MUCC - 25ji no yuutsu
Current Mood: annoyed
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[identity profile] quaedam.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2006 08:16 am (UTC)
Absolutely love this fic. (And, incidentally, approve very heartily of your taste in music. ^^)
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[identity profile] gunners-view.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2006 08:23 am (UTC)
KEEHEE, THNX. <3

(Aah, MUCC or Cohen? Both are wonderful.)
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(no subject) - [identity profile] quaedam.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2006 08:30 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] gunners-view.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2006 08:43 am (UTC)
[identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_aionwatha_/ on December 19th, 2006 11:38 am (UTC)
Much, much yumminess!
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[identity profile] arclights.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2006 11:47 am (UTC)
:D Thank you!

Hee, I had to stare at your icon for a moment. I had just caught it out of the corner of my eye, and I was like ... dude, did he just smile at me? O_O It's late, and I'm at work and v. tired.

(Also, I fangirl your DN art. ♥ Randomly.)
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(no subject) - [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_aionwatha_/ on December 19th, 2006 11:50 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] arclights.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2006 11:57 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_aionwatha_/ on December 19th, 2006 11:59 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] arclights.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2006 12:09 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_aionwatha_/ on December 19th, 2006 12:11 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] arclights.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2006 12:13 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_aionwatha_/ on December 19th, 2006 12:30 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] arclights.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2006 12:36 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_aionwatha_/ on December 19th, 2006 12:38 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] arclights.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2006 12:44 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_aionwatha_/ on December 19th, 2006 12:57 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] arclights.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2006 12:59 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_aionwatha_/ on December 19th, 2006 01:02 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] arclights.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2006 01:06 pm (UTC)
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(no subject) - [identity profile] arclights.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2006 01:11 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_aionwatha_/ on December 19th, 2006 01:14 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] arclights.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2006 01:17 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_aionwatha_/ on December 19th, 2006 01:19 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] arclights.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2006 01:24 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_aionwatha_/ on December 19th, 2006 01:37 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] arclights.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2006 01:41 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_aionwatha_/ on December 19th, 2006 01:50 pm (UTC)
[identity profile] taskemus.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC)
This is beautiful. ♥ I really love the ending, and also a lot of the descriptions are amazing.

And I have to leave now so this comment can't be as detailed as I'd like, but I'm definitely adding this fic to my memories. ^^
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[identity profile] arclights.livejournal.com on December 20th, 2006 06:01 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it so much. ♥
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[identity profile] karadin.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2006 04:16 pm (UTC)
Eyah! Perfect! Thank you so much for posting, Leonard Cohen and Death Note slash, could life get better?
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[identity profile] arclights.livejournal.com on December 20th, 2006 06:03 am (UTC)
*blushes* Thanks, and no problem. ♥

I think Sir Cohen makes any smut a touch classier. At least, I hope. XD
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[identity profile] yamievandar.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2006 06:12 pm (UTC)
That's gorgeous. *saves to memories* I'm not usually a fan of smut, but this was really good.
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[identity profile] arclights.livejournal.com on December 20th, 2006 06:08 am (UTC)
Aah, thank you. I'm usually not a fan of smut either; I used to write full-out sexins, but I was never comfortable with it, and thought it was kind of boring anyway. When I started writing again, I kind of told myself I wasn't going to even bother anymore, because I usually think it's just tacky; especially PWPs.

This wouldn't leave me alone, though, and I figured the psychological bits outweighed the buttsecks. Also, I just can't argue with the muses. :x

I don't intend to make a habit out of it, though. >.>
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[identity profile] animegoil.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2006 06:37 pm (UTC)
And, btw, yes I just reviewed on ff.net, but here i am too ^_^, anyway, btw, i love the musical references- staccato breaths, 'sliding scale' etc. I need to start using those more often, they're very handy, lol.
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[identity profile] arclights.livejournal.com on December 20th, 2006 06:12 am (UTC)
Hehe, thank you on both counts. It's always nice to hear what you do is appreciated.

Musical references creep into my stuff sometime; I blame this on the fact that I'm absolutely gay for good music. The 'sliding scale' line (and the subtitle, ironically) is pilfered from "Inertia Creeps" (guess who was digging through lyrics looking for title inspiration, hurr) by Massive Attack, which is just yum.
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[identity profile] kiri125.livejournal.com on December 19th, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC)
it's awesome *_________________________*
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[identity profile] arclights.livejournal.com on December 20th, 2006 06:13 am (UTC)
Is that icon Kyo-ing at me? XDD

Thank you; I'm glad you liked it!
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(no subject) - [identity profile] kiri125.livejournal.com on December 20th, 2006 10:17 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] arclights.livejournal.com on December 20th, 2006 10:50 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] kiri125.livejournal.com on December 20th, 2006 09:33 pm (UTC)
[identity profile] harazyn.livejournal.com on December 20th, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)
I love the way you did L in this one. The fic was so hot, but the emotions portrayed in it, cold as ice. Therefore, perfect contrast and very vivid ^^ Congrats, my friend.
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[identity profile] arclights.livejournal.com on December 20th, 2006 06:17 am (UTC)
Aaa, thank you so much! I was worried that my L was a little too cold in this, so it's good to hear something positive about him. These two are damn difficult to work with sometimes, and there was this little OOC L in my head who just wanted to get into it so much.
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[identity profile] thursday-kat.livejournal.com on December 20th, 2006 04:27 am (UTC)
oh yum! yumyumyumyumyum!!! *flails* absolutely fantastic smut :)

can i just say that i loved this bit? "It is savage and animalistic, teeth and nails and sweat and one would think they are trying to rip each others' throats open with the sheer force of their lovemaking, if it could even be called that. They fuck like enemies. They are an even match."

and this bit too "Light jerks the chain that binds them harshly to one side, snarling like a dog as the aluminum links tighten around L's throat...L's mouth shapes the words slowly, lazily. Twenty-seven percent."

it's all so fricking perfect *sighs*
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[identity profile] arclights.livejournal.com on December 20th, 2006 06:21 am (UTC)
Your icon cracks me up. XDD Thank you; I'm glad you liked it! Also, thanks for pointing out the parts you liked. I kind of liked that top part, myself.

I picture they would be a little scary in bed; it doesn't matter who is uke physically, there's gonna be a brawl, hehe. Also, the phrase "make love" really squicks me for some reason. It just seemed like the appropriate word to use, circumstantially.
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[identity profile] karadin.livejournal.com on December 20th, 2006 06:19 am (UTC)
hope you don't mind if I friend for the fic.
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[identity profile] arclights.livejournal.com on December 20th, 2006 06:27 am (UTC)
Absolutely not! Feel free to friend away. ^____^

(Also, ee, Gackt. I'm a big fan of everything pre-seventh night. If you're into it, I've got moon child fic down the page, because Gackt/Hyde vampire angst is bitey love.)
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(no subject) - [identity profile] karadin.livejournal.com on December 20th, 2006 09:21 pm (UTC)
[identity profile] umihimeko.livejournal.com on December 20th, 2006 07:07 am (UTC)
OMGWTF Raito/L <333 OMG SMMUUUTTTTT *huggles you* thanks for writing this HOT fic!!
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[identity profile] arclights.livejournal.com on December 20th, 2006 10:52 am (UTC)
XD! Thank you, and you're so welcome! :D
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[identity profile] nijiyume.livejournal.com on December 25th, 2006 03:36 am (UTC)
omg.. ha ^_____________________^ ahaha
what else can you say..reallly....lol
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[identity profile] kimiessu.livejournal.com on December 25th, 2006 05:55 pm (UTC)
Ack, I can't believe I missed this!

Anyway...

This was absolutely fucking brilliant! *beams* You win so many internets for this, and I don't really think I can keep count. They were really in character; the cold, searing passion between the two of them, and the sheer enmity that just sizzled - I could positively feel it seeping through the text. You chose your words really well, and your L and Light here have some of the best characterisations I've ever read. (It's also so like L to just mouth 'twenty-seven percent' lazily in the middle of a savage fucking session with Light. God! I think I died from the utter love I felt for that line.)

Please do keep up the good work! =) I'll be waiting for more of your amazing little masterpieces. Oh, and I do believe you've found yourself a new stalker fan of your works. Heh. ♥
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[identity profile] seelenspiel.livejournal.com on December 27th, 2006 05:30 pm (UTC)
truly amazing work~
I'm gonna stalk your fictions too
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[identity profile] brichibi.livejournal.com on January 10th, 2007 01:01 pm (UTC)
I just got into Death Note recently and this is the first fic I've ever read for it. Thank you for making my first Death Note fic read so enjoyable :) Excuse me while I finish drooling ^__^;;;
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[identity profile] li-izumi.livejournal.com on January 12th, 2007 01:45 am (UTC)
This was a really good piece. I adore the Light/L pairing, though alas it's a bit OOC for them, isn't it? What with L not really liking touch and Light is rather assexual (or is it Kira-sexual?) But if they did make with the smut, it would be something like this, I think. Excellent.
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[identity profile] vazavati.livejournal.com on February 11th, 2007 10:17 pm (UTC)
My general opinion is Death Note + Sex = No-No for the vast majority of fic, just because it doesn't seem to...fit the mood of the story, I guess? Or the characters themselves, who feed their souls piece by piece to the plot-line without a second thought. Plus, I usually skip over physical encounters for (vastly sexier) dialogue--

--but you made it work, and that makes me very very happy. ♥ Skipped over here from ff.net (I'm 'Saulie'?) to friend your fic journal. Mmmm, adversarial tension is the best.

And your characterization of L. ♥ Doubly impressive since I know how effin' elusive that guy is. Auuugh.

Hope to see more Death Note from you~~!
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[identity profile] gunners-view.livejournal.com on February 12th, 2007 10:53 am (UTC)
Unf unf unf I mean, hi there some more. <3 It's not like I've fawned over your stuff at ff.net and come to your journal, pointer hovering over the 'add' button for several minutes before backing off in fear of an add-back and inevitable tainting of your friendlist with occasional blocks of uncool. Orz. D:

I'm actually with you on the sex thing; I'm kind of under the impression that everyone seems too busy being evil/devious/what-have-you to get naked with each other, even in the off-page time. Plus, I'm under the impression that a lot of goodfic is brought down by gratuitous porn. >.<

(Strangely enough, I'm fairly positive that this whole thing was brought on by my neglected love of Seishirou-types. There's a guy who'll teach a writer a thing or two about being a cold unfeeling bastard in the sack.)

I'm glad you liked it, very much so. Doubly so since you're one of my absolute favorite Death Note writers evereverEVER. Eeeee.

I'll be putting out some more DN fic as soon as I can pry myself away from the current design project I've got going. Too much to do, too little time and all that jazz. T___T
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(no subject) - [identity profile] vazavati.livejournal.com on February 12th, 2007 11:43 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] arclights.livejournal.com on February 14th, 2007 02:20 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] vazavati.livejournal.com on February 24th, 2007 08:35 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] arclights.livejournal.com on February 24th, 2007 11:41 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] vazavati.livejournal.com on February 26th, 2007 12:41 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] arclights.livejournal.com on February 26th, 2007 04:53 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] vazavati.livejournal.com on February 26th, 2007 05:46 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] arclights.livejournal.com on February 26th, 2007 07:52 am (UTC)
(no subject) - [identity profile] vazavati.livejournal.com on February 27th, 2007 12:01 am (UTC)
[identity profile] peppermintwords.livejournal.com on March 5th, 2007 10:57 am (UTC)
Very angsty...I loved the last line, it's like L feels sad that Light doesn't care - or maybe he does, and doesn't want to admit it.
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Truthful Plum Logical Horse: L [will break your brain][personal profile] megyal on December 22nd, 2007 07:09 am (UTC)
I'm just getting into the fandom and a friend is gleefully linking me to all the slash.

*hugs my friend*

Such awesome fic. =]
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