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Goth-L. "The End Is Near" by thi-hoai Goth-L. "The End Is Near" by thi-hoai
Inspired by Ch.19 of Tierfal's "The End Is Near." L is roped into clubbing by Mello.


"Mello spun him around. “Ta-da!” was the triumphant cry.

L blinked at the mirror. He would discredit what it told him entirely if he hadn’t seen all the individual pieces, but a knowledge of the component parts didn’t make the whole image any less strange.

His hair had fallen victim to Fiona’s flat-iron, and once the fortress of its disorder had been breached, Mello had tied it at the base of his neck with a black elastic band. A few uneven sections were still falling into his eyes—he imagined that preventing such a contingency would require a great deal of the sorts of sticky products that came in futuristic-looking bottles, and he was glad that Mello had neglected to enlist their aid—but, for the first time in recent memory, he could actually see his own ears.

Everything about the vision in the mirror, in fact, was unfamiliar—the black tee-shirt that fit so closely as to display the protrusions of his ribs; the black pants adorned with too many zippers and pockets and safety pins to count; the silver spiked collar that encircled his neck; the matching bracelets Mello had unearthed from no-one-wanted-to-know-where; and, perhaps most of all, the heavy boots strapped and buckled and Velcroed about his feet.

At least Mello hadn’t insisted on socks. L might have been forced to revolt against the yoke of sartorial tyranny and injustice if that had been the case."
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Vera-Sama Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
I just stumbled across this fic, and just read that chapter last night, so it was awesome to see him like this. I want to L-Nap him, and leave no puzzle pieces behind...

...then again, i wanted to do that before seeing him all Gothed out. xDD

Awesome picture though. <33
thi-hoai Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Thank you!

Ah, I can only L-nap him with my imagination, sadly...

*we are kin*
avatargirl92 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
Frigging love this fanfic! Perfect art along with it~
thi-hoai Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
Why thankies! :)
TenshiXXX Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009

MiaoShou Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
And I forgot to say - I love his expression, he looks so dubious about it all XD
MiaoShou Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
Oh. Well, this is one of the best pics of L I ever saw anywhere, including canon. It's exactly like him! And it's really quite difficult to draw people who have a strong visual identity with all different clothes on and the hair changed as well.

Excellent! I can't say how much I like it and it's not like me to be stuck for words! XD
thi-hoai Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
Thank you so much! :)


It took much willpower NOT to draw his shaggy hair and white shirt. :whew: It's like rubbing your head and patting your stomach. XD
Princess-Fluffy3 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
Ah, thanks! I was having trouble picturing L with straight hair... Awesome! :D
thi-hoai Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
Thank you! :D

(That was actually part of the reason why I drew him. XD "Hmm... now what would that look like...?")
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