Pedro Pascal shared this beautiful artwork created by @r_gawa_ . I love how this encapsulates the heart of the show. Because it's about family and culture. It's about love knowing no bounds, a fierce and protective love. It's about having a strong and profound faith to sustain you through all the good and the bad times. It's about shielding your most precious love with your life, so they may know only safety, comfort and happiness.
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Plot progression! Yotsuba’s tracks are discovered, and L’s hiring techniques are discussed a bit. L kinda tries to flirt, but fails. Light does not want to become part of a collection. He expects that handcuff to come off one day. That wasn’t what L intended inspire, but it set him off. Bonus contemplating image:
He doesn’t get much work done that night (a mixture of feeling defensive, indignant, and just... bad in general for accidentally upsetting Light and souring the evening).
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Also, some explanations:
I’m following manga canon here in regards to how they found Yotsuba’s Kira activity. There, Matsuda kept chiming in with “I helped, too.” I’m headcanoning that he really did help by pointing out a couple deaths Yotsuba benefited from (probably from a gossip section) that Light wrote off as coincidence but kept in the back of his mind. Light didn’t actually say anything about Matsuda’s aid onscreen, but I have him give him credit in this private moment. That’s the form I’d imagine Matsuda’s help would come in. He seemed like the media guy on the Task Force~. In the anime, he gave Light all the credit, claiming he “doesn’t know how he did it.” I was reading the scene in the manga, and that stuck more (I watched that episode mainly for Aizawa’s blow-up~).
I took some liberties with L’s employer/employee relationship with Aiber and Wedy. It was probably not as “doom and gloom” as I’ve portrayed here since they seemed pretty casual with L (Aiber asking permission to scam more money out of Yotsuba [manga], Wedy backtalking about having to abandon her work on other places to focus on just Higuchi...). Though, this was from Light’s perspective, and it didn’t seem like a very glamorous life to him, seeing how he was already physically tethered to L (even if he does like him a bit here). Aiber and Wedy had to have been fully aware of the power L had over them, and they were just making the best of it. It was better than rotting in jail and/or getting killed by Kira (lol Aiber said this himself~). Henh, this was probably super obvious, but the series only implied it. I have other thoughts on their relationship, but this description is too long as it is.
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