you meet light in the library, like you always did every other day for a tutor session. you weren't doing too well in school, your grades were slipping.
you weren't even trying in school anymore, you didn't think there was any point to anymore. the counselors and teachers took notice though, due to the fact that you used to be a straight-A student. (gifted kid burnout things<3)
they gave you a choice, summer school or a tutor, and tutoring was the better alternative in your mind. you would much rather get tutored than spend an entire summer learning about pointless things that you probably aren't gonna use later on in life.
you didn't really mind light though, he was smart but he kept to himself, similar to you. after you guys first started talking, you realized you both had a lot in common.
as you were flipping through your pages, light took notice and asked you about them. you sit there, scrolling on your phone as you wait for light. he was taking longer than usual today, he was never this late. as you debate on leaving, light shows up and gives you an innocent smile.
"sorry i was late." he said, as he pulled a chair out and sat next to you. "it's fine, i see the ladies are keeping you busy." you said with a smirk.
you always loved teasing him, knowing that there weren't any ladies in the picture. you always thought it was odd, he was handsome and smart, yet he didn't have a girlfriend.
"you know you're the only lady i talk to, y/n." light said, rolling his eyes. you could tell he was suppressing a smile. "although you barely act like one." "oh yeah? now just shut up and teach me how to do this geometry worksheet."
light smiles and walks you through the worksheet, sometimes stopping to look up at you and smile. you could feel your heart starts to race every time he does this. lately, he's been having this effect on you, and you didn't like it at all.
you debate on whether these feelings were romantic or platonic, you've always had problems differentiating the two. after he helps you with the worksheet and other schoolwork, you both decide to call it a day. you were exhausted, school was so draining to you.
the thought of dropping out was becoming more and more tempting now. but you knew light wouldn't approve, you and he have talked about this before, and since then he's been pushing you to do better.
even after doing a problem, whether it was right or wrong, he praises you, always telling you 'good job.' or 'im so proud of you.' and this was the only thing that kept you going.
light has always made you want to do better, you used to skip school, but now you're actually showing up, every once and a while you were tardy.
"y/n, do you want to come to my house tonight? you could sleep over if you want, my mom would be happy to see you again." light asked, and you were stunned.
"sleepover?" "yeah, like we always do. you don't have to if you don't want to." "no, i would love to. i was just was surprised, we haven't been hanging out lately, and most of the time you're late for tutoring or don't even show up at all." you say.
"yeah, and im really sorry about that. but that's what i was going to talk to you about at my house." he says with a sorry smile. as you both walk out of the library, light puts his arm around you.
this was a normal thing, but recently, with your new thoughts, you find this torturing. you aren't even sure about your feelings for him, and this complicates things even more.
"y/n, you okay? you've been kinda quiet." you reassure him you're fine, and when you reach his house. his parents and sister are delighted to see you, and you're enjoying seeing them again.
you all finish dinner and you and light make your way to his room. you sit down on his bed as he makes sure to shut the door and starts to speak. "so, y/n. before i tell you anything, i need you to answer some questions." you nod your head, concerned about how serious he was.
"do you believe in god?" you stop, stunned by the bluntness of his question. "im an atheist." "what if i were to tell you im god?" light asked, sitting next to you.
"what do you mean?" you questioned, so very confused. "im kira." light said, and it felt like everything just stopped. it felt as if the world was still.
"no you're not, there's no way you could be." light smiled, and got up to grab something in his drawer. it was a black notebook with the words 'death note' printed on it.
it looked evil and sinister, the sleek black cover was smooth, made of leather. "touch the page." he said when he opened the notebook. you reluctantly reached over and touched the page.
you didn't feel anything happen, and you looked around, almost suspecting this was fake. your eyes widen when you a large creature, its eyes so red it looked like blood, its fangs sharp, almost like it was waiting to eat you. "boo." it said, and it started to laugh when you gasp.
"light, what is that?" you say panicky, grabbing onto light's arm. "i think you mean 'who is that?'." it said, almost sounding offended. "his name is ryuk, he's a god of death."
light then explains everything, about the death note, ryuk, and anything else that was important. you sat there listening, amazed.
at first, you were nervous, but after listening to his reasonings, you found all of this fascinating. you remember when you first heard about kira, you sort of understood his viewpoint.
you have always believed that people should get what they deserve, and if it happens to be a heart attack, you could hardly care less.
"so, why are you telling me this?" you ask, after he was done. "i trust you, y/n. and i really like you, i didn't think it was fair to distance myself as i did." light said, reaching out to cup your face.
"and here i thought you were messing around with other girls." you said smiling. light grinned at you and leaned in closer, closing the space between both of your guys' lips. his moved in sync with yours, and this felt so perfect to you.
after this kiss, you knew for a fact that you liked him. a lot. after you guys pull away, light asks you a question.
"promise me you'll be here by my side throughout this journey into our new world?" you hug him and he starts to stroke your back lightly. "i promise."
HELP THERE WAS A GUY WHO WAS WEARING A MAID OUTFIT IN MY CLASS BC OF A DARE AND WHEN I WALKED IN I DEADASS WAS LIKE "oh" AND THEN HE STARTED LAUGHING AT ME HE WAS ONE OF THE GUYS WHO ASKED ME OUT IN 5TH GRADE </3 so glad i rejected him :)