Conversations with Death

“Ugh!” I howled as I threw my pillow across the living room at the wall. “I swear one of these days I’m going to break that damn clock...” Glaring blearily at the wall a gently scratched my head before leaning back on my couch. I seem to have gotten into the habit of falling asleep watching the news. “I suppose this is what I get for sleeping on the couch again...” I contemplated just going back to sleep but by this time Jaaku was meowing up a storm pacing around me.

Between him and that damn clock going off, I resigned myself to my fate. I was NOT getting back to sleep tonight. “Oh well, might as well get up and make the best of my day...”

Later that day

I returned home from my trip to the mini mart down the street from my home, a bag of groceries in hand and Jaaku bounding up the stairs behind me.

“You do realize you’re a cat right? CAT. Not a dog, a cat...” With the way Jaaku looked up at me I almost completely forgot that I was now a killer for a moment. I was the Second KIRA and here I was having a conversation with a cat trying to explain to it that it was in fact a cat and not a dog. “Some fearsome killer you are SK...”I mumbled to myself as I shut my door.

As I wandered into my kitchen watching Jaaku carefully so as not to step on him I began to wonder what Miss Kaori would have to say about my new roommate. It is just a cat, it’s not like I’m hiding a criminal in my house. Unless you count the fact that he seems to have robbed me of all things metal in the house in which case I suppose that would make him a CAT burglar.

“Bad joke SK, probably one of the cheesiest you’ve come up with...” I laughed at myself as I pulled out the food stuffs from my bag and put them all in their appropriate living spaces in the fridge before placing a few apples, oranges and bananas in my fruit bowl on the counter over looking my living room.

“I used to hate the setup of this kitchen you know...” I told the cat as I leaned against the counter on my hands.

“Mreow.” Was all I got in response.

“Look at me; I’m talking to a cat like I expect a response...” I chuckled and stood up straight, crossing my arms looking over the place. It wasn’t until the news came back on that I decided to plunk myself back down in my chair, Jaaku bounding up into my lap not long after and I soon found myself lost in the screen. I think I may have been far more lost in the news broadcast than I first thought or I would have noticed the apple floating by my head. But nope, it was the sudden deep voice booming beside my head that finally snapped me out of it.

“Apples in the human world are so much better than the ones in the Shinigami world...” Is what it said. I yelped and almost jumped out of my seat, clutching the arms of the chair and stiffing entirely. I whipped my head towards the voice only to find myself staring at nothing other than Kaori’s shinigami. For a moment I was in shock, confused as to just WHAT was happening, until I realized who, or what, it was. After calming down and settling back into my chair I cast the shinigami a fierce glare and growled.

“You scared the hell out of me...” I muttered turning my head back to the TV.

“Hahahaha. Aw, did I? I’m sorry...” The shinigami replied, the sarcasm practically OOZING out of him. Up until this point I hadn’t cared for why this shinigami was here until I realized that Kaori was not with him. There was no knocking at the door nor any phone calls so it truly was a mystery to me as to why it was here.

“What are you doing here anyway? Where’s Kaori?” I asked.

“She’s at work. Where else would she be at this time of day?”

“If she’s at work then why are you HERE?”

“Well you and Kaori were so busy that, we never really got the chance to acquaint ourselves last time. So here I am.”

“I see...” Now that it was mentioned, I did have a few burning questions about all this that I’d been dying to ask him.

“So SK huh? Not exactly subtle is it?” He mocked.

“Perhaps not to those in the know. But there are numerous two letter names, why should mine be any different?”

“Not everyone is a killer.” The shinigami howled with laughter when I gave him another glare. “It’s like you’re screaming to your detective friends that you ARE KIRA.”

“The Second perhaps, not the true one. That is a role reserved for Miss Kaori.”

“Don’t you think it’s a little dangerous to be hanging out with the very men trying to stop you both?”

“Perhaps in a way it is, but it could also prove to be beneficial to our cause.”


“Yes, you see. Dante and I go way back. Auron may not have cared as much but Dante. Well, let’s just say he’s willing to do just about anything for me.”

“You’ve lost me SK...”

“Think about it. Dante’s a detective right?”

“Yeah so what?”

“Well, he’s world renowned which means he has access to classified information on criminals around the globe. If I just pretend like I’ve develop an interest in criminal behaviours since he’s been gone he’d be more than happy to give me the information I need to complete my research.” I paused to give the shinigami a moment to catch up before continuing. “And as long as it’s Dante I’m dealing with, Auron shouldn’t really care as long as Dante receives the files back in the same condition he gave them to me and I don’t take them home with me.”

“Hahahaha. You’re going to use your enemies to your benefit. You’re certainly nothing like Misa was...”

“Who’s Misa?” My question seemed to amuse him and he leaned closer to me.

“Misa Amane was the original Second KIRA.” Now it made sense. I thought the name seemed familiar but I couldn’t be sure if it was because this person was famous or if I had simply heard the name somewhere on the streets.

“I see...” I turned my head and traced over the information in my head. Misa Amane, huh? Perhaps I should look into this... Turning my attention back to the shinigami a thought suddenly struck me. This may be a shinigami but certainly he has to have a name. “Say, I just realized something.”

“Oh yeah? And what might that be?”

“You said you came here because we hadn’t had a chance to acquaint ourselves and yet, you’ve yet to really give me the opportunity to ask you anything.”

“Ghekeke, you’re right.” He leaned closer again. “So, what did you want to know SK...?”

“Well, for starters I’d like to know your name. Shinigami is a bit of a mouthful.” I looked him over silently for a moment. “Surely you have one.” He seemed to study me intently as he stood up. I could feel his eyes tracing over every inch of me like he was examining a piece of art. I have to admit it did unnerve me a little but, wouldn’t that unnerve anyone if they had a giant creature like this towering above them looking them up and down? But it wasn’t until he cracked up in another fit of laughter that I shifted uncomfortably in my chair.

“Ghekkeke. You’re an odd one alright. Far different from Misa but not that far off from Light.” Now I was confused. Who the hell was Light? Could that be the original KIRA he was referring to? I didn’t have much time to think about it before he spoke again. “So you want to know my name eh?”

“Yes, I do...”

“Ghekeke.” He tilted his head in such a way that made his eyes glow a brilliant red in the darkness of my apartment and said only one thing more to me before vanishing. “Ryuk.”

Bones: Muahaha, I have posted again >:D I couldn't help it. I had to, especially since I'll be turning this into a story now -laughs- That is right, I am making KIRA's Kingdom a story |D But I won't say anymore for now lol Hope this rp still has life in it~! ;3