"August's Rhapsody" (beginning) - [link]
"Gaeta's Lament", the song that inspired this whole concept - [link]
(The guy singing "Gaeta's Lament" is the same actor who voices "L" in the English dubbed version of Death Note. So that's basically L singing. And boy
can he sing...)
This is the prologue to a kinda-sorta-not-really fantasy metafiction-ish novel I'm playing around with. It's actually more like a collection of connected short stories and drabbles than a novel...and I guess technically
it's fanfiction, but it's written in a way where you don't need to know anything about the fandom to enjoy the story. (I could probably turn this into my own story just by changing a few names, lol.)
It's all centered around this girl, a quiet boy genius she makes friends with (aka L from Death Note), their life at "Whammy's House" (a school/orphanage for gifted children) and the adventures and experiences they have together. The more their friendship develops and the more they learn more about each other, the more holes and blanks she finds in her past. The girl soon realizes she isn't quite what she thinks she is, and that her friendship with the boy could put both him and his world in danger...
Aaaaand the plot still hasn't moved anywhere or decided what it wants to be and I still haven't worked out all the specifics... >__>
Writer frustration aside, I hoped you enjoyed this.
Concrits are more than welcome!
And before any Death Note fans get worried, THE GIRL IS NOT A MARY SUE. I HATE Mary Sues with a burning passion and there's no way I'd let one of my own creations turn into that. Her relationship with L will strictly be a brother/sister thing, she doesn't have any Super Speshul Magic Powerz and she's nowhere NEAR as clever as L. So yeah, I think she's pretty safe. Next chapter: [link]