Oh, I almost forgot. In the event that anyone besides big-headed Near or the deluded murderer is reading these notes, then I should at least perform the basic courtesy of introducing myself, here at the end of the prologue. I am your narrator, your navigator, your storyteller. For anyone else but those two, my identity may be of no interest, but I am the old world's runner-up, the best dresser that died like a dog, Mihael Keehl. I once called myself Mello and was addressed by that name, but that was a long time ago.
Near and the others told me that this woman was supposed to be the second Kira. But could it really be this unbelievably stupid girl?..
Matt... I never thought you'd be killed... I'm sorry.
*to Near* Which of us will get Kira first... it's a race!
I'm not just a tool for you to use in order to solve your puzzles, you know!
So, how about you tell me right now whom you'd like me to kill, and how. I'll treat'cha to it.
He's terribly reasonable, this new L.
In the end, there is no greater motivation than revenge.
It's time I started living my own life. I'll kill anyone who gets in my way. I'll be the number one.