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L: The Wammy's House and L: One Day are two manga chapters that were included in L: FILE No. 15, a special book released in conjunction to the Japanese release of L: Change the WorLd. Although technically comprised of two chapters, the both of them combined contain a modest 12 pages. They were reprinted in Death Note: Short Stories.


L: The Wammy's House[]

"L: The Wammy's House" begins when Watari first brings L to the orphanage as a child. It is narrated by Watari, showing the events leading L to become a detective.

Watari begins by saying that "L, was nameless when he came to my orphanage. He caused trouble within the first hour of being there'.

L with the other kids

L's first days at the orphanage were a little rocky, as L didn't get along well with the other children. Soon after arriving at Wammy's House, Watari finds L in a playroom with the other kids; however, the children are on the floor, seemingly injured. When Watari asks L what happened, L explains that the children were "going to show the new kids how things worked around here' and then attempted to "perpetrate violence" against him. He tells Watari "my actions were justified"

L solves his first case

Watari explains that that he often played alone because he 'rarely cooperated with others'. His abilities were clear even as a child. One day L tells Watari that he wants to play with puzzles and games that are harder. Watari gives L his own room to play in, and L says that having his own room is "very nice." Three days later, L asks for a computer because "computer-based communication is about to become much more important" From then on he almost always sat in front of the computer.

L began telling Watari how to invest in stock, leading Watari to multiply his fortune by almost twenty-thousand over the span of two years. Several years after that, L suddenly stated while reading a newspaper that "This murder case is more intricate than any puzzle or financial scheme." The case had no leads and Watari says that when L found the killer, L's eyes "were shining." It was at that moment that Watari found the path he would walk with L.

L: One Day[]

L in chair

"L: One Day" depicts L's life as an adult. It shows him doing various activities and begins with Watari saying, "I think it would be accurate to say that L does not have an internal clock that would allow him to grasp the concept of a daily cycle."

Watari brings tea to L, and tells him good morning. He tells L that he slept almost seventeen hours after one-hundred and two hours of no sleep. L asks Watari if he can help him up, and it is revealed that L is actually sitting horizontally, with his chair laying on its side against the floor. Watari lifts the chair and turns it right side up.

Readers are then shown that L uses the toilet in his preferred crouching position, and how he bathes. He likes to be clean, but apparently, finds the act of washing to be too much effort, so Watari rigged up a special "fully automated washing machine" for him to get into.

L attends a concert

Next, we see Watari helping L change his shirt. Watari explains that L cannot do it himself, but then corrects himself and says that it's really because "he has no interest in putting them on" Watari goes on to say that most of the time L is in his room sitting "in that position" without moving. However, there are times when he goes outside. Watari says that L "is not unfond of amusement parks" and begins to name some other places that L visits, including a park, an art gallery and a music concert. As these places are named each panel on the page displays a picture of L attending them. Watari then states that most other time is spent thinking over things, or solving a case and eating sweets, and he concludes, "That is L."

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