How dares he.
At the moment he didn’t care at all about L being back, he didn’t care that he was about to lash out towards L, he never felt like this before; his stomach was stirring with an unknown emotion which Near couldn’t comprehend and he felt like he wanted to punch a wall. But why?
Perhaps L thought of like a mere toy. Only to be fulfilling his job once he’s gone, but since he simply returned, that Near wasn’t needed anymore. To be thrown away, like a mere plaything.
Never would the albino accept that, never in his whole life.
That expression…had he somehow upset Near? Perhaps the idea of being tossed aside like a doll had somehow gotten into his head. It could also be possible that his attachment to and obsession with being “L” had grown into something all-consuming, his life now revolving around it. Certainly, challenging—although L does more than simply challenge—his new status would certainly upset the boy.
Perhaps this is a matter that needs to be dealt with more delicately. The last thing he needs is a genius child to turn bad guy and wreak havoc on the world—one of those was more than enough.
“Nate. I needed you and Mello. Without your help, and my removal from the case, Kira very well may have remained at large. I do not intend to come back as L—or come back at all.”
“Just as with the Kira case, the world needs not just one person to look after it. Please try to understand.”