“Yeah he’s pretty messy.” Mello sighed putting the wrappers that were on his bed in the bin before sitting down. “Believe it or not this isn’t actually it at its worst.”
Mello wondered briefly if he could actually get on well with Near if he tried. It would bring them both advantages like impressing L and completely the project with a high grade. But if the worked well this time then they may get put together again for other tasks.
It was a gamble but Mello couldn’t afford to get a bad grade so he’d have to be nice to Near.
“Yeah.” Mello took some papers out of a folder Rodger gave him. He read over it quickly. “Typical murder case.” He stated before giving Near the case file.
Near briefly glanced back at the other side of the room as he mumbled absently to himself, “I can’t imagine what would be considered ‘worse’ than this…” His own room was always clean and organized, so he wasn’t used to seeing a place in such disarray.
He turned his attention back to the blonde, watching as the other read over the file. Near was pleasantly surprised that the other was acting so civil towards him, the tense atmosphere having mostly died down.
As he looked at the other, he couldn’t help but wonder how long it would last. Mello had always been a difficult one for him to read, after all.
Reaching for the folder, Near couldn’t help but frown slightly upon hearing that it was a murder case. He wasn’t particularly fond of cases pertaining to violent crimes, but was confident in his abilities nonetheless.
“This should be rather simple,” Near thumbed through the papers, eyes scanning over all of the information held within them, “Although knowing L, he’s likely created this case in an attempt to challenge the both of us. Considering he specifically wanted you and I paired together, I’m assuming this is something he thinks neither of us can solve individually.”
Near paused for a moment to glance idly around the room, as if searching for something. “Do you by chance have playing cards?” He asked curiously, seemingly haven completely changed the subject.