It could work, could get us to work on the meat of the story faster. Xcept if we start from the beginning helps to introduce our characters. Alrighty have Near youuu :P I will be Mello then, this shall be interesting! If you are ok with having Matt Shalashaska! Hmmm I never thought about that, he probably diiid...? Even though Near never really had direct contact with L, did he? It makes sense if the files were only transferred to Light, but if it helps you with the development with the story, I guess Near could get his hands on these files.