Matt
by MRS Jeevas

Matt

Matt
© Spoiled-Kitten
*** Personal Data

True Name: Milo Ricardo Sebastian Heras
Mail Ricardo Sebastian Jeevas
Mail Jeevas-Keehl

Recorded by Spoiled Kitten

Birth: Unknown celebrated as
February 1st, 1990
Spain

Height: 5ft 5"

Weight: 8 stone 2lbs (beg.)
7 stone 4lbs (end)

Likes: Video games

Disikes: Going outside

Basic Data

One of the children raised as possible heir to the L name. He was 3rd (or 1st) in the Wammy's House rankings and was instrumental in catching Kira.

Since leaving Wammy's House, Matt has assisted Mello with the establishment of The Mello Code.

Backstory

Much uncertainty clouds the picture of Matt's infancy. It is believed that he is the son of Cisco Heras and Henriette Chaho, but his birth was never registered and neither parent confirmed it. However, it should also be noted that, when Cisco was told 'you won't kill your son', he looked at Matt. The sketchy facts are as follows.

On July 14th, 1989, a series of bombings took place in Pressac, Southern France. It was claimed by Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA), a group fighting for the independence of Basque Country. The region currently straggles the Spanish and French border. Amongst those alleged to be involved were Cisco Heras, Henriette Chaho and Josu Gorrotxategi. The latter was arrested, but accused the French authorities of torture whilst imprisoned. A public outcry and lack of concrete evidence led to his being released. Despite an intensive search, Cisco Heras was not discovered until January 28th 1993. Henriette Chaho was never found.

On the day before the bombings, Henriette Chaho was spotted in a pharmacy in Pressac. Recognising her from the publicity after the bombings, the pharmacist reported that she asked about vitamins and supplements suitable for a pregnant woman. Though wearing a lose fitting t-shirt, the pharmacist believed that her figure appeared swollen in the early stages of pregnancy.

On January 28th, 1993, officers responding to a lead in a missing person's case discovered three decomposing bodies. A seige situation ensued, with the gunman identified as Cisco Heras. He had with him an infant, who was initially estimated to be 'about two', then later believed to be 'about three'. The child self-identified as Milo Sebastian Ricardo Heras, though this was written down and read as 'Mail Sebastan Ricardo Jeevas'. He was suffering from extreme physical and emotional neglect.

On January 29th, 1993, Cisco Heras was shot dead. His son disappeared, but his hiding place was deduced by L. Quillsh Wammy had heard about the case from contacts in the Spanish and French embassies. He claimed Milo, on February 1st 1993, but willfully disguised his name, to Mail Jeevas, as extra surety against him being traced, due to the high profile nature of Milo's case.

Milo Heras (aka Mail Jeevas) entered Wammy's House, in England, on February 2nd, 1993, and later became known as Matt. It is believed that he is the youngest person ever to enter the institution.

Why Matt?

The pseudonym Matt was suggested as a compromise by Mello. Matt's official name is It Matters.

In May 2002, Matt refused point blank to take a pseudonym. He told Roger that it didn't matter. Roger's response was 'It matters'. After a name still wasn't forthcoming, Roger registered him as It Matters. Matt still refuses to respond to it.

Personality

Infant neglect has placed a permanent scar on Matt's personality. To the outside world, he can appear closed down, aloof, unsociable and cocky. He is highly uncomfortable with being touched and fought wildly whenever anyone tried to pick him up at Wammy's House. He is generally perceived as being Officially Difficult.

Easily bored, Matt much prefers worlds that he can control, usually in the form of video games, to that around him. When forced to pay attention though, Matt emerges as extremely resourceful and intelligent. If cornered, he has the ability to keep calm and to act towards the best chance of survival. He also has the potential to react recklessly, violently and unpredictably.

Matt's personality changes completely when alone with Mello. Mello is one of the few people whom Matt has allowed close to himself and the only one whom he comes close to trusting. (Oxytocin and vassopressin deficiency, caused by infant neglect, render it difficult for Matt to trust anyone.) With Mello, Matt has demonstrated warmth and humour. He has also allowed himself to be held, though their contact often takes the form of sado-masochistic behaviour. Matt appears to prefer being hurt over being cuddled.

Mello and Matt's relationship has caused controversy amongst those perceiving it from the outside. The majority see it as unhealthy, on Matt's behalf, as Mello's personality subsumes Matt's. Accusations, against Mello, are rife concerning mental, physical, emotional, financial and domestic abuse of Matt. The minority believe that Mello is actually helping Matt, addressing issues that include drug abuse and self-harm, whilst inserting a measure of heightened self-esteem in Matt.

Abilities

Matt is a world-class hacker. His interest and skills are in electronics and computers. He is also reknowned for his observational skills.

He also has a very practical streak, able to invent or construct a variety of electronic devices, furniture etc. He quickly grasps the mechanics of many things and therefore has taught himself plumbing, electrical wiring, car mechanics etc.

Matt has a highly tuned survival instinct and has kept himself alive in desperate situations.

Quotations

~ Collated by Spoiled-kitten

"Mello, I'm your oldest friend. I'm your only friend. You touch me like that and you're going to have to start denying you're gay."
Matt, My Own Way: Chapter 18 - His Private Preserve

You're looking for your fantasy Matt and unfortunately there's only me here."
Matt, Poisoned Rationality: Chapter 35 - Waking the Serpent

"I'd hate to drag you into mortal sin, so you're just going to have to fuck me."
Matt, Watari Pt 1: L's Heirs: Chapter 02 - Sympathetic Character

Matt sighed. "You have until the count of ten to let me out or I'll explode the room." He smirked. "One. Two. Three."
Watari Pt 2: Wammy's House: Chapter 29 - Alumni Aftercare

"One way to reform Wammy's House would be to burn the bastard place down."
Matt Watari Pt 2: Wammy's House: Chapter 29 - Alumni Aftercare

“You're Bill Sikes. I'm Nancy by default. Near got to be Oliver because he's shorter."
Matt, The Mello Code: Chapter 33 - Stitches

"Don't smash the church up, Mello."
Matt, The Mello Code: Chapter 37 - Traces and Traceurs

My papá was drunk as well, when he accidentally got shot dead by the Spanish army. My mamá disappeared off the face of the earth after blowing up half of France."
Matt, The Mello Code: Chapter 44 - TYVM for 4000 Hits