Why 'It Matters'?In this story, It Matters is the official version of Matt's pseudonym. Matt is short for It Matters.
It Matters Chapter 01 - PrologueThis is self-explanatory.
It Matters Chapter 02 - Song 2'Song 2' is a Blur song and is the one that Matt is listening at the start of the chapter. It's technically a song about Syd Barrett, but I think it fits Matt very well too.
It Matters Chapter 03 - Blood and GutsIt's a reference to the shoot-out that happens in the chapter, but I was also listening to Skunk Anansie's 'It Takes Blood And Guts To Be This Cool' at the time.
It Matters Chapter 04 - WeaknessesThe weaknesses in this chapter are Matt's physical weakness against Mello's attack; and Mello's weakness in that he knows he can be traced by Matt and that Matt has seen the world in which he works. Also Matt is Mello's Achilles' Heel, insofar as, if he was known about, he could be used as leverage against Mello in the Mafia. All of Mello's Mafia colleagues could potentially have seen Matt, though they didn't know who he was.
My Own Way Chapter 05 - DefencelessAs their dark romance deepens, Mello and Matt are both fairly defenceless in the face of their feelings for each other.
It Matters Chapter 06 - HothouseThis simply refers to the location wherein the chapter takes place.
It Matters Chapter 07 - CarnageCarnage is unleashed as Mello appears on his motorbike. Sorry, I was really unimaginative at chapter titles at this point.
It Matters Chapter 08 - ReversalsIt's subtle, but the reversal is Mello. He's very slowly (and I mean very slowly) returning to the compassionate, nice lad, who first entered Wammy's House.
It Matters Chapter 09 - OwnedOwned as in the gaming sense, pwnt, pwned, owned etc. Mello's thoroughly owning Matt in this chapter.
It Matters Chapter 10 - A Sort of HomecomingMello and Matt return to Wammy's House in this chapter, both for the first time since they left it as their home. It's a sort of homecoming, because they're not moving back in.
It's also a song by U2.