Review: Ok, let's skip the part about Yukiji and Sistah coz... I can't be bothered to figure out what's goin on with them... something about the debt being cleared, I suppose... and the MIB handing them a card.
Hayate and Maria have a little talk. Nagi won a lot but it doesn't matter since the school is funded by the Sanzenin family's donations anyway.
Maria: Honestly, I've lost to that kid for the first time.
by the way, have ya noticed? Nagi's sleeping alone now. She used to be scared to sleep alone that's why she slept with me.
Maria: I think this is a good time...
Flashback to Yukariko spouting something about "hope."
Also, Hayate is now holding a king's jewel in his hand.
Maria: You've fulfilled your role, right?
Tsugumi is conspiring with Mikoto Tachiban (Wataru's mother) and Mikoto says something about returning the stones and about Hayate (Nagi's most important person) winning the level 5 competition.
Anywayz, Hayate has another Yukariko flashback and then Mikoto approaches him and introduces herself... and then proceeds to kick him from out of nowhere... coz apparently, he reminds him of a man she married once.
She says something about "blood will tell."
Then proceeds to give Hayate two King's Jewels... as apology... or a really terrible excuse to pawn him dem king's jewels.
Apparently, Tsugumi stole them from Mikado... according to Mikoto.
She then asks Hayate if he heard the person with the voice of a goddess (Yukariko) and asks him to tell her what she said.
Review: I was very lazy when I made this post... especially in reading the Japanese, therefore, I didn't even bother to check the kanji and words for correctness... anyway, I shouldn't be THAT far off.
Anyway, we then see Hayate holding a King's Jewel from out of nowhere. I presume Maria gave it to him.
Also, one thing bothers me about what Mikoto said (again, maybe I'm just reading it wrong), but she seems to imply that Hayate is related to her husband somehow... but we all know that Hayate's parents are good-for-nothings who'd have nothing to do with the super wealthy, right? Right? ... err... maybe not if we take Ruka's case as precedence. Also, she could have just been referring to Nagi and Yukariko both choosing a butler.... yeah, that makes more sense. Ah... I fail at this Japanese thing. Good thing I'm self-taught. :P
We also learn that Tsugumi was working for Mikoto this entire time and she's actually pretty competent at what she does... either that or old man Mikado's security is totally incompetent... or he let her steal the stones on purpose since it's ALL ACCORDING TO PLAN.
Anyway, much juiciness in the plot this week, although we'll still have to give it a few more chapters to develop, I'd bet. I'm banking on Athena playing a huge part in what could be the start of the final arc of this manga.
Fanart Corner: Got a pending request for a non-Hayate related fanart this week, so no new fanart. However... you might be interested in some of my best pics of Doll Nagi... coz she is such a little doll, I kid you not. (I stole one of the poses from a certain bikini figure... figure it out for yourself! Oh my... that was terrible, please kill me now.)