|A cute idiot... still an idiot.... also still cute.|
Synopsis: So the search for the... err... Loto Key? begins.
We start with Izumi already lost.
We go to a little flashback just before everyone went into the Clock Tower. Hina remarks that it looks like a dungeon.
Nagi says that it looks like (the hard level?) tower
Anywayz, Nagi says that you could easily get lost in here so Hayate warns everyone to be careful (lol foreshadowing)
At this point, we check back in with Izumi who just conveniently got herself lost by straying off by herself.
Anywayz, she tries various ditzy things like crying out for help.
She then decides to look for the exit... and conveniently runs past an exit sign.
Back to Hayate's party, Hina remarks that it would be a lot of work looking for the key inside this place. Miki and Risa agree. Nagi remarks that this is a game so perhaps it's still too early...
Yukiji says that you'd usually move in after you get a hint from a villager.
They then all decide to regroup and think of strategy... in a family restaurant or go for ramen.
By the way, they left Izumi behind who is wondering if everyone is ok right now while getting cold and hungry (you so cold, minna-san)
Anywayz, she cheers up thinking that someone will come to rescue her eventually.
She tries to reassure herself that while it's dark, this is still the school... what can happen?
Suddenly, she spots a skull next to her... and proceeds to panic while screaming her fool head off.
Outside, Miki and Risa talk about how the old schoolhouse is a psychic spot and full of old ghost stories.
Back to Izumi, she's just abou recovered her wits and she decides not to give up. She takes stock of her current inventory.
She's got candies, cookies, lip gloss and wait... a smart phone!
She thinks she's saved... and then proceeds to use a flashlight app and promptly runs out of batteries. She then blames the phone for being useless.
She then starts getting all depressed and calling herself a piece of junk and thinks that she might die in this place.
She then remembers some quotation from some dead person about not giving up and proceeds to cheer herself up and proceeds to look for the exit once more.
Hayate asks Nagi if Yukariko was really a ditz. Nagi affirms this.
|Nagi has grown a little bit taller, methinks (something I've noticed for a while now). She is almost 14 now, so it makes sense. Also, these two are totally in sync here.|
Nagi says that's bit far-fetched. (or maybe she said the complete opposite... ah, the wonders of Nihon-go!)
Nagi asks Hatsuho if Yukariko might have had a clever companion help her out. She replies with something incomprehensible about "Mikoniya." Anywayz, Isumi chimes in and says there is one clever person... and that is Klaus.
Nagi and Hayate are like... lolwhut? Klaus? Clever? LAWLZ!
Nagi decides to give it a shot anyway and calls in klaus... who is a bit busy right now being held hostage by Housen and Hisui. Hisui picks up the phone and Nagi is surprised.
Hisui says: Yo thar, care for some tea right now?
Review: Well... I guess there's some development going on here. Not the kind that I want to see, but I'll take it. Anyway, looks like Hisui and Housen are more dangerous than anyone could have predicted. They even took Klaus (who may be used for comedy relief but isn't a pushover) hostage.
|Yup... Hisui is evil, arlighty. Also, I want to wipe that smug smile off of Housen's face.|
It seems they're always one step ahead of Hayate and company. I'm sure Nagi could kick her ass in a battle of wits though. That'd leave Hayate to deal with Housen... good luck with that. Oh, speaking of Nagi. Ya remember that cover with Nagi using a rapier? I think that might have been a flashback and she could have been the one who gave Hisui that scar. Maybe some kind of sparring match. Alright, we know that Nagi is not good at physical tasks, but fencing is a type of swordfighting that relies more on skill and finesse than physical strength (unlike traditional Japanese kendo >:) zing! zing!). Also, she could probably use her amazing luck to be quite formidable at it.
Anyway, this chapter is 80% about Izumi being her usual clutzy self... the kind that we can't really hate because she's also trying her best despite being a clutz and is really a very cute, good-natured clutz.
Ok... so what else? Yeah, the way the group just went into the tower without a plan and then decided to just leave to form a plan seemed kinda forced. Also, really? No one ever thought of Izumi? I mean, c'mon... she's one of your best friends, guys? Why? Why? Sure, it's for comedy, but really? You so cold!
Anyway, not much to talk about, so I just rambled on. Time for the fanart.
Fanart Corner: LOL! Well? Is she big enough for you now, Hayate? You know, I'd kiss her quickly if she held me close enough to her face like that. By the way, the only difference between these two is the use of the black outlines. Which one do you think looks better? I'm gonna have this printed out on my new shirt... or maybe my new bag with the label "Hayate x Nagi!"