Hayate gets a flashback with Mikado sayin something that I can't comprehend about the way ahead and something about getting a huge load of cash in your hands if you know the way. (I'm sure ya can find the translated stuff he said somewhere in the manga if you're that industrious and all.. I'M NOT!)
Hayate: The meaning of love...
|Ah, she's so lovely... even from behind.|
Inside the coffin...
Past Athena: Do not touch this coffin. On the hill of calvary stands a castle inhabited by a God.
The Royal Garden the place where it begins and ends.
533: Don't Be Shocked. In A Detective Novel, The Criminal Can Also Be Known From An Elementary Reading
Hayate's back at the Sazenin Mansion. He's still wondering about that riddle.
Hayate: Could Yukariko-san have hidden the key inside the Royal Garden? That mother is a top-class fool...
Hayate: There's no effin way, right? Such an important thing in that place?
Hayate: I mean, how are you supposed to get it then?
Hayate: I need to open the Royal Garden but...
Flashback Isumi: Ya need a King's Jewel and Negative Emotions, fool!
Hayate: I gotz 3 stones!
Hayate: No no, this is unreasonable.
Hayate: Sure, I entered the Royal Garden 10 years ago but that was...
|Can't resist this smile can ya, Hayate?|
Hayate: That was definitely a cruel event...
Hayate: But unless something shocking happens, the road to the Garden won't show itself.
Hayate: I've gotta get the key for ojou-sama's sake, but it's a really tall order... on the contrary...
Hayate: They (Hisui and Yozora in Hayate's mind) still don't have a King's Jewel, so the advantage is with us.
Hayate: An explosion of negative emotions...
Hayate: It needs to be something shocking like that time dad betrayed me 10 years ago.
Hayate: For ojou-sama's inheritance, I must reproduce such a negative feeling.
Hayate: The possibility isn't zero. I have the stones.
Hayate: I need a heart-stopping shock!
Hayate: Only then will the road surely open.
Hayate: So now I gotta find a shocking event by all means!
Magazine on his hand: Suirenji Ruka's Affair!
Subtitle: Secret meeting at night
At that time, an event shocking enough to open the road was happening.
Hayate: Eeeeh? Eeeeh? What is this?
Hayate: A locked room date at night with some company president? You've gotta be kidding me.
Hayate: Well, it doesn't really matter whether it's the truth or not but.
Suddenly, a wild panda appears!
Panda snatches magazine.
Hayate: Ah, my magazine! (title of the magazine, actually)
Panda grabs Hayate by the head and drags him to the violet mansion.
Ruka: It's friggin groundless!
Hayate: Oh, Ruka... it's been a while..
Ruka: YES, It's been awhile... ARE YA FINE?
Hayate: So... what was groundless?
Ruka: That effing article!
Hayate: Ah yeah, I was a bit shocked but... as expected, you really are popular, ain't ya?
Ruka: I'm not having an affair!
Hayate: Oh, is that soooo?
Hayate: Well, it's fine, isn't it? Whether you're having an affair or not. You're free to love after all.
Ruka: THAT's NOT IT! THAT GUY IS MY GRANDFATHER!
Ruka: That's right! He's family!
Ruka: I'm not guilty of anything written in that article. I haven't seen you for a while but... I hate strange misunderstandings, that's why...
Chiharu: Yo, the weekly magazine says that Ruka is in big trouble!
Ruka: Like I said! It's a misunderstanding!
Chiharu: Uwaaa! Ruka!!
Hayate: Welcome home, Chiharu-san.
Review: Um yeah... well, Ruka's back... that's nice, isn't it? With that said I think this is a red herring -- what I mean is that Ruka won't be the candidate to open the path to the Royal Garden, since really... her problems seem a bit too comedic and thus trivial to be as serious as the example Hayate keeps mentioning about his dad betraying him.
Anyway, we have Hayate confirming even more in this chapter that he'll stop at nothing to get Nagi her inheritance -- which she doesn't seem to care that much for. Also, he now needs to get into the Royal Garden because according to him, that's apparently where the key is based on that riddle from the Hakuo Clock Tower bluprints.
|I'm back, bitches!|
What else? Well, Ruka is back and entering the fray in a full-body costume has really become her trademark. Also, it was pretty funny how she managed to drag Hayate all the way to the Violet Mansion while in that heavy costume. She's also as fun a character as ever.
Meanwhile, some really nice shots of Nagi in this chapter, although she doesn't appear much.
Speculation Corner: Ya know, if Ruka's scandal thing becomes another subplot and is somehow connected to the main plot, Hata could potentially drag out the manga for good two years or so.
Fanart Corner: Well, instead of my usual fanart, I invite you guys to check out some new projects I started.
What If: This is a Hayate no Gotoku! Alternate Universe fanfic. No Athena, no Tama,no Klaus, just Hayate, Maria, Nagi and Hayate's parents. The twist is that Nagi is 13 while Hayate is 10 years old when they first meet. Currently up to chapter 2 of a scheduled 4 chapters. Check it out on wattpad as well if you prefer to read from there.
365 Nagi: This is a daily photo project where I take a photo of my Nagi doll/s for 365 days. I was invited by a friend from the VN Dev Circles which I used to be a part of some century ago, so check out 365 Kei and the other 365 projects as well.
Here's some of my fanart from "What If"