Anywayz, let us begin. Some parts may be shady, so as always, wait for DKThias to do the full scanlations if you want quality.
|I just want to hug Nagi from behind... and stuff~|
Synopsis: Nagi: That is.... :'( that is...
Nagi: Ah... mother!
Nagi: Eh... are you ok!?
Yukariko?: Eh? Yeah, I'm ok, I'm ok. I'm the type of person who vomits blood every three hours or so, that's why.
Nagi: That's definitely NOT OK!
Yukariko?: I'm not fine with the surgery so I decided to escape from the hospital. But I don't know the way home.
Nagi: Rather than that, get back to the effin hospital!
Nagi: Anywayz, I'll guide you so where's your hospital?
Yukariko?: Eh, you'll accompany me?
NOT-Yukariko: I dunno who you are but thanks! ^_^
Nagi: No, it's fine...
Nagi: (I was mistaken huh)
Nagi: Don't worry about it.
NOT-Yukariko: Incidentally, I'd be happy if you buy me some latte.
|Umm... are we sure this isn't really Yukariko?|
At the hospital. Room name: Kanzaki
Nagi: As expected, I was wrong.
Kanzaki?: Sorry, you really did end up buying me latte.
Nagi: It's fine. It's not like you forced me to buy it.
Nagi: So, are you fine, with your sickness, I mean.
Kanzaki?: Ah yeah, I'm fine just fine.
Kanzaki?: And... even if I'm not fine, it's not a problem.
Kanzaki?: No one would worry about me...
Nagi: No one would...
Kanzaki?: Well, I'm a lonely youth. I've got money, so I'm living a carefree life but...
Kanzaki?: Normal things like getting married and having children. You may have a daughter in the future.
Kanzaki?: By the way, what's your name.
Nagi: I see... that person is alone as well...
Nagi: Me too... when Maria is gone.
Nagi: No... I'll have Hayate with me.
Nagi: If Hayate is with me, I'll be ok!
Nagi: I'm home! Hayate, Hayate!!
Nagi: Huh? Where's Hayate?
Maria: Hayate-kun still hasn't come home.
Maria; He seems to be really busy. He'll be staying at Hakuo overnight.
Nagi: I- I see...
|Her twin tails sure grew longer|
Hayate flashback: (That girl is really in love with you. She's already dreaming of marrying you)
Hayate: After knowing that... it's hard to come home.
Hayate: How can I face ojou-sama again in the future...?
Hina: Hayate, you're at Hakuo on this cloudy night?
Hayate: Ah, HInagiku-san...
Hayate: In order to regain ojou-sama's inheritance, I'm staying at Hakuo overnight.
Hina: I see, you have it rough huh?
Hina: You really do your best for Nagi everyday, don't you?
Hayate: Weeell, it's my job after all.
HIna: Not at all, it's not just your job isn't it?
Hina: Your debt is gone, so this is your affection.
Hina: You really like her, don't you? Nagi?
Hayate: Me... for ojou-sama?
Hina: Yup, It makes me a bit envious...
Hina: Ah, I didn't mean to say I'm jealous!
Hayate: Hinagiku san is jealous... (suki) TL NOTE: Dunno what this means, but it's in quotations... the "suki" part. Suki = love, like etc.
Hina: That's wrong! That's wrong! Don't think about it too much -- PLEASE!
Mikado: It seems Hisui has taken the stone
Mikado: I've heard everything from Athena including about Himegami.
Hina: Himegami is Nagi's former butler, huh?
Hayate: Hai, sou desu
Mikado: Right now, my info network is actively tracking their whereabouts
Mikado: But locating them is pretty hard.
Hayate: We can intercept them here, right?
Mikado: That is... if all goes well.
Mikado: Once they enter the castle, there's no way to chase after them.
Hayate: T-That's why, we need to take the stone back from Hisui!
Mikado: What do you mean? You lost so quickly last time. Do you think you can win in a rematch?
Hayate: Even so... even so...
Hayate: For ojou-sama's sake! I'll stake my life on it!
Mikado: That's good.... then I'm entrusting you with this stone.
Hayate: This is...
Mikado: Like I said, I'm giving this to you.
Hayate: But for the path ahead even with a billion or 10 billion...
MIkado: You don't get it!
fLashback to santa Mikado and little Hayate: It's the single-minded people who get the last laugh.
Mikado: That jewel is proof, Ayasaki Hayate -- of single-minded dedication. That is the promise between you and Santa.
|Hayate son... you'd better keep that promise. I want to see Hisui kick your ass AGAIN though.|
Himegami behind Hayate: I see.. there was still another stone.
To be continued 1/25!
Review: Right, let's get this out of the way first... NO THAT WAS NOT YUKARIKO!
It was just some girl named Kanzaki who happened to look a lot like Yukariko -- clothes and all. Anywayz, Nagi helping her out a bit demonstrated another side of Nagi's developing character: she's not helpless with directions anymore. Remember that she was just as bad as Isumi back in the Shimoda arc. Anyway, this is to be expected given how adept she is with smartphones and she's using an iPhone no less.
Ok, with that aside, it seems Kanzaki's main purpose was to highlight that Nagi is not as ok with Maria leaving as she pretends to be. In fact, ever since the last chapter, Kayura has noticed that her little act of being all energetic about drawing another new manga seemed shallow. So now Nagi's been given a little something to think about.
With that, we move on to Hayate and Hina's conversation. It's interesting because Hina was indeed thinking of Nagi when Hayate mentioned that he wanted "queen" when asked what type of girl he likes. It seems that she suspects that he does like Nagi. How he likes her and whether she meant it in a romantic way was never mentioned -- therefore, I'm sure you haters really don't want it to be so. In any case, it's a good thing that she said that (whether it's true or not is still up in the air) because it made Hayate stop and think for a moment. In fact, he didn't flat out deny it.
So Mikado moves in and reveals that yeah, he really was that Santa Claus from Hayate's past -- and now a scene that was shown as comedic before actually has a deeper implication in the series -- great job, Hata-sensei.
Well, that concludes my ramblings for this chapter. Do keep reading this biased manga with its deus ex machina-reliant main character whom I love so much until the end people -- it probably won't be long now.
By the way, ORCA TOYS recently teased this pink and white version of the cat Nagi figure. I've preordered my normal blue and white version and will probably receive it by the first week of February... but MAN, this pink outfit suits her even better! I hope they release it as well. Why you so sexy, Nagi?
|Baby... hold that pose, I'm in love all over and over and over again~|
Fanart Corner: Ok... as promised, here's some new art from me. Also including the colored pencils version of that digital art from last time.