Chiharu: This guy is your father? The guy who left you with that 150 million yen debt?
Chiharu: Complimenting this apartment and being kind to Nagi!?
|Kanzaki sure changed quickly.|
Shun: Hayate, I heard you were having fun with your rich ojou-sama.
SHun: From observing you, I was able to collect some interesting info.
Shun: But you were here in such a place, huh? Such a failure.Such a failure
Hayate: What failure!? Look how much I've gone through because of you and mother!
Hayate: Come to think of it.. where's mother?
Hayate: Dad is collecting info so mom must be...
Hayate has a flashback about Kanzaki
Hayate: C-could it be...
Dad: ;) You're as dull as ever, aren't you?
Hayate: The hospital! Ojou-sama is in danger!
HAYATE'S EVIL MOM as Kanzaki: Thanks for seeing me today as well. I'm on your side.
Kanzaki?: Ah, wait a minute
Shun: Hayate caught us.
Kanzaki?: -_- .....
|Hayamom so evil~|
Kanzaki?: Isn't that because... no one loves you?
Nagi: ...... eh?
Kanzaki?" For example, that guy you always talk about... your butler, Hayate?
Kanzaki?: You said he confessed to you on Christmas eve but...
Kanzaki?: Was that really a love confession?
Kanzaki?: Ah, Hayate-kun, it's been a while.
Hayate: As expected...!! what are you...!
Kanzaki?: Why? You're the same, aren't you?
Kanzaki?: Fooling the rich ojou-sama from the moment of introduction
Kanzaki?: J-U-S-T L-I-K-E H-A-Y-A-T-E-K-U-N
Kanzaki?: But you really intended to kidnap her. Even using the sweetheart angle.
Hayate: That's wrong! I wasn't! I wasn't fooling her!!
Kanzaki?: But you know it was a misunderstanding don't you?
Hayate: I do know but...!!
Hayate: I didn't confess to her, I needed money and I wanted to kidnap her. That's a fact but...
Hayate: It's definitely a misunderstanding but... I never intended to fool her!!
Nagi: A misunderstanding...?
Nagi: That you loved me...
Nagi: I see... so it was my misunderstanding...
|Is it strange that I don't hate Hayate's mom and actually agree with her here?|
Hayate: Let me go! Let me go!
Hayate: Why? Why do you always do such cruel things...!!
Kanzaki?: The fault isn't mine, is it?
Kanzaki?: This is all your fault. Repent for your sin.
Nagi: Maria! Maria! Help me!
Nagi: It's a big problem... Hayate ... isn't ... with me...
Nagi: It wasn't love...
Nagi: Maria... why aren't you here?
Hayate: ojou-sama you know...
Nagi: Don't come near me, liar!
Nagi: Hayate, you liar! What do you mean you're going to protect your ojou-sama!!
Nagi: I wish you were gone! I wish it was Maria here right now!
Hayate: That's wrong! That's wrong!
Hayate: It's true that the result is that I fooled you but truly...
Hayate: I wanted to protect you...!! Truly, I...
Nagi: So... does that mean you love me...!
Nagi: That you loved me....
Nagi and Hayate in tears looking at each other
Nagi: That was all a lie! a lie! a lie! Everything was a lie! Everything... (Jewel lights up)
|Nagi! Nagi! Mai little Nagi! Don't cry, my baby!|
Nagi: IT WAS ALL A LIE!
King's Jewel Explodes
Text: Hayate's thoughts and Nagi's wish for all the lies. And then---!!
Review: I have two extreme reactions to this chapter. On one hand, seeing Nagi so miserable here... MAI POOR LITTLE BABY! WHY HATA! WHY MUST YOU PUT HER THROUGH THIS!
On the other hand, the implications towards the ending of this chapter puts a huge smile on my face. That's right folks, there's no getting off this train now... unless you just drop the manga~
Well, the full chapter reveals some interesting things and helps me put things better into context. Two things I've noticed:
|Nagi just needs a hug right now.|
2. Nagi also said a whole lot more than I expected. Her saying that she wanted Maria to be with her and not liar Ayasaki is really what triggered Hayate's not so manly tears.
|Hayate's tears from Nagi's wrath... so delicious~|
3. Hayate was trying to say something while explaining why he wanted to protect Nagi. He kinda stopped when Nagi asked him if he loved her... but what was he trying to say there exactly... :)?
Well, I dunno when the next chapter comes out now... coz it wasn't shown. Hopefully, it's next week coz things are getting so exciting.
Kanzaki = Not Yukariko
I've been trying to disprove the Kanzaki = Yukariko theory for a while. I guess some people see this as the last stand for a non Hayate x Nagi pairing at the end so we can go with a happy family end instead. Well, that ain't happening now. Kanzaki wasn't who she said she was all right!
Fanart Corner: It was my birthday on the 20th and... I even got a belated greeting from Hata~ (I let him know it was my birthday via a Nagi doll pic tweet). Anyway, featuring some fanart that some online friends drew for me here. The last one is mine.
Fanfic Corner: Instead of thinking too deeply about the implications of this manga now that we're near the end, I thought I'd dial it back a little and enjoy the show. Here's a scenario I thought up based on this chapter:
Nagi is sucked into the Royal Garden
Hayate tries going in after her but is quickly rejected
by Nagi herself
Hayate goes down on his hands and knees. Moar salty tears come down
He stands up, looks at his trembling fingers
Hayate: In the end... these hands couldn't protect anyone... not even the most important person... not even..
Hayate: Uwaaa! (gets kicked from behind)
Hina: What do you think you're doing!
Athena: You're not even going to go after her? I didn't fall in love with such a pathetic excuse for a man
Hayate: Hinagiku-san... A-tan....
Hayate; But I can't... she knows... about the misunderstanding... she hates me now.
Athena: You really are dense, aren't you?
Ayumu: Hayate-kun... Nagi chan would never hate you
Ayumu: She's in pain right now... she's suffering, but she would never hate you... and even if it looks like she does... I know that she really doesn't!
Ayumu: Just because she hates you doesn't mean she does!
Hayate: Still... I have no right to go after her... not when I don't love her...
Hinagiku: (bitchslaps Hayate)
HInagiku: Why did I fall in love with such a whiny loser...
Hinagiku: That's right! You heard me! I'm in love with you and I still am! But... when I looked into your eyes. I knew dammit! I knew that you only had eyes for her! That's why... that's why... don't say such cruel things like "you never loved her."
Athena: We loved each other once... so I know this is true as well.
Ayumu: We all know...
Izumi: Hayata-san is crying... so much right now, but so is Nagi-chan... so, the solution is simple
Mikado: Didn't I tell you once? Use that stone, Hayate Ayasaki. Use it to prove to me that it's the stubborn, hard workers who win out in the end.
Hayate: (flashback Nagi montage)
Hayate: I see... I... am a fool...
Hayate: I couldn't see something that was just right in front of my eyes. I spent all this time denying it...
Hayate: I see... all along... from the moment we met... I... like her....
path to royal garden magically opens~
everyone: Go to her
Athena: The person whom you love more than anything else in this world... the person who loves you more than anything else in this world... she's waiting
well... that's it for now
?? really ripe for some juicy drama this story is
but yeah, I think Hayate will need one more final push from everyone