|Defeated, but Still Fighting|
Hayate no Gotoku! Chapter 42: Defeated, but Still Fighting (負けてもマケンドー) make temo makendo?)
Characters in Order of Appearance
- Koutarou Azumamiya
- Hayate Ayasaki
- Kaede Nonohara
- Hinagiku Katsura
- Nagi Sanzenin
- Himuro Saeki
- Taiga Ookouchi
Koutarou sees the match as being unequal so therefore challenges Nagi to a fight (master against master and butler against butler) he calls his butler Kaeda Nonohara. Nagi doesn't feel like joining and then Hinagiku volunteers to fight replacing Nagi's place. Nonohara smacks Koutarou on his head for calling him and being weak and challenging an opponent weaker than himself.
As the first battle started, Koutarou was sent flying by Hinagiku as Hayate and Nonohara are the only ones remaining. Before Hinagiku was able to check on their battle Hayte was sent flying by Nonohara's mortal blow: Safety Shot: Grand Explosion Immolating Dark Murder. Himuro comments that a butler must have at leats one mortal blow. Nonohara says that a Sanzenin butler must have a high level but in Hayate's level of battling in kendo Nonohara thinks that he will be able to end the battle with one more mortal blow. Just as he is speaking, Hayate got an idea from Himuro for "picking-up stray trash". Just as the smoke clears from Nonohara's attack, everyone discovered that it was Koutarou that was hit by his mortal blow. Making Nonohara let his guard down and Hayate quickly appears and ended the battle with one hit.
Hayate say's that it just caught Nonohara off-guard and its time for their departure. Nonohara says that maybe next time his mortal blow would actually hit Hayate next time and their fight would be more serious. Before everybody leaves, Hinagiku asks Nagi if she feels like joining kendo now. She said that Hayate and Hinagiku looked cool when fighting but said that the kendo helmets reek of sweat and your not able to sit while wearing the unifrom. This frustates Hinagiku causing her to hit Nagi on the head for making fun of kendo.