Hayate no Gotoku! Chapter 7:Won't Be Crying Out Love in the Center of the World, but in Other Words, the Beast Reigning at the Top of the Hierarchy (世界の中心で別に愛は叫ばねーけどなんつーかヒエラルキーの頂点に君臨する獣,ekai no chuushin de betsuni ai ha sakeba ne kedonantsu ka hieraruki no chouten ni kunrin suru kemono?)
The chapter begins with a question of what a butler's job really means. Maria jokes to Hayate that it means being his mistress' pet. Flustered, Hayate directs himself to Nagi's room to wake her up, leading to his first encounter with Tama, who is on the bed with Nagi. Hayate panics and is given a calm (on Nagi's part) introduction to Tama and his nature. Klaus, hidden under Nagi's bed, gets on Tama's bad side and is swatted to the ground in a bloody heap. Nagi sharply reprimands Tama before he can get at Hayate, but her admonishment quickly makes things worse as she tells Tama to settle things out of doors. Nagi gambles on Hayate's victory, while Klaus insists that he will prove incompetent and thus face termination. The fight begins in earnest before Klaus notices that Tama and Hayate are in the middle of Maria's garden. Maria breaks up the fight and scare Nagi, Klaus, and Tama into submission. She comments to Hayate, while tending to his wounds, that Nagi saved Tama's life during their first encounter. Hayate, alone with Tama, remarks to him that they are similarly indebted to Nagi's generosity. Tama snaps back (verbally) not to put him in the same group as Hayate and walks off, cursing the confused butler. Hayate, when he sees Maria and Nagi, wonders aloud at the incredible nature of upper-class pets - specifically, the ability to talk. Maria and Nagi, completely unaware of Tama's abilities (which Tama himself hid from them), doubt Hayate's sanity.
While on his way to wake Nagi up, Hayate notices Tama next to her. Two books featuring Conan Edogawa from Detective Conan can be seen above Nagi's head.
After having seen Tama in her bed, Hayate questions if Tama was real before noticing that he was breathing causing him to wonder if Tama was one of the new Sony AIBOs. This is a reference to the robotic pet toy AIBO that was released by Sony.
While losing in his fight against Tama, Hayate says "if your going to make me fight at least let me spurt spider webs from my wrists". This is a reference to Spider-Man.