"Thoughts of the Book of Darkness, Hayate Yagami, and the Knights"
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MangaMagical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's THE COMICS
Japanese title「闇の書、八神はやてと騎士たちを想う」
(Yami no Sho, Yagami Hayate to Kishitachi wo Omou)
PublishedSeptember 2005

"Thoughts of the Book of Darkness, Hayate Yagami, and the Knights" (「闇の書、八神はやてと騎士たちを想う」 Yami no Sho, Yagami Hayate to Kishitachi wo Omou) is chapter 3 of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's THE COMICS.


This chapter is narrated by Reinforce (as the Book of Darkness) and takes place on September 19, 0065, before the Wolkenritter started gathering Linker Cores. The Book starts by introducing herself and Hayate Yagami, her new master who refused to fill up her pages. She follows Hayate as she prepares dinner when Signum and Shamal come home, soon joined by Vita and Zafira, too. The Book introduces the Guardian Knights and says that they seem to enjoy their new life, so unlike the ones they lived before. Vita takes the wheelchair-bound Hayate for a walk outside. Back home, Signum and Shamal discuss the possibility of gathering 400 pages for Hayate to become their true master but realize that she would never give them such orders. Outside, Hayate tells Vita that her only wish is to live with her Knights together without fighting and to always remain their master. The Book foreshadows the coming events of A's and wonders whether her master and the Knights will curse her for this. She wonders how Hayate will be killed as a result and by whom, as a few shots of Nanoha, Fate, and their friends are shown. She feels helpless to prevent this and prays for these quiet days to go on for a little longer.


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