Thats just very rough estimates *hide behind sofa* ... You're very perceptive Juliet-san, I like you bring up this question ^^ now I realize that Hino answers several questions that has been debated all this time.
juliet wrote:I am sorry about Kaien, being consumed by hate for all of these years...he so reminds me Zero in a way. Yes Kaien had also said that he also had lost his loved ones (could in the loved ones Yuuri and Haruka be included?, it now seems possible).
I also wonder *LOL*.. translation says loved ones and then there's photo of Haruka & Juri (probably showing whats in his mind at that time)
But the two chapters (bonus and ch. 45, thanks for the page) in my personal view are not enough to depict Kaien's twist, what really happened inside him. It's a long distance from love to hate (unless Hino's character can be viewed superficials), so I would like to see more on the issue...
He tries again to kill her to get rid of his so-called curse? What happened to the curse? He had the idea of a curse that it never existed? M, probably...
That's why I wrote (in my post above); new possibility, different with what we thought before. Up to the extra chapter, most readers always thought that (I dont know if you ever read this theory, but I've read it several times in some forums):
Kaien was close to the Kurans; in love w Juri, involved in love triangle with Haruka to win Juri's love (which in this case will imply Haruka & Juri havent married), but Haruka won & married Juri, thats why Kaien went into the "killing-mode". And possibly Kaien drink some of Juri's blood back then that makes him super hunter (Kaien is no 1 hunter before Zero transformed, only .. he retired ^^)
Now after extra chapter, looks like we can take some conclusion as new possibilities (please do correct me and say your opinions):
Kaien didnt realize that he's in love w Juri until that day when Juri trusted him w her children.
Juri didnt know that Kaien love her. Haruka didnt know that Kaien love her (but of course *LOL*)
Only after Kaien was "saved" by Juri that day (by giving him a reason to live); that his eyes open and by that time he realized his love to her (or admit *LOL*), Kaien then live his new life and keep his love for Juri hidden of course. So in short, that schene in ch45 is what bring them closer, so its just simply hate - love
I just though that the above scenario is more likely possible to happen, rather than having hate - love - hate again - love again
scenario (like old one we have) like this: Kaien admitting he fall in love with a pureblood vampire out of nowhere just because that girl "kick" his ass. And then having an affair with that pureblood vampire who at that time already become a wife of another pureblood (I just dont think Kaien is that type; I also dont think Juri is the kind to cheat her husband, not to mentioned the husband is Haruka whom she loves so much).
What happened to the curse? He had the idea of a curse that it never existed? M, probably...
We still dont know much about the curse. Recent development only reveals that the curse is already with him since he was born (powerful and stop aging 200 years ago). Some guess that Kaien is like Zero - Kaien is twin, but he killed his twin in the womb, thus born as powerful hunter. This theory is very possible to happen and I applaud the fan who come up with this theory, eventhough I myself think that there maybe several types of curse, and Kaien's curse & Zero's curse doesnt necessarily need to be the same type.