Integra’s on a secret mission that involves, among other things, a series of diplomatic favors; a piece of obscure Slavic mythology; and a cake. The servants are puzzled, the rumors are flying, and Alucard is worried. You see, she’s going alone.
The Hellsing mansion is known for the soldiers who guard it, not to mention the knight and vampires who dwell within it. But there are other people who keep this house running… …in more boring ways. Walter: Are you finished with those socks yet? Maid: Almost, Walter!
Both this maid and the cook appear briefly in the anime. Maid (thinking): Why would Sir Integral need this many socks? She’s only going to be gone for one day… Meanwhile, in the kitchen: Cook: I understand that Sir Integral’s destination is classified. But could you tell me why she needs a cake? Walter: I’m… Continue reading Every Leaf In Springtime 2/43
Do me a favor. Pretend that looks like a hangar. The hangar, or wherever they keep the helicopters. Mechanic 1: And she’s full up! This baby’s ready to go anywhere. Mechanic 2: Got any idea where she is going? Mechanic 1: No, but I hear she’s taking a cake. Maybe a surprise birthday party?
Sir Islands’ aide here is an original character, but his name continues the Holmesian naming trend (see “The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge” for the source). That, or it’s an homage to The Goon Show. Take your pick. Aide: Sir Islands is not available right now. May I help you? Walter: Yes, thank you, Mr. Eccles.… Continue reading Every Leaf In Springtime 4/43
Walter: Sir Integra? I have news. Integra: Report, Walter. Walter: I just spoke to one of Sir Islands’ senior aides. The arrangements for your trip are still intact. Integra: Good. This would be a terrible time for the Holy League to start having misgivings. Walter: Agreed, sir.
Integra: It’s not really the Holy League that worries me. I’ll only be in their airspace for a short time. Even the supernatural threats are not a great concern; I can handle them. But I confess I rather dread being caught by human security forces on the ground. I would hate for there to be… Continue reading Every Leaf In Springtime 6/43
Walter: Sir, are you certain you wouldn’t like to bring Alucard with you? Integra: Walter, I am quite capable of handling any humans I meet. And my defense from the creatures of the night is already prepared. Alucard would be of no use to me. Walter: He could refold your map. Integra: No, no. I’ll… Continue reading Every Leaf In Springtime 7/43
Pip: Hang on. Is that cake? Seras: Ohhhh no you don’t. We’ve had more than enough of your shenanigans in the last two storylines.
If you want to see really luscious knives, check the designs by Wen-M, a DeviantArt user who does amazingly creative and detailed designs of all kinds of weapons. Walter: This blade was forged six hundred years ago, by one of the master smiths of Italy. This one has a jeweled hilt and was originally designed… Continue reading Every Leaf In Springtime 9/43
Evening. Integra: All right, Walter, let’s go down the checklist one last time. Walter: Yes, sir. Simnel cake? Integra: Check. Walter: Knife? Integra: Check. Walter: Cloth? Integra: Check. Walter: Extra socks? Integra: I won’t need them, but check. Walter: Drinking water? Integra: Check. Walter: Map? Integra: Check. Alucard (thinking): Stowaway? Check…