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Reunion: Part 1 (再会 (1), Saikai (1)) is the 220th chapter of the Hunter × Hunter manga, written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi.

Synopsis

Chap 220 - Killua witnessing Palm's punishment for Gon

Killua witnessing Palm's punishment for Gon

Killua returns to the lake where Gon and Palm were having their date, but finds that the two are gone and have left their stuff behind. This worries Killua, who wonders if another Ant has found them. He quickly returns to town and the room they share to find Gon on the ground writing a hundred calligraphy apology notes, while an angry Palm with a knife in her hand watches him do so. She turns to look at Killua who asks her what she is doing, and she explains that she is punishing him for hurting her feelings. Relieved that the two are safe, he replies that she is making unreasonable demands. She tells him to stay out of it since it has nothing to do with him, but Killua responds by telling her the same and demanding she leaves. She asks him about his cuts, and after he tells her that he got them while training, she suddenly attacks him and says that she will give him more. For a split second, it looks like she stabbed Killua in the head, but he casually dodges her, saying that he could even dodge her knife in his sleep. This pushes her over the edge and she goes ballistic and charges at him with intent to kill. Killua then picks up Gon and starts running away while daring her to try and catch them.

While running, Killua argues with Gon about Palm, telling him they never need to see her again and that they can just meet up with Knuckle, adding that he needs to take her seriously since he doesn't have his Nen right now. But Gon defends Palm by saying that she will just get angrier with them later and he should get back to her. Killua worries about Palm backstabbing Gon, but Gon laughs it off and says Palm wouldn't do it, leaving Killua flabbergasted considering what she just tried to do to him.

Chap 220 - Palm using her ability to find Gon and Killua

Palm using her ability to find Gon and Killua

Crazed and back in her room, Palm reveals that they can't get away from her, proudly saying that she can find them anywhere. She then pulls out a strange object. She sets it down upon a desk, revealing it to be an orbuculum (crystal ball) held up by a creepy, dried-up merman corpse. Palm scratches open her wrist and forearm with her own nails until she is bleeding from multiple spots and then feeds her own blood to the dead merman while asking it to show her were Killua is. The merman shudders as it ingests her blood and a picture then starts to appear in the orbuculum, showing that Killua and Gon are in front of the hotel by the train station. After seeing this, Palm starts blaming Killua for everything that went wrong while she pulls out over 40 knives and ties them together with ropes which she hangs all around her neck and torso.

Palm then steps outside ready to go after them, but is suddenly confronted by Knov, who calmly asks her where they went. She tells him and he relays the information that Gon and Killua are at the Tri-Orb Hotel to some unknown person, who tells Knov that he was just called by them. Knov tells Palm that he will observe them and find out if they can handle seeing Kite as he is now. He states that she used her ability without his permission and berates her for not following his orders and not being prepared for the unexpected. He then tells Palm to understand that her blood is a limited resource and she should only use it for him. She agrees to this while thinking that Knov is the only one for her. Knov then asks about her getup, but she laughs it away and says it's nothing.

In the hotel, Killua tells Gon that he should tell Palm to wait until they save Kite, but Gon responds that he already tried that. It's stated that Gon has been dumped without any warning and that the 12-year-old[note 1] Gon with blood type B was briefly forced to date the 22-year-old Palm with blood type A.

Elsewhere, Cheetu is running along on a deserted highway when Knuckle tries to punch him but misses. Smoke then starts billowing up all around them as a large pipe is swung right at Cheetu's head. Cheetu, however, quickly dodges and, seeing Morel as the one connected to it, releases a flurry of rapid strikes upon him and Knuckle. Cheetu says that the two of them are only a little better than the guys he fought yesterday. Back at the hotel, it's shown that Shoot is the one observing Gon and Killua.

Characters in Order of Appearance

Notes

  1. A possible misstatement. According to Hunter × Hunter Hunter Association Official Issue: Hunter's Guide; Character & World Official Databook, Gon's birthday is May 5th; this chapter takes place at the earliest on May 22nd, 2000 and at latest on June 30th, 2000; so the Timeline, as it has been established up till this point, shows that Gon should be 13, not 12 years old.

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