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BirdFist Oneshots: The First of a new Ship

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In the world of quirks, heroes, works, and villains, there's UA High, Japan's most prestigious Hero academy. In UA High, there lies a 16 year old boy, Izuku Midoriya, who at the tender age of 15 received a quirk from his idol, All Might. Now if this was any other F/M or just an M/M category, this would be his story. But it's not, instead we follow his fellow classmate, the man (who's 16 year old voice is abnormally deep), the myth (who's height is that of a mid-school girl (not that it matters to him... much)), the legend (who's head of a bird but somehow has nothing to do with his quirk), Tokoyami Fumikage!  However, this isn't just his story. We also follow the big sis of Class 1-B, Kendou Itsuka! How did they meet, how do their friends/classmates (yes even Monoma counts as a friend... loosely) react to the news, and, most importantly, why does it always seem like Kendou wears the pants in the relationship (because she does, obviously).


 

The UA High Beauty Contest (see Chapter 183 in the manga) has just finished, and just like any contest, there are the sore losers and, more importantly, the graceful losers... and the winner, but we readers (and me, the author) don't really care about the winner, what we do care about, however is one of the more graceful losers, Kendou Itsuka. Her casual tomboyish shirt and skirt combo has been mostly replaced by a surprisingly form fitting dress with a surprisingly noticeable cleavage window (she didn't really appreciate it, but it was actually a gift from her classmate and close friend, Reiko Yanagi so of course she couldn't refuse the dress).

As she did the rounds, shaking hands and bowing out of both respect and humility, she heard a pair of heavy footfalls behind her. Alright, a confident strut on my right and a loud and somewhat "manly" walk on my left, Itsuka instantly knew whose footfalls were theirs and as she turned around to greet both Monoma Neito and Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu, she was unprepared, however for one of Monoma's fingers to be thrust in her face. 

"Itsuka, that should've been Class 1-B's crowning moment, but here you are swimming helplessly in sec-guh!" Monoma, in the middle of his lecture, was also unprepared for the fist in his face, courtesy of Tetsutetsu. 

"C'mon man, ease up, at least she actually made a positive impression on everyone. Which I can't say for your constant rants about Class 1-A's "eventual" downfall!" Tetsutetsu lectured to Monoma in a surprisingly similar tone to Monoma's lecture of Kendou, much to Kendou's amusement. 

Speaking of Class 1-A, at the corner of her eye, Kendou noticed a certain black-haired fellow she knew quite well. Well, actually they were more black-feathered, but as far as Kendou cared, it might as well have been hair. 

"Welp, if you two will excuse me, I have to go get changed." Kendou stated to the boy duo in a sing-song voice, heading to the opposite direction of her changing room (not that Tetsutetsu and Monoma knew that) and beelined to our male protagonist of this story.

Tokoymi felt out of place where he stood, surrounded by girls in all types of dresses, makeup, and attractiveness, but even though he felt the tens of stares directed to him by all the ladies, he was determined to find the one lady who was clearly the center of his world. In fact he was so out of place, he didn't register the tapping on his shoulder until Kendou grunted in annoyance, leaned down to his ear, and whispered "Fancy meeting you here."

To say Tokoyami was startled would be the understa- actually no, startled was an accurate description of his immediate reaction to the voice of his girlfriend. Heck, if it weren't for Kendou's hand covering his beak, he might've made quite the scene. After a second of Kendou waiting for Tokoyami to calm his beating heart, her hand left his beak and motioned over to the building in which her changing room was present. 


They were halfway there when it happened. Up to this point, it was just peaceful silence between the two. Kendou was ahead of Tokoyami by two feet while Tokoyami was falling behind slightly thinking up poetic compliments to say to his girlfriend about her appearance. 

Not even Aphrodite could your beauty in that dress... no, I'm not sure Itsuka knows about Greek Mythology. How about, the Moon, the stars, and the night sky have nothing on your radiance. Then again, Itsuka's sunny disposition banishes the beauty of the darkness anyway so maybe I should switch it up. The Sun replaces the Moon, the blue sky replaces the night sky, and... what would the daytime version of stars? The morning dawn maybe? Probably not, it's hard to look at the Dawn because, well, it's the Sun, so what would work to replace the stars without burning my eyeballs?

As Tokoyami was having a poetic crisis, Kendou was waiting patiently, knowing that her boyfriend was due for a poetic saying made especially for her. It kinda came with the territory of dating a goth, they just liked to impress people with poetic sayings and actions. Well, at least her goth, Tokoyami, was like that, to be honest she never met a goth before Tokoyami. Before him, she never even heard of the term "goth."

The peaceful silence did not last however, as out of nowhere (like an RKO) a loud squeal shattered what peace there was, causing the two teens (and the people around them) to jolt out of their thoughts (and slightly jump) and look at the source. Well, sources to be more accurate as about six twenty-something aged women almost instantly broke through the crowd of people just trying to enjoy the rest of the school's carnival-like entertainment. 

Kendou tried to get in front of her boyfriend, no doubt to protect him from what these girls wanted, but the girls beat her to it, surrounding the poor bird-boy and keeping Kendou out of their circle. What could these women even want with Tokoyami? Shouldn't they be chasing some "hottie" with the attention span of a goldfi- oh.

It then became apparent to both Kendou and Tokoyami that these women weren't here for Tokoyami but instead were here for his "mentor" Hawk, as the first question from one of the girls came with "Do you, like, think Hawk has a thing for older women? Do you think he'd have a thing for me?"

Before Tokoyami could answer (and before Kendou could butt in to stop the swarm of questions aimed at her boyfriend), one of the other girls beat him to the answer, "Oh get real Kinzie, Hawk would not even dare look at you when I'm there for him!" The first woman, apparently named Kinzie despite being obviously Asian, glared at the girl who "answered" and they started to get into an argument. At the corner of Tokoyami's field of vision, he saw Kendou trying to butt get through the women, no doubt to grab him and run, but the remaining four women that weren't arguing caught on to Kendou's attempt and shoved her away, much to his horror.

Kendou, who was afraid to cause a panic if she started using, had to refrain from going full Kung Fu on these women who dared swarm Tokoyami. However as Kinzie and the other woman argued, they were starting to get handsy on Tokoyami, each grabbing one of his shoulders (not even caring that one of them tore part of Tokoyami's shirt open) and starting pulling, no doubt trying to get Tokoyami to be interrogated without the other women near. Up till now, Kendou actually didn't notice Tomoyami's expression as she was trying to get through the four women who were watching with obvious amusement, not caring for the boy in the least, but when she saw his face, staring back at her, with obvious horror and tears in his eyes, all bets were off. 

With the rage of a hundred Viking beserkers, Kendou screamed in rage, much to the shock of the four women but more importantly, scaring Kinzie and Abby, as the other woman was called, so much that they let go of Tokoyami, who at this point was borderline traumatized by the two women's rough treatment. However, before Kendou was able to enlarge her hands to get physical with these women who had no right to treat anyone like that, especially her boyfriend, she realized that she couldn't enlarge them. 

Before she could even question why she couldn't activate her quirk, her answer was answered as the man, the myth, the legend (legitimately): Shota Aizawa walked up to the four women. Because Aizawa was in front of her, she couldn't see what his face showed, but whatever it was, it was enough for all six girls to bolt out of there, with Kinzie and Abby tearing what was left of Tokoyami's shirt off of him as they left, taking it with them for some odd reason. Not that Tokoyami noticed, as he went down on his knees and wept in relief as Kendou rushed to his side. As Tokoyami wept, he almost didn't feel the arms wrap around him and as he looked behind him he saw Kendou, with tears of her own, place her head on his shoulder.

"I'm sorry, I'm so sorry." Kendou said as she wept as well. At least until Tokoyami untangled her arms from him, and turned around to place his hands on her shoulders.

"Don't be." He stated, and leaned in to kiss her. At first, Kendou was dumbfounded as she usually was the one to instigate their kisses (as few as they were) but after a couple of seconds she leaned in as well to prolong the kiss. Then they heard a cough, and they remembered that they weren't the only ones there. The two kissers were quick to get up from their kneeling positions and went to thank Tokoyami's savior.

"Sensei, I- we thank you. We're also sorry to trouble you with our situation." Tokoyami said, as he bowed in gratitude to Aizawa. Aizawa on the other hand actually seemed embarrassed.

"Don't go bowing to me like I just saved your life. However if you want to make up to me, get to Kendou's changing room, get her changed back into her usual clothes, get a shirt, and enjoy the rest of your day together." Aizawa instructed in a surprisingly gentle tone.

However, he then turned to Kendou and said in a more stern voice, "Itsuka Kendou, as much as I understand your reasons, I can't condone your attempted use of your quirk against civilians. I'll call the police and with luck, those girls won't even come within three hundred feet of the place. However, I also expect a three hundred word essay on the value of discipline and restraint." 

To anyone else, this essay sounded like a nightmare. However as Kendou looked towards her boyfriend, she smiled, squeezed his hand with hers, and turned toward Aizawa with an idea.

"I'll write five hundred words in the essay if you keep this a secret from Sensei Vlad King, Tokoyami's classmates, but most importantly, my classmates. Is that acceptable?" Kendou asked with a smirk. Aizawa didn't even hesitate as he returned her smirk with his own.

"Deal, now get going."

Kendou bowed in appreciation, and gently tugged on Tokoyami's hand so he could get the message to follow her. He did, and as they walked away, Aizawa could hear their conversation and couldn't help but smile. 

The conversation sounded like this, "I'm sorry I couldn't save you Tokoyami."

"Who says you didn't." 

"But-"

"You were like a Valkyrie, coming down from the heavens to give to hope to those she loved."

"Wow, how long were you saving that one?"

"Honestly, I just came up with it now."

"Well I have to say, that's quite an lovely saying."

"I aim to please, my lovely Valkyrie."

 

 

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9 Years Ago

Kendo Itsuka was not in a good mood. Sure, Summer rolled in which meant no more school to worry about, and to celebrate, Kendo went out for ice cream with her parents and her closest friend Yui Kodai, but as much as she appreciated their company, her sense of pride could not ignore the bane of her existance, and what she considers an unconquerable foe: a vending machine. But not just any vending machine, for this specific vending machine held Kendo's favorite soda: Ramune. At six years old, Kendo was already showing signs of her signature tomboyishness with her choice of snacks. While most girls her age (including Yui) would rather have tea or (heaven forbid) vegetables, Kendo was all about that sweet sugar rush from any sweets she could get her hands on. Sure she could get the ice cream her parents wanted her to get, but who needs brain freeze when you could have a drink that feels like it's dancing on your tongue as it goes down your throat?

Problem was, when Kendo dragged Yui to the vending machine, put in the money she got from her parents, and pressed the button to receive her most valued treasure... nothing happened. Kendo blinked once, pressed the button again. Nothing. She pressed it again. Nothing again. She pressed again, and again, and again, and would've done it again, if Yui didn't intervene by placing her hand over the button so Kendo wouldn't be able to press it again. Kendo glared over at Yui, sending a strong message of not cool, Yui and crossed her arms. Yui, of course replied by simply sticking her tongue out as if one upping Kendo on the scale of childishness. Yui, then realizing that she should be the responsible one of the pair since Kendo's parents were still getting their ice cream, took a deep breath and was about to lay down the law (again) but what she saw behind Kendo shocked her into silence. Kendo, thinking that Yui was looking at her (and not realizing that Yui was actually looking behind her) didn't even get to ask what was on her face this time when she heard a low cough from behind her.

"The uh, um... vending machine is out of order. You're uh, probably going to have to go somewhere else to find whatever delicacy you're seeking to dispel your thirst."

Kendo turned around as fast as she could, hands ready for action as she expected a mustache-wielding villain (because who else than a villain would use such fancy words such as 'delicacy,' and 'dispel,' and 'thirst' though to be fair, Kendo knew what the last one meant). Instead what she saw was well, a bird with the body of a boy standing next to the "adult drinks only machine" as Kendo's father described it before he handed her the money. Actually, she realized, to put in a better way he was a boy with the head of a bird. But then she blinked again as she saw an actual black bird attached to his torso, reaching for the adult drinks machine and apparently getting something from it. She pointed at the bird and simply said the first thing she could think of.

"There's a BIRD! Attached to your BIRD! I mean, body. I mean, hi! I'm Bird! I mean I'm Kendo!" It didn't take even a whole second after what she said that Kendo realized that maybe, just maybe, that was the dumbest thing she'll ever say in her life. It didn't help that she heard a small snort from behind her. No doubt Yui thinking that was the dumbest thing I've ever heard and for once, Kendo couldn't agree more.


Two Minutes Earlier

Tokoyami Fumikage was not in a good mood. School ended, meaning he wouldn't see most of his friends ever again since most of them were moving away to some far away place that he couldn't remember becasue they were so many places they were going to. One was going to Jamaica, a couple were heading to China, but most were moving to North America, the place with fifty countries... or was it states? Tokoyami couldn't remember which but all he cared about was his friends and they were all moving away. Honestly if it weren't for his permanent companion, Tokoyami probably wouldn't have gotten any friends. Granted, his bird head definitely got him attention, but it felt more like "look at this bird with a boy's body, let's give him some bird food and hope he flies into a window for inexplicable reasons" and not so much "look at this comrade of ours, let's talk to him and maybe he'll be our friend so he won't be so quiet." But what was basically Tokoyami's biggest burden became his biggest asset as his shadowy companion (who he named Sakura) was easier to approach and it wasn't long before Sakura was able to help Tokoyami get his feelings across to the other children.

Right now, Tokoyami's mom was being a super hero, and his dad was at the grocery store across the street, which left Tokoyami with both the task and funds of getting his mother's favorite adult beverage: coffee. Thankfully, there was a coffee machine across from the grocery store, so it wasn't that far from his father. But as Tokoyami went up to the machine, he came to the tried and true conclusion that his shortness was a curse and no amount of milk could help him in get to the height needed to reach the buttons for the machine. However, Tokoyami had a his trump card, and that trump card's name was Sakura. As if on cue, Sakura popped out of his chest, but not with a hearty "Huzzah!" like it usually comes out with (to his friend's enjoyment) but with a growl.

"Seriously, I don't think Sakura's a good name for me. It's not very heroic, for a heroic power like me! Also, I'm not your trump card."

Tokoyami rolled his eyes, "We are not having this discussion here, now let's finish what we're here for before we attract attention."

Sakura grunted and crossed it's arms, but after a few seconds relented and floated it's way up to the buttons but not before calling Tokoyami a socially awkward caterpillar. Which Tokoyami had to admit was kind of true. As he waited for Sakura, he heard a couple of feet run up to the soda (his most hated drink) machine next to him. He tried to keep to himself, but as he glanced over, he noticed three things about the two girls. One, they were his age, but both were taller than him by half a foot. Two, the girl with the bright red hair was quite impatient for the soda Tokoyami could not stomach. Thirdly, and most importantly, they were unaware of the Out of Order sign on the side of the machine. It didn't take long for the girls to find out the hard way with the redhead apparently attempting to murder the soda button with her finger. Feeling bad for the pair, and not wanting to make them feel like fools, Tokoyami tried his best to talk to them. What he got was a response he never expected to hear out of a girl like this redhead.


Current Time

The awkward pause would've lasted a lot longer if it weren't for the "bird" coming down to the children's level with a big cup of some kind of hot chocolate.

"Wow, what a description for me, eh Tokoyami? I honestly would've preferred the name Bird over Sakura any day."

The boy, who's name Tokoyami actually kind of suited his appearance (Kendo thought), turned over to the bird shadow, "I told you we're going to discuss this later."

He then turned to the girls, "Look, I'm sorry about Sakura, it's quite hard to keep him in line." 

Yui made a soft hmm noise and asked in her infinite wisdom (as far Kendo could tell), "Isn't Sakura a flower?" 

Sakura glared at Tokoyami and gestured to Yui as if saying see what I mean? 

"You know, you like to lay in those flowers."

"Yeah, but if I knew you were going to call me that, I might as well have burned those flowers!" 

"Well, since we've got all the attention on us, let's get this over with! What would you like to be named, my everlasting shadow?"

"Dark Shadow?"

Tokoyami and Sakura stopped their argument to look over at Kendo, who was quite surprised with the name she came up as well. They stared at her as if she grew a second head, looked back at each other, then looked at her as if she grew a third head, but when they looked at each other, it seemed they were both thinking the same thing. After a quick nod, Dark Shadow pointed at Kendo with it's thumb.

"I like her, ask her what her name is."

Tokoyami hesitated for just a second but he quickly recovered and turned to both Kendo and Yui with a bow. 

"My name is Tokoyami Fumikage, and this is my freshly named companion Dark Shadow. Who am I in the presence of?"

Kendo, for some reason, got the impression that despite the theatrics, Tokoyami was out of his comfort zone so she decided to help him out. Plus, she also felt warm and fuzzy when he bowed to Kendo as if she just saved him from a lifetime of annoyance (which to be fair she was).

"My name is Kendo Itsuka, and this is my best friend, Yui Kodai."

Kendo then smelled something she never smelled before, and whatever it was, it was quite delicious. 

"What is that smell?" Kendo asked, starting to visibly salivate at whatever was in the cup.

Tokoyami, after seeing Yui slowly back away from the salivating Kendo, got the feeling that if he didn't answer quickly enough, she might just make a move to take the coffee away from him and just chug it without a care. Which, with how hot the coffee was in his hand, would probably burn her throat faster than sulfuric acid.

"It's coffee. Do you not know what coffee is?" He asked and after getting a shake from Kendo's head, he decided to help the girl (but as his mom would say if she was there: girl who's tragically clueless to the world's greatest beverage) understand what coffee is. At least he would have if he didn't hear his father come up from behind him.

"Hey Toko," his parents were the only ones Tokoyami allowed to call him that, "good news! I found some of your mom's favorite brand of coffee... who are these two?" 

Tokoyami, who would normally be annoyed at his parents for interrupting his "educational" (basically him using big, fancy words to explain what should be an easy explanation to whatever he needed to explain to someone) speech on the fundamentals of coffee, actually considered this interruption as a unintentional blessing. Tokoyami looked at his dad, then back to a drooling Kendo and he couldn't help but grin.

"You know what, forget an explanation, just try it for yourself!" Tokoyami said and when Kendo's face lit up, his heart seemed to speed up for some reason (the first of many times his heart would do that around Kendo). Kendo didn't even get to say "thanks" before she grabbed the coffee cup, and chugged all the coffee down without hesitation.

Kendo, to put simply, felt like she just drank lava. Amazingly delicious lava to be exact and as she finally finished the coffee, she suddenly felt what she would later describe as the most hottest sugar rush she ever got.

"This. Is. Amazing!" Kendo stated loudly to the surprise of both Tokoyami and Yui. Tokoyami's dad was more amused, thinking Honey would love to meet this girl, provided she doesn't scare the kid away. He then noticed Kendo's parents a little farther away, and recognized her dad.

"Excuse me young lady, does your father, Mr. *Father Name* work at *School Name*?" Sure enough, Kendo's eyes lit up in recognition at her dad's workplace.

"Yeah he's my teacher next year." Kendo responded, and then noticed Tokoyami's eyes lit up in recognition.

"Hey, he's my teacher too!" Tokoyami responded with a smile which was soon reflected by Kendo's own smile.

While the three kids talked about school next year, Tokoyami's dad checked his watch. He then tapped his son's shoulder, and when Tokoyami looked at him, he gestured to their transportation home, a Harley motorcycle. Tokoyami, getting the picture, sighed and turned to Kendo and Yui with regret.

"Listen, I got to go..." Then seeing the disappointment in their eyes, he decided to leave with a happy note, "So you better be at my class next year or else I won't bring you more coffee!" 

Seeing Kendo's responding smile gave Tokoyami enough confidence to do a theatrical bow as he walked to their motorbike. But as he walked away he realized something.

So he turned around, and called to the girls, "Dark Shadow says thanks for the new name!"

Kendo and Yui couldn't help but smile at the bird boy's callout. However their brows knit in confusion when Tokoyami hopped on a vehicle of some kind with his dad right behind him. Then, the unknown vehicle drove off with a very loud revving of it's engine which caused both girls to plug their ears from the noise the vehicle made. After the vehicle left, Yui, with her face still contorted in confusion, turned to Kendo, who actually had an entirely different expression on her face.

"What was that?" Yui asked, but she got the feeling she wasn't going to like what Kendo's response was going to be based off Kendo's expression.

"I don't know. But I want one!"

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"We need to talk." 

Tokoyami, who was able to slip away from Kinoko Komori and a slightly jealous Shihai Kuroiro after promising Kinoko that he'll get "scandalous" photos of Hawks, was not prepared to hear those words from Neito Monoma of all people. Thankfully, or unfortunately depending on what Monoma planned to do to Tokoyami, they weren't with everyone else in the lobby. Instead, they were next to Tokoyami's room where Tokoyami was about to go in and find photos of any kind to appease Kinoko, and was unexpectedly halted by Monoma.

"... Why?"

As Tokoyami asked that question, he was unsettled by Monoma's lack of, well, yelling about how Class 1B will destroy Class 1A in some way or another. Instead Monoma was smiling but not in the condescending way, but in a bizarrely friendly way. What Monoma responded with however would chill Tokoyami to the very bone.

"When did you and Kendo become a couple?"

 Crap, thought Tokoyami, already starting to get a cold sweat at the realization that Kendo's plan to keep their relationship secret just went kaput thanks to the one guy both of them did not want to know about. To put it in Kendo's words: "Look, if it comes out to both of our classes that we're together, it's imperative that Monoma does not find out. If he finds out, I don't think even I can keep his actions in check." To be honest though, Tokoyami had no idea what made Kendo so unnerved the idea of revealing their relationship to both classes. Heck, Tokoyami was actually losing sleep at night, trying to find a way to persuade Kendo that they shouldn't keep their sealed up as if it was a can of worms... though to be fair, Monoma was a major obstacle in Tokoyami's plans.

"... Since in the Villian raid at the camp."

"Well good, I'm glad you both have someone to care for." 

Tokoyami, was starting to get the feeling that, maybe, just maybe, Monoma was actually sincere when he said that. There was no smirk, no condescending eyebrow raise, not even a snort or snicker. Monoma actually looked serious about what he just said and because of that, it unsettled Tokoyami way more than it should have.

"Thanks? But how did you find out?"

"I saw Kendo and you together after the Beauty Contest."

"Prove it."

At this point, Tokoyami's mind was going crazy with escape plans to keep Monoma from spilling the beans cause he knew that Monoma had proof, he was just trying to stall until he came up with a plan.

Think, think, think! Would he accept bribery? If I unleashed Dark Shadow, would that be enough to intimdi- NO! I'm a hero darn it, and no hero should use intimidation for situations like this! Tokoyami's thoughts were then interrupted by Monoma's response.

"Valkyrie."

"...Crap."

"Heh, don't worry, I found it a lovely line as well."

"Now you're just mocking me."

"Believe me, if I was mocking you. You would notice."

He's not wrong .

Quiet Dark Shadow!

Oh come on! We both know he's telling the truth, and honestly, you have to admit it's pretty refreshing to know that you can talk to someone about your relationship with Kendo to someone.

Maybe, but it's Monoma! Also, what about Aizawa-sensei? He knows, but you don't see me or Kendo talking to him about our relationship.

Because we all know he probably wouldn't give you good advice.

"Heh, true enough."

Tokoyami then opened his eyes and quietly cursed upon his realization that a) he was ignoring Monoma for the last minute while having an argument with Dark Shadow, and b) he said that last part out loud. Monoma, however, didn't seem to be bothered by whatever was going on in front of him.

"Are you done with whatever's going on in your head?"

"Yes?"

"Splendid! Now listen up, if you're wondering what I want, it's simple. I want you to go downstairs, and take the initiative. Even more simply, I want you to reveal to Class 1A that you're together."

"What!? Why, would I... wait, you mentioned revealing this to my class, but what about your's?"

"Because my class already knows about your "secret" relationship. Heck, they knew before I did."

"... How do you know this?"

"Well, before I saw you two after the Beauty Contest, I was looking for Kendo so I could apologize about me berating her for failing to take first place in the Beauty Contest. By the time I found her, you were getting mobbed by those fans of yours an-"

"They were NOT my fans."

"... good to know. Anyway, so then I saw her do that intimidating battle cry and that's when I knew that you were together, because as much as she cares for us, she has never gone that far for any of us and I doubt she would've. So when I came back to tell the others, all I said was your name, and they pretty much flipped out trying to cover up your little love life."

Tokoyami blinked, then realising that Monoma still had not explained what he wanted from Tokoyami. As if reading his mind, Monoma continued.

"If you're wondering what I want, well, this may sound crazy, but I need you two to reveal your relationship to both our classes. Believe it or not, I'm feeling quite guilty making Kendo and the rest of our class basically sacrifice not just their dignity but also their health to keep the secret from me. So, here's what I want you to do..."

To Be Continued...