Prelude: The Grand Announcement.   Posted by Organizer.Group: 0
Organizer
 GM, 2 posts
Thu 7 May 2020
at 21:23
Prelude: The Grand Announcement
It was a lazy spring day, the weather crisp and clear. The sound of birds filled the air, the scent of flowers drifted on the breeze. Yet, perhaps due to its contrast with the lazy atmosphere, tension seemed to fill the air. People had gathered from across the world to be here, at the floating island of Grand City, to stand witness within the Grand Arena itself. For today would be the announcement, to millions across the globe, of the official opening of this decade's World Tournament. Cameras were trained on this very event, broadcasting to TVs, city screens and computers across the world.

As if on cue, the lights dimmed, shrouding the arena in shadows. Moments later a single spotlight burst to life, shedding its light on the form of one man. Dressed to the nines and with a smile that could rival the sun, the man roaring laughter set the crowds alight with cheers and applause. For this man was the one, the only, Announcer Highroll, the only man who anyone could ever imagine would ever comment upon the dazzling fights and glorious showdowns that had taken place upon the greatest stage. Even as the cheers continued, Highroll raised brought his microphone to his lips, his voice ringing out above the roar of noise that overtook everything.

"WELCOME, ONE AND ALL, TO THE GRAND ARENA! NOW, I OF COURSE KNOW WHY YOU'RE ALL HERE! BUT I'M NOT SURE YOU'RE ALL READY FOR IT! SO LET HEAR IT! ARE YOU READY!?"

If it were even possible, the roar of the crowd grew louder, drowning out even the speakers with their volume. Minutes passed as the crowd went wild, signs displaying the names and faces of crowd favorites waving about, banners showing their support for various fighters being displayed across the stadium's massive monitors. Highroll seemed content to let the crowd have its moment, raising his hands to exalt them to even higher levels of volume. Soon enough the crowd petered out, anticipating once more as Highroll took his place at center stage once more.

"WELL, THAT WAS CERTAINLY A WARM WELCOME! SO IT IS WITH GREATEST PLEASURE THAT I ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF THE GRAND ARENA WORLD TOURNAMENT!"

Once more the crowd erupts, and once more Highroll makes no move to quiet them, letting it all wash over him. Still, the crowd quiets quickly, the ceremony surrounding the tournament long established over decades of performing it.

"REMEMBER FOLKS, OVER THE NEXT YEAR, SMALLER TOURNAMENTS WILL BE HELD ACROSS THE WORLD, INVITING THE BEST OF THE BEST TO PROVE THEY HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO REACH THE PINNACLE! OF THOSE MANY FIGHTERS, THE SIXTEEN BEST, THE TRUE WARRIORS OF OUR ERA, WILL FIGHT HERE, ON THIS VERY STAGE, TO DETERMINE WHO IS THE TRUE CHAMPION OF THIS DECADE! ONLY THEN WILL THEY GET THE CHANCE, NAY, THE PRIVILEGE, OF FACING THE ONE... THE ONLY...

GRAND! QUEEN! ROYAL!"


Pyrotechnics light up the stage as a woman, beautifully elegant and dressed in an ostentatious outfit more fit for a throne room than an arena, steps into view. There's a momentary pause, and then the dress is torn away to reveal Queen Royal in her combat suit, the skintight outfit covering nearly every inch of skin up to her neck and leaving very little to the imagination in the process. The crowd erupts once more, drowning out Highroll even as he attempts to talk up the defending Grand Arena Champion for the last two decades. Soon he gives up even trying, the crowd far more interested in the woman who even now displays her fighting prowess, throwing punches that seem to generate shock-waves and kicks that seem to slice the air. This, this was the woman who had won her first tournament, and who had beaten last decade's champion with the such ease it was a mercy when he'd finally hit the mat.

It's full minutes later before Highroll can speak again, his voice finally rising above the excitement of the crowd.

"OUR TOURNAMENT QUALIFIERS ARE TO BE HELD ACROSS THE WORLD! FIGHTERS! WARRIORS! LEGENDS! COME ONE AND ALL, AND PROVE YOU'RE WORTHY OF THE GRAND ARENA!"
Bunny Sekushi
 player, 14 posts
Fri 8 May 2020
at 21:37
Prelude: The Grand Announcement
The man jumped back in time, but didn't quite make it back onto the curb, both feet landing in the massive puddle at the concrete base. He shook his fist at the pink little scooter that had forced him into his soggy predicament as it sped by.

"Watch where--"

The blonde on the scooter turned toward the man, a mass of blonde curls flowing from underneath her pink helmet as she giggled sheepishly, her cheeks momentarily turning a color that almost matched her helmet.

"Oh! Sorry!"

Yumi's heart pounded as she pushed the scooter to its limits. The announcement would be starting soon and she was going to be late! She couldn't miss her opportunity to see Grand Queen Royal and the Grand Arena!

Wheeling the scooter into the parking spot, Yumi hopped off, quickly removing her helmet and running toward her destination. She bounded up the steps to where her trainer was waiting for her, so they could watch the announcement. Not only that, but he also said he had something he wanted to give her.

Yumi thought about the years of training as she moved up the steps. She knew she was ready to enter The Grand Arena World Tournament!

The entire time she was growing up, Yumi watched her father - the great Kenzo Asato - train endlessly for his films, where he would often portray great fighters and other action movie characters. For as long as she could remember, she had wanted to be one of these stars, but not just as a character in a movie - a great fighter whose name was known throughout the world!
Old Toriyama
 NPC, 1 post
Fri 8 May 2020
at 21:47
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The man was seated lazily next to the door, eyeing the too large television placed on one wall. The announcement had begun minutes ago, and he was fairly certain his student would be besides herself with both excitement and agony at having missed the starting minutes. The announcement itself had moved on to showcase some of the up and comers of the decade, along with past challengers who would be returning to face each other in their bid for the top spot, and the right to be called a Grand Fighter.

Old Toriyama was an older man, long since passed his own prime fighting years. His graying hair was long and unkempt, and many mistook him for a vagabond or homeless man. Both couldn't be farther from the truth. Despite his age, Toriyama was still an excellent fighter, and an even better teacher. He's served as the private instructor of both generations of Asatos though he could fully admit he had more than money on his mind for training the most recent of his pupils.

Hearing her charging up the stairs, Toriyama let himself slide just a little lower against the wall, grinning lecherously as Yumi came bull rushed through the door and gave him a nice long look at her panty clad rear. Ah, what a wonderful sight first thing in the morning.
Bunny Sekushi
 player, 16 posts
Fri 8 May 2020
at 22:07
Prelude: The Grand Announcement

Yumi rushed in, stopping in her tracks when she saw what was on TV.

"Oh! Old Toriyama! Am I late?!"

Garbed in the blue blouse and a black skirt, Yumi's chest seemed to stretch the blouse to its limits, yet the material adhered tightly to her form, leaving very little of her 40 DD bust to the imagination. But for Old Toriyama, the current main attraction was the perfect view he had of Yumi's white panties underneath her skirt as she stood in awe of what she saw on TV, the white material holding her round buttocks tightly.

Yumi turned to Old Toriyama as he sat lazily, a frown forming on her face.

"Did I miss Grand Queen Royal?"

She turned back to see one of the returning fighters being featured, then moved to take a seat of her own.

This message was last edited by the player at 22:08, Fri 08 May 2020.

Old Toriyama
 NPC, 2 posts
Fri 8 May 2020
at 22:26
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"Yeah, you missed her. I'm sure she'll come back around again, and plenty more opportunities to see her over the next year or so. Not like you'll be doing much more than training anyhow."

A lie, but not one Yumi needed to know quite yet. First was one final test, but he'd give her the benefit of seeing at least a few of the Fighters participating in the tournament. Goodness knows she was a fan girl for the whole affair. If he was decades younger, maybe she'd be looking at him with that kind of admiration. Not that romance was ever on her mind, too chock full of action and combat. A right shame, she was gonna break a lot of hearts over the years. Least she was nice and easy on the eyes.

Toriyama let Yumi watch, eyeing the way her breast seemed to bounce within the confines of her clothes as she moved about, even as he mostly ignored the announcements. It was nothing he hadn't seen before, Fighters squaring up, working the crowd and promising victory. He'd never taken part himself, such fame wasn't really his thing, but he could understand the appeal. The stage like no other. The excitement of fans cheering you on as fists collided.

After a good ten minutes though, Toriyama decided it was time to shelve the affiar and get to the good stuff. He leveraged himself onto his feet, stretching with the satisfying crack his bones resettling. Yumi hadn't come here to waste time staring at a TV, not when she almost certainly had a bigger one back at her family's house. She came here for one thing and one thing only, and it's time to make sure she was warmed up.

"Alright, time to get this going. I've told you before I've got a present for you, but you're gonna have to earn it the only way you should have to. A good old fashioned spar!"

Toriyama moved into the center of the large studio apartment, the space long since cleared of any furniture, mats spread across the ground to provide padding for falls. This wouldn't be the first time the two had sparred, but it would be the first time he'd be pushing her so far. Her final test before she got the chance stand in the spotlight.

"You come at me with everything you got, you hear me? I gotta be sure you can handle the present I'm giving you!"
Bunny Sekushi
 player, 21 posts
Sat 9 May 2020
at 00:28
Prelude: The Grand Announcement

Yumi watched as several Fighters she was familiar with rolled through the screen. Then, she saw the Japan Women's All-Pro Wrestling champion appear. Garbed in a black and gold leotard, gold kneepads, and black wrestling boots, the champion was a statuesque and muscular amazon known for her vise-like grapples and powerful throws. Yumi turned to Old Toriyama, her blue eyes wide as she spoke to the TV as much as her trainer.

"Can you believe it?! Crusher Kusumi is going to be in the Grand Arena World Tournament!"

After a few more minutes, Yumi was sucked out of her fangirl daydreams, watching highlights and showcases of the various Fighters.

"Alright, time to get this going. I've told you before I've got a present for you, but you're gonna have to earn it the only way you should have to. A good old fashioned spar!"

Yumi nodded, standing up. As she approached the center of the room, Old Toriyama could see that part of the back of her skirt was stuck in an upward position, revealing about half of the back of Yumi's panties. Oblivious, she took her stance.

"I could beat any of those Fighters we saw just now - probably even Crusher Kusumi if I ever had the chance!"

Standing defiant, Yumi started to feel some of the fire that Old Toriyama wanted to see. The burning desire to compete and win. She was going to show him that all the time he took training her was worth it.

And she was going to get that present.

"Get ready!"
Organizer
 GM, 26 posts
Sat 9 May 2020
at 00:40
Prelude: The Grand Announcement
Toriyama normally might have made a comment as to the state of Yumi's clothes, but he was nothing if not focused when he needed to be. Besides, he certainly wasn't going to lose himself the chance to get a nice eyeful.

It was that fire in Yumi's eyes that truly had his attention though. Her teacher laughed as he settled into his own stance, clearly prepared to wait for Yumi to make the first move.

"Come at me then, girl, and prove yourself!"
Bunny Sekushi
 player, 28 posts
Sat 9 May 2020
at 03:23
Prelude: The Grand Announcement

Yumi knew Old Toriyama would be ready, but that didn’t stop her from moving as quickly as she could. One way or the other, she would prove she had what it takes.

Drawing closer, Yumi aimed a round kick at his chest with her left leg, then squatted low until her white panty-clad derričre nearly touched the floor, then leaped up and forward, kicking forward with both of her thick legs - a move better known as the Bunny Hop!

Aieyahh!”

This message was last edited by the player at 03:38, Sat 09 May 2020.

Old Toriyama
 NPC, 3 posts
Sat 9 May 2020
at 03:46
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Toriyama caught the first kick on his shoulder, managing to halt the momentum before getting a very nice panty shot and getting launched across the room by the flying drop kick that was his student's Bunny Hop. He grunted as both feet impacted right into his chest and sent him hurtling through the air.

He managed to recover, landing on his feet with a grin even as he reset into his stance.

"Good, you're remembering to set up for the big hit. Come at me again! Show me of that fire!"
Bunny Sekushi
 player, 34 posts
Sat 9 May 2020
at 05:43
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Yumi smiled, enjoying her success for a moment, having sent her trainer flying across the room. It felt great, but she didn’t have time to celebrate just yet. She moved closer to him again...

“I’m just getting warmed up!”

Attempting to keep her momentum, Yumi jumped again, this time directing a flurry of feet at her trainer. It was a move he had taught her well - the Bunny Assault.

This message was last edited by the player at 06:01, Sat 09 May 2020.

Old Toriyama
 NPC, 4 posts
Sat 9 May 2020
at 16:48
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Toriyama is more than ready this time, and even as his pupil charges him with a flurry of kicks, he blocks each in quick succession. As Yumi lands on her feet once more, he takes advantage of the brief respite and launches a jab, connecting with a solid hit and sending her stumbling back.

"Getting a little cocky there! Focus! Don't let you one success go to your head!"
Bunny Sekushi
 player, 37 posts
Sat 9 May 2020
at 17:30
Prelude: The Grand Announcement

The jab seemed like just enough to let Yumi know there was contact, as she turned her face just in time for Old Toriyama to connect with the upper part of the side of her head. Her thick blonde curls afforded little protection.

Yumi scoffed, her face twisting into a rather cute pout for a brief moment. But she knew Old Toriyama was right, of course. She would have to work on her impulsiveness.

The buxom blonde took a deep breath, her large chest raising and falling, then took up her combat stance once again.

"I'll be ready this time!"
Old Toriyama
 NPC, 5 posts
Sat 9 May 2020
at 17:49
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"You'd better be. Come up me, and don't think I haven't noticed what you're doing! You'd best make damn sure you land this next one, or I'm gonna have to punish you for the misstep!"

Toriyama settled into his own stance, readying himself for the coming attack. Normally he could see the opening, take it and get some attacks in of his own, but that wasn't the point of today's spar. No, today was to test her determination and her readiness. How much she was willing to fight for her dream of standing on the greatest stage in the world.
Bunny Sekushi
 player, 42 posts
Sat 9 May 2020
at 18:28
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“I won’t let you down, Toriyama-San!”

With that, Yumi knew she had to land the next attack - to show her teacher how far she had come in her training, to prove to both him and herself that she was finally ready to stand among the best Fighters in the world!

She closed the distance between the two of them and then performed a quick hop, turning the opposite direction just before landing. The moment her sneakers touched the floor, Yumi pushed off with all the strength in her legs.

The back of her skirt was flipped upward around her waist once Yumi launched herself backside-first at her trainer - her legs kicking outward in front of her, arms outstretched - and whether he wanted to see it or not, the shapely white panty-clad bottom came directly at him. It was a move that would come to be known as Bunny Buns!
Old Toriyama
 NPC, 6 posts
Sat 9 May 2020
at 18:45
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Toriyama saw the attack coming, knew what it was even. He might, MIGHT, have been the one to teach Yumi to do that. It had been meant as a joke, but as her physical abilities had gotten better and better, it had proven, on multiple occasions, to actually be a surprisingly quick and difficult to dodge move. Particularly with the almost fanatical levels of practice she'd put in to perfecting the speed and precision of it.

As it was, Toriyama found his own perversion taking over as he deliberately moved to take that beautiful rear attack straight to his own face. For a brief moment he exalted in the feel of Yumi's backside, and then he was sent stumbling back from the force, dropping his stance as he rubbed at his own jaw. He'd gotten hit good. A decent price to pay for the reward.

"Atta girl. That was a solid hit." Nevermind he put himself in the best possible position. "I think you're ready. Or as ready as you can be without true fighting experience. There's a package for you in that drawer over there. I think you'll like it."

At the very least HE would love to see her in it. All that work for good eye candy couldn't go to waste.

This message was last edited by the player at 18:46, Sat 09 May 2020.

Bunny Sekushi
 player, 44 posts
Sat 9 May 2020
at 19:08
Prelude: The Grand Announcement

On the inside, Yumi was beaming with pride. She couldn’t believe she’d managed such a direct hit on her trainer! All the time she’d spent practing the move had really paid off!

But her earlier lesson in impulsiveness kept her from letting it show very much.

When Old Toriyama directed her to the drawer, Yumi found an enthusiasm that she wasn’t able to contain this time.

“Oh! That’s right! A present!”

Yumi approached the drawer, pulling out the long, large box. It was even wrapped in ribbon with a bow. As she started tearing into it, the blonde beauty could barely contain her excitement.
Organizer
 GM, 44 posts
Sat 9 May 2020
at 19:26
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Within the box was, of course, a proper Fighter's costume. This one was based almost entirely upon the classic "bunny girl" outfits of cabarets and other questionable establishments. Despite this, the modifications to it were clearly placed to help in a fight, while the cowl could be pulled over the face to disguise the wearer. Perfect for someone who didn't want their identity to be found out. Toriyama must have spent been planning this for a good amount of time to have it ready on what just happened to be the day of the announcement of the World Tournament.
Bunny Sekushi
 player, 45 posts
Sat 9 May 2020
at 19:59
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Yumi's blue eyes went wide when she saw what was inside. Counting the attached cowl, the pink and white costume consisted of three parts: the long-sleeve leotard itself, pink gloves worn with it, and the matching pink and white boots.

She pulled the main portion out of the box quickly, holding it up in the air by the shoulders, admiring it as a huge smile began to form on her features.

"Oh! Oh! Toriyama-San! It's my new FIGHTING COSTUME!!"

She jumped in the air several times as he held it up excitedly.

"I can't thank you enough! I'm going to be a REAL Fighter now!"

But even another view of Yumi's white panties as she bounced with delight might not compare to what was coming up.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:00, Sat 09 May 2020.

Old Toriyama
 NPC, 7 posts
Sat 9 May 2020
at 20:31
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Toriyama had sat down in the time it took her to tear open her gift, and he'd even tilted his head as Yumi bounced in place, giving him a nice view as she did so. Still, his smile hadn't really left his face. Far too much to be looking forward to, why settle for a panty shot when he'd get to see her in a bunny girl outfit? Slightly modified, of course, without so much of her bust on display despite the cut out on the chest, but still a damn good piece of eye candy if there ever was one.

"I don't see what's got you so excited, you haven't even tried it on yet. Go on, gotta make sure it fits, otherwise what's the point?"
Bunny Sekushi
 player, 47 posts
Sat 9 May 2020
at 22:00
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Yumi nodded, still unable to wipe the huge smile from her own face. How could she? It was the best day ever - she was going to be a true Fighter now!

"Okay!" She giggled sheepishly, taking the costume and boots behind the dressing curtain.

Yumi's silhouette could be seen behind the curtain, quickly peeling away her normal clothing. Within seconds, her blouse, followed by her skirt, then her bra, socks, and white panties were all slung over the edge of the curtain.

She held up the costume one more time, giving it a long look, before lowering it and stepping in. As she pulled the pink and white leotard upward, the thong back found itself nestled snugly between her butt cheeks, creating a visible parting between them. She reached back to feel the white round bunny tail on the back of the leotard and smiled again.

Yumi got her arms into the costume and pulled it the rest of the way up. It took a little adjustment to get her large bosom situated just right, but she looked down to see the bunny-shaped cutout lined up perfectly and showed off her generous cleavage. The boots didn't take much work, so once she had them buckled, Yumi pulled the cowl over her head, securing it into place, which brought the pink and white ears into their proper upright position. She pulled her blonde curls through the opening in the back of the cowl so that they cascaded around her upper back and shoulders.

Giving everything one last check, Yumi finally stepped out from behind the privacy curtain, and once in view, she spread her feet nearly shoulder-width apart and placed her hands on her hips, striking a confident, heroic pose.

This message was last edited by the player at 22:05, Sat 09 May 2020.

Old Toriyama
 NPC, 8 posts
Sat 9 May 2020
at 22:27
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Toriyama smiled as she emerged, taking a nice long look at the girl so full of confidence and joy at such a simple thing. But he could understand it, particularly with how much her parents didn't want her involved in fighting. Wanted the perfect daughter, the demure little princess. But Toriyama could admit that after all those years ago, after seeing the fire that Yumi had... there was nothing else for it. He hadn't had the choice but to teach her, nurture her into the true warrior she was. And now, in place of her father, he was watching with pride as she prepared to take those first steps onto the world stage.

Her teacher stood once more, taking his place in front of her and examining her critically one last time. She was ready. Or as ready as she could be without facing someone down in a real fight.

"I've got one last gift for you. I pulled some strings, got you a spot in the regional qualifiers. Its not guarantee, but it'll give you the chance to prove yourself. Then the smile was gone, replaced by the serious look of the true Fighter Toriyama was, deep inside. "You'll face many on the journey to greatness. Face people who want to reach that pinnacle just as much as you. Meet people who will push harder than anyone else you've faced, from all over the world. You trade blows with Fighters who've fought their entire lives, and no nothing else. You'll hit rock bottom, maybe even think of giving up against a superior opponent. And you'll face moment where you think there's no way to win, no matter what you do. But you've got to hold onto that fire inside, and push forward regardless.

"Can you do that? Can you push beyond your own limits, time and time again, to achieve victory?"

Bunny Sekushi
 player, 49 posts
Sat 9 May 2020
at 23:13
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As Old Toriyama examined her, Yumi held her pose, hands on her hips. There was already something about wearing the costume he'd given her that made Yumi feel POWERFUL.

All the years of training had finally led to this moment. From the time she was a little girl, Yumi had dreamed of this day. Her self-reflection was broken by her teacher's words.

"The regional qualifiers?!" Her eyes went wide. "But how---" She stopped when his face became serious. His words inspired her, rekindled the fire Yumi had felt moments earlier during the sparring session.

"I know I can do it, Toriyama-San!" Yumi clenched her fist. "I'll trade blows with other Fighters. I'll face defeat. Sometimes I will get knocked down, but I'll get up every time until victory is in my hands."

Now it was Yumi who took a more serious demeanor, which almost didn't go with her attire.

"And I'll keep going until I'm the most powerful Fighter in the world!"
Old Toriyama
 NPC, 8 posts
Sun 10 May 2020
at 00:03
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There was a long moment where Toriyama held Yumi's gaze, as if silently judging the worth of her words. Then a sharp nod, and the grin returned.

"Then you'd best get that fine ass in gear. We've got a week to make sure you've got everything you need to for the qualifiers, the world tournaments beyond. Hope your passport is up to date, kid, cause I fully expect you to win this whole thing! Not to mention you'll need a proper name! Can't go by Yumi out there, your father will have both our heads if he hears about this. Come on, girl, whatcha got for me? Knowing you, you've given this way more thought than it deserves."

This message was last updated by the player at 00:03, Sun 10 May 2020.

Bunny Sekushi
 player, 52 posts
Sun 10 May 2020
at 00:46
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Yumi's blue eyes stared up at her teacher until he finally cracked a grin.

She nodded as we went into detail, then the topic of a name came up. Toriyama-San was right - she would need a name to go with her disguise. He was also right about the demeanor of her father should he ever find out.

Catching her reflection in the window, Yumi looked over her new Fighter attire and her face curled into a smile. She had gone over several names in her head throughout the years. Lightning Yumi, Dark Asato, and numerous others she imagined herself being when he mind had gone to distant places. But now, she knew the right choice was to honor her teacher and the amazing gift he had given her. Not only did the pink and white suit make her feel powerful, but it was also super kawaii! At last, she knew the answer.

"From now on, Toriyama-San, you and the rest of the world can call me...

 BUNNY SEKUSHI!"