Songs of the Daughters

"Truly I say..the dawns are heartbreaking...Every moon is atrocious and every sun bitter."- Arthur Rimbaud.

Each Amenthien dawn the songs of the daughters are heard. Kheresket sat in her usual spot as every day, she enjoyed the court yard their minions had built it was like no other place in the Pantheon. It had trees and flowers which were a rare in Amenthes but it brought a certain beauty to the largeness of the new House they constructed. By now Kheresket's pregnancy was visible to all, and thousands praised each day of the upcoming birth.

The songs were what interested Kheresket, the single voice calling out her many names. These people knew how to worship, she preferred it to sitting in House Madira guarded by it's high walls. Anomolus hated it. But once all the offerings and praising started he quickly got used to it. Kheresket laughed briefly to herself as she thought of it. Mainly it was Nephthys that did this shit all day. Now it was just her, and to her it was the way it should have been. She would allow Amenthes to stay balanced in the former's memory and that was all.

Anomolus was not here this morning for the songs, maybe it was the daughters part that made him lose interest. "Then we will have sons as well and my husband will be happy." she spoke with a smile, to no one.  "But what does this mean for me?" Anket said softly as she approached her mother. Only a few weeks had past since her mothers return and she tried everything possible to avoid her.

"Fear nothing Princesa, not even your Mother." she said in return. The tiny entity in her belly danced in agreement causing a wave of nausea to hit Kheresket. She had come to the conclusion that she did not enjoy this pregnancy but the end result was worth it...she'd hoped. There was never a such thing as this type of hybrid in these realms. Anket and Amenei not included they were always different to Kheresket experiments gone made her angry that Anket never explores her full power. The thought made her eyes glaze over and change color, but nothing like a swift kick from her unborn to bring her back to reality. "Did you just tell me no?"

"What?" Anket jumped back in surprised, that look didn't sit well with her. " there a reason that you have come to me this morning, you're tactics at avoidance are rather weak Princesa. I suppose you have forgotten who your mother is..." Kheresket finally turned her head and looked directly at Anket. It took everything in her not to turn and run but it wouldn't do anything. She heard a female laugh in her head it sounded like...."If you've just come to stand there and say nothing then you have served your purpose for the day now leave Anket. I have nothing to say to YOU." She turned her head back to stare at nothing as she was before. Anket was angry but Kheresket didn't care..what was she going to do? Fight her? What was she expecting open arms...Anket failed at her duties in her mothers absence instead she chose to run and hide. The kicks and nausea were starting to increase and she didn't know what this child was trying to say to her.

Kheresket knew that being so harsh to Anket was slightly wrong, but she was right...she did fail. "I have not forgotten mother I just don't know what to say to you. I have never known what to say. Why didn't you make Amenei the heir? Everyone loved and adored her! She got all the attention but I got sent off! Why did you create me if you don't love me?!? Was it just to make my father happy, was it just to keep him around? Tears filled Anket's eyes, and Kheresket rose from her seat the servants that were walking about stopped in their tracks and one look at Kheresket made them scatter like insects. She didn't move just turned in her daughters direction, the unborn inside of her became anxious the movement was unpleasant. With a look she sent Anket flying into the closest wall the cracks crawling up to the ceiling and into the arch that created a canopy above them.

The force from Kheresket encircled Anket's neck and held her against the wall a few feet above the floor. She walked slowly towards her staring into the soul of the child she made, but she was no longer a child. She had grown up. But still..."You ungrateful little bitch, NEVER speak to me that way, anyone who has the audacity to speak to me, the Goddess of these realms deserves their fate! I gave you LIFE! I did it for the good of these realms! I did it because I love BOTH of your fathers, I did it because I love YOU, because I love Amenei! That is not enough for you!?" The tears fell from her eyes, she was hurt. Her own child. Anket tried to shift but Kheresket wouldn't allow it. "You think you are stronger than me? I am a Goddess!!" Anket still tried to fight her grip. "I don't want to fight you, she cried. If you are so much of a Goddess then why didn't you return Amenei? You can't use Azrael's resurrection as the loss of your power forever."

In that Anket was wrong, what had happened to her daughter? Kheresket thought. It was one or the other, and the world must have death therefore the choice was obvious then. Azrael had to be brought back. But why did she say that?

"You have much to learn about life and death child. You have a long way to go before you are fit to run these realms. So should I end your life now and let you swim in the primordial waters maybe then you will learn your place..."

"Kheresket!" Sandalio rushed in towards Anket, which caught the Goddess in surprise she dropped the small field of energy that surrounded Anket causing her to fall to the floor. The Princess gasped for air, she coughed up blood holding her neck. Sandalio looked from one to the other, Khere didn't move only stared down at Anket in disgust. He didn't want to touch her she might lash out and kill him if this is what pregnancy does to her sheesh he hopes this is the last one. Khere's eyes met his with tears, it startled him. "If you would have heard what your precious daughter said to me then you would have let me kill her." Sandalio moved closer to Kheresket now HE was pissed. "You would take her from me Kheresket?" he said. "That's right my lover make me the villain, after all I am the devil. She will do and say as she pleases with no consequences. She will make false claims against her mother. But it does not matter. Anket you will remain your Father's daughter but you are no longer mine. I no longer see you. It pains me. There does that prove to you that I'm not as selfish as you think Anket?" Kheresket did not look at Anket after that, was all this because of someone not even born?

There was a sudden crack of thunder which none of them liked the sound of. "Does anything not happen around here?" Sandalio said...he was heartbroken himself. It just didn't matter how much he reassured Anket these days she still thought other shit and now she was trying to force Khere to kill her. There has got to be something in the water around here. If there was a way to bring Amenei back...he wondered. Would it fix certain issues in these realms. Never knew us to have much weather either...the more time he spent here the more stranger it got. He watched Kheresket who seemed to have gotten weak..."I'll be glad when this is over."

Anket looked up into the sky and down into the waters behind them, something was not right. She watched Kheresket double over in pain, she wanted to...she didn't know. She didn't mean to say those things. The air changed and she knew Anomolus was near by there was no way she was in the mood for his shit. As Sandalio tended to Kheresket she shifted into her wolf form and ran off as quickly as possible. Sandalio saw her run into the deeper parts of the Pantheon, he spoke to her through his mind. There was definitely gonna be a talk about this shit later.

Kheresket leaned forward in pain screaming, this was worst than being trapped in that Gods awful room. Sandalio leaned back and stared. "So I take it your in labor and we get a thunder and lightning show to go with it?" Kheresket grabbed him by the collar of his shirt she looked horrible. "What the fuck do you think! You have to go Sandalio..." she didn't even know what the hell she meant by that last part. "And leave you here, bullshit Khere you look like you're about to split apart." "GO!" she spat, her voice sounded demonic, low, guttural. Maybe that was a good idea....that was a face he did not want to see. Just as he got up to leave Anomolus sped into the room and threw him out with such force it almost broke him in half, He shifted to protect himself from the impact. Those two got on his nerves sometimes but he loved them. Yeah....Anomolus too.

Everyone else seemed to come out of no where but the area was blocked, when anyone got close they were knocked back. Sandalio in his wolf form sat there watching. No one not even Dezire were allowed in, he figured it was because Kheresket had to change into whatever the hell she changes into in order to give birth, since she didn't know what exactly she was giving birth to. Dezire sat next to Sandalio and scratched him behind his ears, he lifted his head and nodded appearing to smile. "No one can see her true face but him. You didn't get to see the popcorn show before you broke it up. Anket said some messed up shit to Khere. Might be what triggered her labor, my guess is that hybrid she's giving birth too is pissed and is ready to slam some heads together." Dezire leaned back against the wall and folded her hands into her lap. She wasn't done. " Anket mentioned if Khere was so much of a Goddess why didn't she return Amenei. That Azrael's resurrection can't be used as the reason for her loosing all her powers." Sandalio cocked his head to the side and looked at Dezire. "That's what I'm saying...she continued, Anket was dead ass wrong for that shit...but...she had somewhat of a point. AND there's a way to bring Amenei back..." The wolf sat up, Dez knew what he was thinking. "You know...being a priestess of Nephthys had some perks...even more perks with Kheresket. Ever heard of Nu and Naunet?" he shook his head.

"Well...these two old Gods and I do mean OLD were considered the father and mother of the Gods...when you interrupted. Khere told Anket she could end her life and send her to the Primordial Waters...there Anket would learn about life and death. She would also find her sister. interrupted." Sandalio shifted back into his human form. "Woman you expect me to let her kill my daughter? are you fucking crazy?" Dezire looked at him up and down..."You damn right I'm fuckin' crazy, 1. It would have taught the brat a lesson. 2. She would have learned the truth...that Khere isn't exactly what everyone thinks she is. That yeah she's the Goddess of Chaos but she's still a mother that lost a child. She had to make a fuckin' choice here man...Azrael HAD to be brought back. Amenei just went for a swim. It was just made to believe she was dead. To appease whoever the fuck likes to go around killing and fuckin' with us all the time. And I know as well as YOU know who the hell that is! And Yahwehotep is a fine ass God, but you got some extra chocolateness going on you might want to put on some clothes or start thinking about your surroundings when you shift."

Dezire walked off...she was hot and bothered at the sight of all that. She needed to find  Yahweh, make some babies or some shit. Sandalio hollered after her. "Well what the fuck Dez...if Amenei is alive how come no one is going to where ever the hell this Nun and Naunet are?" Dezire was half way down the hall before she turned and said.

"Because dear friend, Sakhmet and her little boyfriend have to pay for their crimes against the realms before they let her go." He watched her disappear down the hall to Kheresket's screams. He picked up his clothes near by and put them on. Continuing to stand guard near Anomolus and Kheresket. He stared at the door in disbelief...he understood some things, there were reasons for all of Kheresket's actions. Whether good or bad....

The song of Minnaloushe has been sung.

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The Arrival and The Reunion

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.-Akhenaton

Amenthes was quiet today, as if in wait. Anomolus tired and haggard sat slumped against a wall staring blankly into the red sky. He was in the house alone, having either killed everyone in it or destroyed everything to it's foundation. The ones that did live took refuge in the Pantheon where his wife's body was kept. He couldn't stand to look at her any longer. The life completely gone from her face. He no longer heard her voice...nothing. Tears filled his eyes and he welcomed them gladly. It was a relief...

In the halls of the Madira Pantheon, Dezire having once again reunited with her love Yahwehotep discussed the future of Amenthes, and the House as a whole. They figured it was time to let chaos win once and for all, take Prince Khai and get as far away from Anomolus as possible. He caused enough damage to their lives. Leave him be. The only one that wouldn't give up was Azrael. He had sworn his allegiance to Anomolus and he planned to see it through. Anket on the other hand still worried she would suffer the fate of her sister and begged Sandalio to take her away...

"You all give up so easily..." Harendotes said as he entered the main hall. Azrael being the first to speak looked over to him. "Pardon me, who the hell are you.?" There was something rather strange about this man. Azrael didn't know what to make of it. He Anomolus, even sounded like him but it wasn't him. By then everyone was staring but the man just stood there with a smug look on his face. "Oh...he said glancing up at the ceiling he smiled. You will know sure enough."

Just as Azrael stepped forward, one of the hand maidens that attended to Kheresket ran down the large stair case on the side of the room. She looked scared, happy, and he didn't know what all at the same time. "Speak you idiot!" Azrael demanded, but the girl couldn't catch her breath long enough to speak. Dezire walked over to them and placed a hand on the girls shoulder attempting to calm her down and giving a disapproving look at Azrael. "I swear you get more like Anomolus by the minute....."

Just above them, Kheresket laid there the air slowly filling her lungs causing her to choke. Immediately she opened her eyes and shot straight up knocking over several bowls, and jewels about the room. She tried to stand but couldn't get her balance. She felt dizzy and weak, leaning over to vomit into a nearby basin. Still she tried to get out of the room, the incense was making her more ill than she already was. Upon finally making it to the door she somehow snagged the hem of her dress onto a table. "Do they have enough shit in here!" She could hear a commotion below her. She was tired of being locked in rooms. "Enough of this already!" With the flick of her wrist the door to her chamber flew open. She bumped and staggered down the hall and moved slowly down the long curved staircase. "All that destroying he should've took this place with him."

Dezire, Azrael, and Yahwehotep looked up to see Kheresket stumbling down the stairs. They were too much in shock to even move. Dezire fell to her knees and instantly began calling on the Great Goddess. Kherekset's eyes fell upon Harendotes, and nodded her head towards him and smiled. She didn't speak but he heard her say. "Nice look." He crossed his chest with his right arm and bowed and said silently back to her thank you Mistress, I take on the forms that pleases you most and since that seems to be your husband...." "It's alright" She said. Azrael looked back from one to the other, witness to the silent communication. "Would someone care to explain what is going on here?"

"No time for that...where is Anomolus? Kheresket said with a cry in her voice. She masked her thoughts so Anomolus wouldn't know she was awake and searched for him instead of waiting for an answer. Before Azrael could answer she held up her hand and walked towards what used to be House Madira.

There he sat, just as she knew to the place that she had first brought him to after his decent to the realms. She leaned her head to the side and stared at him for a few mins before she approached. She missed him deeply. His scent, his smile. The way he laughed....she saw sides of him no one had never known. She once again remembered those thousands of years ago when she searched for her One. From the moment she finally heard his summon to when she knelt down and handed him the silver collar. She reached up and touched her neck and smiled she could still feel where it used to be. They no longer needed something so material for her to love him forever. Her guard had dropped as she allowed her thoughts to seep in and Anomolus turned around. Finally after days, and months he was able to look upon her face to see her breathe once again. Kheresket moved forward and dropped to her knees, she lifted his hand and held it to her face and kissed it softly with her lips. "Mi Maestro" she spoke softly as tears streamed down her face.

Anomolus was in so much shock he didn't know how to respond anymore. He pulled her to him and held her in his arms. The warmth of her body, the sound of her heart made him cry with her. He kissed her neck, and every inch of her face kissing all of her tears, and kissed her lips softly. Bringing her into his arms once again for a longer embrace, he could hear the heartbeat of their unborn and it's life, it gave him even greater joy. "Never leave me again Mi Khere" he said finally. "Never my love." she promised back to him....

It is only her and the child that he doesn't matter how she came back. ~Lady Madira

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Harendotes, I bind thee...

Hear the words of prudence, give heed unto her counsels, and store them in thine heart; her maxims are universal, and all the virtues lean upon her; she is the guide and the Mistress of human life.-Akhenaton

"Protect her..."

 Said Thoth, during a lengthy conversation with Harendotes. He maintained the universe that Amenthes rested in, and often found himself in the middle of every Godly dispute there was. He sometimes didn't agree with Kheresket's actions but it was time to put an end to this continued torture. Apparently those on her side could not do much. Considering he had not heard from any of them. Whomever Ambrosios was allying with was powerful enough to silence an entire Kingdom. Either way enough was enough. At least allow the woman to fight back.

He had heard Anomolus was tearing House Madira to pieces, and who could blame him really? He almost felt pity for the little God, and his little troubles. But...there is a child involved, one that could probably be more destructive than it's own mother and father combined. His thought's led him to drift way off course on the what if's and what not's. He had completely forgot Harendotes was standing in the room.

"Go to her cell" He demanded " I don't care how you get in, what tricks you need to use but get her out and get her back to her own goddamned body before her husband destroys what's left of this underworld. But be aware Haren, you will be bound to her, make her understand. Anomolus will not. He will have jealousy issues because you are male. Considering how you are bound to those you serve it might not go over to well. Of course I am here should you need assistance in that matter...." he rolled his eyes and breathed heavily; of course he would, Anomolus was a damned fool. It was always the same with these newer Gods.

Harendotes, didn't speak a word only nodded and exited Thoth's temple. Apart of him didn't want to go through with this, but he was the only one that could. He stood in a lush entrance way of the temple contemplating his next moves. Getting into her cell would be extremely easy. They didn't think that out to well, when binding her to the room. It surprised him that she didn't figure that out. Given the situation of Amenthes it was understandable why she didn't.

Extending his hand a small globe materialized, floating silently and magically. He peered into and there stood the two ancients tall and pale the woman slightly taller with her hair black as coal and his the same. They were extremely beautiful. No wonder they caused so much grief to everyone and to themselves. The man seemed proud of her, as if she was his most prized possession. It truly was a sight to behold. Their love was very apparent and deep. In this one image he could see the 5000 years of their love.

This would be a hard task for him he knew. He put away the globe with a slight motion of his hand and looked into the sky the sun was bright and in his favor. This would be his last time seeing it. Where he was going there was no sun. He took a deep breathe and transformed into a falcon, his wings golden and bright in the sun. To an onlooker it would seem as if a phoenix had just been set on fire. He took flight and flew across the vast desert of a place unknown. Eventually crossing into a realm unlike the Amenthes we all know. It was a plane of existence that held Kheresket in a prison and in the distance he could hear her screams. Her thrashing against invisible walls that would not let her escape...

She screamed for Anomolus, in her mind and in her heart but the louder she screamed the closer the walls drew in. Kheresket feared no one. But finally, her fear took over her power did nothing anymore. She starved, she begged. she bled. Had Anomolus gave up on her? She laid on the floor and stared and what she figured was the ceiling, it was constant darkness. She rub her hands against her body and over her belly the tiny little being inside of her somehow still grew each day. Kheresket could only cry harder. She had never known what it was like to feel a being living inside of her growing, thriving, needing her. And not trying to kill her. She wondered had her body died and was this her fate? HER true death?

Her belly fluttered slightly alerting her to another's presence, she didn't have anymore strength to fight. There was sudden commotion, there wasn't enough energy to lift her head to even care. Some glass breaking,  cursing..."By the Gods they're fighting over how to finish me off." What she figured was the actual door to the room slammed open and she felt hot liquid dripping onto her skin. "They're gonna burn my skin! my beautiful skin!" She thought to herself. "No Mistress..." it spoke.

"Wha..what? just kill me already, I can't take it anymore. I give up...I guess whatever I did was bad enough where I need to die a thousand times of a true death..just ki.." it cut her off her last word which made her slightly angered but who cared she was ready to die. She hoped that Anomolus knew she truly loved him,and him only. "I'm not here to kill you, Mistress I'm here to save you" it spoke again.

"Well whatever you are would you mind NOT burning my skin? What are you doing to me?" She felt the strangest sensation. It seemed sexual, and something else she couldn't place it. She kind of liked it. Her belly did flips in agreement, she was afraid to speak to it, apparently that thing heard her thoughts before. It might hear them this time.

"I would Mistress" ..."By the Gods..STOP IT! I CAN'T SEE YOU, BUT YOU SEEM TO ENJOY INVADING MY THOUGHTS!" ...She felt him retreat, what the hell was he doing to her? It was still pitch black she made a point to think he couldn't do nothing about that. And at last for the first time in what felt like days a small flame danced by her eyes. It stung but not too bad. She was still laying on her back but was able to tilt her head downward and finally notice the figure slumped next to her. She could make out the form of some wings that looked too big for the room, so the room did get smaller she thought. Or is he just that freakin' huge! Her skin still felt like it was boiling. Still she kept tracing out his large wings he still hadn't said another word since the light display.

"Well, plan on explaining or are you just going to sit there?" She still had no strength to raise her hand because she knew the first word to come out of his mouth was Mistress. Of course it was like he already knew....

"Goddess Kheresket, it spoke Thoth sent me to help you. I am Harendotes." He seemed relieved to get that off his chest. Kheresket was not at all happy at either name. She knew full well who and what Harendotes was now. And now she knew what the hell he was doing to her. He was binding himself to her, he served her by saving her. He has no choice. This was not going to go over well with Anomolus.

It's male for one, and this shit felt sexual to her. She liked it. So Thoth finally decided to include her in some of the God perks. This would have been fabulous 15,000 years ago. More so before she had ever met Anomolus.

"I'm sorry to interrupt your thoughts Mistress but you must really return to your body. You have not fed, and your child is in danger of dying. Your entire Kingdom is in danger of dying at the hands of Anomolus if you don't return and soon. There is no Nephthys to maintain the balance of the underworld, whether other Gods of other Pantheons want you dead or not you and that child must live. Or there will be no Amenthes. Anomolus has already destroyed majority of it.

 Your Priestess cannot control him, your daughter Anket is not strong enough. No One is Mistress but you. You and Anomolus share a bond that I have never seen before. And when one of you is not there, the other will destroy. You carry his child Kheresket, his real flesh and blood. That means more to him than the Sandalius. Until you he was not able to do that. It's not possible for a Vampire, You made him a God you gave him that chance. And now it is being taken away....I must honor my vow and bind myself to you Mistress there is no changing that. He will just have to understand the laws of the Gods."

With that Kheresket couldn't even speak no one just flat out says those things to her..but he was right. She and Anomolus take each other for granted. Harendotes continued to speak but this time words familiar to her,  words she had spoke thousands of years ago when she knelt before Anomolus her chosen Master. She understood what it meant to honor a vow, the same vows she upheld. But Harendotes was a whole different type of servant one that...he took her hand and just as she before stared deeply into her eyes, taking a small blade from his belt he pierced the skin above his heart.

Kheresket's belly fluttered and the tiny being inside felt as if it danced. She didn't know what to make of that. She stared at the blood as it oozed from the cut. And like Anomolus all those thousands of years ago Kheresket did not hesitate and took him into her weak arms pressing her lips against his chest the taste of his blood was sweet, and put her instantly into a daze. She sunk her teeth deep into his flesh. Her body felt alive and his moans were driving her insane..but it felt like a good insanity to her. She held him tighter and sucked at the wound harder and let go just before his last drop of blood. She spoke the words that would bind him to her forever as her guardian he would serve her and no other, would love her and no other. He would give his life for hers.

And as she spoke she extended her arm and Harendotes transformed into her familiar the sacred phoenix, and attached himself to her body she held her head back at the sudden invasion but once he was there, he stayed just as quiet as her child. At the small of her back a tattoo formed of the golden phoenix. And when she called he would come.

...."I Kheresket the Great, bind thee to my soul."

End of part 3 of 3

~Lady of Madira™ ©2012 F.G.E. All Respective Rights Reserved

Stranger of Feelings...

And all of Amenthes cried out and rejoiced, yet still she remained....

"So I guess you've heard" Sandalio said as he entered Anket's main chamber. He sat next to his child who had grown into a beautiful woman just as her mother. She didn't move an inch or even acknowledge his presence something that she was not known for. Anket loved and respected her father to the highest degree, but her heart was heavy and he knew it. She still mourned her only sister her twin in fact, so maybe apart of Anket died as well he figured. He rested his hand onto hers smiling softly but his attention felt unwelcome. He withdrew and without another word got up to leave.

It felt as if the air lifted and walked by him and closed the large chamber doors before he could get to it, and her soft voice echoed from behind him. She turned her head and her body slightly around but wouldn't look. Kheresket used to do little tricks like that and at one time it annoyed him. She would trap him in all sorts of places...she is quite the devil he thought. "Yes" Anket said as if she was answering his thought but more so his original question. She never read his mind without permission. "Will she destroy me?" her question came so innocent and childlike Sandalio was quite surprised. "An...I've never known you in your entire lifespan to ask a stupid question but that was just....well that one was stupid. Do you always think things like this about your mother? No... so why do you ask?"

"Well...she hesitated...she has done it before, and times before that...and..." Sandalio held up his hand motioning for her to stop. Amenthes had a way for words to travel, and when words begin to travel dumb shit happens. He saw an unfamiliar look of uncertainty and fear in her eyes, she was really worried about this. He hoped after all these years he knew what was truly in Kheresket's heart.

"Anket, you were raised in Order, your mother is of Chaos but you must understand she is and as often repeated throughout histories is Nephthys. She may destroy, but she always gives. And she will never destroy what she loves....despite what you may have heard. She created you and she created Amenei because she wanted you both. Anomolus wanted you both. Neither of them would destroy you. You are mine as well, I'll be damned if that will ever happen." He prayed to all Gods holy and unholy that he had said the right thing. The tiny smile on her face was enough for him, he quickly stepped forward and took his daughter into his arms and hugged her tightly, placing a kiss on her forehead before he made his exit.

Anket moved over to the tall arched windows that overlooked the river that they call Styxx. She pushed back the sheer white drapes and stared down into the bloody waters where souls occasionally floated by. Her and Amenei  used to  run up and down the rivers edges. Azrael would cross them over to different realms, and alternate earths that mortals would never know of. They might not ever know what happened to their sister. She let go of the drapes allowing them to fall back into place. A surge of anger spread through her body. There was really no need for it. It was time to find that little prick of her cousin Khai...see what he was up to.

~Lady of Madira™ ©2012 F.G.E. All Respective Rights Reserved