Reika-sama – 098

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After the athletics carnival, Tomoe-senpai and I became a small topic of discussion.

“I had no idea you were so close to the former President.”

“To think he’d announce his victory and smile at you like that. Could it be that there’s actually something between you two?”

My friends loved talk about romance, so all of them were looking excited and expectant.

“I admire and look up to Tomoe-senpai very much, but we are not in the sort of relationship you are all imagining. If strange rumours caused trouble to him, I would not be able to face him…”

I made sure to quickly put out the fire.

“Ehhhh~ But you were cheering for him so passionately, Reika-sama. When I saw you two like that it sent my heart pounding, you know!”

“Me too!”

“But gosh, the former President was so dashing~! And he was even Champion!”

“He really was cool! I actually found out that he won last year too! He’s the two-time champion!”


It looks like my heart wasn’t the only one pierced by his smile. Everyone was using our interaction as an excuse to keep talking about him.
Hmmmm~ What do I do. It was basically nothing, but a rumour was a rumour…



When I heard the same rumours at the Pivoine Salon, that was when I started to worry a little.
After all, his actual girlfriend Kasumi-sama was here.

“I had no idea you were close with that Tomoe guy,” started a third year upperclassman.

“Yes. He helped me a great deal when I was a class representative in middle school. I was made the vice representative of my class again this year, so he has been helping me once again.”

“Ah, I see. I’m begging ya, at least don’t tell me you like him or something.”

“Goodness. Tomoe-senpai is somebody I respect very much.”

Uuu, Kasumi-sama didn’t seem too offended, but…
I couldn’t imagine it was a good feeling to watch people gossip about your boyfriend and some other girl. I was rash.
Some of the older girls began talking about Emperor, so I used that topic change to get away. Kasumi-sama was sitting further away on a sofa, so I sidled down next to her.


“My, Reika-sama. Gokigen’yoh,” she said, meeting me with a smile.

“Ummm… I am unsure how to apologise for this, but…” I whispered.

“My! Huhu, don’t tell me you were worried about me? I’m completely fine.”


“Truly. And he’s honestly surprisingly popular so this isn’t even close to the first time this has happened.”

“Eh-, is that so!?”

“Yep. So don’t you worry, Reika-san. Senju was happily telling me about how you cheered for him, you know?”


Since she really didn’t seem to mind, I let out a tentative sigh of relief. I was like the homewrecker villainess by birth, so I was worried I might one day break up some couple by accident.

“More importantly, you really gave me a shock when you appeared in that rat costume. Whatever came over you?”


Kasumi-sama gazed at me worriedly.

“The girl who was supposed to participate injured herself, so I became the replacement.”

“I see. But a rat costume… You really take your role as the class representative seriously, don’t you, Reika-sama.”

Ummm… Kasumi-sama was looking at me heartbroken, like I was some tragic heroine. I really didn’t know how to respond. Was the costume really that bad? I thought it was pretty tame compared to the gaudy Cinderella and Prince costumes.
Speaking of which, my friends kept trying to cheer me up when I got back from the costume race. And even when people in my class joked about Iwamuro-kun, nobody ever mentioned me.”

“…Was my costume so strange?”

“Not at all! You were very charming! However, I can’t say I have really ever heard of a Pivoine participating in the costume race before…”

She was right, come to think of it. Maybe I shouldn’t have done that as a Pivoine member.

“Was it perhaps the wrong decision…?”

“I wouldn’t go that far, but…”

I think I could have done quite a few things better this athletics carnival. I made a note to reflect on it.

I happened to glance at my watch and realised it was time to be picked up by my chaffeur.

“I need to take my leave for today.”

“My, already?”

“Yes. I have lessons soon.”

“I see. Gokigen’yoh.”

After packing up, I was about to leave when I passed Kaburagi and Enjou.
Our eyes met.

“Oh, the stupid mouse.”


The whole salon went dead silent.

I forced a stiff smile onto my face.

“…Gokigen’yoh, Kaburagi-sama, Enjou-sama. You must be excusing me.”

I was about to leave again when Kaburagi looked at me seriously.

“Where was your mouse nose? What were you even supposed to be? Put in a bit more effort next year.”


Shut up, you athletics carnival lunatic! Who let you decide that I would even be competing next year!
They wouldn’t let me have the nose, and to be honest even I have a little self-respect!

I stalked down the hallway and headed for my car.


When I returned home from piano practice I found Imari-sama there for the first time in a very long time.


“Hey, Reika-chan. How’ve you been?”

“Very well. And you, Imari-sama?”

“I’ve been great too.”

Today he was wearing a suit. Wow, this was the charm of an adult!

“What brings you to our home today?”

“I had something I wanted to borrow from Takateru. Gee, you’re still as cute as a doll, aren’t you Reika-chan.”

He patted me on the head.

“Imari, stop touching people’s sisters,” said Oniisama after flicking off Imari-sama’s hand.

“Gosh! Your Oniisama is so scaaary, isn’t he, Reika-chan. But you’re like the little sister I’ve always wanted. My family is filled with nothing but brothers. I know! Reika-chan, why don’t you marry my little brother? Then you’ll be my little sister for real. Ah, but I’d be more than happy to marry you too, you know?”

“Marry you, Imari-sama? Why, that would be like a dream come true.”

“Wouldn’t it? I’ll marry you any time, Reika-chan.”

The two of us laughed together, but Oniisama looked irritated for once.

“…Imari, come to my room.”

“I’m sorry, Older Brother, it was just a joke.”

“Shut it and come. Now.”

Imari-sama was literally dragged away. It was nice to see that they were as close as ever.

Speaking of which, hadn’t I made up a story about being in love with Imari-sama? I had totally forgotten about it. I decided to tell them when they got back.

‘Apparently I’ve always been in love with you, Imari-sama.’

I was sure that he and Oniisama would find it a riot as well.

When Imari-sama came back to the living room he looked gaunt. Talking business must have been exhausting. He was probably buried in work. After all, he said,

“I don’t think I can come here for a while, again…”

Left: Kisshouin Reika
Right: Takamichi Wakaba
Young Kisshouin Reika
Takamichi Wakaba
Left to right: Oomiya Ayame, Shirasagi Ru’ne, Kazami Serika, Imura Kikuno
Left: Tsuruhana Maki
Right: Maihama Ema
Left: Fukioka Sakurako
Right: Yorino Aoi
Kotou Ririna
Nouzen Sarara
Haginokouji Fuyuko
Left: Suzushino Yurie
Right: Minazuki Aira
Finishing off with Kisshouin Reika again

All the art seen above was drawn by Rahakan.

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128 thoughts on “Reika-sama – 098”

    1. The truth is the drills are the real body and the human is a host.
      Reika doesn’t yet know this, which is why her mother is so insistent on maintaining her true body.

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  1. Like I’ve said before he’s a baka bull in a China shop, you know I felt a little teary for Reika sama, they seem to think she did something to undignified and unbecoming of a shittione member, fuck em Reika, even though you were kindly filling in for another you earned there disapproval.

    If they’re so anal retentive then they must be full of shit, and so what if she was happily enjoying watching Tomoe sempai, tell em to go take an enema and relax, assholes

    Reika looks up with her eyes watering, “What did I do wrong?” Leaving with her head hanging down, Reikas lonely figure waits for her driver, not looking back.


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    1. Well Reika has a halo effect around her at all times that leads people to interpreting her actions in the most favorable light.

      So while the Pivoine think this was humiliating, they think she’s a really diligent class rep who is too kind-hearted to refuse such things. It’s less that they disapprove of her and more just pity her for being forced into a compromising situation.

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    1. A passing joke got him a sucker punch to the solar plexus… I wouldn’t be surprised if he’ll have stitches in less obvious locations on his body so he can retain his reputation.

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  2. I’m not sure but Masaya-kun looks like picking a fight with Reika-tan as an action of a tsundere character. Looks like we need to inform onii-sama to prepare for eradicating additional pest.

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        1. As suggested below, it may be Enjou that likes Reika. Kaburagi may he annoyed about his in true friend paying attention to her, and that his own mother pushes Reija as a candidate over Yurie.

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        2. Him having a crush on Yurie and being interested in Reika aren’t mutually exclusive. Especially when he knows, at least subconsciously, that it is not going to work out with Yurie.

          Well, I think that the Wakaba/Kabugari romance is going to happen anyways. Reika making friends with Wakaba and supporting her romance in Kabugari simply makes the most sense from a story perspective.

          It is possible that this event was intended by the author to push Reika and Kaburagi apart since, at least I think, they were getting too friendly.

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  3. Reika…you’re going to get Imari killed at this rate…
    But ahh…Oniisama showing his siscon is always soothing. Here’s one guy that *does* deserve our Reika-sama.
    It’s funny how Reika can casually flirt with Imari though – if memory serves she doesn’t really do it with anyone else. Kinda wonder what others would think if they saw.

    Yes, shut UP, Bakaburagi.

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      1. Enjou’s sooooooo vague though…sometimes it looks like he’s been nursing a crush on Reika since forever, other times he’s just…shady. Well, it would confirm to him Reika has a thing for older guys. Maybe he’ll ask Imari for tips.

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        1. can you please tell some examples about him nursing a crush on Reika in translated chapters ? I don’t see it.


          1. Well, it doesn’t get really blatant until later…at this point I can only say that Enjou’s been aware of her since the first summer party – which isn’t much, I know. Bakaburagi pays attention to Reika too and I’m sure *he* doesn’t have a crush. But later…LATER. Ugh, confusing jerk.

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          2. The hardest evidence is from Bird Brain Boy (Katsuragi).

            We actually first meet Katsuragi back in the first cavalry battle, where he’s the first character to be defeated by Kaburagi, before Kaburagi was known as Emperor.

            Later one of Reika’s informants warn Reika that he’s feeling strangely competitive with her for some reason. When Reika visits the middle school section to hand over a music room to her class, Katsuragi confronts her and tells her that she’s not worthy of Enjou. The facial noogie and kneecapping commence and she starts being called “Violent Woman” by him.

            We can basically infer that Bird Brain really is pretty bird brained. Since he thinks that beating somebody Enjou likes is enough to earn Enjou’s approval. And by that token, we know that Enjou approves of Reika in some way.

            We also learn from Akizawa’s POV that a boy has been watching Reika closely and smiling, particularly during the bird poop incident. Monk Boy, similar to Katsuragi, is one of Enjou’s followers and we learn from him that Enjou thinks she’s a “fun person.”

            This gives a lot of context for Enjou’s other behavior.

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            1. actually Birdbrain just think that Reika is the one stalking Enjou and taking advantage of his kindness and gotta push that villainess (Reika) outta the way


              1. I take it back. I have seen the light, Katsuragi sure was acting weird, Reika doesn’t approach Enjou ever and it’s not like the being polite to the Kisshouin daughter was weird since he’s polite even for random fangirls. So Katsuragi must have noticed that Enjou acted different towards Reika, whatever the tell was


          3. The biggest thing is the one of the recently release chapters where he was talking about how she rang the bell in the past.

            Him actively going up to her, talking about their past together and them complimenting her honestly is definitely big.

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        2. I actually can relate to Enjou, since my default mode of relating to people is to tease them and/or give them shit. Saying, “hello” isn’t actually entertaining. Comedy is in things happening to other people after all.

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  4. Uuuuh. As expected of The great Este…to do a sudden triple combo…my nonexistent mana is…my hp gauge is….depleting like crazy kuuuuh (゚´Д`゚)゚And what was that overly adorable art works💕💕💕 (((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))
    Thank you sooooo much for the chapters😊

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    1. Srsly though that Bakaburagi if only Reika-sama’s oniisama heard him then I bet he’ll be scared for life. And it feels like I’ve been healed seeing her oniisama even for just a bit. And lol….Imari…srsly if Reika-sama mentioned the whole first love thing…it would be hilarious 😂

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  5. Hi Este, great work as always. Just caught a slight error here,

    “However, I can’t save I have”

    Should be “However, I can’t say if I have”

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  6. I know its most probably not work out but I stand strong for Onii-sama’s ship!!!
    this kaburagi will have a taste if he ever got across Onii-sama!
    (though they never even met iirc when i read 220 raw chaps)


  7. I can tell that these latest chapters are incredibly motivating to translate. A lot of her “normal” comedic antics mixed in with some nice fluffy development a really great bunch of chapters to be sure.

    Thanks for setting yourself on fire! …err thank’s for the chapters.

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    1. Yeah, this was a good chapter. You’re starting to get a sense that people genuinely like Reika. Even the people who buy into her fake ojousama seem more like they’re willingly defending her honor, instead of just doing it because of her status.

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  8. Hmm, I think the problem is that Reika has no real self-awareness of her apperance. From everyone else’s perspective she’s the perfect, elegant beauty but she thinks of herself as a normal looking girl with drill hair.

    A perfect elegant beauty wearing a weird costume and normal girl wearing a weird costume are two very different things.


    I think that thing with Kaburagi is going to blow up next chapter. Up until now neither of them have so publicly and openingly criticized the other. So everyone had the impression that the had a good relationship.

    It is something that neither Kaburagi or Reika consider to be that big a deal since they were always like that secretly. Reika has no pride anyway so she was mostly just annoyed at him putting her in that awkward social situation.

    However, this is going to be a big deal for Reika’s friends who are also Kaburagi fans. I don’t imagine that Reika will be able to easily brush it off. It wil take at least… 2 chapters


    Reika is happy enough to flirt with Imari. Probably because she knows that he thinks of her as just a kid, and because he earned a lot of points with her when she was younger with sweets and flowers.


    I see why this would be one of your favorite chapters.

    *Starts saving all the fan art*

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    1. The first picture looks pretty pro.

      It took me about a minute before I remember Maihama was. The tea party rival girl. She didn’t give me that kind of many impression.

      I realized who Tsuruhana even before I saw the name of course.

      I don’t remember any Shirasagi Ru’ne, though I have trouble keeping track of all the girls in Reika’s clique.

      I don’t remember any Haginokouji Fuyuko. Who the heck is she?


      1. Haginokouji Fuyuko is the pivoine girl who looks like she stepped out from the Heian era. She’s very into the occult. I think she’s only been mentioned once so far (in the hiking chapter)? I don’t remember Shirasagi Ru’ne either though.

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        1. You know.. the first time I saw Haginokouji Fuyuko’s portrait I was sure it was Kaburagi’s most beloved Yurie senpai. never thought I was wrong..😅by the way the fan art (thank you very much Este-san for showing them) is absolutely gorgeous, especially the one that has the elementary school Reika holding the snacks.. awww.. that’s pretty pretty cutee😍😍😍would love to have a little sister as cute as her..😄😊


    2. I think it’s partly because it’s unthinkable for the Pivoine to do anything that they think is demeaning.

      Kaburagi’s comment was limited to the salon, so I don’t see it being a big deal. This wouldn’t be the first time the Pivoine closed ranks. At most, it’s just another rumor to the fire that they’re close and possibly romantically involved.

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  9. Lol, my prediction come true. Imari is banned from Kisshouin household again. If joking about marriage can guarantee oniisama wrath, I am not sure what will happen if Reika really mention about her fictional crush to both of them.

    And there’s no use to deny it oniisama, your siscon-ness just getting level up every year. Maybe when Reika’s young, it’s just ‘oh my sister is cute’ but now ‘oh my sister is super cute and I need to protect her from unsavory creatures’.

    For Imari. My deep condolences for you. But we can see he’s really adore Reika. I bet he’s the one that bragging about Reika instead of Takateru. Like, ‘takateru’s imouto is super cute and adorable. Oh that girl from year 3, sure she’s beautiful but Reika’s still the most adorable one’ and got himself banned by oniisama for the first time.

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  10. Gyaaa i luv uuu!!! Thanks for the lots chapter and fluffiness. Kaburagi is annoying, though.
    I mean.. The hell? Did he want her attention or whut?

    Btw i luuvvv the fanpic. Reika is really cute and pretty in those image. That really some perfect imaginations


  11. Haha. Looks like talking about Reika wearing a rat costume is secretly foridden. Lol. Feels like Kasumi senpai is more focused on the rat costume than the mini rumour hahahaha. Its smoothing to see Imari and Reika joking with each other while oniisama siscon alert is on.

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  12. Triple release ! Long Live our lord and savior Sheeprabbit-sama !
    (thank god those recent chapters were not food chapters, or my waist circumference would have been in danger zone….)

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  13. Thank you for the new chapter!
    Hahahahaha if only Reika can say that she was ‘in love’ with Imari from a long time, her Onii-chan will kill him instantly.


  14. Come to think of it, Kaburagi suddenly acting so offensive when Reika didn’t do anything is a bit out of character for him.

    Maybe he was mad because of the rumors about Reika and Tomoe? This would be a pretty standard shoujo cliche.

    Damnit! We just had an Enjou ship scence recently too. You guys can’t have her!! Let her have a normal romance with a nice guy!


    1. It’s perfectly in character for him. He does that all the time. Anytime he opens his mouth around her he sticks his foot in it. Did you forget him telling everyone that she was fasting at his hotel because she was getting fat? I suspect that half the reason enjou is always laughing is due to how badly Kaburagi makes things when he opens his mouth.


  15. Oh my gosh she is adorable! The hair drill is not overdone like other illustrations.
    I wish this’ll be the official art if it becomes a LN.


  16. Awesome~! This is like the great week of the year? lol.
    And Reika-sama’s really great! So cute~! So lovable~!
    Ha… I can’t fathom why there isn’t other people that is showing much interest with Reika-sama as of yet when if compare to other characters, she’s really great~! At the very least she’s above of the majority, whew~!

    — Thanks for the chapter once again~ ^^.


    1. She’s difficult to approach because of her perfect ojuo-sama appearance, because of the girls constantly surrounding her and because of Kaburagi/Enjou might be interested in her.

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  17. Thinking about it a bit… Isn’t he telling her to dress properly with the mouse/rat nose just a big excuse to hide how cute she looked compared to her usual appearance where he could get a few laughs from her. Isn’t he acting up because everyone saw her like that when he is the one who most enjoys watching her funny moments?
    Or was it he was expecting her to make a fool of herself again and was surprised…. Hmmm!


  18. I’d like more time on Kikuno and Serika.
    Mostly, I want to know what their relationship to Reika is and how its different from their mangaverse versions.
    Are they sincere friends or are they just acquaintances who hold Reika in awe?

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      1. Yeah, now I feel silly for asking, given the direction of some of my ramblings lately. It’s easy to take Reika’s impostor syndrome too literally. But anybody who can project confidence and act well enough to fool you is actually pretty talented. I suppose that’s the whole point of manners to begin with. They’re over-the-top aristocrats, so it’s easy to forget that such things actually serve a political purpose for them.


  19. To be honest, I was hoping Reika would’ve said something back, about how he seemed to be regretting not participating in the cavalry battle nd how he seemed to be taking out his frustrtions on her.
    I love seeing Reika and Kaburagi fight lol. Its funny.


  20. Thanks for the triple release! Wow! That fan art looks amazing! Everyone looks so cute!! Lol! No surprise that Kaburagi uses every chance possible to throw an insult at Reika. Imari took his joke a little too far and poked the red flag for Takeru. XD


      1. Haha, that’s the point, the impression is what I think she usually looks like (a docile locoroco bunny?). Like how boys are intimidated mostly by her rep & being the leader of the high class ladies (only get enhanced when she goes Oujo-sama manga villain mode).

        Kinda’ like that fanart too, she’s just too adorable (and huggable). “Intimidating” is one of the last words that come to mind.


  21. I’m pretty sure you’ll be the only one laughing, Reika… Yay to the return of Imari and Onii-sama; too bad it’s short lived though ;D

    Who else wants Reika to be able to hit the Emperor where it hurts, just once?

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  22. thnx for the chapter.
    and isnt emperor just letting some steam off on reika? bc she was so happy and he was unhappy bc he didnt participate in the cavalry battle and also bc he has not seen yurie in some time, and enjou coulnt stop him in time, so he is just being an jerk to someone to feel better with himself and he somehow knows that atacking reika wouldnt bring him problems for counteratacks from her, but it might bring him problems from his own family (like for example someone told his mother about this)


  23. Uwahh…how depressing! I caught up to the latest chapter in three days! No more daily unwinding with Reika for me, it seems.

    Maybe not~

    I’ll attempt the chapters in Japanese anyway, even though my vocab and kanji are trash and my grammar is stuck at N3!

    Thanks for the high-quality translations and for introducing me to my favourite WN yet, Este~

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  24. Phew. I fell asleep last night while waiting for the updates cause I thought a miracle occurred and we’ll be reaching a milestone and (I definitely want to get first like and comment for the 100th chapter y’know ✿ฺ•̀3•́✿ฺ) buuut kuuuh I fell asleep!! Oh the horror!!

    (\ ಥ益 ಥ/ )

    So this is prolly the first time and most definitely the last time I’m ever gonna say this. Thank God Estellion didn’t update.

    Anyways after rereading this chapter…why did I suddenly get this strange feeling that maybe Bakaburagi was being mean cause Reika was cheering so hard for Tomoe-senpai? (And then they’ve got the lil thing going on) but when he was still participating the race Reika never cheered for him~so being the tsundere and aho that he is…he said those things?


  25. I think enjou was a bit upset at all the rumors of Reika and tomoe, and confided in kaburagi, who took it out on reika. During the confrontation, enjou is protesting with his,”Masaya,” trying to get him to stop.


  26. Is it just me, or does Wakaba-chan give off the feels of a Isshiki Iroha from the Oregairu series? Well, just the happy-go-lucky side, without the cunning


  27. I’m praising the artwork and story~
    Long live Kahara and SheepRabbit~

    The pov was well done, they even conceal the thoughts of others. I wonder about poor Wakaba and how she’s doing because of that. Things still feel bland around here even if the protag arrived ;-;


  28. I’m relieved that Reika’s drills actually abide by the laws of physics, as opposed to many other characters I have seen.
    Most drills that I’ve seen not only break the laws of physics, they also seem like it would take literal human sacrifices to get them like that every morning. That’s the only way I can explain how they get it like that in the short time that they have.

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