WM – Chapter 260: Takatsuki Makoto prepares for the Demon Lord Battle

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We returned to Laberintos. 

It has been an actual half of a year since we have been back.

“Johnny-san, the population has increased…” (Makoto)

I let out my voice in amazement. 

“Umu, Ancient Dragons are maintaining the safety of the city after all. The residents of neighboring settlements have come seeking shelter.” (Johnny)

Johnny-san nodded satisfied.

I watched the big metropolis that extended in the whole underground lake of the Mid Floor.

It has become bigger than even Makkaren.

“Waah, Momo-chan, it has been a while~. Have you been doing well? You have gotten bigger!” (Julietta)

“Julietta-san, it has been a while! …I don’t grow though.” (Momo)

“A-Ah, right. You are a vampire after all. Ahaha.” (Julietta)

Momo and Julietta-san were rejoicing in their reunion. 

“Hey, you…are you really Abel?” 

“I am telling you I am not Abel, I am Anna, Volkh-san!” (Anna)

“Y-Yeah… I did hear from the Fire Hero Olga that Abel had a special constitution, but…to think you were a woman…” (Volkh)

“Just saying, but even in this form, my skills with the sword can’t even be compared to before!” (Anna)

“Hooh, then, let’s do an actual duel here.” (Volkh)

“Okay!” (Anna)

The Earth Hero-san and Anna-san were having a swordsman-like conversation over there.

It has been a while since I have seen them, but they are looking healthy. 

“Dragon Mother-sama! It is great to see you back!” 

“Umu, have you been faring well?” (Mel)

“Yes, our dwelling has been the same! And so, you will be returning to the Deepest Floor, right?” 

“Hm? I intend to fight with the Demon Lord together with the Spirit User-kun, so—” (Mel)

“What nonsense is that?! What will you do if this reaches the ears of the Dragon King-sama?!” 

“But…” (Mel)

“Please rethink this, Dragon Mother-sama!” 

“That’s right. You should have fulfilled your duty plenty enough!” 

“Please come back! There’s no need to drag us into the disputes of the surface world!” 

“Dragon Mother-sama!” 

“…Hmm…” (Mel)

I heard the conversation of the dragons (in human form) and Mel-san.

Looks like it is a bit crowded there.

There’s no doubt I am the reason for that though.

Mel-san has been a great help to us for half a year. 

It seems like her family is worried about her.

In the story passed down about 1,000 years ago was that the Holy Dragon-sama was a comrade of Savior Abel till the Great Demon Lord’s subjugation, but seeing as how things are going here, that might be difficult. 

How much should I involve Mel-san into the battle against the Demon Lords? 

This is troubling…

—I look at the Mid Floor underground city that had a complete change. 

There were street stalls of varied sizes lined along the underground lake of the Mid Floor. 

The children running around.

Everyone is smiling. 

Is this really a dungeon?

It is hard to believe that this is the same Mid Floor as the one where Lucy and I were on the verge of dying from being attacked by a mob of monsters.

Won’t the future change?

“Of course it has, idiot Makoto.” 

“Eh?” (Makoto)

I was surprised by that voice and turned back.

There was a beautiful girl standing there with fine clothes. 

A familiar face.

“W-Why are you here?” (Makoto)

“I have been waiting, Takatsuki Makoto.” 

The one who said this majestically with a hand on her waist was the Destiny Oracle Esther.

And Ira-sama must be possessing her. 

“Now that I think about it, Esther-dono was waiting for Makoto-dono. Makoto-dono, if you are going to fight the Demon Lord, give me a call. I have already done the preparations.” (Johnny)

Johnny-san left the place with his tied long hair swaying and without a single smile.

With that long katana hanging at his waist and that attire that looks like a hakama, I could see him as nothing other than a samurai.

How to say it, he really is one picturesque guy.

“Thank you very much, Johnny-san.” (Makoto)

When I thanked him, he looked back a bit and laughed with a short ‘fuh’.

So cool…

“Hey, you’ve got guts ignoring me.” (Ira)

“Sorry about that, Est—Ira-sama. By the way, why are you here?” (Makoto)

“Obviously because I have something to talk with you about, right? Come here for a bit.” (Ira)

Saying this, Ira-sama pulled me behind a shadow. 

◇◇

—The cave at the back of the big waterfall in the Mid Floor. 

There were no people there and only the sound of the waterfall resonated comfortably. 

This place is great for secret talks. 

It reminded me of the time when I reunited with Sa-san.

“What are you reminiscing for?” (Ira)

Ira-sama flicked my forehead and I snapped back.

“Sorry about that, Goddess-sama.” (Makoto)

Right, I am in the presence of a Goddess.

“Hmph, I was worried about you, so be grateful that I came to see how you were! Be grateful! You have changed the history of Laberintos greatly, so I have to make adjustments later… This is a real pain.” (Ira)

“So changes in history are really happening…” (Makoto)

I have never heard of a giant city like this being made in the Mid Floor of Laberintos.

Will the Lamia ancestors of Sa-san be okay? 

“That’s not something for you to worry about, Takatsuki Makoto. More importantly, what do you plan on doing about the battle against the Demon Lord? You have a chance, I hope.” (Ira)

Ira-sama throws me a sharp gaze. 

I chuckled at that. 

“Leave it to me. We are perfectly ready.” (Makoto)

It is not like we have been playing around for half a year. 

But Ira-sama glared at me with narrowed eyes.

“I wonder about that. You challenged the Deep Sea Temple several times. What were you planning on doing if you ended up dying?! And you failed them all in the end!” (Ira)

“Well, the results were a shame, but the process is important. Thanks to that, I managed to make an important promise with him.” (Makoto)

“Well…that’s true. I am surprised you managed to make that kind of promise…” (Ira)

She laughed with an amazed face.

“So, tell me your plan. I will give it a check.” (Ira)

“Okay. First, I will go ahead of everyone and prepare—” (Makoto)

“Uhm!” 

““Hm?”” 

Someone intruded while Ira-sama and I were having a talk.

“Mel-san?” (Makoto)

“Oh my, if it isn’t the White Dragon-chan.” (Ira)

The interloper was the White Dragon-san. 

Her eyes were opened wide.

Is her talk with her dragon comrades already over?

“I felt divine mana, so even when thinking it was rude, I listened to the conversation and…could it be that you are…the Destiny Goddess…Ira-sama?” (Mel)

Ira-sama and I look at each other. 

So it has been exposed.

“Uhm, about this…” (Makoto)

“I won’t tell anyone! Aah, to think I could meet you again…” (Mel)

Mel-san rarely gets flustered by anything, but she was currently incredibly moved.

Now that I think about it, she said she was saved by Ira-sama a long time ago, right?

I was remembering that, and then Mel-san suddenly looked at me with teary eyes. 

“So you were the Apostle of the Destiny Goddess Ira-sama.” (Mel)

““Eh?””

No, I am not.

I am Noah-sama’s Apostle. 

“A person that can speak in such a familiar manner with Ira-sama… The puzzle pieces have finally aligned. I will convince my dragon family and obey the Apostle-dono of Ira-sama. My deepest apologies for interrupting your conversation. Please continue your secret talk.” (Mel)

Saying this, Mel-san left. 

““……””

Ira-sama and I were left behind. 

“You will become my Apostle?” (Ira)

“I won’t… In the first place, you have someone else, right?” (Makoto)

“I don’t. Or more like, Althena-oneesama banned the apostle system.” (Ira)

“Banned?” (Makoto)

This is my first time hearing that. 

Though even in the future, I met with Heroes and Oracles, but I didn’t meet an Apostle like me. 

“Heroes and Oracles can only hear the voice of the Goddess, but an Apostle can even see the figure of the Goddess, right? But if a person of the Mortal Realm sees a God, it would affect them mentally in some way at the very least, right?” (Ira)

“Affect them mentally?” (Makoto)

“Mental Pollution… Putting it simply, it makes you go crazy.” (Ira)

Now that she mentions it, I think I heard that from Noah-sama. 

“I was fine though.” (Makoto)

“That’s because you are weird.” (Ira)

“That’s rude.” (Makoto)

“Who is the rude one. The White Dragon-chan said it before, right? You act way too familiar with a Goddess. What are you doing looking down on me? Kneel.” (Ira)

Ira-sama pressed my head down. 

She may be a small and weak girl, but she was a good match against me who has low stats.

“I don’t wanna! I only kneel to one person!” (Makoto)

“Heeh, is that so? Then, I will have the Apostle of that woman Noah yield.” (Ira)

“What a terrible personality!” (Makoto)

“Fufufu, my merciful heart has perished with those words! I will have you lick my boots.” (Ira)

A massive sadist! 

A super sadistic Goddess!

“I don’t wanna! The only one who can make me lick her boots is Noah-sama!” (Makoto)

“Are you a pervert…? At any rate, you are weak.” (Ira)

“Stop!” (Makoto)

I tried to struggle, but it was fruitless, and the small Oracle straddled me. 

My physical strength is seriously low. 

“Now, I have caught you. Obey me.” (Ira)

I am under Ira-sama now. 

“Kuh, kill me!” (Makoto)

“Fufufu, give in, Takatsuki Makoto…” (Ira)

At that moment when we were having that silly exchange…

“Makoto-san?” 

“Master… What are you doing?” 

I hear the voices of other people in the place where there’s supposed to be only me and Ira-sama.

Anna-san and Momo.

““““……””””

The roaring sound of the waterfall resonates. 

“T-This is a misunderstanding…” (Makoto)

“That’s not it…” (Ira)

Right at the moment when Ira-sama and I said this at the same time…

“Makoto-san, you idiooooot!!” (Anna)

“Stupid Masteeeeer!!!” (Momo)

Anna-san and Momo left running.

Ira-sama and I were left there absentminded. 

“You, those two are the main force of your party, right?! Isn’t this bad?!” (Ira)

“You can see the future, right, Ira-sama?! You should tell me!” (Makoto)

“Everyone makes mistakes!” (Ira)

“You are a Goddess, right?!” (Makoto)

“I have descended right now, so I am more of a human!” (Ira)

Ira-sama and I were playing hot potato with the blame. 

There was no end to it, so it was decided that I should chase after the two.

The misunderstanding was resolved…I think.

And in this way, our preparations for the battle against the Demon Lord began. 

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108 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 260: Takatsuki Makoto prepares for the Demon Lord Battle

      1. Meh. A disappointing tsundere is so annoying it hurts. Especially if her mental age stops at being 12yo, apparently.

    1. “Fufufu, my merciful heart has perished with those words! I will have you lick my boots.” (Ira)

      A massive sadist!
      A super sadistic Goddess!

      “I don’t wanna! The only one who can make me lick her boots is Noah-sama!” (Makoto)
      “Are you a pervert…? At any rate, you are weak.” (Ira)
      “Stop!” (Makoto)

      I tried to struggle, but it was fruitless, and the small Oracle straddled me.
      My physical strength is seriously low.

      “Now, I have caught you. Obey me.” (Ira)

      I am under Ira-sama now.

      “Kuh, kill me!” (Makoto)
      “Fufufu, give in, Takatsuki Makoto…” (Ira)

      At that moment when we were having that silly exchange…

      “Makoto-san?”
      “Master… What are you doing?”

      I hear the voices of other people in the place where there’s supposed to be only me and Ira-sama.
      Anna-san and Momo.

      ““““……””””

      The roaring sound of the waterfall resonates.

      “T-This is a misunderstanding…” (Makoto)
      “That’s not it…” (Ira)

      Right at the moment when Ira-sama and I said this at the same time…

      “Makoto-san, you idiooooot!!” (Anna)
      “Stupid Masteeeeer!!!” (Momo)

      Anna-san and Momo left running.
      Ira-sama and I were left there absentminded.

      Ngl I really love the interaction between Makoto and Ira-sama.
      They really use the template of a caught woman knight but played by Makoto.
      And so the next chapter probably Makoto searching for Anna and Momo to console them, good luck with that you massive woman killer.

      1. Our unfortunate goddess really does play well with makoto. I do hope she gets added to the harem in the end, because it would definitely make her happy.

    1. “Sorry about that, Est—Ira-sama. By the way, why are you here?” (Makoto)
      Just like Ira, Makoto is an airhead. Saying the wrong name, what a blunder, but nobody noticed it.

      ““Hmph, I was worried about you, so be grateful that I came to see how you were! Be grateful! You have changed the history of Laberintos greatly, so I have to make adjustments later… This is a real pain.” (Ira)”
      Just be honest, Ira. You were missing him, right ?

      ““I don’t wanna! I only kneel to one person!” (Makoto)
      “Heeh, is that so? Then, I will have the Apostle of that woman Noah yield.” (Ira)
      “What a terrible personality!” (Makoto)
      “Fufufu, my merciful heart has perished with those words! I will have you lick my boots.” (Ira)
      A massive sadist!
      A super sadistic Goddess!
      “I don’t wanna! The only one who can make me lick her boots is Noah-sama!” (Makoto)
      “Are you a pervert…? At any rate, you are weak.” (Ira)
      “Stop!” (Makoto)”
      Lol, Ira tried to make Makoto lick her boots ? Push him down, Ira !

      “Kuh, kill me!” (Makoto)
      “Fufufu, give in, Takatsuki Makoto…” (Ira)
      At that moment when we were having that silly exchange…
      Makoto said that line ! It is confirmed ! Makoto is a h*ntai protagonist !

      ““You, those two are the main force of your party, right?! Isn’t this bad?!” (Ira)
      “You can see the future, right, Ira-sama?! You should tell me!” (Makoto)
      “Everyone makes mistakes!” (Ira)
      “You are a Goddess, right?!” (Makoto)
      “I have descended right now, so I am more of a human!” (Ira)
      Ira-sama and I were playing hot potato with the blame. ”
      HAHAHAHAHA ! Ira is the only one that Makoto can have a stupid exchange. Just get together already !

      Ira and Makoto are definitely flirting ! Their interactions are way too cute and funny !
      https://i.imgur.com/a1K3CEb.jpg

      1. I can’t take it I’m dieing ahahahahahah Irakoto for life! Also can I just point out that Makoto admitted he would lick Noah’s boot. Can you imagine them acting out a skit like this back in the present right in the middle of everyone, I would love to see the shocked reactions of everyone mortal and divine to that scene!

        1. Yasss, and Noah getting all jelly, and harem girls considering godsealing career. Then Eir jumps in to instigate Sofia into attacking Makoto together.
          Ira can also tease Noah(if she dares) that for charming her daddy she will seduce Noah’s Apostle…
          ~~~~~~~~
          Jupiter-san will be main villain, he should be. For Noah, for taking his daughter(s?), probably for Makoto’s background secrets

  1. Thanks for the chapter!

    So… where did Cain go? There’s no way he is dead right? I mean his armor is ridiculous after all
    Well then, i guess him that Makoto mentioned, that Makoto made promises with should be Cain then.
    I’m pretty glad to hear if that’s the case. Wait, he killed Olga-san, why am i glad xD

    Hmm… Ira-sama and Makoto seems getting along really well. Uh oh, Ira-sama you made a pretty complicated misunderstanding with definitely-not-become-a-lover Anna-san and Momo-chan. You better not dump it in Makoto, Ira-sama. He’s an airheaded after all. Ah wait, he’s also a gigolo too right? Well, then he’ll managed it by himself without knowing, as always

    1. Both of them are airhead. This is why they are a perfect match. When they are interacting, the IQ of the conversation goes down and their maturity reverts to the level of a child. They are definitely very close, but both of them probably don’t realize it.

    2. Imagine if Mel caught them, though. Knowing that it’s a goddess and having mental model of her as, well, a goddess… Poor dragon would go insane from the revelation.

    3. Makoto probably already told Cain that the demons tricked him and that they are not planning to help him free Noah, so Makoto and Cain probably agree to fight the demons together obviously due to the previous events Cain cannot join the group.

    4. Do you think is Cain or Leviathan he made a promise with?
      If it’s Cain, if I remember correctly at some point futur Momo said there was another party member nobody talked about… that could fit, if only everyone didn’t take a look at Cain face in laberintos, last time… maybe they just signed a non aggression pact?
      But if it’s Leviathan maybe it has something to do with Makoto’s scheme to pass the monster without fighting him

      1. I don’t think that it is the Leviathan. If it is, then Makoto surely won’t come back with damaged mental state like that in ch 259

        What makes me sure that it is Cain is, because Cain is very obsessed with Noah-sama that he provokes people to join Noah-sama or die. And after knowing that Makoto is somehow also Noah-sama’s believer too, then it’s quite possible that Cain shows even more consideration than before towards Makoto

  2. As expected, their flirting have reached a point in which they can’t stop it to the point of been discovered.

    Also, so Annabel-chan already decided to be Anna-chan eternally, ok, time to change the name from Annabel to Anna-chan.

  3. Oof I’m late, thanks for the chap!

    As always ira flirting with Makoto is really fun to watch.

    “Heeh, is that so? Then, I will have the Apostle of that woman Noah yield.” (Ira)
    “What a terrible personality!” (Makoto)
    “Fufufu, my merciful heart has perished with those words! I will have you lick my boots.” (Ira)
    “Kuh, kill me!” (Makoto)
    “Fufufu, give in, Takatsuki Makoto…” (Ira)

    I’m in awe that the author could manage to pull the legendary words, albeit the position was reversed

  4. I’m glad to see the comedic duo acting again. Makoto’s as wrong in the head as ever. Ira’s as much of a failure as always. Yeah, the good stuff.
    Thanks Reigo-san. I’m once again amazed by the amount of work you do for us. o7

  5. ” I tried to struggle, but it was fruitless, and the small Oracle straddled me.

    My physical strength is seriously low.

    “Now, I have caught you. Obey me.” (Ira)

    I am under Ira-sama now.

    “Kuh, kill me!” (Makoto)”

    BRUH…….

    Those two are getting to close.

  6. I’m still interpreting this as Makoto still deadpan going “You’ll never take me alive!” with a face like : ._.

  7. Oh my god, these two numbskulls are a perfect pair lmao. Their interactions remind me of Kazuma and his party.
    “I don’t wanna! The only one who can make me lick her boots is Noah-sama!”
    SO THE TRUTH HAS BEEN REVEALED!!! Makoto can go full-masochist if its for Noah-sama! That’s the pope-believer that we all know and love. RESPECC!!!

  8. As always, thanks for the chapter!!!

    You can’t deny that Makoto and Ira is a good match. How they talk and play at each other is just amusing to read. lmao

  9. “Stop!” (Makoto)

    I tried to struggle, but it was fruitless, and the small Oracle straddled me.

    – He had Ira straddling him, I’m so jea-shocked! Shocked at such inappropriate behavior!

  10. Makoto is really too caught up in worrying about the future changing. It’s like he forgot that Althena told him it’s fair game to change the future however much he wants as long as Abel survives and that Ira will normalize any changes to the timeline. Instead Makoto is worried about how this giant city inside Laberintos might have an effect on Sa-san’s ancestors, completely forgetting the fact that every single person living there was actually supposed to have died.

    Welp anyways looks like everyone has been told by Anna her secret and looks like she’s ‘set’ her gender to female since she’s appearing before them all as Anna instead of Abel.

    I swear Johnny must have some Japanese ancestor. He’s got a katana and he’s even wearing a hakama.

    And now everybody’s favorite Ponkotsu Goddess they know and love has arrived: Ira-chan ★! Looks like she was worried about her husbando and wants to discuss what his plans are.

    “Leave it to me. We are perfectly ready.” (Makoto)
    Press X to Doubt. You are not Seiya. You are not Ready Perfectly. He’s really one of those gamers who think they’re cautious but they aren’t really and just rush in but they have really good luck that get’s them through. About the only thing he seems to have planned is managing to make a promise with someone who is most likely Cain.

    And now Ira and Makoto are flirting. Don’t even try to deny it you two. Ira would definitely have pushed Makoto down if Momo and Anna didn’t show up to Clam Jam her. Also I guess Makoto is the maiden in the relationship since he’s the one who said, “Kuh! Kill me!”

  11. This was gold, absolute gold! Ira is best girl and I can’t wait to see the reactions to how close they are, that and the additional girls hes gonna be bring back of course. Poor Mel has stars in her eyes but the stars are destined to fall sooner or later

  12. “Kuh, kill me!”

    Lmao Makoto went full female knight there. Glad to see once more one of these comical exchanges.

    Also, where can I get a member card for Ira’s fan club? she is definitely top best girl

  13. PfhahahA, he went for kukorose troupe there. Rofl, Ira-chan, you are falling, you know? Sadistic regretable tsun loli, now going on offense.
    Mel-san is a delusional fangirl, eh~~
    Wish it was her who saw Ira ‘riding’ on Makoto, his position in her eyes would be so hilariously higher…. Destiny’s Apostle>>Destiny’s Lover
    Well, and with how history proved his “White Loli’s Lover” to end up reality… Next one would be “Divine Loli’s Lover”
    :3

  14. Thanks for the chap.

    Ira’s adorable here ngl, and for some reason i wanna know how makoto explained the misunderstanding but it seems like the author skipped it.

  15. Ira and Makoto flirting each other and thry look perfect each other…
    and they didn’t realized that they flirting each other too.

    don’t really care about Momo and Anna. I want to see Makoto and Ira conversation again…

    what if…
    Makoto back to future and Makoto harem (Lucy, Aya, Princess Sofia) happened to see Makoto and Ira flirting each other…?

  16. I guess if we have another vote the best girl

    Definitely sure ira will be number one

    In past i really didnt like her but now? Absolute best girl!

  17. In what position where they in though?

    Is Makoto’s body facing down or up?

    That is what I want to know.

    Makoto just grab the freebie goddess already…

  18. Thanks for the chapter~!

    Well damn, here we are, the calm before storm, fun stuff before fighting Demon King
    Makoto-Ira comedic duo is fun too see as always, and they’re cute together too. Ever since the absent of other future characters, Ira status as heroine has begun to solidify huh?

    Also, do you guys think Demon King Bifrons will be a pushover just like Zagan jr?

  19. Thanks for the chapter and thanks to the patrons!
    So in battle we go, our heart a lot lighter. Thanks Ira-sama! ❤

  20. Thanks for the chapter! Makoto and Ira’s interaction was hilarious to read as always. It would be a shame if she didn’t join the harem at this point. It looks like Cain is still alive, so he’ll probably make his appearance during a critical moment to assist the party.

    1. Totally agree. ^^
      Would be nice if when he comes back to the present they do a little sketch to mess around with the others. x)
      And maybe with how the author love to play with tropes they will really end up in sibling kind of relationship, would be nice to have a simple friendship with no love interest for once between opposit sex in a harem story. Don’t seem to see that that much.

  21. Thanks for the chapter and thanks to the sponsors! ^^
    I really love their sketch when they are playing silly and sillier! x)
    Hope when the harem will consolidate she will continue to play around like a good friend/sibling messing with him and the girls. ^^

  22. For a chapter called “Takatsuki Makoto Prepares for the Demon Lord”, it seems to mainly be Takki and Ira having a comedy routine.
    It’s nice to see that he has someone he can fool around with during these harsh times though. Their personalities click pretty well too.

    Well, it’s causing problems now, so they have some explaining to do. Maybe we can finally do the reveal that he’s from the future after this? Morale for Anna and Momo will fall at this rate.
    Rather, they may feel threatened either way, so the best it’s gonna get is to say that they aren’t together yet and hopefully motivate them into making an appeal.

    Speaking of Anna, she’s giving up her secret to Laberintos now? Maybe just a select few. Still feels like an…odd change at this point?

    1. Well, Anna was trying to hide that she was a heaven winged folk because she would get targeted by demons, I think.
      Now that they are actually going to be facing a Demon Lord and opposing them officially, the need to hide it reduces since they are going to aimed at by default anyways.

  23. I had a dream… A dream where both Makoto and Cain were fighting together against Iblis while shouting: “”For Noah-sama!”” like true fanatics! e.e

  24. All the goddesses seem to like him…probably just because they can interact with him normally and don’t have to put up a front.

  25. I can’t believe he said “Kuh, korose”. Does he think he’s a female knight captured by orcs? Is Ira going to force herself on him? Scary~
    Ira is always good though. Helps me from missing Noa too much.

    Thanks for the translation!

  26. Finally was able to catch-up with this. Never been a shipper of Irokoto ship before but after their skit DAMN I’m confused between her or Furiae …..

  27. thanks for chap
    lmao ira and mc run an amazing comedy skit
    they really may be secret siblings and as usual they messed up

    ‘kuh.Kill me’ i wonder if ira got the troupe of ‘ female knight captured by orcs’?

  28. Huh… So in the end, it wasn’t a female classmate or friend that said that, turns out the one to say “Kuh, kill me” was our MC, being straddled by Ira…

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