#9. The 15th Year 
CROCODILE PRECINCT #9
tl by danluffey
#9. The 15th Year 
5: Wh-why did you stop the car?! We were just getting to the best part!
1: Rin... get out, please.
2: What? Why?! C'mon, we're friends, aren't we?!
3: That's not it. It's just... your voice is so loud, that other cars on the road can hear you.
4: All the other drivers have started to look in.
5: So what? It's a free country, isn't it?!
6: There's a motel right there. Why don't you go in for a bit and enjoy yourselves?
7: /Tch! What's she getting jealous for all of a sudden?
8: Get out, darling!
9: Yes ma'am!
10: Rin! You forgot something!
1: Huh? This shortcut's under construction...
2: Hm? Here's a detour...
1: Can you even call this a road?
2: I'm really having bad luck tonight...
1: Wh-what happened?!
2: Ahh! There was a hole here!!
3: Who would do something like that?
1: We got one!
3: Here we go!
1: They set this trap here...
4: Wow! We got ourselves a beauty this time!
1: Yeah... I'm surprised! She ain't bad!
2: She's got some nice curves...
3: Hoo mama! Let's hurry up and get her outta there!
4: /This must be their turf... they're either a bike gang or some low-level yakuza...
5: Aww, how cute. She locked her doors!
6: I wonder how long she's gonna stay in there for?
7: Here, take this!
1: Guess we have no choice, then! We'll just have to pour gasoline all over the car and burn it down!
2: Gyahahaha! That sounds fun!
3: Once we light it up, she'll come right out!
4: /This is a problem...
5: /If only I had some kind of weapon to threaten them with... but I'm completely unarmed! What should I do?
6: Alright, boys! Let's light 'er up!
1: Wahahahaha! Here she comes!
2: Me fiiiiirst!
3: Y-you bitch! You're gonna pay for that!
2: Get on!
1: Get on, if you like.
2: Who are you?
3: Who am I? You're the one being chased, aren't you?
4: I can help you. Why do I have to give you MY name?
1: I know, I know. You're afraid that I'm going to demand something as repayment.
2: Or maybe you're actually enjoying this? Fine by me!
3: Ah... ahh!
4: Wait! I didn't mean it like that!
5: Ahh... he's gone...
3: She fainted!
1: She sure was a feisty one! She kicked me in my fucking nuts, this bitch!
2: She's got such a perfect body, though... it was way worth it!
3: I bet she tastes reaaaal good... heheheh!
4: Let's do her!
6: I won in rock paper scissors, so I get to go first!
1: Holy shit... her ass is so firm and plump!
2: Let's hurry up and fuck her then!
4: Haa, haa
5: Enough moaning! Let's see some real action already! I-I can't take it anymore!
6: Sh-shuddap! Haa... haa...
1: Hurry it up! You need to actually put it in to get anywhere, you retard!
2: Sh-shut up! Haa, haa...
3: J-just hurry it up already! I think I'm getting a nosebleed!
3: Oh shit! She's awake! Hold her down so she doesn't cause any trouble!
4: What? Someone's coming!
5: Who? Not the police!!
1: Waahh! Who the hell are you?!
2: Hurry up and get on!
1: H-hey! Where are you going?!
2: Ahhh! My bike!
3: H-hey! Wait, you bitch!
1: Hah! You don't like taking orders, do you? That's some technique, though...
2: Oh fuck!
3: Is that her boyfriend or something?!
4: Hey! They're getting away with my bike!
1: Put this on.
2: Or are you going to refuse my jacket too?
3: No, thank you... I'll borrow it for now.
4: You can keep it. It's old anyway. Whew... I knew the bikers around that part were bad, but I didn't think they were that horrible...
5: Are you hurt?
6: No... I'm fine.
7: I know I drove off at first, but I was just so worried, I had to turn around and come back. What's your name?
8: Mika... Hino Mika.
9: And you?
10: Don't worry about me... I've got a stupid name anyway.
11: Tell me... so I can give you back your jacket.
12: I told you, I want you to keep it!
13: Be careful now! Bye!
14: I don't agree to that! Hey! If I say I'm going to give it back to you, I'm...
1: Wow, he's pretty fast... I lost sight of him already.
2: I know he must be around here somewhere, though.
3: Hmm?! That bike... that's his!
4: So this is where he went...
5: Dad, I'll handle it! Just get some rest!
6: Don't be a fool! I can do it myself...
7: I knew it...
8: It's alright, dad! Just lie back down!
9: Alright, alright, sorry...
1: /Th... that face!
2: /I-I know I've seen it somewhere before!
3: /That's right. Now I remember...
4: /The 82nd Precinct - A.K.A. the Crocodile Precinct -
1: Woahh! Wh-who's that?! K-Hino?!
2: Wow! What a sight!
3: Wh-what happened to you? What are you running into the records room like that for?
4: The heat must have gotten to her...
TEXT: MOST WANTED LIST
Robbery and Murder
1: Okuno Junzo! Wanted for robbery and murder!
2: Th-that's that man's dad?
3: He's a wanted criminal!
1: What do you think's gotten Hino in such a tizzy, boss?
3: I'm more curious as to why she's running around with no pants on.
5: Go give her a skirt from her locker.
6: I can't believe she hasn't noticed it herself... I wonder what she was doing before she ran out? Taking a shower? Or was she going to the bathroom?
7: Or maybe, just maybe, this could be connected to a clue to a big case...
8: Just hurry up and go get it before she catches a cold!
9: Y-yes sir!
1: The crime happened a while back... in 1963.
2: I have to let the boss know about this...
3: /But... I have no proof that that man was really him... his face just looked similar. And the crime happened a long time ago... he could be a completely different person.
4: /And, even if that man was the real Okuno Junzo... his son saved me from being attacked, and even let me borrow his jacket to cover myself up...
5: Mika! H-here!
6: Put this on!
7: What?! But...
1: What were you in such a hurry, for?
2: W-wait! Don't come in yet!
3: Did you sniff out a new case or something?
4: I said don't come in yet!
6: If you're that embarrassed, then how could you run around like that in the first place?! Women make no sense...
7: Sorry for causing such a disturbance.
8: So, what happened? You seemed rather distraught.
1: Well... um...
2: You seemed like you were really concentrated on something. And you ran straight into the records room...
3: Well... I thought I had found a clue to a case, but it ended up being a completely different person...
5: Well then, I guess there's nothing more you can do.
6: So, how does that connect with you being naked?!
7: Takashina-san! You really seemed interested in me being naked... look, I just happen to have a habit of forgetting to put clothes on when I'm concentrating, okay? End of story!
8: I see... well, let me know the next time it happens, alright?
9: I'll assist you in any way I can!
1: When am I gonna learn to keep my mouth shut...
2: /I just couldn't bring myself to tell the boss the truth... this is something I have to take care of on my own.
1: Dad! I cleaned up the cart!
1: Oh, thanks, Koji. Gotta to sleep soon, though... we've got an early day tomorrow.
2: Yeah, I'm all done now.
3: Huh?! Wait, were you talking about me?
4: No, dad! You have to sleep too! Just thinking about you dragging that cart around all day... you must be pooped!
5: Don't worry, I'm almost done.
6: I need to finish this first...
1: I just can't sit still when I think of all the kids and the elderly who are waiting for theirs...
2: But you can't push yourself...
3: Even I've been excited to see the next part of the story, though.
4: How did it go again?
5: Hahaha... we're just getting to the good part now.
6: Huh? Already fell asleep, huh?
7: You'll catch a cold if you sleep there.
2: F-five more days...
3: Just five more days... and the statue of limitations on that horrible incident...
4: will run out...
1: /It all happened in the summer of 1963... on a dark night, in the midst of a cruel rainstorm...
2: Wh-what's wrong, Okuno? You're getting scared now?!
3: N-no, I'm not scared!
SIGN: Takamori Financing
4: Liar! You're shaking!
5: Heh! Buckle up, kid! You want this money too, don't you?
6: I know, I know, Inuzuka!
7: This Takamori asshole has been lending out tons of money to people with ridiculously high interest! It's gonna feel great to clean out his coffers!
8: Now let's go!
1: /All of the business ventures I had engaged in that year had ended horribly, so I was being crushed by debt on a daily basis. So when my old friend Inuzuka asked me if I wanted to help him knock Takamori's office, I couldn't resist...
2: This is his office! Clean it out!
1: H-hey, Okuno! Find anything?!
4: /It's Takamori! He's on to us!
5: /He's calling the police! We're in trouble!
6: P-put that phone down right now!
7: Waaah! Thieves! Thieves!
9: Shit, that was close! Okuno, strangle him!
10: Thieves! Help! Hiiieeee!
11: Shuddap! Just stay quiet!
12: I said shuddap!
3: Inuzuka! Why did you have to kill him?! Are you insane?!
4: Shuddap! Look, I found his wallet on his bed!
5: Now let's get outta here!
2: D-dad! Run!
4: It's the police! Dad... run!
5: Mumble... dad!
7: H-he's dreaming... but... Koji shouldn't know anything...
8: How did he find out?!
1: Mmmm... mumble... dad, don't let them catch you... run...
2: K... Koji...
1: /Koji knows about what I did 15 years ago... even though he was only 5 or 6 at the time...
2: /He must have seen how I was trying desperately to live out of the public eye, and how I always staunchly avoided the police... and then went to find out what it was all about...
3: /And when he learned the truth, he must have been surprised... no, he must have been utterly shocked!
4: /When he learned that his father had robbed and killed a man...
5: /It must have been so hard, Koji...
6: /Especially since I had never said anything to you...
7: /Forgive me... I thought about turning myself in over and over... practically every day!
8: /But... my parents were still alive then. My mom was a weak woman... and there were other people I owed things to... plus, you were still young...
1: /It's been almost 15 years now... but every day has been a private hell for me, and I've never once felt perfectly safe.
2: /But in five more days, the statute of limitations will be up. Even after it comes, though, I doubt my mental state will change...
1: [The Crocodile Precinct
1: [Records Room
TEXT: MOST WANTED LIST
Robbery and Murder
2: /He killed Takamori Rinji, who ran a financing office... then stole 200,000 yen from his bedroom and escaped.
3: /During the investigation, they tied the case to Inuzuka, a man who had incurred a lot of debt from Takamori, and in the end he admitted to the crime... he said that he had committed the crime together with Okuno Junzo, a man who was 47 years old at the time... but by that point, Okuno had disappeared along with his family.
4: I-I... Okuno was the one who talked me into it! I was just helping him!
5: It-it's true! A-and he said if I refused, he'd kill me!
6: Then he tried to take all the money for himself! He tricked me!
1: Who stabbed Takamori in the chest?
2: H-him, obviously!
3: I-I tried to stop him, but I couldn't!
4: /Inuzuka had a chronic heart disease, and in the next year, it took his life.
5: /His death complicated the case, since the investigators still had yet to find out where Okuno had gone...
6: /Then, five years later,
7: /they got a tip that Okuno was in Shizuoka prefecture.
1: /But they never found him there... all they came up with were his elderly parents and his wife, who had died of disease.
2: /Hmmm... so Junzo had taken his son Koji and completely disappeared, just the two of them... that's all they ever found out.
3: /He did call his son Koji...
4: /That's got to be them.
2: Oh.... hey, Rin. You know it's lunchtime, right? Don't you think you're a little late?
3: What are you talking about? I got here at 7, cleaned up the office, then went to the HQ. I've been working all day!
4: Hello. I'm Yanagita, from the HQ.
5: Long time no see. How have you been?
6: Good, thank you. I'm still whipping my old body and working my hardest.
7: I'm planning his going-away party for him!
1: Going-away party?!
2: Oh, you're retiring, sir?
3: Yes... I'm afraid I've gotten a bit too old for this.
4: That's too bad. So the Demon of the Investigation Unit is finally going to be laid to rest, eh?
5: Oh, I've long since ceased to be a demon. I'm more of an old monk now... I truly do miss my youth.
6: When are you retiring?
7: At the end of this month. Thank you for all your hard work during my term.
8: Even though we're in different departments, we do the same work! And don't think I've forgotten how hard you were on me when I was starting out!
9: Uh-oh! I'm scared now!
10: Hey, where's Mika?
11: In the records room.
1: She's been in there since last night. Wonder what she's researching...
2: The records room... how come?
3: Oh, Rin!
4: 'sup, Mika?
5: What is it? A case?
6: Oh, no. I was just bored...
8: One of our veterans, Yanagita-san, is going to retire soon, so I brought him by to say hello.
9: Nice to meet you.
1: I haven't been here long, so...
2: Yeah, that's what I wanted to talk to you about, Mika. I want you to come to the going-away party this Saturday... are you free?
3: Oh, absolutely. As long as time permits, I will be honored to attend.
4: Huh? Are you free or arencha?
5: Hmm... well, yes. I am investigating one case, though.
6: What is it?
7: Hey, this is a pretty cool jacket! It's a man's, isn't it?
8: Ahhh! Rin...
9: Just let me try it on!
1: Whoops! Sorry!
2: Sorry about that! You were investigating something, right?
3: No, it's OK.
5: Yep, it's just too small for me.
6: Yeah... that's what I feared.
2: Sorry for interrupting you earlier.
3: You'll have to excuse me, but there's something I have to ask you.
4: Is the case you're investigating a case regarding Okuno Junzo that happened 15 years ago?
6: I-I don't know that name.
7: I see. It was just a hunch...
8: I'm sorry I can't help you.
9: Excuse me!
1: /She knows about the Okuno case... she knows something about the break-in at Takamori Financing...
2: /I've been an investigator for close to 40 years, and I've learned to trust my hunches. She knows something, and she's trying to hide it.
3: /The the Okuno case is the only one I've never been able to solve in all of my years on the force...
4: /If I have a chance, then I want to... no, I have to catch Okuno before I retire!
5: /This will be the case that celebrates the end of my career...
SIGN: Dandelion Academy
1: And then, the black mask appeared!
SIGN: Picture Card Story
2: And he grabbed the mad samurai!
3: Wait! Stop, you crazy samurai!
SFX: CLAP CLAP
1: Come again soon, grandpa!
2: We're waiting for you!
3: Bye bye!
4: Come back soon!
5: Hey, sensei, when will he come next?
6: If you're all good children, he'll come back again very soon!
1: Oh, you want to know about that man? Unfortunately, I don't even know his name. We just know him as the paper card storyteller. He comes here to tell stories to the children twice a month.
2: And he never asks for any compensation, you know. I think it's been about five years since he started coming...
3: Five whole years?
4: That's right. To the children, it's like having Santa Claus come every month.
5: Apparently, he draws all those picture cards by himself.
6: Sensei! Hurry up and come back inside!
7: Santa Claus every month, huh?
1: Hm?! That's...
3: Oh! Yanagita-san!
4: How rare to see you out like this. Are you alone?
1: That's right. I just happen to have a lot of free time today!
2: Where's your partner, Mika-san?
3: Hey, hold on a minute here! Something's up... you've seemed really interested in Mika ever since yesterday!
4: What happened?
5: Oh, nothing special... I just have some work-related business to ask her about.
6: What kind of work?
7: Oh, well, the thing is... there's one case I wanted to clear up before I retire.
8: I just split up with Mika in Shibuya... she was riding on some big bike. I wonder where she got that thing?
9: A-alright! Goodbye now!
10: /What's he in such a hurry for?
11: /And what's the case he wants to solve before he retires? How does that have anything to do with Mika?
1: Koji, you sure finished your evening deliveries quickly today.
2: Yep. There weren't many morning edition inserts this time.
3: Oh, okay.
SFX: RUMBLE YAHOOOOOO
1: Ah... it's them again.
1: H-hey! Th-that chick!
2: Th-that's m-my bike!
3: We found her! Don't let that bitch get away!
4: Shit! We've gotta make her pay today!
5: They found me again...
1: Don't let her get away! That's my bike!
2: Fuck it! Just ram her!
1: Ah! Mika!
3: /She's being chased by men... what's going on?!
SFX: VROOOOOM YAHOOO
1: Alright! Find her!
2: Don't let her get away with my bike!
3: Looks like she got away.
1: /I can't find her anywhere. Looks like she got another in on me tonight...
2: /There are only three days left until the statute of limitations... I need to find Okuno, even if it means interrogating Mika...
3: Sorry to keep you waiting!
1: Kyaaaah! H-heeeelp!
2: S-someone! Heeelp!
3: Yahoooo! We never let out prey go once we catch 'em!
1: Noooo! Kyaaah!
3: Shuddap! Someone, hurry up and gag her!
SFX: HAA HAA
2: Woah! This little bookworm's starting to tighten up!
3: And she's moving her body! Aaaahhh!
4: Hey, me next! It's my turn!
1: Aaahhh... it feels... so good...
2: Uahhh! Sh-she's getting e-even tighter! Aahhh...
3: She isn't a bookworm, she's a cockfiend!
4: Hurry it up! Me next!
1: Ohhh! Now she's riding on top!
2: Holy shit! She really likes it!
5: Aahhh... nnn...
1: Wh-who's there?!
2: The police! Don't move!
3: Sh-shit! Run!
4: Just when things were getting good...
6: Now! Run!
3: Run for it!
1: Alright, alright! Don't hit me any more!
2: I'm going to put you away for rape.
3: Rape...?! That wasn't rape?!
4: Sh-she's the one who invited us out here! She was shaking her hips, tightening her cunt up, everything!
5: Look, where is she now?! She's gone! She ran away!
7: I'm not letting you off just yet, though. You're coming with me.
8: Wh-why? I didn't do anything!
9: Just shut up and come with me!
1: First, I want you to look at this photograph. You know her, don't you?
2: What? The girl we chased around last night?!
3: Yeah, I know her! She stole my fucking bike!
4: Stole it?! What were you riding just now, then?
5: My friend's! This bitch stole my bike and ran away on it!
6: You're sure about this?
7: You really think I'd lie at this point?!
1: /Hino Mika stole a motorbike?
2: /Two days left until the statute's up... and Hino Mika is the only one who knows about Okuno!
3: /I have what I need to interrogate her now...
4: [Crocodile Precinct
5: Goodbye now.
1: What was that all about?
2: Why he is trying to dig up some case right before he retires?
3: Just tying up loose ends, I suppose.
4: He's been doing nothing but tracking Mika since yesterday!
5: How is she involved with that case of his?
6: Oh, Rin! What's going on?
7: You piqued my interest, so I came here to wait for you. Why do you keep following Mika around?
1: What?! Mika knows about the Okuno case?!
2: That murder that happened 15 years ago?
3: Do you remember how Mika was looking at Okuno's records a few days ago?
5: This case has been the only case in my 40 years on the force that I've never solved.
6: If Mika knows something about it, then why the hell doesn't she tell us?!
7: That's what I want to know...
8: Either way Rin, I need your help. This will be my last case!
9: We only have two days left until the statute of limitations is up...
1: You really think Mika's hiding something about the case? That's crazy...
TEXT: MOST WANTED LIST
Robbery and Murder
1: If she hasn't even gone to her apartment... then where the hell is she?
3: Did you find her?!
4: No, I just saw a ramen cart...
5: Haha! I should have known. Can't fight on an empty stomach, now can you, Rin?
6: One bowl, please.
7: Thank you...
1: Hurry it up, if you can! I'm starving! I'll have three!
3: Coming right up!
4: One isn't enough, huh?
5: You know, the truth is, I'm on a diet right now!
6: Well, tonight's a special occasion!
7: Yeah! Good point!
8: /That man... that's the inspector who was assigned to my case...
9: /I'm pretty sure I've seen him in the newspaper before...
1: D-dad! What's wrong?!
2: You look pale!
3: N-nothing. I'm fine...
4: Hey! How much longer's it going to be?
5: A-almost finished now...
6: /A cop...!
7: I-I'll make the ramen, dad.
9: Hey! What's going on in there?!
10: We're in a hurry, you know!
11: Y-yes, sorry...
12: Ahh! There she is!
3: Mika! It's Mika!
1: Alright! After her!
3: A-are you alright, dad?!
5: Let's close up for tonight, dad.
1: Damn it all! We lost her again.
2: What are you doing? Taking out the radio?
3: I'm going to call all cars to look for Mika's bike.
4: What?! Wh-why? What did she do wrong?!
1: Withholding evidence and stealing a bike!
2: Are you fucking nuts?! You still don't know anything for sure yet?!
3: I've been a cop for 40 years. I trust my hunches!
SIGN: Meiko Elderly Home
SFX: CLAP CLAP
1: That was such a nice story! It tugged right on my heartstrings!
2: Hmph! You don't see me crying!
3: Please come again soon!
4: We'll be waiting for you!
2: Dumbass! Where were you looking?!
1: Watch out, you idiots!
1: Hang in there... hang in there!
3: Someone, hurry up and call an ambulance!
SIGN: Kariya Hospital
1: I've checked out his brainwaves with the X-ray, and he looks fine.
2: There were two wounds on the back of his head, and we sowed them up with seven stitches. He took heavy shock from the accident, though. And since he's up in his years, I can't be sure how long it will take him to recover.
3: I'm just glad his head is alright...
4: D... dad!
1: So you're the one who found him...
2: He isn't conscious yet, but his head is fine.
3: Th-thanks. I...
4: Now we're even. Right, Koji-san?!
5: What? Hey...
6: How do you know my name?!
7: Oh, um... I asked your dad. He was still awake then...
8: My dad?!
1: What?! You saw Mika at the Kariya Hospital on Center Street?!
2: Alright! I'm on it!
SIGN: Kariya Hospital
1: Someone, come quickly! Please!
2: What's wrong?!
3: It's that patient who was in that accident today!
4: What's wrong with him?
5: Ah! He's gone!
1: Aahhh... Okuno-san! How could he move in that condition?!
2: Did you look for him? In the bathroom, or other examination rooms!
3: H-he isn't anywhere to be found. He was here when I took his temperature at 5...
4: He still isn't healthy enough to get up yet!
5: His son Koji was here, wasn't he?
6: Yes, but I can't find either of them.
7: His son was here at 5 as well.
8: Alright. Go tell the doctor and get everyone to search for him!
10: It's 7... if they left after 5... that gives them two hours.
11: Koji-san must have taken him out...
1: /Koji-san knew that he'd be investigated by the police if he stayed here...
2: /So he risked taking his father out, even though he was severely injured...
3: /But if he's carrying his father around, then he can't have gotten far...
1: /Those two can't allow themselves any manner of accidents until tomorrow night, when the statute of limitations runs out.
2: /They've hidden in the shadows for 15 years. They're only doing what they've always done...
2: Have you seen this woman? I heard she was at this hospital!
1: Hello?! Have you seen her?
2: We don't have time for that right now!
3: One of our patients disappeared, and we have to find him! You'll just have to wait!
4: A patient disappeared?!
5: What room?!
6: Enough already! 218 on the second floor!
7: Who are those people?!
8: Rin, let's go!
9: But what does a disappeared patient have to do with Mika?!
10: How should I know?! But since she was here, they must be connected somehow!
1: There's the room!
2: Is this the room that the missing patient was in?
3: Yes, that's right!
4: What kind of a person was the patient? A man?
5: Yes. Just about over 60 years old. He was brought in from a traffic accident today.
6: After I took his temperature in the evening, he disappeared! His son came here to visit him, and they disappeared together!
7: The patient hadn't even awaken yet, so I can't understand how he could have moved...
1: Nurse, please look at this photograph. I think this woman came to this hospital.
3: Ahh! That's the patient who disappeared!
5: Wh-what? The man in this photograph?!
6: Y-you mean Okuno was the patient?!
1: Are you sure about this? Look closely!
2: Yes. His hair is a bit different, but...
3: Sure, it may very well be. This photograph was taken 15 years ago, after all.
4: His face looks exactly the same, though! Right down to where this mole is over his right eye!
5: Yanagita-san! Sounds pretty conclusive to me.
6: Then please, look at this photograph next!
7: Oh my! This is the lady who brought the patient in!
8: Are you sure about that?!
10: Rin! Follow me!
1: We need to search the vicinity! Mika must have saw Okuno get into an accident and carried him in here!
2: Okuno and his son know the statute of limitations will be up in a day, so they ran, fearing they'd be investigated! Mika probably knew about this and went to go find them!
3: They must be somewhere nearby!
SFX: SCREECH VROOOOOM
4: We need to search every nook and cranny until we find them!
1: I can't find them this way, either...
2: Maybe they went farther downtown...
1: A young man carrying an elderly man? Nope, sorry.
2: Where could they have gone?
3: Okuno can't push himself in his condition...
2: D-dad! Dad!
2: Dad! Hang in there!
7: Ohh.. Koji...
8: Phew... I'm glad you're awake.
9: Wh-where are we?
10: You don't need to worry. I moved you out of the hospital. We're safer here.
12: You don't need to say anything right now! Just get some rest!
1: Rin! Look that way! Don't miss a single corner!
2: We only have 24 hours left until the statute of limitations is up!
Crocodile Precinct Vol. 4 / END
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