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Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage: Chapter 162 (Part 1)

Chapter 162: Execution (Part 1)

“It is not a whore’s, like you, turn to butt in.”

Cang Zai Qing was slightly startled. She had long knew that Shen Yue was not as gentle as she looked on the surface but did not expect Shen Yue’s mouth to be this powerful. Unconsciously she looked over towards Shen Wan and what surprised her the most was that not only did Shen Wan not look at her, it was as if he had turned a deaf ear to Shen Yue’s words.

When Shen Yue saw Cang Zai Qing’s appearance, she said pleased, “Why? Are you hoping my Father will speak out for you? Now the entire capital knew that you, Cang Zai Qing, is a used shoe from Liu Province who has no emotions and integrity. You self-proclaimed manners and literally knowledge are just like the number one prostitute in a brothel.”

“What. What nonsense are you talking about?” Cang Zai Qing’s heart jumped and replied unconsciously. She was locked in the prison all the time and was unaware of what was going on outside thus she did not know that her matter in Liu Province had already spread and everyone in Ding capital treated her as a joke.

“You do not know?” Shen Yue had anger in her heart and use words to agitate her, “Your husband and son in Liu Province missed you so much and specially came down to Ding capital to look for you.” Shen Yue looked at Shen Wan with ill intentions as she was quiet resentful of Shen Wan and thus continued unhurriedly, “That Tian Li knelt in front of the government offices early and beat the drum and cried injustice, saying that the Shen residence snatched married woman.”

Cang Zai Qing trembled and she knew that this could no longer be hidden but when she looked at Shen Wan, she saw that Shen Wan did not have a surprised reaction before she asked trembling, “You. You have long knew?”

“What?” The one speaking was Old Shen Furen who was starring wide-eyed at the other side. She had thought that Shen Yue and Cang Zai Qing were not close thus they said those humiliating things but now she finally caught on and screamed, “You married to another? You also have a son?”

Cang Zai Qing did not answer but Chen Rou Qiu who was looking on coldly from the side laughed, “Mother is still not aware. The wife that you so carefully selected for your son is currently another person’s family. The Shen family had raise another family’s wife and this Cang Zai Qing’s son is after all not with the surname Shen. Those words outside that were saying about the Shen family are indeed exciting. Mother should also listen to it.”

Shen Gui was also shocked by this sudden news. Cang Zai Qing finally recovered to her senses and glanced at Chen Rou Qiu before laughing coldly. She no longer hid her put up her docile appearance and smashed her image, “So what if I married another? So what I gave birth to another son? The Shen family is not as clean as you said. It is after all the one who retreated fifty steps laughing at the one retreated a hundred steps (aka pot calling the kettle black). Moreover I only married for a few days and did not enjoy much days of fortune so it is not clear who is the one in the pits.”

When Old Shen Furen heard it, anger raised from her heart. Without any rhyme or reason she was thrown into prison and was half fearful and half irritated with a stomach full of anger without any way to let out. Cang Zai Qing’s words was the trigger and without a second word, she rushed over pounced onto Cang Zai Qing and scolded as she pulled Cang Zai Qing’s hair, “You slut! Defrauding the Shen family! Shameless!”

How could Cang Zai Qing be one who accept all of that? If one were to say that she was willing to be lowly and insignificant, it was due to the overall plotting in the Shen residence but now all appearances were shattered, thus there was no more concerns left. Immediately she and Old Shen Furen came to blows.

Even though Old Shen Furen was old, during the fight her energy level was of that when she was young. She after all grew up in the marketplace while Cang Zai Qing’s fist were weaker as literate people would not use their hands thus she did not do as well. Both of them fought and scolded one another, making it even more chaotic. Shen Gui wanted to pull them apart when he saw it but male and females were locked in separate cells thus his heart was willing but he did not have the ability to do it. Chen Rou Qiu looked on coldly while Shen Yue laughed. Everything stopped abruptly when Cang Zai Qing cried out in pain.

Old Shen Furen pushed Cang Zai Qing away and her face was filled with nail scratches and her hair and clothes were all messed up but she still looked satisfied at the person on the ground. Cang Zai Qing was curled up on the ground, hugging her stomach and painfully twisting her face as she cried out. Under her body, a pool of blood formed.

It was a miscarriage in the prison.

One did not know where Old Shen Furen hit Cang Zai Qing at but these days the food in prison was not to one taste thus Cang Zai Qing’s body was weak and in addition to the tussle with Old Shen Furen, her abdomen was injured.

Shen Gui looked at Shen Wan at a loss but saw that Shen Wan’s gaze was not affected one bit. Watching Cang Zai Qing rolling about in pain on the floor, it was as if he was looking at a stranger.

As for Old Shen Furen, she looked somewhat insanely at Cang Zai Qing as she scolded, “Slut! Slut that deserves to die!”

Shen Yue was somewhat afraid of blood and upon seeing the pool of blood that was under Cang Zai Qing’s body was growing and staining a large part of the ground, she started to be a little scared and started to squeeze towards Chen Rou Qiu. Chen Rou Qiu embraced Shen Yue firmly and as she looked at Cang Zai Qin, her lips slowly rose up.

Cang Zai Qing’s conscious was somewhat hazy due to the pain. She tried to call for the warden and hope that someone would discover something was wrong with her body and find a physician for her. However those wardens came and went and the looks that they gave were filled with disdain and ridicule. There was no intention to help her at all.

One did not know how long it had been but Cang Zai Qing could not even make a sound anymore. Most probably there was only air going in and none coming out, as if each breath would lead to her leaving.

No one spoke in the cell and it was scarily quiet. Everyone in the Shen family was looking at Cang Zai Qing had disgust, ridicule, dread and disdain in their gaze but no sympathy.

Catastrophes would warp a person’s character and not that their position was against each other, no sympathy was given at all. From Shen Yue’s and Chen Rou QIu’s perspective, Cang Zai Qing was suffering from her own actions and from Shen Wan’s perspective, it was not enough for Cang Zai Qing to die after deceiving him. Shen Gui was not a good person and Old Shen Furen could not wait to tear Cang Zai Qing piece by piece.

In Cang Zai Qing’s entire life, the first half was very smooth going but even though the latter half was not as smooth sailing, she had thought that with her smarts, she could still fly out from the branches and be a phoenix and it was still possible to be wealthy and noble. Because of that she could still fight and snatch and not care about conscience or reputation but who knew that once she entered the wealthy and noble, it was a grave and the people around were even more scarier than wolves.

At this moment, Cang Zai Qing suddenly missed the alcohol loving husband and quiet son who chopped firewood and feed chickens in Liu province.

She mumbled dazedly, “Huai Sheng.”

Shen Yue frowned, “What is she mumbling?”

Chen Rou Qiu shook her head.

“Mother, why are you looking so dispirited?” Shen Yue tightened her hands, “Is this matter very serious? When can we get out?”

“It’s nothing. This is just a small matter. Once His Majesty has investigated clearly, we will be released. Don’t worry. Go and rest else you will have no strength later.” Chen Rou Qiu answered with a smile.

After Shen Yue had gotten Chen Rou Qiu’s assurance, her heart settled down and she felt a little tired, thus she leaned against Chen Rou Qiu and fell asleep.

When Old Shen Furen heard Chen Rou Qiu’s words, she also gradually calmed down. Even though she was not satisfied with Chen Rou Qiu, one would know who was better when there was comparison. With Cang Zai Qing as an example, Old Shen Furen felt that Chen Rou Qiu was not bad. She then also closed her eyes to regain energy.

No one was concern of Cang Zai Qing’s life or death as she lay on the floor.

Chen Rou Qiu took a look at Cang Zai Qing and sneered. Immediately afterwards she thought of something and her eyes fell into despair.

This time there would not be any way out. She had lied to Shen Yue. One feared that they would not able to walk out of here alive.

No one understood Shen Wan’s expression than Chen Rou Qiu. If there was even a glimmer of hope, Shen Wan would not have had this kind of response. He just sat there indifferently and was somewhat wooden, as if everything did not matter at all. No matter if the Shen family had become a laughing material, the scuffle between Old Shen Furen and Cang Zai Qing or even Cang Zai Qing’s miscarriage, Shen Wan was expressionless. Shen Wan had given up all hope.

Even Shen Wan had lost all hope so Chen Rou Qiu had no other opportunity to live.

When one knew of this ending, Chen Rou Qiu did not expect that it was as unacceptable as she thought. Perhaps previously when the Chen and Shen families were fighting in court, Chen Rou Qiu had seen the little value of relationship or it could also be that the matter of Shen Wan divorcing her had hurt Chen Rou Qiu greatly. Currently Chen Rou Qiu was exhausted physically and mentally and now that Cang Zai Qing had ended up as such, she had nothing to care about.

Anyways if one were to die, everyone would die together and go to the netherworld together as a family. That was what Chen Rou Qiu thought.

“Third Younger Brother.” In the silence, someone broke the quietness and it was Shen Gui. He asked, “Do you not feel that our Shen family has met with some bad luck for these years? When Father was still alive, there was not so many of such matters.”

After Shen Gui discovered that the root of descendant was injured, he had muddled life along without any aims and was rarely awake. No matter if it was real or not, he finally asked about a serious matter.

Shen Wan looked at him and one was unable to distinguish it was happiness or anger in his tone, “Is it when Father was around or is it when Shen Xin is around?”

Shen Gui was at a loss for words. Indeed so. It was not exact if one were to say that Old Shen General alive as accurately speaking, when the Shen residence went downhill, it was when the Eldest household separated from the family. In fact when the Shen Xin returned back to the capital two years ago, their career was somewhat not smooth. It was just that at that time the Shen family was not separated and the official colleagues still flattered them on Shen Xin’s account. Afterwards when Shen Xin left the capital, these people did not have any scruples and the Shen family started declining. Even though one did not want to admit it, it was indeed a fact that a Shen family without Shen Xin, was like any ordinary official family, there was nothing special about them.

But the meaning of Shen Wan’s words was not that meaning on surface.

Shen Gui asked hesitantly, “Are you saying that someone is scheming our Shen family? This time the Shen family is also being schemed against?”

Shen Wan smiled strangely but did not know what he was smiling for.

“Could it be that Shen Xin was making a mess of things at the back?” Shen Gui was suddenly enlightened.

Chen Rou Qiu who was sitting at the side quietly spoke at this time, “That little slut that Luo Xue Yan gave birth is very abnormal. Did you not discover that as long as Shen Miao was slightly implicated, at the end everything will inexplicably be messed up?”

Shen Wan and Shen Gui looked towards Chen Rou Qiu at the same time. It seemed that Chen Rou Qiu did not saw their gaze as she continued, “First it was the Second household’s Shen Qing and Shen Yuan, then it is the Third household’s turn. At the beginning Second Sao’s method was also not carried out well. Thinking about it carefully, if one were to say when did all the incidents of the Shen residence start from, it was better to say that it started from when her temperament changed.”

Humans were strange as their mind were constantly changing. Previously in Shen Wan’s and Shen Gui’s eyes, Shen Miao was only a little smart at most but who know that she had such great abilities. But now they had fallen into such a state and hearing Chen Rou Qiu’s martyrdom, it seemed true. Just take for example, Princess Ming An who was recently here. She also hatred and desired revenge on Shen Miao when she inexplicably died and till now, nothing concrete came out from the investigation.

Shen Wan said heavily, “Just her alone, one’s action would not be able to be at such a level. Unless one had an able person guiding behind the scenes or one had found a strong backing.”

“One feared that it is not Shen Miao who found a backing.” Shen Gui said with great thought, “It is the Shen family had found a strong backing.” He as if thought about something and smacked his knees, “At the beginning why did Shen Xin not fall to his death on the battlefield? I was saying why in these years, everything was not smooth. So it is Shen Xin who had done something behind one’s back.” He said so righteously but did not mentioned that the Shen family had given so much hindering matters to Shen Xin.

“No matter what, things are more of less related to Shen Xin.” Chen Rou Qiu calmed down at this time and every words she said were more certain than before, “Else it cannot be that everyone in the Shen residence is implicated but only their First household is safe and sound.”

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61 responses

  1. Well, they’re on the right track, sort of. Y’all separated from Shen Xin and Shen Miao pwn’d your butts!!! Well deserved *clap clap* Now off with their heads!!!!

    And back to our Empress and peach blossom eyed man.

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  2. Aaaaaiiiiihh, Shen Gui and Shen Wan are such terrible brothers to Shen Xin …. glossing over their own misdeeds against the oldest brother and Shen Miao … if they had been a properly harmonious family, Shen Xin would have protected and guided them but I realize the premise of that ever being true would be unlikely due to the Old Madam who is/was a disgusting influence. Why would Old General marry such a deceitful monster ….. was he so blind in his later years or just wanted any warm body nearby? 🙅🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

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  3. ド──────ン!!
    .∧_∧  ∧_∧.
    ( `・ω・)つ)゜Д゜)・゜
    (つ  r⊂ ⊂)’
    |  _つ ⊂_⊂ノ
    `し´ catfight, finally someone with a little brain, if they had used it before they would not be like that, not lying, they would have ended badly, because they are bad like pork

    Thanks do the chapter! 💕💕💕

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  4. They were on the right track.. .Until they switched to blaming the dad. That’s when they went astray. I also have a feeling they’re going to try to drag Shen Xin into the fray.
    Many thanks

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  5. Finally the Shen Family 2nd and 3rd house holds can think. But they forget their sins. Sigh. If they not harmed Shen Miao, would they end bad?

    Thank you for the chapters Zaza san. You are awesome. Hugs 😘😘😘😘

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  6. —At this moment, Cang Zai Qing suddenly missed the alcohol loving husband and quiet son who chopped firewood and feed chickens in Liu province.

    —When Father was still alive, there was not so many of such matters.”

    When one suffers something worse, they’ll feel like the days in the past were better. *smirks*
    ..it’s already too late for CZQ’s regrets. As for that Shen family, aye, *smh* they don’t know the word regret. Even till the end.

    Thank you for the chapter (⊃ • ʖ̫ • )⊃ fu

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  7. Wow…final last moments I thought… finally they grew some brains …then nope. Yeah…of course. A little girl couldn’t possibly do all these things to them. It has to be the dad. Well… If they decide to bring Shen Xin down with them, our Empress will certainly show her claws. Or beautiful prince will earn some points and help his father-in-law and get into our tigeress good side. She may not admit it but her weakness is clearly her close family.

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  8. Hmm… Why when bad people / character never tried to asked themselves …it’s seems like when they become victim, they blame the one that brought them to victim state.. But instantly ‘lost memories’ why or what had they done to their victims before ..🙄🙄🙄 so unreasonable 😒😒😒
    Or just blame themselves why not got rid their victims early or they provoke wrong person 😑😑
    Not once they questioned their own character that need to be treated 🙄🙄😤😤
    I want our empress and Our Prince next door moments
    Thanks for the chapter

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  9. Wonder if SM if going to see the second and third branches in prison 🤔🤔🤔. Thanks for the chappy

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    • Highly unlikely. FXY is after all finding reason enough to doubt her right now. She has to lay low and pretend to be proper lady that doesn’t know politics.

      She would go secretly see their public excution though.

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  10. Ha!! You all just realize now ?? Hahaha poor you second and third houshold 😏😏

    So dramatic!! I just wonder, what will their expression be when shen miao visit them in the prison like shen yuan and shen qing.. i’m sure that it will be hilarious 😋😋

    Thanks for the chapter 😊😊😊

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  11. I wonder if Shen Miao will visit them for a last goodbye… they’re going to be dead in the second part of the chapter no? now that the Shen 2nd and 3rd branch are out of the way, the next enemy I’m looking foreword to see is that one whom Shen Miao fought in the palace (can’t remember her name). Thanks for the chapter ZaZa!

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    • Mei Furen! She’s one of FXY’s concubines who schemed Wan Yu, Fu Ming (did I get her son’s name right?), and Empress Shen to death. She’ll be an interesting enemy, maybe she’ll appear after the Shen Second and Third household gets executed.

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    • Ahhh…the mysterious Mei Furen…I am really looking forward to her appearance in this story! How can she remain unscathed when she dealt the most emotional damage to our Empress? SM will pay back Mei for the grievance she had suffered in the previous life.
      I would hope Mei will become FXY’s official prince consort in this life, assisting FXY. Imagine two cunning couples fighting for world domination—-a lively and intense bloody battle of wits. May the slyest one win!!
      However, I think Mei will become a third wheel in SM and XJX’s relationship. Sigh 😔…it will be a little disappointing if that’s the case since XJX only has eyes for SM. Mei Furen will suffer a crushing defeat no matter how beautiful and scheming she is (<——Mei must be in order to earn FXY’s favors). Her demise will be more miserable than the Shen family and Princess An combined for daring to eye a certain 🌸 peach blossom-eyed prince. 🤣
      Many thanks to our translator and editor. Give flowers 🌹🌷💐🌼. Would like to give pastries but can’t bake. Maybe I can ask (feels daggers aimed at my back)….ah never mind, how about dumplings 🥟, instead? Those I do know how to make 😋.

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  12. Oh, come on, men. Are you serious? You reap what you saw. If you didn’t deceive your older brother, if you didn’t betray his trust, if you were normal decent people, the whole story would be different!

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  13. Time to face the music gentlemen… You (shen wan and gui) just receive attention from the court thanks to your eldest brother. There is nothing special between you two.. It’s just that you are too delusional and truly believe your made-up comical skit of being “great official”

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  14. Now that the family is going to the underworld….what about that concubine’s daughter that took Shen Yue’s identity….don’t you think she’s suspicious too…having a few chapters dedicated to her. I wonder what role she has to play…friend or foe?

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    • I think Shen Dong Ling could be an ally but not quite friend/sister since they weren’t close when living at home. She also didn’t seem super ambitious, just crafty to protect/defend herself & her momma so I feel she may be satisfied with a steady life… my thoughts anyways

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  15. I hope Shen Miao followed her old template and visit them before the execution.

    Shen Miao: “Gao momo is the first one, Shen Qing the second one, Shen Yuan the third one, and since I am getting lazy to count, you all can become the fourth one.” *cackling elegantly*

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  16. Thank you for the chapteeer!!

    I am just wondering why they didn’t go find Shen Dong Ling (or I don’t know what she was called, Shen Gui’s smart daughter) if Shen Yue was brought and Shen Gui and Chen Rou Qiu (who has supposedly cut all ties) too.

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  17. None of them is willing to accept the horrible things they were doing, and the real reason behind SX leaving the family in the first place. However, they are so quick to point at SX’s family as the reason behind their woes. *smh*

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  18. That chapter title is quite foreboding. Though if it is really their turn to die why all? I can understand Shen Wan and his family (he is accused of being incompeten and he will be displayed as an example to others) but why also his mother and his blood brohe who have nothing to do with this?r (I don’t quite understand the chinese rules here)

    But it looks like they finally realized what went wrong (or at least partially) Shen Wan might have a succesful career without Shen Xin since he was always described as a capable official. But i mentioned in an earlier chapter when Shen Wan thought how harmonious the family was (of course he only thought of the 2nd and 3rd household): what the hell did you do to your oldest brother who provided them with money and security? They acted as a family while at the same time turning Shen Miao into an idiot and when she changed they still continued and tried even worse things. You reap what you sow. And I really hope Shen Miao pays them one last visit to gloat and probably count all the things they tried against her and her family.

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    • The reason why the entire Shen family was implicated was because the crime that they are actually being charged with is ‘treason’ (the public doesn’t know) which has a sentence of eradication up the the last 9 generations. Hence why CRQ was sent to jail too – she’s Shen Yue’s mother. Technically SDL’s mother should’ve been included too however she’s likely not arrested due to her living with her son-in-law’s (his family is a well-known supporter of the crown prince) and SDL isn’t considered part of the Shen family any longer cause she’s a married daughter, thus being “thrown out water”.

      Normally, SM’s family would’ve been implicated too despite being separated however the royal family cannot afford for SX to die currently. They NEED a formidable general for a show a strength and SX is their only option since the Xie family has completely declined.

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  19. CZQ dying almost the same way LXY died in the previous life made me say that heaven do have eyes. If you cant repay your evil deed in your previous life then expect it to come with interest in the next one. Serves you right bitch!

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  20. Shen Miao be like: In the previous life, you orchestrated and watched all of the deaths of the First household. Even giving a kick when one was already down. In this lifetime, we’ll be the ones to see you bleed and die. Since one might be lonely to die alone then I’ll let you all die at the same time so you wont be lonely. *laughs evilly*

    Me: Very well said, my Queen.

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  21. Hah. Everytime, people like them act like they’ve been wronged while forgetting their own sins. Treat others as you wish to be treated. But when your morals are so twisted, of course you always believe that you’re in the right…

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  22. Anxiously waiting for the next arc… When the bees keeps on buzzing around the flower, while the king bee is not around. It’s been awhile since my last comment. TYVM for the chapter Zaza any Tnyhy 🙂

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  23. Oh my god…how can people with functioning eyes and ears be so deaf and blind to their own matters and actions. You guys were clearly the ones who provoked everything. It is not as if Shen Miao killed everyone and anyone she saw, it is as you just said. Only those who IMPLICATED HER ended up with a horrible end. Now think, just for once in your miserable lives, THINK about what exactly you all have done to her or planned for her. Have any of you, ANY, ever had anything but malicious intentions for her? Answer: NO YOU IDIOTS! You all have tried to kill her or ruin her at least once, AT LEAST, and in each case, she would have ended up just as, if not more, miserable than you all are if she had not prepared for it. So you all don’t get to talk or whine. You can all go nurse your petty wounds and excuses in the dungeon where you belong. Oh, and don’t even bother trying to call out the First Household, because they have literally, LITERALLY had nothing to do with you all after they left. All that was done was done by our Empress and her Hubby. They weren’t even proper schemes, they were traps that would only be triggered if you decided to act as despicably as they expected you to be.
    Also, I WANT TO SEE THE ROMANCES ALREADY!!! Prince Rui has already delivered himself to our empress’ bed, so all that’s left is the wedding and children. COME ON XIE JING XI, STEP UP YOUR GAME

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