I thought about writing you a letter and...
I've gone over what to say in head the past year,
I just wanted to say that I'm sorry
for what I did.
You and your family were going through so much,
and I didn't help.
But I swear to you,
I had nothing to do with what's happening now.
I didn't touch her grave, and I would never.
I mean, believe me, no one wants to see Ali be at peace--
A friend would never do what you did.
At the time, it felt like a childish prank.
Seems like you've gotten crueler with age.
You need a good foundation.
Start with a good foundation,
and you can build anything.
You and your family were going through so much,你们经历了那么多困难
The child is going through a difficult phase.
They went through the agonies of war and famine.
But I swear to you,但我向你保证
The soldiers swore to fight for the hearth and the altar.
At the time, it felt like a childish prank.那时还只是幼稚的恶作剧
at the time:那时候
This trick escaped detection at the time.
Admittedly, he didn't know that at the time.