Amber wrote, “Because of you, I was able to laugh. Because of your advice, I could dry my tears. And because of your courage, I could gain courage.
“When I was embarrassed, you didn’t judge me. You tried your best to understand my imperfect Korean, and you embraced me.
“When people joked that you and I were twins, I was honestly really proud because I wanted to become a great person like you…thank you. I’m so thankful I was able to be your dongsaeng [little sister].
“I will become an ‘Amber’ that you can be proud of. Jjong, you did well. I love you.”
Sooyoung wrote, “I was so proud that the voice I heard next door in the basement practice room eventually became a voice that filled up a huge concert stadium. You worked really hard.
“That day when you were sitting across from me, my eyes were set on you for a long time. I didn’t want to act like a sunbae who knew everything, so I didn’t really say anything to you…but I should have.
“I was always amazed by you, and I was also envious and shy. You were precious to all of us and it’s regretful that you’re gone, but what more can I say. You did well, and you worked really hard.”
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