Augustus and I lay on the bed in his childhood room and stared at the ceiling blankly. I believed Augustus was free today, for he usually wouldn't stay idle like this to waste his time. That was why I used to say that Augustus was old-fashioned. The man just seemed to have no hobbies. Besides, Augustus never scrolled his phone idly. His phone only served two functions—answering calls and sending messages to assign tasks to his staff when he couldn't make a call. Moreover, he seldom watched TV nor played video games. From morning till night, he always immersed himself in work, reports, and books. Sometimes, I couldn't help but think if Augustus kept me by his side only to spice up his boring life. If that was true, I would at least be of use to Augustus.
Anyway, I thought Augustus made a big mistake by not bring his laptop here today. As such, I guessed he regretted his decision deep down.
Augustus' bed was 1.8 meters long. As I lay on it, I imagined that Augustus had an extravagant childhood. When I was young, I didn't even have my bed, not to mention my own room.
I heaved a sigh and said slowly, “Mr. Adler, I feel that you truly have a happy life. When I was a kid, I could only sleep beside my mom.” As I was deep in thought, I said to myself, “I used to argue with mom when I heard from my classmates that all of them had their rooms. Back then, my mom scolded me in anger and disappointment. Crying my eyes out, I felt wronged, so I grabbed my pajamas and took a shower. When I came out of the bathroom, I saw my mom crying in the bedroom alone. At that time, I realized that I was too immature. Given our financial situation, she couldn't get a room for me even if she wanted to.”
I felt dejected every time I recalled my mother weeping in a corner alone. Also, I would blame myself for being ignorant back then. Although it happened many years ago, the memory had seared into my heart.
Meanwhile, Augustus didn't interrupt me while I revealed my secrets to him. I kept reminiscing and telling Augustus about what happened between my mom and me. Also, I didn't care if he would laugh at me later.