I pulled Augustus down the street as I bought some food from the stalls. He rejected the food I offered at the beginning, and understandably so. People were naturally inclined to shut off things that were not familiar to their own experience. I disregarded him and stuffed some kebab into his mouth when he was not looking at me. He had no other choice but to chew it.
I looked at him in expectation as he ate away. He had a repulsive expression on his face at first, but he quickly relaxed and started enjoying the food. This was a rare reaction coming from Augustus, and it really made my day.
“Why are you so happy?” he asked, pinching my nose. The smile on his face intensified as he looked at my reaction.
Indeed, I was elated.
We spent some time trying out food from different stalls after that. Augustus was more open to the idea of eating other food after tasting the kebab. This time around, I did not need to force food into his mouth anymore.
We sat at one of the tables in front of the shops as I rested my chin on my hands, gazing at him. He looked so out of place in his classy attire. I could tell people were eyeing him as they walked past us, but I ignored them and fixed my eyes on him.