Augustus seemed to have gotten used to my presence. After he was done with his meal, he beckoned at me with a finger and instructed me to clean up the delivery food packages before immediately resuming his work.
Not knowing how to bring up my concerns to him, I picked up a finance magazine from the coffee table and absentmindedly flipped through it. He had always been a studious person. Although he never said it out loud, I knew that he was pleased whenever I started reading to pass the time while waiting for him in his office.
He minded his own business and I minded my own. Occasionally, I would sneak a glance at Augustus lost in his work, and the sight would make my heart skip a beat. Time ticked by slowly. I eventually became invested in the magazine, and it was eleven o'clock when I finally finished reading it.
Done with his own work as well, Augustus put down his pen and swiftly rearranged the documents on his table.
“Did you want to tell me something?” he suddenly said, staring right through my soul.
My hands froze in mid-air as I moved to place the magazine back on the coffee table. “How did you know...”