Although we met once a few years later, I remember Austin most clearly from our time as kids in elementary school. Austin was my first friend class and I always think back fondly on that time in my life, mainly because of Austin. He was kind to me, the weird bookish child from overseas. I remember playing with him, in school as well as at home, always discovering something new, reading, talking, playing as kids do. I don't know wherever it looked different from an adult's perspective, but to me he was my best friend, if only for a short time. Yet I always remembered him. And I always will. I am sorry that I never told him that.