My cousin was in town for business, and it seemed as though he would be around for a few weeks.
His company had sent him to represent them at official meetings.
As I remember, Brain had not been the kind of person to invade people’s privacy and personal spaces. He considered this sacred and preferred to stay away. Apart from the occasional few hours remaining that he did, he chose to book a hotel and spend the night rather than cause inconveniences by requesting people to host him. It had been a while since I had seen him and wondered if this aspect of his life had changed. It turns out that he was still the same, five years on. The moment he landed in my town, he gave me a call, and his first plan was to help him find one of the best monthly furnished apartments in the neighborhood. The company was paying for his comfort, and he was ready to make the most of it. Fortunately, I had a friend who serviced monthly furnished rentals that were classy and in a serene environment which is what Brian wanted. We decided to check out the furnished rentals before going to my place for him to say hi to my wife and the kids. No persuasion would convince him to stay with us, and I knew better than to insist on this. He spent the evening reminiscing and discussing life changes before I finally dropped him at the serviced apartments since he needed to prepare for his conference the next day. It was going to be a hectic two weeks, and he asked us not to be surprised if he only came by when he was about to leave.