Bonus word: Pisces.
Augie often chews his lip when deep in concentration, and if you ask a question he may choose not to answer. He's probably processing everything that has happened recently, which would account for his astonishing recall. Long silences are a habit we share, a fact I attribute (with a straight face) to our both being Pisces. To one born under the sign of the fish, getting lost in thought can feel like swimming to the bottom of the sea. Often we just sit together holding hands, thinking our separate thoughts until we swim back to the surface.