Mother and Son
Laura entered the control centre ready to start her shift. Scanning the monitors quickly, her eye was drawn to one particular screen.
As Joe handed over to her he pointed out the screen in the right hand corner.
‘She’s been there for a couple of hours,’ he said. ‘She doesn’t move, just keeps looking up every now and again as though she’s expecting someone.’
‘That is Dot,’ explained Laura. ‘She hasn’t been here for a while but she used to come every week for a couple of months. I’ll give her son a call.’
Ben arrived quickly, Laura met him at the entrance and escorted him to his mother.
‘Oh, there you are my dear. Shall we go home now?’ Dot smiled lovingly at her son.
Ben hid his tears as he prepared to take his mother back to the nursing home.
Laura patted his arm in sympathy as they left the waiting area.
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