As she approached his table, hatred rose in her throat like bile. He was responsible for Dabuku’s death. He knew that her husband had respiratory problems yet he put him on the concourse anyway.
Dabuku and another worker were working on the concourse at Victoria Station in London when a man spat and coughed in their faces before vanishing. The man had the Coronavirus. Dabuku died. His colleague was fighting for his life.
“Coffee?” she asked.
“Thanks, Abidemi. So sorry about Dabuku.”
She didn’t answer.
She watched him drink the coffee.
Underneath her mask, she smiled.
This is inspired by the true story of two women in London, who were spat and coughed on by a man who had Coronavirus. One of the women died.