Rufus cried holding the old woman's hand. He didn't need to, but he'd got swept up in the role. He stuck around for half an hour, then got up, leant over and kissed the old woman's face while he gently removed her oxygen tubes. He felt it would be merciful. A young nurse was later disciplined for his mercy.
He walked slowly out of the hospital and jumped on a bus back home. He had to find Mac. He knew it was responsible and that it could lead to him.
"Where's my mum?" he asked the copper waiting at home.