Continued from episode 36, “Coquelicot”.
(In Brixton, Sibilla can’t believe what she’s just heard)
Sibilla: (as she pours some brown sugar in her cappuccino) What do you mean you’ve come across that name before??
Abigail: I just can’t remember where…
Sibilla: It’s really important that you do, I’m asking you…
Abigail: (bursts out crying)
Sibilla: What’s going on, Abi? I haven’t seen you this upset since your divorce… What’s going on?
Abigail: (bends her head down and keeps crying behind her sunglasses)
Sibilla: You prefer if we go somewhere more private?
Abigail: (she blows her nose) No, here’s fine, you know how your coffee shop feels like my second home…
Sibilla: (to the barista) Can you put together a small plate of the biscotti al latte and bring it to table 4? (to Sibilla) Come on, Abi, let’s move to this table by the window…. (after they sit down) So, tell me…. what’s so heavy on your heart?
Abigail: It’s my ex…
Abigail: Yes… He’s back in my life…
Sibilla: Really? … Abi, are you sure it’s a good idea? Do you remember the hours you spent here after you filed for divorce? I could hardly keep customers in….
Abigail: I’m sorry I was such a burden.
Sibilla: I’m not trying to guilt you Abi, I’m just asking for some perspective. You call me today and you’re in tears… I just wish history is not going to repeat itself.
Abigail: (she sighs) This time it’s different.
Sibilla: How so?
Abigail: I got a call from the University College London Hospital. The nurse on the phone was asking to speak with Mrs. Abigail Campden.
Sibilla: You did revert to your maiden name after your divorce, didn’t you?
Abigail: Yes, I did. But apparently, I was listed in Samuel’s file as his power of attorney.
Sibilla: How come?
Abigail: Well, about two years ago when we were still married he had to have surgery on his arm and this document had to be signed in case something went wrong during surgery.
Sibilla: So, was she calling you to get the form revoked?
Abigail: No, she asked me to come in right away, Samuel had been brought in after a serious accident. They needed me to make decisions for him.
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