It wasn’t five months after leaving home when Louis realised he didn’t want to be a fireman. He wasn’t doing well, would probably be kicked out.
He tried to contact his parents without success. They had abandoned him!
When he needed them, they weren’t there!
They had money, they could help him, but they weren’t there!
Louis forgot about all the years they tried to help him. He forgot about all the unreturned calls they made. Forgot about how he deleted their messages unread.
He tried to recall where his aunts and uncles lived but had never been interested in them.
Louis would never recognise he had destroyed his own life. And he had done it out of spite.