Louis mother, Barbara, gave him one fifth of the money they had saved for his tuition. She explained that if after five years he still was sure he wasn’t going to need it to attend University, she would give him the rest.
Louis hadn’t really want to move out of the house; he loved having his parents around to torture.
However, he couldn’t back down.
One of his school friends lived in a house which had a basement flat. He was able to rent it, and move in.
It was after the whole performance, after the confrontation with his parents, the gaining a percentage of his college fund and moving out, that Louis put in his application to become a fire fighter.