Cost of Living
"I was just wondering how I could go to Mars," the boy said. "With the debt, I mean. I don't suppose I could get away from that."
"Of course not."
"Unless I stowed away on a rocket."
"But you wouldn't do that."
"No, of course not," the boy said, but his tone lacked conviction.
"You'll stay here and marry a very nice girl," Leela told him.
"Sure I will," Billy said. "Sure." He grinned suddenly. "I didn't mean any of that stuff about going to Mars. I really didn't."
"I'm glad of that," Leela answered.
"Just forget I mentioned it," Billy said, smiling stiffly. He stood up and raced upstairs.
"Probably gone to play with his rockets," Leela said. "He's such a