They stood on the platform and watched the transports taking off and leaving.
These days, it seemed like everyone was getting into space. The ads all said that a new life of adventure awaited in the off-world colonies. He’d thought about going with them and starting over.
He blew out a lungful of smoke and reached down with his other hand to pet his dog. They don’t allow pets on the transports.
There is a point where you have to choose between the bonds you love and the things you might do. He made his choice and never regretted it.

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