Demetri Rowan Howell
Location: Grand Central Station
Location: Grand Central Station.
Demi didn't quite care for being manhandled by Cassian. Had it been Zeke he probably wouldn't have minded, but he'd hardly known Cassian and yet here he was picking him up like some kind of stray he found off the street. He watched as Nancy went off towards the ticketing station and came back with pricing. 316$ for all of them to board Grand Central Station. He'd wondered if that included him or not given his current state. If so perhaps he could skip out on the payment and remain a cat for the entirety of the ride to save them on some cash. That was until she'd asked everyone to fork up some money for them.
Cassian pursed his lips for a moment before finally smacking them into a soft pop. "Mom never mentioned having to pay for our own transportation. Thought camp provided that for quests. Buuuut perhaps I can try something out, to help out on our little endeavor." He pulled out his panflute and began testing out a few notes as Zeke searched for money and Kristin followed suit. They didn't really pan out well, as he struggled to find the right inspiration for something to play.
In the meanwhile Demi had since hopped out of Cassian's arms, now that he was more concerned with his panflute than he was keeping him from running astray. He watched Zeke pull out a crumpled twenty and saw as Kristin announced the 150 that she had between camp funds and her own. He was quite so concerned about her, though Demetri knew that Zeke's mother worked two jobs, and from conversations they'd had it seemed as though that twenty may have been his last. He nuzzled around Zeke's ankles before stepping a few feet away and shifting back into his old self.
Demetri pulled out his wallet and grabbed his last bit of money, a hundred dollar bill. He hadn't asked his parents for more over the break since he'd never gone questing and food was free. But now it seems he may have to ask for another allowance shortly after this. "Nance I can cover Zeke and I's ticket. Or well I suppose his and another's, as a cat won't need to have a ticket to board the train. Zeke why don't you hold onto your twenty incase we need emergency provisions later, ok?" He handed Nancy the twenty with an almost pleading look to give back Zeke's bill before shifting back into a cat.
Demi worked almost as a bit of a muse. After all, every good musician needed a muse to inspire them to do greatness. Watching everyone band together, trying to get the money for a grand adventure. It reminded him of a movie that involved another form of fellowship. And a simple tune entered his head. Cassian placed his hat onto the ground so that passers-by could offer money. He made a makeshift sign that read "Need Money for Train" and put it in the hat so the wind couldn't knock it away. Then Cassian began to play Concerning HobbitsI. A simple tune that would hopefully inspire those around them to give generously for their cause.