...did I forget to mention it could talk?
A sweatdrop formed on the back of the stall owner's head. "That is the discount price..." he retorted, prompting two over-exaggerated sighs from the duo. The boy planted his face into the counter, the older man only shaking his had in response before urning to deftly flip a few skewers of meat and vegetables on the grill. "You two can't even afford 200 Jewel? I thought you guys were supposed to be big Fairy Tail Mages now?" The cat was next to plant its face after a groan emanated from the boy. "We take all the Jobs we can..." began the explanation, slightly muffled by the tabletop he was speaking into. "...but when there's no work, there's no cash." What they said was true...but there was something that bugged the stall owner. There were Mages all over Magnolia Town who lived comfortably working for Fairy Tail...and not just them either! He'd seen plenty of other magic users from different parts of Fiore and most of em seemed pretty well off...so why the hell were these two in such poor shape? "Well what do you spend the money you get from taking Jobs on?" What could they possibly be spending all that dough on? The answer came in muffled unison and was tinged with shame and a bit of annoyance.
Cue more shaking of the head from the stall owner. "These two are hopeless..." Still, he couldn't help but feel a bit bad for them. Ever since they'd arrived in Magnolia Town the odd duo had been giving him all kinds of business. They couldn't get enough of the kebabs he sold. But alas...he had a business to run. These two would have to scrape up a bit of money if they wanted to eat.