Yan frowned as Hayami spoke. She could not know this, and might not even expect this due to his need for control, but he did not like fortune telling, especially that far in the distance. Why? It tended to put things out of his control, to make him over think his decisions, to force him to plan for a future he was not ready to face. A fortune for what might happen that very evening, and to someone else, he might take interest in, but he didn't want to think about weeks away or plan for some grand event that might only happen because he planned for it. Intelligence was one thing. It was solid and clear cut even when it was vague. It left a number of possibilities even if it was a lie. Fortune telling was foggy and unpredictable. He didn't like it.wrote:Baba's Crystal Ball, Combat Rune
Thus, he ignored the cards on the table until they were all drawn, and without even looking at them, swept them away and back towards her. "I don't believe in them much either," he replied, though not unkindly. He appreciated the effort, the concern even in wanting to show him, but it just wasn't for him. Whatever event was coming, it would come and he would either be involved or he wouldn't. As for their meeting with the emperor, well he didn't need to know anything about that. Those cards were slowly being built in his hand, not across the table.
When she agreed to accept his help, his shoulders relaxed a tiny bit in relief, though his mind was still buzzing with ways she could still reject it when the time came. Words were words after all, and the actual event could go in directions neither of them, or her cards, could predict. She was sincere about it at least and when she reached for his hand he did not pull his away but his gaze shifted there in almost suspicion. When nothing happened, he turned it over and held hers before looking back to her.
"Not many people understand my method," he says with a grin. "Nor my high success rate~"