Tea Leaves [Obey Me! Barbatos/MC]
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It was getting closer and closer to Halloween. Of course, living in Devildom was always a bit spooky. But it was going to be Halloween nonetheless, much to MC’s pleasure. Everyone had their own booths set up at the RAD’s Halloween Festival to raise funds for the student council. Some delivered tricks and others handed out treats. One booth, in particular, could hand out both.
MC paused at Barbatos’s booth. He gazed up at them with a soft smile and gestured for them to sit. They placed their bag of treats on the floor next to them as they slowly sat down. Teacups were lined up with various cartons of loose tea leaves. Behind the teacups was a teal cast iron teapot containing what MC presumed was hot water.
“Would you care to take a glimpse into your future?” Barbatos questioned, his eyes shut as he smiled.
“Are you actually using your powers or just using tea leaves?” MC laughed lightly.
Barbatos opened his eyes and smirked at them. He raised a single finger to his lips. “For you, I’ll bend some rules.” MC huffed and looked away, a light blush forming on their cheeks at his teasing. Barbatos chuckled lightly. “I’m not hearing a no.” He gestured his hand towards the cups. “Pick on to determine what kind of fortune you’ll get.”
MC looked at the teacups. Each one was a different color but had no indication of what kind of fortune they foretold. They looked up at Barbatos for guidance, but the small smirk on his face indicated he wouldn’t be of any help. With a sigh, MC picked a periwinkle-colored set with small white flowers painted across the cup.
“Ah, a love fortune!” Barbatos hummed with amusement. MC’s face burned brilliantly, causing the butler to chuckle. “It would have been a love fortune regardless of which set you chose.”
“Barbatos!” MC whined, attempting to hide their face with their hands.
He only laughed them off and scooped a teaspoon worth of loose black tea leaves before pouring in the hot water. The water slowly turned into a golden-brown color, just a touch darker than honey. Once it was cool enough to not burn MC’s tongue, Barbatos spoke.
“Think of the love that will come to you as you drink your tea until there’s a sip or two left. Then, holding the handle of the cup, swirl the liquid clockwise three times. Finally, tip the cup upside down onto the saucer.”
MC nodded and slowly drank the tea. It was slightly bitter, but not overly so. They kept their eyes off of Barbatos as they thought of the one that they loved. The heat in their face never really simmered down.
“Are you thinking of the one you may love in the future?” Barbatos questioned. He raised a hand to his chin as a sly smile formed. “Or perhaps you’re thinking of the one you currently love?” The darkening of MC’s face caused Barbatos’s smile to falter ever so slightly. He cleared his throat to hid the fall of his carefully poised persona.
After a couple of minutes, MC carefully swirled the tea leaves in the cup and then placed it upside down. Once the excess liquid had drained, Barbatos flipped the teacup so that the handle was facing in his direction. Then, he carefully lifted it as to not disturb the settlement of the leaves.
“One moment, please,” he uttered quietly and concentrated. While his eyes were facing the tea leaves, he used his powers to take a glimmer into MC’s future.
His hand nearly lost their grip of the teacup. They shook as he struggled to place it down. His eyes widened and a faint dusting of pink coated his cheeks. His gaze drifted towards MC’s concerned look. His breathing staggered as he tried to take in everything he saw. The thumping of his heart danced with joy but made it difficult to form a coherent thought.
“Barbatos? Are you alright?” MC’s voice snapped him out of his trance.
He smiled softly and reached to envelope their hands with his own. “Very much so. I see your fortune bringing us great joy.”
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Mon 19 Oct ‘20
We’ve got new LT Tour news and it miiight actually be realistic?? A Louis show has been added in Australia, just about the only place it's possible to imagine that a show might actually go forward as scheduled (June 2021) even if things don't change very much over the next months. LTHQ says he has “upgraded his Sydney show [it was moved to a different venue] and added a second show in Melbourne for the 2021 world tour.” Tickets for the added show go on sale Thursday. We'll see about the world part, but the idea that some shows might go forward is a win for us all! The whole world will be looking to you, Aussie livestreamers! And United By Pop posted a gushy compilation of fans sharing what Louis means to them, as collected on twitter by the author, who says she was inspired to move to London to become a music journalist by Louis.
Niall interviews continue to pop up-- today he publicly describes himself as being in a relationship for the first time ever (he's only confirmed relationships after the fact in the past, if that) and can we just appreciate that he does it in the weirdest possible way, maybe it's the lack of practice: “I'm gone, they took me away, the love angels,” he says, complete with an arm gesture waving up at ...heaven? He and Amelia have been public already for months now so it's not any kind of surprise, it's just a layer of public discussion he doesn't usually do. He talks about the upcoming charity show, saying “I think if the government are going to do nothing...the artists need to step up,” and he and Australian singer/songwriter Sam Fischer had a long zoom musical session and shared pics (“just a couple of stone cold studs having a cheeky laugh for 2 hours!”) The Men in Blazers spot didn't air in full yet, that'll be in a couple more hours, but we did get a clip of the announcer talking about fandom in these times: “in our world right now where everything feels like it matters too much, it's amazing to have something in life…that doesn't really matter at the end of the day, but it feels like it matters completely and you've got permission to act emotionally out of proportion to everything that's going on.” Niall doesn't really pick up the thread the way I'd love him to, to make the connection between male driven fandoms and what he sees from his fans on his twitter every day, but who knows, maybe the full interview will have more such treasures. He also posted about golf.
Liam's Tings magazine cover will be out next Friday (Liam in a blazer with no shirt, leather pants, and a smoldering look), new Hugo ads are out in the world now (more smolder), and we see him with a MOUSTACHE in pictures posted today as part of Movember—the campaign encourages people to 'grow a mo'[ustache] during November to raise visibility for the charity, which works on awareness for men's mental and physical health issues. “Doing my bit by growing a MO this year,” says Liam and “thanks for capturing my moustache in all its glory!” Does this mean we have to adjust our Liam Halloween costume predictions?
Meanwhile, reports of Harry going about his business in LA yesterday: he bought a camera strap and tried to buy the decorations off the wall of that shop, got some frozen yogurt, and he took some distanced fan pics (the video of him very politely running away is particularly funny.) His hair is cut and he's wearing a Friends shirt!! You can't really make out much about the haircut except that it's short on the sides and still basically the same color (who the hell started that blond Harry rumor??) but that was enough to get 'he cut his hair' trending on twitter, lol. The shirt is a reproduction of one Rachel wore on Friends, lips with 'save the drama for your mama' written inside, but not just any old redbubble knockoff, Gemma says she had it specially made (embroidered!) for Harry for his birthday, wow. I believe that Harry, unlike Niall, is self aware about the paralells between his own fanning and his fans' and reminders of the band's thing for Friends references always make me happy in that particular 'aww celebs they're just like us' way (even if the particulars of their fan merch are a reminder that they very much aren't). Anyway, Don't Worry Darling begins filming today, and in a Halloweeny twist the 'horror' tag has been added to its IMDB listing.
And finally, an ex of Briana's is suing her! He alleges that she borrowed $5000 from him to have her boobs done and never paid him back, and he's suing for the return of the loan. He says it's not so much about the money it's the principle and complains that because they broke up he “never even saw them” lmaoooo. What a pair, and I don't mean the breasts.
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Let's make the perfect horror movie! What do we need?
An old house/mansion
A raven sitting on the village sign
A big old forest
Ancient vintage furniture
Main character is new in town, at strange job and/or moving into new old spooky house
Creeky wooden floor and doors
Dogs barking at nothing
Cats hissing at nothing
Kids talking to nothing
bathroom mirror scare
Alphabet magnets on refregerator forming threatening words
Finding weird stuff in the walls so it wasn't any animals huh
It will be Halloween soon
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