"But of course, mademoiselle," the usagijin-half declares, her hand snaking out, seizing the coins, and pocketing them with a smooth and swift motion. "Watch closely, oui?"
With a quick motion, she plays the top card from her deck, a King of Hearts. "Ooooh, how lucky of you," she says, "In love, you are blessed! Perhaps your love is the greatest any has ever seen, or perhaps you are the benefactor of such, non? Or perhaps it is one you know not, a secret admirer or kindly mentor you never knew?" She smiles, then plays another card.
The five of hearts is placed above and left of the king. "This fate, this is one of togetherness, oui? The five hearts, a group for whom you love, or will come to love. Perhaps old friends and family will see you, perhaps it is a family that is your own... These people, they are important in this path. I envy you!"
The next card is played, above the king and beside the five. The nine of spades. "Hard work, this path is one of labor. Perhaps is it a trial you must bear, or perhaps it will be something you enjoy. The nine will play into, as well. Perhaps the number of times this work must be done, or how long. Given the love you bear and the other path...I suspect a birth, your own or one that will affect you."
The final card is played, a three of clubs. Marie frowns. "Violence, Mademoiselle, violence is in this path." she shakes her head. "I cannot say the source, but given what I have seen, love gone foul looks the answer. Three is important. It may be how many times the tragedy will repeat. Perhaps the number of blows, or the number of roberies. Perhaps, mademoiselle, you will do it..."
She collects up the cards once more. "There is much potential on your path, mademoiselle, be wary for it. I shall think well of you when I visit the Ivory Horn for a bit of stew tonight."