...Upon examination, the egg was surprisingly heavy. Only marble, or perhaps crystal had he ever seen to be of such weight. The light reflected from its deep ebony surface as if repelled by whatever life lurked within the inky blackness. In his palm, he felt the egg throb, a tiny heartbeat... one he knew he should end, but could not bring himself to kill... for if it were to hatch? Oh, a little Evil is no problem... just so long as you don't let it grow up.