Vel gave me a plant to nurture and grow so I can read the message inside it. It's one of those things sold in Memory Lane, y'know? [UPDATE: Okay, Memory Lane does not sell this thing] I think it's called a Magic Message Egg. I call it, "Science, with a little tampering" :)
What you do is break the top of the shell, water your plant for about a week or so until the seedling blooms and you'll see the message.
And being me, I couldn't keep from exploring it. So I dug a little here and there and voila! A bean! A humongous bean! *Vel must be very disappointed with me right now*
It read "Happy Birthday". The etching gave me the impression of what a demon would write when they're haunting you.
Anyway, so as to not disappoint dear Vel, I will water the plant and wait for it to blossom into a tiny green beanstalk and take plenty of boring photos of it.