Black Box

Your attention is drawn to a box wrapped in pure black wrapping paper, seeming to absorb all light in the room. Its forces seem impenetrable, and there are no clues as to what could be inside. You hold it in your hands, but you can't judge its weight. You give the box a light shake, and whatever's in there doesn't seem to make any noise. The mystery of its inner workings only heighten your curiosity more.

A scrap of paper you didn't notice before falls out, and before you can grab it lands a little too close to the fireplace. You stamp it out as quickly as you can, but the top part has already been burnt off.