With Love (G; Severus/Minerva; 100 words): Severus prepares a present for Minerva.
The antique urn had a Scottish theme. Halving it, Severus placed the candle clock he'd made inside, hoping that Minerva would enjoy keeping time by the fall of the little bells embedded in the candlesticks; with the passing of each hour, one would fall musically to the plate beneath the "clock" as it burnt down, only to reform each midnight. That done, Severus wove a basket of rushes from the Black Lake to contain Minerva's birthday present, knowing as he did that she would appreciate a useful object rather than disposable wrapping. Pleased by his efforts, he signed the card.