Copyright: I own Hitomi and her sisters. All original charicters belong to the lovely JoAnn
Kathrine (SP) Rowling.

Author's Note: Okay, I am now taking a break from my other story, The Fifth Maurader, and the Book of Shadows. Anyway, this is a story told by Ron's girlfriend, none other than Meilin's little sister, Hitomi (If you've read my other story(the fifth marauder), HItomi hasen't appeared yet. In fact, where I am, she's not even born.) Now, on with my story.
Oh, this is the sister diary to The Book of Shadows: A Slytherin's Story

The Book of Light: Dreams of a Gryffindor
By: PurpleSailorSaturn7
Chapter 1

Date: August 13
Occupation: Teenager, Un-trained Witch

Hello, my name is Hitomi Serene, and well, this is my little diary. I am 11 years old and soon to be starting Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. I live in a mansion in Japan.
About my family? Well, I live in one of the richest wizarding families in the world, a family devoted strictly to Lord Voldemort. Most of the kids in this family belong in Slytherin, and if they don't, they are disowned. This is the problem facing me. If I don't make it into Slytherin, I don't have a family. Simple as that.
Tommorrow we shall get my school supplies (I am going with my little sister), something I am looking quite forward to. I can't wait to go to school!
I'll write more tommorrow, I must go fish my sister's cat out of the cupboard before she finds out it was in there in the first place.

Date: August 14
Occupation: Teenager, Un-trained Witch

I got my school supplies today, which I personally think made me eager to go to school.
None of my 17 sisters seem that excited about going to school (At least, the few that still live here), but I think they really are.
First, I got my schoolbooks, which I had to get in Japanese (I can't read or write in English!), and I also got Aki a book (She wanted it really badly). She was pretty happy!
Then, we went and got some ice cream. I'd have to say that was the best ice cream I've ever tasted. It was good!
I tried not to talk to any of the sales people that much, that would have disgraced our family, but I don't think Aki would have said anything if I did. Better to be on the safe side, though.
My cauldron came next, so we went and got one. The shop was filled with lots of interesting people, It was just so amazing how little I've seen in my lifetime. We also got a free telescope, but I gave it to Aki because she is the last in our family to go to Hogwarts, so she often feels left out. I'll just get another some other time.
We stopped to look at some of the brooms in Quality Quidditch Supplies, and that got me thinking; Would I really want to be on the Quidditch team? No, I don't think I would. I'm deathly afraid of heights.
I went and got my robes, which was interesting. A bunch of other first-years were hanging around the shop, and I took the time to talk with some of them.
One, Seamus Finnigan, was really nice. He told me all about Gryffindor, and then said he'd hope to see me in it. I was amazed at how kind he was to someone like me.
Another, I don't remember his name, was a rather forgetful boy who also said he would like to be in Gryffindor. Is this a trend? Around my house, we're not even allowed to talk about any other house but Slytherin. I'll have to ask Kaori, my older sister, later.
We only had a couple things left, so I ventured off to get my philes next. I bought an expensive crystal set, which I hope will last me past this year (I have a bad experimantation record).
Now for my animal. This is the part Aki enjoyed the most, for she got to look at all of the animals in the store. I couldn't decide, Did I want a cat, or an owl? I finally decided to get a cat, because I'm sure I could borrow a school owl if I ever needed it. We finally emerged the shop with a black kitten named Ruri. She is so cute!
We decided to spend the rest of the day in London before returning home, and I even had a conversation with some other Japanese students. They were extremly kind and helpful, and told me all about Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw. I agree, Gryffindor is a lot nicer than Slytherin!
In one shop, I met a boy with red hair, who was also starting Hogwarts this year. We talked for about an hour, until his older brother (a prefect), came and dragged him away. I hope I'm in the same house as him...
On the way back Aki started laughing at me. I asked her what was so funny, and her response was I was blushing. Could this mean I like him? Hmm...

A/N: Please Read and Reveiw. I need 2 reveiws to go on to the next chapter!