A/N : The idea's been done before, but I though it'd be fun. XD

Disclaimer : I OWN NOTHINGGGGG DXXX


It was on top of the Astronomy tower she sat, the wind playing with her long hair, the special book resting lightly in her lap. Anticipation and excitement sparkled in her eyes and she quickly opened the plain cardboard brown book with delicate fingers, eager to get started.

Pure white parchment met her eyes, so bright that it seemed to glow in the dark star lit night. She scanned the page, her eyes squinting slightly in the darkness.

WELCOME

To

H.I.N.T.S.

Hogwarts's Instant Note Transmission System

Please complete startup.

Once startup has been completed, your pen pal will be determined.

After your pen pal has been chosen, you will be free to note them at any time.

Startup will be available for the next

22 HOURS

If startup has not been completed by then, a teacher shall be alerted.

Please turn to the next page to begin startup.

As she flipped the page carefully, she thought of all the alerts teachers would be getting due to pupils trying to avoid using their H.I.N.T.S. She shook her head and rolled her eyes. Honestly, the whole H.I.N.T.S. thing wasn't that bad.

FIRST NAME :

MIDDLE INITIAL :

LAST NAME :

Easy enough. She filled in the blanks, her neat sharp letters fitting in nicely with the clipped type of the page. As she lifted her quill, she noticed the form fade until it had disappeared, only to be replaced by a new form for her to fill out.

GENDER (please circle) : M/F

BIRTHDAY :

AGE :

YEAR :

HOUSE :

After filling out the new form and watching it vanish like before, she waited patiently for more text to appear. She was not disappointed.

Thank you for completing all personal information. Please continue to the next page for login settings.

Another flip of the page revealed more text.

Please chose a name and password. Names shall be unique and will be assigned on a first come first serve basis. If the name you have chosen is all ready in use, it will flash red and you will not be allowed to finish the startup process.

NAME :

PASSWORD :

She paused. Like hell she would be like Lavender Brown and name herself something like Hogwarts'HighQueen4Evah (which she heard Lavender announce after receiving her H.I.N.T.S book). She looked at the stars for inspiration, watching them glimmer and gleam.

She like the night, especially in the spring and summer when the air was warmer and the stars seemed gold. It was always nice and peaceful and relaxed her stress away.

Something about the night. She decided. Night's… Deciding that too plain and thinking of her house's warm colors and the stars' shimmering hues, she threw in the word golden. Golden Night's… Golden Night's what? She though of her favorite nighttime things. Breeze? No. Whisper? No. Peace? No. Dream?

It sounded all right so she penned it in, putting a quote she had heard somewhere as her password.

NAME : Golden Night's Dream

PASSWORD :

She watched the letters turn to little asterisks as she wrote in her password, also noticing how long it was and decided to change it later on. The form disappeared.

Thank you for completing startup! Your name has been crossed off of the student list. You are now logged in and may change your personal preferences or continue on to find your pen pal.

To visit any page you have been to, including notes you have shared with your pen pal, please turn to the front page which contains a list of all the pages you have been to. Simply tap on the name of the page you would like to visit with your H.I.N.T.S. quill and the H.I.N.T.S. book will flip to that page.

Don't forget to log out once you are finished noting your Pen pal.

She flipped to the front page, deciding to customize her H.I.N.T.S book before continuing on.

Start Up

Login Settings

Personal Preferences

Chose Pen Pal

Log Out

She tapped settings lightly with the special H.I.N.T.S. quill. The book jerked, flipped a few pages in a whirl of parchment. A rather complicated page met her eyes. It consisted of a color chart, much like the ones she had seen on the computer at home. The chart was rectangular, with two smaller rectangles making it up. The smaller rectangle sat to the right of the main one, a spectrum contained within it. The main rectangle had red as the sample color. With pure red in the top right corner, it got lighter and whiter as it went to the left and darker as it went down with grayscale at the left edge.

It looked hard, but once you got used to it, it was rather easy.

At the bottom of the page there was some more text, all the things that she could customize.

Cover Material : Cardboard (default)

Page Color : White (default)

Cover Color : Cardboard Brown (default)

Size : 12 cm x 20 cm (Default)

Ink Color : Black (default)

Quill Color : Gray (default)

Quite glad that she had decided to visit the personal preferences page before getting a pen pal, she began to customize her H.I.N.T.S. book.

She changed the cover to a nice soft leather, changing the color to a dark caramel brown. She made the pages a light cream, changing her quill to a dark chocolate brown and her ink to a golden caramel brown. She kept the size the same, thinking it was just perfect as it was.

Satisfied with her changes, she flipped to the front page and tapped Chose Pen Pal with her new quill. The book flipped to a page and she stared at it with excitement growing in her eyes.

Random names of various students who had all ready completed startup flashed on the page, each only readable for a second before a new name flashed in it's place. She watched the flashing slow, waiting anxiously for the name of her pen pal to which she would write to via H.I.N.T.S. the entire year to appear.


A bit earlier, he sat on a comfortable chair in the kitchens, a steaming cup of cocoa by his hand, a scowl on his face as he glared at the damnable book that sat on the table in front of him.

If it wasn't a grade, he'd throw the bloody thing in the fire.

He was bored and it was getting late so he figured he might as well get it over with. So he opened the blasted thing, the scowl growing larger on his face.

WELCOME

To

H.I.N.T.S.

Hogwarts's Instant Note Transmission System

Please complete startup.

Once startup has been completed, your pen pal will be determined.

After your pen pal has been chosen, you will be free to note them at any time.

Startup will be available for the next

22 HOURS

If startup has not been completed by then, a teacher shall be alerted.

Please turn to the next page to begin startup.

They never mentioned a time limit when they passed out these damn books. He thought, flipping the page, slightly grateful that he decided to open the thing tonight (thus unknowingly preserving his good grade).

FIRST NAME :

MIDDLE INITIAL :

LAST NAME :

He filled out the form, cursing every time his H.I.N.T.S. quill hit the paper. He watched the writing fade and vanish, a new form appearing it its place.

GENDER (please circle) : M/F

BIRTHDAY :

AGE :

YEAR :

HOUSE :

He filled it out. Inter-house unity my ass, He growled to himself. Maybe I could put a different house and get someone in mine. But they'd surely check my name and house to verify and catch me in the act. The scowl grew.

Thank you for completing all personal information. Please continue to the next page for login settings.

He flipped the page, glaring all the while. The house elves, who were busy cleaning up the remains of the start of year feast, avoided the table he sat at like the plague.

Please chose a name and password. Names shall be unique and will be assigned on a first come first serve basis. If the name you have chosen is all ready in use, it will flash red and you will not be allowed to finish the startup process.

NAME :

PASSWORD :

The password was easy. He filled that out no problem, positive no one would ever guess it. The pen name, however, was a whole other story. He imagined all the idiot names people would be putting and refused to be on of them. He though immediately of his pride in his house but though better of it. They were supposed to be anonymous and people would most likely be prejudiced against him, so that was out. Maybe his favorite gem and color? Emerald? Not too feminine. He thought, satisfied. Clouds? NO! That made him seem like a pansy, even if he did like looking at the clouds. Storm? He liked flying through storms but Emerald Storm sounded like some lame battle name. Someone once told him his eyes were like ice. Sounds fine. He penned in his name.

NAME : Emerald Ice Storm

PASSWORD :

He watched this form disappear as well, his scowl slowly relaxing away as the smell of the kitchens soothed him.

Thank you for completing startup! Your name has been crossed off of the student list. You are now logged in and may change your personal preferences or continue on to find your pen pal.

To visit any page you have been to, including notes you have shared with your pen pal, please turn to the front page which contains a list of all the pages you have been to. Simply tap on the name of the page you would like to visit with your H.I.N.T.S. quill and the H.I.N.T.S. book will flip to that page.

Don't forget to log out once you are finished noting your Pen pal.

He turned to the front page with a quick flick of his wrist, the bright white parchment blinding him for a moment.

Start Up

Login Settings

Personal Preferences

Chose Pen Pal

Log Out

Wanting to avoid the whole pen pal thing as long as possible, he jabbed the line that contained personal preferences with his plain gray H.I.N.T.S quill, waiting and watching as the book flipped to the correct page. When the pages had settled, he nearly had a heart attack. The page looked insanely difficult. It had of a color chart. That much he could tell. The chart was rectangular, with two smaller rectangles making it up. The smaller rectangle sat to the right of the main one, a spectrum contained within it. The main rectangle had red as the sample color. With pure red in the top right corner, it got lighter and whiter as it went to the left and darker as it went down with grayscale at the left edge.

His brain groaned in protest, but he forced it to continue reading.

Cover Material : Cardboard (default)

Page Color : White (default)

Cover Color : Cardboard Brown (default)

Size : 12 cm x 20 cm (Default)

Ink Color : Black (default)

Quill Color : Gray (default)

It was official. H.I.N.T.S would be the death of him.

And so he began the terrible task of customizing his hints book. It took the better part of a half hour to figure out the damn thing, but once he was done he was quite pleased with himself.

Thinking of its softness and luxuriousness, he made the cover leather, also making it pitch black. He kept it the same size but changed the pages to a light cyan, making his quill black and his ink emerald green.

He though of how some girls would customize their books to be bright fuchsia with frills and bows and shuddered, flipping to the front page to get his pen pal.

He tapped the Chose Pen Pal and waited watching the page with careful eyes. Various pen names blinked and flashed on the page to which he could only catch brief glimpses of before they flashed away, replaced by another name. The blinking began to slow and finally one name remained on the page.


Emerald Ice Storm

She grinned.


Golden Night's Dream

He groaned.

A/N : So what'd you think? Good? Bad? Review? Pleeeeaaaseeee? puppy dog face I'll give you ice creaaaammmm!