Three years later...
I charged after Marvolo Slytherin who now had my books. As I caught up with him I leaped at him and he toppled over, crashing to the ground. I grabbed my books and ran away laughing as my new found friend chased me. I sped up the interchanging stairs, light on my feet. As I reached the top of the flight of stairs, I saw my Mother looking sternly at me, "Mae, what on earth do you think you are doing?" she demanded of me.
"Marvolo, took my books and is chasing me," I panted. Just then, I toppled to the floor, for Marvolo had caught up with me.
"Mr Slytherin, what on earth do you think you are doing?" My mother inquired sternly of Marvolo. I tried to sneak off discreetly.
"Mae stay here" Mama said, not even glancing my way. "Well, Mr Slytherin?"
Marvolo looked down at the ground "Just having fun, Professor" Marvolo muttered guilty.
"Twenty points from Slytherin and a detention with me tomorrow evening. Now run along."
Marvolo stalked away towards the Slytherin common room. I tried to follow but Mother's voice cut me off.
"Not you, Mae. You follow me," Mama said. I bit my lip but followed as we walked up to her office.
"Sit down," Mama ordered.
I did so obediently.
"Now Mae, I do not want you hanging out with that Slytherin boy, do you understand me?"
I knew better than to argue with my Mama "Yes, Mama."
"Good, thank you," Mother said, a look of relief flashing over her face. Adopting a gentler tone, she continued, an obvious change of subject, "Mae, we have decided to create something for each of the founders. An item of sorts, to represent us. I thought you might have an idea?"
I thought for a moment. I wanted my mother to stand out, so I suggested, "A wand, maybe, for each founder. I could make them, if you want; I've read about wand-making. I thought you could have something different, though. Maybe a diadem?" I asked excitedly.
"An excellent idea Mae," Rowena said in approval. "On the note of wandlore, what subjects are you taking?"
"All of them."
"Good. That is what I like to hear. Now off you go, and you can make the wands after you have finished your work."
"Au revoir Mama," I said with a grin. I explained, "I've been practicing french for Professor Delecor."
Mother smiled lightly. "As long as you do not forget Latin for Professor Potter , Italian for Professor Malfoy, German for Professor Hufflepuff and Spanish for Professor Weasley. Though I must wonder if that ginger hair is distracting."
"Yes, Mama, it is." I giggled at Mama commenting at Professor Weasley. Even Mama admitted he was a bit of a trouble maker, and his descendants were too.
I walked to the Common room, I got always pass the door because I was a descendent of the founder. As I walked to the room within the statue of my Mama, I saw some of the Ravenclaws down here working already. My only friend in Ravenclaw was down here, Elien Snape. She seemed to have fallen asleep working on something. I walked across and up to my own workshop and dorm room that I alone could access. I sat down and started making the wands, a different colour for each founder. My work could wait, I supposed.
I added some links to the present day.