Hello! My name is Rose Marwick, and I'm adopted. My birth mum Gwendolyn Brevil was only 15 when she had me and was only in her fifth year at Hogwarts, so she decided to give me up for adoption. I don't blame her at all. I've never met her before and I don't think I ever will, and that's okay. My adopted parents, Nathan and Melissa Marwick, are my real parents. They raised me from a baby, taught me how to hold a wand, how to ride a broom, how to read the stars. I love them to the ends of the earth.
I'm an only child, and I like it that way. I don't mean to sound selfish at all, but I love how close I am with them because there's only one of me. We live on a very small, very remote island of the north-east coast of Ireland. Only about 150 people are living there, all magic folk. Everyone knows everyone there and I love how tightly-knit our community is.
Three years ago, I left the island to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and that's where I found my best friend for life. She's from Florida in America and our lives are totally different. She has seven brothers and sisters and her parents work for their Ministry of Magic, whereas mine run a bookstore. Every summer, Diana comes to the Island, or I go to Orlando, where she lives. Crazy right?
Diana and I are both Hufflepuffs, just like my dad (my mum was a Ravenclaw) which does mean we are subject to bullying but Diana having seven siblings always has a biting remark for them. Me? I try to avoid conflict, but I am known to put up one heck of a fight when someone disrespects my friends.