Our Story, or as we like to call it, the Maersk Story begins with a man, who is our father. He met our mother, in Copenhagen. They were just children. Our mother had been visiting Denmark, that's all. But, our father, he knew nothing of what was about to happen.
Our Mother, she was a very wealthy lady from Finland. She spoke all the Scandinavian languages and of course, Danish. She was a beauty at that too, some of us tend to think we got her beauty. But, make no mistake, she had trouble to live through in her life. Much trouble.
For a woman of her beauty, her father wanted her to marry an equally wealthy and equally handsome man. She rebelled for days on end, but that, sadly, got her nowhere fast. An arranged marriage was soon in place. Our mother was deeply upset.
Her days in Durmstrang would haunt her as she had to pretend she was the girlfriend of the handsome guy that her father picked. She got sick and tired of it. She had enough of her father, and wanted payback. And she found it.
There was a certain man who stood out to her, in one of her 5th year classes. That man, later became our father. He stood out to her, not because he looked different or whatnot, but because... he did have feelings for her. He would look at her for days on end, never willing to say anything to her. Then, one day, she drags him away from everyone else.
He complimented her and, well, she kissed him. Kissed him. He blushed. He didn't know what to say. But, he came clean. "I really, really like you." Those are his exact words. She said the same thing.
So, they secretly dated. And one day, our mother came clean to her arranged fiancee. She cheated on him with another guy. Our father. And his reaction... "Actually, I should tell you something. I cheated on you." They laughed, finding it a coincidence how they both cheated on each other, behind their backs. They both admitted that they'd rather remain good friends, instead of arranged fiancees. That didn't stop from speaking to each other, every once in a while.
So, the years will pass, and our parents would get engaged. Fortunately for our mother, her arranged fiancee made sure that the arrangement was null, by marrying earlier than she would. She married the next year, since by then, the arrangement made by her father was now ineffective.
And then, a year later, came the first of us, the Maersk girls.
Thank you, Emma. It's my turn. My name is Estelle Tabitta Maersk, the second youngest out of seven, but you can call me Itta.. And we were all born on the same day. Strange, I know. We were born on September 11th, 2011. I'm really close with my sisters, but sometimes, it can be a bit overwhelming with all of us.
My childhood was... pretty great, actually. I remember though, I was terrified when my sister Ebba was drowning. Luckily, Emma got to her rescue. Really sweet, right? We're all that way. We're just... shy, that's all. It was never too much of a problem, though.
My first sign of magic was when I was seven years old. I was playing with a ball outside, but all of a sudden, it had landed at the top of a tree. I tried many ways to get it out, before it had appeared in my hands. I had immediately went inside to tell everybody. That's when I got excited about Durmstrang.
I started going to Durmstrang when I was 11 years old. It was very interesting, and I made a few friends, even though I was really shy at first. The best part was that all my sisters were in the same year as me, so it was great to spend a lot of time with them in classes. After my fourth year though, Emma asked if we could start going to school in the UK. I didn't mind, but now all I have to do is wait and see what's in store for me.
My first years were uneventful. But then one day in my sixth year, I met a girl who changed my life. I always knew I wasn't straight, and when I met her, I was certain. She and I hit it off becoming friends, and I sure developed a crush on her. Her name is Nikki Mitchell-Anderson.
And one day, we started dating. I felt like it was a dream, and it was perfect. Now, we got promised to each other, and I can't wait to get married when she graduates...