Pairing: Rowena Ravenclaw/Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff/Salazar Slytherin
Fic Title: Before the Beginning: A Founders Fic
Rating/Warning(s): PG, Salazar is a mean mean boy.
Genre: friendship, romance, character study, historical fic
Why This Must Be Read: I've just recently fallen in love with the concept of these four characters and while the story is very much a Rowena/Godric and Salazar/Helga fic, I loved how the author chose to represent the individual characters and their relationships with each other. Told through Rowena point of view we get to see a very important day in the Founder's lives, just before they open the school. The day they enchant the ceiling! But under the surface of it all it's all about these two (four?) relationships and how they simmer just at the surface of it. There are hints of the future--the troubles and tension that they will face-- as well as the past, of friendships seemingly unbreakable, but mostly, it's about this one day in which they come together and start something wonderful.