What a great story and a fantastic ending! Sorry to be so late commenting here - I've been meaning to for ages, but you know what the road to hell is paved with! LOL.
Congratulations to everyone concerned, especially of cours Miss Mae.
As an avid SF reader and writer I hope if you were unfamiliar with the genre and tried it out here, you've found how much fun Science Fiction can be to write. Great work, loved it!