Elvira Steele was a late-bloomer. Her parents were worried she'd be the first squib in their Pureblood heritage, the first non-magic child in their long line of Gryffindors. Of course, they'd love her no matter what the turnout, but were ecstatic when Elvira finally turned her father's prized broomstick into a mouse. She was to attend Hogwarts and live her dreams of becoming a powerful Auror or even simply a teacher at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Her future was set. That is, until the sorting hat decided to change her life forever. After the sorting ceremony, Elvira Steele is thrown into a whirlwind of chaos, magic, friendship, and Dark Arts as she realizes things are not as simple as they seem. Not all Gryffindors are brave and good, and neither is every Slytherin cunning and selfish. Her loyalties are tested at every turn of the road, and she finds herself slowly slipping into a darkness she swore she would never near. Through the battle between good and evil, Elvira uncovers twisted, unexpected secrets from her heritage, and has to make choices that no seventeen-year old should ever have to make.