Melody Everett is a member of the mysterious and prestigious Everett family. Members of this family are not revealed to the public until they reach the age of four, but all of them possess great intellect unbefitting of their age, and black hair and eyes. The truth behind this is a secret ritual that helps the target regain their memories at a price. The more power they gain, the greater there is to bear. The black hair and eyes are a side effect that is said to be caused by going against fate and becoming impure. Melody is a special case. The ritual has never failed, but it did on Melody--or at least that's what everyone else thinks.