Andriana Crystal had lived with the Lucas family since a young age, playing the role of a quiet adopted daughter. On the outside she is cold and laconic - she hears and sees more than most. Surely it wasn't normal to overhear all the bickering in the neighbourhood, or being able to listen in for all ten classes running in the building at the same time?
A sort of curse seemed to have fallen on her since the age of fourteen. To hide it, Andriana found herself re-dyeing her hair every fortnight and wearing sunglasses day and night, indoors and outdoors. She'd thought it was a secret she had to carry to the grave -
Until someone came along and took those glasses away. " It's not a curse," Julyan told her, "It's a gift. You're an Elemental - a Rare Elite. You don't remember how many people in the Otherworld would kill for that status?"
[ Negligible reference because I've totally forgotten about this part of the plot: All while an evil plot was on a run. To break free of the curse, shall ice melt in midwinter, snow falls in midsummer. ]