Tom Riddle was destined for a path of darkness, until he met Ariana Dumbledore. A lonely but intriguing girl locked up in a turret of Hogwarts by those she trusted the most, she meets a young curious Tom by chance. With secret visits and escapades they fall into the trap of love. Then Ariana falls pregnant and her brother, Albus is furious when he finds out. Albus does not trust Tom and when Ariana dies during childbirth, he fakes the death of their baby girl, taking her and hiding her away. Tom is broken after losing the only person he has ever loved and his child. He turns to the dark arts, to help forget his sorrows. And thus Lord Voldemort is born. 15 years later and their daughter Salem returns to her birthplace after discovering the truth about her parents. Determined to put a stop to the anticipated rise of her father she embarks on a quest to learn defensive magic and discover how she can get to her father. With the infamous Draco Malfoy making things even more complicated, Salem must chose who to trust with great care. Meanwhile she must fight the darkness rising within her all while still facing the trials and tribulations of being a teenage witch.