Cleo Hiddock's life is thrown into chaos when she finds out that people who are able to wield the four earthly elements exist. They are known as the element commanders, and she is one of them. She is abruptly sent to Platinum, a private boarding school dedicated to protecting element commanders.
She is curious about Fabian, who seems to want to protect her from something, but wants nothing to do with her. Even with her hectic schedule, she is determined to find out what it is. Not long after she enrolls in school, she sinks into a pit of despair at thoughts of her deceased mother, and of her remaining family members, but after meeting Ivanna and Keagan, Fabian's twin brother, she thinks she might be able to move on from her past. Unfortunately, there are people out there who want to make sure they have no future, and they're a lot closer than she thought.