Li Mei is more than a year younger than the youngest student currently attending Hogwarts, but the Headmaster believed she ought to attend anyway. What are only small spurts of unintentional magic for other witches and wizards are catastrophes for her, and the most recent catastrophe cost her parents their lives. Although normally bright and inquisitive, Li Mei has no current interest in learning magic, nor is she in any way skilled in using it. But when she does, the results tend to be astonishing. *Title from Mark Twain: Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.