Aria was born the younger twin out of Dustin and her, making Dustin the older. "Arianna Mackenzie Di Torrington" was the name she had been born with, but later, of course with her parents' permission, she adopted the name "Aria".
Aria had been born in Toronto, Canada, ironic how she was a fire elemental and she lived in such cold places. Her life had been fairly normal, she had formed a strong bond with her brother over the years, one that seemed impossible to be broken.
As they neared their twelfth birthday, something terrible happened. As they were going to blow out the candles on their birthday cake, the fire flared and spread, unexpectedly. The kids screamed and backed away from their burning birthday cake.
"Dustin, Aria, get outside, now!" their mother yelled. Dustin immediately grabbed Aria's hand and dragged them out the door, dozens of other children rushing out after them. They stepped out to the streets.
Three minutes later, the house exploded, the impact pushed Aria into a mailbox, which she banged her head on, and everything became dark.
A week and a half later, Aria awoke to her brother staring her down. Now parent less, the two had the choice to either escape the foster home they were being sent to, or find a way to get to Elementrium, which they had no idea where it was. Lucky for them, an old family friend of theirs was an elemental and knew their parents very well. With the old man's help, the twins were able to get to Elementrium.
Starting off in Elementrium was scary by itself. They had no money, no jobs, no schooling. Only the clothes on their backs, and the small amount of food the kind neighbor had given them. They went through many hardships, wandering the streets before finally a staff member at the Academy took the two in. As a result of this, Aria and Dustin were allowed free admission into the Academy up until graduating year.