Mark is a chemist studying biochemistry. He is studying all the time and Neena gets a call from him once or twice a week, as both of them have pretty full schedules.
Neena is sensitive over their different educational status, misunderstanding and becoming hurt because of a comment of Eadlyn. Eadlyn later apologizes if she sounded harsh, without intending it. Neena tells her that "some people are meant to be together". She hopes to eventually leave the palace and make her own life with Mark.