Ash is a very easygoing and kind boy, and always thinks of others before himself. He just wants what's best for those he cares about. Even Mark, who absolutely despises him. He met Mark after the summer when they went back to school. Mark had seen that his friends had met someone new, and he felt that he was being replaced. Mark is also not thrilled at the fact that Ash and Benjamin are dating. In fact, this just makes Mark hate Ash more.