Lily Ashton was born of an affair between Cherie Ryder and Jean Redford. It took Lily a long time to figure out her biological father wasn’t Khalid. Even so, he remained her true father despite the truth. Mark and Lily have been friends since childhood. Lily has always wanted something more, but Mark being moody and prone to depression, preferred to keep her at arm’s length. Many, many years later and they’ve fallen together, finally.