Except when Ivory is with Markus.
Still. I don't think that pairing is working.
Well, Markus does want to protect her at all costs, and he's not clingy to her. He even trains nonstop in order to become stronger. Hey, if Markus challenged Ivory to a rematch and managed to beat her fair and square, but doesn't add insult to injury, and tells her that she put up a decent challenge for him, do you think she would feel good or bad about it?
I see what you're trying to do. You're trying to make a perfect match with him and her. But Like I said many times I don't want my characters to get involved with other peoples characters. As for how he would react, I honestly don't know. She wants to be able to take down anyone she can but she only really respects thoughs who fight her and can actually fight back.
Ivory? Seems legit