Xander Badica is a royal Moroi boy and a student at St. Vladimir’s Academy. He asks Rose what it was like when she let Lissa feed off her and claims that Danielle Szelsky let him bite her once. Xander wants to know if Rose liked it and says that he wants to bite Rose to see what dhampirs taste like. Lissa gets angry and tells him to leave her alone. Rose tells Xander that she'd have to hit him and that it would be a waste because he was pretty. Xander is offended because he thinks he is more than pretty and when Carly doesn't agree with him, he forgets Rose because he has to defend his honor.