Throughout all of Vylad's Life, he's done his best to stay strong. He's kept a smile on his face throughout the good and bad, even when Garte, his father, became abusive he kept a smile forced onto his face for his Mother.
It was just him, and Garte after Garroth moved in with his Boyfriend, Laurence to get away from the his Father, regretting leaving Vylad behind every second of every day. Zane left with Zianna as Vylad insisted Zane go instead of himself. Vylad made a Sacrifice...
One that was eating him on the inside everyday, slowing chipping at the Plastered Smile... at least...
Until he met Dante