+ Tanner was raised alone by Val, who wanted nothing to do with the complications of having to have a "family situation" with someone who was a one-night stand.
+ By the time he was ten, he was used to the random people who came and went from their home. He understood only that people could have one-night stands, not that they could love or anything.
+ Because of this, Tanner never fully got to understand the concept of love besides that of his mother, and, in so, became like her, only having those brief nights to 'play'.
+ He never got to meet his dad, and doesn't care to. As far as Tanner's concerned, the past is dead and he doesn't mind being a fatherless punk.
+ Despite his circumstances, Val got him the best education he could, and he turned out pretty smart, though he wouldn't let anyone know it by his aloof attitude.
+ Jacque got to grow up under the care of both his parents. He was loved greatly by his mother and father, and received the best they could give him.
+ Jacque, who often went on visits to Lenor's family, loved his Great-Grandfather Nikolai, who taught him like he'd taught the boy's mother -- he filled the boy's mind with art and the love for it.
+ He became a favorite of his mother's students, as she often brought him with her to class for the sake of giving him broader outlooks in schooling, since he was home-schooled by his Grandfather Aleksi.
+ In addition, he often got to go on trips with his father, who took photos of everything. As one to fumble with a camera, the young Jacque picked up painting what his father would take pictures of.
+ Coming from parents that both spoke fluent French, Jacque naturally picked it up, as well as with a little Russian.