"Well, what's done is done. Attempting to explain things could not make anything worse - if he can relate to you, even in a small way, then it will be harder for him to hate you. He needs to see you as an actual human being rather than... just a monster." It was by no means perfect logic, and odds were that it probably wouldn't even work - but he couldn't think of anything else. Brian would sink as low as to attempt suicide, and if he was successful... then what?
Vlad swallowed down a laugh that would have been entirely inappropriate, and nodded. "This is New York. There are all sorts of people living here - I doubt anyone would stare at you too long. You could be my homeless brother who I've returned for in order to get you the help you need." He attempted a laugh, even though there wasn't much about the situation that was funny.