Edward is a simple man from Chicago. Lived an average life with his wife and daughter. he worked an average desk job. Nothing was was special about him. he was someone you could easily forget.
Summer of 2017,
Edward was tired, depressed and bored with life. He often contemplated suicide as a means to an end of his dead end life. He often referred it to a snowglobe effect, stuck in the same pocket of reality for the longest time. until one day he just said fuck it. he needs a vacation. He got home and started talking to the wife about taking a cruise with him. he saved up enough money, why not?
"Lets just go.. Sofia will love it as well" "I'll have to cancel day care. and put my job on hold as well. its not as simple of just pack up and go honey" "Darling you know how much i need this. with how depressed I've been feeling recently. it will be such a nice change of pace for a bit." "... Alright... I'll start calling places telling them we'll be gone for a bit. where are we going anyway?" "i found this amazing cruise through the green sea, could get to see some beautiful russian and chernarussian tourist spots. And make some memories for little sofia" ...
The start. Edward never expected this cruise to be the end of his life as he knows it. and the birth of his darker self. The day of the cruise went well. his family payed on the deck of the ship. having a wonderful time. and Edward was feeling better than ever. days became shorter as the time flew passed them. a couple days later the waters started to get a little rough. people on the ship were starting to worry as the captain tried to get them closer to port to wait out the storm. blue skies became grey, and rainy. calm waters became rapid and angry. The ship was thrashed about violently as edward and his family stood on top deck. trying to get to a safe spot they ran. for the bedrooms but there wasn't time. before they reached the hallway the ship hit a huge rock. the impact sent a shockwave throughout the entire ship throwing Edward and his wife and daughter into the wall violently. The impact of the wall fractured the poor 7 year old Sofias head. causing her to go into a seizure and dying minutes later. Holding his loved one s in his arms the ship was ripped apart and the rest of the crew sank with it. in the panic of the water Edward lost the hand of his wife, the water thrashing him about he was dazed lost and confused. not knowing which way was up or down in the ocean before passing out. He later woke up on the coast. of russia. not knowing how he got there or what to do next. he wandered into town trying to find help but was only met with panic and anarchy throughout the city. It looked like some sort of apocalyptic scenario going throughout the city. he didn't realize that's exactly what was happening.
Months passed and Edward managed to find survivors of the ship crash. in the apocalypse. they banded together to create a small group. keeping eachother safe. there was no time anymore for sadness. of the past only to look towards the future. The group was rather small with him being the sixth member. the groups single rule. was that everyone had one favor. when using this favor any of the group members could do what ever they wanted no questions asked. and the group would follow and help see it though. no matter how horrible the favor was.