Tanja had no idea what had happened. One moment she was on vacation with the love of her life, though they had just met in person for the first time, the next they were in utter chaos with some sort of infection taking over the lands. They thought that Russian forces were trying to contain whatever it was that they were dealing with. However, even with trying to contain it, the issue began to spread, taking over many cities all over the world. Tanja had no idea what to do, but she was doing this with her companion, George...and together they would do their best to struggle through it all.
Tanja is your average woman, standing at only 5'3" tall. She weighs 235 lbs, so she is not a small woman. However, even through her shyness, she is confident in who she is. Her hair is cut short, and a deep red color. Eyes of hazel peer to you through thick lashes. She is a very shy person, an introvert until she gets to know you, then the sky is the limit. Prior to meeting George, she spent most of her time in her apartment, playing video games with friends online. She met George in one of these games, and has not looked back since.
Prior to meeting George, she had gone through two failed marriages, that resulted in her having two beautiful girls. Those girls are now teenagers, living with their father in Louisiana. However, she thought time was changing for her, and perhaps it was...at least she felt that way when she met George online. She considered him her soulmate, long before they ever met in person, all their time spent together online, and she would not have it any other way.
It was through the internet that she met someone who would soon become her sole partner is Chernarus. Arriving together (from different flights) they met in Chernarus for the first time, after spending the prior few months talking online. While Chernarus may seem like a strange place to meet for the first time, it actually made quite a lot of sense. Tanja had recently acquired a Radio deal from a station based in Europe, and her George, the man with whom she had been talking with, wished to meet. It actually fit quite well.
The first few days in Chernarus were entirely fine, in fact, they didn't even really notice the chaos going around outside them, in fact, they spent the majority of their time inside, only leaving for the occasional trip to a store. When it came time for them to leave, on the 12th of July, they noticed that the roads were blocked. Not understanding what many of the locals were saying, they inferred enough that they should head back to the hotel, but by the time they did, the hotel had locked their doors.
They knocked on the door for near an hour after that, being without a place to stay, and unable to get to the airport where their flight was. Eventually, they decided to hike there, and they did. For a few hours.
Here, they encountered their first infected. George joked that it looked like a zombie. Less than ten seconds later he was crushing its skull with a rock. Now, visibly shaken, they continued their journey, a bit more cautiously now. They didn't need to stay in a tent that night, many houses were simply open. Neither of them knew what was happening now, but by the morning, the village was entirely empty.
They pressed on, and by the evening of the 19th reached the Miroslavl airport - which was entirely overrun. Now, the two of them walk Chernarus, doing their best to find a working plane - or anything airborne to take them back home to safety - or so they believe.