Dire unit was late to the punch, Australia had only joined Nato in 2018 but everybody else had heard of what had happened in Chernarus, knowing they were going to get dragged into it eventually, July 17th was when Nato first arrived and hell it didn’t take long for them to get wiped out either, they looked like amateurs out there no hiding how the government failed it’s all the press ever talks about. Whilst the government tries to pull itself together, Dire and his unit were trying to protect what they already had. As far as Dire was known how he hadn’t heard from his family in months that they were dead, he took it personally, so he decided to protect the only family he had left, his team.
Dire’s commander spoke out to the rest of what military power Australia had with a mission, airdrop via, 0300, Chernogorsk, objective: find any Nato survivors with information, find out what it is, find out how to stop it and get back home. To most, it would sound insane, but you take a determined man, with a good heart, a family he already failed to protect, so he spoke out.
“I don’t expect my team to come with me or anyone else for that matter but I know you assholes won’t let me do it by myself… Sir as I see it the world is crumbling and majority if not all of our special forces units apart from 1st Commando Regiment over here are dead, they are valuable whilst I am expendable, i volunteer as the 1st to go into the battlefield, not knowing what to expect and or how long I’ll be there, my family is dead and I owe it to them to find out if there is a cure to this whilst I protect the family I have here Sir.”
With that Dire set off to Chernogorsk with 4 other men. How shortly it collapsed in on them, that this was far worse than home.
Within the first 2 hours of them being in the town it had taken a turn for the worst, a gunshot wounded and downed Xy from a bandit, he didn’t stick around but we did, it felt like an hour but it was only about 30 seconds watching the infected rampage to the location, instantly surrounded Xy gave me his dog tags and said, “you give my son those dog tags when u get back, ya hear me! And you run as fast as you can!”
“YES LIEUTENANT!” then he pulled the trigger on his gun and there he was gone in a split second after Dire had left. Watch got overrun on his position protecting Xy but he died the harsh way and the look on his face scared Dire for life.
Constantly running through the city is what they did for the next 15 minutes, crossing corners dodging obstacles climb fences it seemed like it did nothing, running around a corner straight into an infected as it wrapped its arms around Dire bite down on him the place his gun onto its chest to stop it only to be later disarmed with his weapon on the ground and undead right in his face, Dire slammed his helmet into the infected face grabbing it around the neck then stabbing him through the side of the head, minor detours such as that is what doomed the squad, gun on the ground and his teammates being grabbed from behind by infected Slim and Rex unable to do anything as they suffered in pain against the horde, Dire quickly grabs Rex’s handgun and shoots as many undead as he can but counting his bullets he approached his last two, he shot Rex and Slim both in the face to save them the pain and suffering.
Dire still running from the horde out of the city of Chernogorsk he drops his backpack full of medical supplies and undoes his vest to get away eventually losing them in the forest and arrives at Kozlovka where he camps out and reassess what to do.
“The mission is already a failure and I’ve only been here for around 3 hours, there has to be another way, I can’t let Xy, Slim, Rex and Watch death be in vain, I will continue this mission till it is the death of me… but for now it can not be my first priority I’ve lost all my gear and considering there was that bandit there must still be people alive, I’ll try to find the nearest settlement or group and stick with them. I will find a cure if it exists and will complete my mission, I will avenge those which I failed to protect, I might as well find some people I can trust because if I fail my mission I’m stuck here… but first, I need a change of clothes.”
“We don’t choose our time, we just choose what to do with it.”