Personality & description.
Aaron Hotch: A 25 Y.O. white male who lives within a rural community in the country Georgia. He works at a gas station and has acquired many physical skills, such as basic car repair. He was born in Canada, Ontario and raised there for several years. At the age of 8 he (and his parents) moved to a small town in Georgia. He grew up in a poor family and with an (minorly) abusive father. Many years of this has lead him to develop a few mental disorders: mainly minor psychopathy. Aaron struggles to relate to others' emotional and physical hardships. While he wants to relate to these people and be able to form emotional connections to others, he just can't. This doesn't make him naturally evil, just lonely and socially awkward. This emotional trauma has also caused a superiority complex, where Aaron is too afraid to address his failures and shortcomings.
Other personality traits about Aaron:
He's a very logical person.
He's often stubborn about a topic he knows really well, but will yield if anothers' facts or opinions make more logical sense.
He holds deep loyalty to whoever he considers as a friend.
He's often respectful towards others(this mostly comes from social conditioning).
He's a morally responsible individual. He knows that others are going through the exact same things as him, so he'll always give them a chance unless continuously wronged by others.
Prior to the outbreak:
He planned a road trip to visit his best friend in Chernarus for a week. The trip was planned spontaneously, so Aaron did not get to pack much into his car, instead relying on what would be present at his friends house. He set off on the 20th of June 2017 and arrived on the 22nd.
While his visit was mostly enjoyable, Aaron could not wait to return back home, as he feared the unstable politics and armed conflict of the country. As a poor stroke of luck would have it, when Aaron departed on the 30th of June his car broke down a mere hour after departing his friend's house. Aaron found after inspecting his car that he had a faulty coolant line which was causing the vehicle to overheat. He slowly drove the car back to his friends house while being mindful of the engine heat levels. Aaron identified the parts he needed to replace and went to buy them. unfortunately the parts shop didn't have them, so Aaron had to order them online and wait until they came.
Days passed by, and Aaron & his friend were rapidly approaching an unforeseen calamity: The Outbreak of Ground Zero. When the two friends heard of civilians from other towns being rounded up and forced to stay in local schools and hospitals they decided to abandon everything and leave the country. They were right to trust their gut instincts, but by then it had already been too late. They were already doomed. They took the better half of the day packing as many essentials as they could carry. The two departed in Aaron's still-busted car on the 9th of July, as the parts never arrived (and his friend doesn't own a car.
They slowly progressed to the countries' border, but never quite made it. The car just wasn't fast enough, and as they passed through a local town on the 15th of July, the two found themselves in the middle of an epidemic that would ruin their lives forever. I'll spare the details on what happened, just know that Aaron has been managing to survive in the woods up until now, while his friend never escaped that damned town.
For quite a while Aaron has been out of the loop on the state of the world. His car radio was always broken and the only technology he owned was a very old flip phone. He ditched any technology entirely when he lescaped into the woods.