Mia could not believe for a second her and Ben had been married for about 5 months. And although it was very delayed, they were finally out on the cruise they had scheduled 3 months before. The trip was gorgeous. She layed down in bed and gave off a small sigh. She could not have been happier than she was at just this moment in life. She had exactly everything she needed. Ben layed down next to her and looked into her eyes. He slowly moved his fingers up and down her arm carefully caressing her. She smiled at him, and he smiled back. He opened his lips and whispered the beautiful words she wanted to hear: "I love you Mia", and she shut the lips by gently pressing hers against his. "I love you too Ben".
This is the scenario that keeps playing in Mias head, years later. Just moments after this what felt like hell broke loose. The ship hit what felt like a rock. Everyone was running around screaming. The crowds were pushing each other, trying to find their families. Just like Mia was trying to find Ben. The ship slowly started sinking, however everything went so fast. A woman pushed Mia over in a lifeboat, one of the few ones there was. Mia screamed at her, she needed to find Ben. She had to. But it was too late and the lifeboat had already left the sinking boat which now only had a small part of it visible. And then it was gone.
When the lifeboats reached the shore, Mia was looking everywhere. There was no sign of him. He was nowhere. She walked into the foreign country by herself. Wanted to be alone.
On the 8th of November 1994, Mia Ødegaard was born on the South East coast of Norway. Tragically, while giving birth to Mia, her mother sadly passed away, leaving Mia's father Henrik with all responsibility as a single father. Therefore, Mia grew up with a rather masculine lifestyle. He loved taking her out fishing, hunting and camping. Consequently, she was taught multiple survival skills she would use in her everyday life.
Growing up, Mia was never the most popular woman as her hobbies were different from most other females. Instead of being interested in the newest makeup and fashion, Mia would rather go outside on walks with her dog or just lay in bed and watch Netflix. Mia is about 5'3 and weighs around 110 pounds thereby having a slim figure. She has mid-length golden hair and ocean blue eyes. She is fairly outgoing when she meets new people, but likes to keep certain aspects of her life to herself.
She moved to New York to study Human Behavior and here met the man of her life, Ben West. About 5 months before the catastrophe occurred, Mia Ødegaard became Mia West. Together they were inseparable.
How Mia ended up in Chernarus is a very depressing story. She was going on a romantic cruise, the Costa Risacca with Ben and 3000 other passengers and after many nights of just love and laughter, the ship started sinking. Mia was one of the few survivors who managed to get into one of the lifeboats and reached the coast of Chernarus. Mia, therefore, was alone in a different country. She lost her family and the love of her life. Knowing no one, having nothing, Mia went on her way unknowing of the issues of the infected roaming around throughout the country.