1992 - 1993
It was one year after Chernarus had been declared independent when Pavlov was born. His father Mstislav Vavwadai, was a self-employed mechanic and his mother Masha had an administrative job at a factory before she took her leave. They lived in an apartment block in Berenzino. Mstislav had been searching for a better paying occupation to support their new born but had trouble getting hired. It was when Pavlov had just turned one, when a job at the quarry in Solnichniy opened up-- hard work but better payment.
Mstislav had now been working at the quarry for four years now. It had been hard on both him and on his health and was showing its effects-- back problems, disease and lung problems. It was this year where Mstislav first heard from colleagues about the 'Working Man's Defence Alliance' (WMDA), which was being founded by Gregori Lopotev and other employees within his company. Pavlov was now at the age of five and payment for better schooling had been tough, even with the better payment compared to his previous occupation. Therefore the WMDA at first glimpse was exactly what could represent Mstislav-- his work-conditions and the low wages he earnt in spite of his well fare.
The WMDA existed for roughly two years now and it's member count had been growing. Within these two years unrest had been stirred and it was this year that their leader Gregori organised a riot. The riot was about work- and pay conditions held at the mine. Mstislav also turned up but soon realized the riot became violent quickly. With all the workers that had showed up there was no way out anymore. Chaos ensued and Mstislav fell victim to the security forces mistaking him for a violent protester. He was getting beaten up and had to fight back unwillingly. Soon the Security forces gained grip over the situation while OREL coming to assist. Three protesters ended up dying and many had become injured. A lot of the WMDA members got arrested in the aftermath and their leader Gregori went into hiding. Soon after the incident 'The Working Man's Defence Alliance' was therefore no more and -shut down. A couple of workers had seen Mstislav fight back and saw him dissappear into the chaos but what had become of him is up until today still a mistery.
Two weeks had passed after the riot and Masha (Pavlov's Mother) had still not heard from Mstislav-- he wasn't confirmed dead nor alive. Did the authorities pick him up?
Did he go into hiding-- why hasn't he contacted them? With Pavlov already asking for his father it was tough for Masha. Her husband could be part of a supposed separatist organisation. Afraid to contact authorities Masha continued to care for Pavlov. She applied for her old job at the lumber mill to continue to finance Pavlov's schooling.
Roughly two months later and a letter had come in the mail. It stated that Mstislav had been arrested at the riots and was held in a jail cell for a couple of days.
But eventually was transferred to an offsite prison due to his "involvement" with Gregori who still remained at large.
2008 - 2009
As a teenager Pavlov was not out of the ordinary. Even though his childhood was confusing due to the arrest of his father he had come out seemingly ok. He still thinks about his father and what had become of him. He could not understand that his father would abandon his mother like that, aiding a revealed communistic separatist group in a riot. It made him sick that his father would do it but he could never get the answer to the "why" question-- The prison was heavily armed and knew no visitation.
Following that year Pavlov had picked up the hobby of working with dirtbikes, ATV's and his mother's car. He wasn't studying anything in particular yet but had a vague idea of hitting the road later. Masha had worked at the lumber mill for a while but eventually took another job due to harassment about her husband. It had been tough on her but caring for Pavlov had dragged her through it.. mostly.
It was the 27th of June when their past caught up with them again. Gregory Lepotev had came out of hiding and had conducted multiple attacks against the government in the Northern regions of South Zagoria. The man who indirectly caused this family grief had shown his face and his intentions. CDF managed to easily repel the attack but a month later Gregory showed his face once more, this time with an intensity that not only crippled the CDF's supply line but also had sent the government officials on the run.
The first attacks had come to great shock to the Vavwadai family, Pavlov in particular-- This was the man his father rioted for, gave his freedom for.. a terrorist.
During the second attacks Masha was hanging out the laundry on the balcony while Pavlov was working in the garage next to the apartment block.
To be continued