Damon Payne grew up in Miami, his father was a police officer and his mother was a high school math teacher. He had a hard time growing up due to the strict home life. During his 9th grade summer vacation he got in with a group of gang members and fell into a downward spiral. Drugs and alcohol made life easier to deal with and one night was involved in an armed robbery. Looking at a felony conviction, his father swayed him to turn states evidence and reducing his charges. After serving his sentence he got his life together, and secured a job working at a special needs institute as a transportation driver. On June 30th 2017, he went to Chenarus with a group of students, teacher and the teachers aid on a field trip. Touring the country from castle to castle and monument to monument, until one day the infection outbreak. First to go was the teacher, Damon and Fred got the kids back on the bus away from the infected. Now trying to survive, Damon has fallen off the wagon trying to maintain being surrounded with young adults with special needs and problems. Life is fragile and very unstable, pushed to the edge of sanity, Damon strives to keep all the group alive!