My name is Axel Winters, and this is my story. Axel was always the kind of guy to enjoy the outdoors, however, he wasn't always the best at making friends. Axel is a shy yet loyal and brave young man at just the age of 20. One of Axel's flaws though is that he can't stand being alone. He doesn't always have to be with someone, but if he's alone and has no where or no one to go to, that's when he becomes scared. Axel and his family weren't the closest and he didn't have many friends. Axel worked for a gun shop in Sochi, Russia. He was working one day when he heard gunshots outside of the shop. He ran and locked the door just before a deranged man came running at the door making weird noises and banging on the bars of the shop trying to get in. Another gunshot went off and the man fell to the floor. The owner of the store, Frederick, was in the back at the time until the banging happened. Frederick and Axel didn't know what was going on, until they turned on the news. There were headlines of a weird outbreak or virus making people go mad on infection. Frederick and Axel immediately knew what this meant. They grabbed their favorite weapons, ammunition, some snacks that were in the back, and headed out for wherever they ended up. They got into Frederick's car and just drove. They got out of the city and kept driving until a couple days later they found Chernarus. At this point they realized this wasn't the right place to be. They were immediately swarmed by the infected and had to abandon the car. In the attempt of escape from the car, Frederick was bitten. They ran to the city and were trapped in an alleyway. There was one fence over and it would've taken too long to get both over the fence. Frederick told Axel to run and not look back as he was already far too gone to be treated. He held off the infected for as long as he could. Axel could hear the gunshots start to fade, until they were no more. Now Axel must venture in Chernarus trying to make it on his own.