Former Occupation: Student / Translator
Like(s): Cats, Knives, Savory Foods
Dislike(s): Dark Places, Loud Noises
Her Childhood: Natalia spent most of her childhood years in her parents home, studying hard for school. Her father was constantly away, working or on business trips for his company. Her mother was there, but instead hardly paid any attention at all, much more preferring to do idle things or watch the television instead. Deciding to make a better life for herself, Natalia pursued school. Becoming fluent in both English and Canadian French was the norm, but Natalia decided to pursue Sign Language as a gateway to knowledge and helping others. It wasn't long after this skill that her father was using her for his work, letting her go to conferences and more secretive CEO meetings that the common public was not allowed to come to. She managed to pick up little bits and pieces from a lot of different cultures and languages, everywhere from Mandarin, to Russian, to Spanish. She was never fluent, but it helped her father 'seal the deal' when it came to a lot of these meetings. More recently Natalia had been focusing on college and branching out to intern for a job, using her language skills to bridge the gap for her lack of experience.
Her involvement: Her father offered her to go on yet another meeting, this time prompting in for her to try her hand in the field, to see if she could translate and help people, or at least let on the illusion that that's what her father's pure intentions were, never mind the money. She prepared within two days, packing all of her things up and wishing her mother goodbye before her trip. She headed out with her father, driving to a large shipping export and import dock, a huge slab of concrete with shipping containers lying about. Natalia boarded the huge ship, going to the room where her father and her would be staying during their nearly two month travel. Several burly crew members inhabited the ship on their voyage, along with her father and the captain.
About a week into the voyage, there was a bad storm at sea. The crew members were called up late during the night and into the early morning, about 0400. The sea crashed against the ship as the crew members struggled and the captain struggled in the storm, and Natalia hid inside her and her father's chambers. Her father rushed out to help the crew members in the cold weather, coming back after several hours. He looked depressed and cold inside.
Two weeks in. Natalia can see her father getting sick, she writes in her journal how he is doing so far so she can keep track of him and her own thoughts. He is still trying to walk about, though Natalia tries to keep him in the quarters for fear that he will spread it or his condition will get even worse..
Four weeks in. Her fathers condition has gotten significantly worse. They dock at a port along their route, and she gets what medical and food supplies she can from the people at the large shipping hub. Her father and her take a warm shower before getting back onto the ship, heading back towards their destination.
1 month in. Her father's condition is improving slightly. Natalia keeps him on bed rest and keeps using what medical supplies she has left, making sure to keep him warm in the quarters. Lately it has been storming more at sea, feeling the sea rock the large ship in it's mighty wake, keeping the two up for the night. Natalia longs for her journey to be over.
1 month, 2 weeks in. Natalia's father may not make it, the storms and colder weather has prevented the two from getting much rest. Natalia struggles to keep his body temperature to a normal state. Her father is experiencing chills and fevers, his cough becoming less quiet now as he has become weaker. Natalia tries to take most of the supplies she can from other crew members and things on the ship, trying to bide time before they arrive and she can take care of them when they rest at their port.
1 month, 3 weeks, 5 days in. There is a horrible storm. They are too close to give up on reaching their destination now. The crew tries to fight the storm as Natalia keeps her father in their quarters and takes care of him. The captain reaches out over the radio that they have no choice but to beach their ship during the rough storm, fearing that it will damage their cargo or risk losing crew members. The crew members fight to anchor the ship as best they can, before heading to their quarters to prevent themselves from getting sick. The ship captain keeps watch, falling asleep somewhere throughout the night. He wakes up at first light, looking over the beach of Chernarus, completely dead so to speak.
Natalia convinces the crew captain to beach for a few more days to let her father heal and rest. She leaves him on the ship while her and some (but not all) of the crew members try to survey nearby towns and other places to get supplies. Even the houses, were oddly empty when they first arrived, even for the small towns they explored, it seemed odd that they would be so deserted. Natalia can not be sure to collect supplies in fear she will steal from the locals
Next day. Natalia and the crew members go out again, the captain giving them the order that they would only be able to beach for two weeks. They find a map of the town and go towards a more populated area. It looked like something was off, shelves were empty at stores, blockades were in some places. Natalia can see someone in the distance. The person looks very sick, like on their last leg of living. One of the crew members approaches to try to help, only to find out the hard way that the person is infected. Natalia runs off towards the ship, leaving the other crew members standing there to find their own plan of action. She boards to go to her father, who is now extremely pale, not sure whether or not to tell him what she had seen. She will continue to go out and now be ready to get supplies, unsure whether or not leaving would even help in this situation.
3 days pass. Two of the crew members have made it back to the ship, the other two that went on their scavenging becoming infected. They tell the captain the news of the situation and he decides to radio a distress signal, repeating it every hour during the day. This went on for days as the team scavenged when and while they could. Natalia's father passes away despite her efforts, leaving her more quiet recently. She decides it is no longer safe to stay in the same place for that long with infected people like this, going out on her own to survive and find her own way...