Lily was a rather lively girl as a child. Her ma and papa raising her to do good in school, maybe someday move to America and start a new life. Her aspirations were to always try and help her parents more, no matter how much they tried to dissuade her. So she grew up, enjoying life as most young girls do, having crushes, learning about herself and about boys. She liked learning, though kept overhearing her papa saying stuff like "She's too pretty to be smart. I'm worried for her."
Lily wanted to help her parents, but after repeated convincing, she finally decided to pursue a career that would challenge her brain. She enjoyed medicine and wanted to help save people's lives, if she could. So she began studying, however as she was set to leave home for university, she was caught up in the outbreak. She watched her parents fall in front of her, killed by the military because they refused to stop trying to leave. Alone, and without many friends, she set off to try and get help somewhere else. She found help in the police, took shelter inside one of the police stations up north, she can't remember the name of the town. For the first few days things were fine. They fed her, helped her out, then one day she was taken from the station by three men, the rest nowhere to be found. She overheard them say "If we are going to end up like them anyway, let's have some fun first." Then they proceeded to violate her in a barn. Each man took his turn with her, eventually finishing with her and tossing her aside. She just lay there for a long time, not remembering how long it had been. She thinks they left at some point then came back, and when they did they told her she couldn't tell anyone about it. She promised she wouldn't, then with an evil glint in their eyes, they said "We know."
Those men held her down and she was afraid they were going to violate her again, but instead this time they cut out her tongue. It was a sloppy job and she almost died from blood loss, but somehow she survived. After this, they left her in the barn, doors closed and innocence robbed.
Now, Lily distrusts anyone with a uniform and always carries a pistol on her. She will only kill if she has to but has set herself firm that she won't let another man violate her again, even if it kills her.