Daniel Witt was considered a prodigy by some, a 19 year old kid fresh out of med school and currently In a residency program at the hospital in Chernogorsk. Daniel fell in love with Chernarus after a summer abroad with a Disaster Relief program. It was in Chernogorsk that he met the love of his life and also where he watched the love of his life get her throat torn out by their neighbor. After initially taking shelter in the city he decided he needed to escape.
Daniel set out for the unknown when he left the city. He figured anyplace other than here must be better. He was wrong.
He linked up with the Children of the Apocalypse. A ragtag group of people trying to survive in this zombie infested wasteland. Most of them had been first responders from other towns that weren't hit initially, but they had the good sense to grab their bug out bags and see what they could do to help with evacuation.
Now they had been traveling around looking for people to help for awhile now before they ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time. Daniel heard the bodies falling around him before he heard the gunshots... he realized in that moment that his actions in the next few minutes would determine if he lived or died. He dropped to the ground as if a bullet had struck him and played dead, pulling his friend Archie (who was now deceased) on top of him to sell it.
Daniel heard footsteps, while he tried not to make a sound he couldn't help but eavesdrop on a conversation happening around him.
"We got 'bout 10 minutes 'fore these suckers start biting the living daylights outta us" a voice said.
Daniel stayed completely still while bandits rummaged through pockets taking anything of value.
"Hey boss i think they're starting to wake up!" a voice proclaimed shaking with pure terror.
It was then that Daniel looked into the eyes of what used to be his friend Archie and saw them staring right back at him.
One scream echoed another as the dead started rising all around the bandits and forcing them to flee. Daniel used all of his strength to push his old friend off of him and made a break for the woods.
It is there in the woods that Daniel's story picks up.