Cliff Sharp was a long time IT specialist. He worked in the health care field when the outbreak hit. He heard rumblings on the news but did not pay mind of them. When the infected started to show up at the hospital, he watched as 12 of his fellow co workers were torn apart in the emergency room. He managed to get away and rush home.
As he pulled up he saw the door was wide open. He walked in to find his girlfriend hovering over thier pet dog as she tore the flesh from its corpse. He slammed the door and jumped into his car. He drove as fast as he could until he came upon a horde. He tried to plow through them and managed to break free but his car was badly damaged.
Once the car broke down, he went off on foot. Destroyed by the loss of his girlfriend, he ran into the woods aimlessly trying to find someone who was alive. His mind replayed the beat red eyes of his infected girlfriend over and over. He could not sleep that night. As he stumbled out of the woods at day break, he realized he was at a military base that was setup for survivors. They told him to get on the plane after they looked him over to make sure he was not infected. He had no idea where he was going. He just did what he was told as his mind was in a haze.
The plane took off and flew for at least 14 hours. As far as he could tell, they were over the pacific ocean. A soldier came down the isle and told everyone they would be landing to refuel and to stay in your seats. They only had to refuel and then 2 more hours they would be in the Germany, where the outbreak was suppose to have not hit yet.
Gunshots broke out and as group of soldiers opened the door to go check on what was happening, they were taken down by a group of the infected. everyone panicked and Cliff managed to get get away from the landing strip. In the dark of night, with only the clothes on his back and some basic supplies he ran until his body gave out. He passed out and when he woke up... he was in Chernarus.