Mackie was known to be a very cunning and intelligent individual, yet he was never good with other people. He would always make people uncomfortable or make situations awkward with the way he would act or look at them. He was a sociopath, and this is what caused him to be so off to other people. Eventually he sectioned himself off from everybody else, moving away from the UK sometime early June to live in Turkey. He was never good with interviews so he didn't end up being able to get a good job, but in the end he did get one. His brother lived in Turkey, the same as him. He contacted Mackie and offered him a job as a Janitor in the office building he worked at. Mackies brother was a very successful business man, and was the boss of multiple companies. Mackie accepted, and begun working the next week as a Janitor. Now since Mackie didn't actually understand Turkish, despite moving to Turkey, this was the best his brother could offer him. The outbreak in Chernarus started to spread to Turkey, but on July 19th Mackies brother (John) invited him out for a 2 day diving trip into the Black Sea. Mackie accepted, and went on said trip with his brother on July 20th. Then it all started going wrong. While on their trip, John started to act more erratic, showing signs of infection. He said he was fine, although he clearly wasn't and knew this. It was July 22nd, and while Turkey was being overrun, Mackie and his brother were on a diving trip. Mackies brother turned, and after a fight between them, Mackie emerged victorious by using a diving tank. This broke Mackie. He quickly went from a sociopath to a psychopath while on the boat. He had no idea how this boat worked, and all he was thinking about was his brother. Eventually he managed to get back to Turkey on the 24th, only to find the dock had been abandoned. Carcasses lay in the street, and infected were walking around like it was Black Friday. Mackie immediately understood what he had to do. He searched the nearby shops for any food and snatched any he could. He refilled the boat as best he could and left the dock. The weather on his way into the unknown was not forgiving, and he ended up losing his way. He woke up in the middle of the night to waves. Lots of very big waves. He couldn't see where he was going, and ended up getting knocked unconscious while getting thrown by a wave in the boat. The next time he awoke, it was on the shores of Chernarus. Dazed and confused, he crawled his way into a nearby store and found some water. He didn't know what to do, and fell asleep. When he awoke an hour later, more level headed, he decided on what he'd do. The voices told him to kill, or to die. He didn't want either of those things, so his new objective was simple. Survive.