The character I'd like to be is a cautious and well-aware of his surroundings teenager. He's very paranoid since early childhood, which was caused by a fishing accident he had at a very young age. This is his story.
His name is Harry Woodley. He's an American high-school kid that lived in a trailer park with his parents. His parents were nowhere near wealthy, so when his father got a job offer on the other end of the world they didn't even hesitate. It paid much better than the current one he had and they were already in debt, so moving countries wouldn't hurt - they thought.
They moved to Chernarus in February of 2015. His father managed to land a job as a Senior Electrician just with his U.S high-school diploma. They rented a nice little apartment in Elektrozavodsk and Harry started going to the local high-school in Elektro. He made some friends, even though the language barrier was pretty hard for him at first. His father was getting a solid income, Harry and his mother were happy, everything seemed to be turning out great. His favorite subject in school was history. He took an interest in learning about the civil war that ended in 2009.
In June of 2017 Harry's father decided to make an investment that would end up being the best purchase he'd made. He bought a tiny underground bunker that he turned into a mancave for him and Harry. They both loved it and had a lot of fun in there - Harry's mom, on the other hand, didn't appreciate him slacking on homework just to hang out with his dad.
In July 2017, when the series of events was just starting to unfold, Harry's dad got a new job offer in Severograd. They were packing their luggage and ready to go the morning after. But then, the bombings and attacks over Severograd happened. The infection spread and chaos began.
Harry's father rushed the family to the bunker at the outskirts of Elektrozavodks and they lived off whatever supplies they hand in there for roughly two weeks.
Harry and his family knew that something needed to be done about supplies or they were all going to starve. Harry's father decided to go alone out there - but his mother did not let him. Both of his parents ended up leaving just to scout the surroundings and they told him they'll be back in less than an hour. They gave Harry a walkie-talkie and left.
Minutes passed. Then hours. Hours turned to days. The last thing Harry heard from his parents was a "We're okay, we're moving to the supermarket." about 15 minutes after they left.
Harry waited a couple of days before the hunger and thirst kicked in.
He's climbing up the ladder and ready to open the hatch and experience the outside world. It's the 5th of august. Harry thinks he's ready. Is he though?