Amelia grew up in a small isolated town in Michigan living with her father Adam Hook. Her and her father lived in a cabin that he had built himself deep in Michigan surrounded by vasts forests. Amelia’s mom wasn’t in the picture, she had passed away early on in Amelia’s life, during childbirth. Amelia never really understood completely the meaning of her mother’s loss until later in her life. She had always looked up to her father. A strong and wise man, he had taught her everything about survival. Amelia learned to hunt, use firearms from a young age and make fires from scratch. All of these things became hobbies she enjoyed. Her teenage years were not very eventful, she was just an average girl whose life consisted of school, work and hanging out with friends. She enjoyed doing things like fishing and hunting with her friends, for-wheeling and camping. She was definitely and outdoor person. On her 18th birthday her father had a surprise for her. He wasn’t a wealthy man, Amelia wasn’t even expecting anything for her birthday to begin with. When she got home from school he had told her they were taking a hunting trip to the beautiful lands of Chernarus. He handed Amelia a brochure and she looked over it with excitement. It was something that looked as if it was out of a movie. The natures of the land looked extravagant. The trip was set up, they planned to leave after she graduated high school.
The day came when they finally left home. Amelia had never been in an airplane before and was quite nervous. Nevertheless, she was excited to be able to spend a few weeks out of the country with her father by her side. Their trip started off as expected, they stayed in a small house in Dubrovka, they enjoyed hunting deer and boar as well as other animals. The trip was a dream come true for Amelia. But that changed after a few days, Amelia and her father were on the way back to their house back in Dubrovka when she realized something wasn’t right. The town was filled by some weird creatures, they looked normal except for their strange hissing and groaning. Her father, being the caring man he was, approached a lady that had a strange posture and looked like she was in pain. He placed his hand on her shoulder and asked if she was okay, the strange woman grabbed his armed and lunged her head towards Adam’s arm and tore a piece right off with her teeth. Adam screamed, attracting more of the creatures towards him, where they started eating him as Amelia watched in horror. Amelia screamed at the creatures begging them to stop but to no avail, she took the rifle her father had gifted her for hunting and started unloading it on the creatures. By the time she ran to her father who was laying on the ground, it was too late, his breathing was slow and he was bleeding too much. She held him in her arms as he spoke his lasts words to her. “Do whatever you can to survive, Amelia... find help”. Amelia didn’t know what to do. She was now alone in a foreign country with nobody to turn to. About 2 years after the outbreak, Amelia had successfully survived but just barely, living off of scraps and using dirty clothing. Her only motivation was the idea that someone must be working on a cure and that it wouldn’t always be like this.