Jimmy ‘Melon’ Aksakov was born on November 18th 1998, in Newcastle. When Jimmy was 6, his Mother died of breast cancer. And this broke Jimmy's heart, as well as his Fathers. On Jimmy’s 12th birthday, his father overdosed because he couldn't handle his pain any longer. So Jimmy had to move somewhere else. Social services got in contact with his relatives in Chernarus, The Aksakov Family. They came to get him, to bring him back to their homeland.
Jimmy had no idea who the 'Aksakov's" were, all he knew was that they had the same last name as him, and they let him stay at their house. But he was grateful that they took him in on such short notice. His new parents weren't as nice as his biological parents, and his brothers and sisters weren't very talkative at first either. But they soon all got along when it came to Jimmy's birthday. 1 year since his father died. They got him a huge cake, lots of presents, but all Jimmy could think about was his Dad, and how much he misses him.
A few more years passed, and Jimmy got older, and wiser. He got his grades, he got a job, and an apartment in Novoselky. He worked in Chernogorsk, as a mechanic, fixing cars on a daily basis. Not Jimmy's dream job, but it suited him fine for a few more years.
In the beginning he was happy with the job, earning money and moving his way up in the world. Deep inside he had a fear. Knowing that he was needing to now be independent and rely on himself.
Jimmy slowly grew into a rut where he would repeat the same process each day. Working a simple job and living a simple life. He thought of returning to the UK when he had enough money as he was still a British citizen however after the infection broke out there was no hope of that. He came to accept that there was probably nothing left for him in Britain anyway and was content in trying to survive the rest of his days by any means.
In the beginning he was a loner, actively avoiding everyone, hiding in the shadows and scraping for scraps. He realized quite quickly that this would not be a sustainable way to survive. He would either need to work with others or take what he needed.