Pedro Santiago was born in Tampa, FL on January 30th, 2003, to two loving parents in Tampa General Hospital. His father, Enrique was a mechanic, while his mother stayed at home taking care of him. At the age of 6, Pedro's parents split after his mother was found cheating, his father narrowly winning custody over Pedro due to his mothers past drug offenses. Left alone for most of the time after school, Pedro got involved in sports, and found a certain infatuation for writing, struggling to keep up in other classes. Once 16, Pedro dropped out of school to pursue a writing career, to find himself, and create stories that others could enjoy. Although he had such a hopeful outlook, his career fell flat, struggling to get any publishing companies to pick him up, and within a year, he picked up his fathers business, working as a mechanic for a family friend. Once the first wave of the infection started, Pedro and his father put in a lot of overtime, anxious for their future, as lock downs began, Pedro's father often made calls to their uncle, Jordi, who had married a woman in Spain, moving there and dealing with the outbreak before it had truly struck the United States. When the time came, Pedro and his father were ready and safe, isolating themselves for the most part in order to stay healthy, keeping up on the news by watching TV in their small apartment. For months they sat inside, only leaving for the necessities, Pedro writing in the meantime to pass the time, finally peeking their head out on November 20th, 2019, having the opportunity to return to work. With relief, came joy, and the family began to plan a vacation in the next coming months with their uncle as to let loose. Saving up money by doing some overtime at the auto shop, the two were able to scrounge up just enough after a rush of work a day or so after new years. With flyers and pamphlets promoting Chernarus as a safe and fun tourism spot, the plans were made and flights were taken, Pedro and his father, alongside Jordi and his wife, rented a cabin beside lake Beloe for a month, a relaxation period, due to cheap prices. As the lock-down struck once more, trapping them within Chernarus, the family decided to head to Lopotevgrad, offering a ride to a man who had suggested they went there to seek answers for what was going on. As they arrived, the riots were in full swing, with looting and clashing with police taking place, taking advantage of such, the family decided to scrounge up what they could, following the acts of looters. One of these times, while looting a market, shots were fired, Pedro and his father running, looking back to see their Uncle shot down by military forces. Realizing their mistake, the pair quickly went to return to their car, to head back to the cabin but were stopped, being told they were being taken to a safe camp and split up into two cars. Pedro was taken to Vybor, some sort of evacuation camp, lost and confused upon arrival as his father was nowhere to be found. He spent some time within the camp, protected and sheltered from harm yet his worry for his father grew, driving him to leave and search him out.