A few days later Thomas finally left the house again since he was more or less forced to. He had to go to the only town he new in and out Chernogorsk. Thomas mission: “get supplies and then fuck off” but as Murphy's Law states “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”. So the first bump was a random guy he saw running not far from a house he stood on but the way that person was looking, what he was wearing and the fact that he talked to himself in a weird way made Thomas clear that not all people out here are sane. So he took a look through Chernogorsk or more Dubky. Then out of the blue, a lot of shots and Thomas more or less panicked and run north-ish into the woods. On his way north, he passed Mogilevka and on the road from Vyshnoye to Stary Sobor he meets the first person he couldn’t “avoid” since he walked right into her. It was a little French/Chernarussian girl called Elaine and she was on the search for her mother since he more or less lost her. So Thomas, with no straight destination, decided to tag along. So both followed the road towards Stary Sobor and near the Big Red Barn, they meet more “friendly” people. A woman called Rory and her friends. What throw Elaine and Thomas a bit off was that she was very nervous in her voice but giving the circumstances it was normal you could say. The friendly chat was then broken up by shots from the town and even explosions. Rory and her people wanted to run to the next town east the VDV but Thomas was just not capable of that since he still had some sprained ribs. So they couldn’t move until the people that made that noise appeared the VDV. For Thomas, it was the first encounter with any Government officials of a country since he left the house. Elaine kept hiding behind Thomas while the VDV did their thing with asking for IDs . In the end, Elaine and Thomas got out of that whole thing and moved more North East until they hit the NEAF in the hope to find NATO, CDF, UN or anyone but the only thing they found was an empty terminal. So they decided to stay there over the night and in the next morning Elaine was gone and Thomas well he was back on his own again. Until he bumped into a guy on his way out of Krasnostav. The man's name was Michael O'Brien. Michael was in Thomas' eyes a typical Irish and well and somewhat a friend after the walk they had from Krasnostav to Chernogorsk. As they checked Chernogorsk they meet two other survivors Lily and Daniel. They all had a nice chat and set up in a house with a nice fire until Michael left and didn’t return for quite a bit. Thomas, Lilly and Daniel then decided to go and look for him but that got problematic straight up because they triggered one of the Infected. But before it could even reach them it got taken out by a UN Soldier with a bunch more of them seem like they just came out of nowhere.