My character Zebb is an American Cruise ship employee for Carnival Cruise line (dock hand). During the time of the outbreak, he was at sea on a 7 night cruise, from Italy, suppose to head towards Japan. The Captain suddenly became very ill (we all suspected food poisoning), but we all soon found that not to be the case. The infection spread like wild fire. It soon became every man, woman, and... unfortunately child, for themselves. During the mass chaos, Zebb came face to face with a startling reality... its time to abandon ship! While lowing one of the smaller life boats, he realized "supplies!". After raiding the galley, Zebb came a crossed a small 8 year old girl, huddling under a table, clutching a teddy bear, and crying for her mother. At first, Zebb almost kept heading for the boat, which he was hoping was still prepped and ready for launch... but something told him to go back... maybe fate... maybe conscious... didn't matter. There was no way he was gonna leave this scared helpless little one here in this hell. After sweeping up the child, surprisingly, with little resistance. Zebb headed, post haste, towards his (cross fingers) only means of escape. Boat was still there, and ready. After getting it into the water, and finally away from that carnage, he calmed down this new little friend he had made. The introductions were short and brief, Zebb.. Talulla... Talulla... Zebb. Then uneasy silence for what seemed like hours. Talulla broke the tension finally, by thanking him for saving her, and then began to tell Zebb about what horrific things she saw happen to her parents and everyone else. All Zebb could do was comfort her. Minutes turned into hours, and hours into days. Plenty of timed pasted, enough for each of them to smile, cry, and become more fond of each other (like a daughter to a father, and vice-verse). Then it happened... a storm, a heart pounding, huddle together, fear for your life kind of storm. Then blank, nothing, then sun, and the sound of seagulls. Sand beneath Zebb's body. Stammering to his feet, dazed, hungry, parched, and sore, Zebb searched this new shore line for his only friend. Down the beach about half a mile, was the battered life raft. No Talulla.. So with a heavy heart, and tears welling up behind his dry eyes, Zebb headed inland. After coming about another 1/4 mile in, Zebb came a cross his supply bag.. with a now dry familiar teddy bear and some empty candy bar wrappers. "Oh my god!" he thought, "She is alive!". After grabbing what he could, quickly from the happy scene, he began to shout her name. That is when he heard it, that sound, that damn sound. Zombie aggro... "Shit!" he thought, "There here too..." (That's where Zebb's Survival and quest to find Talulla begins).