Short story of Mason Howell:
His mother gave birth at a homeless shelter in the boneshaking cold of New Years Eve night at 1998. As he born he had to face with challanges to even stay alive. His quite poor mother couldnt even feed him, she was bones and skin. But as you can say, what doesnt kill you, makes you stronger. His mother wasn't that lucky to say that. Due to the living conditions she lived she was weak, starwing. She knew she can't raise up a child so she gave Mason in a foster home, before passed away. He was 2 months old at that day. Later when he was 7 he was adopted by foresters. They were really well situated, and had an incredible amount of money. So they gave him everything to live a whole, and good life. They did not spoil him, only give him enough to prove that he can handle and make his own money. That is how he managed to be a businessman before he even finished the University. He ran his own company when he was only 16 years old. He stared at a beautiful future, but than... Everything has changed.
One day he was on a business trip in Chernarus at a well known company. It was so important to him. He wanted to prove to his step-father so badly that he did everything that was necessary. Mason and the daughter of the CEO of the mentioned association developed a really good friendship with each other. One day the CEO and his daughter went on a vacation with Mason in the hills. The girl name was Angie and was so beautiful in his eyes, but he kept the distance. At least he tried. The girl was attracted to him. On the second night the slept with each other, they were so happy that nothing could ruin it. As the days passed later, worse and worse news was coming about the infection, but the CEO said they are just stupid rumors. They are happen often there, he were lieing so good that Mason believed every single word. He wasn't aware of the worsening situation not just because the lies, because he was so happy with Angie. She was brighten up his whole life. But this shine was too bright because it covered the ominous shadows. On the last night he was sleeping with the girl, but woke up without her but a note. "I had no choice. I am sorry. I have no explanation, it was my fault... I hope that you can forgive me one day, and I can fall asleep in your arms again... Angie"
The CEO, the father of the girl always knew that the news are real, and also knew there is only one way out from the hills, and the army will not be able to save everybody. So he left Mason behind to save his own skin.
Mason was left alone without any known faces in the doom of the following days. The infected rushed the place, but he was one of the lucky (or doomed) survivors. After a few weeks, when they ran out of supplies some people went away to wonder in the unknown. That's how Mason reached that oart of Chernarus. That's how he ended up there.
(Will expand the story later with more details, and information.)