Soon after Melina's birth in 1999 her family was forced to flee from Chernarus due to the political uproar that was happening in there very town. Melina, alongside her sister, were in a state of refuge. They were taken to America by their parents, and eventually became accustomed to american ways, with no memory of the motherland. Growing up Melina took advantage of the privilege that america can give, this lead to a free ride to college, but she would never have the chance to start..
Melina and her sister, Sonja, came to Chernarus to visit their uncle, Stan. While in chernarus they planned on staying at the family's ranch that was built next to the family's business. It was their summer, and they planned on staying for a month or two. They figured they could work the family store to gain their capital. Sadly, all their plans changed. As their plane landed they noticed smoke coming from the nearest town they could hear crowds roaring. If they knew what they know now, they would have gotten back on that plane and left.
Once in the town they saw the horrific scene of the cannibalistic people eating the remains of the fallen. Their first instinct was to run to their family farm, but that was miles away. Sonja had the smart idea to go to a travel agency and find of chernarus, in hopes that it would show them what direction to go. Once getting the map they started their journey to find their loved ones. On the way they saw even more horrific things.. At one point they saw military shooting live people in the face thinking they were the undead. Once reaching their family's homestead they were relieved to find out that no one had been hurt. They were told about the illness and then their uncle trained them to use a pistol and a small 22 rifle, just in case they needed to use them.
Her and her family created a market, at first the market was inside of a compound ran by the UN, but the UN abandoned the compound. Leaving all the civilians to fend for themselves. Since the UN gave up on keeping people safe, Melina had to grow up fast.. Without a home, she had to learn to fight the walkers, she had to learn to defend herself from the people. Melina was an innocent 18 year old girl, but came out on the other side a tough and resilient woman. Once Kovar's Market fell, the Kovars were split up. They lost contact for months.
Ana and Melina reconnected in early October. Having rekindled their bond they started to get out there again, make friends to create something. They wanted to create something bigger than "Surviving". They wanted to make a new world, a place where lives matter and nobody can say otherwise.
Friends | Foes
Viktar Kovar - "You are my cousin that has taught me so much."
Anna Kovar - "My cousin by marriage, feels like we are more blood related than not haha."
Kaya LaCroix - "We bonded instantly, and the bond is already unbreakable.."
Sally Cooper - "You remind me of myself, before the end of the world.. For that reason I feel the need to keep you from changing."