Carina didn’t grow up in Chernarus and doesn’t really know the country that well. She came here with a very good friend, someone she saw as her brother, although the two of them were not blood related. Nevertheless, they traveled to Chernarus, since he wanted to show her where he had been growing up quite a few years. He even had some family around up in the north and a little away from any bigger cities. At first, they just wanted to visit his family and maybe check out the country as far as it was possible.
But after just about two weeks, their plans changed lightly. Adrian knew that his aunt was helping out in an orphanage and that certain week, she was moving into an old camp with them to learn some basic stuff about nature and the animals which were living here. Since most of those children didn’t have anyone else to take care of them, he thought it might would be a good idea if Carina would take a look at them. Although she wans’t a real doctor and instead still a student, she knew quite a lot already, especially when it came to first aid.
She of course accepted to take a look on the children, making sure they were healthy and maybe bringing some medicine to them, since the orphanage itself didn’t have that much money to be careless about. So they moved up into the camp after a few more weeks of preparation and getting the needed supplies. Carina coulndn’t know, that she wouldn’t be able to see any civilization so soon again.
Since they spent quite a lot of time up there, they didn’t really notice that much of the chaos that was slowly about to break out. But soon enough, they knew something was wrong. Instead of checking out what was going on, they stayed in the camp and tried to hide, gathering all supplies they had left to be able to survive a few more weeks, since they believed everything would be over after that time.
But it didn’t come to an end. Soon they needed to move, since food was fading and the children started to get hungry. During the moment they moved down to a city, everything changed though. They got attacked by a quite huge group of infected, having of course not really a clue what was going on. The children ran in different directions and so did Carina and Adrian. They ran into a lonely house close to a forest, hiding there in the basement and barricaded the door.
Hours passed, in which they could hear the moans and growls of the infected outside, chasing after animals or maybe eben a few of the left children.
Carina felt more than bad that she couldn’t help any of them, but opening that door could mean their death. She knew it and still Adrian every time again needed to talk to her about it, reminding her that they couldn’t help them either if they died right here and now. A few days later, as it finally got silent outside, Adrian decided to check out the surroundings, telling Carina that she should stay in the basement and wait for him to get her.
But that never happened… Carina waited a few days… maybe a week or more, she couldn’t really tell. But it was a fact, that Adrian didn’t come back. It still took a few more days for the young girl to dare to move outside, seeing the new world she was forced to live in.
At first, she couldn’t really realize or accept what she was seeing, everything just looked so unreal in her eyes, like someone had pushed her into a bad horror movie. Scared, confused and having no clue where Adrian was, she decided to just move… after all wouldn’t she be able to find out what is going on, if she stayed in the basement.
Her first goal ? Finding Adrian…
An old photo of Carina and Adrian as the world was still normal