Alexander Smidt grew up in The Netherlands. In his early days he loved going outside, play with friends and build treehouses. Most of his friends called him Alex just because it was easier to remember.
Alex was very good at crafting things himself, he also got to learn some different languages along the years. Other than Dutch and English he also learned a bit of German, French and Russian.
In his early 20s Alex decided to move to Chernarus. There he started his own Leatherworkshop. The main things he made and repaired there were shoes and belts.
The leatherworkshop was a booming business. A lot of people started working again after the civil war of 2009. One day a girl needed Alex' help to fix up her boots.
Alex immediately knew she was not only there to get her boots fixed. He had seen her walk by his shop multiple times already. The girl was nervous and was acting weird.
Alexander asked what was up and she quickly said: "nothing", then she paid and jogged away. A few months later Alex noticed her again walking by, he was about to close the shop for the day.
He proceeded to do so and followed the girl. The girl knew she was being followed and walked up a hill towards a radio tower. There she stopped and waited till Alex arrived.
Alex now arriving at the radio tower stopped and asked for the girls name, she answered with "I am Kira". From that point onwards they would meetup every week at that radio tower, enjoy the nice view over Novodmitrovsk and some music.
After a couple of years they would buy a house in the town of Olha where they lived together. Alex was still working at his leatherworkshop in Novodmitrovsk, he was building a great connection with the people that lived there.
One day he overheard some locals that were talking about an infection. Alex didn't fully understand what they were talking about, also because his Russian was not the best.
Alexander decided it was nothing to worry about, they were probably talking about some film they have seen or a drunken guy that was walking like a zombie.
A week later he heard more and more people talking about something that was going on in the south. There were troops walking on the streets and warning everyone that they should seek shelter.
Alex closed down his shop earlier than normal, he drove home and warned Kira that they should leave to a different spot. They packed their stuff and drove to the border.
A long row of cars could be seen getting held up at the border. Alex decided to turn around and find his own safespot.
Kira and Alex decided to seek shelter in the woods where noone would find them. They started a simple camp living off their gathered food and animals they hunted.
They didn't hear from anyone at the time they spended in the woods. They decided to go to the nearest town and see if anyone was there.
The town was deserted, they searched some houses and found left over food and other supplies. Whilst checking the town a storm started to form.
Alex and Kira ran back towards their camp. It started to rain and blow really hard. Before they even reached their camp they got seperated.
Alexander found a group of trees where he could hide from the storm. After the storm, Alex returned to the camp only to see that it was completely destroyed.
He gathered items that still functioned and began searching for his wife. He went around the towns, but no trace could be found of Kira.
Alex went around the entirety of Chernarus, he searched every town.
After two months of searching Alex gave up the change of ever finding her again. He decided to return to the radio tower in Novodmitrovsk where he started his own camp.
Alex put his craftmanship to work and make a secure camp that would be easily defendable against the infected.
Every now and then Alex would go into a town to gather some supplies in order to survive. He also tried to use the radio tower as a communication device.
Till this day Alex repeats his daily routine and tries to find other survivors.