Journal entry 1
August 12 2017
If you are reading this, then you've found my journal, or I'm dead, hopefully fully dead.
My name is George Stewart, I'm originally from Canada but I'm a dual national to the U.K and was serving with The Black Watch, I joined the army on my 21'st birthday and I was stationed on the Ukrainian border, It had been my first actual deployment since joining the year before, I came to Chernaurus on a weeks leave from my tasking, and that's when this all started, people started to get sick left and right, we were issued medical masks and medication to prevent the illness but that didn't stop anything, left and right the boys from the regiment were ending up bed ridden, luckily for me I didn't fall ill. Weeks had past and I was tasked to stay put instead of heading back to the border. It all became surreal, people started to die in the streets, just dropping left and right. like the second coming of the black plague, but it got worse . it's like a hell on earth, and for all I know .I was the only one left healthy.
The months following the events I like to call the end of the living world, I was living like a rat, scavenging all I could, evading those "things". People don't eat people ,okay that's just inhumane, but it all became normal to see, the constant fear of becoming ill, or starving started to mount. water started to become scarce as all the pumps to the city had been shut off, probably fear of contamination, but even electricity had been shut down, which I found to be extremely odd. phones stopped working, so trying to gain contact with anyone was impossible. Was this some kind of government test? was this biological warfare ? we always knew the Russians were a bit screwy but to do this, was out of their nature. And for the government to do this to its own people would be just even more absurd. Whatever was happening wasn't natural and this needed to get sorted as soon as possible.
There's was only one thing left to do here I suppose, either try to find a cure or try and make it out of this country, but what if there is nowhere left in the world that's safe? what do I do, no way the training I undertook could prepare me for this, restart civilization? I'm smart but there's no way I could do this alone, I'll need to make allies, find resources it's either I make this place my new home or I die trying. I wonder how mum is doing, I hope this hasn't reached home.I just don't want to think about what the rest of the world is like right now. because where I am now,it just became kill or be killed