Elijah had a mother who goes by Ellie West at this time she was dating a man named August Parker. Elijah never got to meet his birth father but the stories his mom would tell August it painted him to be an abusive husband. So when Elijah's mother found out she was having a child she had to choose which would be best for the newborn, stay in this abusive relationship or go out on her own and raise him herself. It turns out she would not be alone by the time Elijah was 5 she met August. Even though they were just dating Elijah looked to August as a father figure and by the time he was 17 they were all living under one roof. Elijah was a normal high schooler he did not aim to go above and beyond but he did average in all of his classes his favorite class was history. Elijah loved to listen to music, write, read, photography and playing video games. One day his mother and August surprised him with a vacation to Augusts home country Chernarus. August had family there but they decided it was best to stay at one of the hotels in the city. When they first arrived it was great but then the outbreak happened he was told not to think of it and that we were safe but that was not the reality nobody knew what was going to happen not his mom or August all they could do was fill him up with false hope. One night he had to run out of the hotel to August's uncle's house he left his bag there. Once he retrieved the bag being the nosy kid he was he looked through his bag and saw a wedding ring August was going to propose to my mom but with everything happening he didn't do it yet. On his way back to the hotel he heard people partying and saw people breaking into stores declaring the world was over but he just kept his earbuds in and kept walking, as he was walking back towards the hotel all of the sudden he heard a huge explosion as he quickly looked up and took out his earbuds he saw that a cargo plane crashed into their hotel he ran as fast as he could back to the hotel but once he was there they had the whole place locked down helicopters searching for survivors he had no idea what to do he was alone. He heads back to August's Uncles house and stays there for the night. Elijah never found out if his mom and August were dead but he presumed the worst. When Elijah got back to Augusts uncle’s house it appeared that somebody has broken into the house, the door was wide open and the lights were off. When Elijah entered the kitchen he saw a body on the floor when Elijah turned on the light it was August’s Uncle dead on the floor. The whole house was ransacked Elijah looked for anything he could take to help him survive on his own. With the outbreak getting worse Elijah ended up by himself in this dystopian society looking for safety and a group to survive with.