As @Frozh said, i met him there and the shop was closed. We decided to go to the NW airfield but turned back as soon as we got there because of the russians "owning" the place. We were on the hill outside of stary and we saw what we thought were russians initiating on a few people, so we decided to move a bit further out and wait a while. I then decided i wanted to see if the russians were still there so i stashed some stuff (Automatic weapons and anything i deemed illegal to the russians) and i headed down thats when i saw the door was knocked down on the shop but at the time i had only ran past quick so i thought the shop was open. I then went back up to @Frozh who was near my stashed loot and said its clear and the shop was open. When we got down there was people there who said the russians had broken in and taken stuff. People were trading so i tried to see if i could swap my "illegal weapons" for a bolt action or semi autocmatic. I had no luck as everyone was talking over each other. @Frozh and i headed to get water from the water pump and had a little chat. We then decided to go back to the shop where two people were initiating on the people on the bus. They then turned and initiated on us but we already had our guns out so when they aimed and shot we shot back i believe Killing both of them , but we also both died in the process.
Whilst everone was trading, there were a few people moving stuff to the bus and uaz on about moving out because its not safe because the russians are coming back. I didn't hear a lot of the conversations due to having an ear infection IRL so im currently deaf in my right ear so i missed a lot of people talking.
Michael is from the outskirts of Birmingham. He got into alot of trouble with a local gang, which mean't he had to move around a bit to keep himself safe. After a while he decided he wanted a fresh start and didnt want to keep on running. He was speaking to a friend who had previously moved to Chernarus. Hes came up with the idea that Michael should come move to Chernarus for a while, until the situation at home settles down. Michael was hesitant at first but in the end he decided to pack his bags, book a ticket and get on the plane. he arrived at his friends house it was a small apartment in a town called Berezino. Michael felt out of place at first but he would soon feel like he fit in. His friend suggests they saved up for a fishing boat and see what it was like to live on the waters for a while. Michael and his friend saved up their money for the whole of 2019 whilst the virus was going on. the got the all clear that the borders were reopening the start of 2020. They went straight out and got a boat. it wasnt nothing fancy but it was big enough for them to both sleep in. They left for the sea in march 2020 once they had checked the boat over and done any work they needed to do. they had been on the seas a couple of months now and they kept hearing weird radio broadcasts but couldnt make out what they were saying because this boat didnt really come with top quality equipment. They decided to head back to land the end of june. when they got back they went straight home to find the place looked like a ghost town they decided to stay in doors for a while and just go on runs for supplies when they need to. a few more months have passed and Michaels friend had gone on a supply run and never returned. Michael decided to go out and have a look for him but what he wasnt his friend no more. His friend was standing there in the middle of the street. he turned round and started sprinting towards michael. he knew straight away that this is the mutation he heard on the news. michael ran as fast as he could until he finally lost him but now michael had no idea where he was until he saw a group of people in a building who invited him in and told exactly what had happened over the last few months while michael was at sea. michael had no idea what to think of all this information but he wanted to find his friend dead or alive. so he left the group and went searching and that is where his story begins.