New Orleans - February 28th, 2022 at 2:56pm Dom6 days, 3 hours, and 45 minutes had passed since the moment a strange force wiped out the majority of Earth's human inhabitants. Equipped with a brand new platinum Rolex wristwatch, which Dom took from one of the stores, he felt that time might be now the only thing of true value left. Even the 20,000$ Rolex itself wasn't worth much now, even though it was something Dom wanted to own ever since he was a kid. But time...time was everything. Luckily, the batteries remained unaffected, and since the stores were full of them, there was no worries that they couldn't keep their watches ticking, and thus losing track of time. In the case of days, however, Dom cared to carry along a diary, where he put the notes for every single day that he spent still breathing on this God's forsaken land. He was very meticulous about it, which was something that no one would really expect from him. Dom was just sitting on the rooftop of a medium sized two-story mall, enjoying his sixth cigarette in a row, when he spotted a moving figure on a street not too far away. He immediately grabbed his newly owned binoculars in order to get a clearer picture on the unknown approaching creature. After a few moments staring through the lens he managed to conclude that it was only a stray dog. Being on the lookout really wasn't much fun these days, but somebody had to do it in case another human made an appearance before his mall. Yes, his mall. He was the first one there, and he claimed it by spraying a beware, danger! symbol all over the entrance door. He might appeared a bit nuts, but he had a theory that malls were now considered a god damned treasure. He figured that he and his group of newly found friends weren't the only people left in this city. Meaning, if there was a group of them, then there must had been someone else out there, too. And if they had already formed a group, much like he did with the others few whom he met on his way, than they were probably not their friends anymore. One mall could only feed so much people for a limited period of time. And the more mouths a group had to feed, the more valuable one mall was to them. Because of that, this had become an 'us and them' world - it was either their food, or someone else's.