The year is 2017, and mankind is once again at war. Political tensions have been high in recent years. Iran has been accused of developing weapons of mass destruction. North Korea has a new dictator out to prove his power. China has been planning a global economic takeover. The list goes on... but no one knows who was responsible for this. According to the news, the first reports of an outbreak started on October 1st. It was big right from the start, had every news channel covering it constantly. L.A. was first, but within hours, reports started coming in from Vegas, Denver, Dallas, New York City, Boston.... and the list just kept growing. Next day, news said that other countries had been hit by the virus too. Canada, Mexico, England, Japan, Russia... I stopped keeping track of all the countries eventually. Seemed like it was everywhere. And it was killing people... But on day 3... something else happened. Started getting reports of people who had been declared dead, somehow getting back up... Only they were still dead. They went on a rampage after they got back up, attacking anyone around them in any way they could. It was like something out of a bad movie, only it wasn't a movie. That's when they declared Martial Law, and starting putting up the Quarantines. I was getting ready for work when I found out. After that... I didn't really think that filling out paperwork was all that important at the moment. I decided to head outside and see what was going on. It was chaos. People were rioting, fighting each other, the police, the military was there... I didn't know what to think. But it didn't matter. Before i could stop to make sense of any of it, I started to feel sick. My vision started to blur, and my stomach wretched. I collapsed there, and woke up on a stretcher in the hospital, being wheeled through the halls, filled with other sick people. I couldn't think straight, and the last thing I remember is someone putting a breathing mask on my face just before i passed out again. When I woke up, it was dark. There were lights, but they were very dim, much more dim than they should have been for a hospital. I looked around, and saw that there were others in the room, all laying in beds like me. They all seemed to be just waking up as well. Where are all the doctors? The nurses? I had an IV stuck in my arm, but there was nothing being pumped into it, the bag was empty. What in the hell was going on? It was far to quiet for a busy hospital... The time is 2:43 PM, Friday, October 13th. Z-Day +10.