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Hello friends!  I see we don't have many traditional role playing threads up here yet so here goes!  I'm used to people just jumping in and (provided they've read at least the last ten posts) adding to the story as they please!  Please stay on plot topic, no trolling and have fun ^_^

 

Setting: Present day, New York

 

Character: Roselyn

Age: 24

Appearance: ugly-anime-girl_256.781987.jpg.fdca142da2065ab0abfe57d569c72832.jpg

Personality: scrappy, self reliant, compassionate, optimistic, too trusting, a gossip, crummy dresser, social, great programmer

 

CHAPTER 1:  Outbreak

 

Rain pattered on the window of Roselyn's apartment on the 19th floor of an overcrowded complex.  She had just finished unpacking the last of her boxes and splayed out, exhausted on the couch.  It had been a frantic move after breaking up with her long-time cheating, no-good, selfish, liar and narcissist of a girlfriend.  They'd been together for 5 years and Roselyn had always thought Maggie was just working late, or out with her parents... the lies were always so good and the fake sincerity, so believable.  Her false reverie had been shattered when a girl showed up one day looking for Maggie, distraught and seething.  She thought Maggie had been cheating on her!  Roselyn and the girl talked the night away and by the end they were comforting each other and Roselyn was searching for her own apartment.  She'd moved out over the weekend without ever confronting Maggie.  And now she'd never have to.  Maggie's number and all social media accounts were blocked and Roselyn, filled with unprecedented motivation and spark had been excited to start over. 

It was a good time to move, the U.S. had just put a quarantine effect into motion and the time for sitting back and coding was at hand!  She was prepared with two twenty pound bags of rice, sauces for days and enough eggs for a month.  She was so glad to have work and an income in uncertain times like these.  She'd miss going out, but was honestly ready for some intensive alone time.  Time to write in her journal and play the guitar and watch endless shows.

Another alert popped up on her cellphone.  The second one that month.  This time quarantine was mandatory.  It didn't say why but required all people to stay at home.  There were very few exceptions.  Only people running energy facilities and infrastructure.  This was serious.  Stores were to be closed for the foreseeable future.  Her phone blew up.  Snapchat and Twitter were filled with people ranting and celebrating and worrying.  That lasted about a week until the first viral video was exposed.

A woman recorded a tousle between two men on the street through her second story window.  One man threw a punch and the other grabbed on his arm, mid-swing and began rabidly chewing on it.  The assailant screamed and screamed and the woman shooting the video began to hyperventilate while calling her husband.  The video was quickly taken down but not before more similar ones resurfaced.

Roselyn heard once scream in her apartment complex that week but then everything was quiet.  Everyone, including the internet was starting to believe.

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