Civilian Survivors
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Although no one was prepared for the release of the virus, some people never came into contact with those who were infected. Others lived in accommodation that gave adequate protection against the virus. Others just shut themselves inside converted nuclear bunkers along with water and provisions and awaited any signs of other survivors.

Countless numbers of survivors left their bunkers early, only to become infected and perish at a later date, perhaps bringing the infection back to their families and friends still taking refuge inside the bunkers.

Of course there was also a certain unknown percentage of people who had a natural resistance to the virus. Perhaps more of a curse than a gift, having to watch everyone they loved die around them, being the only ones left.

The civilian bunkers rarely held more than half a dozen members, each most likely feeling the same sense of isolation – are we all that’s left?

The following is the diary of a young girl named Sarah Thomas, a civilian survivor who took refuge in a neighbour’s bunker shortly after the epidemic of 2006. Her location is currently unknown.