Peaceful and destructive. Loving and cruel. Trustworthy and betrayers. These are terms that define the human species. They are both predictable, and unpredictable. Humankind destroys everything in their path to achieve what they desire, yet, they strive for peace. They show passion for each other, but, if needed be, would kill each other in an instant. They can come and work together to achieve their goal, or they’ll kill and salvage anything or anyone to survive. They protect the ones they’re are closest to and will kill others who are doing just the same as them. They are the dominant species that exists on Earth. However, this has changed since their downfall.
A fatal virus has spread and wiped out a majority of the human population on the planet. The virus killed many that were already weak from sickness. Everyone has the virus and it stays with them. When humans get sick, their immune system is at its weakest. That’s when the virus takes advantage of the body, and it completely destroys the cells, killing it. After death, whether it’s from natural causes, sickness, or murder, as long as the host is dead, the virus sparks up the brain, causing it to become mobile again. However, they are not the same as they were before, and the moving corpse desires nutrients. These moving corpses favor flesh from humans or any other animals. Everyone was skeptical, many saw this as the end, and the religious began calling the walking corpses, “The Fallen”. It’s a deadly virus, and it put the humans in utter chaos.
Eight years have passed since the end, and humankind’s population is thinning. Guns and ammo are limited, and those who do own these types of weapons have the advantage. People rely mostly on blades and blunt objects to defend themselves now, it’s a war for survival. Humans are becoming hunters, murderers, and cannibals; they’re are becoming what they truly are, monsters. Besides defending themselves from other humans trying to kill them, they must watch out for the Fallen, the dead human corpses that are roaming the world due to the virus. If this continues, humans will become extinct, and their world will be a dead one, unless, humans can adapt to this new world.
When a species truly wants to survive a harsh environment, they evolve, and if humans wish to continue living, they will evolve. It’s only natural.