Before the outbreak Aaron had a muscular, less slim, physique; but that has changed. Though he still retains the majority of his physical strength and muscle, he has slimmed down about fifteen pounds. His appearance is not so lanky that it is noticeable however. Being outside as much as he is has caused a very light "farmers tan" to develop. His eyes are a dark green hue. Aaron's hair is a medium tone of brown. Before the outbreak Aaron liked to keep a cleanly shaven face, but over the past month, it has grown out a bit. He stands at about 6'2", and weighs around 165 lbs.
Previously a Police Officer, but more or less a peacekeeper/scavenger now.
The outbreak has caused some changes in the personality of Aaron. Before the "shit hit the fan" he was a fun loving, dedicated, outgoing, usually care-free, person. His love for fun is still there but he does not often have fun or enjoy what he is doing. Dedication is one of his strongest traits. His entire life was devoted to finding and reuniting with his family. When he found them it was a crushing blow, but it proved how resilient he can be. Aaron is still a dedicated person. Since the outbreak, Aaron has become much more reserved when it comes to sharing information other people. He is still a compassionate person and will sometimes go out of his way to help someone, but he will not generally risk his neck to save someone. Aaron is no longer care-free. He is empathetic and is more trusting when it comes to having people around himself, but he does not always interact with them.
Aaron has a Mossberg 590 Shotgun. He only has four shells for it. He also has a Glock .40 Pistol with one full magazine and one that is half loaded. Both of these firearms he acquired from his job as a police officer, but he is reluctant to use either because of the attention they draw. The final weapon he carries is a small hand ax. This is the weapon he prefers to use because it is silent and almost always effective.
Aaron is physically fit (though a little bit underweight), has some basic skills such as: farming, fishing, hunting, and vehicle repair. When it comes to wildlife he also has a pretty good idea of how to handle animals in the wild. Aaron is also a good decision maker and at times likes to present himself as a leader. He can be charismatic when he chooses to be. In dangerous situations Aaron can generally keep a level-head. His mindset when it comes to life is "Do the right thing", something he still tries to live by but has become difficult.
During his time playing football, Aaron sustained a sprain to his ankle. Though it healed quickly, it is a reoccurring injury. Every year he would re-sprain the ankle, causing tremendous pain and making him very immobile. The injury has not reared it's ugly head since the start of the outbreak but lately his ankle has felt sore and weak, he tries to avoid stressing it too much. When Aaron is alone, which is quite often, he can become greatly uncomfortable. This feeling is amplified at night. Growing up in the country caused him to develop of a natural fear of the night and what lurked in it, and fear that he thought he conquered, but since the outbreak he has become anxious at night. Aaron bottles up his emotions most of the time. This causes him to have furious outbursts from time to time.
Marksmanship, hunting, and vehicle repair.
Fishing and Scavenging.
Born and raised in Florida. His family was not originally from Florida but they settled near a town called Ocala, specifically in the downtown area. When he was born, Aaron's parents were in dire straights in terms of money. Though they loved their son, Aaron's parents deemed it best to send him to live with his grandparents. His grandparents lived only a few minutes east of his parents, on the border of the Goethe State Forest. Living out in the semi-country, Aaron learned basic farming, land cultivation, construction, and "handyman" skills. With the territory brings another skill set; learning the wildlife and how to handle it. With these skills in hand Aaron would have been able to find many jobs in the town of Ocala, but he decided to focus more on his school and football careers. Throughout his first twelve years of school, Aaron was an average student. Academics would garner him to college interest, so he decided that sports would have to. Having already played football since he was in the fourth grade, Aaron had an edge on most of the competition; and once he hit his growth spurt in ninth grade it was solidified. By sophomore year he was playing Junior Varsity, occasionally getting Varsity minutes. His junior and senior years he played Varsity D-End. A few colleges in Florida and surrounding states scouted him, but one college always stood out to him. Since he started playing football he had wanted to be a Florida Gator, and after graduation, he walked on and earned his spot on the team. Two months into the season he was given a scholarship to the school and a starting position.
While attending college, and when not playing football, Aaron was working on attaining his criminal justice degree. It would take him four years, and he would struggle at the beginning, but eventually Aaron came out on top. Throughout college Aaron had many friends and bounced around three girls usually. Partying was something he did on occasion but it was not a habit of his. Though he had a far-out dream of playing for the NFL, it was just something that was not going to happen. During the off-season, Aaron interned at police stations and rode along with officers. By his junior year at Florida, Aaron had a job lined up. Graduation came again, he earned his degree, and off Aaron was to Orlando to be a police officer. After completing initial training, and after much pushing, Aaron was transferred to his home town of Ocala. He was only an officer (officially) for six months before the outbreak began.
Ocala was a somewhat isolated town from the rest of Florida, but enough tourists came through for the virus to spread. At first it was only a few cases of people dying of a mysterious sickness or people going berserk and attacking at random. The police department, and health department, seemed to have no idea what was happening. Then the migration occurred. Almost a hundred people driving from the south heading north through Ocala. Word spread of what was happening in the bigger towns to the south. No one believed them at first. The migration happened over the course of two and a half weeks, no one made a connection. Soon after more and more cases of this mysterious sickness and the following attacks, the city was overrun less than a week later. Aaron, who had kept in contact with his parents and grandparents, lost track of all four of them during the chaos. They were herded onto a bus with many other civilians. The last thing Aaron saw was the bus pulling away, heading west to California. It took him two days to finally get free of the Ocala borders, his trek to the west was a quick one. Aaron drove ten miles west of Ocala and found the bus, everyone was dead. Some of the people were walking, but they were not looking for a meet and greet. Aaron delivered the finishing blows, found his family, and buried them. After that he fell into a deep depression. He had no drive or goals, and no will to keep going, and yet he managed to survive.
For two years Aaron wandered aimlessly. For awhile he moved east to west, then he started moving north. Eventually Aaron found himself in Ohio. That was roughly one year and nine months after the initial outbreak. Within a few weeks of arriving in Ohio, Aaron found a place to stay. It was an old airstrip that was converted by the military. For almost two months he has been living there, coming in and out to scavenge.
The outfit that Aaron wears is a pretty average. The jeans he wears are not skinny jeans but they are slim fitted. They are dark blue with some dirt on the knees and around the boot. Aaron wears a pair of boots that he was given when he became a cop. They are durable and reliable. He wears a white T-shirt with either a black sweater over it or a long sleeved flannel button up. The sleeves are typically rolled up on both. If Aaron feels that the sun is extra bright, he will wear a pair of black aviators. On his back, Aaron usually wears a backpack. It is of medium size and can carry roughly fifteen pounds of supplies (but usually carries less). He wears a black leather belt as well.
The local police cruiser that Aaron drove, broke down. He would have used his personal vehicle if he had not crashed it a week before the outbreak. After the police cruiser broke down, Aaron was forced to find a replacement. The replacement he found was a Florida State Patrol cruiser. It is a Dodge Charger with some use on it. The gas tank is just below the half-way mark.