Our group goes on our 'planned' trip to California Oliver, Alex, [Nix], Garrett, Gavin, Kiera, Sofia, and Lincoln. After spending a day or two there an earthquake obliterates most of the city including the youth hostel we were staying in. In the earthquake everyone dies except for Kiera, Oliver, and [Nix]. During the aftermath large companies predominantly amazon buy land and 'help' people out of their situation plunging much of the poorer population into extreme debt. Due to the damaged infrastructure and a debatable state of 'democratic' emergency we are unable to return home and eventually split up. Over the years [Nix] undergoes severe psychological trauma due to witnessing the deaths of her friends leading to a series of unhealthy relationships. Oliver and Kiera remain relatively sane and rely on each other to make it through harder periods.