Johnny, The Division Agent

A profile of Johnny, an Agent of The Division, for Stories of The Division. Sponsored by Ubisoft.

"I was pulling twenty-four hour shifts at the hospital when I got a heads-up from the SHD: the city's going on lockdown before dawn, and I’m Activated. Just like that, I walk off my shift.

"But... my neighbor, Alina, is eighty-two. Holocaust survivor. Husband passed away, her son lives in Jersey. No way she survives a quarantine. Maybe it was irrational, but I couldn't let her suffer that.

"I left the hospital and got to Alina's apartment around one in the morning. Woke her up, but before we could go, I had to do a rapid virus test. If she was already infected, even if she wasn't symptomatic, there's no way I could let her leave the city. I'd done literally thousands of these, but my hands were shaking when I took her blood sample and put it in the portable test kit. Then I helped her pack while we waited for the results.

"Finally it was ready… She tested clear. No virus. Ten minutes later, we're in my car. Cell phone service was down, but I finally got a message to her son in Jersey. He's wondering how I even know there's a lockdown and I can't say, so I'm making excuses. By the time we got to the bridge, they had checkpoints on the Jersey side. Told us to turn around, fired warning shots. I had to pull the commanding officer aside, and prove I'm with the Division. Technically, what I did for Alina broke protocol. I haven't told anyone else until now, not even my unit.

"Did I do the right thing? Her son gave me a bear hug. Alina's safe with him. So yes. I did the right thing."

Stories of The Division offers an intimate look into the lives of 20 fictional New Yorkers living in the world of Tom Clancy's The Division. These conversations are set during the early stages of the outbreak. This series was written and produced by Studio 61 of CBS Interactive in collaboration with Ubisoft.

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