Neil, JTF

A profile of Neil, a JTF of The Division, for Stories of The Division. Sponsored by Ubisoft.

"I was running toward a riot on Sixth Avenue. Parts of Manhattan, it's like being in a canyon, everything echoes. So I'm hearing screams and gunfire like they're coming from everywhere at once. As I'm running, I trip over something in the street. Takes me a second to realize it's a child, maybe five or six. I remember the sunlight reflecting off her little earrings. She's not moving, but I notice she's still breathing. Can't see any sores, and they gave us facemasks, so I bend down to pick her up.

"Never saw him coming. Blindsided. I hit the ground hard, felt a rib crack, my chest was burning and I couldn't breathe. Guy standing over me with a pistol inches from my face. Everything got slower and sharper. He was wearing a prison uniform under his coat. I could count each scratch on the barrel of his gun, the frost and dirt in his beard. I thought about my wife and kids in Yonkers, who I hadn't seen in weeks.

"When he fell, my first thought was he fainted. But then these other guys surround me, check me for injuries, and help me to my feet. They seemed like they were with JTF, but they had earpieces and some kind of orange smart watches I never saw before. Anyway they checked me out, loaded me and the girl into an ambulance, and then ran off toward the riot. Wish I could find out who they were and thank them for my life, for that little girl's life, for my family. But I never saw 'em again. I just know I'm grateful."

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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