'At some point in August 2013, the first contact occurred. People spoke in hushed tones of a virus, or some sort of invasion. Many people became sick, others simply disappeared. The armed forces rounded up the sick, those left behind faced disaster through food and fuel shortages. By the middle of August, the UK government declared Britain was in a state of emergency. The rest of the world declared the UK as a quarantined island. The rest of the world kept safe by the North Sea and the Engl