Everyone in my community is collapsing to the ground and dying painfully. My husband, he is one of the few remaining men to bury the dead and I worry that soon I'll be left alone.
How do I ensure that our son and daughter survive?
We don't know where to go and if this black death is happening in the rest of the world.
Question: A woman in an alternate reality on a time similar to the early first centuries of our real life calendar wants her two teenage children to survive a deadly pestilence which is covering the entire world. The world is fictional and is made of only one ring shaped continent with a myriad of peninsulas and inside of it there's an ocean with no isles.
The plague is affecting the entire world, but the woman does not know that. Some people are naturally immune to this plague, but neither she nor her children are, and she doesn't know that by coincidence her entire community is not immune.
So how do they survive when they don't know where to escape or where to go, given that they are still not infected, for now.
The father didn't sleep in the same house as his family since the day he first started burying the never ending dead and he is now dying alone and hiding himself so that no one would find his corpse and get infected.
Why? I need those two people to live to tell the tale. They are two important characters which need to survive this plague at least until they become elderly.
For this reason the two teens must survive in world where almost everyone is dying without knowing where it's safe to go. Therefore they only have their intuition to save them.
The plague is copy/pasted from our real world black death where 2 out of 3 people die. It acts and spreads in the same manner.
The question is not how two characters get from a plot point A to plot point B but how can they even manage to survive before their journey to where point B begins.
There is a city, Altheia where people are not affected by this plague, but the characters in question have no idea about this city existing.