The day the sun went out was a nice day. Birds sang and children played. Workers were just getting home and dinner was getting started. A normal happy day. Then everything went dark. People stood outside their house in utter awe and confusion. What could have caused this; they ask each other and them selves. Suspicion began to arise against other countries and neighbors. It was soon found this had occurred everywhere during the same time of day. (meaning at 17:54 in England the sun went out. At 17:54 in Canada the sun went out) No one had a clue as to what was happening until the Russians sent fifty planes out to explore. What they found was the world had created so much pollution that the Earth, in order to protect its self, created a barrier of black smoke that kept any more pollutants from destroying what was left of the ozone. This barrier soon to be named Noir kept any and all gases, smoke, smog, and other dangerous materials bellow its self, trapping it all in human reach. Sickness and famine broke out shortly afterwards, and it was soon decided that the world could not go on like this. In record time a single government was created. This government put into effect Operation Under which was a system of tunnels was dug and underground cities were created. Operation Under was only supposed to be a temporary fix until a new longer term solution was found, but that never happened. Years and years and soon decades went by and slowly everyone forgot about living above ground until no one really cared any more. The outside world fascinated only teens in their need for exploration. Every once in a while a group of teens would find their way out and never return. No one cared to know if everything was fixed yet, if Noir had vanished, or if the Earth healed its self.
A myth was created of a paradise beyond the stone walls of the Underground. It was a myth of grass and trees; of wild birds and animals that sing, and of this fabled Sun. The Sun, such a wondrous mystery to those who have only seen the light of a bulb; how could such a thing light up so much! Due to this myth a many of kids ranging from the ages of ten to nineteen joined a group who had the ambition to move back up to the surface. This is where we are now.