Ordinary World Day is a soldier for the Republic of America. He has been told that because of the tests done on him he has just 2 months to live. Based on what he has been told he is on drugs to help slow the spreading of the virus. He also smokes special cigarettes to help relieve his stress which can lead to headaches.
Call To Adventure The Republic and the Colonies have signed a peace treaty. Though the treaty was signed the Republic had already launched a bio weapon attack on the colonies spreading a very dangerous plague. Because of this the Colonies will attack the Republic if they don't have a cure by the end of the week. The plague launched was similar to the one Day's brother Eden had. The Republic wants to do tests on Eden to try to find a cure.
Refusal Day has been told by the Elector (leader/president) that he wants to do tests on Eden. Day has been through so much because of the republic (them killing his mom, spreading the "plague into their house, and trying to kill Day himself). Day refuses because he wants to keep his brother safe.