The story takes place in South Africa. South Frica has lived up to it potential and it’s a prosperous nation. They got there by exploiting laborers from other countries. Our protagonist is a South African husband and father of one. A prophet threatens the lords wrath if the labourers exploitation continues. One night we here screams from Tebogos neighbors as their kids dropped down dead. Tebogo rushes to find his son alive. He is happy but it leaves him with unanswered questions about the paternity of the child that he loves so much.
This is inspired by the plague from Exodus 11:15. When Moses said the lord would take the 1st born sons of his people were not let go.