DISCLAIMER: I don't own "Chuck."

SUMMARY: It's 10 years in the future and when Chuck wakes up after an accident, he doesn't remember any of the past 10 years including the intersect and all of the changes that have occurred in his life.

NOTE: In case you're wondering, this story does NOT end with everything being a dream.


There was mostly darkness. Somewhere in the darkness, he could see something. He didn't know what. It seemed so far away, like a small bright spot at the end of long, long dark tunnel. He couldn't see or hear what was happening there. But it seemed important, as if he needed to be there or do something there. But he couldn't get to it nor reach it.

Then the darkness faded and there was light. He had opened his eyes. He heard voices. And there was a woman, a beautiful woman with blonde hair looking down at him. She smiled brightly and her eyes lit up when she realized he was awake. "Chuck!" she yelled. He sat up in his bed and immediately regretted doing that as pain hit him. He groaned and slumped back on the bed.

"Chuck! What's wrong? What is it?" that blonde asked.

"It's probably just pain. Maybe the pain killers aren't working too well," Ellie said.

"Nope!" Chuck groaned. "They're not!"

"All right! Awesome! Chuck's awake!" Devon said.

Chuck kept his head still to try to lessen the pain and looked around with his eyes to see if he could figure out where he was and what was going on. He was in bed. Not his bed at home. He was in a room, some strange room. It looked like a … pain … everybody glad he was awake … strange room … hospital! He was in the hospital. But why? What happened?

He looked up and glanced left. Ellie was there and standing next to her was Awesome. Both of them looked relieved, concerned and glad. But something looked different about them. They were Ellie and Awesome but they looked different, they looked older. Or did they? Were his eyes playing tricks on him?

He looked to the right. Morgan was there. He too looked relieved and concerned. But he also looked different. It was Morgan but like Ellie and Devon, he looked older. And he was wearing a suit and tie. Morgan in a business suit? Why wasn't he wearing a BuyMore shirt?

And then next to Morgan, standing closest to Chuck on the side of the bed was … who was that? It was that gorgeous blonde that he saw when he first opened his eyes. Is this the nurse? She kept smiling beautifully and spectacularly at him. She looked so happy.

Wow, Chuck thought, did I luck out on a hot nurse!

Then the blonde nurse did something that surprised Chuck. She looked adoringly at him, spoke his name softly, reached out with her hand, stroked his cheek and then leaned down and kissed him. And it wasn't a peck on the cheek or a quick friendly kiss, it was a long, loving, full-on-the-mouth, wait-until-I-get-you-alone kiss. "Welcome back Chuck!" she said after finishing the kiss.

Stunned and shocked, Chuck's eyes got big as she stroked his hair and face while continuing to look adoringly at him. He looked at Ellie, Devon and Morgan. They all smiled and didn't seem surprised that this nurse kissed him.

"What are you doing?" Chuck asked.

Ellie, Devon, Morgan's smiles turned to puzzlement. The blonde nurse stood back up and looked at him. "Chuck?" she questioned.

"Why did you kiss me?" he asked.

"Chuck?" she said again. Now she looked worried.

"That's my name. What's yours?" he said.

Her eyes opened wide and her worried expression got bigger.

"Chuck!" Ellie scolded. "That isn't funny! You were in an accident and you've been in a coma for a few days. We've all been really afraid and concerned. Stop with the jokes."

"I'm not joking Ellie. Hey, I'm Chuck Bartowski and I work for the Nerd Herd at the BuyMore store. You're my sister Ellie and you are a doctor. This is your boyfriend Devon, otherwise known as Captain Awesome, who is also a doctor. This is my best friend and co-worker at the BuyMore, Morgan. OK? Satisfied?"

All of them looked at him strangely. Now the blonde looked scared.

Ellie broke the silence. "And her?" she said motioning at the blonde.

"Never saw her before in my life," Chuck said. "I just assumed she was a nurse. Who is she?"

Now, all of them looked scared. Then Devon looked as if something had occurred to him and he asked, "Chuck, do you know what year it is?"

"Sure! 2006!"

Ellie's jaw dropped and her eyes widened. The blonde gasped. Then Ellie motioned again at the blonde. "Then you really don't know her?" Ellie asked.

"No, I don't," Chuck insisted. "Who is she?"

He looked at each of them waiting for an answer. No one spoke. Then, finally, the blonde answered. "I'm Sarah … Sarah Bartowski, your wife!"

End Part 1