Ok, this is my first ever fanfic, so please bear with me. The story will start out fairly similar to the episode, however it will change.

Disclaimer: All characters etc. do not belong to me, I'm just borrowing them. Original episode content is not mine either, again borrowing it to play out my Chlark happiness!

"Blank"

It was a scorching hot day in Smallville, and it seemed everyone in town all had the same idea about how to cool down. They all headed to the air-conditioned Talon to escape the heat by drinking an ice cold frappe. As Chloe and Clark pushed open the doors, the cool air and crazy scene assaulted them at once. The Talon was packed with the lunch-hour rush, a large crowd had gathered around the serving area. In the middle was Lois, totally frazzled and trying to keep her cool.

"Hey Lois, I know your obviously busy but do you think I could get a double cappuccino to go? I feel like I'm melting away here!" Chloe called out above the din.

Lois spun round to face them, a dazed expression on her face.

"Oh my god, we've just been robbed!" she stammered.

Clark quickly look around and saw the back door of the Talon swinging shut as someone raced outta there at high speed. He supersped out the door in an effort to catch up to whoever had stolen the till money. As he reached the alley, he saw a yellow pickup truck racing toward him. Clark braced himself for the impact of the truck; however the driver managed to pull up just in time. Speeding around to the driver's door, Clark was about to apprehend the thief when a dazzling green light shone out of nowhere and blinded him, allowing the offender to get away.

The next thing Clark knew, he was half lying on the pavement with a pretty blond girl standing over him calling out a name he didn't recognize.

"Clark! Are you okay? What just happened?" Chloe asked in a puzzled voice.

Clark turned to look up at her and said, "Who's Clark?"

"What do you mean, who's Clark? Are you feeling alright?" Chloe bent down next to Clark, reaching out her hand to touch him.

"Who are you? Do I know you?" Clark asked, as he shrank away from her hand.

"What?! Of course you know me! It's Chloe. Did you manage to catch up to the thief?"

"I'm sorry lady, but I don't know you or this supposed thief" Clark responded, as he slowly got to his feet and gazed at his surroundings. "Where am I?"

A puzzled expression crossed Chloe's face. She wasn't sure what had happened to Clark, but he seemed to genuinely not know who she was. As usual, it was turning out to be just another day in Smallville. She decided to just go with it and try a different tact.

"Ok, what do you remember then?" she asked, concern evident in her voice.

"Um…not much to be honest", Clark replied. "The last thing I remember was watching a yellow pick up truck turn down the alley, and then you came over to me calling out a name I don't recognize. After that, everything is blank".

"Ok, well…your name is Clark Kent and I'm your friend Chloe Sullivan. Your in Smallville, your home town. Another friend of ours, Lois, was just robbed in the Talon and you followed the thief out into the alley. When you didn't return, I came out here looking for you and saw you lying on the ground. Perhaps you did catch up to the guy and he whacked you in the head with some kinda object? Maybe that's why your memory is a little fuzzy?" Chloe said, trying to grasp the situation.

"Why would I follow a criminal out into a back alley?" Clark asked, "that's just suicidal behavior!"

"Well, it's kinda your thing", she responded with a small smile playing on her lips.

"My thing?"

Chloe sighed in frustration. Obviously Clark must have taken a pretty major hit to his head, so she decided that since Clark was far from normal, the hospital was not such a good idea. Instead she thought it would be best if she took Clark home so they could figure out what was wrong.

"Look Clark, I think maybe I should drive you home and your parents can help us sort out this mess. Will you please come with me?" she asked gently, not wanting to scare him.

Clark looked back at Chloe with uncertainty. He wasn't sure whether he could trust this person, whether they were indeed friends. However, looking at her open, honest face gave him a feeling in his gut that he should go with her as she could probably help him.

"Ok, I'll come with you".

Chloe and Clark walked over to her car and got in. Please let the Kent's be home, I'm way out of my depth here!! Chloe thought to herself as she headed for the farm.