SMALLVILLE, THE FLASH, & ARROW CROSSOVER - CHAPTER 2

Barely able to believe what he's just heard, John Jones makes Clark's communicator public to both Lois and Chloe's ears.

JOHN

"Alright, Kal-El; slow down for a moment. Your microphone is public, so please repeat your last transmission."

CLARK

"I'm not kidding, and can hardly believe it myself; the name on this paper reads Oliver Queen. But what's even stranger is, it doesn't match his handwriting. Another name's included, too - Francisco Ramon. Does that name mean anything to you, Chloe?"

Still emotional, Chloe can only shake her head. John answers for her.

JOHN

"Miss Sullivan doesn't recognize it, and neither do I. There's only one possibility I know of, which could explain this...but its theoretical at best."

CLARK

"Which is?"

JOHN

"The Multiverse."

A few moments pass, and Clark is once gain back inside the Watchtower. He appears confused.

CLARK

"Did you just say...multiverse? That's impossible."

Lois interjects, asking the obvious question.

LOIS

"Okay, for those of us still native to this planet...what the hell are you both talking about?"

JOHN

"Some of your scientists have proposed the idea of parallel Earths, each one nearly identical to the rest, but also with slight variations."

CLARK

"And according to this theory, there's a network of dimensional rifts like the one in Central City, which connect all these different Earths together. If one could open and then step through the rift...in theory, you could visit a version of Earth with its own history and people."

LOIS

"Including, it would seem, another version of Oliver. This sounds an awful lot like that whole mirror box scenario, with your other self being raised by an even more psycho Lionel Luthor."

CLARK

"But I destroyed that box years ago. The only way back to that reality would be through a dimensional rift...but from John's readings, there's no way of knowing exactly what we'd see over there...or who we'd meet. The Oliver who sent this message might not even resemble the one we all knew."

Chloe then stands, a little clamer now, but still emotional.

CHLOE

"Or he could look and sound exactly like my dead husband. I'm sorry, guys - I can't be a part of this. Its just too much."

She then flees upstairs, starting to cry again. Lois starts to follow, but Chloe warns her off.

CHLOE

"Not now, cuz - I just need to be alone for a while."

LOIS

"I best stay put too, guys; Chloe's a wreck and someone has to watch Connor. Plus, if Perry starts barking..."

CLARK

"I'll call in Dinah, Bart, and Victor; they should be able to handle things for a day or two."

Lois nods, and draws Clark in for a quick kiss.

LOIS

"You see another me over there...don't get any ideas."

Before Clark can object, Lois smiles and winks...then shakes her finger at him playfully. Suddenly, John's computers go on alert.

JOHN

"The rift is collapsing quickly; we have less than five minutes before it closes."

Clark sends a quick text message to his fellow Justice League members, asking them to take over for the next 48 hours. Upon getting confirmations, he turns back to John.

CLARK

"Let's go."

EXT. - CENTRAL CITY - DAY

Standing in front of the energy-based gateway, Clark takes a breath to steady himself. John does the same, and they both step through...instantly appearing in a laboratory of some kind. Two men stand before them. The first is tall with short blond hair and piercing eyes, dresed in a casual suit...while the other is shorter and Mexican with dark hair and a strange uniform. The energy keeping the gateway open is coming from his hand. Upon Clark and John's arrival, the man's energy stops and the rift closes. The taller man speaks first.

MAN

"Welcome to Earth Prime; I'm Oliver Queen."

The other man extends his hand, which Clark nervously shakes.

CLARK

"Mr. Ramon, I assume."

CISCO

"True; most call me Cisco though, or Vibe."

JOHN

"Pardon me for a moment...but did you refer to this place as Earth Prime?"

OLIVER

"Central City, of Earth-1, to be exact. From the travelling we've done, it seems our world is the centerpoint for the whole Multiverse. This is STAR Labs, owned by our friend Barry Allen."

CLARK

"Any relation to a Bart Allen, per chance?"

CISCO

"Well, his birth name is Bartholomew."

Suddenly, the labs' sensors go off, altering Oliver and Cisco. Looking at some computer data, Cisco appears confused at first...until it hits him.

CISCO

"Not to be rude, guys...but you're not quite human, are ya?"

CLARK

"What makes you say that?"

CISCO

"This lab is rigged to alert us when any extra-terrestrial being steps inside...and both you guys' bio-signs are sounding alarms like Jingle Bells at Christmas."

Seeing no point in hiding the truth, John briefly shifts from his human appearance to his green Martian one, and back again.

JOHN

"I come from Mars...or rather, the Mars in our reality."

OLIVER

"And you, boy scout?"

Before Clark can answer, Cisco does it for him...surprising both the latter and John.

CISCO

"Holy frak - he's Kryptonian!"

Suddenly defensive, Clark's attitude becomes bolder.

CLARK

"And how, Mr. Ramon, could you possibly know that?"

CISCO

"This place also records people's bio-electric fields. Yours is a partial match for a lady we first met about two years ago...from Earth-38."

CLARK

"Thirty-eight? Exactly how many Earths are there, in this Multiverse?"

OLIVER

"Fifty-three, that we know of. And judging from the data on these screens..."

CISCO

"It appears you both hail from what we'd call Earth-25."

CLARK

"This lady, though - what was she like?"

CISCO

"Mid-twenties, blonde, hot yet cute at the same time...ring any bells?"

CLARK

"Sounds like my cousin...who's supposed to be in the 35th century, last I heard."

OLIVER

"Okay, so we have multiple dimensions, aliens, and time travel...not like we haven't dealt with all those before."

CISCO

"You head back to Starling, and grab your team. I'll make the introductions with everyone else here."

Oliver leaves, and departs. Clark then poses a question to Cisco.

CLARK

"Why exactly does Oliver need a team?"

CISCO

"Oh, sorry; keep forgetting you're new around these parts. The dude spent five years on an island called Purgatory, going through all kinds of hell after his yacht sank and his Dad died. By the time he returned to Starling, he was a bonafide badass...and a master archer to boot. He's had several aliases over the years, but these days its..."

CLARK

"Green Arrow."

CISCO

"Whoa, dude...are you like, telepathic or something?"

CLARK

"Hardly...but we had a similar Oliver on our world for a long time. He died in battle...about a year ago. Left behind a wife and son, too."

JOHN

"She refused to come with us through the rift, not knowing what your Mr. Queen would be like."

CISCO

"Understandable. I lost my brother Dante some time ago...and we had to fight a version of him from another Earth, too. Not a happy memory."

All of this having happened in the sub-basement area of the lab, Cisco suddenly remembers his manners.

CISCO

"What am I doing? I promised Ollie I'd introduce you guys. So, let's make our way upstairs."