ZADR Orange Chapter 001
"Jerks..." muttered the teenage boy from his hiding spot inside the boys' bathroom stall. He had been stuffed into a locker- AGAIN!- and had to be let out by a teacher after at least two hours of slamming on the door and waiting for somebody to hear him. To make matters worse, he had been yelled at almost immediately afterwards for missing class. A fairly typical day for him, though annoying nonetheless. Things like this had started happening to him on a daily basis ever since he had first entered high school, and the rumor going around that he was gay did not help matters at all. So he found himself once again hiding out in the bathroom, his preferred eating spot during lunch time. Nobody would bother him while he was in there. Well...at least, nobody human.
He snapped his head up from his food when he heard the bathroom door opening and quickly pulled his feet up onto the toilet seat until whoever had entered, left. That's when he heard an all too familiar voice.
"Argh! Those HORRIBL
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After giving the other's proposal some thought, Dib finally frowned and shook his head. "No! You're lying to me!" he said though Zim wouldn't give up.
"Oooh, come on! How will you know if I am or not unless you let me go and see?!"
"I just know! You always lie to me!"
"Cooome ooooooooon! Aren't you at least a LITTLE curious?"
Dib let go of Zim. "Fine! You can go! I already know you're not going to give me anything no matter how interesting you try to make it sound to me!" he sent Zim a truly hurt look before turning and shuffling away.
"HEY! Zim didn't lie!" Zim grabbed Dib and jerked him back around to plant a big kiss right on his lips.
Eyes growing wide at the small gesture, Dib could only blink a few tears out of his eyes before pulling away with blush, taking a few steps back as he brought his hands up to play with his fingers shyly, gaze fixed on the ground beneath him."Wh-Why did you kiss me? Y-You could have just left without giving me anything." his voice was surprisingly calm
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Looking back behind himself at the table with the medical bandages and cooling gel on it that the computer had told him about, Dib quickly made his way over to it and gathered them into his arms before returning to Zim's side to press the cool surface of the container holding the gel to the large bump forming on his head. Then, taking up the bandages and looking over Zim's body, he turned to address the computer again. "And where exactly are all these broken bones?" he asked, waiting for the computer's response.
The computer let out a frustrated sound. "Do I have to do everything around here?!" it said before bringing down its mechanical arms from the ceiling to point to all the areas that Zim had broken bones so Dib could begin bandaging them.
Zim didn't know how long it had been since he had fallen unconscious, but he knew it had to have been at least a few hours before he finally began to come around, blinking his eyes slowly open and groaning, his body feeling like it had been run
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Red couldn't believe it. It just wasn't possible. Zim conquering a planet! Absurd! But here he stood, gaping back at two beings, who had agreed on it, in surprise. "So, Zim ACTUALLY conquered a planet...?!" he asked again, looking at Dib while pointing at said Irken.
"Yes! And I-I'm his proof of that! I-I wouldn't be down in his lab if I weren't his slave!"
"Y-Yeah!" Zim then cut in, grabbing hold of Dib and pulling him close. "That's my slave for you!" he smiled back nervously, shifting about in his spot.
"Hmm...Well...If you conquered the planet...I guess it's time for you to come back..." Red said before turning away and shaking his head. "Can't believe he actually did it..." he then whispered to himself under his breath.
"Yes. Seeing as how you've taken over, it's time for you to return to Irk so we can, you know, do something with the planet."
Those words had Dib's face paling suddenly. "Wh-What exactly do you have in mind to do with it?" he asked, suddenly worri
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Curling in on himself and sniffling wetly, Dib let out a small whimper in his sleep.
Zim felt a sharp stab through his chest like before. "I'm sorry, Dib...I did it all..."he said before curling up even more around Dib.
Continuing to sleep on for several more hours, it wasn't until some time later that Dib finally began to come around again, blinking his eyes open and feeling a bit disoriented at first about where he was . "Hmmm?" he sounded out, looking about the room.
Having migrated to one of the corners of the room, Zim laid curled up on the floor across from him.
Blinking his eyes a few more times, Dib looked about the room some more before remembering where he was and sitting up quickly in the bed. "Z-Zim?" he looked over and noticed the Irken
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Contrary to what Dib thought, Zim could only smile at his words before responding back in a soft voice to him. "But, Dib...Things were different back then. This is special." he leaned in to kiss the boy. "I can wait for this." he assured the other comfortingly.
"Y-You'll be my first...A-And hopefully my only, b-but...But I'm not your first, am I? S-Something was going on between you and your leader, wasn't it? A-At least, something was going on between you two in the past..."
Zim merely chuckled a little, however. "No, Dib. You're not entirely right on that. Yes, I had a fling with my Tallest, before they took over that is...But we never actually HAD sex...We started...But we had never gotten past foreplay." he blushed, a little embarrassed now. "Of course, Pur always hoped we would, so he kept me as an optional mate, which completely infuriate
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Staring at the bit of sleeve being offered to him for several long moments, Dib seemed to hesitate before finally taking it from the other to wrap tightly around his wounded arm. "This should be good enough for now. I-I just hope it doesn't begin to bleed through at any point." he said before finally looking back up at Zim. "Th-Thank you..." he thanked the other, a small blush gracing his face.
Smiling back at the boy, Zim moved in to kiss him on the forehead, pulling back after a moment or two. "Don't mention it..." he smiled wide at the other before lifting his gaze up to the ceiling to have a look around. "We have to find a way to get you out of here...Then I have to find the Tallest." he said, searching for some safe way to smuggle Dib out of there.
Eyes widening at those words, Dib burst out in disbelief at what the other had just said. "W
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Hugging Red tightly, Purple ran his tongue up his neck lovingly.
Face turning a dark green, an evil smirk spread across Red's face before falling away at seeing Zim still there. 'Irk! Gotta get him out of here.' he thought before turning to address Zim. "Hey, Zim. Why don't you take your human back to his planet now. How about it?" he said, just wanting the other out of there now.
Purple giggled. "Yeah, that might be best. A little alone time." he smirked seductively up at Red, his eyes half lidded.
Eyes growing wide, Zim grinned himself, getting the same idea the Tallest had. So, scooping Dib up, he rushed out. "Yes, my Tallest! Thanks for everything!" he slammed the door shut as he left.
"So...Would you prefer we did it right here or back in the be
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"I wanna come with you! Can I come with you?! Please! Please! Please! Please! Please! Please! Please! Please! Pleeeeeeaaaaaaseeeee!!!!"
"No, Gir. I need to do this alone. Besides...I have another favor to ask you. I don't know how long we have, so if I'm not back in about an hour or so, I want you to go to my house and tell Gaz to take Tak's ship and get as far away from Earth as possible. Please, can you do this for me? A-And tell her that if I don't contact her within 24 hours that chances are I'm dead..." Dib's voice fell with his last statement as he was having a hard time admitting to himself that he may very well die on this mission. "Please, Gir. I just need you to do this for me!" he looked down upon the insane robot with a serious look upon his face.
"Okaaay..." Gir finally gave in before smiling and waving goodbye to Dib as he climbed
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Dropping a giant pile of papers on his desk, Miss Bitters then pointed out the door. "Fine! Now get out of here!" she ordered Zim to leave her classroom.
Grabbing all the papers, Zim wasted no time at all making a break for Dib's house. "M-Maybe...Maybe he will forgive me." he said to himself, holding the papers tightly as he made his way to the human's house. Arriving at the house within a matter of minutes, he hesitated before making his way up to the front door. "Well...Here goes nothing..." he whispered to himself before knocking on the door.
Answering the door a few moments later, Gaz could only glare at him when she saw who it was. "What the hell do YOU want?" she demanded, standing in the doorway with her arms crossed, tapping her foot on the ground impatiently, having had to pause her game to answer the door.
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Watching as Zim left with Purple, Dib suddenly felt rather uncomfortable being left alone with only Red, unsure whether he should leave or stay.
Closing the door behind them, Purple then turned to face Zim once they were alone, circling him a few times before slinking up behind him to place two hands with long, slender fingers on his shoulders. "So...Tell me, Zim...You 'like' this Dib-human that Red has been talking about this entire time?" he questioned the other, almost suspiciously.
Zim blushed at having Purple so close. There had been a reason why he preferred to speak with HIM over Red after all, the same reason Red always wanted him gone. "Yes...I like him." he answered back confidently, eyes fixed on anywhere but Purple.
Snaking his arms even more around Zim, Purple then rested his chin on one of
ZaDR - Homecoming Part 2A few weeks passed, and soon, it was time to vote for homecoming king and queen. Dib managed to convince Zim that they should vote for someone other than themselves, since that wasn't very modest. After much deliberation, they agreed to cast both of their votes on Zita and her boyfriend. Dib even managed to keep Zim from demanding to know who voted for him afterward.ZaDR - Homecoming Part 24 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The day of the dance came. Since they were candidates, they had to go to all of the events before the actual dance, such as the pep rally, basketball, and football games. Though they weren't interested in sports, they agreed anyway. They didn't have much choice, and besides, the pep rally might be fun. It was where the king and queen would be crowned.
"Or king and king," Zim reminded Dib as they walked to the gym. They were already wearing their semi-formal clothes, having changed right after their last class.
"Or king and king," Dib agreed. They entered the gym. Since they were candidates, they had their own area where th
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Shaking his head at Dib's yelling, Zim's voice cracked a little when he went to speak again. "This is worse, Dib...Zim has done...bad...B-But...It wasn't intentional! I-I just...didn't know you wouldn't remember...A-And then...something...else happened...Please, just let me in!" the Irken tried again to get the door open.
"If it wasn't intentional then why didn't you just tell me?! How could you expect that I would be mad about something you did unintentionally?!" Dib screamed at the other before falling silent again after a moment, making Zim think he wouldn't open the door.
After a few moments, however, he opened it, just a crack, to peek out at the disguised alien, tears running down his cheeks. "Why couldn't you just tell me...? If you did something that I for some reason don't remember, then why couldn't you just fill me in on exactly what happe
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His snickers growing into demented laughter, the drone's voice seemed to bounce off the walls of the cell Zim was in. "Oh, well Earth is going to be no more than a field of asteroids as soon as the clearance comes in." he sneered in an all too amused manner as he towered over the terror-stricken Zim.
"WHAT?! B-But the Tallest said...It's supposed to be a ZOO!"
"Heh...Not anymore, it's not."
"You-!" Zim attacked the drone in his rage, knocking him out cold and then attempting to leave the room. "Locked!" he growled, blasting at the door, searching the interior for any sort of air vents, attacking the walls, and attempting just about anything else he could think of to escape. But after an hour or so of failed attempts, he finally sank back down to the floor and curled up in a fetal position, his conflicting emotions bringing tears to his eyes. "Dib is going to die...and it's all my fault." he broke down right there in the cell, uncertain as to what he was going to do now.
ZaDR - Homecoming Part 1Dib paused as he read the bulletin board near the school's front door.ZaDR - Homecoming Part 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"What're you reading?" the familiar voice said from behind him.
Without turning around, Dib reached back with an arm and pulled Zim toward him, holding him close. "Just looking to see if there are any new announcements."
Surprised but pleased at finding himself this close to his human, Zim stretched up onto the tips of his toes so he could rest his head against Dib's shoulder, reading the board too. "Hey, look!" He pointed at a bright flyer. "All applicants for homecoming king and queen need to talk to the principal before January 10th!"
"So?" Dib had no clue why Zim would bring that up.
"So we should go for it!"
"Zim we're both males."
"So? We can be homecoming king and king!"
"I don't think they do that."
"We can ask."
"Well okay, I suppose it's worth asking. It's ten minutes until the first bell. Do you think that's enough?"
"Of course it is. Let's go." Zim grabbed his wrist and dragged him through th
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Gaz couldn't take it anymore. She was sick and tired of having to listen to her father complain about every imperfection he found in Dib. So dropping her video game, she couldn't help but send Professor Membrane an icy glare. "Dad, SHUT UP! We ARE lumped together! I'm gay too!" she voiced out before stomping her way over to the stairs to the lab. "If you were home more, you would have known this about us!" she turned to scream back at him before storming down the stairs, just mad enough at Membrane to help Dib save Zim.
Jumping at the sound of his sister stomping down the stairs, Dib quickly turned his head to look back at her. "G-Gaz?" he couldn't believe his eyes as he watched her come up next to him so she could kneel down and take up her own towel to help him dry Zim off.
Glaring back at Dib, Gaz merely snapped at him. "Well, don't just sit
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A couple of hours passed, one right after the other, until finally Dib started to show the first signs of waking back up, though this time for good.
"Mmm...Zim?" he murmured before blinking his eyes open to look around the room.
To his surprise, said Irken was nowhere to be found. He had gone upstairs while Dib was sleeping but hadn't made it back before he woke up.
So, sitting up in bed slowly when he realized Zim wasn't in the bed with him, Dib looked about the room confusedly. "Zim?" he said again, unsure whether he should get up and look for the other or stay put. Squeezing his legs together somewhat uncomfortably, he squirmed about in the covers a bit as the urge to pee hit him all over again, reminding him that he had needed to go the last time he had woken up.
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Regretting his earlier actions, Zim had by now gotten lost thinking about things and didn't hear Dib entering the upper floor.
Antennae falling as low as physically possible, Dib dropped his gaze back down to the ground. "...Maybe he's mad at me..." he looked back up at all the food, not feeling hungry at all. Convinced that Zim just didn't want to see him anymore, he pressed his back to the elevator door and sank down to sit on the floor with his knees to his chest.
Starting to feel hungry himself however, Zim sighed, figuring Dib wouldn't be coming up anytime soon. So, going into the kitchen to get something to eat other than Dib's buffet, he stopped, deadpanning at the sight of Dib curled up in front of the elevator door. "D-Dib?" the hybrid's name slipped past his lips.
So horribly embarrassed at the way he had reacted down in Zim's lab, Dib flinched back at hearing the other say his nam
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Looking up at Dib guiltily, Zim could only drop his eyes away after a moment. "I'm sorry..." he blushed, knowing he had been getting ahead of himself. "But yeah...I could make you a disguise...You'd have to come back to my base though. The computer has the disguise machine...And...If you wanted...You could stay for a while while you try it out..." he offered, blinking back up at him after a moment or two.
"I-It's alright. I-I just don't want to do something I might regret in the future. But I can go with you to your base if you need me to. A-And if you don't mind, I-I guess I could stay for a few days while I try out the disguise, though I know I won't really be able to go out in public with it."
Smiling at Dib's answer, Zim nuzzled him affectionately. "I understand. So...Shall we go then? Oh! But you might want to pack a few things before we leave..
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Eyes growing wide at Dib's words, Jack couldn't believe Dib was offering to tell them what had happened to him. Rose had told him she had asked about him being an alien, but he never expected Dib would admit to that. "Of course! If you want to tell us, that is..." he quickly tried to mask his excitement so as not to scare Dib away from telling them.
Turning his attention to Jack now, Dib seemed to hesitate momentarily. "Y-You have to promise not to tell anyone else." he didn't want this getting out to the rest of the world. The only reason he was even doing this now was because he trusted Rose and Jack and thought they could keep a secret.
Exchanging glances, both Rose and Jack then looked back at Dib and nodded simultaneously.
"A-Alright...W-Well...Y-You were half right about that 'being an alien
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Zim froze at his computer's words. "Wh-What?" the word escaped him, his eyes wide before he glared up at the computer. "What growths?! Show me the scans!" he demanded, pointing one finger at the ground in front of him.
"Fiiine...You know, you could learn to say 'please' every once in a while..." the computer said in a slightly irritated voice, especially considering it was getting yelled at despite doing what Zim had asked him to do. Bringing up the scans nonetheless however, it displayed for Zim a full body scan of Dib that revealed three unknown, egg-shaped forms in the lower half of Dib's abdomen.
Paling at the sight of them, Zim instantly began playing around with his fingers nervously. "B-But...No! Th-That can't be what I think it is...C-Can it?" he asked, looking up at the computer worried and swallowing. "D-Does he have cancer?" he then
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Sighing at Dib's words, Zim could only shake his head, feeling defeated. "But I can't promise that! What if something was happening?! What if YOU were going to get hurt?!" he threw back at Dib, not wanting the other to speak that way.
"Zim, I'd rather get hurt than you get killed! Because I'd be as good as dead without you! Even now, you're the only one who's keeping me going!"
"Then why did you leave me?"
"Because I needed some time to clear my head! And maybe I would have come back sooner if you had told me beforehand that it was three and not one! How do you think I felt having to find that out from my sister and Tak?! Or to even find out that they knew about all of this before I even did?! You tell everybody else what you should be telling me!"
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Scooping Dib up bridal style, Zim smiled and carried him upstairs. "Anything specific you want?" he asked.
Antennae still drooping, Dib could only shrug loosely. "Sugar..." he spoke, feeling as though he hadn't had anything sweet to eat in days. He just felt like sprinkling sugar over everything edible in the fridge.
Zim smiled and nuzzled him. "Okay, anything UNDER that sugar?" he asked with a laugh.
"Whatever you have left over in the fridge, I guess...I don't really care." Dib said as he let his eyelids slip closed to rest against Zim tiredly.
As they went up in the elevator to get food, Zim nuzzled him gently. "I'd say we have a lot of leftovers...That is, if Gir hasn't done anything with them yet..." he laughed.
Opening his eyes, Dib looked back up at Zim. "I'll eat whatever you have...These smeets aren't exactly too picky at the moment. They're mostly just making me hungry for ANYTHING really..." he said.
Zim smiled. "Okay. How about that left over Chinese take-out?"
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Dib couldn't help but send Zim an awkward look for the outburst, raising one eyebrow before shaking his head and sighing, his antennae drooping a bit. "No...Not that I know of, at least..." he said though he couldn't help but feel as though Zim were keeping something from him. "B-But you would tell me, right? If you had done something bad, I mean...E-Even if it had something to do with me and you thought I'd get mad?" he asked, not so sure Zim trusted him fully.
Looking away, Zim blushed. "I...would try to tell you...if there was something, that is..." he said before considering something else important about his current situation. "Uh...Hey, Dib...What do you think about kids? A-As in...Would you ever want to have any?" he asked, once again wandering into dangerous territory.
Seeming a bit taken aback by Zim's question, Dib could only blink co