Ides of March - Chapter 10
For the umpteenth time, Zim found himself sighing as he tried to concentrate on the checkups he wanted to do, on the station's operating system. Concentration was hard to hold on to, however, when he found his eyes drifting over to where Dib lay, on one of the padded, pink benches to sleep off the stress. The boy had cried for nearly an hour straight, only stopping when exhaustion got the better of him and the alien had to help move him to a spot where he could rest.
Shaking his head, Zim tried to go back to running system checks while the human slept. There was nothing else to do for the alien.
He managed a full five minutes more before he threw up his arms with a frustrated huff, simply switching the station's main computer on to run a standard diagnosis instead of making a more thorough, manual checkup. Slowly and stealthily, as not to rouse the resting human, Zim drew closer, taking a seat just next to Dib to watch him instead of the screens.
Even in sleep, the boy's face was drawn
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„Come back here, filthy human! How DARE you take what's ZIM'S!“ Dib laughed triumphantly, holding his loot to his chest while he ran down the corridors of Zim's lab, in hopes of escaping his pursuer.
„It's mine now, Zim! Deal with it!“ He cried, skidding around a corner and running towards the large storage rooms. Maybe he could hide in between the boxes and shelves long enough to make good use of the stolen package in his arms. Zim was close on his heels though, easily matching his speed.
The alien caught up with him just when he ran through the open storage room doors. With a roar, Zim leaped forward, knocking Dib over with the impact of his smaller body. They tumbled to the floor, not even stopping for a second before starting to roll across the ground, both fighting for the upper hand. „Give it back to Zim!“
„Never, spaceboy! It's mine now! You took all the others!“
As usual, it was an earnest, but somewhat
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Idly, Dib made rhythmic, clunking noises with a spoon and his empty soup can. Zim had been very clear about not wanting to be disturbed while he made... whatever call he needed to make. Something was off with that. Something was going on and the human was missing it.
Not that he was up to date with anything anymore, but, even if the moment had been short, Zim had been in a strange mood and it made him thoughtful. A sigh bubbled from his lips. It felt wrong to spend one of his rare, longer moments of being in a coherent state of mind by waiting in his room. But Dib didn't want to intrude in whatever was on Zim's mind too much, either.
Maybe it was something that had to do with Zim's "mission". Stopping the rhythmic clunking, Dib paused. Zim was still on a mission.
It was so easy to forget about that. Ever since this whole dilemma had begun, the little alien had stopped making big and boisterous plans to take over the earth or destroy humankind or other such shenanigans. At least, none t
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Dib did try.
Slowly, ever so slowly, the boy worked on getting back on his feet. His alien companion watched the progress with keen eyes, even though Zim left him by himself most of the time. Dib was both glad and unhappy about that.
After all, the alien was the only being that he could talk to and somewhat trust anymore. In his own, weird way, Dib knew Zim cared for him and he was grateful for it. The ability to actually talk to someone, train his voice and not be entirely alone with his thoughts was like balm for his addled mind.
Gir... was another story. While he didn't dislike the little thing, there was no way he could stand the noise and the closeness the robot seemed to find desirable. No matter how often he told himself that Gir was harmless and just wanted to play or get some attention, the moment those glowing eyes and grabby, mechanical hands came too close, Dib lost it.
At least, after almost a week, the boy was able to use his own legs to carry himself away from Gir, inste
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"Zim?" he called quietly, not wanting to come too close when the smaller male was still upset.
For a long moment, Dib was only met with silence.
Zim stayed where he was, unmoving, keeping his stare glued to the lazily blinking screen.
Just when the boy came to the conclusion that Zim didn't want to talk to him, after all, and that leaving him alone was a good idea, the alien gave a little huff and turned to face him.
“What is it?”
Zim was still tense, Dib could tell, seemingly willing to listen but still bothered by all of this. It glared from the dissatisfied expression in those smooth, green features, a frown pulling at his lips. Dib hesitated, unable to find the right words to say, no matter how much he tried.
“I... about this... I wanted...” He cleared his throat, struggling with the returning embarrassment that quickly colored his pale cheeks. “I didn't mean to upset you. Really, I didn't. If I went too far, I apologize.” Not that Dib really...
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Where it all started
Rubbing at his tired eyes, Dib took a moment to collect himself. It was late, way into the early morning hours, but this needed to be done before the chemical reaction was over. He pushed his large glasses back up his forehead and leant over the glaringly pink microscope again. What he saw made his heart beat faster in excitement. The light yellow nanomachines beneath the thin glass worked fast, removing the faulty bases from the sample's DNA while leaving the natural structures intact. A small smile formed on his lips after a few minutes, the sample almost completely sanitized and the tiny nanomachines still working wonderfully.
But it didn't last. As soon as the faulty DNA had been perfectly removed, the leftover structures began to disintegrate, being taken apart by those wretched, little machines.
Jerking back with a frustrated yell, the boy barely had enough self-restraint to not throw his glasses, and with them a few pieces of lab equipment, to the ground in
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Just as Zim had dreaded, Dib's fit lasted well over two hours, which the boy spent curled into a tight little ball on the floor, clutching at his head and occasionally giving a few muffled sobs.
And the entire time, the alien sat with him, watching that he kept breathing and that he wouldn't end up having spasms and injuring himself. It rarely happened, but Zim knew it was probably best to be on the safe side.
At least, Dib wouldn't remember any of this. Once he woke, he would be tired, confused and sometimes, understandably, frightened. That, however, could usually be fixed with a good night's sleep and some distraction.
Of his attacks or whatever happened during them, Dib never had any memories.
And it probably was best that way.
At long last, the boy stirred, a muffled whimper on his lips as he uncurled and rolled over onto his back. Unsteady hands rubbed at his eyes as Dib blinked and tried to get his eyes to focus.
“Finally awake, Dib-thing?”
Zim's voice was low
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Setting up the lab was done very quickly and after barely a few hours, it was good to go and able to accommodate two or more 'guests'.
They had modified one of the already existing cells – or was 'cage' a more appropriate name for it? - to be secure even from an Irken's abilities. Despite Zim's claims that Skoodge was a rather useless specimen of his species, they figured it was better to be safe than sorry.
There was no need to bother much with higher security or strengthening the restrains for a human. No human being would be able to break out of the highly advanced Irken technology. Leave some damage? Maybe. But not enough to bother with.
An Irken invader, however, no matter how incompetent, would have the equipment to break out of a simple cell. So in order to prevent that, there were some upgrades needed. Dib had his doubts that the minor alterations Zim made to the cell's programming and the odd little device he had placed just outside of it would suffice, but the seriousne
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I was terrified for a moment when I stepped into the tube. Zim could have been easily tricking me to destroy myself, but it’s been so long. Why would he try to kill me now? He tapped some codes into the touch screen thingy. It was all in irken so I had no idea what any of it said. Afterwards, he walked towards the other tube. He looked so worried. With his antenna whimpered to the back of his head, he was the very image of vulnerable. This was crazy. Why did he even want to be able to be human? Maybe it was for a better disguise. I honestly didn’t care much. I wanted to see if it would work. I wondered for a second on why he didn’t just steal a human if that’s all he needed. He hated asking for someone’s help so why not take someone against their will?
Just as all these question jumbled through my spinning head I glanced over at Zim. He was so pinned up in the tube. His shoulders were tightly pressed near his head in a clinch, almost as
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After several minutes of just staring at the computer in complete terror, Dib turned to the platform and headed towards it. He shut off the lights on his way out, the computer’s bright monitor illuminating the room now. His head turned to look back at it, nodding once as if to thank it before stepping onto the plate in front of him. The platform rose again for him to take him back upstairs into the wreckage. Now he had an answer as to what happened and why Zim was behaving like he was. The better question was, would he regret seeing that though; seeing the complete self-destruction of his now former worst enemy and now current worst nightmare?
The thing that made seeing that video so traumatizing was that he had actually grown to some what care about Zim. Yes, they were enemies both out to stop each other at every turn, but before Zim, he didn’t have a reason to get up every day and go to school. Zim was everything he had always wanted; an alien that had found
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As Dib stood outside of his home, he couldn't help the overwhelming loneliness that washed over him. After the neighbours reaction, he highly doubted anyone would take him seriously. Not like they had taken him seriously before anyway.
On top of the extreme aloneness, the boy was feeling a massive amount of paranoia. His house had proven to be just as dangerous a place to be now, and after seeing how easily and quickly Zim could infiltrate it, he realized he would never feel at peace inside of it. He would always be looking around himself, checking to make sure he was truly alone.
Dib took only small, slow steps towards the house now, his eyes flicking everywhere as he scanned for any threats. He was quite jumpy now though, so when a small leaf flew by him he jumped backwards a step and let out a high pitched scream. He began to breathe rapidly until realizing it was just a leaf before taking a deep breath and staring forward again, his eyes continuing to scan his environm
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Soon all of Zim's tremors just seemed to halt. He pulled himself back up onto all fours, extending his head up with his neck still cocked at an awkward angle so he could see Dib's face. He parted his lips into the grin again, beginning to screech out in a single laughter with that eerie 'e' sound again.
The sight of that haunting grin seemed to paralyze the boy as he slowly let himself down to the floor, wrapping himself in a fetal position as he rocked himself very stiffly as if to comfort himself. Violent shivers also shook him as the cackle rung in his ears as they only intensified the dread he was already feeling.
Zim slowly began to drag himself over to him, seeing him as wounded prey now. His limbs still had trouble taking turns, looking even more like a creature in dire need of an exorcism.
Dib's eyes expanded as the other drew closer to him. He didn't blink now since in his mind, blinking only made him made him more vulnerable than he already was, even though he wo
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Dib’s hurried pace soon slowed to a steady walk as he got closer to Zim’s base. He delayed getting there as he was both afraid and nervous of what he may find here. He actually started to second guess if this was the best thing to do, but he arrived before he knew it. Once it were visible across the road from him, Dib stopped and stared at it for a short time. He drew in a deep breath, whispering unsure words of encouragement before starting closer towards it.
Zim's base looked pretty similar on the outside, except for where his gnomes keeping his house protected had been destroyed. Though, it did seem to have an eerie aura around it which was something that hadn’t been present in the past.
Dib had made it to the front door now, staring upon it as if there were something fairly interesting about it. In reality, he was just preparing himself for what he was sure would be a quite shocking sight. Finally, he pushed the door open and flicked on the lights wi
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Resolve came in the form of first sunlight beaming through the shattered hole that was at one point a window. It immediately melted away the shadows and extinguished the coolness that the night had brought. Everything was completely visible now and revealed to the paranoid human.
However, even after the sun had come up, Dib took a while to convince himself that there wasn't actually anything there, and that it had all just been a crazy delusion in his head. After several more minutes of watching everything around him, he had finally convinced himself that he was alone now, which actually relaxed him and made him realize how tired he actually was. It was too late to try and sleep now though since he had to get ready for another dreadful day of school.
He didn't try too hard, though, as he decided to stay in the bloodied and torn cloths from the night before and only ran his hands over his hair in an attempt to smooth it out. He was far too tired and stressed to be concerned
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Dib stared at Zim wide-eyed in panic as he approached him slowly, backing up a few clumsy steps before bumping into the fence behind him. He looked over his shoulder and eye it, dreading the fact that he had to climb the damned thing if he wanted to avoid the same fate his teacher had met.
After glancing back at Zim another time, seeing that he was getting closer to him quicker than he thought, he turned and faced the fence and backed up a few steps. He drew a shaky breath before running at it and making a leap as he got close to the fence, grunting as he hit it and started his desperate climb.
A screech of obvious rage exploded from the hobbling being that was trailing far behind his escaping form. “IB!!!!” The name practically pierced through the air as wild eyes, even through those contacts, locked onto him frighteningly and his arms outstretched in a dire want to rip the other from the rusty chained fence.
The screech shook the boy, causing his grip to sli
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Today shouldn't have been an unusual day.
It really shouldn't have.
It should have been a boring run of the mill day.
Zim and Dib had developed a sort of routine over the years; not really a friendship but they weren't really trying to murder each other anymore and Zim wasn't planning on ruling the world.
Details didn't truly matter.
The whole point was that today was supposed to be normal, normal by every use of that mundane silly word.
But, today wasn't normal.
Even though Dib had burst through the door shouting the usual, "I'm going to defeat you today alien scum!" His tone deeper than that of his youth but that didn't make it strange, Zim was used to that by now; it had been fours years or so since his voice went through the hideous change.
No, no, no, something else caught his eye, his attention and it confused and disgusted and enraged him.
Sticking out of Dib's face, ears, and Zim caught that same shine o
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It happened once every year.
It wasn't really a big deal; Zim was used to it by now, ever since he went through the change from the equinox he had to take a week off school and just confine himself to his house.
Sure, it made him irritated and more hostile than normal, but it was just him in his lab for that week so there was no threat of him trying to leave and do something about his discomfort and irritation.
This dreaded event was called, 'Heat' and Zim suffered from it once every year for an entire week before those disgusting needs died down.
He knew the basics; ever since he felt the stirrings within his body, felt his skin grow hot and his mouth dry with this unusual yearning he had done some research on the subject. At first he thought he had contracted some Earth illness; but now he knew better, after all, he had suffered through four of these cycles thus far.
Zim didn't know if he truly had anything to worry about. He wasn't even sure these human things w
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"Doom Doom Doom ."
It was a hideous duet of brain-rotting boredom that filled Mrs. Bitters' classroom, the song of another day of learning and drudgery. The sound of the clock moving its hands and of the teacher droning from her desk had enveloped the room for a good hour without interruption, and it appeared that it would continue that way.
No resistance was met to the typical, expected display, accompanied by the same dull eyes staring ahead at the blackboard, the same scraping of pencil lead against flat sheets of plant matter shavings, the same empty heads and hollow gazes and vain attempts at absorbing useless information -- all save for two people sitting in the front row, the only live ones among the pitiful lot.
Zim's false indigo orbs glanced suspiciously in the direction of the raven-haired youth positioned by the window, though the movement was slight and unnoticed by th
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He leaned up against the wall, looking out the glass tube, relaxing slightly as the elevator hummed to life. Dib's eyes flicked to Zim's form, he wanted to ask what was going on in his head, if anything was wrong, but he didn't.
He knew what was wrong, that he was definitely having trouble with the whole Keef incident. He didn't know how to address it or even if he should, thinking that maybe if they sort of ignored what happened more or less the wound would heal faster.
They were in silence for a while, Zim staring at the glass and Dib glancing at him. His mind was elsewhere, wondering what he should do, if he should do anything. Hmph, well of course he had to do something, there was no way on Irk he would simply sit there and remain defenseless! But in the end there wasn't much he could do, until the repairs were made. Waiting was the only option.
Zim didn't have patience to speak of, not when his intentions were in opposition to it.
He decided not
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Dib hadn't questioned Zim's reasoning for bringing him; since that was probably the full extent of it. They were still enemies after all, right? The mention of it left a sour taste in Dib's mouth and he quickly pushed thought elsewhere.
With a grumpy Zim in tow they had headed to Dib's house to retrieve necessary supplies for the journey. Dib didn't know exactly how long the traveling would take, but he assumed it would be quite a while depending on how far away the Massive was, and how fast Zim could fly.
On top of that however, was Dib's human needs and the fact that Zim's craft was designed for an Irken inhabitant; on top of that, it was built for a SINGLE rider, which would make things rather cramped and uncomfortable given the current status of their relationship.
Zim had told him of space stations and other such places they could stop if Dib's food supply ran low and things like that, but he didn't delve too far into what was actually
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Dib suffered from nightmares ever since he was younger due to his over-active imagination. Said imagination is what got him into the paranormal; in seeing ghosts, aliens, and big foot at every turn.
Currently the boy of sixteen years old was suffering from another bad dream. Sweat coated his bare skin; his blanket discarded to reveal his blue boxers and skinny legs as they kicked at nothing. Dib thrashed in his sleep, some unseen force attacking him, his hands fisting in his space ship printed sheets as moans of displeasure passed through his parted lips.
Words were garbled, whatever he was saying wasn't clear, his head lolling on the pillow before finally he woke with a loud intake of air. Dib panted, sitting up quickly, his hands covering his face as he tried to purge any lingering images from his head.
He didn't know why he was getting such bad dreams now.
He had them sometimes, not frequently, but now they were coming again and again. He hadn't
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The high-school Valentine's dance left something to be desired.
It was hosted in the usual auditorium, the lighting was dim to set the mood, and the music was so loud it was nearly deafening. The decorations were basic pink, red, and white lots of paper hearts and expressions of 'love' plastered on every wall.
Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves despite the cramped, horribly decorated gym; everyone of course, except Dib and Gaz. Dib came in an attempt to thwart his enemy; where as Gaz was forced to come since Dib didn't have a 'date' to speak of, and their father thought this school dance would be a nice bonding moment for the both of them.
Dib was currently leaning against the far all, a wall flower in every sense of the word as he sipped his punch, his amber eyes narrowed as he surveyed the flocks of teens in front of them. He felt sort of stupid in his formal wear; though he was able to sneak out of the house with his trench coat and h
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Dib knew he couldn't out-run Zim; especially not when the Irken was using his metal limbs to propel himself, Zim wouldn't tire but Dib would, especially with his new wound, the blood loss posing a huge threat to his life.
Dib didn't want to die here.
He didn't want Keef to win.
He had to think of something, anything!
Dib was frantic, his breathing ragged, his mind trying to come up with something.
He hoped that Keef would remain separated from Zim at least; he needed to figure a way to shut down the Irken, fighting one at a time was definitely better than fighting both. But, what if he couldn't shut down Zim? No, he couldn't think like that, if he started to doubt himself he would surely fail.
Dib finally found refuge under a toppled cotton candy stand; his back against the flat surface behind him, his body hidden but he knew Zim had to have seen him. His chest heaved from the effort the fast run had put on him, hoping for this moment's repr
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Dib's silhouette was harsh against the backdrop of orange, red, and yellows all around him. The teenager was sitting on his roof in a casual pose, his glossy gold eyes taking in the sight of the world before him.
Buildings were on fire, cars, even people.
Screams, alarms, all blending into the glorious sound of chaos all around him.
He didn't feel anything, he felt numb, just staring at the state of the world.
He had lost, he had lost a long time ago and finally everything on the outside reflected exactly how he felt on the inside.
'The world will burn.'
Dib hadn't believed him then, but he sure as hell believed him now.
Smoke filled the air around him, the sky a dark jet black with hints of gray where the smoke trailed to fill in the gaps in the clouds. There was no sunlight, nothing but the flickering light of the fires.
Dib's skin felt warm, sweat glistening on his forehead but he didn't remove his coat. He heard glass breaking, more screaming, heard the snap o
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"And we're finally here~!"
Zim's eyes were forced to look up as the two aliens rounded a street corner, with Keef grinning excitedly as they approached the gates of what Zim could only fathom was the place the Synak had been talking non-stop about the whole walk there.
It didn't look nearly as amazing as his captor had made it sound, but then again Zim was sure there were a lot of things Keef had skewed in his perspective. Compared to the filthy, decomposing state of the neighborhood surrounding it, their destination was the only brightly colored eye-sore in sight, appearing extremely new in contrast to the crumbling, smelly buildings that filled Zim's current vision; and that was saying something, considering how run-down the circus seemed, even from afar. They continued walking towards the large enclosure, the Irken's eyes taking in the structure of the red-and-white tents and trying to map out in his mind exactly how they'd gotten h
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Finding offense in the human's stubbornness, Zim could only scoff at Dib's words to him.
"FINE!" he retorted. "HELP YOURSELF FOR ALL I CARE!"
He returned Dib's glare with a glare of his own before turning and storming out of the shower block, back into the boys' change room.
Lips up-curled into a snarl, he approached his locker and threw open the door violently to retrieve his standard issue uniform, not even bothering to go into a stall to pull back on his garments. He just ripped off the towel and shoved his pants and shirt on, hissing a little as his skin seared slightly. The paste had started to wear off on some sections of his body.
The alien pulled on his boots before slamming shut his locker door and proceeding back out into the gymnasium. His footsteps echoed loudly across the wide arena. As he approached the exit, a lonesome teacher blocked his path.
"You're still in here? What are you doing here? Skool finished half an hour ago. Who's class are you from?"
"Bitters'." Zim mutt
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Dib rolled his eyes. Of course Zim would be going off again. This time was no different to the last, except instead of rambling on about the cafeteria food giving him blisters, he was directly addressing the cafeteria drone herself. She ignored him of course, barely casting an eye towards the green 'child' directly in front of her, let alone every other student in the cafeteria for that matter.
How could they not see? Even after a two years of the same nonsense. Dib had at least expected something to change. But no. He was still picked on. Still known as the crazy kid with no friends. The paranormal freak.
Putting his hand to his chin, Dib slowly ate his cafeteria food, trying to blot out the noise of Zim's raspy voice, but it was no good. He could still hear it ringing throughout his head. He almost envied how the other students could block Zim out so easily. He just wouldn't shut up.
The pounding sensation emerging on the right side of his temple didn't help either. The more Zim rant
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Zim tried not to feel anxious as he continued to wash himself.
"Oh, shut up, Zim! You know very well I asked you to keep a shower running for me before you left the gym! How was I supposed to know you were still using it?! Besides, I thought you hated water! So why haven't you gone home yet?!" Dib snapped right back at the other, peeking out from behind the curtain of his shower to have a look around, contemplating ducking behind various shower curtains until he could reach the towels on the other end of the room.
Chancing a quick glance over at the shower Zim was still standing behind, he took a deep breath before darting out to make a quick dash for the shower curtain closest to his own. He then did the same with the next one and then the next one, drawing ever closer to his prize. When he was about two showers away from where he could see the folded up towels however, he felt his foot slipping against the wet tile floor as he made another mad dash for one of the curtains.
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That's how long it had been since that faithful day he'd stepped into our seventh grade classroom. Black hair, green skin, not to mention no ears or a nose. I knew almost instantly he wasn't human, I mean, really, it wasn't that hard to see. Or so I thought. Apparently the rest of my classmates thought the opposite. A 'skin condition' he'd claimed to have and they lapped it up like a dog sucking pitifully up to its master for a bone. Gullible and naiveté. That was all our society was. And that was all it would ever be.
Of course, they thought nothing more of me than the 'crazy' kid, so in a way I wasn't surprised when they'd turned on me and my opinions. It wasn't like they mattered. Who listens to the insane kid that's obsessed with the paranormal and seeing ghosts and aliens?
First they ignore you, then laugh at you and hate you. Then they fight you, then you win.
The line replayed itself in my head as I sat listening to my MP3. I couldn't begin to descri
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Zim came back smiling, holding something behind his back, purposefully hiding it from the human.
Dib popped open an eye, noticing both arms behind the other's back in a bent fashion. He hoped the nurse-in-training hadn't bought anything for him when he was supposed to buy something for himself, so he just scowled at the other slightly.
"What, I'll share." Zim said at the notice of Dibs scowl, pouting slightly in retaliation.
Dib rolled his eyes and sighed before a smirk played their way against his lips. He let go of his momentary anger at the other to sit up more comfortably and ask in sign to the other, "What?"
Zim walked over to the bed and pulled a bag of color-coated, bite-sized pieces of chocolate from behind his back to show Dib proudly.
"Chocolate!" He announced. "Chocolate releases a chemical called endorphins in hum- uh, people, which makes them feel happy. There for it is the perfect medicine. And it melts in your mouth so you don't have to worry about your thro
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Dib read his sign language book joyously, and looked up at the clock after every sentence explaining the motions one was suppose to do. He was happy. It was 3:24, and Zim would be there any second to keep him company. It was enough for the pale boy to sit criss-cross on his bed and drive his attention every which way in anticipation.
"Hey," Came the breathless voice of the alien nurse from the door way only a few minutes later, book bag stuffed full of home work he had to do but was going to ignore so he could teach Dib to sign.
Dib smiled calmly at his nurse, a smile that was meant to hide the greater smile begging to be shown. He gave a small wave of his hand before settling it back on his lap. He looked down at the book and back at the alien.
"How was your day?" The muted teen signed to the other, proud of his minimal thinking between each sign.
Zim put a clawed finger underneath his right eye, next to the small ridge where a human's nose would be and twisted it a little, saying, "D
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Zim grabbed a napkin from the sink and turned the water on, putting the cloth in the liquid, burning his hand in the cold stream of water, causing him to flinch back and his in pain.
Quickly though, NOT wanting to lose this job he pulled some rubber gloves from his pockets and snapped them on before going back to what he was doing, grabbing the cloth, wetting it, and kneeling by the human to put it on his forehead, wondering where Julie was, or better yet, a different nurse, hoping one would come soon as he was told a million times not to leave a patient unattended or to move them when they're ill.
One of the rules he's end up breaking if someone didn't get there NOW!
"What happened?" Julie asked as she ran in, and went onto the other side of the patient in the cramped room. She quickly gathered what was happening. With a heavy sigh, she felt his wet forehead and determined what she had to do. She groaned in irritation. "I'm going to go get a doctor. He'll give Dib a shot, we'll return
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It was cold in the large living room. For some reason the house's temperature never responded like either of the two wanted it to. Instead, they had to huddle together in two separate blankets draped over both of them.
The noise from the TV was welcoming. It beckoned their attention and strayed their thoughts, most of the time. The jokes were lame; old as the episode, but it was still good. It seemed like the only warm thing in the large house. It flooded the room and carried the thoughts away momentarily like a wave, pushing and pulling. That was how they liked it, compared to other options they could have gone with. This was best.
Zim's antennae twitched as the laugh track sounded to another lame joke as he snuggled against his human. HIS human. As much as he hated to ad
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A scowl crossed the face of the green skinned youth as he walked the halls of the community hospital with his trainer while tuning out a good part of what she said to think on how ugly the color white was. So blindingly boring and easily stained, which is why he wore dark red colored nursing outfits which contrasted neatly with his skin though often tempted people to make Christmas jokes.
Whatever Christmas was.
He turned back in about the time the nurse he was training under ONCE AGAIN warned him that he was only there as a student in training and was under no circumstances alowed to administer any sort of drugs to patients.
'So basically I'm going to be playing maid to a bunch of germy sick people.' He wanted to complain but thought better of it. He was here to do a job and if playing maid was how he was going to do it then play maid he would.
Anything to please The Almighty Tallest, add yet another territory to the Irken Empire, and to go down in history as the greatest irken
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Zim looked back at Miyuki quickly with wide eyes.
"No!" Zim said, shaking his head. "I'm not, I'm really not!"
"Zim." She hissed and stood up to give him a firm look. "I've told you not to lie to you! I know that you're a defect." She turned her back on him, feeling his answer coursing through her like a poisonous insult. "I've known you were a defect when you were still in training." Her voice went back to its original calm state. "And this is why, I'm sure, you stayed on your planet for longer than you should have. You got attached. More specifically, your attachment for your 'pet' had prevented you from supporting your race with information."
Zim stood up as well, shaking his head. "I'm not a defect, I swear I-... I...." Zim stuttered. He couldn't let Miyuki or himself believe that.
"I know, Zim," She turned around sharply to face him. "Because while in training in the routinely PAK check, there was something reported unusual about yours! I checked it out and recognize
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"Dib!" Zim barked from the doorway, setting the food down on a counter to try and catch Dib in time.
Dib went wide eyed and almost choked on the stick down his throat when he realized Zim was right there. Quickly, the human began pulling the stick out and hide it behind his back as if none of that had happened.
He stared at his alien nurse with wide eyes. All of the color his face might have possessed was suddenly washed away in his tensed, fearful state.
"What was that?" Zim asked, trying to look behind the boy's back.
Dib shook his head quickly to show that it was nothing, and lightly with his fingers pushed the lolli-pop stick under his pillow without moving his arm too much. He gave Zim a reassuring smile and shrug and he grabbed his book and began looking through it once more as if this never happened, despite what his heart said about this.
Zim gave Dib an odd look before going over to grab Dib's breakfast and bring it over to the table for Dib.
Breakfast this morning was eggs, s
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The school bell rang in an annoying manor, and teens swung their backpacks over their shoulders to leave the doomed room they were force to wait and listen in. It was English class. The English teacher, a round woman of the name Mrs. Maloy walked past Zim, giving him a hateful look before finding her place back in her own teacher's desk.
Zim scurried out of the room to quickly lose himself in the crowd of much taller humans. Even with the growth hormones he was still incredibly short, but that would soon change. He smirked as he made his way out of the school and ran all the way home, having just barely enough time to get to work after quickly changing and giving his SIR unit a few chores to do while he was gone.
Dib glared at the alien coming into his room much like he had the day before and the day before that, but now for a totally different reason.
"You're late", said the notebook being held over the head of the scowling boy.
"Hey, I have to walk here; I don't get to stay ove
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Fifteen minutes later, (not twenty because Dib was rushing as fast as he could) Dib came down the stairs in a new wardrobe, unbloodied, and still without its holes. Ah, it was time to make something for Zim to eat! But not so soon, no. He wanted his arm back!
He snuck up behind the alien before throwing his small teen hands over the other's eyes. In-between his antennae, and on top of his head did Dib rest his chin, playfully and teasingly as a warning that he feels very touchy at the moment.
"Ack!" Zim choked, moving his hand up to Dib's and asking the human, "What are you doing?" Before tilting his head up to try and get a look at him.
Dib just gave Zim a flat smile before reaching his hands down Zim's chest in an awkward backwards hug, pulling his leg up over the back of the couch so he could slide into the seat in the hug.
Zim leaned a little to help Dib slide down without falling and asked, "Feeling any better?" His antennae twitched, yes, it did seem like Dib was feeling better,
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The teen's eyes grew so very wide as he saw the tunnel leading down. His jaw slacked in shock as he scooted closer to Zim. This was amazing! His house really WAS not normal! He quickly looked up to Zim, grinning widely before practically leading Zim into his own underground base.
Zim chuckled, hopping with Dib down the stairs, motion detecting sensors lighting there way as the fridge dropped back into place when they were clear.
"What?" He asked. "Didn't think it would be a DOOR did you?"
Dib gave Zim's claws a quick squeeze as he stepped on the bottom step. The room was so spacious, though, still so dark! He turned to Zim, showing him how excited he was, and even bouncing a little up and down like a child in an amusement park.
"The lift is over there." Zim said, smiling at the excited human and pointing to a clear tube. "Now I can't show you everything but I will show you what I can."
Happy, pleased, and over all just about pleased with that answer, Dib pulled Zim in a tight hug for t
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Rating: PG-13 (maybe)
Warning: It may have violence and sexual scenes. If you don't like a gay story (male/male), please, don't read
"Once upon a time, there was a magic King, who created a child from a demon as his father. Together they spread terror and chaos in the faraway lands... And built a forbidden love."
"Jesus, salvator mundi
Tue famuli subveni
Quos pretioso sanguine
Quos pretioso sanguine
The glaringly starry sky hung peacefully in the Forest of Sauvage, in a land still in its