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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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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The wristband was done much faster than Dib had thought and he eyed the – unsurprisingly – bright pink and purple item warily. It wasn't that bad, except for that ONE little part where it had to be connected to his blood stream.
Via a quite unfriendly looking needle.
It wasn't smooth like a nice and proper medical injection needle he knew from hospitals. Not that his memories of those were any more comforting, but at least the sting of them was negligible.
THIS thing, however, looked like a freaky version of a metal fang tooth, and to make matters worse, it thickened in the middle, assuring that it would stay in place. AND it was barbed to boot. To 'prevent him from simply ripping the device right out and off in a fit of madness', Zim had said. And he was right, in a way, to think even of that.
But it made putting that awful thing in place that much less endearing a prospect. Dib flinched the moment the smaller male picked the thing up, way before it even came close to him.
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Time had to be the worst value a person could experience.
Dib would watch the digits change on the computer screen clock and yet it didn't make any difference if one didn't know what time they were waiting for.
Time simply went by, mocking Dib with its uncaring passage while the human sat and dreaded every passing minute. And yet, even though he kept track of how many minutes, hours, days and weeks went by, he lost every sense for the value of time itself.
It didn't really matter how time felt to him, or how much of it passed. All that mattered was that at the end of a certain amount of minutes, days, weeks and months, Zim would be back. And they would return to how things were before.
At least... that's what Dib hoped would happen.
In the meantime, however, he was alone. Technically at least. Dib didn't know what deity to thank for his luck, but by some sort of miracle, Gir left him alone most of the time. The deranged thing kept to itself, playing hide and seek on its own or
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The confusion didn't lessen with time.
Quite the contrary, even. With the way Zim continued to act and hold himself, Dib became more and more confused, unused to the seriousness in his companion.
Silently, Dib stood by as the alien made a coded call to one of his fellow irkens, keeping himself just out of view so he wouldn't be seen by – who he now knew was called – Skoodge.
The pretty pudgy looking invader on the screen seemed positively exhilarated the moment he recognized Zim and the human felt bad for what they were about to do to him. He felt even worse when he saw the puppy-like excitement on the foreign alien's face upon being invited to Earth to 'help Zim in his grand scheme'.
True, he had little sympathy left for his fellow humans, for his very own reasons, but it felt infinitely worse to doom another innocent being to the fate of being a lab rat for their own motives. And even though the cure and experiments they would perform on him might not necessarily leave an
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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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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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Dib walked down the sidewalk appearing more disturbed than he had since this had started. The lingering taste of Zim’s blood seemed to keep him in an almost trance like state as he walked almost unnaturally down the sideswalk. Of course, the boy’s unsettling demeanor attracted more stares from the people around him.
People went from being distasteful and scowling at him, to almost frightened and concerned for the boy. He'd been progressing so quickly to lunacy lately that some people believed it was time he saw someone about it.
This thought of going to see someone though seemed to be out of the question in Dib’s mind. He knew a doctor would only blame it on schizophrenia or just plain insanity and not even try to believe that something was actually going on. He would only be prescribed some drug to try and rid him of ‘the images in his head’.
Perhaps that's what he needed to stay sane though; receive some counseling and a bit of medicin
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So here it is! I am finally working on this for those of you who've been so patient. I am working on making this flow a bit better so please excuse its immense length since I have been adding a lot. I hope you guys enjoy chapter one and the rest of the story once I can get around to posting it! I am writing Dib's parts and Invader-Neo is writing Zim's. I haven't edited much of hers because she writes like a boss!
Everyone in the skool building knew it was a scientific law that when there was Zim, there was always oddities and inevitably, screaming. These screams were usually on resulting in either anger and denial at anything that could have been brought to his attention that he felt were threatening to his position and mission, or from absolutely anything that came out of his arch enemy's, Dib's, mouth. And both these oddities and screams were the very things that defined what Zim was to these humans as much as his PAK defined him as an Irken. He had
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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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I trusted the scan to work…mostly anyhow. I swallowed as I waited for the light to finish scanning us. Dib seemed more interested and focused on me, instead of his own fate. I mean I DID tell him that nothing would happen to him…which it shouldn't, but still he held no hesitation to just sit there and watch me. Then I felt the morph begin. The sting of the light that blinded my vision was strangely invigorating. I felt that my eyes were being rinsed of all there color then suddenly grew back but a smaller tunnel of vision like my lenses. All the while, my skin was burning. Not like the cooking burn of rain water, but like my skin was melting inside out. I felt my lekkus split at the end and unravel into threads that felt like they were growing all over my head. It did NOT feel good. Thankfully, sense my lekkus have always been damaged to sensitivity from my experimentation days on Irk, it probably hurt a lot less than it could have. The tips
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"I.....brought the pizza." was all I could get out. Zim’s alarm system was off, but I don’t know why I just walked inside. Why didn’t I knock? Why didn’t I knock?! Now I was stuck in what felt like time, worse than when Zim actually got me stuck in that time vortex. The skin I couldn’t stop thinking of was in front of me, bare. I couldn’t stop staring. I must have zoned out because I didn’t notice he had moved until he was in my face.
"Dib! Are you alright?" his gloveless hands were on my shoulders, shaking me back and forth slightly, probably trying to bring me back to Earth. "Your huge face is so white! What's wrong?" why was he half naked? Why did he take off his hoodie and his gloves in the livingroom?! No, it was my fault I should have knocked. "Dib-worm!" Zim called out once more.
"I couldn’t find chocolate pizza so I bought chocolate bars too." It was the only thing I could think of saying. It’s what I had
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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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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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"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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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'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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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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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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Zim was not caught by the infuriating love-bug.
Certainly the alien was not.
That horrible cupid cootie did not bite him, did not infect him with hideous wants of love and icky terrible things like that.
No, no it didn't.
He was perfectly fine, perfectly healthy, perfectly not in love.
Nope. Nope. Nope.
Zim kept mulling it over in his head, over and over again almost trying to just convince himself.
"Convince?" Zim shouted, "Pah! Zim needs no convincing! Zim is convinced!"
"Zim." Ms. Bitters hissed from her desk pointing a crooked finger at the alien, "Stop your insane out bursts it's disrupting the class."
Zim glanced up, peering at the teacher with one wide eye the other squinted before he glared around the room finding all eyes on him especially Dib's; the human quirking a confused brow in his direction. Zim frowned, his cheeks flushing a soft purple as he stared down at the blank page on his desk.
His pencil tapped between his fingers his
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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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It was recess when Zim had first witnessed a kiss.
He had spotted two children under the jungle gym, the boy had approached the female first, running at her, grabbing her arm and then their mouths were crushed together. Zim had been transfixed by the odd display of a custom he wasnt yet familiar with.
However, just as their mouths touched the girl shoved the boy away, causing him to fall unceremoniously to the ground his eyes tearing up as the female just grinned wickedly and skipped away in Zims direction.
Zim caught his wits, looking to the girl as she came towards him, Earth monkey! He yelled to her, it caught her attention, her confused blue eyes looking to him as she stopped her merry skip.
She blinked as she pointed to herself, noticing Zim staring at her but not understanding why he called her that name, Me?
She shrugged, What?
What was t
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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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I watch as he walks past. His stance is so rigid, his eyes unmoving. His movement is fluid. Each step full of dignity and pride. Everybody is invisible to him. He is superior. He is the best. He is the one everybody should respect and he makes that clear.
But I know him. It's all an act. As soon as he's confined within the shelter of his base, that ego will fall. Those walls of pride will come crashing down.
I follow him, he turns. He still can't see me. He contemplates as he walks. That stance loosens. His eyes start to dart frantically, back and forth. They are unseeing. He is tense.
He reaches the base. The strange house still stands tall. Change is not a word associated with his vocabulary. Change is meaningless to him. The house remains just as it did, the gnomes still stand guard. I continue to follow him. He still doesn't see me.
He slumps down onto the couch. GIR is there, watching the Scary Angry Monkey show. Zim's ego has collapsed. He doesn't scre
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"You're nothing but a stupid, moronic defect Zim! You couldn't take over Earth even if you tried!" twelve year old Dib taunted, standing with his hands upon his hips as he glared down at his arch enemy, a look of pure venom etched onto his features. An unusual look, even for Dib himself.
He held his baseball bat, tapping the end of it slightly against the ground. Gaz lay to the right, not saying a word nor moving a muscle.
Zim lay on the ground in front of him, wheezing slightly and wiping at his mouth with the back of a glove. He pushed himself up from his position in the dirt, wobbling slightly after he found himself unable to apply pressure onto his right leg.
"What did you do that for?" he hissed, fists clenched.
"You were going to attack my sister! Hurt her!"
"I was PROTECTING her you stupid fool!"
"Well she can look after herself you rotten alien monster!"
"If it wasn't for me, she'd be DEAD out there on the middle of that road, idiotic hyooman!"
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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
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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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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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"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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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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The locker room buzzed with conversation while junior and senior teen males talked about how game went today, undressing and dressing again in their more casual clothes. Dib smiled to himself as he'd peak over every once in a while at exposed green skin a few lockers away. It hadnt been a great day for Zim; this time in PE they played basketball; something that the vertically challenged Zim couldnt get the hang of, but that didnt mean Zim wasnt adorable the whole time pouting.
Zim pulled his black and red striped shirt on, over his head, happy to be out of his gym clothes and out of P.E. He looked over at Dib, flashing the human a quick smile before opening his locker and grabbing his school things.
A locker door slammed and Dib fixed the straps on his backpack before walking over to Zim. He lightly nudged him. "You're so short," the human teased, grinning sweetly at his Irken.
"No; you're simply too tall." Zim said, giving Dib an unamused look, fixing his own,
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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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They were statues to the Empire, permanently in their salute. And Zim didn't dare move even a millimeter, wouldn't dream of doing so, not when it could bring shame to himself and his people.
The commanders and generals walked past them, an inspection. They hardly gave Zim a glance, almost missed him entirely for he hardly qualified to be a soldier, standing chest height with many of the others.
Cold eyes passed over him and then continued. He relaxed minutely. Another test passed. And there had been many up until then, leading to this great moment when the newest generation of smeets would graduate from the Academy and lead the rest of their lives above the surface of Irk or beyond the stars, exploring the universe.
When they called his name to 'officially' encode him with his duty, Zim almost missed it.
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He felt like a child, hands pressed against the glass. Face almost doing the same as he stared with morbid curiosity as his father and several other scientists talked around a body. It was cut open, blood dripping into a contained container around the table. A clean white sheet, all but soaked. One of the scientists said something behind his mask and they all laughed. Dib couldn’t remove his eyes from the glistening organs, the limp limbs that poked from the sheet.
That had haunted him in his dreams ever since and today was the same. Except for the fact that Dib was 19 now and the subject wasn’t under a sheet with scientists laughing around his dead body. Yet. Instead it was locked in a giant clear cube. It had a bed and a toilet but little else.
And the subject wasn’t human. That was clear right away. Dib felt his eyes widen and his curiosity pique immediately. He was following his father who was talking to another fellow scientist. He
Not Real -ZaDr-1The sun was too hot as per usual in the nameless little town, the grass dry and nearly brown, leaves long dead floating across the ground as if reluctant to touch it fully and yet the wind just kept carrying it along until it got stuck on some long forgotten piece of gum or crushed underfoot of one useless bumbling teenager or another.Not Real -ZaDr-1 in Romance More Like This
Dib was almost content sitting in the heated afternoon or at least that what he resolutely told himself. With his girl friend leaning on his chest, hands around her waist and sipping on poop cola, he was feeling almost complete. Almost like he could lose himself in the normalcy of it all and forget for a little bit that his life was all but falling apart at the seams now.
Key word; almost. Because even as Gretchen blabbered about something meaningless and normal, he felt it. The shivery sensation of being watched. Of big, false eyes that probed the edges of this monotone dream that was too good to be true.
They were following his every move, silently moc
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Zim despised water; it could drown, boil and freeze.
Zim loathed with a passion tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis and any natural disaster that one could think of.
He was sure if it was possible he would murder in the cruelest way possible any and all wild animals that could eat, spread disease or go rabid.
Zim detested the sun for it burned and caused things such as 'strokes'.
Zim hated cars and trains and speed boats and subways and motorcycles that could crash into an unsuspecting person. Those things could squish you flat as a waffle.
There was construction machines, electricity, sharp objects and poison. Swallow able objects, fatty food, and rope.
But out of everything he hated, one thing stood out the most above all; Zim hated humans.
They lied, cheated, turned into cannibals or axe murders. They spread toxins and committed suicide. They had no conscience m
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He let the warm water wash away these last few days of hurt and anger, blood and grime. Dib sighed and smiled softly. The danger was gone and all that was left to do was heal.
Zim stopped the Voot over the dark asylum building, letting it hover there before turning to Dib."Alright, so someone will have to admit her, correct?"
The boy shrugged. "I assume so. I've had doctors and counselors and even our teacher submit me. So...I'm not sure. We could probably keep her tied up, and leave a note on her forehead about her being insane and thinking aliens are real. They'd probably lock her up in a heart beat." Dib said bitterly. It was dark outside now and the only light came from the Asylum windows, the faint shine of the control panel and Zim's eyes which always seemed to glow ethereally.
Dib glanced down at the irken's lips and leaned forward, till they were only millimeters away. He looked into those giant ruby orbs that always seemed to draw him in, burni
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In fact, for about ten minutes the building was unguarded and vulnerable. He smirked and closed his notebook, hopping down from the tree he was sitting in outside the building and making his way inside. No one bothered him because of his labcoat and they all knew who he was; Membrane’s son, the future of the Empire.
Dib tried not to make as face as they all nodded at him, as if he was someone to respect. Guh. He made his way down the hallway and typed in the code to the room they kept Zim in. There were at least ten other scientists in there, doing the same thing they did every day; asking questions, writing things and mumbling.
It wasn’t ha
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"Are you finished being a moron?" Out of the corner of his eye, there was a flash of green and black. "Too complicated for you? Or can we get this over with?"
"Oh shut it, Zim. Give the man some respect " The much too young looking boy grumbled. "If you're even capable."
"Zim is SO capable of respecting the bald guy!" A finger was thrown his direction, nearly taking out his left eye. "I'll show yo"
"That's really not nessacary." The Minister proclaimed. "But, um are you absolutely certain that this ." Two brown eyes flew to the lines in the book which had been scribbled on, words rewritten all over the page, and then he looked back at the couple. "w
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The silence of the control room lingered, only eased when the two tall figures breathed in as their PAKs whirled to life. The purple one set a hand on the red one’s chest to help him up. He grunted and brought a hand to his head, looking at the warm, pink blood that stained his fingers when he brought it back.
It had been a long time since his own blood had been spilled, but it in no way brought the rush of adrenaline that it would have in normal conditions; on the battle field fighting for his planet and for his empire. This time it only brought forth a rush of hatred, one of which he hadn’t felt since the battle for planet Vort.
“How dare they.” The purple one spat.
“Easy,” Reassured the other, tearing his eyes away from his blood covered fingers and to the large window. Earth still lay in the ship’s sights, pathetic and small, just like the life inhabiting it. “They’ve won this round, yes. But this is far from ove
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"You say that as if you actually believe I would break before you would."
"Why had that happened? Why now--here, of all places?" His tone was dripping with frustration as he asked the empty room. "For Irk's sake .Dib shouldn't know about my PAK; he could use it against me!" Although he was already aware of all the other ways Dib had some control over him. He ran a hand over his neck, surprised to find a smudge of violet on his hand as he looked it over. "DAMN IT!" He shouted in surprise. "He did it to me again!" He growled.
"I can't believe I gave into him " He scolded himself. He was an invader! What was he thinking letting Dib have so much control of him? Dib should be under ZIM, not the other way around!
He huffed as he tried to take his mind off it. Instead he focused on his PAK, trying to decide how to lie to Dib about it. As far as Dib knew, this could've been normal for the Irken. How much did the human know about his PAK, anyway? Zim began to
Not Real 6"Therapy? What do you mean, therapy?" Dib screeched at his father, eyes wide and fists clenched. This could not happen again. Membrane sighed and turned away from his latest experiment.Not Real 6 in General Fiction More Like This
"I mean what I say Dib. It seems that these last few weeks you've been unstable again. I've talked with your observers and they agree." The boy's face squelched up and his father sighed again, walking forward and placing his hand on his son's shoulder. "I'm sorry, son. I know you hate it. But, it's for your own well being. I just want you to be happy and healthy."
Dib breathed out slowly through his nose, nostrils flaring before he nodded stiffly. Membrane returned the gesture, before glancing down at his watch. "Oh. I need to pick up your sister from herself defense class. See you in a bit. We can talk about this more." With that Membrane swirled from the room leaving Dib to wallow in his own brooding thoughts. And he had plenty of them.
"Human. What is this Therapy thing?