'IB' - Chapter Five
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
Art (c) to me. Do not copy/trace or steal please.
Zim,Dib (c) J.V.
Invader Zim belongs to Jhonen Vasquez
The next day, you walked to ‘Skool’ feeling quite happy. Zim was your new best friend, and you actually had a pretty good school...sort of. The morning was pretty boring, since you had a math test. Zim passed all the answers onto you, which was great since he got them all right somehow. The whole day, Dib sat staring at you from across the room with hostility. You started to worry if you had somehow offended him. Impossible! You’ve never even talked to the guy! You decide to shrug it off and keep on studying for your history assignment, with Zim as your partner, of course. At recess, you quietly ate your horrible meal in the cafeteria. Zim didn’t even bother, as he apparently had an ‘allergic reaction’.
“Why, hello there.” You heard someone say from behind you. You turn around to see Dib standing behind you, with his arms crossed.
“Uh...hi?” you say, shyly. Zim turns around as well and glares at Dib. Dib looks at him for a brief moment and then back to you.
“I was wondering if you would like to sit with me and Gaz at lunch today?” Zim immediately jumped out of his seat and growled at Dib.
“You will NOT have the honour of eating your filthy ‘lunch’ with (y/n)!!!” Dib took a few steps backwards and then frowned.
“Well, excuse me, Zim. But last time I checked, it was a free country. Not that you’d know what that is...” Dib sneered. Zim shook his fist.
“Why you disgusting...”
“I’ll go with Dib” You decide. You didn’t like to see anyone fight over something so small.
“Ah! Wise choice, (y/n).” Dib smiled. Zim huffed in defeat.
“Fine, but promise you’ll be back?” he pleaded. You nod, grinning. As you were going to sit with Dib and Gaz, you looked over your shoulder and Zim seemed depressed, which was odd for he was always a spiteful character. You felt quite sorry for him, and realized you were his only friend, besides his dog GIR, and you also began to get the feeling that Zim and Dib were way more than ordinary rivals.
At the end of the day as you were walking home, Zim managed to catch up to you and ask you one simple question.
“You don’t like Dib, do you?” You were quite surprised at the question and stopped to think for a few seconds.
“Not really. His head’s too big for his own good!” you chuckle. Zim smiles slightly and he offers to walk you home. When you reach your house, Zim looks at you with a serious expression on his face.
“Don’t trust the Dib-monkey. He’s nothing but trouble!” You tilt your head, not understanding what he was trying to tell you.
“Uh...okay Zim?” You say your goodbyes and head inside your house. You slump onto your bed, get your laptop out and check your e-mails to find one from Dib! It reads:
“(y/n)! I need to tell you something! Meet me in the park straight after school!”
“Odd, I didn’t give him my e-mail address!” you murmur to yourself. You remember what Zim said about not trusting Dib, and was now unsure whether to go or not. “Whatever...” you groan. If you didn’t show up, he probably won’t leave your side the next day at school! You quickly shove a sandwich into your mouth and head out the back door so your parents didn’t notice, as you had a strict curfew. Quietly jumping your back fence, you make your way to the park nearest to ‘Skool’.
Zim had taken off his disguise and was pacing in circles inside his base. GIR was busy shoving waffles into his mouth to care about what Zim was murmuring about.
“She is so strange...stranger than the average humans...” He glanced at his radar, that had your exact position on it. He ran towards it, shocked. Dib was there too! “Nooo!!” Zim yelled. “The Dib freak! He’ll tell her I'm not normal!! I need to warn her!!” Zim slapped on his disguise and ran out of his base. “I also have a new mission on my hands...” he thought to himself. “Just what is (y/n)?!”
To be continued...
You had arrived at the park more than ten minutes ago and Dib had still not shown up. Was that e-mail just a hacker?
“Psst! (y/n)!” you hear someone whisper. You turn around to see Dib behind a large tree, waving you over. You quickly speed walk over to him.
“Dib!” you say. “How in the name of heck did you get my e-mail address?” Dib shrugged.
“I have my ways.” That made you feel uncomfortable. “Anyway, I need to warn you about something!” You had warnings left, right and centre! Who could you trust?
“What?” You ask, impatient to get home. Dib fiddled his fingers.
“You’re not going to believe this, but...Zim is an alien.” You raise an eyebrow. Wasn’t it clearly obvious?
“I know?” you reply. Dib looked shocked. “You’re not going to tease me for being an overly-obsessed freak?”
“No.” You say, simply. Dib stood there, staring at you.
“Uhh...okay then?” He scratched his head. “Oh! And don’t trust Zim!” Dib grabbed your arms, making you jump slightly. “He’s going to...”
“You filthy HUMAN!!!” you hear a familiar voice shriek. Out of nowhere, Zim appeared and tackled Dib to the ground. You stood back, startled. Dib managed to push Zim off after a few seconds of intense wrestling.
“Okay, Zim!” he huffed. “How about we settle this once and for all...” Zim tensed, ready to attack.
“STOP!!!” You run towards Zim and place a hand on his arm, making him twitch. “Violence isn’t always the answer, you know!” Dib crossed his arms in defeat.
“Fine, but we will finish this someday, Zim! Earth will triumph!” What the heck was this guy talking about? He glanced one last worried look at you and then walked away.
“What was all that about?” you ask, confused. Zim shrugged and hurriedly replied with,
“He’s always saying stuff like that!”
“He was talking about you being an alien...” Zim bared his teeth at the word ‘alien’ and you knew that wasn’t the right thing to say. “...I meant that he was trying to convince me that you were an alien...” He calmed down.
“You didn’t believe him though, did you?” Zim asked, staring into your eyes. You bite your lip. You already knew he was an alien, but you didn’t want to upset or anger him any more.
“No...” You finally conclude. Zim laughed in success.
“Hah! That filthy Dib-human fails again!” Now you were really confused.
“Well, I’d better head home before my parents kill me!” Zim frowned and clenched his fists.
“Metaphorically speaking!” You say quickly. Zim growled.
“Humans should be more precise...” What? After a few more seconds of awkward silence, Zim drags you to your house, obviously telling you he wanted to go home. When he dumps you at the front door step, he stares at you.
“Uh, are you okay, Zim?” He shakes his head, upset and frustrated.
“No! I won’t be until I find out!!!” He then turns around and runs home.
“Find out what?!” you shout out to him. Zim doesn’t answer, he just keeps running. Did you do something wrong? And what was that thing he needed to find out?
Dib quietly snuck into his house, sighing for Zim had won again. He walked upstairs and flopped onto his bed. He had tried and failed to warn you at how dangerous Zim is. Who knows what could happen to you? You could be a lab rat or anything! Dib just had to tell you Zim’s world domination plan before you put too much trust in the alien.
As you slowly walk to your new school, you feel a pang of depression. New school, new kids, no friends. That’s how it normally went for you. You sigh. Finally, you can see a giant sign above a building that says ‘Skool’. Maybe the people who started the school couldn't spell properly. You push through the front door and make your way to your new class. The teacher, Mrs. Bitters, glared at you as you entered, making you feel slightly uncomfortable. You stood in front of the class, looking at everyone. The guy that caught your eye the most was a kid with green skin and no ears, who looked as if he was plotting an evil scheme as he stared at you. Talk about weird! There was also another kid with glasses that wasn't paying all that much attention to you. He was staring at the green kid with great concentration.
“Everyone” Mrs. Bitters started to speak. “This is (y/n)(y/s). She is the latest addition to the class...now hurry up and sit next to Zim.” You nodded, not saying anything due to shyness. Pretty strange teacher as well. You took the seat next to the Zim, the green kid. You waved slightly, and he just looked at you confused. Looks like this was going to be one long day.
At recess, you were walking around the playground, hoping someone would bother to talk to you, but no luck. You checked your watch, only to find that it was almost time to go back to class. You sigh, sadly. You never had any friends at school, or anywhere for that matter.
“HUMAN!!” You jump slightly. Turning around, you come face to face with Zim. Startled, you quickly look at the ground, not knowing what to say. “My name is Zim!” he continued, not realizing your shyness. “I just want you to know, that I am a human worm-baby just like you and is no way associated with anything to do with aliens or space for that matter!” You look up, slightly confused. What was this guy saying?
“Why are you saying this? It’s not like you’re an alien or anything.” You manage to say. Well, if he was an alien, it would explain the green skin and the strange things he says. Not that you care either way. Aliens always kind of fascinated you in a way. Zim glared at you.
“I’m just warning you, that one day, you will bow before the almighty Zim!! And I will rule you with an iron fist!!!” You wanted someone to talk to you, but not a psycho that resembled an alien!
“Listen, it’s been nice talking to you and all that, but class starts in a while so...”
“’Class’ can wait!! I would like to give you the pleasure of being my friend...”
You eyes lit up with happiness. No one ever wanted to be your friend! Sure, he was a bit weird and crazy, but it’s better than no friends. Before you knew it, you were tightly squeezing Zim’s waist in a hug. Zim stared at you with a perplexed look on his face. “What are you doing?!” he asked, clearly not knowing what a hug was. You take a step back, slightly blushing, as it would have been strange for Zim.
“It’s a...thing that friends do...” Zim looked at his hands.
“Well then...” He quickly grabbed you and embraced you in a gigantic hug, which knocked the air out of your lungs. Oh well, you now had a friend!
Meanwhile, Dib was watching closely watching your every move, along with Zim.
“Oh no! (y/n) has become friends with the enemy!” he said in horror. Gaz was too busy playing a video game to notice anything.
“Yeah yeah, that’s nice, Dib.” She said while attempting a high score. Dib spun around.
“We need to help her! If we don’t, who knows what will become of her?!”
To Be Continued...