Hypothetical - chapter 12One human screamed and put its hands to its face. The other one jumped into the car and started the engine. He appeared to have forgotten he possessed a lethal weapon and could shoot Zim dead.More Like This
The first man, the screaming one, ran to the car. He grabbed the door handle, but before he could get it open, the car roared off down the road without him.
The human turned. He was pale. Soft. Squishy. Balding. Gray. And now, he was unarmed.
Zim ran his tongue over his teeth. His hands balled into fists at his sides.
The human backed up. It gasped for air.
Zim took one slow step forward. The human backed up some more. "Don't hurt me," it said. "Please!"
Zim tilted his head slightly. His wings twitched. "Excuse me?"
Those were not the words he wanted; the words he wanted would have made the human scream, and cry, and say how wrong it had been. Those words might not have existed. Surely they were inaccessible in the human language.
The human's eyes were showing the whites all the way around. "Don'
Hypothetical - chapter 11This could not possibly be right. Zim must still be sleeping. He dreamed about those test subjects all the time, after all.More Like This
The lights were too bright and the air too cold and still. Zim looked down at his hand and noted the thin scratch across his knuckles from the medical scanner's sampling needle.
The creature was dripping because it had torn the membranes along its arm. Thin, delicate strands were already beginning to grow across the wound, pulling it shut.
Dib stood behind the creature, staring directly at Zim, waiting.
"I can't kill it, I'm unarmed," Zim blurted. "My Pak isn't working. Do something!"
The creature wasn't attacking, it was just standing there. Of course it wasn't just a creature, it was an ex-human.
And it had spoken. Zim cleared his throat. His hands were cold. He reached for his pockets and didn't find them because he was wearing this horrible backwards coat.
"Kill me," the test subject repeated.
"I can't kill you. I'm not armed," he tol