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Dib’s POV
I wrenched open the door, too impatient at the time to wait for it to open unbearably slowly by itself. Zim was in the corner of his bed, curled up into a ball again. I took a deep breath, trying to calm myself down. I slowly took a seat on the bed, causing Zim to edge even farther away from me. I edged closer to him, but he just jumped off the bed and curled up in the darkest corner of the room. I let out an exasperated sigh, realizing that I shouldn’t have expected a warm welcome after our last encounter. Standing up, I walked to the wall opposite of Zim and slid down, bringing my knees up to my chest. I took another deep breath, my eyes never leaving Zim.

I stayed quiet, waiting for Zim to speak first. He said nothing. I cleared my throat. The silence was not broken. I sighed again.

“Come on Zim,” I said in a slightly annoyed tone. “I'm not below a normal conversation.”

“What! You are foolish to think I will fall for your such tricks! I know why you are here…”

He let out a defeated sigh.

“Why?” I asked, with an amused edge to my voice.

“It is an insult for you to think of me as so stupid. You only want me for your perverted desires,” he snarled, with a somber whimper. “But I shall stop you. No more of your horrible molestations shall take place here.”

I laughed softly.

“Sorry, but that's wrong. I could act out any perverted desire I wished on you,” I said lightly, as if we were talking about the weather, instead of my “perverted desires.” “All I want from you today, however, is just to tell you about my day, any interesting news…. It’s been quite a few years, Zim. I’d like to catch up.”

Zim looked at me inquisitively. I smiled with what I thought was a warm smile. It must’ve looked quite devious to Zim, however.

He replied with a hateful glance, “I've nothing to talk about with YOU!”

I hated that he wouldn’t just open up to me, but I realized he had no reason to. I began to yell something in reply, but caught myself before the words left my mouth; I had to keep my calm to outsmart him.

“Well, if you won't talk, you'll just have to listen,” I said quietly. “I was informed that you have been scheduled a trial-”

As soon as I said the word “trial,” Zim jerked his head up, fear, fear unlike anything I had ever seen Zim express before, etched into every line of his smooth, green face.

His body was out of the tight ball, but it was far from relaxed. Hewas rigid, and tears swam in his crimson eyes. He closed them, a tear streaming down his face, as his body began to shake without showing any signs of stopping. I jumped up and ran to his side, as he began to sob harder along with the shaking. I did the first thing that came into mind: I grabbed him and cradled him in my arms, kissing the top of his head.

His breathing was ragged and heavy, as his face twisted in what must’ve been pain. He didn’t struggle to keep away from me as he usually would, but stayed still, aside from the violent shaking.

“Zim, what’s wrong?” I whispered in a concerned voice.

He looked up at me, his eyes widening. He pushed me away, toppling out of my arms. He wiped his eyes with his sleeve, looking down at the stained floor.

“I-It is nothing of your c-concern, Dib-stink,” he spat out in a shaking voice, still avoiding my gaze.

I cocked an eyebrow.

“Oh really?” I asked sarcastically. “Well, then, we must discuss your trial…”

Again, at the word trial, he began to shake once more. Trial. There was something about that word that seemed to have an odd effect on Zim.

“Oh,” I went on, “why do you do that, Zim? Every time I mention the trial-” More shaking. “-you seem to have some sort of fit. Why is that? Why are you afraid of something so simple as a trial?”

“F-Foolish human,” he stuttered. “The gr-great Zim is not a-afraid of a tr-tr-tr-”



“Well, Zim, would you like to tell me why you can not even say the damn word?”

He stayed silent. I felt worried and slightly pitied the green alien. He was obviously trying very hard to keep something from me, but was failing miserably. I was also slightly frightened by his reactions; I had never seen Zim in such a state.

You're fear is silly, you know. I'm sure your sentence-" He shuddered. “Now, really! Tell me what is going on!”

Zim turned to me quickly, with a frightened, yet angry stare, as he exclaimed loudly, “You could never understand!”

“You don't know that unless you tell me!” I almost shouted, not meaning to be so loud, but I was so concerned for him, I wasn't controlling my words.

"What, you think I don't understand how a court tri-" I stopped myself before I said it again.

Zim took a few steps forward and then turned to face me. His face so full of hidden emotions. He let out a big sigh, sorrow taking the place of the anger on his face.

“You…you don’t know the pain and grief I have endured, Dib. You know nothing,” he whispered.

I stared at him questioningly. He stared back with glaring eyes. There was so much hatred and pain in those eyes; I wondered exactly what had happened when Zim had left me all alone.

“Would you like to inform me of the pain you have felt?” I coaxed. “I have all the time in the world.”

“But…”He began, then, taking another look at me, sighed. “Very well, then. You might as well take a seat.”
I'm sorry, but you are going to have to wait for chapter 8!! [Bwuahahahahahahahahah!!] Oh, the tortured curiosity you must feel at the hands of me!! This chapter is kind of sweeter, as you can tell, but the next chapter will be very sad once you find out what causes Zim to be more frightened than ever. I owe a lot to *Darqx for inspiring me with that flippin sweet pic, Reciprocate My Love

And I didn't think this had much graphic stuff, 'cept maybe some language and the whole Zim breaking down no mature content on this one. For those of you who can't read the other chapter because they're too "mature" for you...sorry! I think I'll post it on, put a link on here, then you can read it all on that website! How does that sound?! I know, I'm a friggin genious!

Ah, yes. The very best for last [or at least close to last, before all of the copywrite stuff I have to put, unless I wanna like get sent to federal prison or somethin] I swear, on the Almighty Tallest, that this chapter would've been shit if it weren't for ~Silver-Raven-Forever [link] She came up with like half of the dialog, and I just tweaked it [with my AMAZING tweaking powers!] so that it flowed well with the story. She has some remarkable talent, and I thank her for goving me so much help with this story. Actually, if it weren't for her motivation, I would've probably done like the 1st three chapters, then given up! You can all thank her for helping me follow through with this! So, yeah...I'm really grateful to Silver, and all of the people who love and read this story should be, too! She is one awesome, amazing chick.

Zim (C) Johen Vasquez
Dib (C) Johen Vasquez
I do not own Dib, Zim, or any other characters from Invader Zim or made by Johen Vasquez.

Chpt 1[link]
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Chpt 3 [link]
Chpt 4 [link]
Chpt 5 [link]
Chpt 6 [link]
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Zadr-loverr Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
noooo.....please hurry with chapter 8!!! its killing me!! i neeeed to knowww
Kashi7Penguin Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Noooooo! Not a cliff hanger!!!
must read ch 9 o_o
kataangfanforever Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
i want to read moooooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
silverclaw268 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
p pwease m make da next one !!!!
xXdaughterxwarXx Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
For more info read my update concerning the series on my journal [link]
Inumaru12 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I just started reading this and as soon as I get to the cliff hanger there isn't another chapter *cries* please write more when you can!
xXdaughterxwarXx Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
I've written up to chapter 11 :)
Nemisis13 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
write chick write!
xXdaughterxwarXx Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
For more info read my update concerning the series on my journal [link]
Nemisis13 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
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