________________________Invader Zim © Jhonen Vasquez
Teg © =metros2soul
After all of these years, Dib had finally managed to lead the Swollen Eyeball's to Zim. He was going to the get the rightful praise he had deserved at last.
"No escape now, you alien scum!" he shouted, as he pushed open the door to Zim's home. "They finally believe me and they're coming for you right now Zim! You're finally going to the autopsy table you belong on!"
Dib laughed triumphantly, looking around the house for the alien.
"Zim? Did you hear me?"
"I heard you... filthy hyooman..." came a soft voice to his left. Dib's head turned in the direction and he found Zim standing by the wall. He was still the same height they had been when they were kids.
Dib smirked at him. "Well, aren't you going to run? They should be here any moment now. I can't wait to see their faces!"
Zim glared at him. He had his arms behind his back, as though he was hiding something.
"You can do what you like to me, but you are never going to take my smeet."
Dib perked up.
"Smeet?" he questioned, never hearing such a term. "If you're hiding some kind of ship or alien equipment or something Zim, it's a bit late now."
"You'll never get her. No matter what happens to me, you won't lay a finger on her..."
Her? What was he talking about? It was then that Dib noticed something behind Zim's leg. He crouched down and leaned forward slightly, trying to see what it was.
He felt his heart almost drop out of his chest at what he saw. There was a tiny Irken standing behind Zim's legs, clutching a plush bunny. Smeet, Zim had said to him. It didn't take him long to put two and two together.
"Zim... you have a child?" Dib asked, in slight shock.
"You're not getting her." Zim hissed at him. "You'll never ever lay a finger on her."
Dib looked at the tiny alien's face. She was crying and she looked terrified.
Suddenly it dawned on Dib what was about to happen. Zim was going to be taken away and killed. The smeet was going to witness her father being dragged to his death. Dib thought back to how his own father had never been there for him and how much he had struggled growing up and raising Gaz. He just couldn't imagine this tiny alien going through that same experience of not having a father. It didn't matter to Dib anymore that this what what he had wanted the most. All that mattered to him was that this child was going to have a father.
"Zim, you'd better hide. Now... I have to stop them!"
Zim looked at him confused. "I thought this was what you wanted?"
Dib stared back at him. "I... changed my mind. Take your kid and hide."
And with that, Dib turned and left the house to stop the Swollen Eyeball's from getting any closer.
Heh. Just a quick one-shot I thought up. The full story behind this is explained here: