Chapter 1: When Love and Hate Collide
Look at her. The perfect twin to dog vomit. No, scratch that, dog vomit looked and smelled beautiful compared to that.. that Thing
sitting behind the filthy
human i hated more than any other. Worse than having to be in the same room as those two was the fact that the humans were celebrating the worst holiday of the year, Valentines Day. Tak looked at me from across the room and narrowed her eyes in hate, then i realized i was staring at her this whole time. I quickly darted my eyes to the right to the empty desk in the front of the room. Where was Ms. Bitters? The old hag still wasn't here? Just at that moment, she kicked open the door and hissed at all the pinks and reds around the room. The children froze in terror as she slipped between the desks
and children to a girl in the back who was hanging a white lace around the back wall. As Ms. Bitters barked her words of hate to the child about the holiday and the decorations, i dozed off into my imagination once more.
What was wrong with him? Why the hell do i find him staring at me EVERYDAY!? He hated me, thats one thing i knew about the short boy with the "skin condition". He had to be the dumbest Irken alive for not even making a believable disguise. He was discovered the first day! Well i guess you cant blame his, he is a defect after all. Im surprised he still hasn't found out hes living a lie. His mission, his base, just living on this planet of dirt and humans was pointless. Of course he still doesn't listen to me, he never has and probably never will. Like i even care what he thinks about me. I dont even know why i stay here, out of all the planets i could have conquered, or out of all the places i could stay to just take a break from it all, why did i stay here? why did i decide to come back to the very planet i despised more than any other, well besides dirt the janitorial planet, and worst of all, the home of the most annoying, egostatic, pest of an Irken i knew. So i ask myself everyday, why did i decide to come back, and why do i still stay?
Two more minutes. two more agonizing minutes until the bell rang for recess, then i just had to survive three more hours in this prison. I honestly dont know how i have managed to survive this long without going insane, i dont know how many more boring school days i have to go through .
"5...4...3...2..." The bell rang and i sprinted out of the room and down the hall to the cafeteria. The sickening smell of the humans food overcame my smell the second i pushed the huge double doors. I gagged a little at the sight and smells. I have to admit i did exaggerate a bit but the mere mention of the human stink food was disgusting. I was shoved aside by the rest of the children
coming in. I waited on the side for the last
to come in, with any luck, if Im last the cafeteria will run out of heart shaped meat slabs by the time i get there. A slab of meat slapped the top of my head suddenly, it sizzled at the contact of my skin but it wasn't enough to yell for it, it was bearable.
"Defect." Tak taunted as she brushed passed my with her tray of food.
"Failure" I retorted. She whipped around and swiftly shifted her her head. her face right in front of mine. When was i going to learn to just keep my mouth shut? Then again... why should I? sure, she was taller, Sure, she was stronger, but her anger was also a weakness to my advantage.
"WHAT was that!?" I snapped back at the little green boy. he lifted his chin to appear taller, still trying to hold his pride. When the hell is he going to learn that i could kick his ass in a second?
"You heard me TAK!" he said with confidence. he was gonna get it now. I hit him hard on the top of his head with my tray and another blow across his face that sent him flying to another table. He still held his dumb pride. His stubborn attitude was going to get him hurt...
"Zim is not afraid of you TAK!" he yelled in fury, this got the whole cafeterias attention. So i might as well give them the show they want... I walked over to Zim and grabbed his shirt collar, lifting him up from the ground, still holding his head from the pain turned his attention to my eyes. I watched as they widened as a plea for mercy, he asked for it, and Im not going to walk away without teaching him a lesson, this is school after all.
"God i would not want to be you right now." I said with a wicked smile. He flinched as i raised my fist, i heard him gulp and a small drop of sweat streamed down his now badly bruised and swollen temple. I pulled back and just as i was about to give him my worst a large hand grasped my arm.
"Thats enough" a calm but deep voice said. I turned my head to see a grey buttoned sweater, then i craned my neck up to see our school principle looking down at us. "Both of you, my office, now." he said with a calm voice,missing any emotion in its tone. This was all his fault.
What was this, the fourth time we have been sent here this week? I have to admit though, if the principle didn't come that second, i would probably be missing a few teeth, not to mention all feeling in my face. So we sat down, listened to the usual lecture about school safety and how we should all get along, then a word in particular came up and i had my whole attention on him.
"COUNSELING!?" Me and the Tak-beast shouted simultaneously. We looked at each other, glared into each others eyes then returned our attention to the human in front of us.
"Yes, i think counseling will do you both some good, it will give you a chance to get to know each other, and you might even become friends."
"HA!" I shouted "FRIENDS!? As if i even consider her anything BUT an enemy!" I yelled in disagreement.
"The last thing on earth I want to do is be in the same room as him ALONE with no body else but this idiot and some drooling moron of a counselor!" She shouted. For once, me and the monster next to me actually agreed to something, well besides the me being an idiot part. How dare she call the mighty ZIM and idiot!
There was no way in hell that i was going to be counseled by some Human idiot, and all while sitting next to Zim for an hour. I had enough of him, i had enough of this place, i had enough of this planet.
"You two just need to rekindle a dying friendship. If I remember correctly you, Tak, brought Zim a poem the first day you got here two years ago." I got up from my chair and walked to the door trying not to explode in anger. I stopped before opening to door.
"That meant NOTHING. It never has, and it NEVER WILL." with that I stormed out of the room. I pushed the brown rusted double doors to the playground and walked up to Dib, the only human I WOULD actually talk to.
" Man Tak, that's gotta be the fourth time this week!" he said a little enthusiastically . Now, Dib wasn't exactly my friend, but he was tolerable. He knew what I was, but he didn't seem to care anymore, he had his mind set on exposing Zim. I think that's the only reason why we talked, we both shared the same hate for Zim.
"Yeah i guess it is. Its his fault though, he started it." I said.
"When is it not his fault?" He said with a smile. I couldn't help but laugh.
I walked out the doors and the first thing I see is Tak and the Dib-Stink laughing over something. I felt a sudden flash of rage towards him, I have always hated Dib, but this was... a different kind of anger, something I couldn't explain. I couldnt help it, I was about to do something stupid, i knew I was, but my body wasnt functioning with my brain, like it had its own mind itself. I couldnt stop myself from walking over there. I felt suddenly... Guilty? When I was just a few feet away from them, Tak looked at me. She didnt seem so angry, well at least she didnt LOOK like it.
"So whats so funny DIB!?" I hissed. I walked closer, taunting him. I knew I was getting to him because his eyes darted around before replying.
"Since When do you care ALIEN!?" He challenged.
"SILENCE! I AM NORMAL!!!!" I shouted.
"Zim piss off." Tak said umping down from her spot on the fence. I paused frozen. She got to me faster and more than anyone else, even more than the Dib, and I hated it, I hated her. I couldnt help it, my brain commanded me to yell something clever back, but my words caught in my throat. So i turned swiftly and ran away.