After giving the other's proposal some thought, Dib finally frowned and shook his head. "No! You're lying to me!" he said though Zim wouldn't give up.
"Oooh, come on! How will you know if I am or not unless you let me go and see?!"
"I just know! You always lie to me!"
"Cooome ooooooooon! Aren't you at least a LITTLE curious?"
Dib let go of Zim. "Fine! You can go! I already know you're not going to give me anything no matter how interesting you try to make it sound to me!" he sent Zim a truly hurt look before turning and shuffling away.
"HEY! Zim didn't lie!" Zim grabbed Dib and jerked him back around to plant a big kiss right on his lips.
Eyes growing wide at the small gesture, Dib could only blink a few tears out of his eyes before pulling away with blush, taking a few steps back as he brought his hands up to play with his fingers shyly, gaze fixed on the ground beneath him."Wh-Why did you kiss me? Y-You could have just left without giving me anything." his voice was surprisingly calm now.
"Hmph." Zim crossed his arms, pouting now. "ZIM is not a liar like YOU are." he said, which had Dib looking back up at him with wide eyes again.
"What?! I'm not a liar!" Dib glared at Zim. "YOU'RE usually the one who lies to ME! Remember when you lied to me about Ultra Peepi?!" he exclaimed, not about to let Zim get away with accusing him of being something he wasn't.
Zim's eyes snapped back open at that before sending Dib a slightly nervous look. "Oh yeaaahhh..." he then shrugged. "Oh well...HAH! I'M FREE!" he screamed out triumphantly before running off, leaving Dib standing all alone in the middle of the hallway.
Face falling once again as Zim ran off, Dib could only sigh to himself before murmurring out a quiet whisper in the silent hallway. "Why DID you kiss me, Zim?" he said, bringing his arms up to hug himself.
It wasn't until later that night that both Dib AND Zim found themselves wondering about that kiss they had shared.
At Zim's base, Zim couldn't help but figit on the couch. "Mmmm...Dib didn't follow me..." he said, having been expecting the large headed human to come crashing through the door at any moment now.
Meanwhile, back at Dib's house, Dib was merely laying on his bed, staring up at the ceiling. "I wonder what he's...doing right now..." he said out loud to himself before sitting up to look at the door to his room, debating with himself on whether he should go over there or not and make sure the green menace wasn't plotting some evil plan to take over the world.
Giving in after a few more minutes of thinking on it, he finally stood up to head over towards his door. "Maybe I'll just take a quick walk before bed and pass by his house really quickly to make sure he's not up to anything. Yeah. That's what I'll do." he told himself before leaving his room to head on out.
Zim, meanwhile, had begun banging his head against the wall frustratedly. "Where. Ow. Is. Ow. He? Ow! He ALWAYS follows me!" he screamed to the ceiling before taking to pacing back and forth about the room.
Zim was growing bored with waiting as he circled the length of his living room back and forth, back and forth."Ahhh! Where is he?!" he exclaimed one last time before hearing the proximity alarm go off. Gasping excitedly, he took to his PAK legs to climb up the wall into the wires on the ceiling. "IT'S HIM!" he said giddly as he went to peek out the top window. Upon seeing no Dib, however, his face fell. "Awww...It's just a STUPID cat." he pouted, turning off the alarm and plopping down onto one of the hanging wires in the ceiling, not noticing when the real Dib was coming up.
On the sidewalk, Dib could only stare at the oddly shaped, green house, tempted to go up and knock on the door but something holding him back. Shaking his head, he sighed. "What am I doing here? Zim's not doing anything "evil". If he were, he probably would have come straight to my house first to show it off and annoy me." he said before looking back at the house one last time. Then, hesitantly, he made his way past the opening in the fenced in area, still compelled to walk up to the door and knock on it just in case. But before he could get too far in, he stopped himself, the lawn gnomes turning to face him, just staring at him and him staring back at them as he tried to remain as still as possible so as not to pose any kind of threat and risk being shot at.
Back inside however, the oblivious Zim merely sighed to himself. "He doesn't care anymore, does he...? I shouldn't have kissed him! WHY DID I HAVE TO DO THAT?!" he screamed before smashing his head against another wall and losing his balance, falling back to the ground, the wires caving in on him.
Hearing the loud crash from inside, Dib couldn't help but look up suddenly, causing the lawn gnomes to start firing up their eye lasers. "Uh-oh..." he said, knowing exactly what to expect now.
For several moments, firing could be heard from outside, then Dib's screams.
"AH! Stop!" Dib screamed, running up to the front door and knocking on it several times frantically, hoping that if Zim answered it, he'd be able to escape the assault.
But Zim was crushed underneath all the wires and was quickly losing consciousness from how hard he had hit his head. So rather, he made an incoherent command that the computer somehow translated into "Open the door".
Stumbling into the house, Dib closed the door quickly behind him to block out the laser shots before falling to his knees, panting, only looking up once he had caught his breath. But he wished he hadn't as for the first time he noticed Zim laying under a pile of rubble, completely unconscious now. He gasped. "Zim!" he pushed himself up and ran over to the prone body on the floor, wasting no time at all shoving aside wires and other debris, all the while mumbling one thing to himself over and over again. "Oh please, God, no! Oh please, God, no!" he said before finally managing to push everything aside so he could scoop the Irken into his arms and carry him over to the couch to lay him down on it gently. "Zim?" he reached up a hand to touch the other's cheek but stopped centimeters from it, hesitating and then pulling his hand away, placing it back down by his side, unsure what he should do about Zim.
That's when Gir came skipping into the room, gasping upon noticing Dib there. "Big-Head Boy!" he squealed and bolted over to give him a hug before looking down at Zim. "D'awwww...Mastah's sleeping!" he said happily.
Dib couldn't help but turn on him at that. "No, Gir! He's not!" he yelled before his voice grew softer. "H-He's hurt...A-And I think it's my fault..." he closed his eyes just to realize that a few tears had slipped down his face. Bringing a hand up to feel them, his body began to shiver. "Th-This is so...weird...Why am I-?" he fell silent before he could finish his sentence as more tears began to slip down his face.
"Awww...I'll go get him a band-aid then!" Gir said before running off to go search for the band-aids.
Watching the insane little robot leave, Dib then turned his attention to the ceiling. "Well, can't you do something about this, computer?!" he exclaimed, wanting at least ONE of Zim's "minions" to do something about it.
But the computer was no help either as it merely responded back in a bored voice. "No...not really...He broke the section of the house that I can control from up here when he fell...You'd have to bring him down to the lab if you wanted me to do anything about it..." it informed him.
Dib's eyes widened.
Flying back into the room with a band-aid that had little pink bunnies on a purple background on it, Gir stuck it against Zim's forehead before smiling happily. "There! All better!" he exclaimed, smiling with an accomplished look on his face.
Ignoring this, Dib picked Zim up into his arms again. "Gir, where's the elevator?" he asked, turning to look down at the little android.
"Oh, that's easy! It's in da kitchen!"
Following Gir into the kitchen to the elevator, Dib watched as the doors opened for him before then looking down at Zim. "Hold on, Zim. I'm going to do whatever it takes to make this right again." he said, stepping into the elevator, the doors closing behind him and beginning their descent into Zim's lab.
Meanwhile, in his still unconscious state, Zim's mind began subconsciously playing several odd thoughts in his head. 'I should get up...' he thought to himself, but found he couldn't wake himself up no matter how hard he tried.
Then, his mind instantly jumped to Dib. 'If only Dib had come...Why didn't he?' he asked himself as he pictured the human sneering down at him, holding up photo evidence of him being an alien. Then, without warning, the picture changed to Dib smiling down at him instead, holding out a hand to help him up. 'When did this change?' he questioned himself.
Exiting the elevator as soon as it came to a stop, Dib looked about the place, noticing an area that kind of looked like a medical bay. "Just hang in there, Zim. I'm going to have you fixed up in no time." he said, carrying Zim over to an examination type table to lay him down on before looking up once again. "Alright! We're in the lab! You can help him now, right?"
The computer could only respond back in a slightly annoyed voice. "I guess..." it said before running a scan on Zim's body to locate all his injuries. "He's got some broken bones and a concussion. There's some cooling gel over on that table behind you that you can use as a sort of ice pak for that. And if you need some bandages, there are some right behind it." it said, using a mechanic hand to point out everything Dib might need to help Zim.