Laughing a bit himself at Zim's suggestion, Jack could only nod his head in agreement. "Please do." he urged them to do just that once their smeets were hatched.
"And call us if you need anything at all. We're more than happy to help you with whatever you need."
Dib smiled back at Rose. "Thanks so much for everything. A-And you'll call us too if you need anything? And when you have your own baby?" he asked, pulling away once she had let go of him.
"Oh, we'll be sure to visit."
Zim laughed at that information. "Then you better know where we live." he pulled out a pen and piece of paper from his PAK, writing down his base's address on it.
Taking the paper from Zim, Jack smiled. "Thanks." he thanked Zim before then turning to face Dib so he could pull the hybrid into his own warm embrace. "You two take care now." his voice came out quieter as he held Dib close for a few moments.
Already backing his way out of the house, Zim waved one last time to them. "You too." he was ready to get going with his Dib.
"We will." Jack said before letting go of Dib so he could leave with Zim.
Dib smiled back at him cheerfully. "Bye." he waved one last time at them before walking over to where Zim was waiting.
Wrapping one of his arms around Dib once the hybrid had approached, Zim then escorted him the rest of the way out of the house. "You're wonderful, Dib, you know that...?" he said, just so happy now to be back with his hybrid.
"Hmmm?" Dib looked back at Zim, confused. "What makes you think that?" he asked, not seeing what Zim saw in him that was so wonderful.
"What wouldn't?" Zim asked, smiling. "You just are." he assured the other, staring into his eyes lovingly.
Blushing at the compliment, Dib then looked back down in front of himself as they walked. "Th-Thank you...B-But I'm really not that great...I-In fact, I'm far from it." he said, shyly playing with his fingers now.
"You're just modest, Dib. You're the world to me..." Zim kissed him gently, wrapping his arm even more around him as they walked so as to pull closer.
Staring down at his feet shyly, Dib's blush could only deepen even more at Zim's words.
Feeling great in that moment, Zim smiled even wider. "So, you're still hungry, right?" he said, not wanting to forget about getting Dib his food.
Lifting his gaze, Dib looked back at Zim. "Y-Yeah...Starving." he said, placing a hand on his growling stomach.
Zim smiled. "Chinese?" he asked as he started leading Dib towards a Chinese restaurant he knew of not far from where they were.
Face lighting up, Dib smiled back at him. "If you really don't mind. Though I'd be good with whatever we got." he said, not particularly craving any one food at the moment.
"No, Chinese is fine. Any place in particular?"
Leaning up against Zim tiredly, Dib hid his face in the Irken's neck. "Mmm...Wherever's closest..." he said, hearing his stomach growl again at him as he was beyond starving now. He didn't care where they went just so long as they went there soon.
Smiling a little at that answer, Zim blushed when Dib nuzzled up into him. "Well, I think there is one restaurant just down the block. Want to eat there or go home?" he asked, unsure whether the boy could last that long.
"Hmmm..." Dib seemed to give it some thought before deciding. "I think we'd be better off eating it at home." he said before leaning up to pull one of Zim's antennas into his mouth and give it a small tug, reminding the other that he wasn't wearing his disguise.
"Oh...Ahaha...Right." Zim blushed, flicking his antennas. "So, we'll just grab something and go then." he then grinned, taking Dib's hand and leading him down the street towards the restaurant faster.
Dib smiled in a satisfied way. "Sounds good to me...So, what are you getting? Cause I feel like something with noodles in it." he hugged himself, smiling happily at the thought of finally getting to sit down and eat.
"Noodles are great. Just no meat." Zim said as they arrived at the restaurant and bought their food, taking the boxes once it had been prepared for them, and exiting the establishment with a lot of food in hand to continue the rest of their trip back to Zim's base.
Looking down at the boxes of Chinese food they had bought and then at his stomach, Dib sighed, his antennae drooping slightly. "Eating all this food is going to make me fat..." he poked at his stomach lightly, not used to the concept of himself gaining so much weight all at once. "I never had to worry all that much about my weight before, so I hope it will drop off easily after the birth." he sighed, not wanting to carry the extra weight of three babies for the rest of his life.
"I'm sure it will." Zim smiled, leading Dib into the house. "Besides, Irken's are naturally skinny...And Dibs are naturally skinny. There should be no problem." he didn't think Dib would have any problems dropping the extra weight after all this was said and done.
Dib could only sigh again, however. "I hope so..." he then looked back at Zim. "How much do you think I'll gain considering it's three smeets?" he then asked, having a hard time imagining it himself.
Zim shrugged. "I have no idea...A single egg is an average of 5.4 klicks...or 6 pounds in Earth measures..." he said, trying to give Dib at least an estimate.
Dib groaned at that bit of information. "Ugh! 18 pounds, Zim?! How am I going to fit into my clothes if I gain 18 extra pounds?!" he exclaimed, already noticing his clothes becoming just a little bit tight on him.
Zim's eyes grew wide. "Well...I guess we'll just have to go shopping then, huh?" he smiled nervously at the other as he set the food down on the kitchen table. "But for now, let's just eat, okay...?" he didn't want either of them to have to be worrying about this now.
Taking a seat at the table, Dib could only sigh. "Okay..." he suddenly didn't feel all that up for eating.
Zim just smiled. "Don't worry, Dib. Just enjoy your meal. Eat as much as you want." he urged Dib not to let the weight gain get to him too much.
Dib looked back up at Zim. "Would you believe that I'm not as hungry as I was a few minutes ago? B-But I'll still eat." he said, reaching out to take one of the containers of food, opening it before looking around in search of something."H-Hey? Do you have any sugar around here?" he asked, looking about for it on the table, lifting boxes up to see if it was behind any of them.
Covering his mouth to keep from laughing, Zim couldn't help but crack up a little at the request. "Of course we do." he said, going to the cabinet and pulling out a large sugar dispenser. "Here you go." he handed said dispenser to Dib.
Taking the sugar from Zim, Dib then proceeded to sprinkle it all over his noodles. "Thanks..." he thanked the other before handing it back to Zim once he had finished sugaring his food and giving it a good toss to mix it in. Then, taking a few bites, he went ahead and slurped up a good portion of his noddles into his mouth. "Mmm..." he stopped upon noticing that the Irken was watching him. "Hm? A-Aren't you going to eat? It doesn't have any meat in it." he said, pointing back at the boxes of food with his chopsticks.
Laughing some more, Zim shook his head at the way Dib had some noodles hanging out of his mouth still. "Sorry. Yeah, I'm going to eat. I was just watching you." he sat back down and pulled up a plate of noodles for himself, putting some sugar on them as well.
Blushing a bit at those words, Dib quickly returned back to his own food after a moment to take a few more bites. "These are actually really good with sugar..." he said shyly between bites. "How is yours?" he then glanced back up at Zim.
Zim slurped up some of his own noodles into his mouth before answering. "Good." he smiled back at Dib reassuringly.
Dib smiled back at him. "Good. I'm glad." he said, scooping a few more bites into his mouth before stopping to swallow and look down at the half empty container of food. "I should probably stop now..." he poked at his food. It wasn't so much that he wasn't hungry, but he just didn't want to be puking this all up in the morning.
"Dib, I know you don't want to gain weight, but you need to eat to feed the smeets. Plus, it's not even your weight anyways. It's theirs."
Dib looked back up at Zim. "B-But it's not about the weight. I-I just...don't want to have a full stomach when the morning sickness hits again tomorrow morning or whenever it decides to pop up again." he stuck out his tongue in distaste.
Zim smiled. "Well, you haven't thrown up in a few days, but that does make a lot of sense. How about you let your spooch digest that then come back for more." he suggested, not wanting Dib to get sick from eating too much either.
Setting the food aside for the time being, Dib nodded his head. "That's only because I've hardly eaten anything in the past few days..." he sighed, resting his head in his arms.
Zim's antennas fell. "Yeah...I'm sorry..." he sighed also, setting his fork down.
"It's not your fault...Don't stop eating on my account."
"No, it's okay." Zim smiled. "I'm not that hungry. I can wait." he said, having promised himself he wouldn't let Dib go through this alone.