Taking another step forward towards Zim, Jack sent him an all too serious look. "Zim, what happened?! And don't try changing the subject! If I weren't okay, we wouldn't be here right now! But I'm obviously fine, so just please tell us what happened!" he pleaded with the other in an all to urgent voice to just tell them what happened.
"Please, Zim! We've been worried sick about him ever since you took him from our house! We're concerned about him! And we're concerned about the smeets!"
Swallowing, Zim blushed some more. "U-Uh...Well...I-It's nothing BIG. Just a little accident...B-But...He's really upset about it..." he said, still not wanting to tell them what happened.
"Zim! Tell us what happened! It's the least you could do after what you did to Jack back at our house! So don't just brush it off like it's nothing! If he doesn't want us bringing it up, then we won't! But at least tell us what happened first! We want to make absolutely sure he's okay! And we can't do that if you're keeping secrets from us!"
Swallowing again, Zim blushed even darker. "He wet himself...W-We were playing around, and he told me to stop, but I thought he was joking because we were both laughing so hard..." he tried to explain.
"Wh-What?" Rose now looked more surprised than anything else. "He wet himself? W-Well, what exactly were you doing to him to make him do that? Poor thing must be so embarrassed..." she said, dropping her gaze down to the ground.
"C-Can we at least see him? We won't even bring it up. We just want to know he's doing alright."
"I-I was just tickling him..." Zim blushed and looked away once more. "I'll...go see if he wants visitors...He was really upset..." he said before heading for the bedroom to check on Dib.
Meanwhile, down in the bedroom, Dib laid lifelessly on one side, hugging a pillow close to himself as Gir sat nearby, an array of random beauty products surrounding him as he played around with Dib's antennae, tying bows onto the ends of them.
Trying to keep himself from laughing upon entering, Zim smiled. It was cute, but this was serious. "Dib? Dib, are you awake? Jack and Rose came over to see you..." he said in a quiet voice to the hybrid, taking his own seat next to his dysfunctional SIR unit.
Antennae perking a bit, Dib otherwise remained facing away from Zim, refusing to sit up or even turn over in bed. He couldn't. He felt as though he had completely shut down as Gir continued to play with his antennae. Then, closing his eyes, he sighed. "You told them what happened, didn't you?" he said, antennae now drooping as he hid his face back in the pillow.
Zim looked away sadly. "I'm sorry, Dib...But they wouldn't let me leave the living room until I told them what happened..." he said, feeling rather guilty now for not having tried harder to change the subject.
Curling in on himself a bit, Dib could only sigh again. "I knew it...You wouldn't have come down here to ask me if you hadn't...You would have just brought them down here..." he murmured into the pillow before lifting his head a bit again to rest a cheek against it. "They're not going to leave until we let them see me, are they?" he then said, knowing Jack and Rose wouldn't have come all this way had they not intended to see him.
Zim sighed. "No, Dib. They're not...Y-You don't have to do anything, okay? Just act like you're asleep, and I'll bring you up there for a minute or two. Then, once they leave, I'll bring you back down to bed. You won't even have to say a word." he said, wanting Jack and Rose to leave just as much as he assumed Dib wanted them to leave.
"Forget it...I-If they want to come down here and see me, then just let them...There's no point in delaying it any longer if they already know..."
"...Dib..." Zim's antennae drooped before he turned around to leave. "I'll tell them you're sleeping..." he said, suddenly feeling as though letting them see Dib would be HUGE mistake.
Sitting up in the bed at those words, Dib spoke back up before the other could leave. "And do you really think that will work? Do you really think they'll just leave because you tell them I'm asleep? Knowing them, they'll probably just think you're lying and trying to hide something from them." he said, starting to get upset that Zim wouldn't let him just get this over with.
Taking hold of his antennas, Zim groaned, tugging hard on them. "Then what am I supposed to say, huh?!" he exclaimed, beginning to grow frustrated.
"I already told you that if they wanted to see me to just let them come down and see me! They're not going to leave until they do, so we might as well get it over with! You already told them, and we're going to have to face them sooner or later anyways!"
Zim glared at Dib. "What is your problem?! Why are you acting like this?!" he exclaimed, not liking the tone of Dib's voice.
"What's MY problem?! What's YOUR problem?! YOU'RE the one who yelled at me first!" Dib glared back at Zim, antennae falling back to press against the back of his head in an all too irritated fashion.
"I'm doing the best I can, Dib! I'm trying to keep you happy and healthy! Make sure you eat! Watch out for you! The least you could do is act better towards me!"
"Then tell me what the fuck it is you want from me, Zim! What the fuck is it that you want me to do?! I never asked for this! I never fucking asked for any of this to happen! It's not like I'm demanding you to do all that stuff for me! You just do it!"
"I want you to get over yourself! It's NOT all about you, Dib! Shit happens, got it?! So just GROW UP and deal with it!" Zim shouted, fists clenched at his sides.
Having not believed Zim, both Jack and Rose, meanwhile, stood right outside their bedroom door, having followed after Zim as soon as he left the room. They had missed out on most of the conversation between the two, but had arrived just in time to hear Zim shout all this at Dib.
Thankfully for the two humans, however, neither Dib or Zim noticed them standing in the doorway. "What the fuck is with your attitude all of a sudden?! I'm not the one who's making it all about me! Every time I want you to focus a little more on yourself rather than worrying about me, you refuse to!" Dib screamed back at him.
"BECAUSE I HAVE TO! YOU'RE PREGNANT! AND IT'S MY FAULT! I'M TRYING TO MAKE IT UP TO YOU! Oh, but you just can't make it easy on me, can you?! Every time I mess up even the smallest bit, you run out of here crying! HOW DO YOU THINK IT MAKES ME FEEL TO KNOW YOU'D RATHER BE WITH YOUR ABUSIVE SISTER AND HER EVIL GIRLFRIEND THEN HERE WITH ME?!"
"I never said that! I never said I wanted to be with Gaz and Tak over you! You just don't get it, do you?! I want to be with you! I want to be with you and only you! But sometimes I doubt whether you actually want to be with me! And now! Now all you're saying to me sounds more like you only want to be with me because you feel bad about getting me knocked up! It's always just because I'm pregnant!"
Grabbing onto his antennas, Zim growled and tugged on them hard, so hard it felt as though he were going to rip them out completely. And he half wanted to just to make this all stop. All he wanted was to curl up in bed and to cuddle up with Dib until he fell asleep. But he couldn't take it anymore. He had tried everything he could think of to show that he wanted to be with the little now hybrid and it was all for naught. But just as he was about to give in to this argument, a new idea hit him in that moment and he let go of his antennas. He then proceeded to storm up to Dib, almost threateningly. "If you don't like me, that's FINE! Okay! But don't EVER say I don't want to be with you!" he growled out before reaching behind himself to remove his PAK. "I've ALWAYS wanted to be with you, but you hated me! So I did whatever it took to get your attention! I-If you can't see that...th-then...then HERE!" he closed his eyes tightly and looked away before pulling off his PAK and handing it to Dib. "Take it..." he pushed it forward towards the other.
Eyes growing wide at having the PAK shoved towards him, Dib lifted his gaze up to look at Zim. "Wh-What are you trying to prove, Zim...?" he grabbed the PAK and hugged it close to him, tears welling up in his eyes. "Wh-Why do you think you have to try and kill yourself to prove your love to me...? I-I already know you love me...A-And I thought you knew that I loved you...And now...Y-You're trying to leave me again, only this time permanently..." he looked back up at Zim, reaching out an arm as though to grab the other's uniform and pull him back so he could place the PAK back on him. But the Irken pulled away, causing him to drop his hand back down. "I-Is this really how you want things to end?" he asked, voice shaking.