Stepping forward, Rose reached out a hand towards Dib so she could push back a bit of his hair. "Well, everything seems to be alright here again." she said, caressing his cheek gently and smiling at him softly. "So long as you two are getting along and taking care of those smeets, we don't have anything to worry about." she said, just happy the two had worked things out on their own.
His eyes falling half lidded and antennae falling back to rest comfortably against his head in an almost nostalgic way, Dib melted a bit at her touch, it reminding him so much of his own mother's. "...The smeets are fine..." he said, in an almost dazed fashion as his hands felt along his belly. "They're moving and everything..." he said before finally closing his eyes tiredly.
"Hmm?" Rose blinked down in some surprise at his words before looking back at Zim. "But I thought you said they were in eggs." she said, sending the Irken a slightly confused look.
"..." Zim blushed then looked up at her, smiling. "They hatched..." he said in a quiet voice.
"Inside of him?!" Rose looked shocked now as she dropped her own hands down from Dib's face to his belly just to find that they were indeed moving around. But rather than looking happy, she looked more worried than anything else. "Z-Zim...H-How exactly is he going to be giving birth to them then? D-Do you know? H-Have you given it any thought at all since they hatched?" she asked, continuing to feel around his stomach.
Holding Dib closer, Zim avoided looking at her. "L-Like a normal birth..." he answered in just as quiet a voice as before.
"S-So it's going to be a live birth..." Rose said, more to herself now. She had been a little worried about how he was going to give birth to them since the beginning, but now that little bit of worry had become a lot of worry at finding out this new information. "A-Are you going to be ready to deal with something like that?" she then asked, glancing at Zim momentarily.
Zim wrapped his arms tighter around Dib. "I don't know..." he admitted, kissing Dib gently.
Looking even more worried now, Rose sighed. "Okay...W-Well, have you at least given thought to what you'll be doing if there are...umm...complications...?" she asked, not meaning to scare either of them but knowing it was something that had to be asked sooner or later.
Hoping Dib would know what to say, Zim glanced at him nervously.
"I don't want to lose the smeets...If we do run into...complications...I want him to cut them out of me...No matter what..." Dib looked at Zim with an all too serious look. "But only IF there are complications...Otherwise, I want to try giving birth to them naturally...And we were hoping you could help us pick out some of those classes pregnant couples go to right before giving birth...So we could prepare..." he said, glancing back and forth between Zim and Rose.
Nuzzling into his shoulder quietly, Zim whined and pulled closer to Dib.
Rose glanced at Jack. "Sure we can. There is a class nearby that meets once a week." she said, nodding at them.
"But is that all you want to do to prepare? I mean, I'm not saying going to the classes won't help, but were you planning on doing this all alone? With nobody else in the room to help you?"
"W-We have the computer..."
Not so sure he liked the idea of Zim's computer 'helping' with that, Dib's antennae perked at those words before drooping a bit.
"But who's delivering the smeets, Zim? A-And who's going to be standing next to Dib, holding his hand and reassuring him that everything is going to be alright?"
Zim's antennae drooped. "C-Can you guys help us?" he asked, just then seeming to realize how hard doing this alone would be.
Rose smiled. "Of course. We'll help you in any way we can. Just tell us what you want us to do, and we'll do it." she said, more than happy to help them with whatever they needed at this point.
Zim smiled back. "Thanks...Umm...Can you help us get some new clothes for Dib then?" he asked, figuring they should get that out of the way first before deciding what else they'd need help with.
"Sure. If you'd like, we could drive by tomorrow and pick you up to go clothes shopping with us at the mall. I know the perfect store we could go to to get him some bigger clothes."
Nodding, Zim smiled even more. "That would be good..." he said, starting to feel somewhat better now that he knew Jack and Rose were there to help them.
"I know it's a bit early to be worrying about these kinds of things, but is there anything else you'd like to shop for while we're there? Like things for the smeets? Or perhaps anything you think you'll be needing for Dib? Like certain foods or medications that might help with his pregnancy symptoms?"
"Uhhh..." Zim looked at Dib for the answer.
"U-Ummm...I-I guess...I-If you think we should stock up on that stuff now...B-But no medications. I don't want them to affect the smeets or their growth..."
Petting Dib gently, knowing he'd be much better off if he just took some pills now and then, Zim sighed but didn't push the subject. "Then I guess we need a mother and child store..." he said, having seen a few during his time on Earth.
"Should I have Zim disguise me as a female then? So they don't question why we're buying a bunch of baby supplies?"
Rose smiled. "You don't have to. Jack and I will join you so they'll just think you're buying it for me." she said, Dib's weight not noticeable enough yet for anyone to think otherwise.
Dib nodded his head. "Okay..." he said before looking up at Rose. "Have you already shopped for your own baby?" he asked, not wanting this to be a waste of their time.
"...No...W-We still have everything left from the first times..."
"O-Oh..." Dib blushed, having not meant to bring bad memories back up. "...S-Sorry..." he apologized, dropping his gaze back down to the ground.
"It's okay." Rose wrapped her hand around Jack's, squeezing it lightly. "I-I think you two are our good luck charm...I-I've never carried for this long before..." she said, pressing her free hand to her belly.
Bringing her hand up to his lips to kiss, Jack could only smile at that. "I think they're going to get us through this..." he whispered, squeezing her hand back gently.
"I hope so..." Dib said softly, leaning against Zim for a little extra support.
Holding Dib tight, Zim smiled. "I think we'll all get through this..." he said, more to Dib than anyone else.
"...I hope so..." Dib repeated a second time, this time nuzzling his face into the Irken's chest tiredly.
Kissing the top of his head, Zim smiled even more. "You're tired, huh, Dib?" he said, able to see it in Dib's actions.
"Nooo...I'm just resting my eyes..." Dib murmured against the other's shirt, obviously worn out.
Zim sighed. "Maybe we should do this later...Dib's been really tired here lately..." he said, petting back a bit of his hair.
Rose smiled at them. "That's normal around this point in the pregnancy. And I'm sure carrying more than one smeet is putting more strain on his body than he even realizes. So it's fine. We'll get going now so he can get some rest." she said, turning towards the exit.
Zim smiled back at them. "Well, okay. If it's normal, then I won't worry." he said, kissing Dib again. "And we'd appreciate that...Maybe just a nap?" he asked Dib, wanting to get him some clothes soon, knowing he couldn't go around naked...Not that he would really mind.
Already half asleep against Zim, Dib nodded his head slowly. "...Okay..." he agreed, no longer really paying attention.
Rose smiled. "Well, go ahead and give us a call when you're ready to be picked up for shopping." she said, not wanting to rush them.
Zim nodded. "Will do...Uh...You know how to get out, right?" he wanted to make sure before getting Dib into bed.
"Yeah. We can just backtrack. You get him in bed." Jack said, smiling at them.
"Thanks." Zim wrapped his arms around Dib, lifting him up bridal style and carrying him back into the bedroom for him to sleep.
Waving after them, Jack then took Rose by the hand and led her back up towards the house level of the base to leave.