Zim had left work around 5. He didn't take the alleyways; not wanting to get in a fight, killed, or raped, because now he had something to look forward to in life.
Once Zim got to his apartment, he walked in, unsure of what to do next. Once he walked into his house, he smelled...Hamburgers? Once Zim had smelled himself, he realized it was him. He smelled of work.
Zim didn't want to smell like work when he went out with Dib. But why should it matter? They are friends, just hanging out normally...no reason to get fancy. However, Zim had the need to look his best; but why? It bugged the alien a bit.
Zim shook it off and took a quick shower. Because it was a human shower and it used water, he had to cover his body in paste before going in. His soap also had paste in it. Surprisingly, it left Zim's very clean and soft after.
Zim got dressed in a tight dark purple V-neck shirt and black skinny jeans with red converse. This was Zim's normal wear, but at least he looked well enough for Dib. Hopefully. Zim actually fixed his wig up a bit so it was more clean looking. His wig, was of course the same as always. He even cleaned up his old contacts to make them a bit more shiny and bright.
Once Zim was done, he didn't know what to do next. He had no idea when Dib was coming so should he just wait on the couch? But what if he was waiting there for an hour or more? Zim huffed and his eyes landed on the dead robot.
Smiling, Zim went over to GIR to begin working on him. "I guess I can work on you until Dib gets here." Zim wasn't in the mood to fully talk to GIR, worried he would start crying.
As he worked, he got into a very tight spot within GIR. He was trying to stick a thick wire into his arm. Sighing, he grabbed a bottle of lube he stored under the table.
Yes, Zim used lube to put GIR together. If things were too big to fit, the lube easily made the parts slip it. He could use something else of course, like something from a craft store or hardware store but he didn't drive and places like that were too far away and he had no idea where to find them . He luckily, had an Adult Shop down the street.
How he had stumbled upon that place was out of boredom. He went in there, finding sickly and odd things. Only lube seemed useful.
Zim easily slipped in the wire, wiggling it around to find the other arm. He plugged it into the wall and GIR flashed blue!
As quickly as it happened, it had failed and sparks flew from the wire. Zim backed away. "Shit." Zim said with a sigh. "Why won't you come back to me GIR?" Zim said, close to crying.
Dib looked at the paper Zim wrote on and then up at the building.
Dib swallowed hard.
'No sweat, I mean, we're friends so what's there to be nervous about?' Dib talked to himself inside his head. Dib looked at himself; he decided to wear a baby blue plaid shirt, dark blue jeans and snickers, so nothing too stunning.
The human did however, put on expensive cologne.
After standing in front of Zim's door of what felt like 20 minutes, Dib knocked.
Zim jumped at the knock, heart racing with excitement and nervousness that he had screamed.
Zim stared at the door then rushed to it, opening it quickly and widely as he stared at Dib with his lube covered hands.
Dib could hear a scream come from the other side of the door and the human gave the door an odd look until Zim came into view and Dib's jaw almost dropped.
Zim looked...amazing, and not the fancy amazing but the natural amazing. The purple V-neck not only exposed enough of the alien's neck to have the human almost drooling but the colour made Zim's skin pop out a little more. And Zim's pants were black and tight, like back in the old days but now it was different since Zim has grown and his lanky legs had shape. Dib couldn't wait to see the back of the alien.
"H-Hi. " Zim said nervously. "....What am I supposed to do? ...welcome you...in?" Zim said, really not sure of what to do. He had never done this before; welcomed a friend into his home without plotting to steal their eyes. Zim blushed nervously as he stood in the door way, holding his wet hands away from his clothes and staring up at the taller man. Zim looked very confused and lost, like a lost baby kitten on the side of the road with no place to go.
Zim's question threw Dib off guard a little; even he was a little confused about the matter. "Umm...if you're ready to go we can just leave...but..." Dib looked at Zim's oddly wet and slightly shiny hands. "you have...stuff...on your hands so uhh you should wash it off?" the human said in utter confusion. He could tell it wasn't any type of liquid since water would burn him and it was runny, but this stuff was still clear?
Zim stared at his hands and blushed. "Uuh. Yeah, I need to wash them. Come in." Zim said, heading to the kitchen to wash the lube off. "And shut the door, just don't touch the handle. There is lube on it." Zim blushed, knowing how wrong this all seems.
Zim put some paste soap on his hands before washing off the lube. "I know that sounded terribly wrong," Zim said from the kitchen. "I use the lube to repair GIR. Sometimes the cords, wires, or bolts don't fit right, so I need to use it to make them fit together much better. Sometimes, bolts are too tight and can't come off, so Zim just loosens it with lube." Zim said, coming out of the kitchen with a towel, drying off his hands before cleaning off the doorknob.
Dib blushed madly as he walked into the house and heard Zim talk about lube. When Zim explained why he used it, Dib understood. As Zim talked, Dib examined the alien's home.
It was a lot different than the alien's old home but that too made since to Dib. It was just odd how things changed, it really was a shock once you noticed it.
Zim stared at Dib with a smile, and a faint blush. "Sorry for the outburst from before. Zim is just very nervous and excited." Zim laughed nervously, throwing the hand towel on a table near the door; planning on cleaning it up later.
"That's alright, I am too." Dib admitted as he leaned against Zim's wall, waiting for him to finish.
Zim grabbed his coat from the coat rack; it was a red blazer with a dark purple sleeves with a hand stitched irken symbol on it. Zim had this jacket for all through high school. He grabbed his pink wallet and keys right after.
The green skinned boy smiled at Dib. "I'm ready, Dib-baby." Zim purred out excitedly with a playful smirk on his sweet soft green face.
Dib smiled, excited yet nervous. He liked the new pet names but they sounded like they were dating.
Dib walked out into the cold and waited for Zim to lock his apartment door. "You look nice by the way." Dib muttered embarrassingly. He knew he shouldn't have said that but he really wanted to.
Zim locked the door behind them. Smiling at Dib's friendly comment. "Why thank you Dib." He said, turning around to face him. He eyed Dib a bit with a smirk. "I was going to say the same to you. You look very nice tonight, not like you never do every day." Zim smiled as he began to walk down the steps.
Dib chuckled as he followed Zim down the stairs.
"The movie starts in about an hour and the theater is about 20 minutes from here, I think...we should make it on time." Dib said, informing the other male of their plans. "We'll buy popcorn and candy!" the human said excitedly as he threw his arms into the air.
The black haired male loved candy but nowhere near as much as Zim.
Zim smiled at the human who had his arms up in the air with excitement. It only made Zim sigh contently and start purring loudly.
"You are like a child, Diblet. It makes Zim very happy to see you are still like the old Dib at heart." He said with dreamy eyes.
Dib pouted a bit when Zim called him a child but Dib couldn't deny it. He was and forever will be a childish nerd at heart.
Zim smiled, excited about the candy as well. "do you think we could get those...those...oh what are they called. Poppy rocks? Zim loves them! They make his mouth feel like a war zone! "Zim hummed excitedly, his purring going to a higher tone again with excitement. He grinned widely at the thought of the poppy rocks in his mouth. "I like blueberry the most."
Dib thought about the pop rocks. He had them a few times but never at a theater. "I don't know...they sell chocolate and gummy candy mostly but if we have time we could go to a convenience store before the movie, or after." Dib smiled widely.
The two males approached a bench where they would wait for the city bus to pick them up.