The two sat there and waited for the city bus to come. When it was making its way over, Dib reached for his wallet to get out his bus pass and stood up once the bus arrived.
Zim was glad once they had made their way on the bus, seeing no humans on it other than a hobo near the front. Other than that, Zim and Dib had it all to themselves.
After paying and showing the bus driver a pass, Dib lead Zim to the back of the long vehicle. He preferred the back for some reason.
Zim sat next to Dib, glad to have the back. He liked the back because he felt alone and away from other sickly humans when it was packed.
Dib sat down and laughed a little as he remembered an incident he had on the bus once. The human turned to Zim and laughed.
"I remember one time, I'm pretty sure it was a month ago but I was on the bus and it was full so I had to sit beside this guy. And for some reason he thought I was like...gay...and he asked me if I would like to go to the movies with him." Dib said laughing at the memory.
He didn't know why he told Zim the story, maybe he wanted to end any silence or maybe because the alien was so open with him. Dib rarely got to tell anyone any stories or anything so it was fun having Zim to tell them to.
Zim blushed at the story...it was kind of similar to them, which made Dib act as if he was hinting at something. They were going to the movies. Dib asked Zim out to the movies. Was Dib really hinting at something?
Dib laid against the seat and sighed contently. "Anyways I told him that I couldn't go and he understood. He was a nice guy, bold but nice." Then Dib looked at Zim. "Do I look…gay? Like it made me wonder, you know? I won't be offended if you say yes, I'm just curious." Dib said with an excited undertone.
The human always found homosexuality...exciting.
Once Zim heard the question, Zim couldn't help but blush even darker. 'Fuck you Dib...you are making it sound like you are hinting at something!' He thought as he eyed Dib to answer his question. "Hmm...I guess you could say that, I mean~ you can be taken as straight or gay but how you act and how you look isn't really..." Zim rolled his hand up in the air as he thought. "Gay." He said with an honest look.
Dib gave Zim a curious look and looked over himself as Zim answered his question. Personally, Dib thought he came off as a bit gay since he was never with a girl but he didn't expect anyone to know that so he figured it must be his face or something.
But Dib wasn't surprised when Zim said overall he didn't look too gay.
Zim shrugged and made a hum that sounded like 'I don't know'. Zim bit his lip, blushing a bit. "And...By the way Dib, it sounded like you were hinting at something...if you listened to what you just said. You know~ some gay guy taking another guy out to the movies, and then asking if you looked gay. Don't you think that ties together as hinting towards something?" Zim asked, with a curious look at Dib.
Zim blushed before asking his question, even though he was already hinting towards the question with his previous inquiry. "A-Are you gay?" He asked, a bit hopeful for a yes answer because Zim was, and Zim knew he was falling for Dib, even though he wanted to deny it at times.
"A-Am I gay?...Uhhh...." Dib stared at Zim then looked to the front of the bus. What was he supposed to say?! 'No. I'm not gay but I do think about kissing you and stuff Zim!' Dib groaned inside his head. His face went bright red...he had to tell the alien something and hesitating made it seem like Dib wasn't exactly straight...
"I...I don't know actually...I was never really...into girls but...I never thought about guys like that either...except for a few cases..." Dib said nervously. He liked telling Zim these things because Dib never got to vent to anyone else. Gaz didn't count.
¬¬Then Dib looked at Zim to see his reaction.
Zim nodded. "That's understandable...so, you are kinda saying...you're questioning it?" Zim said, interested in what Dib thought of guys and girls.
"Um, kind of yeah..." Dib said a bit unsure.
"Or maybe, you aren't attracted to men or women, and you have no desire with sex, kissing, or long term kissy smacky relationships." Zim said, more like a fact than a question."I'm just saying!" He raised his hands in defense, not wanting to offend Dib in anyway. "I don't know what you think, just an idea of what you might be thinking." Zim blushed, hoping he didn't offend Dib at all.
Zim seemed to know a lot about relationships but in this world how could you not? It was just odd to Dib that Zim picked up on it all. When Zim mentioned sex though, Dib froze; only for a second, then he noticed Zim not wanting to offend him, Dib laughed.
"None taken." Dib said with a smile. It was fast but the two already had a deep connection; they could speak their minds toward each other. Even when they were enemies, they spoke openly to each other so it made since why they were prone to doing it now.
"But...You said a few cases? What do you mean by that? Have you ever had feelings for a man or a woman in a sexual way?" Zim scooted a bit closer, very interested in this topic. He wanted to know what Dib thought about love and relationships because Zim wanted more with Dib, but he had to learn before flat out saying, 'DIB I FUCKING LOVE YOU, LET'S HAVE ASS SEX!'. No, Zim needed more info on Dib. He needed to get to know him.
Dib blushed madly again when Zim asked him about the 'cases' and even scooted over a bit more. Was it getting hot on the bus or what? Dib thought nervously even though he knew it was him sweating.
"Um...not exactly..." 'Not yet' Dib wanted to add but reframed from digging a deep hole for himself. But he did confess one thing to Zim.
"I'm afraid to...have sex."