Zim could not understand. His mind desperately tried to wrap around what his Tallest told him. Sure, maybe they had scoffed at him, but Zim never considered, not even for a second, that they meant what they said. After all, the Tallest loved pranks.
Yes, this was clearly a prank.
As the elevator lifted him to the living room, his mind raced for evidence. Maybe this was another test to prove his supreme invader skills. Yet… he had already proven that on Hobo13.
Shuffling past the television, scenario after scenario running through his head, Zim’s thoughts were interrupted by screaming. GIR motioned for him to get out of the way. Sounds of explosions erupted from the TV, causing GIR to toss the green alien aside in his eagerness to see what was happening.
Gritting his teeth, Zim clawed the front door open and slammed it behind him. How was he to think clearly with such noisy noises?! His anger soon ebbed, though, when his thoughts turned again to what his Tallest had said.
Perhaps their words were not said in jest this time. Maybe they meant it.
Such an idea made Zim sink down on the front step. Why would the Tallest say such a thing to the most amazing invader? Unless it was true.
The realization struck him. For a moment, he just stared at his hands. What had he been doing here? Was not his job to destroy Earth? To fulfill his duty as an invader? Now it was all for naught.
Despair took hold as Zim lowered his head into his hands.
Why had he come to this filthy planet?
It was then that he sensed someone strolling up the walkway. Opening his eyes, Zim immediately recognized the boots of his sworn enemy. He had no time to recover before Dib mockingly inquired about his strange behavior.
Short concept I sketched out earlier in the year. I really liked how it turned out, so I figured I’d share. Excuse the shoddy writing, though. xD