(A/N: A sappy, perhaps slightly OOC ZADR in Dib's POV. Still, I hope you all like it, and I'd appreciate reading and reviewing, please and thank you. Enjoy.)

Disclaimer: I do not own Invader Zim.

I stared at him from across the room as he silently watched the classroom clock tick ever-so-slowly, waiting for class to finally end. I smiled. He was always so eager to leave class; always staring at the clock, exaggerated urgency reflected in his facial features. I chuckled softly, continuing to stare in amusement. I was startled when the bell sounded, breaking me out of my daydream and making me realize suddenly that I was still in reality. Sometimes, it was almost hard to tell…

A while ago, Zim and I had finally settled our differences. No, more than that… We were in love. No; dare I say it? We are in love. I don't know how I didn't see it before… To me, he was just another alien fiend. Another beast from beyond the stars, lusting to destroy my home; my planet. I didn't open up enough to discover what he was really like; I never gave him a chance. Now I'm glad that I did.

As I pack my books, I head over to his desk where he waits for me. I shift my eyes to make sure no one is looking, and then I slip my hands into his and we walk out the classroom door together. I look over at him; he's smirking proudly, as he usually does. We begin to talk, laugh; open up to each other, like most couples do. There's a lot of things you can find out about another person if you just listen and speak to them.

Zim is like glass. He's fragile, but very secretly so. Like a ball, you could throw an insult right at him, and it'll bounce right off. But if you throw it hard enough, it can shatter right through, leaving it broken. Like when he found out about his leaders betraying him… That certainly wasn't a pretty sight, not at all.

We walk out of the school building together. We receive a few glares at our entangled hand, but we pay no heed. I feel slightly embarrassed, but not ashamed. I was never ashamed before when I did crazy things around my classmates; why should I be now? I glance over at Zim, who's whistling a tuneless song as we walk down the path. I smile again, admiring his strength.

He was like a window. He was so easy to break, and you could see right through him; well, besides the few rain drops that blurred the screen and slightly hid the outside from view. Like a window, you could open him up and jump right through him – although it's not easy. You have to push hard, give it your all. It's not a simple task to try and discover the thoughts of such an egotistical being, but it pays off in the end if you try hard enough. Like a window, you could look right at him, and see your reflection; then you realize – he's not all that different. He may be green, or lack a few human body parts, and have antennas – but when you look on the inside, you'll see that your feelings are mutual. And to me, that's all that really matters.

When you look at the inside, you'll see that there are no humans or aliens. We're all the same person inwardly.