CHAPTER 2! YAYNESS!

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IT WAS BECOMING COLDER. THE LAST GOLDEN LEAVES HAD FALLEN FROM THEIR DELICATE PERCHES ON THE TREES. FROST LIGHTLY COATED THE GROUND AND THE AIR HAD A SLIGHT BITE ABOUT IT. IT WAS WELL PAST DARK OUTSIDE AND ALL THE RESIDENTS OF THE SMALL CUL-DE-SAC HAD LONG SINCE GONE TO BED.

BUT A FIGURE EMERGED FROM THE ALLEYWAY. HE WAS SHORT, ABOUT 5' 6". DRESSED IN A BLACK T-SHIRT WITH A RED LONG SLEEVED SHIRT UNDERNEATH AND WEARING FADED BLUE JEANS OVER RED TENNIS SHOES. BUT THERE WAS SOMETHING PECULIAR ABOUT THIS VISITOR; HE HAD SOMETHING PROTRUDING FROM HIS BACK. IT WAS OVAL IN SHAPE AND SLIGHTLY RESEMBLED A TURTLE SHELL. SUDDENLY HE SPOKE, THOUGH IT WAS SO SOFT IT ALMOST BLENDED IN WITH THE ONCOMING BREEZE. "GIR? ARE YOU STILL AWAKE? WHERE ARE WE?" SUDDENLY THERE WAS MOVEMENT IN THE BOY'S SHIRT AND OUT POPPED WHAT SEEMED TO BE A SMALL GREEN DOG, NO BIGGER THAN A STUFFED ANIMAL. IT ANSWERED BACK GROGGILY "PEACH CREEK. DON'T YOU REMEMBER MASTER? WE USED TO LIVE HERE." SUDDENLY HIS LITTLE EARS PERKED UP "O-M-G! THIS MEANS I CAN GET A TACO FROM MY FAVORITE PACE!" HE SAID EXCITEDLY "NOT NOW GIR!" SAID ZIM, PUSHING GIR BACK INTO HIS SHIRT "JUST GO BACK TO SLEEP"

THE LITTLE ROBOT DOG CLOSED ITS EYES AND STARTED TO MUMBLE SOFTLY. THEY HAD BECOME VERY CLOSE OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS. ZIM WAS EVEN ABLE TO INSTALL A NEW INTELLIGENCE CHIP INTO THE ROBOT'S BRAIN WHICH ENABLED HIM TO THINK CLEARER THAN HE HAD EARLIER., MAKING HIM MUCH MORE OF A HELP TO ZIM, WHO HAD BEEN ON THE RUN THESE PAST YEARS. HOW IT HAD COME TO THE POINT WHERE HE WAS FORCED TO RUN AWAY FROM THOSE THAT HE HAD SO DESPERATELY WANTED TO IMPRESS WAS QUITE SIMPLE. HE HAD COMMITTED TREASON.

IT ALL STARTED IN THIS VERY NEIGHBORHOOD. HE REMEMBERED IT CLEARLY, AS THOUGH IT HAD HAPPENED YESTERDAY.

"DO YOU UNDERSTAND ZIM?" TALLEST RED ASKED OF THE SHORT CREATURE FACING THE HUGE TELE-SCREEN. "YES SIRS! I WILL NOT FAIL! BUT HOW AM I TO RETRIEVE THE INFORMATION?" ASKED ZIM, STILL SLIGHTLY CONFUSED AT THE TALLEST'S ASSIGNMENT. "IT'S SIMPLE" SAID PURPLE "ALL YOU GOTTA DO IS BEAM THE ENTIRE THING UP TO THE MASSIVE, THEN WE CAN STEAL IT'S TECHNOLOGY!" "OH! AND TAKE THIS SO YOU WON'T BE SEEN" SAID TALLEST RED, PRESSING A BUTTON AFTER WHICH A SMALL DEVICE SHAPED MUCH LIKE AN ORDINARY PIN BUT WITH A SMALL RED BUTTON IN THE CENTER WAS TELEPORTED ONTO THE DESK IN FRONT OF HIM. "I WILL NOT FAIL MY TALLEST!" SAID ZIM DRAMATICALLY AS HE CUT OFF THE TRANSMISSION AND WALKED OUT OF THE ROOM INTO A LONG HALLWAY LEADING TO THE CLEAR TUBE-LIKE ELEVATOR. AS HE ROSE UP HE PLACED THE INVISIBILITY BOOSTER ON HIS CHEST. HE REACHED THE TOP TO FIND GIR SITTING ON THE COUCH

"GIR!" ZIM SHOUTED "GET INTO YOUR DISGUISE, WE'RE GOING OUT" "YAY!" SAID GIR ENTHUSIASTICALLY JUMPING INTO THE SMALL GREEN OUTFIT. THEY EXITED THE HOUSE AS ZIM ACTIVATED THE CLOAK, SHIELDING THEM BOTH FROM SIGHT.

THEY QUICKLY MADE THEIR WAY TO THE SMALL HOME ONLY A MERE FOUR BLOCKS FROM THEIR OWN HOME.

THEY ARRIVED AT THE SMALL NEIGHBORHOOD ABOUT FIVE MINUTES LATER. "GIR, I NEED YOU TO STAY HERE. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU DON'T GO ANYWHERE!" HE SAID AND THE LITTLE GREEN DOG QUICKLY SAT OBEDIENTLY. ZIM GAVE A GREAT HEAVING SIGH AND MADE HIS WAY TO THE LAST HOUSE ON THE BLOCK. HE SAW THAT THERE WAS A GROUP OF ABOUT FOUR BOYS INSIDE THE OPEN GARAGE DOOR, ALL CROWDING AROUND A BIG BOXLIKE MACHINE. ONE WAS SHOUTING "DON'T TOUCH THAT DANNY!" HE MUST HAVE BEEN THE ONE THE TALLEST WERE TALKING ABOUT. ZIM STEALTHILY SLID INTO THE SHED AND MADE HIS WAY ALONG THE BACK WALL. SUDDENLY THE BOY THAT ZIM HAD HEARD EARLIER WAS SPEAKING AGAIN, "NOW I WILL SHOW YOU THE GREATEST TRANSLATING DEVICE EVER INVENTED. IT WILL ENABLE US TO TALK WITH BEINGS FROM PLANETS MUCH FARTHER THAN ANY STAR THAT WE CAN SEE FROM HERE." AND WITH THAT HE FLIPPED A SWITCH ON THE CONTROL PANEL AND THE MACHINE BEGAN TO WHIR EXCITEDLY. A LOT OF STATIC CAME FROM THE SPEAKERS. SUDDENLY ZIM HEARD TWO FAMILIAR VOICES; IT WAS THE TALLEST. "WHAT AN IDIOT! ZIM DOESN'T EVEN REALIZT THAT HE'S SENDING US THE TECHNOLOGY THAT WE ARE GOING TO USE TO DESTROY HIM!" HE COULD TELL THAT IT WAS TALLEST PURPLE BY HIS NASALLY VOICE. THEN RED CUT IN "ALL WE GOTTA DO IS BLOW UP THAT LITTLE PLANET AND HE WILL BE OUT OF OUR HAIR!" THEY BOTH STARTED TO LAUGH JUST AS THE BOY SHUT OFF THE MACHINE SAYING SADLY "I GUESS I MUST HAVE GOTTEN SOME CALCULATIONS WRONG….." ZIM WAS ASTOUNDED. WHAT TAK HAD SAID WAS TRUE. HE WAS ON NOTHING BUT A FOOLS ERRAND. AND THE TALLEST WERE SIMPLY GOING TO DESTROY HIM. HE COULDN'T BELIEVE IT. THEN AS HE WAS SLUMPING DOWN, ON THE VERGE OF TEARS, A THOUGHT OCCURRED TO HIM; HE COULD SABOTAGE THE MACHINE. HE LOOKED AROUND ND FOUND WHAT HE WAS LOOKING FOR; THE POWER CORE. IT GLOWED A FAINT PURPLE AT THE BACK OF THE MACHINE. HE CREPT UP TO IT SLOWLY SO AS NOT TO BE HEARD BY THE BOYS WHO WERE STILL IN THE ROOM.

HE LOOKED UP AT THE CORE AND DECIDED THAT HE WOULD BREAK IT OFF THE MACHINE. HE GRASPED IT AND FELT THE IMMENSE HEAT IN HIS PALMS. HE PULLED AND PULLED UNTIL HE SUDDENLY HEARD A CRACK AND IT BROKE OFF. HE FELL BACK AND AS HE DID THE MACHINE STARTED TO WHIR AND SPARKS FLEW FROM IT'S MANY WIRES. ZIM QUICKLY GOT UP AND RAN OUT OF THE GARAGE INTO THE STREET. SUDDENLY THE BOY WITH THE HAT WAS SHOUTING "GET OUT! GET OUT!" AND THEY STARTED TO RUN BUT THE BOY WITH THE BLACK HAIR WAS CAUGHT IN THE ELECTRICAL CURRENT. THE MACHINE FLASHED AND SUDDENLY IT WAS OVER. ALL WAS SILENT. ZIM LOOKED BUT THE BOY HAD SIMPLY VANISHED. ONE OF THE OTHERS WALKED UP TO THE GARAGE AND CALLED, SOUNDING ON THE VERGE OF TEARS "DANNY…?"

ZIM GOT UP AND RAN. HE HAD KILLED AN INNOCENT CHILD. NOW HE HAD ACTUALLY KILLED SOMEONE HE KNEW HOW IT FELT. IT WAS THE MOST HORRIBLE FEELING HE HAD EVER EXPERIENCED. HE RAN UNTIL HE REACHED HIS HOME WITH GIR CLOSE AT HIS HEELS. HE HADN'T EVEN MADE IT TO THE DOOR WHEN HE COLLAPSED AND BROKE DOWN IN TEARS. HE WAS SO OVERWHELMED WITH MANY EMOTIONS; GUILT, SADNESS, FEAR, AND HATE. HATE TOWARDS HIS LEADERS, HATE TOWARDS THOSE WHO WANTED TO DESTROY………. HIS HOME.

THAT WAS EONS AGO IT SEEMED. ZIM CONSTANTLY WORE HIS DISGUISE BECAUSE HE WAS NOW CONSIDERED A TRAITOR AND SCOUTS WERE SEARCHING DILIGENTLY. HE FELT THE NIP OF THE COLD AIR THROUGH THE THIN MATERIAL OF HIS SHIRT. HE HAD TO FIND SHELTER FOR THE NIGHT. THEN HE SAW IT, A SMALL SHED IN THE BACK YARD OF A HOUSE. IT SEEMED TO HAVE A FARM IN THE BACK. "WHAT STRANGE PEOPLE MUST LIVE HERE" ZIM SAID QUIETLY AS HE ENTERED THE SHED FOR THE NIGHT. HE WOULD ATTEND THE SCHOOL IN THE MORNING TO SEE IF HE COULD FIND ANYTHING OUT.

"… MORE SIGHTINGS HAVE BEEN HAPPENING AROUND SURROUNDING CITIES, IT SEEMS THAT….." EDDY REACHED UP AND QUICKLY HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON ON HIS CLOCK RADIO. HE SAT UP AND GROGGILY TRUDGED OUT OF BED TO THE CONNECTING BATHROOM, SNATCHING UP HIS TOWEL AND YAWNING AS HE WENT. DOUBLE-D WAS ALREADY UP AND ABOUT TO WALK OUT THE DOOR. HE PUT ON HIS COAT AND REACHED OUT FOR THE DOOR. HE HAD A STRANGE FEELING ABOUT TODAY, BUT HE SHRUGGED IT OFF AS HE WALKED OUTSIDE TO FIND A LIGHT SNOW GENTLY FALLING. HE LOOKED UP AND SMILED, "EDDY'S NOT GONNA BE HAPPY WITH THIS" HE THOUGHT TO HIMSELF AS HE WALKED TO HIS FRIEND'S HOUSE. EDDY ABSOLUTELY HATED THE COLD.


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