Twelve Things I'd do for you
Things I'd Do For You II: Sun in San Francisco.
Chapter 1: A New Day Has Dawn
(A/N: If you get confused in any of this then it's probably because you haven't read the first story: Things I'd Do For You. I'm warning all Butt Ugly Martian fans, you probably won't like the eighth chapter.)
Kelly walked out into her cousin's back yard. Kelly had just arrived from Baltimore, Maryland to San Francisco, California. Her parents sent her away because she, like her cousin had an obsession with what her parents just saw as "a T.V. show". The reason Kelly was here, of all places was because her obsession and her cousin's obsession was as different as day is to night. It was about 5:45 in the morning. She sat down next to her cousin.
Before Kelly was able to talk her cousin said, "Zim."
Confused Kelly said, "What?"
"Just call me Zim. That's the nickname that everyone calls me by."
"Okay, fine then you have to call me 2-T."
"As long as you call me Zim, I'll call you 2-T "
Just like their compulsions Kelly and her cousin was like as different. Kelly, being more like day, had put on sandals, wore a neat, clean jean skirt. She had ultra blond hair and her eyes were a sparkling neon blue color and she wore her shirt from her favorite show 'The Butt Ugly Martians'. Her cousin was more like night. Her hair was a dark brown and her eyes were hazel. She wore black boots that came up to her thigh. Her cousin's jeans were scribble with quotes from her obsession. She wore a big black shirt that said on the front 'I AM ZIM.' and on the back 'WATCH ME AMAZE YOU!'. She had pale skin from being out in the cold all night even though she was wearing a gold cross and a large black trench coat.
[A new day has come. A new day has come.]
The sun began to rise over the bay. It sparkle in the sun.
[I was waiting for so long. For a miracle to come. ]
Finally it was the day that Zim wasn't grounded anymore. It seemed like eternity had pass and a good feeling came over her. Her sun had rose.
[Everyone told me to be strong. Hold on and don't shed a tear.]
Zim reached into her coat pocket and pulled out a what seemed to Kelly a bunch of cards. Zim looked at them and placed them gently on the ground. Kelly picked them up and sorted through them. They were good luck cards from her friends. Kelly closed her eyes and remembered the look on her mother's face when she saw her niece on trial and how she said she was a "silly girl with her head in the clouds who would never amount to anything"and how she was a gothic-wannabe which was the comment Kelly's friends made on her.
[Through the darkness and good times. I knew I'd make it through]
Whether Zim's parents tried to replace her thoughts of Invader Zim or whether they just gave her space Zim had always held on. She could never forget Johnny or Lenore or Sickness or Dib or G.I.R. or Jhonen. Zim would never forget Jhonen.
[And the world thought I had it all. But I was waiting for you.]
But it wasn't to say that Zim's life was full of misery, but when it was there was no G.I.R. to make her smile. Even when she smiled she cried on the inside. Yet she get up every morning, though not dress as she was now, and sit and sigh at the sun. Today would be her last day. It was also the 1 of June.
[Hush now. I see a light in the sky. Oh it's almost blinding me.]
"Oh. My. God." 2-T said. Zim looked up at the sky with her and smiled for the first time on the outside and the inside.
"You know you should be nice to the seagulls. They will return your friendship. The seagulls can help you." Zim replied still smiling and letting one perch it-self on Zim's head.
"How can seagulls help me? I'm stranded here without any of my stuff. You do realize that my parents are punishing me because of what you did." 2-D said. Zim nodded in agreement, that sounded like her aunt. Flock after flock came. They all seem to crowd around Zim.
[I can't believe I've been touched by an angel with love.]
Zim closed her eyes and petted each one and made soft, high-pitch noises. All at once, as though they understood the seagulls flew off in every direction.
[Let the rain come down and wash away my tears. Let it feel my soul and drown my fears. Let it feed my soul and drown my fears. Let it shatter the walls for a new sun.]
A new flock a seagulls came to keep Zim company. 2-T was obviously confused and miserable, just like Zim was miserable for the last 3 months. Just because she was a Butt Ugly Martians lover doesn't mean she had to suffer.
"Close your eyes and they shall hear you." Zim said turning toward 2-T.
"What?" she replied
"Close your eyes and they shall hear you." Zim repeated.
"Why?" 2-T asked.
"Because." Zim replied. 2-T gave Zim a strange look closed her eyes. Nothing happened. 2-T started speaking using only her mind, about she was hungry and she missed her show and everything that seemed to be going wrong in her life.[A new day has come. A new day has come.]
The seagulls took flight immediately. They left in the direction of the rising sun. (For those of you who don't know where the sun rises it's in the east coast. There was an awkward pause and then, "Why do you like Invader Zim? I mean it seems so dark and dreary and Invader Zim seems like a total idiot and no matter what everyone thinks Dib is crazy."
"I thought you said you didn't like the show." Zim said.
"I watched a few episodes when it first came out." 2-T replied.
[Where it was dark now there is light. Where there was pain now there's joy. Where there was weakness I found my strength. All in the eyes of a boy.]
Zim sighed and replied, "It's no secret that I'm not the most.......popular, girl in school. Everything on T.V. was so fake. Everyone was so happy in their perfect little relationships. Where the parents are always right and where happy endings didn't need much of a prediction. It's just that Invader Zim was more like life. Sometimes you had success. Sometimes things blew up in your face no matter how hard you tried. There was just more than the simple level of good and evil. In Invader Zim good and evil are one and the same. Just from a different view and perspective. From Invader Zim's perspective he's just trying to do his job and bring his planet honor and to known as a great Invader. From Dib's perspective he's just trying to save the only home he has and not let the human race become slaves to Zim race. There really is no good or evil, just power and those to weak to see it.
(A/N: For those of you who didn't read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone that quote is from Professor Quirrell.)
[Hush now. I see a light in the sky. Oh, it's almost blinding me.]
2-T nodded and understood but she still didn't see why they had to hate 'The Butt Ugly Martians' too. Nick was the one who did all this. It was the enemy not her show.
[I can't believe I've been touched by an angel with love]
Zim's back yard over looked the rest of San Francisco Bay. The waves lapped up against the shore.
[Let the rain come down and wash away my tears. Let it feel my soul and drown my fears. Let it shatter the walls for a new sun]
A faint cry a seagulls and over the horizon of the east you could barely see them.
"I told you." Zim said.
"Told me what?"
" I told you 'Close your eyes and they shall hear you'."
[A new day has come. A new day has come.]
You could see them now. The whole sky was filled with seagulls. So full of seagulls that only the sun light was able to shine through them.
Let the rain come down and wash away my tears. Let it feel my soul and drown my fears. Let it shatter the walls for a new sun. A new day has come. A new day has come.]
The carried in their mouths, packages, boxes, bags, buckets and whatnot. They dropped them gently on the ground. Some had episodes of But Ugly Martians on tapes. Some where full of Invader Zim t-shirts. Others had a whole collection of all the things Jhonen C. Vasquez ever created (some were stolen from his notebook). They came in with gifts of all kinds filled with Invader Zim and Butt Ugly Martian stuff. One particular seagull who had a bright yellow purse came up to them. Zim took the purse off and took out two fresh bagels with cream cheese on both sides.
"You trained them to do this?" 2-T asked in shock.
"Train? No. Asked politely? Yes. The seagulls really seem to like you." Zim replied. Zim placed out her hand and showed her how to get a seagull to rest on your arm. Zim told 2-T her story on how she rescued Invader Zim from Nickelodian and then got him back on the air while they ate their bagels. Zim sighed and looked unhappy again.
"What's the matter?" 2-T asked.
"It's just that I feel bad. I never thanked the people who save my life from the FanFiction authors. I should throw them a party." Zim said.
"Yeah, then you could meet my friends."
"Will they spilt my head open too?" 2-T asked cautiously.
"No. But if they do I'll stop them. You should really meet them. They're very nice." T-D felt as though something terrible was going to happen. Zim reassure her and 2-D tried to think of it as a way to stop all the fighting that's happening in the world of FanFiction.net
(A/N: Thank you all for reading. Any person who wants to be invited to my party. Can review and say so! I'll fit ya into the story somehow. In later chapters they'll be killing sprees with Johnny, love rivalry over Dib *cough* Kami and Galadriel*cough*, a little bit of stalking Jhonen, and of course wwwwaaayyyy more Happy Noodle Boy quotes. I promise on the Happy Noodle Boy quotes. I will have somewhere between 20-50 people and I already have three so hurry please and expect an e-mail that says "Zim's party".)