~Parental Unit pt. 3~
Zim sobbed a little at the thought of Dib not being here with him or even at least seeing their child hatch out of the egg, and their child's first words, his first birthday, his first time killing a human during the time of hunting season for irkens, and the first time he learns how to walk. Zim teared up more, trying to keep in his tears but it just trailed down his cheek. He whimpered softly to himself as he held the egg close to his bare chest to keep it warm. Zim looked down to the egg then petted the top of the shell. He did smile at it because of this thought Zim had about the smeet looking like a human, with no irken features.
Zim sighed sadly to himself after that thought went away. "Why is Zim so stupid... It's because of Zim that the Dib-human left him, and now Dib won't ever see Zap. I promise you little smeet-egg that you shall see your daddy, even if it takes a few years. Zim shall do it before he dies... Maybe.." Zim sighed heavily to himself, wiping the remaining tears off his sickly pale face.
As Zim held his egg close to his body, the egg had begin to kick inside as Zim's eyes widened from the feeling of the smeet trying to escape it's shell. "It's hatching!" Zim said excitedly as the top of the egg cracked a bit as well as the sides of it. A little green hand with 3 claw fingers covered in yellow goo had broke it's way out of the shell, causing more cracks to the egg as another goo covered hand broke the other side of the egg, the whole egg started to fall apart, finally revealing the tiny smeet inside. The tiny little 6 inch smeet was on top of the egg shell on his back, crying a bit loudly but not too loudly. His eyes were shut, he has 3 fingers on each of his 2 hands, 2 toes on each foot, and he also has very small lekkus, the same resemblance as his mother. He also has Dib's hair, the same scythe-like hair but only one spikey part on the side of the scythe hair. Zap also has the same green skin as Zim. The smeet whimpered then cried more as Zim only smiled sweetly at his son. How beautiful he is. Zim wrapped the smeet in a small blue blanket as he held Zap in his arms.
"You are so beautiful, so tiny, and rather amazing.. Like Zim!" Zim chuckled a bit at the end, kissing Zap on his tiny forehead.
Zap had stopped crying, then yawned as he sucked on his own tiny thumb.
"Are you hungry smeet? Or sleepy?" Zim asked Zap, but of course Zap couldn't talk yet from how young it is. He was just born today.
Zap finally opened his eyes a bit, then opened it widely to look at Zim, revealing the same orb-like irken features, but the thing that was odd to Zim is that Zap's left eye color is light-brown like Dib's, and the right eye color is a ruby red just like Zim's. No irken is ever born with 2 different eye colors. Which ment something is wrong with the smeet. Zim started worrying about Zap, then thought that maybe the medical drones should give Zap a little check up, nothing to big because it'll probably scare Zap and cause him to cry more.
"Giirrr!" Zim called out for Sir-unit.
"Yes my master!" Gir saluted, turning red and surprised Zim from how fast he appeared, but it kind of did impress his master.
"Gir, I need you to take Zap to the other medical room, and tell the drones to scan him for anything that's wrong, and be careful with him! Smeets are very sensitive.." Zim ordered as he handed Zap to Gir. Gir nodded then took Zap in his arms, walking away to the other medical room. "AND TELL THEM TO GIVE HIM HIS PAK!" Zim shouted. He tried to move his body, but all it did was shoot a pain inside him from when he was in labor. "Damn it.." He growled then sighed annoyingly to himself. "I need to see my smeet! I have to know what is wrong with him.." Zim got off the bed, then stood on his feet for like 5 seconds until he fell on his knees, because of how weak he is to stand up at the moment because of labor of course. He crawled right over to a chair to climb on, until he just remembered that he could just use his spider legs to help him go over to the other room. "Ahhh!!! Zim is so stupid!" He growled to himself for being so clueless, then took out his 4 PAK legs. Zim went right over to the other room to see that his smeet is attached to a bunch of wires and an I.V, and is also on a small little bed on top of a metal table. Zap's heart monitor seemed to be beeping normal, and he of course is attached to an I.V. Zim had just noticed that Zap is now wearing a Pak with blue spots, but is hoping that Zap will be okay with it on.. Knowing that he is really half human.
Zim's spider legs took him right over to the medical drone to ask it if Zap's going to be okay.
"Will he be okay? What's wrong with him!?" Zim shouted with a worried tone.
"The tests that we done are finished, and now have information on this irken child. Zap is born with some disabilities and is defective like you, nothing serious.. But it is not irken disabilities.. It's only human disabilities. Also if something happened to this child while it was still in the wound then that's probably why it is born with I different eye colors, and will have a problem with learning things quickly, he learns very slow. He does have dyslexia, and... It seems your smeet has asthma, and the X-rays do show that he has weak lungs. Zap is of course going to live. The good thing is that it is immune to water... And, oh this is odd.. It says in these papers that Zap is immune to poison. Even your not immune to poison. But, Zap will be able to live a normal life." The medical drone said.
Zim's eyes widened then got closer to the sleeping smeet. He wanted to hold it forever and never ever let go. "Zim's smeety may be defective... But he is special to me.. And would probably be special to Dib too if he were here." Zim whispered the last part then looked back down to his child.
Zap woke up with a yawn then looked at Zim and smiled. His tiny little hands trying to reach out for Zim, until Zap's stomach growled, it then startled him a bit, making him cry now. "Waaaaa-ahhhh!" Zap cried loudly, his little tears trailing down his cheeks, those little hands clenching to a fist very tightly.
Zim got scared, then removed the wires from his crying smeet. He picked Zap up, and laid him on his shoulder, patting the smeet's back gently. "Shush.. Shush shush.. Mommy's here, everything will be okay Zim-child." Zim patted at Zap's back some more until he felt something gnawing at his shoulder. Zim looked at his shoulder then noticed Zap was trying to bite his shoulder, but his teeth were too weak to do so for a new born smeet.
"Ooh, you are hungry, yes? Well Zim thinks there might be something in the kitchen for you to eat but first..." Zim took Zap to the new nursery room that had just appeared out of no where. He gently laid Zap on the wooden table. "Now.." Zim took out a blue diaper with a grey face from the drawer, which the diaper looked real similiar to Dib's old shirt.
"How on Irk do you put this diaper-thing on?" Zim said in almost disgust, because of it being made on Earth. Zim sighed, looking back at the crying smeet, who's kicking in the air. "Alright, now Zim remembers how to put this on!" Zim slid the diaper up the smeets legs, and wow it was done, so fast Zim finished.
"Wow, that was way too EASY!" Zim said in disbelief. He then looked at Zap, and wondered why he was crying so much. Zim just changed him. Now what else does Zap need?
"WWWAHHHHH!!!" Zap cried, closing his eyes shut. He cried even more and more.
"What else do you want from me!! Zim changed you! Zim comforted you! And Zim also patted your back! What is it that you want!?" Zim shouted, waving his arms around in the air hysterically. He then finally thought of something that had come to mind. "You are hungry, am I right." Zim asked curiously. He picked Zap up, laying the smeet on his crossed arms. Zim then took Zap to the kitchen, then sat Zap on the new pink high chair Zim had bought before Dib left him. Zim now lightly tied a little yellow bib to Zap's neck that has the words 'Tough guy' labeled on it. He smiled at how cute Zap looks, then walked right over to the refrigerator, opening the fridge door to only see pure waffle batter and left over tacos from last week. Zim huffed in annoyance from seeing all that batter and moldy tacos, and a good looking sandwich. 'Damn it Gir!' Zim thought to himself as he slammed the fridge door shut. He turned to face Zap with something behind his back. "Hello Zim-child. Zim has something that you can eat." He took out the sandwich from behind his back then held it infront of Zap's face. "Looky, look, it's an earth sandwich.. Eat the sandwich, eat the sandwich." Zim cooed, waving the sandwich infront of Zap's face.
Zap looked at the sandwich, then smelled it. He lightly coughed from the odd stench of lettuce and tomatoes then whimpered. "Waaaaaaa-Aaaahhhhh!!!!" He cried, millions of tears falling from his face.
"Please... N-No more crying, Zim is tired.. I need help.. Computer!" Zim shouted.
"Whaaat now..." The computer answered lazily.
"I need you to research on what irken parent-units use to feed their newborn offspring." Zim commanded, looking up to the ceiling with a glare.
"Ugh, whatever..." The computer said in a bored tone. "Researching. . . . *Beep* Research complete. It says here in my saved data that any irken who gave birth to the smeet will have to nurse it, by nursing, I mean milk will come out of the tip of your lekkus, I have also scanned you a few seconds ago, and it does seem that you have enough milk to feed your smeet for a real long while, I'm guessing the milk will run out in 8 months.. Pffft female." The computer said, laughing at the irken that he called female.
"ZIM HAS TO NURSE!?" Zim shouted in a horrified yet disgusted voice. He sighed then pouted. "F-Fine... Zim is still no female though.. Stupid good for nothing computer!" He said with a grumpy tone.
Zim crouched down on his knees, laying his chin on the table of the high chair, facing his smeet with his anntenas laying over Zap's lips. "O-Okay, take the stalk.. Take it." He said anxiously, hoping that he won't get pleasure from this because it really won't be right if that happened.
Zap licked his lips then squeeled with a smile. He took the stalk in his mouth, suckling the tip roughly until he felt a liquid enter his mouth.
Zim hissed at first because when an irken releases milk for the first time it will sting their stalks... But later on they get use to the pain, the pain starts to feel like tickles instead. Zim clenched his fists then nuzzled his face onto the table, hissing more from the sting.
Zap drank the liquid 'Irken milk', then smiled happily. He drank more and more until he was full. Zap released his mouth from Zim's lekku then yawned tiredly, showing off that little one tooth.
Zim stood up, wiping the drool off his antenna. He looked at the yawning smeet, then smiled at it. He took Zap out of the high chair then carried him to his crib. Zim felt that he didn't want to leave his baby sleeping alone, so he left a baby monitor in the nursery room. Zim walked in the room with Zap in his arms as he laid the sleeping smeet in the crib. Zim then pulled the little blue blanket over Zap's body, tucking it in. Zim then leaned in to kiss Zap's forehead as he walked out the room, turning the lights off. He walked over to the living room, laying his body on the couch.
"Aww Masta tired?" Gir asked, walking in the living, standing in front of Zim's face.
"Uhh... Who knew being a parent-unit would be so much work, I feel so tired Gir.. A-And I need the Dib to help Zim out in this parenting." Zim sighed sadly.
"Why doesn't master apologize to Mary?" Gir wondered, tilting his head to the side.
"BECAUSE IT WAS NOT ZIM'S FAULT!!" Zim growled loudly.
Gir's antenna fell limp, with tears in his eyes, frowning at his master.
Zim's eyes widened then sighed. "I'm sorry Gir. Zim is just very very tired, and needs much rest." He said rubbing his eyes with his knuckles.
"Don't worry master, I shall help youz", Gir said happily.
Zim smiled at Gir that sighed. "O-Okay... C-Could you take Zim to his bed, I can't move my body much because of giving birth today."
"Yes, of course my lord." Gir saluted. He grabbed Zim from his back, carrying the alien in his arms. Once they made it to Zim's room, Gir gently laid Zim on his bed, propping his head on on the pillow. "Good night master.." Gir said, walking out the room.
~At Midnight 3:27 am~
"Mmm~ D-Diiiib.. Please, not in front o-of Z-Zaaaap.." Zim whined in his sleep, crossing his legs together underneath the blanket.
"Waaaaaaaa-Waaaaaa!!!" Cried out from the baby monitor in Zim's room.
"Ahh! P-Pleeeease... Let me sleep for a couple of minutes." Zim whined more, hiding his head under the pillow.
"Ahhhh! Ahh-Waaaa!!!" Zap cried more, more loudly through the monitor.
"Ugh.. I guess not", Zim sighed, getting off the bed. He put his robe on since Zim wasn't wearing anything at the momemt. He walked down the hallway tiredly, almost about to knock out on the floor. He arrived to Zap's room then spotted the crying smeet on the crib crying loudly. Zim yawned the picked Zap up. He laid Zap on his shoulder, patting his little back gently as Zim swayed a bit to make the smeet sleepy. "Hush shush shush little smeet. Zim is here, no need to cry." Zim said with a small yawn, swaying some more. "Why were you crying little Zim-child?" Zim asked, swaying more and patting Zap's back more.
"*Burp*" Zap belched softly, now falling asleep on Zim's shoulder.
"Now I know what was wrong, your tummy was hurting and you had gas." Zim took Zap to his bed instead of the crib since Zim didn't feel like walking back to the nursery room. "You will be sleeping with your mother-unit for today since Zim is too tired to get up and walk to your room." Zim had laid Zap down on the pillow right next to him, pulling the cover up to cover both their bodies. "Okay, good night smeety." Zim smiled then kissed Zap's forehead. "Well, let's hope life will be good for us. I love you Zap.."
~1 Month later~
"Mmm...." Zim whined, eyes tightening more, claws digging in the sheets. "Damn it! Why can't I sleep..." Zim said tiredly, sitting up as the covers fell to his lap. Zim looked to his right to see an empty pillow and no Zap. Zim shot up from bed then looked around the bed. "Zaaaaaapp!" Zim cried out. For the rest of the 10 minutes, Zim looked all over his house and no smeet. "Aaahhh! Zaaap! Where are you!?" Zim cried worriedly. He stopped at the livingroom falling down on his knees with his hands on his face. "W-Whaaat i-if Z-Zap left me t-too... J-Just like D-Dib, it's l-like e-everyone wants to h-hurt Zim!!" Zim sobbed into his hands.
"Momma.." Said a soft voice.
Zim flinched at that cute voice then looked around. He turned his body around then saw Zap in blue footy pajamas looking worried. Zim's eyes widened when he saw Zap. He rushed over to the little irken, hugging him tightly. "Ohh Z-Zap! Zim thought you left him.. I love you, I love you!" Zim cried more, hugging Zap more closely to his chest. Once Zim remembered something he looked at Zap then smiled widely. "YOU LEARNED YOUR FIRST WORD! Oh god! If only Dib were here to see this." Zim sighed but continued to hug Zap.
Zap smiled then hugged Zim back. "Wuv mommy.."
Zim teared up more from this heart felt moment. "Z-Zim loves you too Zap." He said with a smile, whiping his tears away as he still held Zap.