Dib wasn't worried when the little green alien didn't show up for school the next day or the day after that or the day after that. He just thought the insane alien was working on his latest plan to conquer earth. Of course he wasn't worried at all, that was a feeling he reserved for people he cared about. But then why did he have a feeling something bad had happened?
The mysterious phone call he'd received late that Tuesday wasn't helping with his suspicions. The irken had sounded broken when he'd hung up, almost on the verge of crying; but Irkens didn't cry. He'd never even seen the irken sad or close to being unoptimistic.
Dib gave out a loud sigh, which amazingly went unnoticed by the teacher, and stared at the clock. Ten more minutes and he'd go to Zim's house. He'd vowed to himself that he'd check on Zim today. Not that he was worried or anything it was just an unspoken rule. If one of them was gone for four days the other had all right to bust into the house and demand answers, I guess you could say it was like a checks and balance thing to make sure the other hadn't finally figured out a way to win.
The second hand ticked away torturously slow making the teen's lower eyelid twitch. If he had to sit through one more minute of the teachers psychotic doom rant he would surely go insane, or at least more insane than he already was. The delayed click of the minute hand finally striking 3pm was quickly followed by a shrill ringing sound.
"FINALLY!!!" Dib screamed, not caring who was staring at him as he rushed out of the classroom. He sprinted down the hall as students slowly began piling out of classrooms, and jumped over someone who was leaning over to pick up a dropped pencil. Everyone he passed looked behind him, expecting to see the odd green kid chasing after him angrily, but when they saw nobody they just shrugged and went on with their lives.