Chapter 45 – The Earth
(There is a black screen with ‘one week later’ written over it)
Scene: outer space!
It appears at first as an insignificant dot, just another speckle of decoration on the landscape of the galaxy. As it grows nearer, it can be distinguished to be a lovely blue colour. It sparkles gently. Soon it is close enough, yet still small enough, that Dib thinks he could reach his hand out, grab it, and eat it like a jawbreaker – a blue, green and white jawbreaker, with a small moon orbiting it.
Everyone in the Cruiser is completely quiet. Zim is driving now, with GIR sleeping on the floor behind him, and the humans standing on either side of Zim with awed expressions.
It’s that feeling of coming home, after an endlessly long trip away. No matter how fun the trip was, and how boring it is to be back home, there is just something about it – the security, the predictability, whatever – that makes you feel very … snug.
Dib and Ga