Smile widening at Dib's reaction to his kiss, Zim ran his hand over Dib's hair and planted a small lick to his forehead. Wrapping his arm back around him, he then nuzzled the side of his face.
Finally letting his hand fall away from his lips, Dib sighed out contently and closed his eyes, the feel of Zim's cool skin pressed to his warm skin a nice relief.
Running a hand on his back soothingly, Zim continued to slowly nuzzle against him, happy now that Dib was comfortable.
Bringing his legs up, Dib curled in on himself a bit. "Mmm...Can we just...stay like this for the rest of the night?" He asked, not wanting to move away.
"Mmhmm." Zim nodded against him comfortably, nuzzling one last little peck to his forehead before cuddling him closely again. "When all this is over...and you get better again...let's go to outer space in the voot..." He said, wanting nothing more than to just take Dib far away from Earth and all the people who had ever made fun of him growing up.
Opening his eyes, Dib looked at Zim with an excited smile. "You'd really take me there?!" He exclaimed, eyes lighting up at the prospect.
Zim smiled back at him. "Yeah. Maybe I'll even show you some other planets too...If you wanted." He said, wanting to make the trip more than just an up-close view of the stars.
Wrapping his arms around Zim the best he could, Dib squeezed him tightly. "That would be the nicest thing anybody has ever done for me, Zim! Thank you so much!" He nuzzled his face to the other's chest. "I don't know how...how I could ever repay you..." He whispered that last part quietly to the Irken.
"Heh." Zim blushed a little. "Yes, yes. I am Zim. You are welcome, Dib-thing, and there is no need to repay me..." He ran a hand over his hair.
Dib looked back up at Zim. "But I really want to. You've done so many nice things for me these past few days." His eyes fell half-lidded. "I just...really want to...Even if I don't know how yet, I'll think of something worth giving to you. Something really special, that's only for you and nobody else." He said before closing his eyes sleepily.
Staring at him for a moment, Zim leaned in to give him a peck on the lips again as if to say 'thank you' before pulling away and smiling at him.
Opening his eyes to stare back at Zim with a bright blush on his face, Dib looked away shyly as he began to fiddle with the bed covers.
Smile fading, Zim replaced it with a curious look. "Hmm?...Something wrong, Dib?" He asked, confused by the human's reaction.
Having been spacing out on the other a bit, Dib jumped slightly. "Wh-What?! N-No!...I'm fine...I'm just..." He lifted his eyes up to look at Zim before dropping them back down again. "I'm just...tired, I guess..." He shrugged slightly, continuing to fiddle with the bed covers all the while.
"Oh, okay. Maybe try to get some sleep then. I'll stay awake so I can keep an eye on you during the night." Zim smiled.
Looking back at Zim before nodding his head slowly, Dib laid back in the bed and reached out his arms to Zim with grabby hands, knowing he probably wouldn't be able to convince the other to get some sleep tonight but still wanting that closeness.
Staring over at the other for a moment, Zim then carefully moved himself to lie on top of Dib, bringing up the covers over the both of them.
Getting himself settled into the bed, Dib wrapped his good arm around Zim tightly, all the while half-wrapping his other arm around the Irken. Looking about the room one last time, he then hid his face away in the alien's chest. "...I don't like it here..." He murmured quietly.
Zim sighed. "I know you don't." He wrapped his arms around Dib. "But...You have Zim here with you." He said, trying to offer the other at least some comfort.
"I want to go home..." Dib pressed himself closer to Zim, keeping his face hidden in the other's shirt so he didn't have to see all the strange medical machinery in the room before closing his eyes and sighing out heavily.
Pulling the covers up more so they were both completely hidden underneath them, Zim laid back on his side and cuddled up to Dib, shaking his head. "Enough of this, Dib. Just try to get some sleep, okay?" He said, trying to make the other feel comfortable again.
Dib nodded his head against Zim's chest again. "Okay...I'll try..." He nuzzled himself up under Zim's chin until he was finally able to fall to sleep.
Letting out a contented sigh, Zim, feeling warm and comfortable, closed his eyes after a while only to have them snap back open again. Deciding that falling asleep would not be the best thing to let happen, he then gently ran a hand over Dib's back.
At feeling Zim rubbing his back, Dib let his eyes drift back open again. "You really aren't going to sleep, are you?" He lifted his gaze to look up at Zim. "I-If you feel tired though, you can go ahead and sleep in the other bed. I won't mind." He said, not wanting to keep the other there if he got tired.
"Nope. I'm not tired. In fact, Irkens don't require much sleep." Zim hugged Dib. "But you NEED to sleep. Don't worry about me." He said, trying to coax the boy into returning back to sleep without him.