A/N: hey guys so this story was inspired by the song i'm alright by joe dee messina. if you like country music than you've probably heard of it. if not you should look it up because it's a pretty good song. I did use some of the lyrics as diolouge for this story. as i probably will for other ones that i write. so enjoy. P.s. just a fun fact: dorry's tavern is from the movie gremlin's in case anyone was curious.

Disclaimer: I do not own invader zim. or dorry's tavern.


Tazi had just gotten off her shift at dorry's tavern where she sang for two hours every night. It wasn't much of a job, but it kept bread on the table. She just sat down and was about to order a beer when an old friend walked into the bar. "Dib! Dib Membrane!" she yelled across the bar. He looked over to where the voice was coming from. His eyes got wide and he smiled when he saw her. He walked over to her.

"Tazi, I can't believe it."He said, they used to go out in hi skool before they were forced to break up by her stupid brother zim. "I know, I know, it's been a long time glad to see your face. I knew we'd meet again another time another place. Can't believe it's been so many years you better grab a chair and a couple of beers." He sat down and sipped his beer while they caught up. "Lookin' good in your white lab coat you know I always knew you'd take the scientist route. You were always the one to follow the light and you look like your doin' alright."

It was true. He had grown up to be a paranormal investigator like he had always wanted. He was glad that she noticed and didn't call him crazy like his father and sister have. She was the only one who listened to him about his paranormal rants when they were in skool. He knew she was an alien like her brother but he had to admit she looked beautiful. She still wore the black pony tail wig and contacts, but she no longer wore her invader's uniform that she used to wear. Tonight she was wearing a black spaghetti string top and jean shorts. "Yeah, I've been alright Tazi, how bout you? What have you been up to?"He asked her.

"Well I've been singin for my rent, and singin for my supper. I'm above the below and below the upper, I'm stuck in the middle where money get's tight, but I guess I'm doin alright. I mean it's a beautiful day, not a cloud in sight, and I got a good old friend here with me tonight so I guess I'm doin alright.

Soon the conversation went to the days when they were teenagers in skool. "I remember when you wanted to conquer the planet." He said. She laughed. "Yeah well, we had a lot of crazy dreams when we were younger." Dib nodded. "I remember all the kids thought we were crazy." She laughed again. "Yeah that was before I found out about my status as a defect and found out that I was really only here because I was exiled." Her smile faded and she looked at the floor. He hated it when she was sad and regretted bringing up such a horrible memory for her. So he quickly changed the subject. "Hey do you remember how much class we used to skip back then?" he asked her.

She laughed again. "Yeah we used to hide out behind the football field or up in the auditorium. I also remember those times when we thought we were on top of the world, then knocked on our-"

"Here's the beers you ordered." The waitress said putting a bottle in front of each of them.

"Thank you." dib said before returning to the conversation. After a while of them laughing dib asked, "Man what happened to the two of us?" "Well zim forbid us to see each other so we lost our love, then after hi skool we lost touch with each other, but you know, beatin' time is a losin fight."

Finally, the owner of the pub and Tazi's best friend, dorry said, Yo Tazi, Last call cause we're closing up shop for tonight." She turned to her and said alright. She turned back to dib with a sad smile and said, "Well I hate to see this evenin end dib."

"I know. God only knows when I'll see you again." He replied. She hugged him "Well just send me a fax or send me a letter or give me a call that would even be better." She said writing her cell phone number on a napkin and handed it to him. "say hello to your sister for me dib." She said. She gave him a hug and walked away.

Dib watched her. She looked so beautiful tonight and he couldn't help feeling the same way he felt about her now than he felt about her all those years ago. He decided that he had already lost her once and he wasn't going to again. He knew she was single still because she had told him earlier and he was also single. He grabbed her hand and said, "Tazi wait don't go. I need to tell you something, I love you Tazi, I always have and I still do and I don't want to lose you again. There's no one to say we can or can't see each other anymore either so what I'm asking is would you like to go out with me sometime?" he asked. She smiled at him. "Of course I would dib. I love you too." She kissed him then they walked out of the bar hand in hand.