Disclaimer: I don't own Lilo & Stitch, nor am I claiming to.

A/N: I don't usually write (or read, for that matter) Lilo & Stitch fanfics, this being the first. The idea came to me while I was watching it for the second time in one day with my little brother, much to his persistent whining :P So this is basically some thoughts in Nani's POV during the first movie.

Broken But Good

Sometimes I wonder what our life would be like if we didn't adopt Stitch at the shelter.

I would probably still have my old job, for one. After losing that one, it was hard for me to find a new one. And I had to find one soon - the social worker reminded me of that. Whenever I got close to getting hired, Stitch always managed to wreak havoc and I'd lose any chance I had of getting it.

But I heard Lilo wish for a friend, someone who wouldn't run away, and although the thing creeped me out, I couldn't get rid of him. I couldn't do that to her.

Things went downhill from there and Lilo was almost taken away from me - the last person left from my family. After our parents died, I knew I had to take care of her. I swore to myself that I would never let her go. She was the only one left from my family. Our broken family. When Cobra Bubbles told me he would take her away the next morning, I thought my heart would break.

It was also because of him that we had our house attacked by aliens - it sounds crazy, I know. A dog lured aliens to your house? What?

Well, that's just it. When we adopted him from the shelter, we got more than we paid for - we got an alien. An experiment. A monster.

And then I found out that those aliens - Jumba and Pleakley - were after Stitch. It was because of him that Lilo and I lost any chance we had of staying together, and he endangered our family.

One big one - Gantu, I think he was called - he got Lilo instead of Stitch. I thought from that moment that she was gone forever, and that we had to get her back. And I saw how much Stitch wanted to save her as much as I did.

But Jumba and Pleakley, the ones who wanted to get Stitch, they helped get her back, when I thought she was gone. Stitch saved her. And from then on I knew Lilo was right when she stopped me from throwing him out that night. Because our broken family would be one less.

Ohana means family. Stitch is part of the family now - still little and broken, but mending itself, and good. Less is more, after all. And I don't regret the day he joined it, not one bit.

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