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Empire of the Pacific by jackfreak1994 Empire of the Pacific by jackfreak1994

"Why do you fight me? We're one in the same. You should be ruling along side me! Not this."

"What makes you think Stitch want to do that?"

"Why wouldn't you?"

"Are you happy?"

"What?" Emperor 626 was bewildered by Stitch's question. 

"What do you mean, am I happy?" Emperor 626 yelled at Stitch. "I'm the unquestionable emperor and god of the pacific islands! These people worship me!"

"But… are you happy?" Stitch asked again.

"Are you happy?" Emperor 626 reversed the table on Stitch. "Are you happy living in a pathetic stilted house, being forced to pretend you're a dog, with people who can barely make ends meet, much less provide you with all the luxuries you could ever want?"

"Ih." Was Stitch's quick and instant response.


"Because Stitch have family. They love me, and I love them. It is good. Yeah, it's good, but it is too late, for you to understand."

Emperor 626 growled under his breath. "It sickens me to think that if things turned out differently, I might have become you."


 Chapter 21


This was inspired by another wonderful story by WatsonSword called Empire of the Pacific


WatsonSword if you're reading this, I want you to know that I praise you so much for your perfect story. Never have I read anything like it, and I love it so much that I had to do this for you!


I’m pretty sure that half of you won’t even bother to read it, so i’ll summarize it for you guys.

Lilo’s life seems to be perfect. She has saved the cousins, has an Ohana, a home, and a best friend who is always there for her. But even though she is happy with her life, she still is having a hard time accepting the death of her parents.

What if Lilo and Stitch go back in time and save Lilo’s parents, only to realize that with that little change their current time has been affected, and is now in the hands of a very powerful emperor, named 626.

With Lilo’s parents alive, Lilo and Stitch never met. Without her in his life, Stitch was never taught to be good, and this is where we see the darker side of 626.          


If Disney ever decide to take a risk to make a rated R movie, and wanted to show Stitch's real dark side, this story would be perfect. It really shows how important Lilo's existence is to Stitch's life. Without her, Stitch would have never been turned good. We seemed to have been focusing too much on Stitch's cuteness, and forgotten that Stitch was originally created to be evil and destroy anything he touches. Well, this story sure does prove how scary Stitch would have been if things had turned out differently. This really makes you understand the movie better, you realize the consequences and gruesome monster Stitch really could have been.


Lilo and Stitch (C) :iconalohalilo:

Story (C) WatsonSword

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For a cover for a fanfictional story, there's lots of depth shown here. The picture speaks for itself. We have a dirty and beaten up Stitch holding a dirty and beaten up Lilo who's dressed like a homeless person. Both look tired and weak. By looking at their eyes,you can sense emptiness and exhaustion. If you squint,you see that Lilo is scared while Stitch looks like he lost hope. Above that,there are two Stitches. The one on the left is Stitch as we know him while on the right is Stitch as he appeared at the begining of the Lilo and Stitch movie. While they appear alike, they are both two completely different people. The left side shows the mischievous,destructive,rambuctious but also the lovable,kind-hearted Stitch we all know and love. The right side shows Emperor 626 or a "what could've been". This is what Stitch would've turned out like if Lilo hadn't adopted him and showed him the meaning of "ohana". Stitch show anger and disgust at his evil counterpart but also disbelief that this is he would've been like if he hadn't met Lilo. Emperor 626 appears to be digusted by "soft-hearted" version of himself and judging from his facial expressions,you can tell he's cold,heartless and bad to the bone. I really like the image of the Pelekai's house burning in the background. Another "what could've been". It really shows a dark and haunting story of what could have happened if things had gone differently. Overall,the cover represents a promisng story for the readers and while I haven't read the story yet, I very much intend to as soon as I can. Other than that, I find the quality and symbolism of the cover outstanding.
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BloxingCrossovers Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Leyroy and Stitch?
Wonderland-Rebel Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015   General Artist
In my opinion, although Lilo is incredibly important to Stitch, Stitch has a will of her own not to be evil. Yes Stitch was created to be bad/evil but Stitch (although harder without Lilo's love and care) has her own mind and doesn't actually want to be bad/evil, which she realises over the course of the film. Without Lilo, Stitch would have still come to this realisation at some point, though maybe much later on. Also this is assuming that there is only one earth girl with a deep connection to Stitch. ;p
littlefoot21676767 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
stitch is sad like obi wan kenobi
JAID-SHADOW Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Stitch looks like he could use a GOD HAND or two so he can defeat his evil self and save all of Hawaii from any more further Deaths and destruction, I give this a PG-13 because I'm a PG-13 fanatic myself. And with that I say to you GREAT job, keep up the good work and uh--(I hope my GOD HAND idea can be a fit for this) don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Like the rest of us, you hold the key to greatness, and you ARE the key to greatness.
SpaceGandhi Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
I really like the story, thanks for sharing.

I like it that it's s dark and tragic and painfull.

And because I like thse things it's only place 2 of my favourite stories since I really enjoyed Simon's Experiments because of that. (So much that I started to write a fan fiction about Simon's Experiemts)

About the picture, I really like it. It's done very well. :)
Rogue98 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student
I'll admit, psychotic, charismatic, emperor Stitch was rather frightening.
Rogue98 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Student
Particularly regarding his 'fascination' with Lilo...
WatsonSword Featured By Owner Edited Sep 25, 2014
And now all of the sudden I realize why about a year ago I suddenly got a surge of reviews for a nine year old story!

Seriously... nine years! Nine years and this story's still getting attention?! I was barely 21 when I finished it! Today it actually embarrasses me. Not the story itself, but the language. I re-read a random chapter today and all I can see is a lack of sensory detail and a sea of typos. I keep telling myself one day I'll go back and finish the stories I started, and the years keep going by while I don't.

I actually found this pic only about an hour ago when I did an ixquick search of watsonsword out of boredom! This is definitely a fav. And too bad there's no rating system here because I'd have given it the max.
SpaceGandhi Featured By Owner Edited Jan 13, 2015
I have to say, after I finisehd reading EotP now, it's really awesome. Not my favourtite LaS fanfiction (or story in generall) but on number 2 very close to 'Simon's Experiments', which is just like EotP (Empire of the pacific) kinda dark, sad and tragic. And full of physical and psychological pain / suffering. But even more so, which I really like. No happy ending in SE I ^^

But there is one little mistake in the, well, entire plot to be honest. Don't take it wrong, everyone makes this mistake and they have to do it else their stories wouldn't end good or in a satisfiing way.

I'm talking about Temporal Paradoxes, time travel and timelines. Basically there are 2 ways to go. 1 Timeline oder several Timelines, where a new one beginns as soon the past is changed thus avoiding paradoxes (example: killing your grandfather beofre your father is born).

1 timeline is very simple. There you cant change the present since everything you would do after traveling back in time already happened. So when Lilo would decide to save her parents it would be no use since al her affords she would do in 'her point-of-view-future already happened in the past. Like, her parents drove down a cliff into the water, so she travels back with stitch, stitch tries to stop car but because parents see dog on street they 'slam the steering wheel' and accidently cos of rain fall down cliff. So nothing had changed and the reason to travel back in time is actually caused by the time travelers to prevent the reason (In different words: A leads to B, B leads to C, C leads to A again, A leads to B...).

But you went with mutiple timelines, and now things get a little complicated.
Basicaly I assume that if you travel back in time you travel to the past of your timeline but create new one upon arriving. This makes sense since just standing somewhere can change the timeline.
So we have Timeline1 (TL1) and Lilo and Stitch go back and create Timeline2 (TL2). This causes that there are 2 Lilos and 2 Stitches. Once 'original' Lilo and Stitch and once dead lilo and emperor 626.

Now after many chapters they go back in time again. Like I said before, they go back in the timeline where they now are, which is TL2 (If they could go back to TL1 that easily they wouldnt need to go to the accident but just to 'now' (or 'now - 1 month') just in the other timeline and everything would be fixed). So when they go back they should meet themselves. So after emperor 626 got degraded to anchor 626, Lilo and Stitch would meet themselves as they tried to stop the accident. Since on that rainy day in TL2 Lilo and Stitch arrive from TL1.

But as you maybe noticed that all of them, Lilo.TL1, Lilo.TL2, Stitch.TL1 and Stitch.TL2 would be in yet-another Timeline, Timeline 3 (TL3). Like I said before, as soon they arrive due to time travel a new timeline is generated.
So when they all would go back into their time there would be even 3 Lilos and 3 Stitchs, one from each Timeline (Okay, that's not that right, but you know what I mean, right?)

Of course someone could say, because TL1 and TL3 are very simmilar to each other they could merge to one timeline. So only 2 Lilos and Stitches. Or that the to-much-lilo-and-stitches cease to exist.
There are basically no rules for it, but as you can see it's possible to think about it a lot! And thats much fun! :)

Sorry for spamming text wall :(
jackfreak1994 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist

I am a BIG fan of your stories, and seriously I feel like yours portray the perfect personalities of the characters compared to other stories i've read. Nowadays L&S fanfic's have gone downhill and all they focus on is romance between them (ewww).

I totally get you, I feel the same way whenever I look back at some of my works I have here. As an artist, feel ashamed of how bad my old work looks and feel embarrassed that I had posted this, while others still continue to compliment it. Me, as the reader, I find no flaw in your story. I love it so much, and you still remain my #1 fav author of L&S. So please, don't ever delete your stories or account, I still love going back to read it. :)

By the way, this wasn't the only work I've done based on your stories. There is another one named Living forever, that to my great surprise has gone viral!

 It's based on your story called The Only Thing Worst Than Dying

Hope you like it!
WatsonSword Featured By Owner Edited Feb 10, 2015
And in all this time I forgot to fav. this pic!

Edit: Nevermind, apparently it is faved, but for some weird reason it's not showing up in my folder.

Edit #2: No wait, there it is! In the exact slot I was looking for it in yesterday. The exact spot, so it couldn't have been me.
something must've glitched.
WatsonSword Featured By Owner Edited Sep 29, 2014
I'll probably end up deleting Digimon Rising eventually. The actual reason was that I originally wanted to post the fanseason in screenplay format, but doesn't allow that. Even though I have actual screenplay software to keep the format perfect, and have taken screenwriting classes! But doing it all in prose... that's just too much. It's too ambitious and demands too much material, so there's no way in hell I'm ever going to continue it.

I may one day start working on Hazard again, but I planned on that being the first part of a trilogy of stories all featuring the character Wiomi:'Hazard' has her as the protagonist, 'Fancy Rat' would have her as a mentor character, and 'The War of Ghosts' as... well... a ghost. But doing all three? That too would just be too ambitious. 

But the profile itself I'll leave up until ceases to be!
Wizewiz Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
A very interesting story,yet I still don't understand how Lilo's parents made Stitch never met her.
Rogue98 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Student
Lilo never developed behavioural problems, never needed to bond with a dog, never went to the pet store where Stitch ended up, and never adopted him.
Wizewiz Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Oh, that makes sense
Thx for the info :)
Nicktoons4ever Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Gods, I finally finished reading the story, and loved it! :love:
LadyPigeon Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Interesting storyline. Based on the quick explanation you've put up, it makes me want to go read the story. Dark and creepy, it seems to mirror the setting of the story you described. :-)
StitchZx Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's almost like a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, but within time
StitchRunes Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist doesn't have much activity. I tried contacting the writer of the story but to no avail.
PyrroNeko Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Whoa, nostalgia trip. I just happened to come across your gallery, and Lilo in a black sweater was the first thing to catch my eye; "Tribute art to one of my most favorite Lilo & Stitch fan-fic of all time?!" Ah, I dare say WatsonSword and The Great Red Dragon were the masters of their time. Taking a look now, seems they're long gone. Shame...

Anywho, you definitely captured the dispair Lilo was experiencing during that whole fiasco. It almost breaks my heart all over again. Great job!
JonLibrach1993 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Just finished reading the story and it is EPIC! Thanks for letting me know about this awesome story!
jackfreak1994 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Glad you liked the story, it's one of my personal favorites! :3
girlgirls123 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Woah! This looks awesome! That author should send their story to Disney and make it an actual movie! :D
Tanahamondo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014

If you like really good fanfictions, then may I recommend an incredible piece of work called "Simon's Experiments." It is a Lilo & Stitch fanfiction about Stitch's youngest son Simon, who, despite having not inherited Stitch's incredible strength, indestructibleness, or acute senses, has the most brilliant mind the galaxy has ever seen. The story starts off a little slow, but the character development that follows more than makes up for the minor lull in the beginning. It does have quite a bit of violence, and very mature themes. Also, Lilo doesn't feature too heavily in the story, as Simon is the main focus. But all in all, it is honestly one of the best stories I have ever read.

The link is here.…

Please read it and tell me what you think. :)

SpaceGandhi Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
thank you. just thanks.

i read the story and i think its amazing! i really felt bad for simon at the end :(
but sometimes i was just like"*facepalm*, you can learn how to defend yourself. or make you stronger using cybernetics. if you're a genius why dont you think of that?"

again, thank you for showing me and others this story :)
Tanahamondo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
No problem! I really do think it's one of the best stories the fandom has to offer, and I'm glad other people enjoy it as much as I do. :)
SpaceGandhi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
ive finished it now and its driving me nuts that it ends with a cliffhanger <.<
and i have a strange feeling for the 2 endings he mentioned in the last "chapter", the 29th chapter. idk if you read it but its there claiming that its officially over and revealing what his plans were to end the story

now i cant sleep cos i hate stories without an end or wich end badly after everything went so good in the later chapters of the 2nd part :,( :)
Tanahamondo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Yes, I have indeed read his two possible endings. I was the one who actually prompted him to write that.
SpaceGandhi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Hello again ^^
*ignores your annoyed looks*

I have finally got me to write a fan fic of simons experiments. Starting with chapter 0 where i introduct things.

Id like it if you could read it over because you're one who knows the story of SE 1 and 2.

However, i am creating a new universe so things go absolutely different from the moment i cut the original story.

Id like to know if the main idea is good or not.

Thank you for answering, no matter if you agree or not :)
SpaceGandhi Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
*facepalm* how could i overlook this?
meega so stupid :(

its kinda sad that according to the author simon would never have a happy end.
maybe im just to childing or whatever, but i like happy endings. especially after things went so well. and yet, everything went out of the window :(
SpaceGandhi Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
*childish, my typing gets worse and worse :D
SpaceGandhi Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
it is in my eyes too!
okay, i didnt read many fanfics and i got only to chater 20/21 of the second part..
but it is amazing how much i hate elvis. you cant help but hate him, his character is written so good like the others.
you know, elvis isnt an asshole, he is THE asshole ^^ (i hope that swearing doesnt violate any rules D:)

my fantasy is driving nuts cos of that story, me imagining myself as 630 in there, kinda as the uncle who only shwos up once in a while. like simon only saw him 4 or 5 times in his enitre life :D
if it wouldnt violate copyright of the simon-creator, i would write my own stories xD (besides i am a terrible storyteller :3)
jackfreak1994 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for recommending me this story, just finished reading it a few minutes ago!

Okey-dokey, I'm going to be very honest with my opinions of the story.

The story is pretty good, I like that they really deepened the character as the story progresses. I really felt bad that he tried his best to fit in to the family, but gave up whenever he felt neglected. The drama with his family was pretty deep, and heartbreaking.

But, while reading this, sometimes I would forget that this is related to the Lilo and Stitch movie, I feel like it would have been greater to hear other characters POV, instead of just Simon.  Idk, maybe it's just me, but when I read Lilo and Stitch, I want to know more of our main heroes, Lilo and Stitch and how their relationship has progressed during the years, especially now that Stitch had a family of his own. 

Mainly, when it comes to fanfics, I'm usually searching for stories that focus on Lilo, or at least that she has an acceptable role in it, because whenever I search, it's always about Stitch, Angel, or their kids  and never Lilo, and when she does have a role, she is either ooc or she has some weird romance with stitch (no offense, but eww!). I felt in this story that Lilo was just there, but nothing more. It kinda bothered me that Stitch didn't really show much concern when she was critically injured, when usually he would go insane for her safety. He cried over Angel, Presley dying, Simon and Elvis getting hurt,  but when it was Lilo he didn't care much for his friend/sister when she was hurt. I just felt emptiness between the two. I guess since she's my main favorite character from the movie, I become very peeky when it comes to stories that neglect her.

I really wish to see more interaction between Simon and Lilo, I feel she would have been understanding, especially since she went through somewhat the same thing.

other than that, it was an interesting reading, it's one of the best I've read of Stitch's child. Oh and man I really felt like chocking that stupid brother of his. He doesn't deserve to have the name of Elvis!!!
Tanahamondo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014

That was exactly the way I felt. The characters that were featured were very well developed. Like, seriously, some of the best character development I have ever seen. Unfortunately, Lilo was, in your words, "just there." I totally agree with this perspective, and feel that she should have had a much more prominent role in the story. There is a sequel, called "Simon's Experiments II." It is significantly longer than the first story, and it features new characters. However, it is incomplete, and it suffers from the same lack-of-Lilo-ness. I also recommend this story, simply because it further develops the characters, and even goes into other character POVs! But, like I said, it is incomplete, so unfortunately a resolution to the final situation is not going to happen. I have dabbled in the possibility of writing the conclusion myself, but I don't want to tick off the author if he ever does come back. :/

Anyway, I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the story!

jackfreak1994 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm actually reading it right now, I'm in chapter 25 :3

I feel that in this story, Lilo does get a little more attention than the last one, which made me happy. Though I don't know how to feel about Stitch drinking beer or the perverseness that usually is mentioned....

anyways it is a pity that it isn't complete, but I guess that is where our imagination will have to kick in :)
SpaceGandhi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
i dont know if you know it already, there is a final chapter. rather short. chapter 29. and he explains in that the stories has ended officially never comming back and he explained in a short summary what he had planned. just to spoil you, cos im evil genius myself, both endings he mentioned where not happy endings, like ending in the first part more or less

im thrilled to read your fan fic about the academy :)
Tanahamondo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Yeah, this story was far more "adult" than the last one. But I still thought it was fantastic, even with the significantly more mature elements.
Marzzel Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is certainly sad and impressive the same time.
Great work!

Tanahamondo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
I just finished reading "Empire of the Pacific," and I must say, I am very impressed with the quality of the story! If it were ever adapted to a film version, (which would never happen, unfortunately), it would be incredible. And your illustration is absolutely perfect, capturing all the emotion and trial in a single frame. Well done to you, and well done to WatsonSword. :)
sonicandmario826 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
This story sounds AWSOME I have to read it sometime!! Great job with the art.
kalynvalcourt Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That ia a really cool idea :) I would love to see it a movie great pic 
PrincessCarol Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Student Photographer
sounds like an interesting story. I would read it for sure. :)
omnomnomeness Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
"Ditto" ha ,even though I don't know wtfs going on 
omnomnomeness Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
 Now I know wats going on and now I'm freaking out cus I  a dream alot like that when I was 6 but I'm  freaking psychic so  
inginuyasha Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Wow O_o I must read this story. Awesome art ^_^ I can feel the despair if that makes sense.
Invaderskull1995 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done:)you really captured Stitchs emotion and feeling
bonnieboo0 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is gorgeous!
Neniam Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this story sounds so good!
FictionFan21 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Well, what a Christmas present this was. :)

I could definitely see this being a film poster, even more easily considering how absolutely spot-on Stitch and his villainous counterpart look to the films. Probably the best likenesses of them you've done yet, I think.
I have read a bit of the 'Empire' fic, and, as an ironic person who's quite devoted to writing on but hardly ever reads other users' works, it was quite impressive. The dialogue between the two Stitches (Plurals?) is especially well-written, and I'm glad that you picked that passage to use in the description, to show the disgust both characters feel for their respective counterpart.
It's also stuck with me now because of the story arcs I plan to have in my 'Justice League Infinite' fic, involving alternate universe versions of several of the characters featured, Stitch being among them. (I sent you a summary of one of them, too, remember?) And another one of them will explore a very similar idea to the concept Emperor 626 represents; Stitch and Lilo never meeting, though in a slightly different way.
But anyway, astounding work, as usual, and I am still incredibly envious of your talents...But in a non-hostile, friendly way.
IMArellano Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That story sounds awesome!

I'll read it today :D
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