NGC 1360, also known as the Robin’s Egg Nebula, is a planetary nebula in the constellation of Fornax. It was identified as a planetary nebula due to its strong radiation in the OIII (oxygen) bands. Reddish matter, believed to have been ejected from the original star before its final collapse, is visible in images.
Summary: You wake up after the big party, definitely not in your bed and you don’t remember how you got here. To be honest you don’t remember anything that happened last night. Why are you not wearing your dress? Why you do you have a big bruise on your arm? Why are you in Jughead Jones’ apartment? What does all this have to do with Reggie? And why you don’t remember anything, even getting drunk?
Warnings: MISTERY, some cursing, mention of alcohol, some sexual content
A/N(IMPORTANT): Hi! This is my first fanfiction in Riverdale fandom. I hope you will like it if you do I will write the second part. Now the important part: I have dyslexia so forgive me for my grammar, because I’m trying to write correctly, but it does not always work. So I’m sorry again. Feel free to send my any requests, asks etc. I can write anything. Also the thoughts are write in italics. (Y/F/C) means your favourite colour.
Shit, I forget to close the curtains, again. The sunlight on my faced waked me up. I slowly opened one eye and then quickly closed it. That was definitely not my room.
Let’s think. I’m not naked, that’s good, but this is definitely not my t-shirt and my bra is missing. That’s bad. I moved my hand to the other side of the bed. It was empty but slightly warm. I’m not a person who change the bedsides during the sleep. I felt the pain. I had a big bruise on my arm. What is the last thing I remember? I was trying, but nothing comes to me. I didn’t remember anything from the last night.
I opened my eyes. The room was nice, small but comfy. I sat on the bed. I was wearing the big grey t-shirt with the letter “S” on it. Yup, definitely not mine. I looked for my clothes, but I couldn’t find them. Excellent, I have only t-shirt and underwear. I stood up and opened the door. The living room was brighter than the bedroom, so it took my few seconds before I was able to see clearly. This room was also very small, one table, three chairs and an old TV where the only furniture that could fit in. My eyes stopped one the pair of blue-green ones.
“Good morning (Y/N),” said Jughead quietly. He was sitting at the table with his laptop opened. He was wearing his famous beanie. I looked down at my clothes then again at him.
My mind was screaming. I was in Jughead’s Jones apartment. I didn’t even know that he has an apparent. Basically, I didn’t know much about him. Everyone called him the school freak. He was a best friend of Archie who was one of my bests friends but he never introduced Jughead to me. I never talked to Jughead. I don’t know if I ever told him “hello”.
“What am I doing here?” I said, my voice was a bit little bit shaky.
“Wait. You don’t remember?” He looked confused. And then his faced started to change colour to red.
I shook my head.
“You think… You where… I mean you was…but it wasn’t…” he tried to create a sentence. I didn’t know that the human face can be so red. Normally I would wait to see if it can go even redder but now I need answers.
“Yesterday was a party, right?” I tried to make my voice as confident as I could.
“Yes.” I heard the relief in his voice.
“You wasn’t there, was you?”
“No. I am not a fan of parties.”
“C'mon (Y/N)! It will be fun!”
“Kevin, you know that I have an important test on Monday,” I said looking at my best friend’s big smile.He knew that he won and I didn’t have any more arguments. He was talking about Reggie’s party for almost a week. Well, the whole school was talking about it.
“You already knew all the material! And the party is on Friday so you will have a whole Sunday to review.”
“Fine, you win.”
“What did he win?” I heard Archie’s voice behind me.
“(Y/N) is going to Reggie’s party. That mean you own me 10 bucks, Andrews”
“No, I own you five and the other five to Veronica,” he said.
“(Y/N) is going to the party? I knew it,“ the raven hair girl high-fived with Kevin.
“I literally hate all of you right now,” I laughed
“You know you love us,” Kevin said and hugged me.
“So… I went to the party with Archie, Veronica and Kevin?” I said my thoughts out loud.
“I don’t think so. You went with Reggie,” He was surprised and so was I.
“I’m definitely not wearing that,” I said when I saw the dress what Veronica was holding.
“It’s perfect for you!” she said
“At least try it!” Kevin was digging in closed. He was in “the Stylist mood”.
“Why I can’t wear jeans and some top?”
“Because no,” Ronnie put the dress in my hand. “Try it!”
“No, I said I’m not wearing that.”
“(Y/N)! Reggie ask you out! You should look perfect!”
“Thank you very much, Ronnie,” I said little bit angry.
“You know that’s not what I mean” Ronnie looked at my and rolled her eyes. “Kevin, maybe you could help me?”
“Yeah (Y/N) you definitely should wear a dress, but this one,” he said and show us the beautiful (Y/F/C) dress.
“Okay, I hope that you are proud. Give my that dress,” I said.
The awkward silence was filling the small room. I looked at the window next to the table. I tried to recall anything from the party but there was the big black hole in my memory. I looked at Jughead. My biggest mystery. What happened last night? What did I say? What have I done? I felt so stupid. I wasn’t the kind of girl that gets drunk on the party and have sex with a random person. I least I thought that I wasn’t. I didn’t even remember getting drunk.
I looked at Jughead’s face. He looked confused maybe concerned. It was really hard to read his face.
“Where is my dress?” I ask.
“It’s torn.” He said. “It’s not what I meant. Well it is, but it was torn before you get here… I mean it’s not…” He started to loose in his words.
“Can I have a coffee?” I asked and again I saw the relief on his face.
“Yeah sure. What kind would you like?” He closed his laptop and stood up.
“Just (black/white)” I said
“Hey,” I said when I saw Reggie
“Hey! You look beautiful!” He said and opened the car door for me.
It took only 10 minutes and we were at Reggie’s driveway. The conversation we had was surprisingly interesting. The party already started.
“I left the keys to my brother so he let everyone in” Reggie explained with a smile.
“Thanks,” he said and put his hand on my waist. “Do you have any favourite drink or you let me make you something special?”
“I think I’m going to trust your taste,” I said and he disappeared in the crowd.
“Thanks,” I said when he gave me my coffee. I took a sip. “It’s good” I sited on the chair.
“I don’t remember anything,” I said quietly.
He looked at me and nodded.
“I remember getting at the party but that’s all.” My voice changed to whisper.
He opened his mouth and then closed it and shook his head.
“You must be cold,” he said finally.
I was little bit confused
“Yeah, I am,” I said surprised. I didn’t notice this before. God, I was still only in the T-shirt and the underwear. I felt embarrassed and tried to covered myself, but Jughead disappeared in the bedroom. After about five minutes he was back and I already finished my coffee.
“Here,” he said and gave me a pair of blue jeans, black t-shirt and his denim jacket. “The bathroom is there” he pointed the door. “Feel free to used shower if you want.”
“Thanks,” I said and took the clothes. “Jughead… how drunk was I?” I said not looking into his eyes.
He brushed back the black hair had fled from his beanie.
“The problem is that you wasn’t drunk (Y/N),” he said.
“Here you go” I heard Reggie voice. He was holding two drinks. I smiled and reach out for one of them. “No, this one is mine!” He said and handed me the other one.
I laughed. "They are exactly the same!“ I said but I took it.
“Yeah, but this one is especially for you,” he winked.
Alexander x Reader
Word Count: 1360
A/N: I’ve been procrastinating for the past few days and was able to spit out some short little imagines, and here’s one of the them; also, why do I write about photographers so frequently
“What was your promise to me, Alexander?” You asked accusingly, raising your eyebrows in annoyance.
He sighed, but didn’t move his eyes from the papers scattered all around himself. “At least six hours every night.”
You nodded your head, “And you’ve been working all day, Alex, let’s just go to bed,” you suggested softly. You walked over to him from the doorframe, and let your cheek rest on his head, your hands rising gently on both of his shoulders. “I’ll play with your hair while you fall asleep,” you offered, running your hands over his shoulders soothingly. “Does that sound nice?”
Alexander nodded his head, but sighed, “I guess,” he said quietly, scooting his chair back, slightly.
You grinned and took his hand, leading him away from his desk, his work, and all of his stress. “If you fall asleep soon, you can still be up bright and early,” you said, pulling the duvet back for him to crawl into. Once he did, you pulled it back up to cover him.
Alex nodded as you began changing into your pyjamas, “Do you have to work tomorrow, too?” He asked, turning to lay on his back so he could look at you.
You nodded your head; “Yeah. Marie asked me to take engagement pictures for her and Lafayette. I’ll be gone for most of the day.”
He nodded his head in understanding; “But we’re taking the weekend off?” He asked, his voice quiet with his sleepiness.
You nodded your head as you crawled into bed beside your boyfriend, “Mhm,” you replied, reaching out to play with Alexander’s hair.
He closed his eyes and cuddled into you, “Okay,” he muttered, “I’ll try to get all of my work down tomorrow then.”
You grinned and leaned down, giving him a small kiss on the top of his head; “Alright,” you whispered, “Don’t work yourself into the ground, though, okay?”
He nodded his head so softly that if he wasn’t leaning against you, and you couldn’t feel it, you wouldn’t have realized he had done it at all.
The next morning, you woke up to an empty bed, as usual. Sighing, you flung off the covers and made your way into the bathroom, passing Alexander’s office on the way.
“Morning,” you grinned as you passed on by.
“Morning, Love,” Alex replied hurriedly, clearly not having any time for affection this morning.
You shook your head.
After readying yourself, and collecting all of your camera equipment, your final task for the morning was to make sure that both you and Alex had something to eat. You flung some porridge on the stove and prepared a variety of fruit to throw in it, and made two cups of coffee.
Once you were done, nearly fifteen minutes later, you took your breakfasts into his office. “Hungry?” You asked, sitting his porridge on his desk, along with his mug of black coffee.
Alexander nodded his head, scooping some of his meal into his mouth, before getting straight back into business. “Thanks,” he said through a mouthful of berries, “You’re the best.”
You grinned, and ate your breakfast; even though he wasn’t being very social with you, you understood that it was only temporary. After today, you’d have him to yourself all weekend. You couldn’t really remember a time when he wasn’t working 24/7, and you had your doubts that he would last the full three days work-free. Nevertheless, you were both hopeful and excited.
Once you had finished your meal, you noticed that Alexander wasn’t even halfway done his. You couldn’t help but just shake your head; “I’ve gotta get going,” you said with a pout, “But I’ll be home late this afternoon… You’ll still be here, won’t you?” You asked, cocking your head to the side as you leaned on his office door.
He nodded his head; “I’ll be here,” he said, giving you a quick smile, “Have fun.”
You grinned back at him, “Will do… And make sure you eat today, alright?” You said, raising your eyebrows.
“Of course, babe,” he said, smiling, “I’ll see you later.”
“I think they’ll really turn out,” you assured Lafayette as you made you way up the staircase.
“No, you looked great,” you laughed, shaking you head, “And she looked beautiful; you guys looked amazing, I promise,” you grinned, fiddling with the lens of the camera hanging around your neck. “I’ll have them back to you in a couple of weeks—don’t be nervous, Laf, it was a great shoot,” you repeated yourself, for what felt like, the millionth time.
You understood his anxiety well enough, you just wished there was a way for you to calm him down. “You’ll love them Lafayette, and I’m sure Marie will, too.”
You were approaching Alexander’s office, and decided to peek in quickly. What you seen is exactly what you had expected, but you were shocked as if it wasn’t. “Laf, I’ll have to call you back. Don’t worry about anything, you’ll have the pictures in two weeks,” you said quickly before hanging up the phone.
Alexander looked up at you, his hair completely out of his usual ponytail, and sticking up on its own, due to how frequently he ran his hands through it. His eyes were the usual amount of tired, but what was new was the extra amounts of panic and stress. Without thinking, you lifted your camera up and snapped a picture really quick.
“Babe!” Alexander exclaimed in protest.
“Sorry,“ you apologized quickly, before taking the camera off from around your neck and laying it down on his desk, along with a million papers and pens, and highlighters. And his half eaten porridge from this morning.
“Hey,” you said, eyeing the bowl, “You promised me you would eat today,” you commented, taking out his hair tie gently, and beginning to run your fingers gently through his hair.
“No,” he sighed, “I only said I would; I didn’t promise, because I knew I wasn’t going to keep it.”
“Alexander,” you sighed, retying his hair, “How you’ve managed to survive this long is beyond me.”
He sighed once again; “I’m just trying to finish everything up. Give me a few more hours and I’ll be done… I promise,” he said, raising his eyebrows slightly. He looked at you, and you looked right back at him, trying to decipher if he really meant it or not.
“I promise,” he repeated himself, “And right when I’m done, we can eat dinner together. That’d be nice, wouldn’t it?” He asked hopefully.
You nodded you head, sighing, “Okay,” you said, “Three hours?”
It wasn’t three hours, but it was four, and that was good enough for you. “Pizza’s on the way,” you grinned, as your zombie-boyfriend made his way downstairs.
“Good,” he sighed, flopping down on the couch, immediately leaning against you, “I’m starving…”
You raised your eyebrows as you began flicking through the photos from your shoot on your laptop, “You wouldn’t be,” you began, “If you took care of yourself throughout the day.”
“Hey,” Alexander said, defensively, “I take care of myself just fine—I’m still here, aren’t I?”
You couldn’t help but roll your eyes, “Barely—hey look, that’s you,” you giggled as you came across the picture you had taken of him, his hair amok, eyes tired.
He groaned immediately, “Y/N,” he bellyached, “Delete that right now.”
You chuckled, shaking your head, “No way!” You exclaimed, “This is my favourite photo of you… Look at you, you’re adorable!”
“I look like I’m on the brink of death!” Alexander protested, leaning his head on your shoulder, “I hate it.”
“I love it!” You exclaimed, “Genuinely; I think you’re adorable. Hands down the cutest boy I’ve ever met,” you smiled, beginning to edit the picture. A little bit more exposed, a tad bit sharper, a little bit cropped… “I think I just took your next profile picture. For everything,” you said, looking down at him seriously. “It’s a very accurate representation.”
He looked up at you, equally as seriously; “That photo stays between you and me, Y/L/N.”
You smirked, saving the photo, “Whatever you say, Hamilton.”
Here’s an update! The grand total for the International Rescue Captain America Fundraiser was 35 donations received for a total of $680. (Paypal took a fee, which I did not expect and will correct for next time, but my book royalties from last month will cover the fee.)
This means the International Rescue Committee will get $1360. Over a grand from fandom.
Fuck’s sake, kids, you all came through. A few of you may find your fics are a bit longer than 100 words. :D But thank you to each and every single person who reblogged and/or gave at any amount, you are all awesome. Good work will be done because of you.
I’m hoping to get a start on the fics tonight, but if I don’t manage to work my way through them before Friday, I’m on General Strike on Friday so I’ll be writing them then. I’m building a spreadsheet so I’ll be in touch if there’s anyone who gave but didn’t send an ask, but I think I got asks from every donor. Thanks everyone :)