Kevin looked up from his cellphone to see the dark haired James dean lookalike staring at him expectantly.
“Are you kidding me? That’s the third time you’ve tracked me down to ask me that question , I’m flattered Jughead, really, but if you put half as much time into looking for Betty as you do asking me where she is, I’m sure you would actually find her.” He smirked cockily from his seat in the student lounge.
Jughead rolled his eyes and quirked an eyebrow as Kevin placed his phone down.
“It’s the third of the month, she’s were she is on every third day of every month.” He explained plainly. Clearly Jughead was missing something.
“And where would that be?” The beanie wearing boy asked patiently. Kevin finally looked up at him and frowned confused
“You mean you don’t know? You guys have been dating for three months, haven’t you ever wondered where she goes every third day of the month?” He asked.
“I never noticed, things have been pretty hectic, now that you mention it… so where is she? Where does she go?”
Kevin scratched his neck suddenly nervous and uncomfortable, it wasn’t a secret that Betty hid from anyone but it was a personal story, one Kevin was nervous to share. Jughead sensed Kevin’s tension and nodded encouragingly
“She’s my girlfriend dude.” He said slowly.
Shaking his head Kevin began the story
“On the third day of every month Betty heads out to the poppy fields over in Pembrooke, she spends pretty much the whole night there. She umm… it was her and her brothers special place. Do you remember Chick Cooper?” He asked
Jughead nodded, Chick Cooper was Betty’s older brother, he left Riverdale one day and never came back, everyone assumed he was in college and didn’t have time to make visits.
“Chick well… Chick was killed a few years back, he was killed in combat. That’s why Betty took that huge break from school. Well anyway, Chicks ashes are spread in the poppy field and Betty goes every month to talk to him, when they were kids they would get dressed up and spend hours out there. Betty continued the tradition on the third of every month, she left school early today to head down there.” Kevin trailed off as his phone began to ring “oh that’s Joaquin! I have to take this” with that the excited boy ran off leaving Jughead alone with his thoughts.
What kind of a boyfriend was he that he didn’t know that about his girlfriend? Her brother, her best friend, he was dead? She never brought it up, never mentioned it. Was she holding all that pain in this whole time. God Jason blossoms murder, that must have hit home with her, that’s why she was always trying to help Cheryl, giving her the benefit of the doubt, he could still remember the soft way she had reminded Veronica
“Remember, She just lost her brother.”
He should have noticed how sad her eyes were, how she seemed to go to a distant place in her mind. She was always there supporting him, confiding in him, and he didn’t even care to know her family story?
Suddenly an idea rang through his mind, hopping over the couch, he ran through the halls before finding Archie in a towel in the boys locker room
“Hey jug! What’s u…”
“I need to borrow your white button down, you keep an extra in here for emergencies right?” Jughead asked digging through Archie’s gym locker.
“Umm yeah sure, why the desperate need for a button down” Archie asked confused.
“I’ve got a date with Betty and her brother.” He stated simply, smiling and holding up the white shirt in victory.
Archie looked confused
“Jug, Betty’s brother, chick.. he’s..”
Jughead ripped his shirt off and pulled Archie’s over his shoulders
“A little big, but it’ll do. Thanks pal, see you tonight.” He slapped a hand to Archie’s shoulder and headed outside towards Fred Andrews old truck, Archie’s dad let him drive it almost all the time, it was crazy having someone who cared about you, it still made Jughead stop and slow down a little, maybe one day he’d get used to it, but for now he was just grateful.
He arrived at the Pembrooke poppy fields in record time, casting a quick look in the mirror, he decided to leave his hat. He didn’t want Chick thinking he was a weirdo, ghost or not.
It was easy to find Betty, she was sitting crouched in the flowers, her long blonde hair left loose just like Jughead liked, the gorgeous black, flowing dress was a dark contrast to the brightly colored Flowers and Jughead was almost certain he would never see anything as beautiful as this scene for the rest of his life. He made his way to her slowly as he heard her talking into the air
“…but Polly is certain it’s a boy, even though the doctor says it’s twins she doesn’t believe him, I’d love a niece but then again having another guy In the house might be nice, ya know with dad not living at home anymore.”
Jughead took that moment to step in
“Hey, what am I chopped liver?” He asked with a small smile, laughing as Betty jumped up, her eyes going wide when she first saw him.
“Juggie?! What are you doing here?” She moved to touch his arm, a gesture she had adopted to let him know she was happy he was here.
“I told you that it’s important for me to meet your family, I meant your whole family.” He finished softly, cupping her cheek with his palm as her eyes filled with tears
“Juggie.” She choked out.
“Plus I get to see you looking like the blackbird of my dreams” he smiled goofily as Betty gave a watery laugh, tugging him by the hand to sit beside her in the poppys.
“Chick loved flowers and he loved photography, I think you two would’ve really gotten along.” She smiled sadly, leaning her head on his shoulder.
“Well Chick, I’m sorry I never got to meet you, I’m sure you were an amazing guy. And patient too, living in a house with all those cooper girls.” He smiled as Betty snorted beside him
“I love your sister, I’m going to take care of her okay. You don’t have to worry about me hurting her, I won’t.” He looked down to see Betty staring up at him, her dark green eyes shining with love
“Also.. I know you would be giving me a really painful pat on the back, so take comfort in the fact that I appreciate the sentiment.” Jughead said up to the sky.
Betty and Jughead sat in that yellow and orange field for hours, talking to each other, talking to her brother and occasionally losing themselves to fits of giggles. This world was filled with sadness and the darkness tended to overwhelm the light these days, but in a poppy field on the third day of the third month, two damaged small town kids found love in each other and that was something to hold onto.
Happy Valentine’s Day! This is my sad Luke imagine I was requested a bit back, but it ends cute..kinda…not big on Valentine’s Day so ya…hope you like it! Also was kinda tired while writing this so sorry…not great and may be errors -Lydia
“’Cause I don’t believe in love, so don’t get your hopes up darling….
I don’t believe in love anymore…” -Darling, SayWeCanFly
(BEST SONG I PROMISE)
“Luke are you alright?”
It was 3 am, and you were woken up to the
sound of your phone ringing.
“That bitch” Luke said, voice rough
and sounding like he had more than a few drinks.
“I can’t believe she cheated on me Y/n,
after all that time together and all those times we said we love each
other…fucking bitch. I don’t believe in love anymore Y/n. I don’t believe in
life anymore what’s the point? Nothing ever works out, and even when you think
it does its all a sham. There’s always some dark secret that fucks everything
up. That’s why here I am on Valentine’s Day sitting here on my balcony wall
drinking my life away”
“You what?! Luke I’ll be right there!
Get off the fucking balcony!! If you jump I swear-”
“Oh Y/n…” there was a loud
beeping then the phone cut off
“Did his phone die? What the fuck Luke,
I’m coming…” you said to yourself, throwing on some jeans and grabbing
Luckily Luke didn’t live to far away from
you, nonetheless you took off like a formula one driver, rushing to get to the
guy you had loved for years, but he saw you nothing more than a best friend.
Friend-zoned or not, you were terrified he would do something terrible. The
breakup between him and his girlfriend really affected him, and you knew he
started drinking, but you never thought he might be considering ending it all. That just showed you how hard
he was taking everything right now…poor Luke.
When you got to Luke’s apartment, you opened
the door with your spare key and ran out to the balcony. Luke was sitting
there, a beer in his hand, he was looking up at the stars.
“Luke…thank god…I thought something
happened…that you might have-”
“Jumped?” He asked turning to look
“I’ve been thinking about it…”
“No let me finish. I’ve thought about
it. I really have. I’m done. But I can’t. I can’t bring myself to do it.”
“Luke. You can’t think suicide is the
answer, are you kidding me? There’s people who care about you, who love
“Yes. Think of your fans-”
“They only love the idea of me”
“That’s not true Luke. You know it’s
not. Well what about your family?”
“They’re obligated to love me…”
“That’s a sorry excuse and you know it.
Your band? They’re your family! Were they forced to love you if we’re going to
use that crappy reasoning”
“Well….I…I don’t know….”
“What about me Luke? I love you! Does
that mean nothing?”
“You know…wait what?” Luke said,
jumping back onto the balcony.
“Oh thank god you got off that stupid
wall! You can’t just scare me like that Luke!”
“What did you say?”
“You just told me that you loved
“I’m drunk, but not that drunk. Now tell
me Y/n, what did you say?”
“I love you Luke! I always have! Even
when you were with the chick who ripped your heart in pieces, even when you
started introducing me as your best friend…I have loved you since I first met
you. Why do you think I came running to try to stop you from doing something
that would result in the only light in my life to be gone? I can’t lose you too
Luke, and you’re going to throw everything away for some chick? Are you kidding
me? You have so much to live for and-”
He cut you off by pulling you into a bear
“I wasn’t going to do it. I knew I
wasn’t. But it hurts so much…” He sniffed. You pulled back to see tears in
“I love you too you know. I always have
too. I just didn’t think you could ever like me back.”
“Thank you. I need you Y/n. I can’t be
without you. Promise me you’ll always be right here?”
“Always Luke. I’ll always be right
He looked at you for a few moments, carefully
analyzing your expression before smiling and leaning down to softly kiss you.
He then pulled back, and hugged you tightly once again.
- you’ve been best friends with hoshi since you guys were kids - you were nine years old and your dad asked you to go buy some yakult (those korean yogurt drinks in tiny little cups) because you ran out - you go to the nearest convenience store and buy two packs and after that you’re on your way back home - so like you’re skipping down the sidewalk and while passing by the park you suddenly hear someone yell “KOKO” before something smashes into you and makes you fall to the ground - you’re like whO THE FR ICK but when you look up you see a cute little boy with chubby cheeks rubbing his red forehead - you’re like “are you okay??” and the boy just nods before frantically getting up on his feet and shouting “KOKO” over and over and you’re like ??? who is koko - apparently you said that out loud because the boy answers “KOKO IS MY PET CHICK I LOST HER” - you’re like “pet chick??? why would you take your pet chick to the park???” - he’s like “i wanted to show koko around because she never left the chicken pen i wanted her to have a taste of adventure BUT I LOST HER” and you’re like…… who is this kid - you watch as he looks everywhere for the chick and he’s like tearing up as he shouts for his baby chick so you ask “……do you want me to help you find her?” - the boy stops and looks at you with sparkling eyes and he screams “REALLY?? YOU’LL HELP ME??” and you nod and he’s super happy and you’re like what a cute smile - you and the boy spend the rest of the afternoon looking for the baby chick and after what felt like an hour you find the baby chick chilling in a bush and you’re like… how the heck did you end up here… - you lift up the chick and it chirps and the boy turns his head so fast you’re like how did you not break your neck - he runs over to you and takes the chick in his hands and spins around with it while screaming and crying “KOKO I THOUGHT I LOST YOU” - you’re like what a weird kid but you’re happy he found his pet - the boy stops turning and runs up to you grinning “thank you so much for helping me find her!!” and you’re like “no problem!!” - you see that the boy is all sweaty and tired and dirty after running around the park all day looking for his little chick so you rip open your pack of yakult and you give him one - “this is for your hard work” you say and the boy just takes it with the most amazed look on his face you’re like it’s just a yakult you can calm down LOL - he then asks “what’s your name??” - you’re like woah this is out of nowhere but it’s (name) what about you?? - and this fricking KID strikes a pose and goes like NAEGA HOSH - it’s silent - until you burst out laughing - he says “actually my name’s soonyoung but everyone calls me hoshi!!” and you’re like what a cute - he then asks “can you meet me here again tomorrow?? i want to give you something as thanks for helping me find koko” and you’re like “uhhh okay sure” - you get home and your dad’s like wtf took you so long the convenience store is only like ten mins away but you explain to him what happened and he doesn’t believe you and you’re like BUT IT’S TRUE - the next day you go back to the park at the same time as the day before to find hoshi there with a bag in his hands - when you approach him he hands you the bag and it’s filled with FRESH CHICKEN EGGS and you’re like what’s this for?? - he says “it’s for helping me find koko, thank you for your hard work!! these are the best eggs because her mom hatched them” - and this my friend is a memory that you and hoshi still laugh about to this day - to keep your childhood memories alive, every time you guys worked hard for a project or studied hard or did anything that required hard work basically, you guys find some cool spot around town and drink yakult while talking isn’t that cute - hoshi’s the type who’s down for anything (nothing illegal though ofc) - you could be like hoshi let’s get handcuffed to each other for a week and he’d be like YES and probably make up a speech about how it will strengthen your friendship - reaaally good at dancing and always tries to teach you the dances he knows - when he joins dance competitions you’re always there to cheer him on - loves singing too so he’s always down to go karaoke!! - he used to be self-conscious about his 10:10 eyes but after you told him you loved them, he grew to love his eyes - but now he always has to mention when it’s 10:10am or 10:10pm and you’re like okay i know i heard it the past thousands of times hoshi I KNOW - he lends you his pyjamas when you sleep over at his house - puns and lame jokes together all the time but when his jokes are really bad you either slap your forehead or cringe - when your jokes are really bad he laughs really hard and you both just end up rolling on the floor crying for the next ten mins - always drags you into going into haunted houses with him even though he’s absolutely terrified lmao - “psh i wasn’t scared it’s called acting” - always gets in trouble because he always accidentally screams excitedly over the smallest things - sometimes you meet him at his family’s farm and you see him just laughing and playing with koko who’s thankfully still alive - accidentally calls you koko sometimes and you’re like wtf - and he’s like well it makes sense because you’re a…… chick FINGERS GUNS and you just slap the back of his head - it’s too hard to stay mad at him. because of this he gets away with anything and it’s all your fault because you’re WEAK - ALWAYS taking pictures of you guys - you found it annoying at first but you get to see how you guys grew up together and you love it!! - hoshi likes taking pictures with the exact same pose as a picture you guys took from years ago so you two can compare then and now - but not much has changed because you’re both still as close as EVER - when he goes to the convenience store or any little shop, he always gets two of everything he needs to buy one for him and one for you - for your birthday, he always throws this huge birthday party for you but he always effs up like last year he set the tablecloth on fire - “FIYAAAH CALL ME FIYAH HOSH” - there’s just never a boring day with hoshi - no matter how bad your day is, no matter how heartbroken or sad or angry you are - he always finds a way to make you feel better - “hoshi” - “hm?” - “you’re the best” - “you are too, (name)”
“I’m scared… eternity is a long time. But I’m selfish. I want to see you in my lasting paradise, waiting for me with that smile on your face. I know I won’t need to be scared if I see you there. Because nothing makes sense if you’re not there, and that’s terrifying.”
Me // A line from a story I’m actively pursuing.
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Despite today being a monday (technically my tuesday) I’m having a great day so far~! How has your morning been? Is it even morning yet? What’s it like over there? What do your stars look like at night?? Been anywhere fun lately???
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I got woken up early today but it was worth every second even though I am an angry demon waking up, regardless of what time it is. I’m feeling happier in this sunny weather. Maybe I’ll get more actual writing done at some point. I’ve been writing lyrics but nothing beyond a page. Bong rips are a good start for inspiration tho ;)