All It Took Was A Joke
Word Count: 1340
Warnings: curse words, fluff
A/N: this one shot was requested and awe I thought the idea was very cute! Sorry it took so long to write! I’ve been so sick the past couple of days! I’m currently sitting in a doctors parking lot writing this oops! Much love!
Requested: after leaving Archie and Betty a few years back to be friends with Cheryl, Y/N rekindles her friendship with them, and ultimately becomes friends with Veronica and Kevin as well. She’s not so sure about Jughead though, but who knows maybe something will spark…
"Betty! Archie!“ Y/N exclaimed, standing from her booth at Pops. The two look over to her and smile, and Betty walks over with her arms wide open.
"Y/N!” she exclaims, embracing her in a hug. Archie comes over and wraps his arms around the both of them, and Betty and Y/N giggle.
“I’m so glad you two could join me! I’ve missed you two terribly!” Y/N said, breaking free from Betty and Archie.
“We’ve missed you too,” Archie smiled. “You look great!”
“Archiekins, you see the girl every day at school, stop acting like you haven’t seen her in years.” Veronica teased, walking up to Y/N. “Veronica Lodge.” she confidently said, holding out her hand.
“Sorry Veronica, I only give handshakes to people I’m not friends with, and I like you already, so bring it in.” Y/N said, holding her arms out open. Veronica stared at Y/N a second with a puzzled expression. It soon turned into a smile, and she hugged her.
“Finally someone with my confidence!” she said, giggling.
“Sorry Y/N, I know you were hoping for this to be just you, Archie, and I, but we brought three of our friends with us.” Betty said, and Y/N chuckled.
“Don’t worry about it Bets, any friend of yours is a friend of mine.” Y/N smiled. Kevin came up and hugged Y/N by surprise. Y/N giggled, and when he released her she turned to face him.
“Kevin Keller.” he said, and Y/N nodded.
“Sheriffs boy?” she asked, and Kevin rolled his eyes, and chuckled.
“Don’t worry, I’m not a snitch.” he joked, earning a laugh from everyone.
“Good to know,” Y/N said, giving a mischievous smile. She looked at Betty and Archie and their two friends, and looked for the third, but they were no where to be seen. “Didn’t you say you brought three friends?” Y/N asked. Archie and Betty looked around for their friend.
“Jughead!” Archie called. And Y/N gave a puzzled look to Kevin and Veronica.
“Jughead?” She questioned and the two of them laughed and shrugged. Just then a tall boy wearing a grey beanie and dark clothing walked up to the group of friends, and Y/N stood, awestruck.
“Jughead this is Y/N, Y/N this is Jughead.” Archie introduced the two, and Y/N collected herself from her thoughts and held her arms out to hug him.
“I don’t do hugs.” Jughead said, and Y/N quickly put her arms down.
“Oh-I… Im sorry.” she mumbled, her cheeks burning red with embarrassment.
He may be cute but he’s kind of an ass… she thought.
“Let’s sit down and eat.” Betty said, noticing the tension and motioned to the booth. Y/N slid into the booth and Jughead slid in after her, then Veronica. On the other side, right across from Y/N was Archie, Betty and then Kevin. Small talk between the friends went on, talking about things like school and family life, although Y/N was distracted by the tall boy sitting next to her. Part of her didn’t want to be around him, he was kind of a moody, outcast type. But the other part of her found him intriguing and handsome, and she wanted to know more. Y/N was quickly snapped out of her thoughts when Archie waved a menu in front of her face.
“Y/N? It’s your turn to order.” He said, giving her a worried look. “You alright?”
“Of course.” She said, nodding her head. She turned to the waiter, and smiled. “I’ll take my usual, a burger with fries and a chocolate milkshake.” The waiter wrote down her order and Jughead turned his head to Y/N and smiled.
“You’re name was Y/N right?” He asked, and she felt a blush rise to her cheeks.
“Yeah, Y/N Y/L/N. Sorry it’s not as easy to remember as Jughead.” she teased, earning a laugh from him.
God he has a cute laugh, maybe he’s not as bad as I thought…
Y/N looked around the table and saw everyone’s jaws wide open.
“What?” she asked. And Betty shook from her trance and smiled.
“You got Jughead Jones to laugh, like actually laugh! How..? I-we can almost never do that.” Jughead rolled his eyes and Y/N looked up at him.
“Not much of a laugher are you?” She asked, and he shrugged.
“Not much to laugh at.” he said, and she nodded her head.
“Because no one has the same dry, sarcastic sense of humor like you. Got it.” she said and he chuckled, earning another round of surprised looks from everyone at the table.
“Exactly.” He said and Y/N bumped into him.
“Well it looks like I do.” she said, and he nodded.
"Looks like you’ve met your match, Juggie.“ Archie said. The rest of the night, Jughead and Y/N talked and teased the rest of the group, and everyone stared at them knowingly. Much to Y/Ns surprise, Jughead ordered the same thing as her, and they ate their food and laughed at each other’s jokes. When the food was gone and everyone was tired, they all stood up deciding it was time to leave.
"It was very nice meeting you,” Veronica said, hugging Y/N again. “You should definitely hang out with us more often, or all the time. Preferably the second one.” she joked and Y/N laughed.
“Sit with us at lunch!” Kevin said, and Y/N smiled.
“Yeah, you’re always welcome.” Archie said.
“Well majority says I should so I guess I will!” Y/N said, and everyone smiled.
“Good, I’ll have someone to actually talk to.” Jughead said, and Y/N rolled her eyes and laughed.
“Yeah, yeah, yeah, we get it, you have no one to talk to because no one understand you and your humor.” She teased and he smiled. “Well Jughead, I think it’s safe to say we are friends now, so how about that hug?” she asked holding her arms open.
“If she gets him to do it, my whole life will have been a lie.” Kevin whispered to Veronica, but Archie and Betty heard it. They looked at eachother and nodded in agreement with Kevin.
“She’ll need a miracle to get him to..” Archie said.
“Come on Jones…” Y/N said, giggling. Jughead rolled his eyes and hesitantly walked forward, and wrapped his arms around Y/N.
“Oh my god.” Kevin said, and the whole group sat there in silence. Jughead pulled away slightly, his hands still around her waist.
“You know I was so convinced I wasn’t going to like you.” He said and Y/N rolled her eyes. “Damn was I wrong.”
“What changed your mind, Jones?” she asked, confidence laced in her voice.
“I’m not sure, but I’m glad it did.” he said. He leaned down, his eyes flickering from her eyes to her lips. She met him half way, and they kissed.
“OH MY GOD!” Kevin yelled. Jughead quickly pulled away, and they both turned bright red.
“I forgot they were there.” Y/N mumbled. Jughead collected himself and made his way to the door.
“Well I’ll see you guys tomorrow at lunch,” he said, waving. “Right Y/N?” he asked.
“Wouldn’t dream of missing it.” she called and he left. Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Kevin just sat there staring, and Y/N laughed. “Come on guys, close your mouths. You’re drooling all over Pops floor and I don’t think he appreciates it.” she said, laughing.
Nope, he’s definitely not as bad as I thought.