Bughead Fic: Perception
Request by @choco-coco-loco : plz do one where Betty thinks Jughead is cheating on her so she goes out with some friends and gets really drunk and almost gets raped but Jughead comes immediately and helps
A/N: I’m so sorry that I haven’t been very active! I’ve been trying to settle into uni and I literally haven’t had any time over the last couple of weeks, thank you for being patient with me everyone <3
J: I can’t make it tonight, sorry:/ x
Betty felt a familiar numb feeling spread through her as she stared down at her phone screen. This was the third time in two weeks that Jughead had cancelled on her and she couldn’t help but feel suspicious. In fact, she thought this was practically confirmation of what she feared the most, that Jughead was cheating on her. He had moved to the Southside two months ago and, although they had promised each other that they wouldn’t let Riverdale’s civil war tear them apart, the inevitable was happening. Betty understood that Jughead now had ‘responsibilities’ as a Southside Serpent, but she couldn’t understand how those ‘responsibilities’ included Toni Topaz. While Betty was the perfect girl next door, Toni was the opposite. She was fascinating and dangerous and Betty knew that she had had her eye on Jughead ever since he moved to the Southside, she was hardly subtle.
Betty felt as though she was drowning. All the pressure was finally pushing her under the surface, no wonder that Jughead was turning away, there was no point in drowning along with her. For two months she had tried to balance her life but she was slipping closer and closer to the edge and she was exhausted. When Jughead met her half way everything worked, they were stronger together, but she couldn’t do everything herself. She at least thought he would have the decency to end it rather than sneak around behind her back.
She snatched up her phone and, ignoring the text from Jughead, she messaged her best friend Veronica Lodge, she needed a distraction.
B: You up for going out tonight? I need a distraction, don’t ask x
V: Hell yeah! Let me text Josie x