She was achy, her eyes were killing her and the constant thrum in her head was just a friendly reminder that she had cried herself to sleep last night, and was now paying the consequences.
She was sure she didn’t look that great either. Her normal put together look was just not gonna happen today, she was too damn tired. Running a hand through her messy ponytail, she sighed, buttoning the blouse she had on, holding her hands to her heart. How did she get here?
She had never thought he would hurt her, she trusted him. He knew how important that trust was to her, so how could he do this?
The “he” in question was none other than her boyfriend of six months, Jughead jones.
Leaning against her locker, gently resting her head on the cool metal grates she closed her eyes. She was early and she allowed herself a minute to enjoy the quiet of the empty halls. She had to wake up practically an hour early to avoid Jughead, he always walked her to school and she couldn’t even look at him right now.
Thinking of the beanie wearing boy, her eyes welled with unshed tears, she loved him. She was so stupid. She should have learned, it was nearly impossible to love her. Archie had made that clear, and now the picture in her phone of Jughead and Sabrina spellman further cemented that fact.
She had been having an amazing day, cherrleading with Ronnie, manicures with Kevin. She settled into her bed content and happy last night.
That was until she received a picture message from Cheryl blossom with the words
“I know we aren’t besties, but I wanted you to see it from me first. Sorry girl.”
Attached to it was a picture of Jughead kissing the short haired blonde in a booth at pops, it was taken from a distance so it was a bit blurry, the beanie was visible and the curvy blonde was recognizable from any distance.
Obviously he didn’t care about her at all,he didn’t even try to hide. It all happened right there at pops, she was humiliated, heart broken and just sad.
Suddenly students started filtering in and she lifted her head from the locker. Immediately she noticed the looks, people were staring at her whispering. Holding her head high, she clutched her books to her chest. They wouldn’t win, not with her.
Suddenly the front doors slammed open and jughead stood feet away from her, he looked almost worse than she did, the blood shot eyes, dirty flannel and missing beanie.
Woah. She had only seen him without a beanie a few times and that was never in front of other people. She wasn’t going to stand here and admire his mess of black waves though, she had to go. Get out of this hallway. Turning on her heel, she took off, shoulders slumped and tears steaming. She heard his heavy, quick footsteps behind her.
“Betty, bets, please. Talk to me, you wouldn’t answer any of my messages last night and when I came over your dad said you wouldn’t see me, I have to explain, please let me explain.” He was pleading. She could hear it in his voice. Jumping to stand in front of her he reached for her face “bets” she flinched away. All she could see was that damn picture.
“Just…just leave me alone.” She whispered
“Betty.” He choked out.
Suddenly she was ushered into a classroom and was being embraced by the gorgeous raven haired girl she was lucky enough to call her best friend.
“It’s not what you think B, I was there I saw it all. That skank pretty much jumped him. I know it looks horrible, but you have to believe him. He loves you.”
Betty couldn’t comprehend all this. It was too much
“ I have to go, class is starting. Thank you Ronnie.” She walked out the door.
Maybe she was right, maybe it was all a misunderstanding. But could she let her heart be that vulnerable? She’d allowed her heart to be destroyed by Archie, she couldn’t let that happen again.
Walking into her chemistry class, she took a deep breathe, she forgot. She sat next to Jughead in this class. The room went quiet as she took her seat. Everyone was waiting for her to explode. Fortunately for her, her family had taught her to only explode on the inside.
As soon as professor flute started speaking, Jughead turned to her.
“ I am so sorry baby.” She straightened a bit, he only ever called her baby when he was scared.
“I didn’t even realize it was happening. One second she’s asking for my ketchup and the next she’s sitting there, talking to me, touching me. Than before I knew it she attacked me. I’m such an idiot. I shouldn’t have let her get that close, I don’t think. I’m the biggest asshole in the world. But I promise you, I did not kiss her. I would never. I.. betty .. please you have to know how much I love you.”
She looked into his eyes finally, her heart ached when she noticed the tears in her eyes.
“She’s beautiful juggie.” She whispered
His eyes widened and he shook his head, placing his hand under her chin
“Betty.. don’t you get it? You’re everything.”
Her eyes closed and she let the tears hit his palm.
“I love you Jughead. I can’t.. I can’t let you break my heart.. I don’t..”
“No.” he said drawing the professors eyes towards his. Even the old man seemed to realize this couldn’t wait “No Betty. That’s not me, I will never break your heart. Not on purpose. You know me, I would rather die than hurt you. You’re so beautiful and good and kind I… God please don’t leave me. ”
She closed her eyes when she felt his tears hit her arms, that he was gripping.
“I believe you ” she finally breathed out, grabbing his hand.
Almost all of the tension he was holding in was instantly released. “Thank you, thankyou so much.”
“I’m gonna kill Sabrina, you know that right?” She said her face hard as stone.
“If it makes you feel any better, I pretty much lost it on her, called her a few choice names and then very gently shoved her out of the booth.”
Betty laughed, leaning into her boyfriend.
“That’s nothing compared to when I see her.”
“I know, I expect nothing less.”
Looking into his eyes, she saw the love shining through them, it made her heart flutter
“I love you Jughead.”
He dropped his lips to hers, with the brightest smile she had ever seen he whispered
“Not nearly as much as I love you Betty Cooper.”
As soon as there lips touched each other’s the class erupted into simultaneous
And professor flute cleared his throat effectively ruining the moment.
“Now if we can continue.” He raised a pointed brow towards the couple.
Swinging his arm over Betty, Jughead smiled at the teacher