Riverdale Appreciation Week (and a half)
Day 7: Friendship
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I choose Betty and Kevin for my friendship!
I think this show has a lot of amazing friendships and I really enjoy the dynamics between pretty much everyone, but I choose Betty and Kevin because I think they have such a solid, drama free, supportive friendship. The show has been highlighting Kevin’s friendship with Veronica recently (Which I am all here for) but I really love his friendship with Betty. It seems like such an easy friendship to me. It’s obvious they have been friends for a while and they really care for and love one another.
So…here’s a little Kevin and Betty drabble.
Betty didn’t look up as her bedroom door opened. She assumed it was her mom coming to either put away her laundry or checking up on her. Whatever the reason, she didn’t even acknowledge her presence. It was her own private way of fighting back. Her mom could lock her in her room for as long as she wanted, but she couldn’t get Betty to talk.
Alice Cooper had figured out that Betty knew where Polly was staying and was punishing Betty for not telling her mom where she was. Betty knew that her mom would figure out that Polly was at the Lodge’s, but she wanted to give her sister as much space and time away from her mom as possible.
Betty yelled in surprise when someone jumped on her bed, half on top of her. She turned in surprise to see Kevin’s smiling face right next to hers.
“Kevin! You startled me. I thought you were my mom.”
“Well that explains the silent greeting.” Kevin rolled off of her and sat up. Betty followed suit and gave her friend a smile.
“How’d you get in here?” Betty asked. “My mom has me on lockdown”
“Honey, I’m the sheriff’s son. That opens a lot of doors.” Kevin said smugly and Betty gave him an unconvinced look.
“You’re dad isn’t exactly in my mom’s favor right now.” Betty said, thinking of how his dad was with the Blossom’s in the woods looking for Polly.
“Well, your mom is still at work and I told your dad I am here for a school project.” Kevin admitted. Betty reached over and pushed his shoulder.
“Hey, I wouldn’t be complaining. I am here to save you from complete and total boredom!”
“You’re right. Thank you. It would’ve been a really long Saturday without you.” Betty said
“How are you doing?” Kevin’s grin faded and he regarded her seriously.
“I’m fine” Betty shrugged noncommittally
“Betty…” Kevin wasn’t believing that for a second. “Look, we haven’t really had a chance to talk about everything that has happened, it’s all been happening so fast.”
“It has…I just, I don’t really know what to think about everything.” Betty sighed and looked at her friend. “Everything has changed. I don’t know who my parents are anymore, my sister is pregnant with her dead boyfriend’s baby, Jason was tortured and murdered by god know’s who, and our friends, everything feels different with them, like everything has shifted. I think you Kevin, are the only thing in my life that has stayed constant.” Betty took Kevin’s hand and squeezed. Kevin smiled and squeezed her hand back.
“And that’s not going to change anytime soon. I’ll always be here for you Bets, you know that. And I know everything’s changing, but it’s not all bad right? Veronica is new, but she’s a change for the better.”
“Yes, she is. I’m glad that she entered all of our lives.” Betty agreed
“And Jughead…” Kevin trailed off, wagging his eyebrows at her which made Betty laugh.
“Yes, he’s definitely a change for the better as well.”
“You know that I was very pro Archie, but I have to admit, after seeing how you and Jughead are together, I think that you two are a better fit.” Kevin said seriously
“I agree. I think Archie and I are better off as friends. And Jughead…he just understands me in a way that I don’t think Archie ever could.”
“See? Everything may be all new and upside down and confusing, but it’s not all bad right? Plus you’re going to be an aunt. That’s pretty exciting!”
“Yes it is. I just wish my parents shared in the excitement.” Betty couldn’t wait to meet her niece or nephew. The thought of the adorable little baby made her extremely happy, but it also brought a sick feeling to her stomach when she thought about how her parents didn’t want Polly to keep the baby and how the Blossoms wanted to steal the baby.
“We’ll figure it out, I promise Betty” Kevin tried to reassure her.
“Thanks Kev” Betty said. Although nothing had changed in her life, since talking about it with Kevin, Betty did feel better. He was right, everything wasn’t all bad, she had a lot of good things going for her. She was incredibly lucky to have such amazing friends who stood by her and supported her and were willing to do anything to help her. She was grateful for the boy in front of her. He was her solid, unchanging rock. Betty knew that no matter what happened, she would always have Kevin to rely on.
“Alright, enough serious stuff. Tell me all of the details”
“Details about what?” Betty asked, confused at the sudden change in topic.
“Tall, dark, and mysterious. Come on, I want all of the details about how that happened.”
“Okay” Betty laughed, finally catching on. “Well, it was after we went to see Polly…” Betty proceeded to tell Kevin every little detail about her and Jughead. For a little while, Betty forgot about her worries. For a little while, it was like she was just a normal teenager telling her best friend about the boy she liked. And for that, Betty was thankful for.