Okay, aside from the fact that i literally stalked your blog looking for more and more bughead fics, i just wanna say that your writing is amazing! Also, a prompt (if you're still taking them) - Jughead and betty both head off to college and meet each other after being apart for quite some time! *Goes back to obsessing over bughead, and cole sprouse*
Thankyou so much! And actually I love this one I’ve been itching to do a grown up bughead, in this one they have graduated college and have careers!
Betty smiled softly as she dismissed her classroom.
“Alright my loves, I’ll see you all tomorrow! Don’t forget tomorrow is Friday, movie day! so wear your most comfortable pjs.”
The first graders, jumped from their seats, heading to the door, but not before stopping for a hug or high five from their favorite teacher.
“Bye miss Cooper!”
“Bye guys.” Sighing as her last student left she leaned against her desk, a content smile on her face.
She loved her job. Being the first grade teacher at Riverdale elementary was not what her mother had in mind, but she loved her students and she loved riverdale. Always had.
She lived in a tiny apartment, smack dab in the middle of the town, her sister lived with her husband just fifteen minutes away and Ronnie came to visit every month.
She was happy, she had everything she could have wanted.
“Except a man.”
She laughed at her inner Veronica.
Veronica was constantly trying to set Betty up, sure she had gone on dates, but no one matched up.
“You’re 25 B, don’t you want babies of your own? A husband?”
She would just shake her head and smile at Veronica. Veronica was happily married to the head of a successful building company. They lived together in California. She didn’t have kids yet but Betty was pretty sure that was in the near future.
“When the right guy comes along I’ll know, for now I’m okay. I’ve got you don’t I?” Betty would giggle.
She hadn’t had a serious boyfriend since…
Well you know who.
Jughead jones, love of her young life.
They had been going strong all of junior and senior year, but when it came time for college Jughead had gone off to Chicago, they tried long distance but with hectic schedules it just never worked out.
She thought about him a lot though. What was he doing now? Did he have a wife? Was he a father? She always thought he would be a great father. She knew he was writing, she had three copies of his first novel.
Closing her eyes for a second she smiled. It didn’t help to think of the past, but sometimes it was an easy distraction.
Turning back to her desk she started gathering her papers. She had quite a bit of coloring to grade.
Jughead stepped out of his car and took a deep breathe.
He hadn’t been back here since the summer of senior year.
The air smelt fresh, and the quiet chatter of the residents walking home from work was a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of Chicago.
Jughead was a writer now, fairly successful if he did say so himself, he had his own magazine business.
He mainly worked from home, all of his workers emailing him their articles and photos, while he worked on writing his next novel.
Chicago wasn’t working for him not anymore.
There was nothing for him there.
Riverdale was his home, even when he had been homeless he felt safe here.
He was a loner, always had been.
In his last year of college he had met a girl. She was great, funny, smart and beautiful.
They dated three months before Jughead called it off.
Surprisingly enough , out of all her amazing attributes , she was missing one major one.
She wasn’t Betty Cooper.
He had no idea where Betty was or what she was doing, she could be living in Paris for all he knew, but being here in riverdale, it brought back all those memories, the good and the bad.
He remembered the day he left, the way he held onto her so tight, he shouldn’t have let go.
Shaking his head of all those thoughts he made his way into pops, god he missed this place.
After hugging the man in charge and pops offering him anything he wanted on the house, his eyes zeroed in on his old booth, it was empty and he was sitting in it, laptop out, before he even had the chance to blink.
Sliding the burger in front of Jughead, pops smiled
“Somethings never change.”
He smiled, taking a huge bite of his burger before returning to his laptop, suddenly the bell chimed , and his eyes glanced up to see who had come in.
He dropped his burger on the plate, eyes wide and jaw slack.
It was Betty Cooper.
And damn did she look good.
Her silky blonde hair had grown long, and was resting in beautiful waves half way down her back, the curves he had been lucky enough to explore as a teenager were enhanced and accentuated by the little yellow sundress she wore showing off her long tan legs. Her pouty smile was present showing off her dimples as she waved a graceful hand to pops.
She was even more beautiful than he remembered.
Suddenly a little boy, had run up to her and she was squatting on the ground speaking to him and tweaking his nose before squeezing his shoulder as he ran away. She was always amazing with children.
As she made her way to pops, he finally felt the nerves he had been waiting for. He wanted to hide behind his laptop, but he also wanted to grab her and carry her away forever.
She was leaning against the counter talking to pops when suddenly she had whipped around , bright green eyes connecting with his ocean blue.
Her eyes widened, and a grin broke out on her face, before she made her way over to him.
“Jughead jones.” She said laughing sliding into the booth across from him.
“Betty Cooper” he smiled , before it slipped off of his face “sorry, I don’t know if Cooper is still your last name” his eyes glanced down at her slender fingers sighing in relief when he noticed she didn’t have a ring on.
“It’s still Cooper, although these days I usually go by ms. Cooper” she laughed
His eyes brightened
“You’re a teacher!”
Smiling proudly ,she answered
“First grade, riverdale elementary! And you’re a writer, I bought your first novel, it was amazing.”
He blushed looking down at his laptop
“Thanks bets, and I always knew you would work with children. I mean you had to deal with me all through high school, you have the patience of a saint.”
“You weren’t so bad.” She winked.
Pops placed a strawberry milkshake in front of her, smiling and walking away.
She stuck her finger in the whip cream looking up at him.
“Just like old times right?”
He looked at her and nodded, a curious expression on his face.
As Betty stuck the straw in her milkshake , she started
“So what are you doing in riverdale? Stopping in for a visit of the old alma matter?”
“No, I think I’ll be sticking around here for a while.”
She looked up catching his eyes and staring into them
“Oh, so do you have a place?”
“Yeah I’m shacked up in the Riverdale apartment s for now.”
She grabbed his wrist excitedly
“That’s where I live! We’re practically neighbors!”
He couldn’t help the excitement he was feeling.
“Oh yeah? Well maybe you can help me unpack, you know how I am with organization.” He shrugged sheepishly
She was nodding like a crazy person, the gorgeous smile still present on her face
“Definitely! We can do that tonight!”
He smiled, matching hers.
“It’s a date!”
She blushed and went back to her milkshake.
He wasn’t going anywhere, not this time.
He was gonna get the girl. And he was gonna keep her.