Summary: It’s Mother’s Day, and Jughead doesn’t know if he should call Gladys Jones or not. After all, didn’t she turn her back on him?
A/N: Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there! Thanks for being the light of our lives, our role models, and our support. Love you!
Jughead Jones sits on the bed of the Spellman’s second guest room, well, his room, trying to make a decision that, in any other case, wouldn’t require so much thought.
But Jughead was Jughead, and he always managed to be different.
He shifts his palm over the black sheets with a thread count of 600, and puts his head back on the matching, fluffy pillows. The Spellmans may live in the South Side of Riverdale, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t well-to-do.
Jughead finds it ironic. That his Serpent jacket sits in his closet, among a variety of coats and jackets, (which, over a year ago, he wouldn’t have had) while he enjoys Eggo waffles and uses their Tresemme conditioner every morning. He knows some other Serpents resent him slightly for that, but they owe his father everything, so they keep their mouths shut.
He bites his lip.
It’s Mother’s Day.
He and Sabrina have already showered Mrs. Spellman with a Sunday Brunch, flowers, and gift coupons. Sabrina’s made the obligatory instagram post, a picture of the three of them, where Diana Spellman is looking at Jughead like he’s her own son. He’s lived with them for all of six months, and they’ve treated him like he’s a Spellman.
Even though he can’t bring himself to call his foster mother ‘mom’, he knows she’s done more for him than Gladys Jones ever has.
Despite that, Gladys Jones is still his mother, still someone who’s shaped him to be who he is today, and he’s deliberating whether to call her up. He hasn’t talked to her for a while- not since he found out that she said ‘No’ to Social Services when they asked her to take him in.
Jug closes his eyes and picks his phone up, wondering whether he should call Betty for advice.
Archie looking to see if anyone is watching before he gives Jughead a small peck in the hallway before class. Jughead does the same when they’re at Pop’s or at his dad’s trailer.
Jugheadcoming into the bathroom to kiss Archie on the cheek while Archie is brushing his teeth.
They only occasionally leave hickey’s on each other. So when Betty says something to Archie about him having a mark on his neck, everyone at the lunch table gets all wide eyed then stares at Jughead for a solid minute.
“What? Just cause I’m ace doesn’t mean I don’t know how to give a hickey every once and a while. Kevin, close your mouth, you’re letting the flies get in.”
When Archie is having a really good day he’ll rub his thumb over Jughead jaw before pulling him closer.
When Archie is having a Bad Time, Jughead will pepper kisses all over his face until he cracks a grin. If that doesn’t work then Jughead will just pick up his hand and kiss Archie’s knuckles very gently.
If Jughead is in a bad mood then Archie will press a kiss on top of his head over the beanie.
“Maybe if I give your beanie some love then it will magically seep into your brain and cheer you up… idk it could work. Don’t laugh at me, I’m being serious, Jug.”