Why Him? || Jughead Jones
Prompt from anon: MAYBE ONE WHERE THE READER WALKS IN ON JUGHEAD AND BETTY KISSING AND SHES LIKE V E R Y HURT CAUSE SHES LIKED JUGHEAD SINCE THEY WERE LIKE SIX AND BETTY KNEW THAT (IM NOT SCREAMING AT YOU MY CAPS LOCK THINGY IS BROKEN)
A/N: Sign me tf up for angst omfg. Also this is really short but I hope you like it!!
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As you drove the short distance to Betty’s house, container of hot chicken noodle soup resting on the floor on the passenger’s side, you wondered what illness the blonde could’ve had.
Betty had gone home immediately after school, saying that she felt sick. You knew Betty rarely got sick and you wanted to help her out. She was one of your closest friends. You told her everything and vice versa. So what kind of friend were you if you didn’t take care of her?
You parked the car in the Coopers’ driveway and walked up to the front door, knocking on it gently. When you didn’t get an answer, you knocked again. No response.
You decided to try and see if the door was unlocked. It was. With a creak, the door opened and you stepped inside the house. It wasn’t unusual for you to let yourself into the Coopers’ house and vice versa. Your two families were basically… well… one big family. Betty was like your sister. You placed the container soup on the counter and and began the trek upstairs.
Thinking Betty was up in her room resting, you quietly walked up the stairs, hoping you weren’t disturbing her. You got to her door and opened it without knocking.
“Hey, I know you’re sick and—” you began but stopped when you saw Betty heavily making out with someone on her bed.
The two of them sprung apart and you covered your eyes with your hand before you could see who was kissing the blonde.
“Oh, God, sorry!” you exclaimed, blushing furiously. “I didn’t realize you had company.”
Who was it? Archie? Veronica?
You heard a chuckle and you froze.
You knew that laugh.
You removed your hand from your eyes and your heart sank at what you saw. Betty and Jughead sitting on the her bed together. They had obviously been making out. If you catching them in the act wasn’t proof enough, both of their lips were swollen.
“Great timing, Y/N.” Jughead joked, smiling cheekily.
You knew he meant no harm by the comment, but it stung just the same. You turned your attention to Betty, who wasn’t smiling. She was looking down guiltily, avoiding eye contact with you. Jughead’s smile faded as he realized you weren’t laughing.
“You knew,” you said softly to Betty, and she looked up at you.
Tears welled up in your eyes.
“For ten years. You knew. And you still…” you trailed off, knowing if you continued you would start crying.
Jughead looked back and forth at you and Betty, confused. He got up.
“Y/N, what’s the matter?” he asked, walking towards you.
You quickly shook your head, backing away. Jughead stopped, hurt at the fact you were trying to get away from him.
“N-Nothing, I-I was just shocked to see you two together, that’s all.” you said, surprised you were able to keep your voice steady.
Jughead rose his eyebrow at you.
“I don’t think—” he began but was cut off by you shaking your head again.
“No, it’s fine, Jughead, don’t worry about it. Trust me. Um, I’ll see you guys at school, alright?” you said, your voice cracking on the last word.
You dashed out of the room and down the stairs, grabbing your keys from your pocket. You heard fast footsteps behind you.
“Y/N, wait!” Betty exclaimed.
You ran faster as you rushed out of the door, quickly unlocking your car door, getting in. You heard shouts of your name but they were nearly deafened by the sound of your heartbeat. You shakily put the key in the ignition before the car roared to life. A bang on the passenger side’s window was the last thing you heard before you backed out of the driveway and onto the street, tires screeching hideously as you sped away.
You drove home, tears streaming down your face as the loud music blared with one question on your mind for your “soul sister.”
Why him? Why Jughead?
A/N: Gotta love angst. Hope you enjoyed!! Send me feedback!!
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