Reggie x Reader: Fingers and thumbs, baby. (Part II)
A/N: OMG your responses were amazing! Enjoy Part II <3 </p>
Warning: Slight Angst
Plot: When Reggie and (Y/N) have been bestfriends their whole lives but the universe had other plans.
Tell that sadist she
only have one more hour.
You ignored another text from Reggie, giving your red-headed
bestfriend your attention. The neon lights from Pop’s literally only made your
bestfriend more intimidating and unearthly. This week really passed by fast and before you knew it, it was a Friday and you are hanging out with Cheryl in your usual both in Pop’s while waiting for your other favorite person to arrive and pick you up.
“Is that cretin
annoying you again?”
“Cherryyy.” You whined knowing
where this conversation was going. Even with their mutual love for you, Reggie
and Cheryl just couldn’t seem to get along with each other. That’s why you had
to make sure you gave them equal attention which resulted to them having to
deal with sharing you every once in a while.
“Okay,” she sighed raising
her hands up in surrender. “This is
me,” Cheryl said as she folded her hands at the table neatly on top of
each other “, being nice.”
She mustered up a smile which quickly fell. “Now let’s stop talking about that dunce. I’m sure he was just
counting down the hours before he can have you for himself aguuuuhn.”
“Well, you did
lose the ‘rocks-paper-scissors’ on where I would be sleeping over this
weekend.” (Y/N) said as a matter of factly. It was truly comical to see
the two of the most intimidating figures of Riverdale high fighting over you in
a game of rocks-papers-and-scissors if you do say so yourself.
love and you know it.” Cheryl sipped on her – your milkshake – as if to prove her
point. She suddenly paused and looked up at you before squinting and placing a
red finger on her lips“Hmm, I
"What?” You did not like the
look on Cheryl’s face. You knew your bestfriend too well to know that whatever
is on her mind is probably anything but nice.
“I wonder why
he was so keen on letting you sleepover this weekend. Usually he always had
things to do with his other brainless groupies or his croonies that’s why you
always stay with me, so …”
changed?” Another pause before she flattered her eyelash on you. “Don’t you think..?”
“Don’t I think
what Cherry?” You asked, growing impatient by the minute.
She grinned mischievously.
“Don’t you think Mr. Mantle finally grew a brain and realized his one and
only love is in-front of him all this time?”
You couldn’t hide the blush on her face. Cheryl caught you too
off guard. “Cherry how many times
do I have to tell you we’re just friends!” You muttered, suddenly shy,
but you knew it was useless when Cheryl just rolled her eyes.
“Fool God, fool
the devil, but don’t try me, love.”
This time it was your time to roll her eyes. “I’m not fooling anyone, Cherry.”
“Not that i’m
totally on his side but what’s wrong with being with him anyway?” Cheryl completely
ignored you and your petty excuses. “He
is hot, rich, and have that football scholarship in the bag being the captain
of the Bulldogs and you have been together even before the two of us so I will
trust his faithfulness when it comes to you.”
“Plus if you do
get married and realize he sucks at the end you can always divorce him and live
with me in New York.”
‘were-just-friends” you wouldn’t have said no to my offer and that
university’s offer in New York if it wasn’t for him.“ She said, slamming
her hand on the table.
Case closed for Cheryl.
"Fool the devil, my darling. But "just friends” hell
even bestfriends, don’t do that.“
You stared at Cheryl to prove to her that there really was
nothing going on between you two but all she did was squint and you sighed in
defeat making her beam.
"Finally,” she smirked. “I was growing tired waiting for you
to tell mwah. When are you planning to confess?”
confessing, Cherry.” you sighed dragging the milkshake towards your direction and
“Why not?”Cheryl asked,
munching on a fry.
like me like that! And it’s fine. I’m pretty sure this … crush or whatever it
is will probably just pass.”
“Oh, honey, who
said anything about a crush? You’re in love with that simpleton. I don’t know
why but you are. And if he isn’t in love with you yet then he really is proving
everything I have been calling him right and you know how he hates it when i’m
just drop it, okay?” You nearly begged.
“What do you
have to lose?” She challenged.
lifelong friendship? The relationship I have spent my whole life protecting? My
dignity? My pride?”
“Touché’.” Cheryl threw an
unfinished fry at you and it would’ve hit you straight to the face if you
haven’t moved at the last second. “But
hon, you should at least try. Cause as much as confessing may sound like a leap
of faith, it would be better than regretting what you didn’t do, what you
"I know,” you sighed. “But it really is a hopeless case,
Cherry. I’d rather not waste my time and my friendship.”
“Look if you’re
not even gonna become the endgame why don’t you just leave with me to New York?
You got nothing left to lose.”
You glanced at her and she was seriously staring at you, ready
for this argument. “I can’t leave
“Why not? He’s
a big boy, (Y/N/N). He can take care of himself.” Cherry grabbed my
hand. “Stop surrounding your life
around him cause when he leaves you’d be left with nothing and i’d never allow
that to happen to you.”
You thought about it. Are
you really too dependable? Is it really the time to move on? Can you really
leave Reggie after spending the last eighteen years of your life with him?
“If …” you gripped
Cheryl’s hands tighter. “If all
goes to shit –”
“Oh, i’ll be
here, darling.” She gave me a sweet and comforting smile. “I’ll pick up the pieces.”
Your comfortable silence was broken by the familiar honk of a
familiar car. “Speaking of the
devil.” Cheryl sighed already taking her purse and placing too much
money on the table. You giggled as you crossed your arms with hers as you
walked towards Reggie who was leaning on his car.
ladies?” Reggie asked uncrossing his arms to remove his iconic letterman
jacket and place it on your shoulder.
You muttered a small “thanks,
would’ve been better if you didn’t graciously intervene, you ninny.”
“Cry me a river,
Cheryl rolled her eyes before looking at you who was already
safely tucked in Reggie’s car.
“Take care, love. Call me if it gets too boring in there.”
Cherry.” you giggled, waving slightly at her. “See you on Monday.”
She nodded before glaring at Reggie. “Take care of my (Y/N), you ditz.”
(Y/N), you psycho.” Reggie shot back before driving off.
You plopped down on Reggie’s new sheets as he placed his
letterman jacket on a chair. You seated yourself near his window to see the
stars.“Move aside, pup.”
he gently nudged you before lying next to you and wrapping your arms on your
waist as he used your tummy as a pillow.
You both sat in a comfortable silence with him just laying there
while you look outside while discreetly stealing glances. “Hey Reg–”
You were cut off when Reggie laughed at something at his phone.
You visibly frowned.
“Oh sorry, what
was that, pup?”
“What are you
laughing at?” You asked. He blushed.
name’s Veronica … I call her Ronnie- but that’s not the point. She’s …
really funny? I don’t know. I just …”
You held your breathe. Please
no. God no No, no, no, no–
“I think I
really like her.”
And just like that, all hopes, dreams, and every single crevice
in your heart was crushed and died.
“What …” you could barely
speak, your mouth too dry. The temptation to cry is too much.
“It’s just …
she gets me, y'know. She’s so different from other girls.”
You felt a pang in your heart. What about you? You get him –
hell, you get him more than anybody. What are you now?
You almost laughed.You
couldn’t believe you were now just part of the other girls. The other
forgettable, worthless, unimportant girls. The other girls that, once upon a
time, you were laughing at because they couldn’t get the one thing that they
wanted no matter how hard they tried because he was yours. But now, you are
unceremoniously shoved to the other girls you hated so goddamn much.
You looked away.
You swallowed whatever saliva was left in your mouth and cleared
your throat. “T-That’s great,
Reg.” You hastily wiped one tear that escaped.“Looks like I won’t be getting any texts from Geraldine or Sarah
or Melanie anymore, eh?”
He grinned at me but before he could fully see my face and see
something wrong I pushed a pillow on his face and he laughed, trying to get
away from me, giving me time to compose myself a bit.
“Yeah, I kinda
cleared the whole bench for her.”
to ruin something this great.”
He slowly crawled back to you and positioned himself once again.
You stroked his hair. “Me too,
Reg.” you almost sighed.
- Darry is not having it
- Soda and Steve are honestly running around and being little shits the first 20 to 30 minutes they are there
- the they go into store and Soda just HAS to model ALL the clothes
- Ponyboy goes to hot topic
- Ponyboy lives in hot topic
- Johnny kinda just follows him but ends up getting sidetracked when walking by hot dog on a stick
- JOHNNY LOVES THE CHEESE ON A STICK FIGHT ME ON THIS
- Pony goes to like coffee bean and orders a complicated drink
- Darry makes him get decaf
- Two is just making friends with everybody
- hangs out with the little kids at the kid playing area
- he eats like ten pretzels
- the girls at the mall are all literally following Soda and Steve EVERYWHERE
- one even made it into the men’s bathroom
- Pony sees Cherry
- she still doesn’t wave
- Darry finally gives up and is like oh whale and goes looking around the ‘dad’ stores like Brookstone and things like that (brookstone is the shit)
- Darry gets like hundreds of magnets
- He really likes magnets
- Dallas is kinda just hangin with Pony and Johnny until he sees someone he had some beef with
- then he is dangling that person over the escalator rail
- Dallas lowkey like hot topic but don’t tell anyone
- he also tried to flirt with girls
- ends up with ice cream on his head
- finally while Johnny was getting his cheese on a stick Dallas was talkin to a worker there and she was actually giving him a chance
- up until he said ‘Hey I saw this really nice set of lingerie over in that store how bout you get in there and model it for me?’
- he got cheese on his head too
- Steve and Soda shop at Abercrombie and they look like the models on the walls
- Pony walks around the hallmark store and laughing and crying at all the cards
- the elder birthday ones really get to him
- DALLAS LOVES THE PIZZA PRETZEL SO MUCH
- AND HE GETS CHEESE DIPPING SAUCE TO GO WITH IT
- Darry finally comes across them again and he is like oh shit
- make no eye contact
- then Soda yells
- 'DARE BEAR’
- ’…god damnit’
- Soda is wearing a flower crown that matches Steves
- Dallas is covered in food
- Pony is now #EMOtional
- Two but has a visor on and a Hawaiian shirt
- TBH Johnny is just enjoying his third cheese on a stick
- Darry would be mortified
- 'I ONLY KNOW THE KID WITH THE CHEESE ON THE STICK. THE REST OF YOU ARE COMPLETE STRANGERS.’
“we have to go. Come on Jughead, man everyone’s going, if we don’t show up the Serpents are gonna think we don’t care.” the lanky, blonde teen named Richie leaned lazily against the beat up pickup truck outside Jugheads trailer, impatiently swallowing down the rest of his beer.
Jughead Jones was bent over his motorcycle, a cigarette dangling lazily from between his lips as he peered around the engine “I don’t care what the rest of the Serpents think, we do enough for them anyway, we’ve been part of the gang for years now, we don’t need to hang out at those ridiculous bars. you go if you want, I’ve got stuff to do.”
Richie rolled his eyes, “I’m not going without you. We gotta go, come on just this one time, I’ll buy you all the burgers you want.” the tall blonde wiggled his eyebrows and shoved his mysterious friends shoulder.
Jughead straightened up and crossed his arms, raising a brow as Richie folded his hands and mock pouted, Jughead finally cracked a smile and shook his head “whatever. lets go,” he wiped the grease from his hands on his jeans as Richie stared incredulously at the tall, dark haired boy
“you cant go like that, you’ve gotta get changed. you’re covered in Grease.”
Jughead wrapped an arm around his friends shoulders putting him in a headlock “you scared of a little dirt Richie Rich?” he teased, tugging the blonde boy away as both the teenagers mounted their bikes, straightening their leather jackets, the snake shaped S displayed proudly on the back.
The Whyte Worm was one of the worst bars in Riverdale, it was located deep in the Southside and was nothing but a room filled with a broken down pool table and cheap décor, alcohol littering every corner, it was the kind of place Jughead absolutely hated but found himself in more often than he would like, he stood outside the wooden doors, his hands clenching into fists as he rolled his neck back, he hated this, all of it, being a serpent, keeping up appearances. It was exhausting and lately he found it harder to sit back and be nothing more than his fathers son, he just wanted to be Jughead Jones, whoever that was.
“come on, I bet they’ve got peanuts again.” Richie breezed past Jughead, his hands out as he headed into the bar. Jughead rolled his eyes again, slipping a cigarette in between his smirking lips. It was gonna be a long night.
the Worm was as crowded as always and Jughead instantly felt the familiar itch he always seemed to get in overpopulated spaces take over his body, the familiar crew was sprawled around the bar but there were a few unfamiliar faces as well. A red haired boy in a tight maroon Tshirt was leaning against the bar, his eyes trained on a girl with matching red hair and her friend, the friend had a fairly expensive pair of pearls on and both the girls were clearly drunk as they danced loosely to the old rock song playing through the juke box, his eyes shifted to a tall Asian boy with shoulders built for the football field, he was leaning close to someone who made something shift in Jugheads stomach.
She was something from an old 1950s noir movie, her silky honey blonde hair was left loose in perfect waves, her cherry red lips stood out against the porcelain of her skin and the startling bright green of her eyes, her body was built for sin and even underneath the tiny white dress she wore he could see curves that were made to be held. Beautiful didn’t even begin to describe it. Her fingers were tapping on the bar counter as she laughed at something the boy beside her said, she looked at ease, but the tension in her shoulders told a different story, unlike her drunk friends she seemed to be perfectly sober as she glanced around the bar and sipped on a water bottle.
“she’s something to look at huh?” F.P Jones was beside Jughead now, his hand laying heavy on his sons shoulder.
Jughead shook his fathers hand off “what’s she doing here?” he asked coldly. something like hurt flickered in the older mans eyes before he quickly covered it
“guess they just wanted to have night out, not much to do on the northside, everyone wants a taste of the southside every once in a while. but that one? the pretty blonde in the dress? as odd as it is, I think she fits in the best here.” he chuckled, slapping his hand to jugheads back before backing away and into the crowd.
By the time Jughead looked back to the bar the blonde was gone, her tall friend was chatting up some Serpents daughter by the bar. He glanced to the door and saw a swish of blonde hair and a flash of long legs, putting his cigarette out with the toe of his combat boot he took a deep breath and made his moves towards the door.
she was leaning against the wall, the water bottle still clutched between her hands as her head was resting on the dark red bricks, eyes closed and toes pointed. Jughead pulled another cigarette out and placed it in between his lips, wiping his sweaty palms on the pockets of his jeans, he leaned beside her on the wall
“nice night” he mumbled, the girl in the dress’ eyes snapped open and she stared confused at the leather jacket wearing boy
“sure is, I love summer nights.” she sighed dreamily
“I get that.” he smiled at her warm eyes, “ Jughead Jones. I’ve never seen you here before, you new to town?” Jughead smirked, puffing on his cigarette with twinkling eyes Betty giggled
“ I’m Betty Cooper, what do I not fit in?” she glanced down at her dress playfully “ maybe I should get a leather jacket.”
jughead grinned “ might not be such a bad idea.”
Betty smiled before glancing away “ my friends wanted to come, they love places like this. I don’t think.. Its not really my scene.” she shrugged slightly, her eyes coming up to meet his.
Jughead stared deep into her grassy green eyes, they were hauntingly beautiful, in a show of bravery he reached out for hand
“lets go then.” his eyes shifted to his motorcycle and Bettys followed, hers getting wide before she smiled slightly
“really? you’ll..you’ll take me?” he brought a hand to the back of his neck
“I don’t have a helmet or anything…” Jughead trailed off. with one final glance at the bar, Betty gripped the dark haired boys hand
“ come on Jughead Jones, the night is young.”
he laughed as the Beautiful blonde girl next door pulled him to the row of bikes.